Tuesday 2 September 2014

Memory Tree

Just had a play with some of the techniques that Darcy showed us on her fabulous journal challenge.
I started by painting the pages with Fresco chalk and then scribbled with Inktense crayons as I don't yet have fibralos. I went for a sunset style sky with a bit of a hill for the tree. I tried the droplets of water technique but it didn't work? Then I used a ruler edge to create radiating lines. I built up my frame just as Darcy explained using frescos and printed butterflies around the edge in Black Archival.

I drew and painted my tree and then used some scrunched up deli paper to print the leaves in 3 fresco greens.

Next I cut up some Chatsworth paper into hinged leaves and cut out some Chatsworth leaves for the foreground.
I wrote the names, in white pen, of all my dear family members who are no longer with us and named it my Sweet Memory Tree. Hope that you don't mind my straying a little Darcy but I have used lots of your super techniques.

I really enjoyed playing along.


  1. oh that's a great tree Hazel..some great techniques and what a lovely idea xxx

  2. Looks fabulous Hazel and brilliant idea to put the names of your family members inside the leaves xxx

    Sam xx

  3. What a fabulous tree, and a lovely thing to do to remember your family

  4. Fantastic Hazel, Darcy did say to make the page your own and i think you have done this in spades. Truly a beautiful tribute to your departed Family members :-) xxx

  5. Aww this is fabulous Hazel, you have created a lovely memory tree. A great take on the challenge.

  6. This is such a beautiful, & special page Hazel, & a lovely take on Darcy's challenge!
    Alison xxx

  7. This is so lovely. I love the backround and the butterfly border particularly.

  8. Lovely take on Darcy's tree. Great idea to use paper to print the leaves and I love the concept of the Memory tree.

  9. great tree & I love your colours