Monday, May 02, 2011

Flower Garden: Scraptales Mega Meet Layout

Here is another layout that I created using some Fabulous papers from Scraptales.  They are very "Heathery"..the colors are just PERFECT!
I decided I would take some photos of some of the flowers I purchase yesterday.  My mother and I went out on our annual "spring flower shopping trip, to get flowers for our gardens."  I can remember as a little girl going with my mother to all the local greenhouses.  I would scoop up all the flower pieces that had fallen off the flowers.  My favorite flower was the Fushia.  I would pick these up, and pretend they were fancy earrings.
Lucky for me, I found an awesome sketch over at 
Stuck on Us Sketches.  Here it is below...
Isn't this just a beautiful sketch.  This is my first time playing there...I have wanted to for a while...and when I saw this sketch...I knew it would go well with my papers from Scraptales.
Here is my take on the challenge.
I used my new butterfly dies by Ranger in my Big Shot Expression. I also used some Dusty Attic dragonflies and a butterfly.
Above you can see one of the dragonflies.  I painted it cream, then covered the center with perfect pearls in Gold, and the wings were painted red, spritzed with Red Perfect Pearls, and then covered with UTEE.
I used the new Ranger ATC die cut with photo corners...for my journaling spot.
I used vintage photo on all my pp's and did distress them all with my distrezz tool.  I used gold embossing powder.
I also used vintage photo on all my photos, to tone down the color.
A few more close ups.
I also cut out some butterflies with my Silhouette SD.  I used a photo of my flowers, and used a butterfly file from the Sillhouette Online store.
This is the bottom right side of the page.  One last look at the finished page.
Thank you for visiting!
Hugs!

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at SOUS.

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  2. Absolutely stunning!
    Beautiful colours and details:)
    Have a great day.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  3. Well..SO glad you finally got to play because really...this is AWESOME! I love the print heavy papers and how the photos stand out from it..the page itself almost looks like a garden!
    Again, so happy you've joined in!

    Hugs, Leah

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  4. What a great take on our sketch and I love your photos, which you've done a fab job displaying them on your layout.. I love it!!
    thnx for playing along with us girls over SOUS.
    Hugs
    Nanné

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  5. Beautiful Heather! Love all the butterflies and dragonflies! Your garden looks pretty too!

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  6. Very Pretty. You are as good with paper as you are with flowers! I love the DA butterfly chippy! Very bedazzled! See ya later for our walk at soccer! Hugs from your BFF!!!!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! I have to agree with Leah, your layout looks like a beautiful garden!! Thanks for playing along with us over at SOUS!! Hope to see you again!! Hugs!!

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  8. Wowzers, this is such a fantastic page, Heather .. love all your cie cuts. And the paper is outstanding. Thanks for pplaying along with us and hope to see you back!

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  9. Awesome ... I could nearly smell those gorgeous flowers your page is so alive !!! TFS & playing in SOUS X:)

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  10. This is so gorgeous! Have admired it for a long time earlier, but seems like I never left you a comment! I love how you can see the picture in every detail of your layout. Gorgeous!!

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Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather