I cannot tell a lie! It was "The Blizzard of 2011" or as some would call it, "The Beast." We had the most beautiful peach tree in our backyard, from which this card was inspired. Now there stands a satellite where our lovely peach tree use to be. At least we got the satellite installer to move the dish to the side of the yard instead of in the middle of the yard (serious!) as he had planned- lol!
This card was made for Gingerloft's Spring is in the Air Challenge-- going on now! The image is called Flowering Tree. Lovely, isn't it? Very versatile. I used the neatest layered paper-type flowers, compliments of Peggy at The Wired Angel (I will write more of her in a sec. Wow, what a woman! So giving, caring and talented!). I colored them with chalk and added knotted crochet thread, colored yellow for the stamens. As for the tree, I rubbed various pigment brown inks on the trunk, cut the tree out while leaving the underlying flowers attached, and then outlined and interlaced the tree with twine, using small dots of glue. The twine is again a Peggy exclusive! Then I glued on the prepared flowers and leaves. It was all quite sturdy, which surprised me! The whole caboodle was then pop-dotted onto the easel card. The border punch is a Fiskers, which I double-layered. Love that punch! Compliments of Peggy! Finally, I added a bow (yes, a Peggy!) and glued a few flowers around, leaving a space for the sentiment.
Are you getting the idea about Peggy now and what she did? Yep, sent me a whole box of card making goodies-- punches, papers, papers, papers, brads, buttons, ribbons, Crop-a-dile, rub-ons, stamps, gems, oh, you name it, she probably sent it! And she said she was excited to do it! Can you believe that? The whole thing was her treat. I don't know which one of us was more excited! I am still in awe of her kindness. It is so nice to want to do something to a card that I couldn't before, and bingo! There it is, via Peggy! When you get a chance, please go meet Peggy at The Wired Angel. She is amazing. Thank you, Peggy. I am very touched.
I am having a go at the following challenges:
Digital Tuesdays- #152 Life is Peachy
Fussy and Fancy
Little Darlings- #19 Spring is in the Air!
PaperCrafting Journey- PCJ #5 Pretty Pastels
Flutterby Wednesdays- Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenges- Photo Inspiration - 1st PLACE WIN!
Crafty Ann's- #61 Spring into Spring!
Delicious Doodles- The Wonder of Life
Phindy's Place- #97 Spring has Sprung!
Stampin' for the Weekend DT- Photo Inspiration
Little Claire's- Spring/Easter
Totally Gorjuss- #123 Spring!
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges- Colour Inspiration
Ladybug Crafts Ink- Anything Goes!
Getting Cricky- Simply Sunday Challenge Favorite Project