Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Windy!

Good Morning on this wet and Windy spring day!

I used a 6" square kraft card for this one.  The stamps are from two sets of Kidomo red rubber stamps bought from C & C many years ago.

I stamped the background randomly with a leaf stamp..

The trees are stamped and added a little Black Soot distress ink onto a piece of  a balsa wood box. It originally held a Macaroni Cheese ready meal which I enjoyed when my hubby was out for the day recently with friends.

The button and thread are from my stash and the paper and black card were scraps which was lying around on my desk.  I tore the paper to fit and also tore the bottom of the black matt.
I would like to enter my card into the challenge at Shopping our Stash - 4 Elements.  My element is Wind although Earth may also work.  Also Seize the Birthday Challenge - Adding Dimension.

33 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Great card. Like all the elements you have used. I quite often salvage bits from food boxes . Must admit though that I have a pile of Kraft card just begging to be used. Hugs Mrs A.

aussie aNNie said...

Great transformation from the Macaroni Cheese Box Barb, love the fabulous result..Beautiful and stunning. Colours are just gorgeous.xx  {aNNie}

Carole said...

Great recycling Barb! and a great card as a result! Hope the trimmer is going well....I'm still pondering on that one.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This has a lovely rustic feel to it ant the trees work really well against the leafy background. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

Carol L said...

This is so pretty with all the earthy elements. I love how the "wind" blew all the leaves off the trees onto the background :)

SARN said...

A lovely autumnal looking card . . . just like the weather here today! It's supposed to be SPRING!!!!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Valerija said...

Beautiful creation! Love the stamps.
Valerija xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Lovely Barb, stamping works well. Bit windy here today, yesterday was still hot and even hotter.

x

brenda said...

A lovely creation, both the stamping and design Barb.

B x

meg said...

Beautiful card Barb hard to believe it is a recycled macaroni box love the stamps

Chana Harris said...

Great card, Barb, and just perfect for our 4 Elements Challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash! Thanks so much for playing along!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card Barb....great design and lovely details....Joolsx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Great recycling of your balsa wood box from ready meal!! This card has a fab vintage look!

Sylviahobbycards said...

Beautiful Autumn card,Barb.Fab design and very pretty stamps.Love the trees.

Hugs,Sylvia x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Barb, a brilliant stamped background and lovely rustic feel.
Pauline
x

Alison C said...

I had to laugh at you using a ready meal box, but why waste it? I like the look of the black on brown and I do like all the stamps. Love the button and thread too.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Barb, loving your card, the image is so beautiful, I love trees and the background is super, great colours, giving a brilliant vintage look, Kate x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous colours and images, great stamping of the background leaves.

Kath x

rachel said...

this is lovely Barb - I adore the colour - the leaves are beautiful. Big hugs rachel x

Jean said...

What a lovely card Barb, I love the stamps you used and it's a great way to recycle the food box.
Jean x

Aquarius said...

Love this card and a great bit of recycling too. Weather today isn't great either, grey and raining!

Kathyk said...

I just read that your slick stix have arrived - hope you will get to play with them very soon and will love them as much as I do!

ENJOY

Kathyk

Erika said...

Great recycling again Barb, love your rustic shades and trees.

Hugs Erika.

Erika said...

Barb thanks for the cactus information, I shall have a look at the link you have sent.
Good to know it is not just neglect that makes it looks so funny.
Hugs Erika. x

Angela Radford said...

Lovely card, would be great for an autumn birthday. Always good if you can use recycled stuff so well done. Angela xXx

Lisa Andersson said...

Great recycling again, Barb! the stamped leaves looks fantastic and so does the trees, it all works so well together. I like all the brown. Here in Sweden it´s been warm and sunny today. Enjoy the rest of your day. Hugs, Lisa

OttawaMom said...

Great card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

Cara said...

Beautiful card and a fab bit of recycling! Cara x

Janice said...

Lovely card Barb with an Autumnal feel, just as it feels today weather-wise on June 1st!
Janice x

Greta said...

Great upcycling--beautiful card, Barb!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The torn edges look great with the falling leaves.

Pat said...

This is a really interesting card Barb and the kraft with the brown ink gives the background a lovely tone on tone look and the trees are beautifully framed with the torn pieces of box and black card and the button and thread are a lovely finishing touch. x

Donna said...

Beautiful card, beautiful font, beautiful leaves. Can you tell I like this one?