Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Birds and Trees

Hello everyone,

From the moment I read today's One Layer Wednesday challenge - to use two elements either birds, bees, flowers or trees - I had an idea percolating. This card doesn't even come close to the idea that I had in my mind.

The card base is from Strathmore. The images are Stampin' Up Lovely As A Tree and Verve Forever In Our Hearts. The sentiment is also Verve Forever In Our Hearts. Everything is stamped in Nick Bantock Charcoal Grey. The embellishments are Close To My Heart Licorice Opaques.

I just love this card. It is, to me, what a clean and simple card ought to be. I ended up going monochromatic because I was using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to properly place the image. I wanted to see what it would look like so I just grabbed the nearest ink pad. I was going to use markers and ink spots and make is a lovely scene. Once I saw that beautiful grey, I just couldn't stop myself from stamping it on the card. I think this card is so stunning, I'm going to keep it for myself.

I know this type of card isn't for everyone but I do hope you still enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.



  1. This is what it is all about! One layer, clean and simple - just beautiful.

    I love how you added in the birds, so natural looking. The sentiment is perfect too.

    Great job on the challenge!

  2. Brilliant - really clean, simple and elegant. I like that you've added some pearls - gives a little bling.

  3. What a great cleam and simple creation !

  4. This is beautiful! I'm glad you stuck to the gray! Wonderful sentiment too!

  5. This kind of card is my very favorite. It's so elegant and compelling.

  6. Wonderful!
    Just beautiful!