“Tree” of Life

it’s all about “trees” at Wednesday Stamper this week

trees are so beautiful in each and every season

a symbol of growth … strength … protection … longevity and more

for my postcard

*a couple of clicks will take you in close … kind of fun what you see in the closeup, more than meets the eye … the words “stamped and stamping” are in the upper right hand corner of my postcard*

I used an unmountedLost Coast Designs tree stamp reminding me of a favorite artist,  Gustav Klimt

backed it with a piece of black cardstock … attached that to a page from an old encyclopedia that I glued to cardstock … finishing with some doodles all around the edges

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The next best time is now.” ~Chinese Proverb

if you would like to see some photos of the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees around the Tidal Basin in Wash DC …you can click here

39 responses to ““Tree” of Life

  1. wonderful card, patty! great stamp and doodling… and i love this chinese quote also very much!

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  2. great card Patty!!!

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  3. Talk about illusions. I love how your background text is upside down and your stamped text is right side up. Glad I clicked for the larger image.

    Wow, that Chinese proverb fits right in with Earth Day. Love it. And the stamped image goes so well with it. Of course, your doodles make it even more special. Great interpretation of the WS theme.

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  4. Marilyn Rock

    Patty; this is wonderful! The stamp is wonderful with your beautiful doodling! xxoo

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  5. dot ferrero

    I love black and white design…this is a perfect example plus doodle.

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  6. Great card.. love it…

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  7. oh, I love this.
    I used Klimt’s tree in my March Dress. 🙂

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  8. love this Patty! the klimt-ish stamp on newsprint is inspired! got 3 inches last night and more due today…gonna hide out in the studio!! xoxox

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  9. Gorgeous, looks great in black and white

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  10. Beautiful! Love the black stamping and doodles on the text. You’ve inspired me once again, Patty! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  11. this is Brilliant dear Patty!! love your tree 🙂 The black and white and the background looks fab!! It was a fun challenge and I had a great time working on my collage. By the way, I sent your piece yesterday :))

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  12. Love the zentangleness of this, Patty!

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  13. Love this inspiration piece
    Frankie
    xx

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  14. i dig your fabulous b/w doodle tree!!!

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  15. Wow this is unbelievable.
    Really beautiful tree card. Love them.

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  16. that stamping-doodle mix is an amazing idea, it’s perfect. Thank you also for the photo link.
    Hugs Anja

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  17. This is a fabulous creation!!! The black and white is perfect…and that text background sets it all off so well.

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  18. Stunning card, Patty! I especially like the stamp and Doodling and I love art from Gustav Klimt!

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  19. I too love the upside down page in the background and the rightside up page on the card. Fascinating. AND once again your ztangles are as good as the stamp and I had trouble trying to figure out which came first….. the stamp or the zangles. Wanna zangle with me…. Don’t get your zangles in an uproar. this is fun, must not be wanting to work…. GREAT work, love the quotes! Artfully as Ever – you are so you! hugs,

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  20. Wow, Patty, this card is amazing. Love it.

    Rosie

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  21. Awesome card Patty!

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  22. Very cool… love the doodles. The tree does look like one of Klimpt’s.

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  23. how neat, such wonderful lines – i love it!!

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  24. I love it! The article in the background has some great words, and your design is just great. :0)

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  25. You have such a way with words and the layering of images…Klimt is on of my favorites also. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  26. love your tree of life..it’s wonderful and sweet

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  27. love Klimt´s art too… great Tree Patty!
    And the wonderful spring blossom fotos are fantastic!

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  28. lovely, Gustav Klimt is one of my faves too.

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  29. I love your zentangle doodling it’s wonderful and looks so good on the text paper.

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  30. I loved this the minute I saw it – it’s amazing the impact black and white can make! Lots of gorgeous detail.

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  31. What a great tree stamp design- so creative and original! Love the background words throughout!

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  32. very artsy

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  33. hello patty,

    Thank you for some wonderul posts I have been having a catch up, those huge blue egg is a piece of art on it’s own imaine one of those poised on a dresser of willow crockery…perfect.

    thank you for doing the rounds with our ATC enteries..hope to get mine posted today.

    have a great weekend with Mr.M

    chriss x

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  34. OOPS SORRY FOR THE TYPING ERRORS.

    and congratulations to your lucky give away winners…
    I know Sandy and Jaqi is a club member. x

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  35. Beautifull piece!

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  36. So True!! Plant Trees!!

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  37. Very nice as always! Love it! You even make black and white sing.

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  38. thanks for this great challange and what a inspire card!!!!!

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  39. The image of the tree and the way it is depicted somehow reminded me of the Madhubani Painting art form from India where a solitary tree is a very common subject . ( you can read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhubani_art)

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