Saturday, June 20, 2015

Natural Beauty ~ A layout of Texas wildflowers

This may be the last layout I create of the stunning wildflowers that I photographed in April 2012 along a farm road in Texas Hill Country. I’ve mentioned before that there were hundreds of tiny butterflies among the flowers. When I took this photo, I was focused on the pretty white butterfly atop the gorgeous wildflower called Firewheel.

As you can see in the photo, the background is full of incredible bluebonnets!
 
I used beautiful Bo Bunny papers from two collections ~ Country Garden & Rose Café.  I love to mix & match to get the right feel for my photo and it’s so easy to do with Bo Bunny collections!  Before adding the flowers and other embellishments, I punched the edges of the main page & then stamped in several places using a detailed butterfly applied with Warm White acrylic paint. 
When I want a ‘ghostly’ kind of white, I always use acrylic paint to get this effect. 
 
I used a variety of flowers that coordinated well with the photo.  Tiny brown buttons, topped with Flower Soft Sunshine Yellow color, were glued to the centers of small red aster daisy flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. 
Buttons, stickers & tags were placed in this small flower cluster:
 
The butterfly chippie from Wild Orchid Crafts was heat embossed in white. I clipped it to fit my liking, removing some of its leafy sections.  Since the photo is raised up higher than the main page, I decided to place part of the chippie directly on the photo and then cut it in half and continue it onto the LO.
 
I’m quite happy that I was able to get such a great photo of the this little butterfly because they seem to be constantly flitting around and it's hard to catch them being still.

Here is a close up of the photo I took. 
 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I appreciate your visit and hope you have a nice day!  Lisa : )

Products used:
 
Bo Bunny - Rose Café collection: (page named Fresco); Stamp Stickers; Buttons; Combo Stickers
Country Garden collection: (page named Garden Dot)
Martha Stewart punches – Wildflowers & Lace Flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts – Wycinanka Louvre Borders Cutout Set; Red Aster Daisy
Webster’s Pages alpha stickers – All About Me collection
Flower Soft – Sunshine Yellow
Michael’s – 
 ~Wood mounted butterfly stamp 
 ~embossing powder “Snow
 ~blue rhinestones    
 ~burlap leaves (sprayed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist Bucket o’ Blood Red)
 ~blue flowers
 ~brown tiny buttons
 ~Wilton 4” paper doily
Prima flowers – Lil Missy (light blue); Bel Canto (Orange)

2 comments:

  1. Gorgeous layout and photo Lisa! Love the butterfly stamping and the bling!

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  2. Beautiful photo, colors, flowers, punchwork, and bling!! I love the blue and white ppr behind the photo and how gorgeous it looks against the yellow Bo Bunny ppr!

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