Thursday, June 4, 2015

White Prickly Poppy

Today I’m sharing another layout of a close up photo I took during a visit to Texas hill country in April 2012.  These beautiful wildflowers are named White Prickly Poppy.  The plant itself leaves a lot to be desired though.  It is tall with prickly stems and minimal leaves….but at the very top of what would otherwise pass as a weed are these gorgeous pure white beauties!
 
I decided to keep things simple and try to really focus on the photo, making it front & center on the page.  After tossing around several of the usual ideas for a border, I settled on a distressed look with corrugated cardboard sprayed in beautiful coordinating colors to go with the papers.  I love how it turned out!  I call this technique the Lisa Nazario-Gregory Effect” (hee hee).  She has been so inspirational with her work using corrugated cardboard.     
 
I first sprayed the outer edges of the cardboard with water; peeled off the top layer to expose the corrugate; distressed & tore; and then liberally sprayed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst color Heliotrope Purple Plum (now a retired color-Raspberry Plum with a purple shimmer).  Quite stunning!  To tone it down a bit, I spritzed with LSG Moon Shadow Mist Buccaneer Bronze, which is my most favorite of all of the Moon Shadow Mists.
 
To give the photo some dimension, it was placed using foam strips.  The intricately detailed cut outs on each corner of the photo are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Each was heat embossed in pure white.  For added support, since only a tiny part is glued onto the photo, foam pieces were placed directly across on the point.
 
Check out the intricate details of the cutout piece.
And how about that prickly bud…Yikes!    
 
Butterflies were die cut & randomly placed on the page.  After all, there are hundreds of tiny butterflies fluttering among the wildflowers. : )
Thanks so much for taking a quick peek and I hope your day is wonderful!  Lisa : )  ^..^
 
Products used:
 
Kaisercraft Be-You-tiful collection: Pages named Sweet (main page) & Amazing (under photo & butterflies)
Martha Stewart punch – Lace Flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts – Wycinanka Trio Collection-Corners cutout set GST-075
Recollections embossing powder – Snow
Sizzix Tim Holtz decorative strip die – Butterfly Frenzy
Corrugated cardboard
LSG Starburst – Heliotrope Purple Plum (now retired)
LSG Moon Shadow Mist – Buccaneer Bronze
Recollections – golden yellow stick on pearls

4 comments:

  1. OMGoodness!!!!! This is beautiful Lisa!!! And love what you named the technique!! So glad I can be of inspiration!! Makes my heart smile. I love the poppies!! You have inspired me to do some paper ones!!! I warn you, corrugated cardboard is addicting!!! Recycling at its most beautiful!!! {{hugs}}} And you used Lindys!!! Love it!!

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  2. Stunning photo, design, colors, pprs, corners, distressing, and corrugated!

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  3. Stunning photo, design, colors, pprs, corners, distressing, and corrugated!

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