Thursday, 5 July 2012

Three minute Lovely as a Tree twinchie

Lovely as a Tree what? I hear you ask. Twinchie! A twinchie is a two inch square piece of artwork and I am so excited to have found a new challenge blog dedicated to them. It's called Show us your Twinchies and is a fortnightly challenge (which is helpful for people like me who have no sense of time!) The first one was launched a few days ago and it looks great fun - and of course with a brilliant name like that, it would be rude not to join in! Here's my twinchie:


It's Three Minute Thursday here so my twinchie had to be very quick and simple - more in the nature of a doodle than a piece of artwork! I cut a piece of watercolour paper and sponged in a background before stamping my trees. Then I tapped a bit of colour onto the bare branches with a couple of markers and gave it a quick once over with an aqua painter. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes which contains a load of sentiments the perfect size for this kind of scale.


I mounted my twinchie onto an Early Espresso card base which I'd scored with my Simply Scored for a bit of interest. This is one of the quickest ways of making a background I know! You may be wondering why I'm sounding so chirpy while making a sympathy card but it's not required thank goodness - it's just for my stash.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Card stockEarly Espresso, watercolour paper
Other: Markers, aqua painter, Simply Scored, stamp-a-majig
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Now I can't be hanging around here chatting as we have a birthday going on in our family today and I have a very special chocolate cake to bake! Happy birthday to my hubby - yes Simon, I know you're reading this!

I'll be back tomorrow with a card that happened because I had a pair of scissors in my hand! See you then,

37 comments:

  1. Vicky, that really sounds like a fun challenge - I'll go check it out!
    This is SO PRETTY! The sponging for the sky is wonderful and love the way you did the trees. Of course the scoring just add that pop to it too.
    Fabulous card!
    Lynn

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  2. Oooooo, this is so cool! Love the technique you used for the trees and your scoring is the perfect touch.
    Cheers, Karen

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  3. Love your 'Twinchie' Vicky. Fabulous watercolour effect and your scoring is perfection! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to your hubby xx

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  4. Beautiful twinchie Vicky, it looks like a watercolour painting!

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  5. Great card, love the idea of a twinchie !! Happy Birthday to your husband, enjoy your chocolate cake !! A xx

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  6. Beautiful card Clare. Lovely as a Tree is my hubby's favourite SU stamp set.

    Send Birthday wished to your hubby, happy cake baking and have a wonderful family day!

    Big hugs xx

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  7. Your hubby is probably just reading your blog to check that you are intending to make him a cake and that you're saying nice things about him after he saw the inchie card you made for him!
    This is like a little two inch square of Vicky.... love it!

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  8. Beautiful - just my kind of card - I love all those smart little details like the angle where grass meets sky and the lovely inked edge ! Have a great family celebration for your husband's birthday ! Jane x

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  9. Super twinchie card Vicky, I LOVE how you've done the trees. Have a lovely family day. xx

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  10. Hi Vicky, I love this twinchie, it's so 'serene'. Aren't they great for quick toppers? Looking forward to seeing your future entries and I'm now following your blog too, such lovely work. Thank you for joining our very first challenge, Barbara xx

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  11. Show us your Twinchie's ??? It sounds faintly obscene, but you've made a lovely job of this sympathy card and I love the water coloury effect you've given the trees. Happy Birthday to the Hubster, my nephew and Auntie also have birthdays today.

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  12. Hi vicky
    Love the word twinches..... And i love your card ..... Fabby idea.....
    Hugs sylvie xxxxx

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  13. Hi vicky
    Happy birthday to Simon.... Hope he has a great day....
    Hugs sylvie xxx

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  14. I really love your Twinchie and the card you made with it. I think Twinchie's might become addictive don't you?

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  15. Such a fab word twinchie eh? And yours is no exception Vicky, I love trees:) Happy birthday to your husband and enjoy the cake !
    Val x

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  16. Love the idea of a "twinchie" and think it's time to invest in a Simply Scored thingy. Hope the family enjoys the birthday celebrations. Helen (Sydney)

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  17. I never know how you produce works of art in three minutes. This is an absolute stunner. Happy birthday Simon! Hugs, Buttons x

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  18. Beautiful... just beautiful! Thanks for joining us in our Twinchie challenge ... two more maybe????
    E xx

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  19. I love that many of your SU! cards are not immediately recognizeable as SU! product. (this is a compliment, by the way - keep reading!). It means that you are very clever and creative in using the products that everyone has in ways that not everyone does. Love seeing your work!

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  20. Gorgeous Twinchie, love the tiny scene !

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  21. This is stunning, thank you for entering the show us your twinchies challenge, looking forward to see more in the future, good luck. Zoe xxx

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  22. Hi Vicky, Your twinchie is a beauty, love the whole idea of the 2" by 2" :0)
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments and a very Happy Birthday to your hubby, Gay xxx

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  23. I've been thinking about this challenge for days and just can't decide what to make! love your twinchie, and the card you've used it on - so pretty. M x

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  24. Love your twinchie!!! (Ooer, sounds a bit rude, LOL!)

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  25. Happy birthday to Simon and hope you have a wonderful celebration without any mishaps . Your twinchie is amazing, love the little image beautifully done and the water colou effect is fantastic. You are rubbing salt into the wound with your scoring . I seem to remember commenting on how good you are at it and hoe bad I am and lo and behold you have gone and done it again !!!!

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  26. Love these twin hues that are around at the moment and your twinchie is fabulous

    Anne

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  27. I love your twinchie and the card you made with it! How fun! Enjoy the birthday festivities and Happy Birthday to your DH.

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  28. Vicky your little scene and card are brilliant. The main card colour is gorgeous, and with the embossing just perfect.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  29. This is so lovely Vicky what a fabulous image well done you are so clever to do thids yourself its fabulous, Hugs Elaine

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  30. THIS ...oops typo sorry Hugs Elaine

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  31. Hi Vicky, sorry I've not called by much this week, don't know where the time's gone. I love your "Twinchie", aren't they fun!It looks brilliant on your scored background(must give this a go) I'm using mine as little pieces of art to adorn my crafty cabin, I think I could end up an addict:D

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  32. This is a lovely example of a twinchie and great to see it used on a card in this way.

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  33. So beautiful, a perfect tiny work of art.

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  34. Wow! This really is a tiny work of art - just wonderful, and I do like the detail on the card base too!

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  35. I love love love this mini piece of artwork...need to check out this new challenge!!
    I also love what you've done with the card base, such a simple idea but utterly stunning.
    Sorry I'm playing catch up...I'm up to my eyeballs with emulsion and paintbrushes!!
    Jenny x

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  36. Gorgeous twinchie - a realy work of art. And i love how you've made it into a card too - great job! xx

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  37. Oh I just LOVE the idea of a 'twinchie' - how cool! Your card is stunning!! xx

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x