As I was saying on my last post, there are so many fun challenges this time of the year covering three different holidays here in America that it gets to be a challenge just deciding which direction I'm going to go. With chalk, I've made a sort of giant hopscotch Bingo board on the patio concrete outside the Playhouse. I just toss a rock and where it lands is what I make next!
Okay, I don't really do that, but it's not a bad idea now that I think of it.
Sometimes cards happen while we are working on an entirely different card because we run across an embellishment or a die cut or a whatsit. That's what happened to me for my card today. I was rooteling through my Christmas catchall box looking for jingle bells when I came across three shiny dimensional Christmas tree stickers from years gone by. Wait, I said. Hold up. Someone is having a tree challenge right now . . .
And the whole first project came to a screeching halt while I confirmed that, yes, the adorable ladies at Less Is More this week are having a theme challenge and the theme is "trees!" Far out, as we kids used to say!
I slanted the trees across a piece of glossy card stock which I matted to a red card. The sediment is another Penny Black NBUS stamp so I'm once again playing in the Penny Black and More October challenge which is "Anything Goes" ~ with fab prizes. I love the whimsical font of the image and think it goes so well with those jocular trees.
ETA: My friend Sammy Jean told me about Crafting With Dragonflies, which is a new challenge to me. Their theme this week is also trees, specifically "natures/leaves/trees!" Thank you, Sammy!
I am as tickled as a kitten with a cricket to introduce you to two new friends today!
Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy. LITS*
Paper: SU! real red, Stampland glossy
Stamp: Penny Black "holidays" 3240F
Ink: SU! real red
Trees: Not for sure, but I think K&Company
Enamel dots: My Mind's Eye