Hey scrappy people, it’s Lisa back on the blog today! For this project I wanted to use a Spring Tree cut file from Paige that I thought was really cute and would make a perfect big embellishment. Here’s what I came up with:
When I started, I didn’t know if I wanted to cut out the tree from white paper and place it on a colored background or cut it from colored paper and place it on a white background. I opted for a white cut file. When the tree was cut out, I placed it on different patterned papers from the Horizon collection to see what would be the prettiest. I opted for this blue background because it reminded me of a tree standing in front of a night sky.
There are four different kinds of flowers on the tree. I wanted to use a different technique to decorate instead of just backing all the flowers. The flower with a lot of petals, I backed normally using dark pink and light pink patterned paper. The flower with six petals, I backed using scalloped circles I punched out of a baby blue patterned paper.
I have this tiny five petal flower punch that looks exactly like the five petal one on the tree (just smaller). So I punched out some of those in all the rainbow colors and placed them on top of the cut file flowers.
For the last type of flower, I created mini rolled flowers with one of Paige’s cut files. I then adhered them on top of the cut file using my glue gun. I also placed sequins in the middle of all the flowers, except the 3D ones.
Before adhering the tree to the background, I splattered the whole page with white acrylic paint. Since there was already a lot going on on the layout, I didn’t want to back the photo with too many layers, like I always do. So I jut matted it with one paper creating a frame. As a title, I used a cardstock sticker saying ‘favorite’ and then used some Thickers to write the word ‘BRO’ underneath. I only have one brother, haha… but I couldn’t come up with a better title!
I embellished just a little bit on this page since it was already full. I placed an ephemera flower and a chipboard flower underneath the picture, two stickers on the bottom of the page, and some white punched stars all around the “sky”.