I am back after a small break…just a little busy with my little one’s school admission. Now, relieved as I am done and have an admission into a good school close to home!
Today’s project involves my fav colors..are you guessing?? Yes, one is brown (not surprising) and the other yellow!
This combo just adds that “sunshine” to any project…and so am here with an altered wall plaque this time.
The base is an MDF cut out and I had a great time doing this for a “Family” who loves to entertain people and there are so many fond memories in that house for me! I made this for my Aunt and Uncle so that they have it on the door and think of me every time they enter their house! And for every visitor who rings their bell, I thought there will be something interesting to watch until they open the door, lol!
Have a look and tell me….
I have done my favorite tree bark technique using masking tape and homemade texture paste. I hand drew an oval and did the texture work only in the outer boundary and colored it with acrylics. Once satisfied with it, I made my own music sheet paper with archival ink and Bo bunny music notes stamp and inked it with vintage photo and walnut stain to antique it.
I then inserted this page in the center of the bark and curled out the edges of the bark, so it looks a little dimensional. I love the combination of the vintage music sheet against the tree bark. A musical tree lol!
I was clear about having a spring/summer look…bright and inviting …so went with yellows, a little pink and red color flowers all using CLD sunflower die, Joy crafts, heart felt creations and the small flowers using a circle punch! . I inked them to my requirement and arranged them on the bark.
The resin flourish is another of my fav and is quite long! I did it in green and then used PVA glue technique to create the crackle and applied yellow color. The yellow and green cracks make it really bright!
Flower clusters on 2 sides with some faux berries made with beads and dipped in blue alcohol inks give that little pop of colors from the flowers.The sunflower centers too have some shiny micro beads!
The dragon fly too is a resin mold on which I applied rock candy Distress crackle and filled the cracks with brown acrylics.
The alphabets are made using TH marbling technique, I used yellows, oranges, blue and green DI . Applied them on the craft mat, sprit zed water and swooshed in a CS and got a lovely pattern!~ I then cut the alphabets and layered it with another card board alphabet for thickness. I wanted it glossy and so I dipped each one in hot melted UTEE to get a thick coating…just look at those glossy marbled alphabets…
I did the same treatment to the music note die cut with music notes stamped on it!
A little sentiment “May your day be filled with Sunshine” says it all! It is tucked under a sunflower and some coconut coir nest! I just get thet cozy feeling when I see that, do you??? And oh! That BEE…was a last minute addition, my latest buy! A stamp that I heat embossed, colored and dipped in UTEE…a perfect fit near the sun flower! It just had to be there, Lol!
I drilled holes on the top and bottom to have some antique metal chain for the hanging on the top and some antiqued bells ringing in the bottom!
Truly a musical tree…what say friends??
Waiting to hear from you on this...I love sunshine and I love music and this incorporates both of that...Actually it just happened that way and I am so happy it did!
I would like to have my musical tree enter the following challenges…
ArtisticInspiration – Anything Goes with a twist of sunshine
TIOT- Tic Tac Toe ( Beads, Punch, Flowers, flourish and a string of alphabets!)
WhimsyStamps Challenge – Use a sentiment
OCC - Tic tac Toe- (metal, die cuts, embossing powder,stamps, crackle paint)
Craftingfor all Seasons- Punches/ and Dies
InspirationDestination – Anything Goes
CityCrafter Challenge Blog – Love metal
LTSCB – Anything Goes
Make MyMonday – Favorite Colors (brown, yellow and green too!)
613 AvenueCreate – Anything Goes with the optional twist of RAK
Until my next creative Journey,
Happy Crafting and Re Cycling.
Happy Crafting and Re Cycling.