' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Calendar Challenge Week 10

Saturday 8 December 2012

Calendar Challenge Week 10

I can hardly believe I have done 10 pages already for my calendar ! This week, we must use Trees on our pages for the Craft Barn challenge. I have lots of tree(s) stamps, so the most difficult was to choose ! Based on size, I settled for the Cover-a-card Branches by Impression Obsession. If you are a frequent visitor you will be aware that I love it !

I used pastels to establish a sky and ground backdrop for the Branches. I stamped the image with my wettest ink, Aubergine Versamagic, to best capture the details of that stamp.
I stamped and embossed the "Hug a tree" sentiment (Crafty Individuals) at the top.
The "frame" has been dry embossed with 2 sizes of Spellbinders dies, then wet embossed. The embossing is not perfect but I wanted a rustic look anyway.

Had I not used leaves in my last page, I would have added some... but I didn't want to repeat myself, so I just added a bit of twine on the calendar itself, less is more and all that...

Thanks for coming by,


  1. An unusual colour to use but it's lovely and your blended sky in the background looks so realistic!! Only 2 weeks to go!

  2. I love the colours you've used here. That stamp is gorgeous and I wish I had borrowed my Sister's when I made my page!! The twine is a lovely natural touch too.

  3. A wonderful blend of colours for your page :)
    Von ♥

  4. Oh yes, the colors of your sky is so lovely! Your page turned out beautifuly!

  5. What a fabulous stamped image, I will have to look out for one. Great shape for your calendar and I too like the twine addition.

  6. Great colours & a fab stamped image.

  7. Wonderful calendar page the background is perfect for the trees, and the sentiment at the top says it all, I love trees!

  8. This is truly stunning!
    Thanks for playing with us