Sunday, 13 June 2010

Family Tree

Last Year I made a little card for a gardening enthusiast which Julie from Scrapbook Sisters asked to add to their blog. I haven't used this idea since but today I had a mad brainwave to make a similar card ready to give the Father-in-Law for next weekend (Hope he doesn't sneak a peek at my blog before then.)

The pot was cut freehand in layers and put together using dimensional pads. I then did a bit of clever inking rubbing various different brown and green ink and chalk eyes so that the card looks more dimensional,took a while to get it right but I'm rather pleased with the results.The trunk for the tree was cut using a palm tree sizzix die and the leaves are also sizzix.I used the computer to print "Family Tree" and the greeting is a peel off.


Gave you a little close up of my cute little snail form Marij Rahders Suzy 2 set of stamps which I think are still available at Scrapbook Sisters shop,he's coloured using Copics and I couldn't resist leaving a little Stickles glittery snail trail.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-

Stamp Something's Happy Something Challenge.(Happy Father's day)
Shabby Tea Room, Just for Dad.
Card's for Men, Father's day,
Well I'm going to have to call it a day now, I really wish that the fairies would come to visit my house and do the ironing for me but as there's no chance of that I'll have to say catch you later.
Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

15 comments:

Nannieflash said...

Wow now this is a fabulous original idea for a Fathers Day Card, well done. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyx

Sue Upson said...

Love it! The snail is a great touch too xx

Eileen said...

Oh yeah ...this is so cool !!! xx

vicky said...

Love it Julie, the snail trail finishes it off just perfectly x

gayle said...

And so you should be pleased Julie you've done a fantastic job. The toning on the pot is really well done. A very clever card. x

Debbie said...

This is AWESOME! Great shadowing and coloring! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Pops x said...

This is amazing honey what an unusual and a gorgeous creation just outstandingly fabby, i use Whipser white from Stampin up, i have heard that the digital card from Craftwork cards is good but i am really heavy handed with wearing wrist splints and i prefer the whisper white it is so forgiving, hope that helps hugs Pops x

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this Julie! The stickles trail is GENIUS!!!

Rica said...

Hi Julie, thanks for your lovely comment. Love this fabulous creation - inspirational, amazing colouring and what a fantastic little snail.
hugs Heather xx

Pat said...

Super card, sure your FIL will love it. Thanks for joining in at MTTC

Pat xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Really cute card. Great card for a guy. Just love your image. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the Challenge.

Deb Neerman said...

I LOVE this! What a unique and clever creation ... so beautifully done! TFS this gorgeous creation!

And thanks also for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!! Hope to see you again soon. Sending hugs!

Sandie said...

Wonderful creastion, love it!!

Thanks for joining us on Stamp Something this week, good luck :)

Ruth said...

This is fantastic, very original!
Ruth , Crafty Calendar Challenge

Louise said...

This is SO cool! You really are brilliant Julie.