Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Upside Down Tree

On Walt Disney World's Kilimanjaro Safari ride, you travel in open-air vehicles through the 100 acre savannah of Animal Kingdom's African area, getting glimpses here and there of giraffe, elephants, lions, rhinos, zebra, and more. Then there is this one big baobab tree. It looks so real as it stands sentinel. Kevin gave it a nick-name that aptly describes the huge hulking tree which in real life can live over a thousand years...the upside down tree! 


He's not the only one to think this. Legend has it that the baobab tree looks like it does "because the devil yanked it out of the ground and shoved it back into the earth upside down, leaving its roots sticking up into the air." That explains it! :)



Just a lot of layers here. I pulled out paper after paper that looked pretty with my photo and piled them on! Did the same with the smattering of mismatched flowers. Great way to use those "singletons"!

Supplies: Patterned papers-BasicGrey, Collage Press, October Afternoon, and 7 Gypsies. Flowers-Prima. Deco brad-Karen Foster. Felt letters-Making Memories. Chipboard letters-American Crafts. Other-buttons, brads, burlap, ink and punches.

14 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

great job!

KimberlyMarie said...

GORGEOUS LO! So many great details!

April Michelle said...

great layout...he's right it really does look upside down. lol

Danielle said...

Beautiful page and what an interesting tree!

Pam W. said...

Beautiful layout.

Erica said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Love the papers you picked for this one.

soapHOUSEmama said...

my goodness! Everything is about this is SO gorgeous!!!!

Susan Stringfellow said...

oh totally copying this whole idea. LOVE what you wrote about it and I will be copying and pasting. Really really great stuff. Love the page and that cool punch that goes remarkably well with this.

Julia said...

Lovely page!!!

Penny said...

This is a beautiful layout and I agree with him, it does look like an upside down tree! Great job! Love Penny P.S. I love your flowers!

scrapbookertink said...

Wow, what a great Disney layout, remember that tree but did not take pic, will catch it in August, thanks for sharing, take care, Doreen x

Busygirl said...

HAHA, it does look like an upside-down tree! What a cute little story.

Staci said...

What a gorgeous LO! TFS!

Alinor said...

great layout, love your style!