Monday, January 5, 2009

A Family Tree

Hello Everyone!

Today we thought we'd share an idea for a Family Tree Project.
This would be precious in a new baby's nursery . . .

Once again, this project is a great way to use up your stash of scraps & create a totally personal and unique piece of artwork.

We used Cricut's Paper Dolls cartridge for our tree base, but you could also free-hand one to fit the size of your frame. These leaves are from an Emagination Punch . . . you can make yours any shape, size, or color combo that you like!

We gave each leaf some inking, a slight crease up the center & added a popdot under one side to give it some dimension.

Then just add your names & any other info that you'd like.

We put birthdays with ours & added a rhinestone to co-ordinate with that month.

The frame we used is an in-expensive one from Walmart that we sanded & painted white. When it dried, we gave it another light sanding for an antiqued, worn look. We also left the glass out of the frame.

Wouldn't this look great in an over-sized frame ~ like 3x5 feet ~ just filled with leaves!?! You'd be able to add photos on the tags to one that size! How cool would THAT be?!?


Shelley said...

What a great idea using colored rhinestones to represent the birth month!

ANS said...

This is such a great idea, I would love to do something like this..but not sure I could pull it off.