Sunday, 23 September 2007

Sleeping forest

I wanted to try something a little different for the Saturday Stamper theme on trees. This atc has rather a bleak feel about it; somewhere I wouldn't like to go at night. (In fact Fangorn just came to mind from Lord of the Rings - I now wish I had used a single ring!) Trees are so amazing the way they change constantly. I like how the blue trees blend into the background.

The ribbon buckle was a very bright gold, so I dulled it a bit with the alcohol ink. I sprayed the inks on a tag - a perpetual moan now about the scanner not picking up the shimmer of blue and gold. Big thanks to my friend Rachel who came up trumps with the tree stamp when I appeared on her doorstep earlier on today!

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Stamps : tree stamp from encaustic wax retailer; Paper Artsy One Penny 2

Inks : Sticky Fingers sprays Aqua, Bluebell, Delphinium and Antique Gold; Moonglow spray Royal Lapis Laziuli Fire; Fluid Chalk Blue Iris; StazOn Olive and Black; Brilliance Galaxy Gold; AI bottle

Extras : ribbon buckle; tag; space dyed thread

20 comments:

Louly said...

What a dreamy, atmospheric looking card! It's fabulous.

saturday stampers said...

this is really beautiful, I love the dark colours and the ribbon finishes it off perfectly Kaz x

jo capper-sandon said...

beautiful and serene. Love it.

Debbie said...

This is beautiful... I love what you have done...

Em's Blog said...

oowwww this is gorgeous! love the ribbon, finishes it off beautifully :o)

Andrea said...

Fab, the ribbon and buckle finish it off perfectly

Paula said...

WOW, Ros! Very Lord of the Rings! Atmospheric isn't the word.

Theres' you forgetting your link & mine went belly up!! They'll not forget us two & our first attempts in a hurry!!!

SmilynStef said...

Love the feel of this card ... all of th elements really come together ... beautiful.

Gillian said...

Indeed .... a very eery mysterious feel to this, love the tree stamp, and the buckle detail:)

alcoholinky said...

lurvely.. really moody atmosphere, definitely Fangorn!!

Audrey said...

Beautiful!

Karin said...

What a great use of colour to get that bleak feel across, you've done a great piece of work to achieve it. :0)

Zuzu's Blog said...

In the bleak mid winter is what came to mind..
I love this ATC ( I love ATCs lol) and its nice and frosty and wintery feeling ..

Carrie said...

This is lovely - I love the faded trees in the background.

deb said...

This is lovely, very atmospheric.

Heather Robinson said...

It is indeed a very moody piece but I like it! Great use of a ribbon and buckle!

Lisa Renéa said...

Lovely! It truly reminds me of a scene in my own backyard! Beautiful colors, too!

joanne wardle said...

ooo yes, quite eerie, it's great

Far North said...

love the use of so many colors to create this atmosphere...beautiful!

rebecca said...

You got the name exactly right -- it IS a sleeping forest. I'd like to walk through it. It seems so peaceful to me. Great color choice.