Listen To The Trees

Hello Everyone
Nature was never really a theme I indulged in but it’s one I am becoming more comfortable with especially as I now have so many beautiful nature stamps including a lovely set of stamps I received from Darkroom Door to play with, Darkroom Door Gum Trees.  It’s certainly long overdue that I share a Darkroom Door sample with you.
On this card, although I did not stamp any snowflakes or winter related imagery, I wanted to convey a wintry day, with the sense of snowflakes blowing through the wind and a low winter sun casting a golden glow.DDonelynnemoncrieffYou might just be able to make out the white splatters which brought to mind a snowstorm.DDtwolynnemoncrieffInitially I planned on tearing up this panel, to re-ink the stamp and stamp onto a different surface as the ink has almost pooled, even though I did work with Staz-on.  After a few days I happened to return to the panel and decided that I would go with the flow.  I remember feeling the same way about a post I shared in December which also featured stamping onto mop-up paper.DDthreelynnemoncrieffI am always happiest when I can putter around with little pieces of this and that, finding a home for them on whatever it is that I am working on.  There is something therapeutic in this.
detailthreelynnemoncrieffA gathering of crochet lace and button, with threads happily trailing.DDfivelynnemoncrieffIf you are a fan of Darkroom Door stamps then you might like to know that they have a Facebook page and also a Group
Many thanks for your visit today.


20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sharon Bruner
    Feb 23, 2016 @ 01:00:38

    The white in the background does make one think of snowflakes blowing in. What a nice tree! I love the little bits and pieces that you add to your pieces. The putty (?) at the top and the button and pieces at the bottom give such a homey feel to the pieces. It’s a combination of the cold, windy outside and a feeling of being snug and warm inside. Thank you for sharing, Lynne. sharon xx


  2. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Feb 23, 2016 @ 07:43:14

    I love a nature theme, especially when it is presented so tastefully, dear Lynne. The card is just beautiful.


  3. annie g
    Feb 23, 2016 @ 12:09:20

    a beautiful textured background Lynne and the tree looks amazing against it. Love the fragment pieces too………..very natural.

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx


  4. Gerrina
    Feb 23, 2016 @ 12:28:49

    What a great golden day you made here! (You would almost forget the blowing snow). A dreamy-realistic piece!
    Here we don’t have those days this year; seems there is only rain this year… But I am so pleased with every hour of sun… Hugs, Gerrina


  5. Jackie P Neal
    Feb 23, 2016 @ 12:56:40

    The simplicity of this piece speaks to me Lynne. stunning piece and lovely phrase for it!


  6. Rita
    Feb 23, 2016 @ 14:46:06

    Lynne, you always make such interesting cards and every one of them is so unique. I do love the textures and colours of this one. I trust you are well. Hugs Rita xxxx


  7. Dorthe
    Feb 23, 2016 @ 15:43:10

    Lynne, that`s what I love about this piece, that the ink almost pooled, it makes the tree crown look alive, and not flat as stamps often do. I get the feeling of being able to put my hand into this soft looking foliage, and as the signs step out of the foliage from within. A beautiful effect for me to see.
    The golden background so wonderfully textured too, and the bark piece and collection of lace , thread and button are beautiful ads !!!
    Such a gorgeous piece, dear Lynne.
    Dorthe, xxxx


  8. sewpaperpaint
    Feb 23, 2016 @ 16:26:56

    I so love this rich earthy project, Lynne! Great texture and design!


  9. Paper Profusion
    Feb 23, 2016 @ 17:33:57

    This looks fabulously organic and textured Lynne – I suspect it is like wood to touch. Nicola x


  10. Yvonne Whaley
    Feb 23, 2016 @ 21:08:49

    As always your details bring the piece to life, it looks fantastic.
    Yvonne xx


  11. Julie Lee
    Feb 24, 2016 @ 00:01:53

    Such wonderful texture, Lynne. I read Dorthe’s comment and I so agree with her. Your stamping is so special. You really do make stamped images live and your eye for detail is second to none. xx


  12. corrinegilman
    Feb 24, 2016 @ 15:13:16

    Most lovely textures. xox


  13. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Feb 24, 2016 @ 20:19:33

    Beautiful card you created Lynne!
    I Love the glow and serenity it has inviting us to to pause and listen.
    If trees could talk…imagine the stories they would tell.
    You are the Queen of lovely details ♥


  14. sharon
    Feb 25, 2016 @ 00:03:35

    Oh wow great creation – love all the yummy texture and great colour scheme!!


  15. Anne R
    Feb 25, 2016 @ 12:44:50

    The background is particularly beautiful and shows the tree off really well and the corner elements really draw the eye in. A really gorgeous creation! Hugs, Anne xx


  16. craftytrog
    Feb 27, 2016 @ 21:15:05

    Wonderful!!! xx


  17. pearshapedchris
    Feb 28, 2016 @ 15:17:22

    This is such a wonderful portrayal of a Winters day! Hopefully that sun will soon be higher in the sky! Hugs, Chrisx


  18. Laura Turner
    Feb 28, 2016 @ 18:05:11

    Such an enchanting piece, Lynne!


  19. Avril
    Mar 04, 2016 @ 14:10:32

    A lovely panel full of background texture which is perfect for the winter tree.
    Avril xx


  20. coco
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 20:29:30

    Ooh, I’m in late on your blog Lynne, I’ve just seen that I didn’t leave you any comment on this card… Simply gorgeous!!! I well remember seeing it on FB though..
    Love this tree, the wonderful natural and realistic colours and little bits you have added, awesome work as usual! xxx


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