Thursday 17 November 2022

As Lovely as a Tree

Hi everybody.  Another masculine card today using the Lavinia Laurel stencil for the background and a Chocolate Baroque set of stamps called Trees a Crowd, the same two items I used on the card here but using a different tree image from the set.

I started with the background and dry embossed the stencil onto a snippet of white card and then coloured it with Distress Inks using Mowed Lawn and darkened it around the edges with Peeled Paint.  I then stamped the tree scene with Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink using another white snippet of card and heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I coloured with the two greens mentioned above and also some Ground Espresso, Tumbled Glass and Ripe Persimmon DI's.  I also added a couple of little birds using a Black Micron Pen.  I then layered it on to snippets of kraft and white card and stamped the sentiment on a further snippet of kraft card again using the Vintage Sepia heat embossed with the Clear Gloss EP.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

The Snippets Playground Challenge - No. 441 Where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Stencil It.  (I opted to dry emboss and then ink blend with the stencil).
Crafting Happiness Challenge - Thanksgiving or Anything Fall.
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday November Challenge - Anything Goes.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 702 Anything Goes/Add Numbers.
Crazy is our fame - Stencils are our game November Challenge - Anything Goes/Fall Colours.


brenda said...

This makes a perfect masculine card Pat, many thanks for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Aquarius said...

A great masculine card - trees would work well for Sympathy cards too I think and this looks like a good stamp set which I guess is fairly recent although I have quite a few CB tree stamps from way back.

Marjan said...

A beautiful foliage embossed background for the beautiful tree image, Pat. Like the fresh greens you used, just as I imagine a countryscene in real life will be in England.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Pat. Love the colors and stamping. xoxo

Linby said...

Beautifully done in the love verdant shades. Great addition of the birds too, creates a very tranquil scene. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

Sarn said...

Super looking tree card. Love the name of the stamp set!

Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground. Once you've finished sliding down the slide, come up to the Treehouse for a nice mug of hot chocolate with some marshmallow sprinkles! xxx

Dena J said...

The blended and embossed back panel is so pretty, and a prefect match for your focus of the tree. Many thanks, Pat, for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

Mervi said...

Fabulous birthday card. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Pat, this is a brilliant design for a man, I love the tree image and the lovely stencil in the background. Your colours are beautiful, Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely card a male recipient, thank you for joining in our challenge at Allsorts this week.

Christine Alexander said...

that's a beautiful tree stamp and perfect for a masculine card ♥

Loll said...

You've created a beautiful and peaceful scene on your card Pat. LOVELY watercolouring! So pretty over the embossed leafy background. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card, love the background blending and your delightful colouring. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful colour mix, beautiful card, beautiful design all together? - Awesome.
Faith x

Di said...

What a STUNNING card Pat - that's the artist in you. Lovely work.
Hugs, Di xx

Darlene said...

OH WOW this is just BEAUTIFUL. Are you aware of our new STENCIL FUN challenge blog? We would love to have you come share this beauty with us ... such amazing inspiration! You can find the link under my name. Hope to see you there!


Diane said...

Very pretty card, love the softness of the stenciled background!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun!
Diane SF Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Stencil Fun}

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Pat. I love the background you've created for the lovely scene. xx

Janis Lewis said...

A very pretty card! Thanks for the inspiration, and for linking up at Crafting Happiness Challenges.

We have a new Bonus challenge going on right now with a chance to win one of 5 little prizes. Stop by and play along. Any type of crafting welcome - paper crafting, sewing, crochet, etc.

Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs!
:) Janis

Kathyk said...

So pretty, loving the delicate colouring of the background


Ellibelle said...

A fabulous masculine card with the monochromatic color scheme!
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner