My heart belongs to the trees

I love trees, my blog is named after a tree and trees help us to breath, purify the air and give us food and shade.  When I was asked to create this project for a friend I jumped at the chance (and now I might just have to make myself one!)
She originally saw this idea on Etsy, but coming from America it was going to take too long to get here, as it was a gift for her mum.

This piece of art is made on burlap-like paper.  This way I could guarantee that it would stay in place and not sag over time.  Then raised on 3D foam dots is the tree, which has the words to "Smiley" by Ronnie Burns.  Each heart has the name of a family member and is attached to a tree branch by black satin ribbon.  I then found the perfect frame in Big W, which fits a 12X12 layout perfectly, and the layers are not squashed because it's a box frame.  I'm really pleased with how this turned out.  Here's a different view:
You can see the layers a little easier here.  The large heart is also raised on 3D foam dots.  The tree was drawn free-hand over the words and then cut out.

I am joining the following challenges:
A girl who crafts challenges - Anything goes
Craftyhazlenut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything goes
The Challenge Blog by Creative Shopping - Anything goes
Tando Creative Challenges - Lovely Layers
Sisters of Craft - Anything goes


Carol said...

what a different take on the theme - stunning piece! thank you for sharing with us at Tando Creative this month.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous decor piece! I love the pop of red. Thanks for joining the Tando Creative Challenge! :)

Scrappycath said...

This is amazing! I love it!!

Kaz said...

This is beautiful, love the feel of it. Thanks for joining us at Tando this month.

Karen Gist said...

I really like this Sarah!!!!!! :D Thank you for joining us over at Tando x

Traceyr said...

This is gorgeous and what a great gift for someone. I thought that was burlap - what a good paper substitute. :)

michelle said...

modern and fresh! love it! thankyou for entering the sisters of craft blog challenge. michelle dt x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your super crafting - hope to see you again soon x