10.12.2010

The Haunted Tree

*A HUGE Thanks to all who have nominated me over at Cosmo Cricket! If you haven't, please do!!! I would love your help! See the post below this for details!*

I have seen so many amazing 'scene' style patterned papers that have all these cool colors and images over the background and they have just been really jumping out at me. I decided that I wanted to try to create something similar using inks and stamps, so I grabbed a few of my Scrolls Work stamps and set to it!

Haunted Tree


Yup. I'm pretty much in love with it. First of all, that tree stamp is one of my favorites! It is just too cool! I began by cutting a white circle from cardstock and I stamped the background with a marble background stamp and then, over that, I stamped the tree.

Haunted Tree Close


After that I pretty much just went nuts on the thing. No...like, for reals. I colored the image with Prismacolor markers and then went to TOWN with Tim Holtz Distress inks (Ranger) to create the layered colors you see in the background. I then added a subtle outline of the same tree stamp to give a subtle forest background effect.

Haunted Tree Ribbon


Then, I mounted the image circle on a really cool Cosmo Cricket background paper. I love it! The ribbon adds just a simple finishing touch! Well, that and the fabulous little ghostie! I {heart} him. Although, it made me a little sad when I showed the card to The Hubbums and he said, "That's neat! Does it glow?"

I want it to glow now. *hmph!* Just say'n.

Haunted Tree flat


So, that's my wicked cool card of the day! I hope you love it, 'cause I kinda do!!!

On another note...tea makes me happy. Specifically, Lady Grey. Just say'n.

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25 comments:

  1. This is fabulous! I love the spooky tree :D

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  2. Just loving the "spooky" tree! Great use of distress inks!

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  3. Wow, this is very cool! I love the way you shaded the tree, almost looks like it is glowing! ~Diane

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  4. What a spooktacular card Jungle! I love the shading you did on the tree! nicely done!

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  5. Jingletastic....love the ghostie!!!

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  6. Great card! You are so talented! Love the ribbon.

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  7. Ok I have to agree with all the comments here! It looks great and it does feel like you placed an orange candle right behind the tree with all the warm colors you added in around it. I love it!
    ~Jacque

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  8. Wow This turned out perfectly. I can see why you love that stamp.

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  9. Super cute! I love the way you colored it and the patterned paper you chose for it.

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  10. very cute..like the way you display the cards in a brush

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  11. I have this stamp, so I will have to give it a try!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  12. this is just spooky-adorable and the little ghost is too sweet! I'd like to pinch his little cheeks!

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  13. In MY mind, it's glowing. I love your moon, you're so artistic, Jingle!

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  14. This is just SO adorable...that little ghost is too stinkin' cute!!!

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  15. tee hee soo cute on the little frog holder too!!

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  16. I'm in love with it, too. You did a boo-tiful job with this card. I've never had Lady Grey tea - is it as flowery and Earl Grey? :) Theresa

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  17. Gorgeous. Love the shadow trees.

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  18. That little ghost is adorable. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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