Thursday, December 15, 2011

thursday...Nature's Majesty layout

Hi everyone! I'm getting very exited since there is only 10 days till Christmas! Not only that, but tomorrow my hubby and I will be coming down to Miami for Christmas vacation and we will be staying there for almost 2 weeks! We are very exited!

Today I want to share with you a layout that I made based on My Creative Scrapbook's Dec. Sketch. They are holding a Fall Contest and I just found out about a few days ago so now I'm playing catch up :)
Here is the sketch:

and here is my layout:

cardstock: Bazzill;
patterned paper: Basic Grey Curio;
letter stickers: Basic Grey Hello Luscious;
flowers: Recollections;
rhinestones: Kaisercraft;
bling: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Burnt Red), Ranger Stickles (Diamond);
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Wild Honey);
stamps: Heartfelt Creations Vintage Life Background Precut Set Stamp (HCPC 3367), Heartfelt Creations Leafy Swirls Precut Set Stamp (HCPC 2254);
tools: Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page-Cherish, Tim Holtz Paper Distresser;
other: sewing machine

I played around with the sketch until it fit my scrappy style and number of photos that I wanted to use and this is what I came up with! I've been dying to make an orange-y layout since I purchased the Tim Holtz distressed ink pad 'Wild Honey" and I finally got to it with this layout using the peach colored Basic Grey papers from the Curio collection (that I've been hoarding).

I made most of my flowers. For the large red/orange flower, I used my Elegant Wild Roses tutorial and colored  my flower with Burnt Red Glimmer Mist and touched it up Wild Honey distress ink to brighten it up a bit. The smaller peach flowers were done with the same dies (Spellbinders Carnation Creation). The leaves are a Heartfelt Creations stamp (which will be retiring 12/31/2011 so if you like it, go now befor ethey are retired and gone forever!). The script flowers are Recollections and I just added a few drops of diluted Vintage Photo reinker to the centers to give them some color.

I used one of my favorite Martha Stewart punches (Cherish) for the pattern paper where I placed my title. I added another smaller flower cluster here too.

I used a few layers of paper for my background and distressed/inked them. I finished the edges by adding some machine stitching. I printed  a few butterflies and added them through the layout as a finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Wow...absolutely gorgeous!! Have fun on your trip. Thanks for playing along!!

  2. WOW stunning page and your flowers and leaves are amazing!!! Your trip sounds fab, hope you have a great time.
    Thanks for taking part in the challenge.

  3. Hello!
    True the site of creative scrappers, i landed on your blog! I'm from Holland and also like to scrap very much!
    I also work on my wedding album and we married 1,5 year ago.
    I love your work! You can see so much love in it!
    I became your follower!
    Best Regards,

  4. Beautiful Layout! Thanks for playing..

  5. Bautiful layout and take on the sketch, thanks for playing along with the MCS Sketch Contest!


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