Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Trees

I've got four posts going out today - click on the links for these posts:
STAMPlorations Inspiration #64
One Layer Christmas Card Challenge - Guest Designer (later on today)

So, welcome to The Mixed Media Card Challenge, where this month's theme is Trees with an option of Birds.

I *had* to have these forest archway dies by Memory Box early last year.  I've used the Grand Forest Archway and Medium Forest Archway on this card.  And this is the only time I've used them, so far.  I've also got the Small Forest Archway (which doesn't have a frame around it, and hasn't been out of its packet yet).

It seems to be quite the trend (especially in warmer climes) to get married outdoors, so I thought I'd make a card on that theme.

I cut the frames out of white card then coloured them with Distress Inks and adhered them on top of each other, then on to the background, which was made with Brusho powders.  I die-cut some tiny flowers, stuck them onto the trees for blossom, then added Liquid Pearls to the centres.  I stamped the happy couple from The Bee's Knees Newlyweds, and just added a touch of shading with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, fussy cut the image, then placed the happy couple underneath the arch.  The whole panel was then adhered to the card base.

Pop on over to the Mixed Media Card Challenge to see some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team, and add your Tree card to the gallery!


  1. This just makes me go awwwww.... I love the magical feel of this fairytale couple.

  2. What lovely tree arches surrounding your happy wedding couple! love the colorful and bright Brusho background you created!

  3. Whoa. Pretty fancy schmancy for your outdoor wedding! Very Sisley-esque.

  4. Wow! That brushos background makes a gorgeous backdrop for your tree arch and beautiful bride and groom. LOVE! xx

  5. What a lovely scene, Shirley ... so soft and romantic ... love how the happy couple stand out in (mostly) white against that gorgeous woodland background! Hugs, Anita :)

  6. how wonderful and so pretty...love that the couple is white against that gorgeous bkg.

  7. oh my, those trees and the background! sooo pretty!