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Trees For Sale

I've been wanting to make a Tree Lot for awhile so I've been collecting my Woodland Trees for weeks.  I suppose I've been inspired by all the tree lots around town and the yummy smell of fresh cut trees.  All that's missing is an old trailer parked beside it.  I'll plan that for next year!
It all started with a lot of trees... 
 
I cut an 8x8 piece of chipboard then applied some gesso to get it white.  I glued down some puffy snow.  I wanted a shimmer.  So I sprayed the snowy base with spray adhesive then sprinkled some iridescent flakes covering the whole base.
 
 

For the entry I distressed and inked with brushed pewter distress paint these idea-ology tiles and banner.  I offset one of the "e's" so it appears as if the tree lot is falling apart.


I sprayed a mini tree with pine needles distress spray stain, then inked these metal beads with poppyseed alcohol inks.  I popped it up on the smallest box from the EH Blocks/Cubes die. 


 I love Paula Cheney's recent Whimsical Woodlands post.  I had a tree that was flat on 2 sides and not wanting to fluff up.  So I adopted her cute tree and trimmed.  I left some of the brush bottle and did not expose the metal.  I added a "sold" sign.


I cut a thinlits label and stamped "For Sale".  I wish I had a mini number set so I could have stamped "4" instead. 


I inked all the trees with Distress Stains Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Pine Needle, Forest Moss, Evergreen Bough and Iced Spruce.


On a couple of the trees I used spray adhesive and sprinkled some of these iridescent flakes. 


I cut and added this wee sign to the back of the tree lot.  Creating layers the whole way through.


All tacky tree lots need lights.  I strung these battery operated lights to bamboo skewers. 


I love the letterpress letters.  A little distress paint and they pop!


I strung the lights all messy.


I cut the On The Fence with chipboard.  I added a layer of Crackle Texture to the fence along with some iced spruce, frayed burlap and picket fence distress paint.  I trimmed with silver tinsel twine all the way around.


Lights are on.  This one has 3 settings so I've set it to "blink" to add to the tacky tree lot!


UPDATE:

I added a Vintage Trailer with Tutorial!  Click HERE to see more detailed photo's.  I couldn't wait until next year.


Thank you everyone who's been stopping by and sharing your thoughts on my crafty things.  I'm slowly winding down my "Christmas" projects.  But there are a few more things to see! 

Check out one of my favorite challenges...

Sponsored by the Awesome Inspiration Emporium!  Inspiration Emporium for the Compendium of Curiositites 3 Challenge.

Compendium of Curiosities 3 - Woodland Trees/ Tinsel
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