Sunday, December 13, 2009

Banana Split Sunday: Tree Inspiration

Good morning girls! It's Sunday and time for another Banana Split Sunday challenge. This week it's an inspiration challenge.....What can you create with a tree?

I had so many ideas on what to create for this challenge. And as usually happens, what I ended up with is drastically different from what I first sat down to create. I was going to use ribbons ... and then I thought maybe eyelets or gems. Then I decided to use words since text fascinates me so much. I couldn't get quite the look I wanted so I thought and thought some more.

And then I had an idea. And asked my little man to come help me.

This is what we created together. It's so simple it's almost amateurish --- but it's personal and a little piece of him that is now frozen in time. LOVE THAT!!

I sketched out a simple triangle for my tree shape and then used Olive Pastel chalk ink and his thumb, pointer and pinky fingers to create the tree. The trunk is stamped in Memories Chestnut Roan. The sentiment is from the Winter Wishes set at 2RedBananas. I really wanted to keep the focus on my little guy's fingerprints so I matted it and used dimensionals to attach it to a white card base.

Join in the fun this week and show us what you can create with a tree! We've loved all the participation!! Spend some time visiting the rest of The Banana Bunch and see their take on this challenge!
Jeanette Fincher
Deb Felts
Teresa Grau
Wendy Kastner
Dawn Burnworth
Lynette Neus-Guest Designer

And I'll leave you with a picture of the proud artist - he's in front of our tree that we decorated this morning. You might see lots of open space at the top. I let him put up most of the ornaments and so they are all at the bottom. And I'm leaving them ---- it's not very many years that you get to have a lopsided-ly decorated tree and I intend to enjoy every one of them!

Have a blessed Sunday!
p.s. I'm pre-posting this and my little guy just came in and said "I have to tell you Good Night and about my life". And then he proceeded to jabber on about all sorts of things. I'm off to tuck this little guy in for the night.


Lynette said...

Oh, how precious! Great card, and what an awesome idea.

Christi said...

OMG what an awesome idea!!! So personal! I might let my boys do something like this!

Kim R. said...

What a great idea. I like to trace my girls hands every year. It's fun to look back at it. I like the picture. He's a cutie!!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Cassie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Allison said...

How kids just love doing this stuff. I have another idea here if you're interested...

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a creative idea Cassie!! It turned out beautiful!! Love the picture of him!! Too sweet!!

Linda Beeson said...

What a totally cute creation and oh how I love that green you used.

Wendy said...

This is such a great idea! Your little boy is so cute, too. Awesome card.

Deb said...

Oh, is HE adorable! His card is fantastic! You'll never be able to part with it! LOL!