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


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

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

  3. 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. :)

  4. 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 :)

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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!

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

  10. This post made me want to howl. What?

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

  12. 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!!!!

  13. 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.

  14. VERY cool! Thanks for the gift :)

    P.S. Make Duke positive again pleeez

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

  16. 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.

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

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

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

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

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

  24. 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

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

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


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