Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SOS275: three trees

this week's challenge at shopping our stash is pretty self-explanatory, i think; we want to see projects with three (or more!) trees on them. Easy, peasy, tree-sy! :)

vw drawn by me in faber-castell pitt artist pen (XS nib) using this tutorial and painted with a mix of cadmium scarlet and alizarin crimson color bursts; "fun in the sun" journal card and stickers, plus alphas and tiny epoxy crab: doodlebug design; heart and cloud brads: eyelet outlet; blue honeycomb paper: glitz design; black glossy cardstock: ranger; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, gluedots

ok, so, very nearly a normal card from me this week, lol! except for the vintage volkswagen, which is sort of a joke with my sister. we often pin the same thing, sometimes even on the same day. this "draw a vw beetle in 6 steps" tutorial was one of those. the reason we both wanted to draw it is because when we were little our dad had a red 1960's beetle convertible that as a toddler, amie called "the beep beep" and it was referred to thusly by our family forever after. i'm not sure how or why the dear old beep beep (long since departed for car heaven) wound up in such an exotic tropical setting (we grew up in eastern pennsylvania) but this was one of those cards that just sort of evolved on its own, so i let it.

there's loads more tree-inspired goodness over at SOS... why not treat yourself, darlings?!


  1. Oh Lauren, this is adorable. Love the bug...

  2. Awww, Beep-Beep! Funny that you and your sis pin the same things :)
    Love this card... it evolved just right.

  3. Lauren, This is super cute... and such an unusual theme choice for this time of year! :)

  4. So cute and sweet...both the story and the card!

  5. Fabulous card, I see you are still on a tropical kick (where's the flamingo?) We had a '62 blue beetle and loved it.

  6. Wonderful card and so you to have it in a tropical setting.

  7. Hello Lauren: Love this adorable Love Bug and your very warm and tropical scene, the little crab at the foot of the palm trees seems to be waving "hello".
    Fabulous card.


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