Sunday, December 17, 2017

Another Starry Tree

Hello.  Are you a busy as I've been?

I haven't got around to comment on many of  your cards and I miss visiting with you.

I feel like the Christmas season gets busier every year.  Maybe I'm just slowing down.

This video by Jill Foster convinced me that I really needed this stamp!

I CASEd her card, changing it up just a bit.

Then it got set aside.

In pulling out some UFOs, I found the base of this card.  
Evidently I didn't like the design and had pulled it off the front.

This design piece landed close and gave me an aha moment!

I stamped the tree on mixed media paper and heat embossed.

Using an Aqua Painter, I picked up ink from the lids of my ink pads
to color the tree.

The background was sponged then stamped with the pine branches.

I'll enter this with  my friends at Merry Monday where Debbie is hosting a color challenge.
I actually have 4 of the colors, light green, dark green, red and blue.
I hope that's OK.  If not, my apologies ladies.

I hope you are finding the time to enjoy preparations for Christmas.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps: Starry Tree (PB), Pine Branch (Inkadinkado) 
Ink:   Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Bashful Blue (SU), Pine Needles (DI)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore), Cherry Cobbler (SU)
Other:  White EP, Stickers Stampendous


Lady Joyful said...

Such a lovely card - really soft and pretty. You've made great use of the colours too. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, GDT

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, wow. This is stunning, Bonnie. Thank you for introducing me to Penny Black videos. Oh my gosh, they are simply gorgeous. I know what you mean about missing the commenting. Between doing holiday things and getting my new computer up and running I am so far behind. I hope to catch up soon with everyone.

Nstiz said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie! I too saw the video, bought the stamp and yours turned out SO much better. Fun to do though. Gorgeous card!

Nstiz said...

Bonnie, I too saw that wonderful video and bought the stamp. Yours turned out SO much better though. This is gorgeous! Just beautiful!

Mac Mable said...

Yes busy my end too but actually feeling like I am getting there x Such a pretty card with such a fabulous effect x

Liz said...

What a fabulous stamp, your card is stunning, Bonnie! xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous tree, Bonnie - just love how the colors flow!! Happy holidays to you!

Marcia Hill said...

Maybe we should have said use at LEAST 3 of the colors from the inspiration photo Bonnie...all 4 of your colors definitely work for me! Beautiful, beautiful card my it!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

kiwimeskreations said...

Bonnie this is stunning - love that stamp and how you have used it here is stunning
May your Christmas be blessed with love

JosieD said...

Love that PB tree stamp and how you set it off with the pine branches and sponged background. A different and modern looking card. So-o-o one week from today, all our prep and efforts will be paying off.

nancy littrell said...

Such a dreamy look and feel to your beautiful tree design, Bonnie. TFS my friend. Happy Holidays and Hugs...

Darnell said...

That's a very cool stylized tree and I just love what you've done with it Bon-Bon! For sure I know I'm slowing down at last and just can't keep up like I used to do, especially during the holidays, but I think (hope) everyone understands! Happy Holiday Hugs! Dolly

Susan said...

I'm definitely busy right now!! On top of all my usual activities, I am baking and making last minute cards. And looking forward to the week between Christmas and New Year when very little is happening - some good books and pots of tea are on my agenda for that week! Love your card - it has such a wonderful soft feeling to it.

Loll said...

Such a gorgeous tree, Bonnie. Love the watercolouring and the soft blue background with branches. xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Bonnie! What a gorgeous card! Love the beautiful color palette! Thanks for the inspiration!

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Bonnie, that's stunning, I love that beautiful stylized stamp. The touch of watercolouring is spectacular.

MaryH said...

Love this pretty image, and in your hands, each time I see you use the image, it looks different and so spectacular! Love the shades of green with the white embossing, and of course the soft background. The greenery around the upper edges enhances the design, and the sparkle of the red ornaments...very WOW! Merry Christmas and best for 2018. TFS & Hugs

Pat said...

This stylised tree is so pretty Bonnie and I can see why you need this stamp. The pine branches frame it beautifully and the red of the gems/baubles goes perfectly with the background red card...a great aha moment. x