Sunday, 29 June 2014

Our Branch

On Father's Day we took some pictures of "Our Branch" of the family tree in front of our big maple tree. I didn't know at the time the layout I would do would involve more trees than the maple we were standing in front of.

When I looked at the sketch created by Laura Whitaker of Scrapmuch? the grouping of the tabs struck me a being like the crown of a tree. From there the idea of using our family photos taken with the big maple took on a life of its own.
It was really exciting to find paper in my stash that had the right colour of leaves. Then came the lining up of my paper trunk branches with the real ones in the photo. That was a little tricky but the Silhouette came through for me again. The background has an earthy look and the brush strokes at the top of the paper reminded me of clouds.

The title had to be attached to a branch. What else? The two birds placed in front of Bruce and I added to the whole theme of it being a family page.


  1. Love family photos and layout! I love how you carried the branch theme throughout the layout! Thanks for playing along with ScrapMuch?!

  2. So lovely, I really like the way you incorporated the tree into the layout, great job with the sketch! Thanks for playing at ScrapMuch?

  3. Fun take on the sketch! I really like the repeating tree theme. Thank you for sharing with us at ScrapMuch?!

  4. I LOVE these photos and their placement - AWESOME take on the sketch
    Thank you for playing along at ScrapMuch?

  5. I love the pictures (even though I am in them) :) and love that it looks like a whole family tree. I will definitely be stealing some pictures on laundry day <3