Friday, November 23, 2012
Tree of Life ~ I Double Dog Dare You Blog Challenge
Welcome to an inventive, creative group called "I Double Dog Dare You"
This group is given a challenge each month to create a project in whatever medium they so desire to express the subject!!!
This month, the group has been asked to create this .... It's November, time for all those family gatherings... time for family, time for Thanksgiving .... Time for Generations to be spending time together... Let's see your generations, family gatherings, family tree, --- and you have been double-dog dared!!!!
This month, those taking the challenge are:
Lynne Kirsch ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Kimberly Pate ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com
Lisa Peters ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Anita Cannon ~http://www.anitaandbugs.bloghop.com
Janet Smith ~ http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
This month challenge has intrigued me since the beginning. And to be down right honest with you, I put it on the back burner when it was announced and plain forgot about it until a few days ago. So now, yes, I am scrambling to get it finished. Sadly, at the 9th hour, I am not yet done with it, but it is looking just fabulous.
While i had ideas floating in my head, at my tired state of mind, I asked a friend for some inspiration. Not only did she inspire me, she also helped me find the great tree with the curly branches. Thanks Amanda!!!!
I love this curly tree and it works perfectly to hold the beautiful little picture frames I got from my sister in law. The little frames will hang perfectly from the branches with bright tiny bows of ribbon. What challenges me the most is what do I want for a title? Adding Family Tree seems to simplistic to me for the fancy curly branches.
While the project is not fully completed yet, I do need to add more little frames to depict my correct family of 6 siblings (3 girls, 3 boys) however, this is what I had available at the time.
As I complete this "Tree of Life" (I think I just found my title) I will add some butterflies and other embellishments in and around the pictures to represent my family. I think I will also be adding some grasses around the bottom of the tree as well.
You sort of have to use your imagination to see whee I am going with this, but in the end, I think I am really going to enjoy the final results.
Your next stop along the Generation gap is Lisa. We hope you enjoyed our challenge and perhaps, you too would love to be "double dog dared"
Thank you for stopping by today! I look forward to your comments.