Thursday, 2 September 2010

OWL 18





This fabulous tree is from Waltzingmouse Asian Gardens and I thought it would be perfect for Susan's challenge OWL #18 which this week is a Tree Challenge.

I love the shape of the trunk, which you stamp separately and I tried to add a little dimension by inking it and then sitting it over a bark stamp to get some lines across it.  I know a comb swiped across works well , probably lots better than my method as I think this just looks badly inked....... ah well!

I've stamped one of the single 'leaves' stamps, cut it out and popped it up on a foam dot to add a little detail. Then using my Scor-Pal embossed the 1/4" frame around the card.

So there you have it, my one CAS card for this week!  I'll be back tomorrow with Andria and the DT girls from AnnaBelle Stamps. We have a very important birthday to celebrate and we're doing it with a blog hop........You should  pop by, Andrea will have a prize on offer. 

Hope to see you then..............

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17 comments:

Bahb said...

Wow, I thought I had seen every tree stamp there was, but this is a new one to me.Whatever you thought you did wrong about the trunk.......it's only "wrong" if someone has seen that tree IRL and knows what the shape usually is. Even then, all sorts of anomalies happen to trees, as to humans, and the shape you showed may be the best there is. Love it! :-)

Shirley-anne said...

Sweet little cas card Sue . Love the shading around bottom of tree trunk . Something I can't seem to manage well.

Kerrie said...

Nice....

Sammi said...

This is lovely! I do love your new blog look too! It's GREAT!!
Sammi
xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a lovely, zen feeling card!

Theresa said...

Great one layer card with the tree. Love Susan's challenge.
Am watching for your fun stuff this weekend...such a teaser

Laurel said...

I love the scored frame... Your card is beautiful.

Jennie said...

Nice CAS design Sue! Love that tree :o)

Susan said...

Lovely tree...haven't seen that one before. I love the way the trunk of the tree looks! It looks "real"....thanks for sharing!

joanne wardle said...

stunning tree! great card

Patti said...

Now that is one cool tree! Looks like a tree in a fantasy movie... very cool!

Colleen said...

Sue,
Great tree! I love the look

Susan Raihala said...

Oh what a gorgeous tree! And I love how you've grounded it (I sooo can't do that convincingly) AND how you framed it with the ScorPal! Beautiful card!

Juls said...

very stylish!!! Love the CAS look! Hugs Juls

mustavcoffee said...

Hi, what a beautiful card, love the shape of it, almost a bonsai. I can't see any thing wrong with the bark it all looks, just right :D xx

PetraB said...

It looks absolutely amazing, love the way you gave depth to your card.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, gorgeous tree! Love the Asian look here!