Two blog posts in one week! I know, right?! I'm trying to compensate for the absolute lack of posts in March. I have decided that brief posts sharing the layouts are an improvement from nothing. I'm really trying. Those of you who create YouTube videos know how time consuming that whole process is and how little additional time you feel like sitting at the computer. No offense intended!
This month over at SpiegelMom scraps, the theme is flowers are recycled material (ie re-purposing packaging). There are plenty of flowers on the above layout and I used the packaging from this Pretty Little Studio collection to enhance the layers behind the photo. I created my own flower cut file to supplement the flower die cuts and, as I wanted a touch more yellow and blue in the layout, I also made my own flowers using some Shimmerz Paste-eez which I got over at the SpiegelMom Scraps shop. If you happen to shop and use the code SUZANNA15 you can get 15% off your total purchase.
The top, blue flower is the flower that I created using "Baby Boy Blue" Paste-eez and some of the white sequins from the Southern Blue Bells sequins mix. I felt that the white sequins mimicked the white center of the die cut flowers. I also used some Jane Davenport watercolors to paint directly onto the cardstock to add color behind the electronic die cut flowers.
There is a sprinkling of sequins through out the diagonal of the layout that compliments the colors in the layout. I used 3 sequins collections; Southern Blue Bell, Summer Paradis and Just Because. Each complimented the blue, pink and yellow hues utilized through out. The Pretty Little Studio collection, Tales & Dreams, includes more colors, I just chose to hone in on these three in particular as they complement the colors found in the girls' dresses.
As I am wanton to do, I did pull in bits and pieces from other collections; the navy flower from Amy Tangerine and word stickers from Maggie Holmes.
If you are so inclined and want to see just how those textured flowers were created and how the layout came together, you might be interested in the process video;
Thanks for stopping in today!