Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's Fall, Y'all!

 I really like some of the specimen art that has been floating around the internet these days.

It was always on my "want to do" list.

 So, with fall here, I decided to make one with trees.

First, I decided to upcycle a grocery bag for my background. 
(Plus, this was all about not spending any money!)

The trees were punched from a magazine.

 Then, I decided the grocery bag did not provide enough contrast.

So, I painted the background (grocery bag) with browns and red.
(I used D's art kit.  He was not at home at the time!)

I like how it turned out so much, I think I will do one for each season.

Plus, I think it is good for my children to see me being creative.

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  1. I like this little art project! One for each season would be nice...would you be doing it with a tree motif as the seasons change? Like...a variation of white papers (sheet music, book pages,wrapping tissue?) That would make a winter wonderland of trees!
    I agree about children seeing you being creative. It spurs them to create too.
    ~from MHC, Pat

  2. That turned out beautiful, Susan! I think one for each season sounds like a great idea!...Donna

  3. Very nice ! I'm lovin those cute kitties peeking round the corner. Not to mention your header (:

  4. How cool! Love the cost too! :)

  5. I must be late to the game - what is specimen art? Whatever it is, I love what you created! The trees are so lovely against that background. Now I'm going to have google Specimen Art!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  6. So creative and so very lovely! I like this idea of changing it up for the seasons. Always great when you can use what you have on hand to make something fabulous! Best wishes, Tammy

  7. This is beautiful, Susan! I really love how the background turned out. And to think you did it for zero dollars! Yes, I think you should make one for every season, it looks like a lot of fun!

    Thanks so much for coming by. I am really looking forward to our weekend away! Have a great weekend! :)


  8. Very pretty and creative - thanks for sharing it with us. Your furbabies are adorable.
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  9. I really love this. I think it is a wonderful idea to do one for each season :)

  10. Such a sweet project -- the designs on the trees are perfect. And, I agree, I like the painted background better -- it makes the trees pop! That's a good idea to do one for each season.

  11. At first glance, I thought this was stitched. I love it! Creating with paper is so much fun.

  12. Looks really good Susan! I've always been in love with trees, so this speaks to me!

    Linda in VA

  13. What a neat idea! I thought it was stitched too.

  14. How very pretty! I'm ready to do some crafting...and this is such a great project.
    How I love you whiskered friends...and, they give such a happy welcome to your blog.
    Have a happy day,
    Carolynn >^^<

  15. Really cute; I thought it was embroidered too!

  16. Love the earthiness of this Susan. I have never heard of specimen art.

    Hugs from Holland ~

  17. What a beautiful picture! Love the trees. Like Heidi, I've never heard of speciman art.


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