Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tree of Life

So my latest page is my entry for the June Scraps of Darkness Sketch Challenge. We were given an absolutely gorgeous sketch made by Charlotte Jenkins. Who by the way is also hosting a challenge on that uses this sketch and you don't need to use Scraps of Darkness materials (though you should because they are beyond awesome) and you can find that here. My page is titled 'Tree of Life' It features my boyfriend, his mom, sister, and me in front of the Tree of Life in Disney's Animal Kingdom.
So much distressing was done in this page. The bottom page is distressed, inked, crackle painted, and stickled. Next layer I tore and inked the edges, crumpled the paper, and went over it with distress ink. The last layer I used distress stains and inks to create the color, spritzed it with water, crumpled it, and then went over it again with another distress ink.

I used a ton of flowers on this. I barely even changed their color too (I know I was surprised by this as I almost always alter the colors of my flowers). I just spritzed the gold flowers with some gossamer gold, and stickled the white flowers. You would not believe how long I agonized over the placement of each bloom. I think I literally changed their position like a hundred times.
The chipboard circle is courtesy of my Cricut. I forgot how much it sucks cutting chipboard too. What sucks is that I have somehow misplaced my thin chipboard that made cutting a little easier. I swear the deep cut blade is garbage. I only finally got the circle when I switched back to the regular blade in the regular housing. It didn't even turn out perfectly but it was sufficient for my uses. I painted, misted, and smooched the circle to achieve that color.

I love how it turned out and I hope you do too! Be sure to check out those challenges!!


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