Hey, everybody! Did the week fly by for you like it did for me? Now that Fall is here, I kind of wish time would slow down a bit so I can enjoy the cooler (yet not cold) temperatures! Seems that the craft stores are all really busy with selling Fall things to decorate our homes .. and our projects. Love it!
Speaking of .. this week at Stuck on U Sketches we have another Die Cut challenge. This week it is to use a "tree." Well, I was really sweating this one because I couldn't come up with any great ideas. I have to wonder if my Cricut is now only useful for titles and flowers .. we shall see.
But as I was looking at some of my dgd Maddie's wedding photos, there was a lovely Bradford pear tree in bloom, so I got the idea to scrap one of her photos and use a tree (SYI) on my page. I also cut out a gazebo using my Freshly Picked cartridge .. but in the end simply used it as a mask instead of adhering it to the page. I used Smooch Spray that really turned out great as far as defining the gazebo shape and making the page shimmer. My photo mat was cut with the Sentimentals cartridge.
There is lots of distressssing on the page both with water as well as my Distrezz-it-all and my Distress inks. I folded back a few places to let a white doily show through. There are some paper curls at the top of the gazebo to give the illusion of trailing vines.
These yummy papers are a mix of Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride and Once Upon a Springtime. For product. I've used some Websters Pages trim and netting, Prima florals and Recollections pearls. Then I finished off my page with some small butterflies cut with my Martha Stewart punch.
Here are a few close-ups:
I think that just about wraps it up! I hope that you will visit the rest of the designers at Stuck on U Sketches and see what they have done. Then .. we hope that you will be inspired to add a tree to your project and upload it to our site. There is some awesome blog candy there .. you don't want to miss out!
Thanks for coming by. Love that we have such a great, supportive online community that can inspire and lift one another up. Have a fabulous weekend~