Friday, September 17, 2010

Wplus9 Color Cue - A Muse Birch Forest with Leaves

Time for a card based on Kazan's Sketch 61 from the Two Sketches for You blog, the Wplus9 Design Studio Color Cue and Glenda's Random A Musing Challenge 82 to use woodgrain. WHOO HOO - one card/three challenges!
I can't believe that I hadn't gotten my A Muse Birch Forest with Leaves stamp inky yet!! First, I stamped a background with my Modern Wood Block and then stamped the trees right on top - added a smattering of leaves and a sentiment from the A Muse Clear Vintage set. All stamps from A Muse!
In hindsight, I'd have stamped the one little bunch of leaves on the ground to the right of the trees to make a more visually appealing "red triangle" but does it bother me enough to remake the card? NOPE!
I rarely think to use my crimper but it added just the right amount of texture to the background. Added a teeny, tiny SU! clamp (another one of those hoarded things that I never use!) and all was well! LOVE all the white space on this card!!

12 comments:

Emily Leiphart said...

This is super sweet, Michelle! I love your yellow woodgrain background and those lovely trees. You *did* create a red triangle with the leaves and the sentiment which I love on its side!

Glenda said...

Just saw this on SCS and realized it works for my challenge this week (woodgrain!). Beautiful!

Elise said...

Such a SWEET and elegant little scene you've created here, Michelle! I'm swooning over your use of these delicious colors - YEAHOOOO! So elegant and flawlessly assembled paper craft here, sweet one! Thanks for sharing this with the Color Cue! Yee Haw!

jen said...

Very lovely! And look at you! Using the prized tiny clip!!! :)
I think you achieved the triangle with the red too!! The texture of the crimper adds a great element!

Susan Raihala said...

This card is AWESOME! Love the white space, the crisp images, the colors, the crimped strip, the clip, everything!!!!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is sososoooo FABULUOS! LOVE it in every way!

Rose said...

This is gorgeous - I love the way you used the colors in the challenge!

veronica said...

great color challenge! i too love your white space. and i think it looks fine without your triangle.

Kazan Clark said...

that is some awesome stamp work. Your card turned out great :)
Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
:) Kazan

kasia c. said...

Beautiful! I love the focal image and layering of the stamps. That little clamp is too cute. :)

Rachael said...

I really love this card! Great job! I love the colors and the crimped band. I rarely think to use my crimper either. I haven't inked my birch stamp either and this gives me some inspiration. :) As always, great card!

Jinny Newlin said...

Just beautiful! I've been wanting one of those paper crimpers FOREVER! Sooo lovin' the look!