Friday, 28 August 2015

Tree of Wonders

Good morning my crafty friends.

Still no news on the baby front I'm afraid, so I'm still waiting here patiently but I know that he'll be well worth the wait.

When I saw this weeks card challenge on Cardz 4 Guyz, I loved the theme which is Myth & Magic' but I was a bit stuck for ideas as I don't have any stamps that are suitable.  I got to thinking about any images I might have and I then I remembered a Josephine Wall CD that I bought from Joanna Sheen.  Most of the images on the CD would be suitable for feminine cards but the was just one image which I thought would work perfectly for a masculine card and it's called the 'Tree of Wonders.'

I printed the image out and then wondered what I could so with it to make it more interesting. As we are moving into Autumn, I knew that I wanted to use Autumnal colours; so I started by taking a piece of orange card and stamped extensions of the tree branches using my Inkylicious Bare Trees stamps with Memento Rich Cocoa.  Once I had mounted the image, I then dusted around the edge of the card with Memento Northern Pine to frame the card. The card was finished by adding some green leaf stems that I had cut out and using some ready made leaves.

The thing that I love most about card challenges is that they will often take you out of your comfort zone and I have to say that this challenge has done this for me!

I'm hoping to be back with you over the weekend but if I'm not, then I hope that you all have a wonderful, relaxing weekend.  Thank you for stopping by x


brenda said...

What a very imaginative piece of artwork Sandra, I always love anything to do with trees and Autumnal colours.

Hope the baby makes an entrance very soon.

B x

Viv said...

What a fabulous card Sandra, just love that amazing tree! hope you have baby news soon ;) Viv xx

Joan said...

Wow, you have made a fabulous card Sandma, lovely image and love how you have surrounded it with foliage

Cazro said...

Wow, thanks so much for stepping out of the box with this challenge. I love the Tree of Wonder, a brilliant idea and the addition of the leaves frames the image beautifully. Thanks for playing along with us and for accepting the challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT.

pam said...

Fantastic creative card Sandma, beautiful image, these colours are lovely, great idea with the tree and folidge.
Hope you get baby news soon.
Hugs Pam x

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Sharon said...

What an amazing creation, stunning.
Thanks for joining us at Cardz For Guyz this week, hope to see you again soon
Hugs Sharon DT xx

Gerrina said...

It is a real magical tree! Perfect for the challenge! Hugs, Gerrina