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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cactus Garden

Hello everyone!

It's a beautiful fall day here.  A little brisk outside but the sun is shining brightly!

I have a layout to share that was submitted at Soul Scrappers for their SSQ28 Challenge.
It's always fun receiving FREE goodies to create a layout!!  :)

The theme for this challenge is "In the garden" and here's a list of goodies received:

- 2 white flowers
- Wood pp
- Burlap
- Wavy fiber ribbon
- Butterfly
- Colored beads
- Mini cupcake liner
- Small gold ribbon

Extra points will be awarded for  adding "color" on your layout and "changing colors" of the embellies received.

This is my creation titled, "Cactus Garden."
My son and grandson standing in the "cactus garden" when we visited San Antonio, Texas in 2010.  You get to see how huge they really are when someone is standing in front of them!

Paper: DCWV, Circle Punches, Stickers, Mists, Letters: American Crafts, Gesso, Stencil.
Sketch: Page Maps

ALL the embellies received were used to create my layout.  Below describes how I used them.

The burlap was cut into a circle, misted and beads added in the center to create a flower.
The butterfly was also misted... and I found a butterfly sticker that fit nicely on top of it and added a single bead at the top.
The wood pp was cut into circles, the edges distressed and misted, layering them on the larger circle.

Gesso was smeared along the outer edges of the cardstock.  I also used a circle stencil to create shapes along two of the edges.
The flower die cut was misted, a cardstock circle added for its center and beads within and around the cardstock.
A tiny strip of burlap was tucked under one of the cardstock layers.

A closer look...

The tiny gold ribbon was added onto remaining strips of wood pp, cut into banners and tucked under one of the layers.

More burlap (misted) and tucked under the layers.

The fibers that were pulled from the burlap were knotted and used as photo corners... with a single bead in the center of each.

The right side of my page.

This flower die cut was also misted and beads added on each tip of the flower and in the center.  The stem was tucked under the photo mat.

The page title was added on the right of my page.
You can see the other photo corner above that.... and the other strip of burlap in the layers.

A closer look...

A closer look at the layered butterfly.  I only adhered the butterfly in the center so the "wings" would remain "free."

This bright, cheery die cut was cut from pp.
The remaining strip of burlap was tucked under the layer.

The wavy fiber ribbon was misted and tiny beads added randomly on it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  :)

1 comment:

  1. Love how you used the beads on the flower tips. Margaret