Tuesday, 8 July 2014

In the Meadow

For this week's Merry Monday challenge, LeAnne has challenged us to use green and white on our Christmas cards.  




Easy, right?  I spent hours on my card trying to get it looking right - it took 8 attempts to get the tree.  The first seven times I couldn't get good ink coverage and in the end I colored the stamp with a marker and spritzed with water to give it a deliberately mottled look.



I just received some PTI goodies in the mail on Friday and I was determined to use my new In the Meadow set.  I used this week's sketch from Verve as my layout.  The sentiment is embossed with Pewter EP, which is such a gorgeous color.



Thanks for visiting.  If you haven't already checked out the rest of the design team's inspiration, make sure you do - they are awesome!



Products used:

Stamps:  In the Meadow (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Wintergreen DSP
Accessories:  Regals Markers, In the Meadow dies, Pewter EP, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Lil Inkers Stitched Mat Rectangle die, Spellbinders Labels Three die

Cheers
Karren 

17 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

I love this design, Karren! This PTI set is on my wish list. Love the sketch you used too. Have a great week.

Lori said...

This is gorgeous, Karren!! Sorry you struggled so hard on it, but it sure doesn't look like you did - you nailed it! Pretty!!!

Wendy said...

I struggled too this week but I love your card and that tree is beautiful, Karren! Love the sentiment and your cute little embellishment! Have a wonderful week! :)

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous creation, Karren! It doesn't look as if you struggled at all...that sentiment is beautiful and I love the little angled piece in the background. Thanks for making my challenge wonderful!

Shelly said...

Boy, do I ever understand what you mean by hours of time! I now know, I'm not alone! lol ;) And I'm glad you didn't 'throw in towel' because your tree rocks! Love!

Bonnie said...

Eighth time's a charm, Karren! Love that mottled look! I have that set and need to get some ink on it! Hope you have a great week!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Karren, your efforts were WELL worth it! The tree looks terrific and love the pretty embellishment! Hope you have a fabulous week!

Nancy Thomas said...

Sometimes stamps just refuse to cooperate don't they? But you recovered wonderfully with this beauty.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So pretty! Love that little snowflake charm!

Marybeth said...

So nice to see this PTI tree! love your card and that pretty charm!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oh that tree!!! Gorgeous!

Deanne :)

Greta said...

Oh wow! One of my favorites!

Katie Melhus said...

Super cute, Karren - love the font on that sentiment! :)

inkypinkies said...

I love the way your card turned out - your hours of labor have paid off! :D Beautiful tree!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's a nifty tree but I can see how it could give you fits. Great card!

Susan Joyce said...

Looking good Karren, I like your water effects on the tree die cut.

Debbie Henderson said...

I like the technique you gave your tree and the little charm is adorable!