Friday, November 6, 2009

Time to get the Tree

Happy Bellarific Friday!!! This week's theme was Christmas/Winter. I dug into my Bella Bindahs and pulled out this adorable Car with a Tree on Top image from Stamping Bella.
This totally brings back childhood memories of trudging out to the forest to cut our Christmas tree. Growing up in Northern Ontario, there weren't specific tree farms, we just headed to the bush (which there's plenty of!). And in the middle of December there was usually a foot or two of snow to get through before finding the perfect tree. My brothers and I would head off with my dad and we'd be gone for hours, but Mom always had hot chocolate and cookies waiting for us when we got home. Mmmmm...

For my card today I used Jen's Sketch For You To Try for the layout. I started by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bella's Bestest Paper then coloured it with copics. It's cut out with circle Nestabilities and layered onto a scallop circle of Prism Blush Red Dark. I added some sparkle to the image by colouring the star and ornaments with yellow and red Spica glitter pens. Then I used my clear Glaze pen on the windows and the ornaments. I love the bit of sparkle that shows through the clear Glaze pen on the ornaments!

For the card base I stitched some Baja Blue to the Blush Red Dark panel and layered it onto the white card base. The patterned paper is Imaginisce Polar Expressions and it has such a pretty sparkly line running through it! Of course I just had to use my favourite ghost snowflake and I added some platinum Glitter dots for more sparkle.

I always look forward to the fabulous Bellarific Friday creations that Em posts on Bloggabella. Did you play this week? I hope so...I'll be looking for your creation in Em's post!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

10 comments:

chercroppin said...

Adorable Karen...love the colors/paper and that image is the cutest! Love that red-glitter pen on the tree too!

Dina said...

This is adorable!! love your colroing and layout!

Dana White said...

If only they came with the decorations already on! Too cute I remember going to find our tree's too; sometimes they turned out to be very Charlie Brown where you had to hide part of the tree in the corner!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is SO SO CUTE, Karen!!!

Danni said...

Supah cute!!!

Jeanie said...

Ooooh, Karen I think this is adorable. Love the snowflake too!

Meahni said...

Great card Karen, I have this stamp and REALLY want to use it now, thanks for the inspiration.
We have moslty fake trees here, mine comes out of the box every year, not hard to pick at all, lol!

Christina Fischer said...

Adorable, Karen! That image is just so cute, and I love the colors you used!

Janet said...

this is awsome! i love how you coloured the car!!
hugs

Emily said...

Too freakin' cute Karen! This image and your recounting of your memory of the annual hunt for your Xmas tree reminded me of my fav Xmas movie, "Christmas Vacation". I still crack up every year when I watch the opening tree search scene. I like how you layed down the striped paper...it makes it look like the car is racing home with that huge tree on it:)) Great coloring job too!