I started with this idea of the tree branches twining into hearts -
it was inspired by this tree I see
when stopped at the traffic lights on my way back from the pool several mornings a week -
but I didn't think I could get quite the effect that I wanted, so I moved on to this one:
And then I just jumped in and started production, hoping the rest would evolve as I worked!
Steps: The Movie
(14 this month)
I liked using the piece of picture framing* to make these 'dots',
even though they were mostly hidden by the red lace paper,
I just had to add some more of the 'Ethereal' paper. :-)
There were really 15 steps -
I had glued the pink tissue paper to the back side of the red lace paper
before I started on my production line
The trees were 'punched' from red, black and gold marbled paper.
Thought I should add some more 'dots':
I figured out what this needed. Some thready tendrils. :-)
And a smooth edge.
And an actual heart.
Panels of 15 of February's postcards
Pretty cool - right side up, or upside down, the 3 lines under the trees were exactly in the middle.
I hadn't planned it that way. :-)
* And I used it again to make the dots in the later steps.