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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Les Beaux Arbres

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - A is for...

so I went with "A" is for Arbres (French word for tree).  I hope it's okay.  :)


I coloured these trees using a watercolour effects by mixing distress ink with Perfect Pearl solution.  You could see the shimmer here and there, and I love how they turned out.  However I keep thinking I could add more to the card but don't want to make it too cluttered, so I left it.

I am also submitting it to the Simon Says Stamp flickr Group pool Challenge #16 - Water Colouring.

ETA (April 14th): Arlene encouraged me to enter this to the Die Cut Diva's April Challenge - In the garden.

Supplies:
Cutting die: SSS (Woodland Tree)
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Ink: Ranger Distress (Wild Honey, Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Squeezed Lemonade, Old Paper, Milled Lavender, Chipped Sapphire, Broken China), Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Other: Ranger Perfect Pearl

Thanks for stopping by, I wish you a lovely day!!

11 comments:

Robin K. said...

Your watercolored trees turned out nicely! Love the little birdie!

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful colour choices for your trees and the bird house and birdie are a sweet finishing touch!

Maureen Morton said...

What a sweet Spring card, Cindy! Love the soft colors. And, this is a reality check - I used to speak French almost fluently, but have all but forgotten it. I need a trip!!! Thanks for sharing.

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is just lovely! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Kara Lynne said...

Your trees are beautiful and I love the grass and the rest of the background. Such a sweet bird and house too; who wouldn't want to live in one of those trees?!

Arlene said...

I just love this card. The bird house and little birdie are so cute.

You should enter this card into the Die Cut Divas too.

Clare said...

Oooh, these trees are so lovely and delicate! I can only imagine how awesome the perfect pearls looks on them in real life!

Greta said...

Just saw this on Flickr & came to take another look as I just love it! Perfectly crafted, Cindy!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty!

Barb Ghig said...

So clever of you to choose a french word...I love how you inked the trees and how you placed the bird and birdhouse! Very sweet card, Cindy!

fairyrocks said...

I learned a new word today. Thanks, I love Arbres. Very pretty spring feeling trees. Thanks for popping by with kind comments. I too am leaning towards the ancestors. Keep smiling and creating