Wednesday, July 1, 2009

3 in a tree

All pattern paper: imaginisce “Twitterpated”
Cricut:Walk in my garden (leafs, pink flowers) George (all other flowers) Hello kitty font (3) Graphically speaking (flourishes)
Beads: Costco “kid” pack
Sakura Glaze pens: black, pink, yellow
Copic markers: E34, E21, E00

As soon as I saw the sketchy Thursday challenges this week I had the idea of pictures in a tree. Still had the Moxi fab tree call in my head. These pictures were perfect for the layout. We actually just took these on Saturday when we took a walk around the neighborhood. Of course I take my camera everywhere.
To a tree work on my page I laid the pictures down on the brown cardstock positioned the way I wanted it to look on the layout but on the other side of the paper. So it was a mirror image of what I really wanted. Then traced around each photo. After I just drew the tree around the traced photos. Next just cut them out, turn it around and there you go. And I take every chance I can to practice with the copics.

You can't see the background paper too good in the pics but it's a cute little cloud pattern. I wanted to try something new so I beaded out some of them. It took three tries and two papers (I always buy 2 of each pattern & this is why). But I figured out how to stitch beads to cardstock. "Backstitch" I don't know why but it looks so much uniform and just plain better. It didn't take that long (after I figured it out). The clouds aren't straight lines but little dots so I pierced every two dots and then did the backstitching.

Check out the others on the Sketchy Thursday link on my side bar


Heidi said...

This is absolutely tooooooo cute!!!

Carmen said...

The tree is amazing - really great effect :) How much patience must you have for all that beading?

Diana Fisher said...

I love this page! So much detail and what a great idea with that tree! Thanks for playing (psssttt... check out who won the challenge!)