Thursday, May 23, 2013

Flowers and Poetry

After my successful round of de-stashing, I rewarded myself with some new Lily Bee and Bella Blvd supplies.  I used some of them to make the layout below, which is called "Anniversary Poem."

Supplies: background paper by Lily Bee; woodgrain paper by KaiserCraft; all stickers by Bella Blvd; pen by Zig.

I created this page for the challenge at Get Creative, where the task is to create a layout with lots of flowers.  I had fun using all the flower stickers that came on the Bella Blvd sheets.

Really, Bella had me at "red alphabet stickers."  I love almost anything red.  Actually, this Bella collection is supposed to be patriotic in theme, but most of the pieces are flexible enough to work for a variety of topics.

For the main photo, I used the same trick I mentioned in my last post: I combined a color photo (foreground) with a black and white photo (background).

The journaling reads: "While visiting the Saint Anthony Park branch of the Saint Paul library on our fifteenth wedding anniversary, we came across a community poetry board.  Here's the poem that we composed."

You can see the poem in the photo above.  It's not Shakespeare, but with the limited number of magnetic words available to us, I think Scott and I did pretty well.

I also printed a second photo of the poem--this time in black and white.  From this black and white photo, I cut out the individual magnet shapes.  Then I reassembled the poem on this giant speech bubble--decorated, of course, with a flower.

I hope that you have enjoyed my flowery layout and my little poem.  Take care and have a great weekend!  :)


Darnell J Knauss said...

Very well done, Denise! You put a lot of love into your layout about love and into your fun word poem and it shows! Happy Belated Anniversary and many, many more!!

Ann Dolina said...

Those red letters are fantastic Denise! Fun, upbeat layout too :)!

Dawn said...

A fantastic layout Denise. I think you have captured the moment perfectly with this product line. Love the blended photo technique; it is very eye catching.

Hugs, Dawn

Diane said...

Super fun page design.

Regards diane

Denise van Deventer said...

Love the pops of red Denise and such a great photo of you and hubby! Congrats on the anniversary! ;-)

Lynette said...

It is wonderful to hear that you have been successful in destashing...I am still at it and can't afford to give myself rewards yet. Love your layout.

geoleoan said...

beautiful details and wonderful page! !!!!

Lean de Ruiter said...

Stunning page i love the poem and sweet photo of you2

Aline Fonseca said...

Wow, thanks very munch, Denise!
I'm glad you liked!
Great layout! I love those colors together! So lovely, talking about love!!!

IrinaR said...

Denise,страничка здорово получилась! интересное решение фона с черно-белым фото! Ха,а красный цвет к лицу!!!

Anonymous said...

I personally love your poetry!!! Thank you for joining us at Get Creative!!!