Thursday, May 28, 2015

My Daffodils

I really love to scrap my garden flowers! This is a layout of my tiny 1” to 1-1/2” sized daffodils.  I always keep my flower layouts very simple because for me, it’s truly about the photos. 

These little beauties were bought on sale many years ago in the florist section of the grocery store.  They have since multiplied fabulously in my front garden by the boulder (apparently the perfect spot for them).  Who would have ever guessed?!  Since they are a bulb plant, I get to enjoy them every year in early Spring!
 

WOW! Bo Bunny’s Country Garden collection fits perfectly!!!  Rather than coat the paper with gesso to tone down the orange color, I decided instead to glue down some torn coordinating paper from the same Bo Bunny collection.  It seems to have helped the photos to ‘pop’ and be more easily seen.

Besides the photos, the other best part of this layout is the little mulberry yellow & orange daffodils from Wild Orchid Crafts!!!  They are ADORABLE!!!  I bought them specifically to scrap my daffs : )  How awesomely perfect the colors are in comparison to the real ones!!   It makes me feel like screaming…I’m so giddy.  Hee hee   The green long grass, also from WOC, closely resembles the leaves of the daffodil plant! 
 


 
Since the page had some really nice muted print on it already, I decided to take that inspiration and simply added chipboard chicken wire to go with the chicken wire print already on the paper.  I inked it with jet black archival ink and glued it on.  The butterflies are all K&Company Susan Winget.  I made the wire antennae on them.  I love Susan Winget’s art.  Her art is in two bedrooms of my home.  : )
 
Hope you enjoyed viewing my bright, springtime daffodil page.  Of course, the daffodils bloom here (way down south in Louisiana) in March.  They are all gone now, but that’s what beautiful photos are for – to help us remember the sights, fragrances & feelings we had in that moment.     

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day!  Lisa : )  ^..^
 
Products used:
Bo Bunny collection - Country Garden (page names:  Country Garden & Dot)
Wild Orchid Crafts - Yellow/Orange Daffodils & Green Long Grass
The Dusty Attic - Chicken Wire Panel
K&Company - Susan Winget butterflies
Momenta - Bronze bottlecap
Misc:
Ranger Archival ink - Jet Black
ColorBox Pigment ink - Picante
Distress Stickles - Tea Dye
1" Circle Punch
 

2 comments:

  1. Your page is so bright and cheerful! I LOVE Daffodils! It's the first time I saw any to use for scrap/art projects! Very beautiful!

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  2. Beautiful! Love those little daffodils and how you extended the leaves out from the photos!

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