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And here's a bit of inspiration for you to draw from, if is suits you ;)
I was completely inspired to make this by a project I found on Pinterest here. First, I tore a bunch of patterned paper and glued it down, then I painted over the top part of the canvas with a water-washed light blue acrylic paint and for the bottom, a light green. I then drew a rough outline of my tree with a pencil and used a lot of eraser. I'm not a drawing artist, so I found this to be pretty rewarding when the tree actually turned out ok! If you're apprehensive about free-hand drawing like I am, I want to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and give it a try--you just might surprise yourself! :)
I filled in my tree outline with 2 different shades of brown paint, then added a bit of white ink a top the dried brown to create a more realistic bark effect. The "heart-leaves" were die cut and punched out on bits of patterned paper scraps, then glued all over the tree, with a few falling and a few more on the ground. I added a bit more interest to the background with stamps and washi tape, then I outlined the entire tree and all the heart leaves with a fine black pen. The sentiment is just some letter stickers I had on hand. My favorite part is the little red heart with T+L carved into the tree...that's me and my hubby, hehe! Adds a cute touch. :) I hope you like it! And I sure hope to see your mixed media creation inspired by Love this month in our MMMC-#45 gallery! Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!