Oct 13, 2014

The Green Christmas Tree.

Hello Everyone,
As you all know I have been stretched like a lizard drinking trying to complete my Christmas cards before my trip to the UK, only three more to make now and all is done.
The Artful Times Challenge Blog has a 'GREEN' theme going on this fortnight and so I thought I would use natures hue to make my next card.
Green is thought to be a cool and clean colour especially when combined with White, there is an underlying element of warmth in Blue-Greens and this is apparent in my Tree, as opposed to the somewhat Olive of the Bg, whatever the mix there is never any clashing with Green, it always relates a friendly vibe.

 A while back there were cards with a circle cutout to enhance an image I used this design here.
 My Tree is made from Tyvek fabric, then painted, the trunk is made up of stitched felt.

The Background is Acrylic paints, then dry embossed.
If you want to join in this Challenge hop along to Artful Times here.

Welcome to my new followers I hope I can inspire you occasionally.
Have a great week,


aussie aNNie said...

A real stunning creation with gorgeous colours and lovely image used....love the style and added beauties here as well Sue.....cheers, aNNieThe Journey is the Start

Dawn Turley said...

LOVE this one Sue. I really love your bit of white against the variety of greens. Well done on getting the cards finished in time. You are going to have an awesome trip.

Astrid Maclean said...

Fab card! Love the background!! The tyveck tree looks amazing too!

Joan said...

Fab Christmas tree and I love the background

Rosemary said...

wow... you sure are cracking along with the Christmas cards, Sue! this is another fabulous one... love all the texture! smiles!

Angela Radford said...

Hi Sue, I just love Tyvek. Look here Lol! I thought I was doing well getting my cards started early and now I find you've finished yours already! However I guess I will have to let you off as you have a big trip coming up soon.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Sid said...

Brilliant green themed creation Sue. Loving your background and elements and it's ages since I have used Tyvek !! Just reminded me how interesting Tyvek is. I have also become your latest blog follower !

Lisa M said...

Just stopped in to see your last two posts and I'm immensely impressed. You are cranking out the holiday cheer in mass volume and with gorgeous detail. You've left nothing out and ALL of your cards have your delicate, creative and unique touch. Little masterpieces for the mantels. Have a terrific time on your mini vacation too!!
hugs to you Onion,

Becca Cruger said...

Wow! So glad I stopped by because your artwork is fantastic. You have a wonderful crafting aesthetic and this card packs some serious wow-factor! I love the mix of inks and textures.

Ira Huberts said...

Cool! I'm always impressed with your wonderful backgrounds Sue, they're amazing! What a fab idea to create your Christmas tree, too! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Evelyn S. said...

Wonderful ...and unusual...textures in this card, Sue!

Neet said...

I was wondering what the tree was made from. Great use of Tyvek - and it looks so good.
Gosh, you have really spent some time making this card - somewhere out there is one lucky recipient.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times.
Hugs, Neet xx

crafty creations said...

Brilliant and that background is amazing - love the tyvek tree too

Greta said...

How beautiful, Sue! I adore the background & your tree is just amazing!

cheryl Baker said...

oh sugar plum this is stunning,the background is just fantastic hun,and the tree really pops hun love it hugs Cherylxxxx

Anita Houston said...

Love the use of fabric and felt! The background is just gorgeous!!!

die amelie said...

Wow, Sue!

That Tyvek tree looks awesome. And the dry embossing with the acrylic painted background is such a great effect. I do have some Tyvek lying around somewhere - should use it more often. Your card is so inspiring!

Thank you so much for your understanding and encouraging comment on my blog! It's always wondeful to find that your thoughts have touched others out there. Small steps it will have to be with me as well. ;)

Big hug,
Claudia xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh wow..Sue, the background you created is awesome! Love the great texture. :)