Sunday, 2 December 2012

Tree-mendous December at Stamping Sensations

It is the first Sunday of the month and time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations. Our theme this month is Tree-mendous, and yes, I did pester to have this theme!
 I thought it would be a good one for December, as it could be a Christmas card, or it might be a card for virtually any other occasion! I created a scene using a tree stamp from our sponsor this month, Visible Image and although I put Christmas Greetings on it, I think it  would be suitable for most occasions. I used my ink dusters and my current favourite set of Adirondack inks (Peach Bellini, Mountain Rose, Eggplant and Denim) I also brushed  a few blobs of glitter glue over the water.
I also made another Christmas card, this time featuring a rather gorgeous tree from  Inkylicious.
I used distress inks in Bundled sage and Tea Dye for the background, and stamped the tree in Vintage photo. I added a mixture of gems, pearls and blobs of copper tulip paint. The sentiment is also from Inkylicious.
Of course, if you are super organised and have finished your Christmas cards, then you could do a tree card suitable for a birthday or other occasion. When you have just pop it on the challenge blog and we will pop over and visit you. Check out the makes from my DT buddies, and the huge bundle of gorgeous stamps from our Sponsor, Visible Image, also on the challenge blog! Thanks for looking!


Cath Wilson said...

Stunning tree scene there, Sally - love it and love your Christmas tree, too x

Taniaj said...

Wow stunning card love it Txx

Ruth said...

These are gorgeous cards - I know how you love your trees and you also know how to use them! Ruth x

Sandy Ang said...

so beautiful and elegant your cards

Sue said...

These are both gorgeous Sally, I love that Inkylicious tree stamp x

Lynne K said...

Fantastic cards, Sally! Gorgeous scene, and the Inkylicious tree is just stunning. Love that colour scheme. x

brenda said...

Great reflective stamping on the first one Sally and I love the elegance of the tree on the second.

B x

craftimamma said...

Ha! FINISHED MY CHRISTMAS CARDS!!!!! I haven't even started them Sally. How bad is that!

Your first card is absolutely gorgeous as always. I totally love your landscapes and I've just been over to Lynne's blog and saw her design with the wonderful Inkylicious tree. It's lovely to see the two contrasting but equally beautiful card designs.

Lesley Xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Great seeing the Christmas & the Scenic versions. I have to confess to a Christmas Tree passion, I don't know what it is but a stamp of a Christmas Tree & I'm undone. Your second card is terrrific with the colours & the little gem enhancements. But, in al honesty, I'm not able to choose a favourite from these two. It's always great fun coming to see what woody(maybe that could xylenous but I doubt that's in the dictionary!!) creations you have come up with.
Paula (PEP)

Paula (PEP) said...

that should read 'could be xylenous' typing faster than the keyboard can handle as usual!!

Dora said...

beautiful cards with the tree.

MagsB said...

Absolutely gorgeous scenic card, I love the soft, romantic colours! And how fab is the tree on the second card!

love Mags B x

Tracy said...

I love the intensity of the colours on your first one Sally, beautiful serene scene.
Fabulous tree and colour combo on the second.
They're both gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Linby said...

Two wonderful cards. The first one is a gorgeous scene, so tranquil and the second so elegant.
Lynn x