Tuesday, July 12, 2016

new beginning

Welcome! Today I'm sharing a simplistic layout of my pink & white amaryllis flowers. 
I love to scrapbook my garden flowers and always do my best to focus on the photos. 
The larger photo taken 3-27-16 (Easter Sunday) is an amaryllis that is ready to spread out and bloom! 
The smaller photo is the same amaryllis taken 3 days later when it opened up. 
A beautiful fully bloomed one seems to be 'welcoming it to the world'.
I was completely elated with the Blue Fern Studios Blush collection "Reminisce" page!  It has stripes just like my amaryllis flowers do!  It has the varying rose & pink tones I needed and it gave me a color palette to work with which included a nice blue-turquoise.  My title sticker letters are a perfect match to this color! I had run out of letters so I improvised....created 2 "n" letters using 'm'; created a "g" using a 'j' and an 'a'.  LOL!

A cute little girl & boy with a rose planter was fussy cut from the BFS Blush collection.
I stenciled with a mixture of Finnabair White Crackle and Lindy's Stamp Gang mica color Ramblin' Rose found in the Magicals set Victorian Bouquet.  These areas were enhanced with some lime colored bling and LSG Starburst color Edelweiss Moss Green. This spray was also randomly splattered all over the entire layout.

I scanned the beautiful butterfly from one of the pages in the same BFS Blush collection.  I printed various sizes for interest.  Most have a foam dot under them and I added wire antennae to the largest one.  Each front wing tip was heavily coated in Cotton Candy colored Stickles.

I seem to forget about a lot of things in my stash, so I decided to pull out the perfect lime green square jeweled brads to fasten the main photo.  I turned the center brads to form diamond shapes and then got the idea to tie on some embroidery thread.  This then lead me to use the pretty silver tone closure.

A simple flower cluster was used to separate the two photos.

Lastly, I have never die cut a photo for a layout, but gave it try on the larger main photo of the soon-to-bloom amaryllis.  I adhered the photo to chipboard also cut with the same baroque die.  I like how it looks! 

I used the same baroque die to cut a couple of papers to go underneath the smaller photo
 and added foam tape for dimension.

Thank you so much for visiting and have a wonderful week!  Lisa : )

Products used:

Blue Fern Studios - Blush Collection - Reminisce (main page) 

Valentine Calling Cards (girl/boy cut out)

Enamored & Key to my Heart (Papers used behind photos)

Stampersanonymous - Tim Holtz stencil - Gothic

Finnabair art Extra vagance Texture Paste - White Crackle
Lindy's Stamp Gang - mica powder Ramblin' Rose - Magicals set Victorian Bouquet
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst spray - Edelweiss Moss Green
Want2Scrap - rhinestones - pale lime green
Sizzix - Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers BigZ Die - Baroque

Webster's Pages Alpha Stickers - "Best Friends" (title)
Ranger Stickles - Cotton Candy
Michael's - Square jeweled brads (lime); LaPetite closure' Embroidery thread #472-Ultra Light Avocado Green
ColorBox catseye inks - pigment ink (Pink Sky) & chalk ink (Turquoise)

Wild Orchid Crafts flowers -
Blue Mix Lilies
Red/White Mix
Sweetheart Blossoms
White Tulips

Green/White Mix Cosmos Daisies
Red/White Mix Cosmos Daisies


  1. Your texturing inspires me to get more adventurous with my own work...I absolutely love love love the crackling stencil work with the sparkly centers. Your garden looks like it must be doing well, too, as gorgeous as that amaryllis is :)

  2. Beautiful page ,love the photos, embroidery floss, and design!

  3. Beautiful page ,love the photos, embroidery floss, and design!

  4. Your close ups show all the pretty details and fabulous techniques. Beautiful LO and that flower is just gorgeous!!!

  5. Beautiful, Lisa! Love how you die cut the photo and the embroidery thread details!


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