The Stampin B's challenge this week was to somehow use chalks on our cards. If you are trying to guess how I used them, I will tell you. I used them to create the sky. I used my finger as an applicator and just rubbed it over the sky. Not much to say about the card. It is a simple one, with the emphasis on that fabulous tree image which is from Repeat Impressions. The sentiment comes from a MFT set. I CB'd the layers. sponged in the 'ground', and added some brads. That is about it!!!
This image has special meaning to me. It is a Divi Divi tree, found on the island of Aruba. I have taken this card's picture with a photo of the actual tree this image is fashioned after. Since I first saw it, I have claimed it as MY TREE!! I have been fortunate enough to travel to Aruba many times and fell in love with this particular tree. There are other divi divi trees on the island. As a matter of fact, if you are ever lost, find one of these trees and they will point toward the 'hotel' side of the island. The trade winds blow them in that direction.
My nephew and his wife just returned from the island Saturday night. Since our last visit, a huge natural bridge that we always walked over collapsed. I asked Jay to take some pictures for me. Here is a pic of Jay and Lauren standing on the remains of the Natural Bridge. The second picture shows Jay standing where there used to be water. I included a photo to show you what it used to look like.
Jay and Lauren were such good sports to take these pics for me. I really wanted to see it from their 'eyes'. I had seen the stories on the internet, but somehow with Lauren and Jay seeing it and taking pictures really made it real. So the moral of this story is....enjoy the events and sights each day, because they truly can be taken away.
This next picture is what it originally looked like. If you stood over to the left you could take a fabulous picture of the natural bridge, the ocean, and the rocky shore of the island. Wasn't it beautiful??
Now be sure to stop by the Stampin' B's blog to see the work of the other team members and for details on how you can play right along with us.