Friday, August 26, 2011

Inventory Challenge #46 - Trees

This week's theme for the Inventory Reduction Challenge is Trees! What a fun challenge this turned out to be.  Jacque of jacques joie de vivre has some wonderful news on her blog here  This card is dedicated to her. Trees just seem to depict Jacque's  journey and outlook these last many months.  To quote Danielle, "a magnificent symbol of life, trees are strong and weather a lot of adversity." So Jacque, this inventory challenge is for you and the inspiration you are to all of us!

My card is very similar to one that was featured on the cover of the March, 2011 issue of CardMaker magazine and created by Christine Okken. The instant I saw that mag cover, I knew I would make that card.

The card base is Stampin' Up! Pretty in Pink with Early Espresso, Garden Green cardstock and watercolor paper.  The designer paper is from My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus.

The tree is colored with Copics and  the background sponged with Pretty in Pink and then covered with Sweet Pea Flower Soft.

The lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts. The ribbon is from my stash.

The inside features the same dp as on the front.  The ribbon is slightly wider than that on the front.

The jotting panel is Pretty in Pink and Early Espresso die cut with Nesties.

I had a grand time making this card.  It was so much fun that I actually made two of them!!

Grab a cup of tea, pull up a chair and let's visit for a spell!
Glad you could stop by.

Now please stop by my teammies' blogs and see their creations using trees!




cathylynn said...

Good Morning Kathy! Your card is beautiful! The inside is as precious as the outside. Your tree with the flower soft is gorgeous!!!
Have a safe weekend!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Danielle said...

Good morning Kathy! What a lovely tree, I love this Flower Soft you have used, gives a beautiful texture. Not only a tree is a very strong symbol of life, your choice of colors bring softness, and happiness. I love this gorgeous lace, and the inside of the card is just awesome.
Have a gorgeous day.

Christina C. said...

WOW, WOW, WOW....Kathy, this is absolutely gorgeous. Your coloring of this beautiful tree is spectacular. Beautiful design, lovely papers and lace! Fabulous!

Sandy said...

Kathy your card is gorgeous! I love the paper you have used - it is gorgeous. I am learning how to use lace on a card - slowly but surely!!
Enjoy your weekend!

Rene said...

Oooh how pretty!! Love the flower soft...perfect touch!!!
Rene :D

Card Crazy said...

Kathy, how gorgeous. Luv, luv, luv the tree. Wouldn't it be special to see that in a garden every day?
Sue S.

Christina C. said...

OMG, Kathy, I wasn't wearing my glasses......I see now that you also applied flower soft on the brilliant is that!!!!
Glad I came back for another look!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty,love the colours,great work
Hugs Julie P

Barb Hardeman said...

A beautiful tribute card for Jacque! Your dp is fabulous, your image is simply gorgeous wit the flower soft on it. The inside is beautiful with the lace repeating from the outside. And, pink - for breast cancer - beautifully thought out and executed!

Asas à imaginação said...

Olá, Kathy!
Estou visitando sua equipe de trabalho.
Muito lindos os seus cartões!!! Sua árvore é preciosa, como é preciosa a homenageada de vocês, Jacque, que eu amo!!!
Este desafio é para outras participantes ou é só entre vocês da equipe?
Sou do Brasil e envio um abraço.

cabio's craft corner said...

Pretty and romantic tree with the flowersoft texture. You made this tree alive. Looks awesome :o)

Jacque said...

Kathy, thank you so much for such sweet thoughts and words!! I am so humbled that your group dedicated this week's challenge to me and I certainly don't feel deserving of such an honor. Your card is so lovely!!!! Your treatment of that image is so stunning!!! And the PINK is wonderful!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS, sweetie!!! Big hugs and many thanks...Jacque

Jean said...

This tribute card is so gorgeous and I am so in love with your tree Kathy.. Your use of the flower soft is so magnificent and the colors are so beautiful along with the lace and the inside pp is so stunning and the extras you put in makes the card so grand..
Hugs, Jean

Linda said...

Wow what a super fabulous card!!!! love the colors and the papers you chose!!!!! great job!!!!!