Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pines and Pinecones - TJ Green & Brown Blogger Challenge

Hello and Happy Thursday!!  I found this bloggers challenge blog hop last week through Technique Junkies.  The challenge is to only use various shades of brown & green.  So with that in mind, I pulled out my Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company stamps and got to work only to be interrupted by yet another migraine, so one week later, here's my card.

I started out by stamping my pine branches from New Pines onto MFP corn husk card stock in Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink and then coloring with prismacolor markers.  Then I stamped the extra pines from the New Pines and Ho Mini stamp sets in Tim Holtz Pine Needles distress ink before lightly stippling Brushed Corduroy distress ink over them and cutting out to pop up using dimensionals and pop dots.  Once that was done, I decided to add a couple of pine cones from the New Pines set stamped in walnut ink and stippled before cutting those out and popping them up as well.  My final embellishments were some vintage brads and copper cord tied into a knot.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps:  MFP New Pines, Ho Mini
Ink: Tim Holtz Walnut Stain, Pine Needles, Brushed Corduroy
Card Stock: MFP Corn Husk, Evergreen, Mahogony
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Pop Dots, Dimensionals, Stipple Brushes, Brads, Copper Cord


  1. Love this-especially the 3d effect. It is very serene and makes me want to go sit next to some evergreens and put my feet up.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous 3D work here!!! Those trees just come to every millimeter of this!

  3. What a great scene you have created with these pinecones. Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge this week.

  4. Beautiful scene - wonderful dimension! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!