Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Floral foreshadowing

This has been a pretty bleak winter. Almost no snow, so we haven't been able to go sledding. Plenty of jogging, but that's not what my boys want. As Dominic said, "It we can't have winter, it might as well be spring."

So to honor my dude's wishes, here's a little bit of spring/summer, using this week's sketch from Sketch Support:

I kept the design very similar, only switching around some of the papers, and that was by mistake. I'm glad I did, though, because it highlighted that gorgeous Studio Calico paper from the Memoir collection called, fittingly, Flower Bed.

To highlight the paper even more, I trimmed centers from the flowers I didn't use and added them with dimensional stickers. I also cut out a few flowers to make dimensional (and cheap!) embellishments.


Here I also stitched some stems. It was tough to pick a color, since the background was green. I went with yellow, my favorite color.

Enjoy these warm photos, especially if you're with me in Minnesota; the next week looks to be pretty chilly! Still no snow, though. Phooey.


reen said...

Love that quote, "If we can't have winter, it might as well be spring." He's a wise soul. Your flowers are beautiful, would love to see them in person.

Marg said...

I must say ... this layout is spectacular!!! Love how you collaged the photos and really like how you left the center pieces in the lettering. You've inspired me today. Thanks you.

alisonm said...

It has been a snow free winter hasn't it? I love the flowers too!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Very pretty! Sure wish my gardens looked this pretty :)

Carolyn Wolff said...

Wow Jennifer. I love this layout. All your little details really make the difference. I especially love the title area. Thanks for sharing.