I love the earthy colours and the botanical theme.
Yesterday, I posted a tutorial for a Garden Memories pop-up album and this was one of the photos I used there, but in a much smaller version. I like it so much that I wanted to scrap a larger version on a layout too. It is of my dad working in the vegetable garden of our old house, with all the apple trees blooming. From the evidence items I used: leaves and nature objects, envelope, twine, unusual banner, woodgrain, vintage botanical images and fruit accents. I tucked my journaling into a seed packet envelope, it is about gardening in this garden, but especially about a funny memory of a strawberry thief. He came to visit frequently for a while, and we had a pretty good idea who it was. One day we prepared some of the largest and yummiest looking strawberries with black pepper and salt, and later we could follow a trail of strawberries that someone had tasted only to realise they tasted horrible. As far as I can remember, the strawberry thief did not come back, and the story became an often laughed about family tale.
I found a very pretty FabScraps patterned paper in my stash, which worked real well for this layout and case file, it was embellished further with some stamping.
The 'Bloom' word comes from the same die as the Plant Markers. Isn't it pretty? I die cut it from mat board and painted with Peeled Paint crackle paint. When dry, it was inked with Gathered Twigs.
Thank you so much for looking! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Surfaces: Sizzix Little Sizzles cream mat board 6 x 13; FabScrap patterned paper; MME 6 x 6 patterned papers; 7 Gypsies Off the Wall 8 x 8 paper pad; Hot off the Press Nature Arty Collage pad; Claudine Hellmuth Natural Sticky-Back Canvas; cork sheet; Tim Holtz Core'dinations Kraft-Core cardstock; mica
Dies: Sizzix: Seed Packet Envelope, Bloom & Plant Markers, Tiny Tabs & Tags, Flagpole w/Lantern & Sign, Classique
Stamps: Red Lead Paper Works: Nature Study Story; Hero Arts: Remember AC028, Farmer's Market CG384, Sunflower CG383, Three Artistic Butterflies LP215; 7Gypsies/Hampton Art: Distressed Words
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black, Olive; Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs
Embossing powder: Ranger Seafoam White
Paint: Distress Crackle Paint: Peeled Paint, Old Paper
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chit Chat stickers, Label Letters; Prima wooden leaf; Studio Calico wood veneer bird; skeleton leaf