Monday, February 7, 2011

Thankful Spring Tree

Happy Monday, everyone! There is a new sketch challenge at StampTV and we would love to have you play along. I used The Giving Tree to make my card, using the sketch.  I also played along with the OCC challenge this week to make a tree card using a clean and simple (CAS) design.

Here is the STV sketch. I used score lines to bring in the diagonal elements, rather than additional layers, to keep mine more CAS.

I started by cutting the Pure Luxury Ivory oval using Petite Oval Nestabilities and sponged, while still in the die, with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. 

Then I sponged Memento Lulu Lavender. 

Sponged Memento Grape Jelly. 

Stamped the tree, from The Giving Tree, using Stazon Jet Black ink. 

Added the small oak leaves, stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves. 

I added some shadows under the tree using my Copic markers, YG91 and N1. 

Added some wisps of grass using YG93. 

I stamped the sentiment off to the side of the tree, also with Stazon Jet Black. For the lavender layer, I used Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender and sponged the edges with Memento Lulu Lavender. Then I scored the corners using my Scor-Buddy. The cardbase is Ivory.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful day!

18 comments:

Tina Gilliland said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

Donna Hanley said...

Absolutely Beautiful.

lasona said...

I love your blog, there is so much heart givin in your inspiration. Thank you so much for taking the time to do the tutorials. I look forward to visiting your blog daily. I am always blown away with your artwork. God Bless.
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Janeen said...

Hi Theresa,
Just saw this on STV and wanted to tell you how lovely it is and what a nice take on the sketch. Thank you

Renee said...

Wow this is just gorgeous! I love your color combos. hugz n blessings.

Patti J said...

Your CAS cards just take my breath away. Every time! Another masterpiece, dear girl! Thanks for sharing!!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

AHHHHH-lovely!

Payne Holler Cards said...

sooooo lovely!

Denise said...

This is just beautiful, I love, love, love the colors!

Tejal said...

Just serenely beautiful. I love how you illustrate each step and the card doesn't look so difficult anymore!
Thanks a bunch!

Carla Murphy said...

Beautiful! You make it look so easy. =)

Sheree said...

What a beautiful card!! Yoaur color choices are great!

carla said...

So beautiful !

Vicki said...

Just gorgeous!!! I love the colors you used! The BG is stunning and the diagonal lines on the base are a great way to do the sketch with out adding layers! Beautiful Bow as well. Thanks so much for joining us this week on the OCC.

Sue McRae said...

Such a pretty card! Love the soft purples with the green and the diagonal score lines add nice texture.

Kristin said...

This is truely GORGEOUS!!! The shading you did on the tree is really amazing and the diagonal stripes are perfect to this CAS card. Really great job on the CAS Branching out challenge here at OCC. Thanks for playing along!

Lori Rider said...

This is so beautiful - your sponging is just amazing! I love the scored lines and the gorgeous bow to set off your fabulous tree image - wonderful job on the OCC challenge and thanks so much for joining us!

Diane Gilbert said...

WOW, this is GORGEOUS! I love the colors you used for this beauty! The shading is perfect and the layout is clean & simple! Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' this week!