Birch Trees

PP564 Sketch Challenge
birch tree by Taylored Expressions

At the time I viewed the sketch, I also saw an image on Pinterest and thought it was a perfect idea to fit the challenge. Somehow what I wanted to try just didn’t work, although I’m not giving up, and will try again another time. In the meantime I really wanted to enter the challenge and I’m needing Xmas cards so this is what I came up with. Using the birch die I cut 3 of them using Metallic gold paper from Recollections. I also cut a small panel from Reminisce PP to go behind the trees. To get this looking how I thought it should I cut one of the tree pieces in half. Laying the pieces onto the pp I moved them around until sure they would fit then I glued them and cut off the excess. I added this layer to the card front and then using an Essentials die I cut the greeting from off white cs. I had the little plaid bird leftover from another project and he seemed to fit onto this card.

We had planned on going for a walk, but the heavens have opened up and the rain is pouring down, so the idea is scrapped until it eases. The rain suits my mood today. I’m feeling a bit down due to lack of sleep and the loss of a good friend earlier in the week. Her death wasn’t a surprise as she had been battling cancer for a number of years, but it is always hard to lose someone we care for. I am glad she isn’t suffering anymore as I know the last few months were not pleasant.

15 thoughts on “Birch Trees

    1. Thanks Judy. You are right it is hard to lose a friend, but better for her as the pain was awful at the end.

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  1. Love your little scene with the trees…very peaceful. I am sorry for your loss too…it’s never easy, no matter how much we’re anticipating it! Thanks for playing with my sketch and I hope you’ll come back soon!

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  2. You created a great mirrored background for your birch trees. Such an awesome die. Taylored Expressions is becoming a fav of mine. So sorry for the loss of your friend to cancer. Hugs!

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  3. I love the creative way you used the birch trees for this week’s sketch and the use of foil – the choice fits your reflective mood too. So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend; never easy news to receive, even if it is expected. Sending you my best wishes and hope to see you at The Paper Players again soon.

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