Trees… I’ve always been a fan.

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There’s no loving paper without loving trees!  …If love were hurting someone in the name of pretty paper! Or if love were making something disappear!  Not unlike a tasty dessert!
But. I. digress…

So this 12 x 12 I’m not actually sure I like yet…  but in the spirit of “don’t trash everything that isn’t appealing to you right from the getgo,” I decided to keep it for now.

I have a few pics of roo with her favorite tree…  we should probably name it.

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And really, I didn’t pick the best one to feature…  I’ll probably use the rest for the opposing page… but I picked it because I figured since it had writing on it already, I could just use that as my title.

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So for the background, I decided I wanted to play with modeling paste again… but not with a stencil… so I just kinda threw it on there with a spatula in the rough shape of a tree.  At some point in my process I thought to myself… this is kinda lookin like a toddler’s art project… but I didn’t quit cos I figured by the time I tossed a bunch of other stuff on top, it would take on a more abstract look.

 

IMG_2753I do like how the modeling paste added texture to the trees.  Def took it a step up…. and I couldn’t resist cutting out a couple birdies from one of the cardstocks that came in the June Studio Calico kit.

The kit also included a giant quote… and I had planned on trying to use that in the background somewhere, but it would’ve covered most of page, so I decided instead to just copy the quote (I wasn’t really concerned that it could be read… the words were more for decoration)

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The little bit of aqua blue string that came in the kit also I ended up just looping around the top and some integrated in the layering under the photo.  I figured the two birds (Raymond and Harriett) might need some extra bits for their nest.

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My favorite thing in the kit were this little round slices of tree trunk.  I can just imagine they came from a tiny tree in a tiny forest full of tiny people on a tiny speck on a tiny clover that a GIANT elephant is holding to keep it from….  wait… what…

 

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Well anyhow… like it or not, I went to the trouble to record the process, so I figured I might as well share!  lol…

Here is the video…

I seriously considered doing a voice-over, but I just love sharing music! So… maybe next time… 🙂

KIT ITEMS I USED:

Cardstock:
White Prismatic Paper (Bazzill)

Patterned Paper:

Vintage Charm (Crate Paper)
A grey paper that I cut the label off so I’m not sure who made it

Embellishments:
6×12″ Sticker Sheet (Life-Love-Paper for Studio Calico)
Sunny Day Color Theory Acrylic Paint (Studio Calico)
Something Blue Color Theory Acrylic Paint (Studio Calico)
Opaque Gems (Studio Calico)
Foam Stamps Set (Hello Forever for Studio Calico)
5 Cut Wood Circles (Studio Calico)

On top of that, I also used these items that I had in my stash:

Modeling paste
Acrylic paint
Mr. Huey’s color mist in Dessert
Close to my Heart’s Liquid Glass
Close to my Heart’s inkpad in Slate and Blush
Tim Holtz’ Tiny Attacher (LOVE THAT THING!)
Gelatos

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