Under a tree

With the busyness of the end of the school year there hasn’t been much time to stamp of late.  When I sat down to create something the other night I was somewhat lacking in ideas.  A little bit of time spent on other people’s inspiring blogs helped but I think I am out of practice.  Hopefully now that the summer holidays have officially begun you will see a little more action here on bits & pieces.

To create this card I pulled out another tree from the Darkroom Door Trees set.  I think I’ve tried three out of the four now.  I like the wide spread of this tree so went for a wide card base and a quote which matched also.  The sponging was done with a post it note mask placed twice.


Stamps: Trees (Darkroom Door)
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip textured

10 Comments on “Under a tree”

  1. Marja says:

    Heather this is splendid. I have no words for it. So beautiful I feel the silence and the beauty if the nature. Marvelous
    I love the trees en the colours.
    Have a greet Sunday
    greet Marja

  2. Vicky says:

    Oh I’m so pleased to hear that you’ll be back more often now Heather – I’ve missed your gorgeous work. This card is stunning as always and I love the sponging with torn post-it/paper technique. I love the sentiment too. Vx

  3. marty ferraro says:

    this card is breathtakingly beautiful.
    the colors are inspired and the quote is perfect.
    you are an amazing artist, and i so enjoy your cards.
    thanks for sharing.
    marty ferraro

  4. Charlene says:

    Supremely beautiful…who said you’re out of practice? That sentiment is awesonme!

  5. valerie says:

    Lovely card Heather, I’ve missed seeing your little masterpieces!
    Val x

  6. Joan V says:

    So pretty and I love the sentiment.

  7. ND says:

    We, too, are delighted to see the new blogs today. And I very much like the card – its composition and its sentiment. It will be included on my list of favourites.
    One of the characteristics of your cards is an an appropriate matching of composition and sentiment. Sometimes the card can be created for a known occasion or event, but often it is necessary to select from a collection the card which will best speak to an occasion. That is what usually happens for me.
    Today I was seeking a card for a friend who is retiring this week after a very rich ministry over the past six years. Prior to that, he experienced a very tumultuous time when he was almost at the point of walking away from it all.
    It seemed to me that the card which is related to your ‘Stamped Brindabellas’ was the one to use. The colours of the sky and the silhouettes of the burned trees spoke of his past pain, but there was hope and a faint glimmer of new light symbolised in the moon shining. through the burned trees.
    I can think of a few friends who would appreciate ‘Under the Trees’.


  8. Hi Hether what a stunning card to come back with and I look forward to seeing more of your work, it always inspires me.

    May I ask a question please: you say you get much better results with a soft not hard brayer. What make is your brayer please? I would like to source a soft roller to try to improve my very amateurish brayering.


  9. Lindsey says:

    This is what you make when you’re out of practice? 😉 The soft background with the silhouetted tree looks beautiful.

  10. sue says:

    I love that you used a solid color card base for this lovely creation! The celery green really brings out the rich colors of your sky. Your sponging is superb, and it makes that beautiful tree just jump out. And framing it with the chocolate chip sets the whole thing off. Just a beautiful card, Heather.

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