Monday, December 12, 2011

Over the River...

A very welcome sight this weekend was all the cars heading down the road with fresh evergreen trees on top. One of my favorite memories of Christmas past was the simple joy of heading into the woods, with a fresh coat of snow to pick out the annual Christmas tree. I had fun with that task every year with my daughter as well....until I met the dear Hubby and his kids. They would go to the Nursery at the end of the road, into the greenhouse, to the very back and pick the tallest, fatest tree. Hmpf! Daughter and I miss hunting down our tree to this day.

To keep the joy of that moment alive I have colored up "Car with tree on top" a stamp from Stamping Bella. Is that appropriate or what? I also decided to play along with fellow Babe Danabella and this weeks SSSC over on Karen Giron's blog. I have altered the sketch a little. I've turned it a bit and added the strip in front of the image instead of behind it. I was not happy with the shading of the Tim Holtz distress ink this one is Rusty didn't blend into the shading surrounding the image very well. So I glittered the heck out of the edge and thought it reminded me of a snow storm...perfect for the over the river and through the woods adventure.

I stamped the image onto Bella's Bestest paper of course using Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with copics. The design paper is called Christmas Home by Teresa Collins - thank you Sissy! It's a 6x6 paper pack and I love the deep patterns. A Memory Box die was used to cut the snowflake adornment. Then I spritzed it with Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist in Heirloom gold. It's really sparkly IRL! The sentiment is also from Bella and I cut it out with Nesties Labels 19. Finished card is 6x5.

Love the fun feel of this brings a smile to my face!

Hope you enjoy.

See ya back here again in a little bit. I've got some catching up to do with you all.



Dana White said...

Calth this is so sweet- perfect for this time of year & we got a fresh dump of snow so it's starting to feel a lot like Christmas

Leslie said...

I agree, this weekend there were loads of trees on top of cars - a sure sign that Christmas is nearly here! Love your card and that snowflake embellishment is lovely and dainty - perfect.

Karen Giron said...

I love this, Cath! The sketch is perfect turned on its side and I love seeing families carrying their perfect trees home. What a fun card -thanks for playing along this week!

Karen Motz said...

Love this! It really does bring back fond memories of tree hunting in the woods. I think next year you and your daughter sould have a fun "tree off" with hubby and his kids, and see who can find the best the forest or in the nursery. :-)

Steph said...

Gorgeous as ever, Cath. I love the papers you've chosen and you def gotta love those Memory Box dies!! x