I fell in love with the "Family Ties" line from Pebbles the moment I saw it. But this particular sheet with the family tree look had me a little stumped. That is until I counted the spaces on it and realized there was just enough on there for all my kids and there cousins! Woot! Family Tree here I come...now how to give it some dimension and make it pop.
I fully intended to do a canvas...I even bought four of them. But I had this box sitting around that had this cute green pattern on it and when I set the sheet down it really brought out the colors...so I am using this sturdy old box!
The spots for pictures on this were actually ovals and although they looked cute I still wanted that shape to show some. So I opted to punch out 1 1/4" circles of the my kiddos and offset those with foam tape on each oval. I had one oval leftover which made the perfect location for my "cousins" chipboard from Bella Blvd. I then got out my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool that makes small epoxy circles and Epiphany Crafts Button Studio Flower maker and went to town with complimentary colors. I opted for solid colored papers simply because I didn't want too much going on. I added those throughout the tree as well as some little trimmed fabric leaves. I also added some white doodled stitches to leaves and the trunk.
I had a little space at the bottom of the box to add something. I knew I didn't want words..there was already enough words. I also didn't want to distract from the cute kiddos. I opted to just add three more epoxy flower buttons and a little bit of twine.
Epoxy buttons and circles: Epiphany Crafts
Twine: The Twinery
Letters: American Crafts
Gems: Queen & Co.