Thursday, August 20, 2009

O Christmas Tree



I've been in the mood to color lately, and this Impression Obsession Christmas tree from the Tree & Poinsettias Clear Stamp Set was calling my name. I cut my Top Note white piece first, then stamped the image and used my Prismacolor pencils, a little Gamsol, and blending stumps to color it. The snowflake centers are topped with Kaiser Craft rhinestones. The patterned papers are from K&Co mat pads (the red is from Christmas Cheer and the blue is from Peppermint Twist). The sentiment is also from the Tree & Poinsettias set. I'm really liking this sweet, simple card. No distressing, no sponging, no stitching, no ribbon ... and I'm feeling just fine :)

I'm keeping this post sweet and simple today, too. I was already up to my eyeballs in tomatoes and green beans even before I picked up a bushel of apples at the market yesterday. I'll be the happy little homemaker the rest of the week canning the green beans and tomatoes (maybe some salsa, too) and making sauce from all the apples. Can't wait for that first fresh, steaming hot spoonful - YUM!

So glad you stopped by!



Stamps: Tree & Poinsettias (Impression Obsession)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, K&Co Christmas Cheer and Peppermint Twist Mat Pads
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Prismacolors, Gamsol, blending stumps, SU Top Note die, scalloped border punch, and small oval punch, paper piercer, Kaiser self-adhesive rhinestones

27 comments:

the whimsical butterfly said...

You SHOULD feel MORE than fine=omgosh this is STUNNING! I know nothing of pencils/gamsol, only Copics, but the effects of your coloring are gorgeous. WOW-the shading in the tree is..well, WOW! This is a gorgeous card Amy! Doesn't need anything else, for sure!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Whoo Hoo!! This is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! My word Amy...is there NOTHING that you touch that does not turn to FABULOUS? I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is so gorgeous, Amy! Makes me want to pull out my Prismacolor pencils and get to work!! Of course, mine won't look anything close to yours!! AWESOME card!

Danielle said...

Wow Amy, stunning card! Your colouring of your gorgeous christmas tree is so amazing!! What a fabulous stamp this is - love it! Love your added sparkle too!
Hugs, Danielle

Jenny said...

I do not understand how you can make such a simple card so exquisite looking. Mine would have turned out sooo cheesy!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

OH MY do I ever love what you've done with this tree Amy!! Stunning card!!

Barb said...

Oh, I love this tree! It is so cheerful and unique! Your coloring is fabulous and the layout really works with the stamp. Wow!

ChristineCreations said...

OH you've colored this to perfection Amy! I love the combination of papers too.

Heather P. said...

Simply gorgeous! Okay, I'm convinced, you can do it all!! :)

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

WOW WOW WOW! I love your card! Your coloring is wonderful!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This is gorgeous! I love the cute tree image and how you used the top note.

Viv said...

Another spectacularly gorgeous card Amy!! Your colouring is divine!
That tree is 3D without any need for dimentionals. It's stunning!
Viv xxx

Dawn Easton said...

Seriously girl! You can COLOUR!!! You've inspired me to pull out those prismacolours again and give it a whirl!

LOVE the little rhinestones and the simplicity. So clean and crisp!

Have fun canning this week~! YUMMY stuff!

Silke said...

Amy - this is one fabo christmas tree!!! Your coloring rocks - GF!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Judy Rozema said...

EEK!! How totally cool this is!! What a fantastic coloring job and design!! LOVE THIS!

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

OOOH I love this card (and now I want applesauce - LOL). That image is way cute and I love the way you colored it.

My Paper Adventures said...

Love your coloring and the bling on the tree! FAB as always, Amy!!

Alison said...

This is simply stunning.. I ADORE this card...you always inspire me thank you for that

Marimer said...

Uhau!!, que cantidad de trabajos por comentar y solo es en varios dias, que hiperactividad. Son todos increibles y magníficos, si uno es bueno el otro mejor, es que no tengo palabras para cada uno de ellos, solo que son espectaculares y perfectos. Saludos.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love it!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Amy, you did a FABULOUS job with this tree! How DO you do it again and again? :-) I love it...every detail!

Deconstructing Jen said...

This is just gorgeous. Your coloring is outstanding! Wow!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Love your layout, colors, coloring and the bling on the tree!! Gorgeous as always Amy!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

WOWWWWW! Your coloring skills are AMAZING!!

Renee said...

This is so gorgeous, Amy! Makes me want to pull out my Prismacolor pencils and get to work!!!!!!Your coloring is outstanding! Wow!!
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Libby Hickson said...

ACK! I *love* this tree!! Super cute card.

kksb said...

Grand Tree!

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