Friday, August 5, 2011

A sunny picnic – 3 part technique corner (How to make grass, tree and landscape?)

Picnic is one of my favorite things to do. Eat, play and have fun outdoors, in the shinning sun, in the gentle wind and the tall beautiful trees. Every time we go out on a picnic we discover something new to do. This time we found a green field with wheat up to our waste and a yellow flower field next to it. A perfect spot for some photos, don't you think?

This is a DT layout for My Punch which has three different techniques:

How to create grass?

For this technique all you need is a green wide ribbon. Pleat the ribbon and adhere it to your layout (if you want to create the landscape don't adhere it yet). The pleats create movement like the moving grass.

How to create a tree?

To create a tree use scraps of brown and green card stock. Cut a tree trunk with three branches and ink the edges. Then cut three green circles and ink them too. First adhere the circles to the layout and then adhere the trunk. To finish your tree add a little bird or a nest on one of the branches.

How to create a landscape?

I created the landscape in layers from a few elements. The first layer is a strip of green paper. On top of the paper I adhered the following elements according to this order: ribbon, pleated grass, picnic word sticker, torn strip of scrap paper. to finish the scene I added flower stickers and buttons.

Three for the price of one! Next time you will know what to do with your picnic photos.



  1. Those are great pages, I love your trees!

  2. Great job! I love all the details you added to this layout! TFS!