Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Stampin' Up! Trendy Trees - Thinking of You Card

Hi all!
I made this card this morning, but thought I'd spread my posts out a little bit, so you're not bombarded with posts....
I made this card to add to my growing collection of cards for the Newcastle Show which is coming up in 2 weeks! I used a couple of challenges to get my mojo started.... The first was the Curtain Call Colour Challenge, once again a tricky colour combo! I wasn't going to add the little bit of green in my chalking, but I needed to 'ground' my trees, so they got grass.... The second challenge I am entering this into is the Less is More challenge, which this week is a recipe challenge, to use 3 squares. 
This card is currently sitting on my computer desk, with me humming and haaing about whether I like it... what are your thoughts?
Happy Stamping!

12 comments:

Chrissie said...

I think that the squares would have worked perfectly well without the label showing behind them. Did you need that section to add a colour for your other challenge?
I love those little trees, I should dig mine out more often.
Thanks for joining us and we hope to see you next time!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

As you have said what did we think, looking at it I wonder if the trees would have worked in an L shape, so that they balanced with the Thinking of you. They would have looked a bit more cut out of a larger sheet, if you see what I mean
However, your card is charming and thank you for joining us, it's GREAT to see you
See you next week
mandi
"Less is More"

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your layout of your card and love the colouring behind your trees.

Anne

Faith A said...

I like this, it is so different the colour combo is nice too.

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

A very nice card and interesting color combinations. I agree with the other comment that this would have been a stronger design for a CAS card without the yellow marquee in the background. The sentiment could have lined up right along the bottom edge of the lowest square for an effective use of negative space. JMHO, but a lovely execution overall.

Suze Bain said...

Lovely card Jess, love the colour and images of the 3 squares (I have to agree with others though, you don't need the label - detracts a bit from the trees).

jillyscreations said...

lovely card the trees are wonderful

Vicky Hayes said...

Those tiles are fabulous - I love the chalking and the way the black trees stand out against it.

Susan said...

Really pretty card...love the tree image. I believe I would have left off the yellow label.

Aileen said...

Love how you have positioned your trees. They are great stamps. x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card! Love that tree image. Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Curtain Call. :o)

Christina said...

You did a lovely job with the chalking behind the trees, and I love the faux stitching that frames the card. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call again this week!