My inspiration came from the fun tree in the background of the inspiration graphic and the bluish wood paneling. I took a simple approach to the layout. I loved the gold flourishes on the teal striped paper, and thought it would make the perfect snow scape for my rustic tree. The tree from Holiday Greetings was stamped twice on patterned paper and then again on the striped paper. I cut every other layer of the two trees and sponged with ink, then layered them together. I then outlined the inside edges of the tree on the striped paper with glue and added some shabby frantage embossing powder, then did the same for the pieced together tree and layered them together. The sentiment is embossed in gold and I did a bit of sponging with distress inks, then dusted the corners with gold embossing powder.
The star is a wood veneer that I dipped in Versamark and then embossed with gold embossing powder. A little gold cording behind gives a nice little accent to add my vintage postcard looking panel to.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to hop along and see the rustic' creations from the other Divas! I hope you'll play along with us too! You can find all the challenge details and linkup info on the Verve Blog.
Next up on the hop is the fabulous Amy Kolling!
|1. Julee||5. Maureen|
|2. Amy||6. Marisa|
|3. Betty||7. Charmaine|
|4. Sarah||8. Stacey|
Stamps: Holiday Greetings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Lost & Found Christmas (MME), cream (Neenah)
Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso (SU!), gathered twigs and brushed corduroy (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: star wood veneer, gold cording, gold embossing powder, shabby embossing powders (Stampendous), corner rounder