January 5, 2008

Valentine Tree

I warned you here you'd be seeing more of this little tree stamp, so here is my Valentine's Day interpretation.

I resisted the urge to put heart buttons all over the tree this time and just let the one stand alone. But it was blue so I had to emboss it with red embossing powder (used the red distress EP by Tim Holtz). I outlined the stitching and tree with a brown watercolor pencil and then went over it with my blending pen. I then added some white with my Marvy opaque pen for snow and snowdrops. Finally, I outlined some of the branches and the bottom with my Zig glue pen so I could add a bit of glitter.

I'm probably the last person on earth to do this, but I was so thrilled with my corner buttons. I circled punched them and then punched two smaller circles in the center to create paper buttons! I was going to thread them with some gold cord, but the cord was too big for the holes and the gold outer layer came off as I was trying to thread it. Turns out I like the twine that was underneath it better anyway, so I threaded the buttons with that.

Well, shamrocks or Easter eggs will be hanging from this tree next!

Other stamps used: Stitching border (Hero Arts); I Love You (Studio G/Clear Stamps).

4 comments:

Allison said...

Super cute!

Silvergirl said...

I LOVE that you've made this such a versatile image! And one heart is just right... it stands out in the design perfectly.

Thanks for sharing,
lise

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

I never connect valentines day with snow! I love your faux corner buttons, great idea!! Different to silvergirls comment I probably would have punched out a couple more red hearts for the tree.

Lyneen said...

this is toooo cute... love the single heart button!