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Thursday, 14 April 2011

Tree of Life


This gorgeous digi image is called Tree of Life and is by Nana Vic. She very generously gave it to us over at CDAC to make a card for a challenge. She has painted several of these as triple canvases and they look amazing. I love all the detail in it and the intricacy of the design. It was a pleasure to colour in and I am really pleased with how my card came it.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and the dots have a variety of Stickles glitter glue in silver, gold and irridescent as well as gold liquid pearls and a metallic gold pen. They all add a sumptuous feel to the card.

The panels have been mounted on 3d foam. I used a sheet of A4 pearlescent bronze card for the base and added some luxury embossed swirl paper from Kanban which has a metallic sheen to it. It's almost a shame to cover the swirls up but it fits in really well with the image and I knew it would be a perfect compliment. Amazingly I actually found it in my stash too, must be more organised than I though LOL.

To finish I tied some jute string in a knot, added my little charm (thought the red would pick up the apples in the tree) The sentiment is also from Kanban and is mounted on 3D foam either side of the string.

I am so please with how this turned out that I may have a go at making one larger so I can frame it for in our hallway.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical order) :-

25 comments:

Lisa said...

such a lovely card and that image is fab! thanks for joining us at PCJ for our freebie challenge!

Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

OOH that DP looks so rich and chocolatey and the image is fab
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Wenda said...

Wonderful card, great image.

Hugs Wenda

Kreatives von Andrea said...

What a wonderful card, which I like very much. A very nice image and a great design.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

kelli said...

Love how your triptych turned out! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT x

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

Wow! what wonderful cards. I'm amazed at how much beautiful work you can create. I really love the floral water can - and your black and white dog is awesome!

Thanks for playing along with the Paper Garden Projects Hybrid challenge!

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

Hi Mandy - you won the prize drawing over at Paper Garden Projects. Can you send me an e-mail with your stamp set choices so I can send you your prize?

Congrats!!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Mandy this is super, I love the tree of life being in 3 parts. Super, thanks for playing on MAWTT Love Hazelxoxo

Jane said...

WOw! Mandy...this is beautiful...off to check out Nana Vicxx

Anne Temple said...

Love this! Great job on your card.

brenda said...

Another great card Mandy.

Thank you so much for sharing and joining us at Allsorts Challenge this week, good luck and look forward to seeing you again.

B x

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card love the design. thanks for sharing with Crafty catz this week

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card Mandy, such a great design. I love the image and the backing paper.
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Pat Garvin said...

I love that embossed background. Thanks for playing with Stamping Vacation.

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Mandy :o) Love the tree, and everything you've used works so well with it. Lisa x

carol said...

fabulous card, thanks for joining in with our challenge at Craftycatz this week, x carol

Fleur said...

Another gorgeous card, Thanks again for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous Mandy, I love how the tree is over 3 sections and your backing DP is yummy. Thanks for joining in with my first ever challenge at MAWTT this week
Hugs Laurie x

Kiehn said...

Oh wow beautiful card...i love how you put this together..the thank you is pretty cool to

Tina

Pami said...

This is a wonderful card Mandy, this is a great technique. Thanks for joining in with us at MAWTT this week, good luck. Pami x

nicoleqmullen said...

This is fantastic, love all the details on it, they work so well together! Thanks for joining us at Paper Play this week!!

Sarabeth said...

beautiful image- your coloring is just wonderful!
thanks for playing with PCJ!

sarabeth

Ren-Yi said...

I love this beautiful creation. The colors are so rich on your card and the lil heart locket is very sweet. Thanks for playing along this week with us at PaperPlay Challenges.

Lin said...

Somewhere on my travels I am sure I saw this get a top 3 spot, but blessed if I can rememeber where. But it is well deserved. Gorgeous.

Lin xx

Denimo said...

Another great card Mandy!! I'm lovin' that tree! Thanks again for joining our challenge at Aud Sentiments. We hope to see you back for our next one!
Denise