Friday, 4 January 2013

Nature Inspired Cards

Undoubtedly, the biggest influence to me in my card making and jewellery crafting is nature. Whether this is because I'm a pagan and therefore a nature worshipper (stream, rock and river are my altar), or whether it's just one of those natural preference things; I'm not sure.

I'll never forget the simply HUGE tree that I photographed on the Goodwood Estate a few years back, its size towered over us all, blocking out the light where its shadow fell on a hot summer's day; and giving us some much needed shade:


Just looking at the man next to the tree gives you an idea of its size. Seeing this photo' for the first time in a long while inspired me to make today's card:

It features the gorgeous, majestic oak tree stamp from the Lovely as a Tree set, which is Stampin' Up!'s oldest (and most popular) set. I also used Perfectly Penned for the sentiment; and Woodgrain for the background woodgrain effect. The shade of green ink used is Always Artichoke, a favourite of mine.

If you look closely you can see that I watercoloured the leaves on the tree with a Stampin' Marker and a blender pen:

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