Monday, 2 August 2010

A tree is known by its fruit;

Last week I got a new CD of printable papers that I've been looking forward to for ages.  It's a Artylicious CD called Essence of Nature, that is based on some of my favourite Elusive Images stamps.  I wasn't disappointed, the papers on the CDs are just so beautiful and my main problem with them is that I don't want to cover up the papers with images and extras LOL!  I had an idea for Cute Card Thursday's theme featuring text so I made a card featuring text and trees from Elusive Images stamps, simply stamped out in black .

 Glenda Waterworth, the designer, has challenged all who have bought the CDs to print something off and create with it, instead of just stroking the papers:).  I printed off an approximation of 4 seasons with my first four sheets and chose this stunning and subtle wintry scene to play with first.  I was aiming for a stark and simple card with black and silver mirri card matting.  When I tried this it looked really, really stark - downright funereal - and not at all how I'd intended it.  So I added some Stickles to the trees, added a scarlet layer of matting card and used some metallic red thread to attach a tree charm.  That's better!

I think you might be seeing a lot more of these delicious papers in the near future:)


  1. It looks a stunning CD, Anne. I have been seriously tempted too but might have to ask Santa!! It works brilliantly with the tall trees stamps doesn't it. I love how you've coordinated everything and that little charm is gorgeous.
    Hugs Lisax

  2. Gorgeous card, lovely details, I really like the tree charm. Artylicious CDs are my favourite to use on my cards! Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this time. Good luck!
    Love Susan

  3. Wow, this is beautiful, I really like the touch of scarlet red, makes everything stand out.

  4. so beautiful! many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

  5. WOW! WOW! WOW! I absolutely love this card!


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