Thursday, June 2, 2011

Springtime Memories

A quick note before today's post: The Great American Scrapbook Convention is in Arlington, TX today through Saturday - I'm working at the Heartfelt Creations booth - if you're at the show, stop by and say "hi" - I'd love to meet you!

Inspiration

I'm finding that being a member of a design team is stretching my creative efforts. Accordingly, you know you've may have only seen one scrapbook page on my blog in 3 years! Even though I do a lot of photography, I'm not a scrapbooker. I don't take a lot of people pictures, so I seldom print and mount my photos. I'm a nature photography nut - just like the flowers on my cards, I really prefer taking pictures of flowers.

My mother has the most beautiful wild flower garden in her backyard in east Tennessee, and I was fortunate enough to visit in mid April. This is a picture of one of her beauties!

Springtime Memories

Ingredients

Note: Finished page size is 12" x 12"

Paper

Old Olive textured (SU!) 12" x 12"
Cottage Wall DSP (SU!) 12" x 12"
Stamper's Select White(PTI) 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Inks

Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)

Stamps

HCPC 3392 Bella Rose House PreCut Set

Accessories

HCD 704: Perfect Petals Die
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
COPIC Markers (Imagination Iternational)
Adhesive gems (Recollections)
Corner rounder punch (SU!)
Foam dots
ATG 714
Scissors
Rotary Trimmer

Instructions

Stamped Images

Stamp the three images from the stamp set on white paper, using black ink. Cut them out closely. Color with COPIC markers:

  • Roses: RV00, RV63, RV66
  • Leaves: YG91, YG93, YG95
  • Birdhouse: E33, E37, E66, Y35
  • Butterfly: RV00, RV63
  • Bumblebee: Y35, RV00

Mount small pink gems on the body of the butterfly.

Assemble the Page

Cut a piece of green patterned paper to 8" x 11", and round two corners. Cut a piece of lavender patterned paper to 3 3/4" x 11", and round two corners. Mount these to the center of the base green scrapbook page, overlapping them to form the mat sizing 11" x 11". Round the 4 corners of the base page. Cut and emboss the corner flourish from olive paper, using the die from the Perfect Petals set. Trim the picture to a 7 1/2" square. Mount the picture and corner flourish in the center os the page. Cut the adhesive crystal flourish into 2 pieces to resemble the flight of the bee and butterfly. Adhere them across the top corners of the picture, and glue the bee at the end of one, and the butterfly at the end of the other. Finish by mounting the birdhouse in the lower right corner of the picture, using foam tape adhesive.

Remember, next Wednesday is a new release day at Heartfelt Creations, and there's a sneak peak of the June release on their blog. Be sure to check it out, along with the weekly serving of beautiful design team creations.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

6 comments:

Jan said...

This is one gorgeous card and have fun working at the HC booth in Texas!!

Mrs Ham said...

That photo is beautiful. Have fun in my home state, Tx.

TesaB said...

Beautiful page, the photo is truly amazing and love all the stamped details!

Helen said...

Great scrapbook page!

Giovana said...

This is a beautiful page!

Shirley said...

Wow, perfect use of a photo! Love what you did to embellish it!

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