Monday, July 18, 2011

Treehouse and Tea Bag

This week in the Color Room, the palette (#67) is a yummy combination of mint green, milk chocolate brown, and two gentle greys.  These colors seem good for  page about nature, so I decided to scrapbook some photos from my family's July 4 trip to our local arboretum (public gardens).

Supplies: background paper (October Afternoon), green cardstock (TPC Studio), brown cardstock (Wausau Paper), light and dark grey cardstocks (Creative Memories), alphabet stickers (BasicGrey), tree/owl patterned paper (Kaiser Craft), fussy-cut birds (My Mind's Eye), label sticker (October Afternoon), Zen label (Tazo Tea), rectangular stickers (Creative Memories), stamps (Hero Arts), ink (Clearsnap), corner rounder (Creative Memories).

The journaling on my page (above) reads: "The peaceful, storybook style treehouse at the Arboretum enchanted the whole family!"  I let the design of the treehouse guide the design of my page, making it both whimsical and detailed.

One of my favorite embellishments on the page is the pale green "Zen" tag.  It came from a tea bag!  It matched the color scheme perfectly, and it adds to the peaceful nature of the page.  Since I don't know whether the "Zen" tag is made of archival-quality materials, I used mats to keep the tag away from my photos.

Here are a few detail shots of the layout (below).

I designed my page so that the Jimmie Acorn character and the words "Old Oak" would be within the grey cardstock frame, thus making them a part of my embellishment cluster.

Love that peeping owl!
Every tree needs a squirrel, don't you agree?  :)

This page is full of oak-related motifs!

I created a patterned paper effect on this green strip by repeatedly stamping the leaf, letting the images overlap and fade.  Thanks for looking at my layout and photos!  I'll be back tomorrow with another Color Room layout.