Saturday, August 24, 2013

Thinking Deep and Beautiful Thoughts (SiP, SA & B71B)


Supplies: green cardstock from Wausau Paper; light blue & medium blue cardstock from Bazzill; burlap from Canvas Corp.; patterned paper from Bo Bunny; ribbon from Scrapbook Fantasies; buttons from Blumenthal Lansing; thread from Singer; alphabet stickers from October Afternoon; label sticker from Lily Bee; pen from Zig; felt scraps from my stash.


We all change and grow as time passes.  I think that even my scrapbooking style has changed recently!  It used to be difficult for me to combine challenges.  However, I now seem to do it frequently.  The layout you see above, which is called "Conservatory," fits three challenges--Scrapbooker's Paradise, Scrap Africa, and Berry 71 Bleu.


For the page design I used the above sketch from the Scrapbooker's Paradise Blog.



As far as the color scheme goes, I used the combination of blue, green, & white (inspiration image shown above) from Scrap Africa challenge #20.  It was also a requirement at Scrap Africa to use at least two photos.  Did you spot my two?  I used a cropped 4x6" photo of my son at the Conservatory, and I layered it on top of an uncropped 5x7" shot of some flowers at the Conservatory.  Layering photos in this manner is a fun alternative to placing them side by side.


Last but not least, I was inspired again by the August Berry 71 Bleu challenge, which is to create page texture using textiles.  As the close-up shots below demonstrate, I used handmade felt pinwheels, tattered burlap, and a web-like ribbon on my page.




Hope you've enjoyed this texture-filled layout.  It was fun to make  such a summery page.  We are now on the cusp of autumn here in Minnesota, and I'll miss summer!

20 comments:

Denise said...

Beautiful page.Your so good at it and I think when You start combining challenges it must mean Your even getting better at it.So much fun to be had :)

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Awesome page! Your work is so fun to look at! I love the way you matted the photo and all the fun texture you added to this page!

scrapwithada said...

This is a lovely layout. The colours are lovely and I love the hessian frame. Your pinwheel embellishments are stunning!!! Well done. Thanks for playing with at Scrap Africa.

Patricia said...

What a wonderful layout ! bravo Denise !

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Love all of the great texture on this one, Denise! Wonderful page!

Lynette said...

I love all the texture and your pinwheels are awesome. Thank you for taking the time to play along with Scrap Africa.

Rene Sharp said...

So glad you decided to join in our fun challenge at SCRAP AFRICA!! It is great to visit your blog!! Smiles, Rene' :)

Lu - Babalu said...

I loved this page! Very beautiful! You'll not believe, but I'm doing a LO with pinwheels too! I started doing yesterday and probably end up today!
Hugs!

Marelize said...

The pinwheels are awesome! Such a fun page! Thank you for playing along at Scrap Africa. :)

Denise van Deventer said...

Super page Denise..love the pinwheels and the different textures on your page! Love the photo of your son...definitely a thoughtful pose! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sensational post, Denise! I love the bright colors and how you have used them to showcase that "deep thinking" photo!!

Norma Gomez said...

Wow, wonderful layout!! Love all the texture from the various fabrics you used and that web like ribbon is awesome. Thanks for joining the Berry71Bleu Aug Challenge :D

Dawn said...

This is beautiful Denise! I love how you used a larger photo as a mat and your fantastic pinwheels. Wonderful take on our sketch and great use of texture. Thanks so much for Playing in Paradise!

Hugs, Dawn

Andrea said...

Love the layout. Stacking the photos and creating depth and layers is such a clever way. Wonderful. I also participated in the challenge, come have a look if you like and even become a member:) Cheers, Andrea http://paperscrapsandscissors.blogspot.be/2013/08/xardins-de-mendes-nunez.html

fairyrocks said...

Thank You Denise, you have been busy. Thanks for taking the time to enter our contest!!

Linda Pekrul said...

Oh Gosh! LOVE this Denise! Those colours are so powerful and you've done an awesome job! The windmills are fabulous. Everything combined together puts a big smile on my face! Thanks so much for Playing in Paradise with us this month!

Kerryn said...

That is definitely not easy to combine challenges! Love how you've used the colour combination. Thanks for playing at Scrap Africa :).

Marivic Clifton said...

Love the pin wheels!! Thanks for joining our challenge at berry71bleu!

Patricia said...

Lovely use of so many different textures! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Africa!

MARILYN said...

Lovely page Denise!!Thanks for joining us at Berry71Bleu!!