Monday, April 20, 2009

branching out

HOORAY for caardvarks challenges!!! yes, dearies, it's the 20th of the month, and just in time for earth day we have an appropriately green assignment: TREE CARDS!!! it doesn't get any easier than that, does it? just make a *new* card with a tree on it...link it up on the 'varks blog by midnight, april 30th...and score a chance at some fabulous goodies from taylored expressions!

here is my card:
(patterned paper: american crafts, crafty secrets, basic grey; cardstock: bazzill; stamps: hero arts all occasion sentiments; chipboard buttons: michaels $-spot; inks: colorbox; pens: zig & sharpie; adhesives: tombow mono adhesive runner, uhu gluestick, 3m foam tape)

my favorite part of this is the "grass" composed of curvy stamped bits, the idea for which i stole from this card by the amazing stef from the hero arts challenge! it took quite a while to line up all the individual sentiments to fit the correct size and shape needed for my "hills"... (not difficult, just "fiddly") ...but i felt like it was TOTALLY worth it even before i got a coveted, "that looks *COOL*!!!" from lovely husband jeff!


be sure to head on over to CAARDVARKS for complete details on the challenge (& prize!!!) and to see the amazing forest of terrific tree cards from the design team!

24 comments:

  1. Now THAT, my dear, is just plain DIVIIIINE!!!

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  2. Oooo! I can't wait to show pr.C-W this one. We are in the middle of the Bark festival(as in trees not puppies, we are not celebrating puppies here while we are still be woken up in the night) here on the hill.

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  3. That definitely looks COOL & fabulous, gorgeous and stunning :)
    I love the idea for this challenge...especially since my new favourite stamp set is SU's Trendy Trees and the matching Funky Forest Wheel. I might just have to whip up something for this one tonight, seeing as there's nothing on TV anyway :) I want to be sure to get it done before the movers take away all my toys :)

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  4. oh WOW! Absolutely amazing! LOVE the text stamps on the hills. What a cool effect!

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  5. Lauren your card is `fabulous` I love those stamps and the way you created your grass!!!
    You are one beautiful talented creator...
    lotsa love to you and yours:)♥

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  6. What a FABulous idea to curve all the sentiments like that! And here I thought it was patterned paper - yes, you did THAT GOOD of a job, Missy!!!

    I may not enter the challenge, cuz heaven knows I do not need MORE STUFF, but I'll probably play with all my tree stamps now in honor of Earth Day! :-)

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  7. ♥♥sweet mother of pearl♥♥ I absolutely a♥dore it!!!

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  8. You are **AMAZING**. Love love love those curvy sentiments. PERFECT!

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  9. I LOOOOOVE this Lauren! The button, the curvy sentiment hills, the clouds in the background...I love it all!

    (-: Heidi

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  10. Now I know how you did the circular sentiments. LOVE IT, Lauren!!!

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  11. Such a cute idea, I like how you used the sentiment...

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  12. I am officially in *heart* with that tree card. In my favourite colours, it's just so beautiful. You're so clever. x

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  13. LOVE it Lauren, another masterpiece. And thanks for showing the photo of the stamps all lined up. Very useful for us beginner stamp curvers.

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  14. This card is just something else. I think it's magic, you are really, really clever! I think I'd better stick around... I might learn a thing or two!
    Chrissie

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  15. I actually knew how you did the words w/o reading your post...a technique I have been meaning to try *sigh*

    I saw your card at the 'Varks earlier and I found myself scrolling and asking, "Where is Lauren's card? Where is Lauren's card?" Obviously they tried to save the best for the middle-end :)

    I love the button-y tree leaves!!!

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  16. I love how you remembered to photograph the stamps on the block ... and what a smart idea to put the paper shape underneath ... your card rocks.

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  17. What a fantastic card, I'd love for you stop by Unscripted Sketches and have a try at a sketch! Hope to see you work posted soon! BR-T

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  18. this is *really* awesome!! love how you did the tree with all the shapes, and the wording on the hills is fantastic!!

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  19. I swear, the rolling hills, chipboard button leaves...simply brilliant!

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  20. very cool technique with the curved hills! Love the buttons too, I'll have to dust off my ellison button dies!

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  21. Love your card because it is so happy and cheerful looking! Bright colors make me think of Spring in all it's glory and I am so dearly looking forward to warm weather. Also, the grass made of sentiments is fantastic, I'll have to try that!

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  22. This is the greatest! I love this card and all the great elements! Chipboard buttons used in a way that only you could think of and get such a stunning look, the bent words of the hill-brilliant! Love it! I am not going to be able to get on board (tree- board haha) with this challenge- sigh- too much catching up and life to do. And I so do love trees! Oh well at least I get to stare at your wonderful creation...

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