I have been enjoying playing with the Autumn Groves set from Paper Smooches. I have loved the tree trunks in this set for ages and have been thinking about what sort of scene I could create. I thought the tree trunks looked a bit like ghost gums and from there my idea was set. I woke up with the idea firmly in my head – a forest of ghost gums, a starry blue sky and two birds canoodling. This card actually looks pretty close to what was in my mind. As I got closer to finishing it though, I realised – “it looks like a Christmas card!” Especially when I added the starry background and the little red birds. It isn’t meant to be though but I guess I can file the idea away for Christmas time! lol
I think I will add this card into the Anything Goes challenge on the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge blog too.
Here’s the card….
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What a gorgeous card! Well done on making it exactly as you imagined – that never works for me! I love the look and think it works for anytime of you! Thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Smooches Sparks!
It rarely happens for me either, Rachel! Just got lucky this time. 🙂 Thanks for your sweet comments. Always a blast to play along at Paper Smooches SPARKS! 🙂
Eeeee…this is a delightful card! I love x love your description: “a forest of ghost gums, a starry blue sky and two birds canoodling.” You’ve translated your ‘vision’ into ‘creation’ superbly! In fact, I can’t help smiling about those two, nestled amongst the trees – can you believe I’ve never heard the phrase ‘ghost gums’ before (I wonder if they’re the equivalent of our birch trees here)- under the romantic, star-light night sky. Such happiness…birdy-bliss, indeed!! Fabulous and delightful, my sweet friend! Hugs~c
Have I ever told you that your enthusiasm is totally infectious, C? 🙂 Each time I read a comment from you I feel inspired and happy. Thank you!! Oh ghost gums are native to Australia which is possibly why you haven’t heard of them before. Pretty trees though. 🙂 Thank you again for your sweet words, C! hugs!
I agree with you, I think this would make one fantastic Christmas card. Though with the “Loved” sentiment, it also kind of looks a bit like a Valentine’s card. It’s such a great and versatile image.
I think my favorite part of this card is how simple it is. You could probably create quite a few of them without too much fuss- and that’s so perfect for giving as a gift to a loved one for Christmas or birthday.
Oh yeah, Elle, you are right – it *could* be a Valentine’s day card too. Never thought of that, despite the “loved” sentiment. lol Thank you so much for your sweet words, I so appreciate them! hugs!
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