Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Scrap That Poetry Challenge #33

Currently I am sitting in my caravan having a break away in Canberra, ACT. We have done some great things with Brayden but the best thing has been relaxing!
Scrap That Poetry has a new poem up. It is called 'New Year' by Katharine Lee Bates. It looks at a new year being a white year and focus' on snow. However, snow here in the New Year is not common!! After 2010 being a year we really wanted to see the back of for many reasons I decided to look towards the New Year with optimism.
From this poem I started by using the words 'New Year' for my inspiration. I decided to record my scrapbooking resolutions for 2011. Rather than put them onto a layout and into an album never to look at them again I decided to create something that can sit in my scrapbooking room to remind me of my resolutions for the year! I decided to create a 'Tree of Time.'
I have left my list of materials at home so hopefully I will remember to post them when I get home. However, I used some paper that I received years ago in a mag (have no idea of what mag or what paper company?) to make the flowers. I used my Imaginisce iTop to create the brads, a wooden spoon for the trunk and I recycled a container from a Christmas present for the base.
I have paper clipped the ribbon and Kaisercraft Wooden Embellishments to the tree so that I can change them in the future! My beautiful friend Liz also suggested scrapping them with evidence when they are completed....here is a close up of my resolutions...
It is a long story but the top of tree isn't exactly how it is supposed to look hence why the brads came into the project.....I am not disappointed with how it has turned out in the end.
Now the test is to follow through with my resolutions:)
I'm off for some more relaxation and maybe a trip to Parliament House and of course a few of the scrapbooking shops here (shhhhh....don't tell Jason!)!!!!



Nikki xx said...

Oh Mel...your tree looks amazing :):):) Love the colours you've chosen and the little buttons too...can see why it took you ages...beautiful!!!! xx

hippychic said...

great stuff Mel, can't wait to see the show and tell on Monday!!!!!

Joanne Caird said...

What a wonderful project Mel, and the colours are great.

Anonymous said...

what a gorgeous tree Mel and I love all the buttons and brads!