Sunday, April 27, 2014

My Other Creations: Flower Tree

This week's theme for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is YELLOW!  What a fabulous theme, especially for this time of year!

I decided to make a Flower Tree of sorts, which uses yellow as the main component.


To start off with, I painted a cone with a layer of Gesso and yellow acrylic paint.


Next, I used a gel medium to adhere paper scraps to the cone in a random pattern.



After that, I added some lace, which I colored with Distress Ink, and I punched out some hydrangea flowers, which I hung from metal hangers using embroidery floss.  I hung the hangers from the lace on the tree.  I also stamped on a sentiment and dabbed Distress Ink onto other parts of the tree.


I topped off the tree with a flower I colored with alcohol ink and water that added a punch of bright pink.



I made the base using a bamboo skewer, which I planted into a spool of yarn and adorned with scalloped circles.  It turned out to be a fun and therapeutic tree project that didn't require any digging or weeding!

  I used the following fabulous supplies from Simon Says Stamp for my creation:



What a wonderful time of year and what an equally wonderful theme!  What magic will you create with yellow as your inspiration?  Upload your masterpieces to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store. 

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16 comments:

  1. Great ideas. Such a sweet tree. Love those little coathangers

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  2. And the fun continues! First the gorgeous nymph and now this adorable fabric tree!! Stop!! I am on creative overload with all of your INCREDIBLY gorgeous art !! I truly am mezmirized by your art. <3 Candy

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  3. What a happy tree of fun! I thought party hat when I first saw it but now I see his beautiful trunk! Beautiful!

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  4. This is such a creative and beautiful piece, Andrea. Love how you combined all the fabulous embellishments and colors. Fun and wonderful! :)

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  5. What a fantastic idea to create a flower tree, genius . I love the text and the touches of lace. I always love your quirky take on the challenge. This piece makes me smile, I love it. Tracy x

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  6. What a beautiful tree! I love the fancy trimmings! So unique and creative Andrea!

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  7. Such an amazing tree Andrea! Love all the patterns and textures that you use here and all those special details.

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  8. What a great idea! Love it! It's so fun and it's so cheerful! So many details! Hugs, Sandra

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  9. I love this project. As soon as I saw it I developed a case of craft envy. After all, why does the Christmas holiday get to monopolize the decorative tree market? A beautiful tree, Andrea. The punch of pink compliments the yellow so well. I love this!

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  10. This is such a fun and beautiful idea. Blessings!

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  11. Cool idea! your tree is wonderful as always! great project! Barbarayaya

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  12. Very, very clever and I adore your wonderful tree!! It's another piece of crafting heaven for us to feast our eyes on and is such fun and so bright and cheerful! I absolutely love it, Andrea... :)

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  13. Andrea, what a FABULOUS & FUN creation!

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  14. Such a delight - it's made my soul happy looking at it!
    Alison xx

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