Monday, March 8, 2010

An exciting week...

This week is super exciting for me because my BFF Karen is flying in today for a weeks visit AND there is a release at Stamping Bella on Friday!! I have some sneak peeks, and Em said we could show them this week so today I will be showing you the first one I have; the babes have other images so make sure you stop by their blogs through out the week!


The image I am showing is called a heritage tree. When I first saw the image I thought of the tree from Harry Potter that attacked them, but as I was colouring the image I started thinking of the beautiful Magnolia tree that we had at our house in Toronto. That one week a year when it was fully in bloom people would stop to look and take pictures! Now we have little trees because we are in a new area in Calgary & I miss the big old tree (but not raking up the leaves!!)

I used the JUGS sketch from this weekend (JUGS23) but made mine into a square card to fit my image. The tree & leaves are coloured with copics, and I added some sweet pea flowersoft.

The ds paper is Dancing Girl and the card base is chocolate chip with 2 different size ribbons. I paper pierced around the ds paper, so I actually completed the C4C27 challenge of paper piecing - love it when that happens!

Have a great day, I have another sneak peek planned for Wednesday, and then of course for Bellariffic Fridays, which in honour of the release is ANYTHING GOES, email Em (em@stampingbella.com) your card by midnight Thursday to have it showcased on Bloggabella & remember you could win Bellabucks; which I'm sure will come in handy!!

Dana

Copics: E25, E27, E29, E59, YG17

12 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

LindaH said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! i LOVE that tree!...and we have big ole' magnolias here in chatham too. i personally don't have one, but there is one two houses down from my mom's in windsor that is as old as i am i think....JUST GORJUS!

Leslie said...

Didn't think I'd like the tree but it's REALLY pretty! Love the flowersoft you put on and your Magnolia tree was STUNNING! Only a few more hours 'til she arrives! :)

Janet said...

awesome job!! give Karen a hug for me:)
hugs

KanataNewf said...

Oh this is a gorgeous.

leenda said...

Lovely!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is DARLING Dana! LOVE the colors and your coloring! The tree in the pic is amazing too!!!

Lisa Kind said...

Pretty card! Love the image (and the real one!)! Thanks so much for using our sketch and playing along with Just Us Girls!

Dana Gustafson said...

What a grand ol tree stamp! I love this image....so graceful and whimsical at the same time. Thanks so much for playing along with the Just Us Girls sketch challenge this week!

Nancy said...

Wowza! Love this image and what you've done, Dana. Gorgeous!

paulatracy said...

When I saw this tree, it reminded me of my fav tree in the springtime too! This is so pretty Dana and I love the flowersoft you added!!

Jeanie said...

Whoa Dana!!! I LOVE this!! Ok, definitely going into my basket for the next order. You outdid yourself on this one sistah!!