Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop {Sheltering Tree}

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Sheltering Tree
The cherry blossom is celebrated for its short yet beautiful life of  only 2 weeks every Spring, it represents a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life.  Personally I have always been taken with the beauty in which the cherry blossom beholds and also what it symbolises.

When I first saw Sheltering Tree in the Occasions Catalogue had visions of trees with soft pink blooming clouds adorning their branches, it was one of my first must haves.  This vision became my inspiration to my card:

By Teneale Williams | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop | Sheltering Tree

I started by watercolouring the “pink cloud” on watercolour paper using a mix of Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette re-inker with the smallest part of Strawberry Slush, leaving it to dry then stamping the tree trunk in Baked Brown Sugar, over the top I stamped small leaf/petal image over the watercolouring. The greeting “for you” was omitted from “thankful for you”.

The only thing I wish I never stitched around the outside of the stamped layer, it was too much but I was not re-stamping again. The butterflies are stamped from Perpetual Birthday stamp set in gold embossing powder, I love them floating off.

Sheltering Tree | Stampin' Up! Stampin Set | 137163

This post is part of the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog hop, the next Artisan is Vicky.  We have a blog hop every Thursday with 16 global design team members, we also have a Pinterest board we all our cards, follow it HERE.

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Listed below are the items used in this project, if in Australia shop online by clicking on the item or visit the store HERE. Dont forget for every $90 spent you can select a free Sale-A-Bration item view the flyer HERE, a second release HERE and sadly Blendabilities are no longer able to be redeemed but Stampin’ Up! have added more items to the list view HERE.

Price: $49.95

11 Responses to Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop {Sheltering Tree}

  1. Teneale, this is PERFECTION! I love the subtle stitching – glad you added it! Love, love, love this card.

  2. Mercedes says:

    Absolutely Beautiful Teneale!

  3. Jane says:

    Lovely card-as usual-Teneale.

  4. Renee Lynch says:

    Such an inspiration Teneale, Stunning! PS. I LOVE the stitching!

  5. Ann Rosie says:

    I love the stitching too! Your card is gorgeous.

  6. janet says:

    I think the sewing adds. It is a beautiful card.

  7. Lyn says:

    Beautiful card, Teneale. Love the colour combination and the stitching.

  8. LOVE this card…the watercoloring is an awesome touch!

  9. Teneale, this is so lovely! I actually love the stitching 🙂 The pink cloud is a great

  10. Oh my, this card is over the top gorgeous! I love how simple yet beautiful it is. You are always so inspiring with your creations. I’m so glad you are on the ADT and sharing your talent!

  11. Julie says:

    I love, love, love this card. How did you get the leaves to stay inside the tree. The leaf stamp is actually larger than the tree, but you keep it contained.