Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Cuttlebug Spot Inspired by a Book

Today the design team from The Cuttlebug Spot is back with a new challenge.  This week it is Inspired by a Book.  I choose The Giving Tree for my inspiration.  I remember reading this book to my son when he was young.  I was moved by the touching story each and every time I read it to him.  I used the cover of the book to inspire me for my card.
Here is the cover:

And here is the card I made:

I used The Giving Tree by Gina K Designs and illustrated by Theresa Momber.  I stamped the tree trunk first and then added the leaves.  Next I inked the apple stamp with versamark and the memento markers.  I finished up the main panel by sponging the green background.

Now head over to The Cuttlebug Spot to check out the gorgeous creations the rest of the design team has to show you.

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  1. OM Gosh Brenda, I love it!!! What a beautiful tree!!!! It is really gorgious! And thank you for the beautiful story that goes with it!


  2. Beautiful card and story, Brenda! And of course, your sweet sister's gorgeous illustrations always take my breath away! Great job, so happy you shared! Are you having to be back at work now? Sigh...it's been fun having you off work for a couple of weeks!

  3. Great idea, Brenda! I love The Giving Tree. Your design is gorgeous, as usual! TFS!

  4. Wow, beautiful! Fabulous inspiration! xxD

  5. What a great card and inspiration...perfectly done!

  6. Gorgeous card Brenda - love the fresh colour...and those big dots look fab!
    Just wanted to say thank you for the lovely Christmas card you sent me...I love it! Our post was a mess before Christmas when we had lots of snow...so it's taken longer for cards to reach us than usual...I've received 10 Christmas cards this week! lol
    Helen x


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