Thursday, October 15, 2009

Spotlighting Trees

I just found a challenge blog called Saturday Spotlight. I was immediately inspired by the challenge this week as I have been pondering over cards from Mary Fish and Andrea Walford using circle punches and the Season of Friendship stamp set. I wanted to redo my shadowboxes that I occasionally showcase on this blog. It's time for some autumn themed work. The challenge this week is to 'dress up a tree'. To make this tree I used Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, and Pumpkin Pie cardstock and ink as well as Chocolate Chip Ink. I used Circle Circus and the aforementioned Season of Friendship stamp sets. First I stamped every image in the circle circus set on matching cardstock in the 3 colours and then punched them out with the 3/4", 1", and 1 1/4" circle punches. Then I layered them to make 9 circles. I then stamped the tree in chocolate chip and versamark and heat embossed clear embossing powder to make it pop. The citcles were attached at various levels using dimensionals and then I added the strip of paper and ribbon at the bottom to "ground" the image. The sentiemnt is from Season of Friendship and I backed it on a punch out from the Modern Label punch and then a strip of Riding Hood Red. I added a few brads on the corners and mounted it a few times on matching cardstock.
I apologize for the poor quality of the photo. I wanted to show the depth of the popped up circles and label, but the picture below shows the colours much better.

12 comments:

Sabriena Satchwell an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

I saw exactly what you were talking about with the Circle Circus and Season of Friendship Stamp on Andrea Walford's blog and was so excited to try it out. Your project looks awesome I love the depth and colours you used!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

I love this Sandra... I need to hire you to do shadow boxes for my house!

Sarah said...

oooh! love it!
As always- your stuff looks great!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! Sandra, this is so creative!! I love the circles for this tree!! Totally beautiful!! What an awesome take on this challenge!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight!! Hope you'll play with us again!! HUGS

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

FANTASTIC!! Love your tree creation and the colors are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Saturday Spotlight! I look forward to seeing more of your creativity in the weeks to come! GREAT job!

Melissa Sauls said...

This is just too cute!! So super creative of you. Great job!

Jessica G. said...

How fun to create your own tree in these lovely colors; wonderful dimension, too! Thanks for playing along in this week's Saturday Spotlight challenge!!

Roxanne McCleary said...

Love the idea, and love the colours!

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Sandra!!!!
This was a great idea, love the colors and the whole idea!!!!
Blessings, Maria

Laura.K said...

Lovely. The colrs are perfect for a fall day.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzers!! What a creative and colorful tree. Love all the depth and colors! The circles are perfect!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Congratulations on winning the Top 3 Spotlight on the Saturday Spotlight challenge blog!! :) Stop by to get the code for you Top 3 blinkie!! ;)