Saturday, August 23, 2008

Swirly Tree


I fell in love with this tree image by Odd Bird Planet the moment I saw it! I've been on a trees kick lately, perhaps with the autumn season quickly creeping up on us! Kelly's Tree is the perfect little whimsical tree for creating a scene for your creatures, and it's also perfect left alone.

What I love about this card is the way the patterned papers match so well!! I was using some scrap Christmas paper I had lying around. Green swirly Christmas paper with sort of a gold iridescent sheen to it. I thought the swirls would look perfect with the swirly-looking tree. Then I pulled out my SU! Apple Cider patterned papers, thinking I'd use it for a background or something, and I noticed the brown paper's swirls. The two papers look like they came from the same line! I love it when things match up like that!

Hope you enjoy the card! And don't forget that you have until Sunday at midnight to participate in the Limelight Sketch Challenge. Well, you can play along after then, but you won't be eligible for the prize! SEE THIS POST FOR DETAILS!!

Stamps: Kelly's Tree, Happy Birthday (Whimsy) (OBP). Paper: Bazzill Basics Parakeet, Basic Black, SU! Apple Cide DP, GP White. Ink: Palette Noir. Accessories: Pop-up Dots, Yellow Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Bronze Kaisercraft Rhinestones.

8 comments:

Karen from PA said...

I love the paper pieced tree!!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

So cool! I love the pp on the tree.

Conni Frankl said...

very cute, love that you used Designer paper for the tree!
C

JessicaLynn said...

How adorable!! Thank you for sharing your original art.

Jessica Lynn

Stacey Schafer said...

i'm liking this tree! and so glad I stopped by to remind myself to do your sketch challenge!

Jacquie said...

Hi there Mandy, great card, as always! Hope you and your family are well! I have an award for you on my blog! Hope you like it! Take care!

Lisa H. said...

what a fun and easy card. I love the paper pieced trees! great colors too.

Jennifer Love said...

Oh this is just a great card! Love it!