Thursday, April 19, 2012

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge - Hexagons!

Greetings and happy Fabulous Friday! Today's challenge at Frosted Designs is to use hexagons on your project. I took this gorgeous picture of my beautiful daughters on Easter Sunday and wanted to scrap it the second I saw it.

 I saw this pretty quilted tree on this blog and new that it was to be my hexagon inspiration!

Here are some close-ups:




I thought the hexagon scraps would make cute leaves!


My tree is made with Tim Holtz/Core'dinations Kraft Core paper from the Nostalgic Collection. Each hexagon (all 49 of them!) was hand cut, dry embossed, then sanded. The tree trunk is free form cut, sanded on the left side and inked on the right side to add the illusion of dimension. The "flower" hexagons are pop-doted for dimension also. The base paper is made by 3Birds and was in a collection I bought from HSN probably 6-7 years ago when I was buying everything they sold on scrapbooking days at HSN! C'mon - you know you did it too! The felt birds and felt tree limb are Maya Road. The journaling spots are My Minds Eye (Kraft), K&Company and Pink Paislee. The letters are by Doodlebug Designs, American Crafts Thickers, and Pink Paislee. All Ink is Tim Holtz Distress.


Thanks for checking out my blog! I hope you are inspired to make a project using hexagons and link it up over at Frosted Designs - a fabulous prize from Vintage Street Market will be awarded to one random entry and three entries will be chosen to be spotlighted on the blog!


Oh, and leave me some love - I sure could use it this week!

10 comments:

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful layout! Love your tree, especially the fallen leaves... great touch. And the girls are beautiful!

Robin said...

Amazing!! I love your dedication to this craft :) No way I woulda done 49 hand cut hexagons!!

L.B. said...

This is so beautiful. Love all the hexagon for the tree and the colors..Just wonderful

scrapbaby! said...

I love it!!!!! Your hexagon tree is just beautiful. This page must have taken hours, and I'm sure was a labor of love! I know how long all that careful paper pieces can be....amazing job! You are such an inspiration :)

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Teresa, I just love all the detail you have put into this layout. Those beautiful daughters of yours definitely deserve to be surrounded by such a work of art, too;)

I also LOVE to see all the th stuff you are using these days,

TC said...

I love the hexagon tree on this sweet page. I like how the girls look like they're standing under it. x

TeenaBugg38 said...

Oh my word Teresa!!!! I LOVE your hexagon tree!!! This layout is just gorgeous!!!

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Erin DuFrane-Woods said...

I love the hexagon's are fabulous. They has inspired me to use hexagons in my next art piece.

Elisabeth said...

that is so pretty! usually i don't like hexagons but your lo is adorable!!!!