Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying the MOC challenges as much as I am and I'm excited to bring you today's challenge (and the title might give you a clue as to what will be the feature of your page)! As a self-confessed nature lover, I love that trees come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes, and I bet that if I were to start by asking you to close your eyes and picture a tree, chances are all of us would picture a different species. But from pines to palm trees, and boabs to birch trees, there are some common features that make them all identifiable as trees and the trunk, branches and leaves are what we will focus on today. Challenge Rules: So for today's challenge: You must build/construct a tree using TLP scrap product on your page. You can construct any species or type of tree but your tree must consist of a TRUNK, BRANCHES AND LEAVES. You may represent the trunk, branches and leaves in any way you wish. You can construct your tree in any style (clean and simple, clustered, whimsical etc) and in any medium you wish (with papers, paints, ribbon, stickers, 'real' elements like real leaves, etc). Your tree and page may also include photos and/or journalling, but these are optional. Your tree MUST be large enough and prominent enough on your page that the trunk, branches and leaves are easily seen as a tree. Since the spirit of this challenge is to build your own tree, pre-made tree elements & templates containing trees are not allowed. As with all our challenges: Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page must be posted in three places: Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site). Posted in your page thread you created in the MOC Layouts Folder. You should have one post per completed challenge page. If you complete all 31 challenges, your thread should contain 31 posts. Please do not comment in the participants’ page threads so we can keep them clean. Posted in this thread. People can comment here if they wish. Pages should contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers). This is the page I made for this challenge, inspired by tree carvings we saw overseas. It is an artsy style of tree page, where the trunk is stamped, the branches are represented by doodley scribbles & string and the connected leaves, that are a mix of realistic foliage, ink & paint & paper shapes. Credits in gallery here. This is another page I have made that involved building a tree recently. It is a totally different style. The trunk is a journal card and the block of polka dot paper anchors the different leaves in the form of cutouts and stickers. The branches are represented by the banner shapes with the family positions written on them. And here is some extra Polly inspiration based on this challenge. This is how Sokee represented a tree. The body is the trunk, the branches are the clouds and the paint triangles are the leaves with vines, grass & the wordart tying this art journalling piece together. And Miekster created a tree comprised of a spotted paint and ink trunk with inked branches tying together lots of mixed media goodies as leaves and personalised it with wordarts & a photo. Ok, your turn! Ready, set, go! Postscript - With the ongoing destruction of such a devastating amount of the world's trees at the moment, I'm really looking forward to seeing your trees fill our gallery!