Wednesday, 25 July 2012

From Little Acorns Mighty Oak Trees Grow!

It's time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps!  Thank you all for your fantastic clean and simple projects for last week's challenge, especially to those of you who run a mile from CAS normally!  This week sees the last instalment in our first run through of challenges and it is a sketch.

Here is my card, using two stamps from the gorgeous Lovely As A Tree set:

The leaves are stamped in Always Artichoke, with Old Olive ink added with my blender pen.  The magnificent oak tree was coloured in marker pens before stamping and then blending in an extra bit of ink.  The stamped images were mounted on Crumb Cake and Always Artichoke, with some linen thread tied around the middle.

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree
Ink: Always Artichoke; marker pens in Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake
Card: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, textured Very Vanilla
Other: linen thread, blender pen

Here is the sketch:

So what does the sketch say to you?  Pop over to the ATS blog and check out the DT's fabulous creations and then share with us what you come up with!  Looking forward to seeing what you make!  Thanks for visiting,

PS I almost forgot a cat picture - shocking lack of concentration on my part!  In honour of our multi-hemisphered Design Team, I give you 'northern hemisphere kitty':


  1. I love how you've colored this majestic tree and paired it up with the matching leaves!

  2. Gorgeous card Victoria! Beautifully stamped and coloured hun, really classy Karen x

  3. This is a stunning card & I love the idea of the tree itself along with the leaves below. Great card. And I had to laugh at the cat photo. My Brady used to lay in the sink until he outgrew it! Hard to get a 20 lb cat into a small sink! lol

  4. Northern hemisphere kitty made me laugh so much!!

  5. The textured cardstock and that old Oak Tree make for a marvelous pair. Just wonderful! xx

  6. Good morning Victoria, what a glorious card and such beautiful stamps love the addition of the string in the middle and the lovely colours you used very spring like. Fancy nearly forgetting the kitties tut tut, another fab photo


  7. Everything in simplicity. I like !


  8. Hilarious cat photo.

    LOVE the LAAT card. Great colouring xxx

  9. Love your card Victoria the stamped images are gorgeous:) love the cat pic!
    Val x

  10. Hello Victoria

    A beautiful card, the stamped images are gorgeous, and I just
    love the design. The added bit of twine is just perfect.

  11. Beautiful card Victoria-clean and simply perfect-the twine adds something very natural to the tree and leaves images doesn't it? :) x

  12. Hi Victoria, that tree stamp is beautiful. Would make a great men's card. The cat photo made me chuckle. Sue x

  13. Great CAS card Victoria and another adorable cat photo.

  14. OMGoodness that cat looks adorable all curled around the basin that way!

    I absolutely love the Lovely as a Tree set - would you believe I still don't own it! Terrific card and I love the addition of the linen thread. Perfect!

  15. Beautiful and elegant card Victoria, the twine makes it look really rustic. LOL at the kitty in the sink :) Donna ♥ x

  16. Beautiful and love the lay-out. Love the cat pics too! Xxx


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