All Is Peaceful

I am back amongst my supplies and managed to make this card,  I suppose it could be a Christmas card.
This tree stamp is a beauty from Crafty Individuals.  I’d go so far as to say that if you like tree stamps then it would be worth your while taking a look at Crafty Individuals.  This particular stamp is an individual stamp, CI-453 but if you are prepared to spend more money, then CI-450 would be such a good investment, an A4 size sheet of stamps devoted to trees with some lovely sentiments.cionelynneThere is subtle shimmer and glimmer here and there on this card with a Stardust pen scribbled onto the stamped image, not that you’d know because no sign of that Stardust in this photograph!!!citwolynnemPainted tree bark and rhinestonescifivelynnemwith a pop of contrast in the form of this scrappy piece of sari ribbon.cithreelynnemThank you for your visit to this post, your visits are always appreciated by me.

Whispers In The Winter Wind

Hello Everyone
I would always say that my favourite themes were Paris, vintage dressmaking and vintage femmes but now I would say that emerging as a firm favourite is nature.
Crafty Individuals have a beautiful selection of tree stamps both realistic in style and slightly more whimsical, I definitely lean towards the realistic style as my choice.
In the U.K, Mother Nature seems to be rather upset, causing devastation from either storm force winds or torrential rainfall, creating floodwater of the likes where streets are turned into canals and a dinghy used instead of a car, with people rooting through their damaged possessions desperately trying to salvage anything and all other belongings being turfed out onto pavements.  How is it that nature can be so devastating yet the flip side is the beauty.  It is the quiet beauty of an early crisp frosty morning I was aiming to capture in this canvas panel.
wintertreelynneThis is something I made over one month ago, when I had metallic paint/sprays out for Christmas/festive cards/tags/gifts, etc.
It all started because of some mop up paper.  I had a sheet of re-cycled white packing paper to protect my surface when working with paints/sprays.  The photographs don’t do the paper justice!  In fact, it was so pretty I really didn’t want to use it especially as I knew I couldn’t re-create it.  It had become quite wrinkled
twoand I know, I could have ironed it but what’s a few wrinkles between friends!  With the tree stamp being so detailed it obviously meant an imperfect stamped image but I’m happy to roll with that especially as it adds a lovely texture to the panel and enhances the naturalistic feel.
fiveAll the paints/sprays are metallics but that hasn’t translated in the photographs.
Hand-made paper and tree bark, misted to give the impression of a frosty morning with a That’s Crafty greyboard snowflake shimmering with pastesixand barely to be seen, a cluster of stars.  This star stencil is one of my favourites from the That’s Crafty Dinky Stencil range.sevenWhispers in the winter wind.

(Crafty Individuals CI-209 is the Elements stamp set used on this canvas panel.)
Many thanks for your visit to this scheduled post and to those of you who took such trouble to answer the question in a recent post.  I will be acknowledging your words,  many thanks.
Have a lovely week and wherever you are in the world, I hope Mother Nature is being kind to you!