Sunday, January 4, 2009

From a Tree to a Tree

This is the original Project Reanimate spark. One of my cards very similar to this won the Indie Craft Showcase later this month at CHA - The Craft & Hobby Association Show in Anaheim.I will post that card after the event.But what I did here was take old magazine pages that had interesting patterns and turn them "back" into trees, from whence they came! I did this with a rubber stamp and a Martha Stewart Leaf and I can't have a tree without a bunny under it, so there you go.

These are mostly advertisements from the pages of Martha Stewart Living Magazine. Most of the best and most dramatic patterns will be in ads, although art and Photoshop magazines are wonderful for dramatic images.
I really just like plain text punched or cut out too - which is the answer to Anonymous' question about the altered book. I use the insides of books more than I use the outside in my reanimations so I have plans for all those pages.

You will look at your magazines in a whole new light after you play with the colors and patterns you find. Please share a link to your creations in your comment if you create something with a magazine - I'd love to see it.


leslie said...

These are sooooo cool! I'll start pulling interesting pages out of any mags that I get and see what I can do!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I like the site and projects. But I find the photos kinda hard to look at/focus on. It seems like they've been make sort of fuzzy/dreamy. I'd like to see crisper photos, if I may. Thanks!

inkypaws said...

dorable bunnies and trees. How fitting to use Martha Stewart magazine pages with the Marth punchs. I'm sure Martha would say "It's a good thing."

Your other blog got me hooked on the Martha punches.

Keep up the great work and congratulations!

Tandra said...

These are just the BEST, Lydia!!!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, these are sooooooooo kewl! What a great idea; I can't wait to try it myself!


jgr said...

Your tree cards are!
I'm going to put it on my list of things to try-LOL
It's getting to be a pretty l-o-n-g list!