Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Life's An Advenure

Hello, I hope everyone is well, and finding lots of happy time to craft!

Today I thought would share how I made my Spring Tree for the Springtime challenge with a twist of watercolours.

I stamped the lovely "Life's an Adventure" using black Archical ink (it is waterproof) onto watercolour paper and used Aqua Marker pens to colour her. I did not use the pens directly onto the paper, instead I dabbed a little into my palette and added a teeny bit of water. I then added some pink flowersoft to accentuate her hair band.

I die cut a lot of small flowers, and then used a coloured pencil to edge them in a slightly darker shade. I used Liquid Pearls in Buttercup to make the centre of the flower. I bent the flowers up a little to try and make them look more realistic and not so flat.

I then Moulded green plasticine into a small hill shape, and scratched it up to look like grass.

When you have decided the size you would like your tree to be cut a length of 2mm thick brown wire to make the trunk and firmly place it in the centre of the hill.

Cut shorter lengths of 1mm thick brown wire and very tightly twist it around the trunk where you would like your branches to be.

Glue the flowers onto the branches, I used pva glue. I glued my swing girl very carefully onto the tree. Where she seems to be very happy!

I hope that I may have inspired you a little....

Don't forget to add your Springtime project into this months Challenge



  1. I love this so much Jannet - it's amazing, thank you for sharing how it was made.
    xxx Hazel.

  2. Beautiful! A fabulous welcome to Spring! Hugs, Lula

  3. what fun - nothing more fabulous than swinging and the feeling it rings to you
    Barb Housner