I especially love the sentiment, because I think that the best thing to keep from a loved one are the memories created together and usually these are bright and cheerful (at least I hope they are 😉 ). That’s why I chose some bright colors to go along with the tree and the sentiment.
I started with outlining the area where I wanted the tree to be. I added some stamps for texture in the background. Because it is about loving someone, I used some hearts from a Dylusions stamp set and a random script stamp.
Then I added the bright colors (btw, these are some of my favorites) around the oval and spritzed a lot of water onto the page. I added more paint and more water till I had the saturation that I wanted (and a pond on my desk).
I added a couple splatters of a deep red and green color to give it some contrast, as well as white stars through an older stencil. I wrapped a ribbon with music notes on it around the page and added some Tim Holtz tissue paper to the top. Now I stamped the tree on a scrap piece of white card stock, fuzzy cut it out and distressed the edges with a distress tool.
After I was done, I stamped the short poem to the bottom right using Versafine ink. I just love how crisp sentiments are when they are stamped with Versafine ink!
Even though this poem usually would be used on a card (or art journal page 😉 ) for a sad occasion, I hope I gave you an idea on how to leverage it for a good cause, keeping the good and fun memories of a loved one alive.
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