Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Spooky Swirl Tree

Hello to you all.
Today I am showcasing another set from Annabelle Stamps. This is the Swirl Tree .

 I love this set as it has some very practical sentiments that can be used with all the other sets plus whatever other stamps you have at home. There are a  couple of co-ordinating swirls/ flourishes, as well as the Tree itself . What a great image this one is.  there is also some ornamental 'accesories' to go to with the tree. As you can see there are some hearts, Christmas ornaments, presents and a few more different things. I'll be showing some more ways to use this tree over the coming weeks.

Now for my card
I thought I would try something a little different for our lovely tree. I decided to go for the Spooky Halloween look.
I know we don't celebrate Halloween here in Australia but I know many of my readers do. So Girls, this one is for you.
For this card, I stamped and embossed in Black Colorbox ink and black powder.  I then made a template for my moon out of a bit of scrap cardstock, I punched a hole in the middle, removed the circle and sponged the inside where the circle used to be. Simple. The moon colour was Colorbox Parchment ink
Next I coloured the tree in grey and black Lyra watercolour crayons. I added a little bit of brown around the base. With the black inkpad I sponged the outside of the stamped rectangle. You can see it better in the close up. You can also see the bat brad I chose to embellish the card.Next I layer it on to purple cardstock.

The last part was putting it all together. The base card is an orange square, then the allover Halloween Text Designer Paper.. I added some Halloween ribbon I bought in Wal-Mart (while I was visiting Las Vegas). Last but not least the Swirl tree layer.

Don't forget to check out what the other Design Team members are up to. You will find links to their blogs on the right side bar.
All Stamps used today are from Annabelle Stamps

Until Next Time
Inking of you All


Mandie Reed said...

This site is so cool, love reading all the blog and postings, hope to chat with you soon... :)

Mandie Reed

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Fab card Michelle, love the image and the wonderful papers. Hugs Nikki x

Andrea said...

Wow Michelle, I never thought to use the tree like this! It looks fabulous!

Kylie said...

Awesome card Michelle!
Love everything about it and the bat is just too cute lol!
Love the colours for Halloween and the ribbon is so cool!
Just awesome Michelle!

Enjoy the rest of your week,
Take Care,
Kylie X

Ida P. Krause said...

Love how you used the tree for Halloween. Spooktacular!