I really like this SU Trendy Trees set! My only challenge is lining up the tree with the trunk. If you want a row of trees, I'd advise you to stamp the trunks first, especially if you think they are going to come out in a straight line, or even close. We all know *I* am genetically incapable of doing that, so do not do as I do, do as I say. I suppose you could use a SAMJ to get the tree tops aligned on the trunks, but I like to live dangerously, so I just eye-balled these. I got pretty close on a couple, too.
For the variegated look on the leafy trees, I colored the stamp with Certainly Celery, Old Olive and Always Artichoke markers.
And that halo over the center tree? If I told you I meant to do that, would you believe me? Nah, didn't think so. I stamped the dotted tree top first, realized I'd missed the tree trunk, so I came back with another more solid top and stamped over it. Eh, it's a mock-up. :-)
Next I have a card that evolved out of another failed project. I started out with my B&W + Color project from earlier this week. I have paired the B&W piece with Gable Green, and let me tell you - it is real purty! I went in search in The Other Room for a piece of paper with Celery and Black in the pattern to add it to the still-boring card, and I found a wonderful piece of paper, but it was Celery and Brown, plus it had birds on it, so I changed my plans and made this:
Isn't that paper cool?!?! It has all those brown bird cages on it, so I paired it with a Choc Chip layer and PTI's Spring Moss for the base. I pulled out my newly-delivered SU bird chipboard and put together that little bird, covering him in a piece of Ski Slope DS paper. I edged the chipboard with Choc Chip marker, and because I am incapable of not slipping (so I always get marker on the front of the DS paper when I try), I went over the top edge of the bird with the marker, too, to ... make it look like I meant to do that.
The do-dads in the top corners are some Thickers I finally opened; the ribbon is from my retired SU Box Of Ribbons; the bird's eye is filled with black Stickles; and finally - the sentiment...that's a rub-on from the SU Chit Chat pack.
And the original B&W + Green card? Still on the table, feeling neglected. I may get to it before the Clean Sweep, and I may not. We'll see. ;-)
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