Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Negative dogs and talking trees

After a long day of work I come home hoping that my beloved best friend will do me the favor of taking over the posting duties for the evening. Apparently I was asking a bit too much. When I asked him his reply was very negative.
 
Alrighty then, I'll just go to plan B.
I've had this thought rolling around in my brain for a while and finally got it done. I took phrases like barking up the wrong tree, going out on a limb and branching out, and turned them into this.


I started with a basic tree shape. Then I typed out the phrases and rotated, resized and distorted them to follow the shapes of the branches. After that I threw away the tree shape and just started adding in color for the leaves.
Since I haven't had any type of freebie up in quite some time this was a good opportunity to do so. 


These are all PNG files so you can place them on anything without having to try and get rid of a background. You get one that I've already colored, one that is black and white that you can add a color layer over top of and one that is just the branches. Hope that someone can find some use for them. 

OOPS it would help if I added the link for the download wouldn't it? Good thing I decided to take one last look at the post after I hit the publish button.
You can dowload the zip file by clicking HERE

31 comments:

LDH said...

Hi Ann! Your posts are such fun and full of creative ideas! :)

SGR said...

Woof! COOL! Ann did you draw that tree with you famous "pad" Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Sandee said...

How fun. You really are so very crafty. I wish I were, but alas it's just not in me.

Have a terrific day, and my best to you and Duke. :)

Sandee said...

Oh and Hi Sugar. :)

Ann said...

LDH why thank you, did you bring any of those yummy goodies over from your blog?...lol

SGR a little of the pad and a little of the mouse.

Sandee thanks I try any way :)

Me-Me King said...

Wow, I love branching out, very clever. You picked the perfect phrases for this piece. You are one crafty gal.

WillOaks Studio said...

Very cool design and I love the way you are "playing with words!" Plus of course, seeing greenish trees anyway right now is a big treat.

Lenox Knits said...

VEry cool. I might have to find a use for it. You are getting so handy with photoshop.

BeadedTail said...

I love the design! I have no idea what you were saying we could do with it though. I'll just it admire it on your blog!

gayle said...

Those are so neat!!

Lori said...

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

FishHawk said...

This post made me want to howl. What?

VanillaSeven said...

Cool artwork Ann! Love it! :)

Jen said...

What a clever idea, I love the trees! Maybe Duke will have a more *cough* positive look on his little face tomorrow :o)

Sheri said...

I love the way you play with the words. But I gotta say, the Duke looks so much cuter all fluffy and white. Bring back our Duke!!!!

DK Miller said...

Very cool. you are so creative.

Grampys World said...

I was a little startled to see Duke. I never imagined he could have a different side to him. But you did a good job at saving the post. Excellent work.

vickie said...

VERY cool! Thanks for the gift :)

P.S. Make Duke positive again pleeez

Buggys said...

Those trees are very clever, really nice looking. Duke's negative look is quite adorable!

CBH-Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Feb. 03, 2010. Thanks again.

Roschelle said...

Duke's even cute when he's negative. Love the tree idea. Sorry but I don't have a creative bone in my body :)

allotments4you.com said...

Is that really Duke??? He looks so different...and funny!!!

Audrey said...

Love what you did with the picture of your dog :)
The trees are amazing!

Jude said...

Poor Duke hope his negativity isn't catching. Very clever trees Ann I'm sure they will be put to good use by all your creative visitors.

PJ said...

been missing my blogging buddies so i'm stopping in to say hi and wish you a great day. i love how creative you are...hugz!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

What a clever idea! I love it.

Donna said...

You Always come up with the Cutest of ideas!!!hughugs

Anne said...

And Duke is so cute he can totally get away without contributing a blog post. What a great idea. You are so crafty.

Ann said...

Me-Me thanks

Will oaks yes green is a welcome sight this time of year

Lenox thank you

Beaded tail admire away

Gayle thank you very much

FishHawk well keep it down please:)

Vanilla Seven thanks

Jen yes maybe it will

Sheri I llike him white better too

DKMiller I try

Grampy Duke is a sly one

Vickie no problem he'll be back to positive next time

Buggys yeah Duke is cute no matter what

Roschelle yes you do you're creative with your writing

allotments4you yep really him

Jude I hope it's not too

PJ so good to see you I've missed you

Cinnamon Girl thanks

Donna I'm glad you like them

Anne yep Duke's a winner all around

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Not sure how I missed seeing this post. These are pretty cool.

Ann said...

sharkbytes, not to worry, I miss posts all the time :)

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