Sunday, December 2, 2012

Finding the perfect tree

Good morning!

I hope you've been having a lovely weekend. My deadlines and commitments have all passed and I've got today off so I'm looking forward to a bit of relaxing. Jac helped me load all of my Christmas music CDs onto my ipod so now I've got continuous holiday tuneage to enjoy. :)

Ok, so my card today is for the Double Take Tuesday challenge over at The Greeting Farm and it has quite the story to go with it. See that super cute tree farm paper in the background? Well KI Memories sneak peeked it before last Christmas but unfortunately never released it as actual paper. To say I was bummed would be an understatement. If missing out on papers was ever to make me cry this would have been it... luckily I'm not quite that melodramatic. ;)
As soon as I laid eyes on it I had so many ideas that I wanted to use it for but I was convinced that they were never to be. Then I stumbled across the paper set being sold digitally at jessicasprague.com. Not being a digi scrapper at all I had never purchased digital papers and even though I loved them it still took months and months before I finally dove in and bought them. It didn't hurt that they are on sale now, LOL!

So I printed that tree farm out on cardstock and went to town playing along with the sketch challenge (though I flipped it on its side). Wild Sprout Logan was a great match for it because I think he looks ready for winter in his hoodie. I did do a bit of altering by wiping away his eyes before stamping and tracing in Wild Sprout Edward's eyes instead. I just seem to prefer my Sprouts with sweet expressions. And to finish off the story I gave Logan his very own wood veneer tree to take home from the lot. Yes, this one was a long time coming but I'm so satisfied right now it's not even funny. Well, maybe just a bit funny. :)

And with that admission of crafty nerdiness I will now exit stage left. Check ya later!      
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- We R Memory keepers (red snowflake), BoBunny (green dot), KI Memories (tree lot digital paper)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (WS Logan and WS Edward), Inkadinkado (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown
Studio Calico wood veneer tree
buttons
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E30, E31, E33, E35
clothes- B34, B37, B39, YG01, YG03, YG67, R05, R08, E09, E57, E59, E49, BG02, BG05, E40, E41, 0

10 comments:

Julie D. Richards said...

He's adorable Amy. I haven't tried digital paper either, it just seems like it would take a lot of ink. Must admit that background paper is awfully cute though.

gobeagirl said...

Good morning my friend. You should be very happy with this card, It is just ADORABLE! I love your paper and oh wow do I wish they had put it out in a paper pad, I think it is fantastic. :O) I also love your little man with the tree. I think he picked the best one in the farm. lol. I can see that your Christmas music is truly inspiring you as always. I plugged in yesterday and spent my time listening to my Glee. Oh there are some songs in there that I can't keep quiet with and Madison gets very irritated with me. hehehe... Hope you have a great Sunday. Hugs, Lisa

Alicia Alva said...

Hi Amy, looking for some copic tutorials I found your blog. So glad I did, your cards are pretty awesome, I am a follower now.

Leanne said...

Hey!! This is awesome! So glad you found the papers even if you had to print it out but now you have it always. Great alteration. This card is really cool and i love that he got his perfect tree.
Happy Sunday Amy!!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love this card. TFS.

Tress said...

Lol! Welcome to the digi world Amy! Don't you just love all the papers they have available at Jessica Sprague? Btw, even though this card was a long time in materializing, it was worth the wait. So adorable!

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG this is All Adorable!!!!! LOVE the paper and how you just wipe away eyes and redo them!!!! Awesome creation!!! my gosh I am so late getting online. I slept in today and have been doing housework and putting up all the Christmas decor inside the house while the hubby was doing the outside!!! But I still made it by before bedtime!!! Hope you have an Awesome week. Tell your mom Brooke and I said Hello too!!!!
hugs, Heidi & Brooke

Kim Y. said...

This is too cute!

Loz said...

he's so cute - love how you coloured his hair and that tree Dp is perfect!

RiNNE said...

Ahahahaha!! Your story is so funny! Only crafters would understand this need and love for paper!!! Love your card! The paper is awesome and I like the tree you added to him too