Friday, April 19, 2013

friday feature - faux birch bark

Hi friends.  Sorry I haven't posted for a couple of weeks.  Last week Sunday, I came down with the flu and it took me almost a week before I really felt like doing anything.  I can't even remember the last time I got the flu - probably over 20 years ago.  I know I've been blessed with exceptionally good health.  Anyway, I'm better. 

Today, after teaching my technique class this morning, I knew I still needed to come up with something for my Friday feature over on the OWSE blog.  I decided to combine that with a card for the inspiration challenge on SCS from last Saturday.  I went a little outside the box in choosing my inspiration.  Instead of a product, I chose the tree in this picture at the top of the category and decided to make some faux birch bark. I've always loved the look of birch bark in crafts, but I would hate to harm the trees in order to get pieces large enough to make things with.  This turned out to be a great substitute, and I really love how it turned out. 

For a full detailed description on how I made this card, please hop on over to the OWSE blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by. 


KC Inspired said...

I missed you! Hope you are feeling better.
Love this card. Thanks for inspiring!

Starla said...

OHHH!! LOVE this Melody! Off to see the technique!
Glad you are feeling better!

Ida said...

Oh this is wonderful. I love the pretty blue and the faux birch turned out fantastic. So sorry to hear you caught the flu bug but am glad you are feeling better this week.

Anita Houston said...

This is exceptional!!! It really looks like bark, and I love the whole design! What a fabulous card!!!

Jan Leslie said...

Love this card! The sentiment are so true and your images are so beautiful!

Dawn Barrett said...

Oh cool...I love how the background looks like birch bark. You have rocked this one!