One of my favorite trees in the yard is starting to get little buds on it! Since the cherry blossom tree only blooms for a brief period, I decided to make a model of it!
To start with, I used the 3D Bare-Branched Tree.
I wanted the tree to have wood grain on it. I printed a wood grain pattern front and back on brown paper before I cut out each shape. Then I cut out flowers and leaves on white cardstock. Each flower and leaf is painted with color from my eBrush.
The only downside to doing it this way was the more the glue dried on the pearls, many of them popped off so I had to reattach them again!
Next I made a birdhouse (not pictured yet) from the Home Tweet Home set.
And what is a birdhouse without a bird to occupy it?! So I used the 3D Birdie Box from the same set (Home Tweet Home). However, because I was working with a tree, I wanted the house and the birds to be somewhat to scale.
Which means reducing the sizes of the files considerably! I started the bird's off by cutting them out of white cardstock. Then I was able to paint them the color of my choice with the eBrush.
Once assembled, it was no larger than the dime.
I then cut out the grass from SnapDragon Snippets 'Grass and Borders' file and their 'Flourished Flower' set.
Once I put it all together, I think it flowed nicely together to capture my favorite cherry blossom tree!
I sure hope we are well on our way to spring!
Project inspiration found at: http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.com/2016/02/more-photo-inspiration-added-to-our-1st.html
Craftwell eBrush for coloring detail
Sharpies for eBrush
Silhouette Cameo for designing and cutting
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider for adhesive
Original Tacky Glue
SVG Attic/SnapDragon Snippet Files: