Thursday 13 September 2012

More trees

There is an area of Sherwood Forest that I drive through whenever I visit my Dad, on the A616 between Edwinstowe and Budby, here (twirl around 360 degrees to see all the trees). I often marvel at the different colours, and Nature provides a feast for the eyes, especially when the sun is shining. At the moment there are so many shades of green, brown and gold, and when I drove up last weekend it inspired me to make a card.
 I didn't quite get the perspective right, as the fir trees look much further away than I intended! The track going into the distance was inspired by Michelle Zindorf. It is something I have seen her do with torn paper a couple of times. All stamps are by Inkylicious except for the dotty ones I used for the leaves on the trees (from Lavinia stamps), and the dragonfly (from Crafty Individuals). The inks were Adirondack, applied with my Ink Dusters and the dragonfly was stamped onto fantasy film.
As it is another tree scene I am entering this into the Craft a Scene challenge (My second entry)
Well, it looks like I'm getting plenty of blogging time this week, but all my posts were half written at the weekend, when the cards were made. I am almost ready to start packing for Rwanda - just a few last minute things to prepare. I will post more details at the weekend about it. I will have my tea now - just got back from a governors meeting. Thanks for looking!


Paula (PEP) said...

Your range of colours looks super - these are the colours fast approaching the Beacons too. Love your dragonfly in the foreground.
Paula (PEP)

Lisa Jane said...

Oh its a fabulous scene .. gorgeous colours . and i love the dragonfly..
Lisa x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card, I love the tracks across the field.

Sue x

brenda said...

Oh my goodness Sal, where do I start with this one, that blue sky as far as the eye can see, the freshly harvested barley field and a slight hint of autumnal colours on the trees in the foreground. Fabulous.

Thanks so much for sharing another piece of your lovely landscape work with us at Craft a Scene challenge this month.

B x

Paula Whittaker said...

A perfect piece of ink/stamp work.

Helen in the UK said...

Great colour and loved the map link you provided :)

lisa said...

I know that spot well, Sally but we haven't been for a few years. Your trees are lovely, a hint of Autumn but still nice and Summery with that lovely sky.
Bet you are getting excited for your trip now.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Lisax

craftimamma said...

Another fabulous little scene Sally ..... you are soooo good at these and I know exactly where that link takes us, :D, and I know first hand how evocative your card is of the area. As a matter of fact I drove up and down that stretch twice last weekend to take the dog to the kennels for a 3 night stay ..... he's been an even more manic pain in the bum since he came home, lol!

In case I don't get chance to drop by again before you leave, have a wonderful visit to Rwanda and I'll look forward to lots of pics and the details when you get back. Safe journey!

Lesley Xx

Lynne K said...

Stunning scene, Sally, wonderful colours. I'm jealous of the blue sky - rain and more rain up here lately! But plenty of colour when we do get some sun. Some of the leaves are already starting to turn. x

Scrap Affair said...

Sally, this card took me back to my chilhood, such warm and fond memories. Love your card!Thanks for sharing with at at Craft a scene.

NancyD said...

Sally this is such a great scene and wonderful story to go with it. Have a great time on your trip! Thank you for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

Ruth said...

Sally, this is absolutely wonderful in every detail! Ruth x

Deanna said...

What a beautiful scene and story. Love the fall colors and the blue skies. Have a wonderful trip :)

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous scene and a beautiful story. Love your field with the tracks going through it and all the trees are so pretty. Thank you for sharing another card with us at Craft a Scene!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is gorgeous, I think I could just sit and look at it, a beautiful scene, well done.

If I don't comment before you go to Rwanda, have a great time and be good!

stampinganja said...

What a great card! So true, that driving through the country is so pretty especially now! Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Sally,
ah quite a cracker this card think you look too hard too long and dont see the wood for trees!! argh, sorry ad pun but all nonsense aside it is great card and great colours and making top three means you are not all right in your criticism..
Noticed you have wonderful bogging friends I call those who join my wodnerful encouragers - have decided to that by the way encourage you!!
Enjoy your time in Rwanda I have very good friends over there who are missionaries with AIM.
Just about to take more of a wander around your blog - God bless and keep you safe in your travels, Shaz in oz.x

Elaine said...

What a beautiful card Sally, just the kind if ink work I love. I have enjoyed reading about your trip to Rwanda too, sounds like the trip will leave you with very special memories. Elaine x