Monday, December 28, 2009

Van Gogh Tree

The Sweet Shop - SSS36
Splitcoast Technique Challenge - TLC253

It's time for some Christmas thank you cards! I started with this week's sketch from The Sweet Shop. I chose to use Sweet 'n Sassy's charity set Trees of the Field. You can click on the link to read about how it supports Sarah Anderson's family after the tragic loss of her 3yo son Henry a couple months ago.

I covered the tree with dots, Van Gogh style, for Splitcoast's technique challenge. The saying is from Sweet 'n Sassy's Heartfelt Sentiments set. The green ruche paper in the background is from Paper Temptress and it has a delightful texture to it.

I hope all of you enjoyed a Christmas Day full of joy and laughter. For my family, it was a time to reflect on the greatest gift ever given ~ Luke 2:10-11
NASB

And the angel said to them,"Do not be afraid;
for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which shall
be for all the people; for today in the city of David
there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps: Trees of the Field, Heartfelt Sentiments
Paper: (SU) Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze (Paper Temptress) Neenah Solar White, Green Ruche
Ink: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Soft Sky, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Markers, Buttons, Brad, Circle Nesties
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18 comments:

Danni said...

Very nice card!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Great job with the sketch.

Cammy said...

I really like the dots ala Van Gogh and the textured paper. Very nice!

Mae said...

So sweet Michelle. I didn't even think to do Thank you cards. I need to get on the ball.

MrsETaylor said...

What a great technique. I absolutely love that tree. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn Mercedes said...

yeah! you had time to stamp!! Great job on the challenge. I'm totally not sleeping...second night in a row. And now it's nearly 6am. It's horrible for someone who enjoys sleeping! haha. And since we have 7 house guests, I can't really do anything but be quiet!

Lesley said...

Very pretty card!

Vicki said...

Michelle, this is a wonderful card! Love that technique! Great LO! Blessings to you!

Paige said...

All the textures and elements make for a delightful card!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card! The buttons are a nice little touch!

Becky said...

You did a great job on this challenge.

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute! Love the layout!

Elaine said...

Great thank you card. I could use a few of those, to write my notes on! Happy New Year.
Elaine

Juanita said...

Great Thank you card and technique. TFS

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like how you added the dots to the trees. Very artsy!

Vickie Y said...

Very nice card Michelle. Love the "van gogh" look. TFS

HappyCrafter said...

Pretty card! And what a great idea to give Christmas thank you cards. The Van Gogh look is very cool.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Van Gogh, I love it!