Friday, April 23, 2010

Something Charming...

Are you ready for another challenge with Stamp Something? This week we are being sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts, and are challenging you to make... Something with a Charm (your choice of store bought or homemade).

A dear friend's father passed away last week, so I made a sympathy card for him and his mother using SU's Thoughts & Prayers. Ed, my friend's father, was very much a nature lover, and could often be found out puttering in his gorgeous garden, so I thought a nature theme would be appropriate for the card.

I inked the tree up with a SU Basic Brown ink pad, stamped it on to my cardstock, and then colored over the leaves with Smooch in Green Apple. The leaves shimmer like crazy, which made the wood look a little dull, so I went over the brown with a Chocolate Spica pen for some added sparkle. I created a sky and some grass by using a piece of sponge to daub on some SU Soft Sky and SU True Thyme ink.

I found a pack of leaf-shaped gems in my stash and tied some copper cord around the stem to turn it into a charm. I thought it went perfectly with the rest of the card. Sorry for the lousy photo. I forgot to take a close-up of the charm, and the card is already in the mail.

Thanks for stopping by!


~Denise Lynn~ said...

Just beautiful Melissa! Love the soft colors and the iridescent leaves. Beautiful charm too!

WW said...

I love that tree stamp!

Andy said...

A very elegant image and dreamly colors. LG Andy

Erin... said...

so pretty and sorry for your loss.

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