Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Simple Spring Page

I've been doing lots of complicated projects lately, and I wanted to do something simple for a change.  Here is a layout done in my beloved graphic style.
 
Supplies: cardstock by Bazzill; die cuts, corner rounder, & journaling template by Creative Memories; all alphabet stickers by October Afternoon; border sticker by Doodlebug; talk bubble by Bella Blvd; tree sticker by Simple Stories; pen by Ranger; household mechanical pencil; used postage stamps.

With this layout, which is entitled "Easter Sunday," I'm playing along with the springtime challenge at Playing in Paradise.  I've used palette #149 from the Color Room.



Now, at first glance this  might not seem like a spring palette.   But it is to me.  You see, there is a charming, cottage-style brown house in my neighborhood with a big flowering tree in the yard.  Every spring, the tree gets beautiful yellow blossoms.  It's so eye-catching, and so different from the pink and purple trees that one usually sees in the spring.  This palette put me in mind of that house and its tree right away, and I used that mental image as the basis for my layout.


I love to play with different lettering styles, mixing and matching for that eclectic look.


I even found a sticker of a tree to use!  The journaling on the layout reads: "Since we had already celebrated with my family the week before, Easter itself was very quiet and peaceful this year.  We did puzzles and ate candy.  :)"

We actually had pretty bad weather during Easter weekend, but it is finally warming up now.  At last we're able to enjoy spring weather here.  Hope that you are enjoying your days, too.  Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

13 comments:

Patricia Roebuck said...

Oh, I think Spring when I see these colors...the warmth of the colors...just beautiful! And love the way you arranged the photos. Congrats on your card being featured on Lily Bee!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

This is super! Love the use of postage stamps too! :D

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Beautiful spring page, Denise! I love the clean, graphic feel of the page.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Great color palette and layout, Denise!
I love simple, too! :)

juscrap said...

Hi Denise! Soo beautiful page!!! xx

Rita said...

Beautiful page Denise. The weather here in Scotland was awful too. Thank-You so much for the lovely comment on my blog. Hugs Rita xx

Kerryn said...

Oh I love the grid design you've used. Fabulous!

fairyrocks said...

Fun Layout, looks like you all had a great day. Thank You Playing in Paradise with us.

Helen Tilbury said...

Love your simple graphic style Denise!! Great page!!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Great styling Denise....simple yet so effective! Love it!

Linda Pekrul said...

I LOVE it Denise! Bright yellow speaks to me of Spring as well. And what better SpringTime Joy is there than spending time with family!! Thanks for Playing in Paradise with us!

Chantalle said...

I love what you've done with this page. It's so harmonious - and what sweet family pics x

June Houck said...

The graphic style agrees with you! I love the tree and frame borders :)