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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Wouldn't you love.... be sitting under this tree on a warm sunny day reading a good book?! We in the North sometimes get a little jealous of all of you living in the South when it's winter time!! LOL But I wouldn't trade the way Spring follows Winter here for any other climate (ask me next year when Winter is just getting rolling!)

STAMPS: tree - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, GARDEN sheet ~ words, bkgd - Stampin' Up!

INKS: Adirondack reinkers in Willow and Lettuce, SU markers in Olive Green and Chocolate Chip, clear embossing ink, Staz-On Timber Brown

SUPPLIES: SU picture hanger hardware and brad, green rivets, Cropadile, small brass brads, white grosgrain ribbon, fine twine, corner rounder punch, SU blender pen, water spritz bottle, clear embossing powder, file folder

TECHNIQUE: bkgd is Technique Junkies Background Smoosh Resist from the 02/09 newsletter

NOTES: to get the varigated colors in the foliage I used a blender pen and the olive marker ink I had scribbled on a sheet of plastic to color the whole thing, then went over the lower areas with the marker directly, using the fine point to follow existing lines, then used some Willow reinker, spritzed with water, and a paintbrush to fill in some paler yellowy green areas near the top ~ background cs is actually a light and a dark brown, not black like it appears on screen

Thanks for checking in and enjoy the rest of your day :o)


Stampin_melissa said...

Gorgeous Nancy!! I love the warm feel of this card.

Evelyn S. said...

Is this card a 'standard' size....or one of your larger ones? Just wonderful!

leenda said...

Beautifully done! I love all of your extra details w/the matting!

Manna said...

This is very beautiful! Love the layout on this one!