I've seen the quote several times, "Art is the tree of life...." and I decided to make a home decor project based on this quote. I used a Cuttlebug leaf die cut and several different scraps of Basic Grey patterned paper. I also used the Silhouette to cut out the tree trunk. I used one of Kerri Bradford's tree and bird shapes from her Halloween Shapes kit. The digi image was just 1/2 of the tree trunk with the bird on a branch so I used the Silhouette software to copy it, then flipped the image horizontally to make a full tree trunk. I moved the two images around a bit in the software so the 2 sides didn't line up perfectly - so it would look a bit more like a real tree trunk and then welded the image together. After the Silhouette cut out the trunk from kraft paper, I distressed it with TH distress ink to give it a bit of shading. The letters are also from a Basic Grey collection and the the stamped letters are from a Hero Arts clear alpha stamp set. The background cloud paper is from Pebbles. Once it was all done, I framed it and hung it up in my art/craft room.
So, what do you think? Will you make your own tree of life? :)