Cheryl is hosting One Layer Wednesday this week, where the theme is ‘Christmas Thank You’ … that’s definitely getting ahead of the game … I’ve only just started on my Christmas cards! I was struggling with this as a OLC (not embarked on my big stamp acquisition yet!), when what should arrive in the boite aux lettres but a magazine with a freebie … this tree stamp.
The definition on the stamp isn’t that wonderful (it’s a freebie after all!) but it was a case of Hobson’s Choice, so I played with it for a while and used up a ton or so of scrap paper! I coloured the trees in stripes before stamping and then went over the colour with a waterbrush (it’s watercolour card so it took it well enough). My aim was to do something a bit ‘messy’, ‘washy’ and ill-defined … I’m pretty certain I took that look a bit far, but hey, if you don’t try, you don’t know! The greeting is computer generated (French Script) and I added just a smidge of bling with the tiny stars on the top of the trees.
This is what I used: Cardstock: Crafter’s Companion, Stamp: Freebie, Ink: Marvy le Plume Watercolour Pens, Gems: Papermania, Sentiment: Computer Generated
Here’s just a little bit of trivia to finish the weekend … apparently, the higher the consumption of chocolate in a country, the more Nobel Prize winners there are (with the exception of Sweden). So, next time you feel the inclined to nibble on a bar of chocolate, don’t resist … you’re working your way towards a Nobel Prize!
Have a great week … thanks so much for visiting, and especially so if you’ve had chance to make a comment, reading them makes my day! Anita 🙂