I'm so grateful to the lovely Julia in her Stamping Ground for introducing me to the fabulous clear stamp set from Artemio from which this tree image originates. Here I've used it for the sketch challenge 119 from Clean and Simple.
I sponged Stampin' Up inks in Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss and Almost Amethyst for the background and then stamped the trees in 3 shades of green. Mellow Moss for the distance, then Bundled Sage Distress ink and finally first and second impressions using Stazon Olive Green for the foreground.
The buckle is from a Spellbinder die using dull silver card further distressed with Stazon Stone Grey ink.
Raise the bar - Trees
Secret Crafter - Christmas
Alphabet Challenge - F Foliage
Ooh La La - Christmas Song inspiration - O Tannenbaum (Oh Christmas Tree)
Speaking of winter trees, here's mine.
It has come out for the 35th year, having been used every year since my husband arrived home with it on the top of the car when we were living in Virginia in 1976. I think that's probably quite ecologically 'green'.
For some years I have been collecting Christmas decorations from various places around the world which also come out each Christmas and remind us of the wonderful holidays we have spent. I try to write the place and year of their purchase somewhere on them as my memory isn't as good as it might be.
Here's an angel from Barbados in 2008...
Our latest acquisition is this cut-out wooden candle from New Zealand, made from from Kauri Wood which had been buried for 45,000 years. We bought this one on our trip earlier this year.