Throughout this project, I have been stumped as to what to do with the photos. Not this month! As soon as I saw the picture, I knew exactly what I was going to do.
I wanted to make it appear as though the photo is part of the background. I played around with the fence and the “hay” behind it. Then I had the idea to cut trees to make the tag into a 3D scene. I originally colored the sky with just shades of blue Distress Ink, but then I decided to add some yellow tones as well, making it appear as if the sun was shining behind the clouds. The trees were cut using my Cricut Explore, and I colored them with Distress Inks as well as crumpling the paper to give the trees even more texture.
The “7” is colored with various alcohol inks, and I added a star on top of the star in the photo. I used some copper glitter paper for the background and a copper “ribbon” for the tag tie.
What an idyllic scene … deep in the heart of Texas!
Here is her original photo: