O.K. all...better go and grab a coffee and get comfy....this one's going to be a long one lol.
It's spring, or so we've been told and we are finally starting to see it here. Two days ago we had snow and today the sun is shining and it's a beautiful 10 degrees (42). I was outside in the sun in just a long sleeved shirt and jeans and I wasn't even cold!
Unfortunately, spring gets me thinking of nature...as in flower beds that need tending, grass that needs cutting and of course the trees that might need trimming. Well Vickie, of Nana Vic's, gave us a tree this last fortnight for her Vickie Quickie Challenge, that needs no work at all. She calls it her Tree of Life and as soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! Yeah right, what's that saying about the best laid plans of mice and men? The idea was great...it was just the execution of it that I was having the problems with. The image itself was a dream to do....no problems there. It was what I wanted to do with the base of the card. Well hold on...lets start at the beginning. My great idea was to make the Tree of Life a Family Tree...get it...Tree of Life...Family Tree? So you see where I'm going with this right? No problem there...got it all colored up nice and ready to go. Now usually the next step is where I have the problem....what to do with the image now. Nope...no problem...already knew I wanted to do a triple easel card. Color choices...o.k...little problem. Couldn't make up my mind what to put with the peach. I finally settled on a nice blue...peach and blue...nice spring and summer colors right (their anniversary is in January...they may want a reminder of the warmth that is to come lol)? Originally I had wanted use a bunch of pictures of our family and make them into digi paper. Only problem with that, besides that fact that I didn't have enough colored ink, is that the pictures get covered up by everything else. Then I wanted to do a small calendar on the base....my program would not let me do what I wanted in the size I wanted...so after too much wasted ink, I gave up that idea. So, what to do with it now? I went out to the stores to see if an idea would hit me...and it did. Here's what I came up with.
here along with her new freebie for it. Trust me, you don't want to miss out on this one.
CS - Coredinations
DP - BoBunny
SU Crystal Effects
Black fine felt
White Gelly Roll pen
Colored with Prisma Scholar and oms.
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