Wow, where did the last week go???  I'm not sure, but I know it's time for another ColorLab Thursday challenge!!  Always glad for the inspiration and a reason to HAVE to go stamp!!!  Another challenging set of colors this week, here is the inspiration:


Great colors for anything masculine, or with Nature images.  Here is what I did with it!

Card base is Chocolate Chip, with a layer of Garden Green behind the background Very Vanilla. The Vanilla was textured around the edge with the Swirl side of the Perfect Details Texturz Plate, leaving an unembossed oval in the center (see this post for doing that with Texturz plates). In amongst the texture I stamped the small leaf from Lovely as a Tree in Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi & Crumb Cake, some full strength, some off once. I then sponged over all the texturing and around the edge of the card with Crumb Cake. Next I inked the tree image with markers. The trunk was colored first with Chocolate Chip, including some of the obvious branches in the image. Next I colored all the rest of the tree with Crumb Cake. Then I thumped (tap the stamp with the brush end of the marker), quite a bit, with both Garden Green & Wild Wasabi. Then just a few times with Chocolate Chip. I also used the Garden Green to do the grass lines under the tree. Remember to huff on the tree before you stamp to refresh the ink!! Click on the card to enlarge the picture if you would like to see more detail!! The saying is from Thoughts and Prayers and I inked the Wishing you... in Chocolate Chip and the Get Well Soon in Garden Green.  I rummaged up a piece of Chocolate Chip satin ribbon for across the bottom. (GET YOUR CHOCOLATE CHIP SATIN RIBBON NOW-IT'S IN THE SUMMER MINI ONLY THAT ENDS 8/31/10!!) My final accent is a new button from the Holiday Mini catalog, Crumb Cake in Color. I pulled a piece of Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon through it, knotted it, and sponged it with Garden Green ink.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you'll stop by the ColorLab and play along with us!! 

SU! Catalog Items used on this card:  115026 Lovely as a Tree * 113252 Thoughts & Prayers * 102128 Chocolate Chip CS * 101650 Very Vanilla CS * 102584 Garden Green CS * 100908 Chocolate Chip Classic Ink * 100071 Chocolate Chip Marker * 121030 Crumb Cake Classic Ink * 119680 Crumb Cake Marker * 102272 Garden Green Classic Ink * 100080 Garden Green Marker * 109014 Wild Wasabi Classic Ink * 120975 Wild Wasabi Marker * 109071 Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon * 101610 Stamping Sponge * 113439 Big Shot * 115962 Perfect Details Texturz Plate * Summer Mini 117287 Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin Ribbon * Holiday Mini 121002 Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons


diane mcvey said...

Oh, I love this, Jen...beautiful! The leaves around the edges are just perfect; and the tree is great, and the sentiment is just right! And perfect embellishment...I wish I had a stack of these made, I sure could use some "guy cards"!!!
Thanks for doing the challenge, I see another award in your future! :D

Jen Mitchell said...

You're right. This is a great masculine card. You can never have too many of those!

Anonymous said...

Very enlightening and beneficial to someone whose been out of the circuit for a long time.

- Kris