Sunday, October 3, 2010
GCA #108 - Trees, Trees Everywhere!!
Hello all!!! Yesterday I spent a wonderful day at a stamping event with my up - upline, Jan Wakeland. She is from Pennsylvania and she some to my little town of Jackson, MI!!! Jan is an awesome person, so full of love, warmth and such a passion for guiding you in your SU! business. I have learned a lot from her. She asked me to do a presentation at the meeting, showing how to use our new Distressing Essentials Kit. It was a lot of fun, and I forgot completely to take pictures of my projects!! I know a couple of my friends did so I will see if they can forward them to me.
As I contemplated the challenge for this week, I sat on my balcony looking out and thought "I will sure miss the leaves on the trees surrounding the back of my apartment building." Since I live in an older complex, we have many, many grown and mature trees that shade us and create privacy. During the spring, summer and fall seasons I feel like I"m living in my own secluded world as much of the surrounding neighbors are hidden by the trees. So that is where the idea for this week's GCA came from!
The card I have for you is one I made last year, while still a current set (Trendy Trees), some of the papers and embellies are not. I used Sage Shadow, dsp from 2009 Holiday mini, Sage Shadow gg, Creamy Caramel textured card stock and Whisper White as my card base. But still, it's a cute card, if I do say so myself! This card was created for a VSN challenge on SCS last May. Here's the details of that challenge:
For this challenge there was a list of items you needed to include on your card!! Those are:
5 layers of dp and/or cardstock
3 colors of ink
3 dew drops (brads, bling or liquid pearls will qualify for this - no faux brads/etc)
Stickles or Shimmerz or glitter or glittery gel pen to glam it up!!
and to get the suitcase closed, you'll need some ribbon!! (thread will work too)
* Well, I have 6 layers of card stock, not counting the base layer!
* 1 image and 1 sentiment
* 3 brads
* ribbon and thread!!
* sponging on the frame and image panel
* gold and clear glittery pens used on the tree
My frame around the main image was made using the torn frame technique from the Nov/Dec 2008 TJ newsletter. I love how this turned out, but it took over half my time to create!! Good thing the rest of the card came together very quickly!!!!
My glittery pens on the tree don't show too well, but they are there!
So, the challenge for this week is to have your creation incorporate a tree, or trees, on it. Even branches count. And if you don't have any tree stamps, feel free to make your own!
Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by October 9, 2010 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts, Stampin' Connection (for SU! demos) or Stamp TV, please put GCA108 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!
Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!