Friday, May 29, 2015

Meet Me in the Sunshine

Happy Friday everyone!

Well, I don't know where you are visiting my blog from, but I'm in Texas.  What that means right now is a BOAT-LOAD of rainfall and terrible flooding.  We are fortunate in the West part of Houston to not have experienced any immediate danger to us or our home.  Others have not been so lucky.  So today I wanted to share a layout I created when the rainfall from last fall gave way to a beautiful Texas Wildflower season in the spring.  Bluebonnets are quite beautiful alone, but when they are a sea of blue against a green field, they are pretty close to heaven.

Here is my layout.

I used papers from Webster's Pages "Dream in Color" collection.  The Dream in Color paper caught my eye immediately, and I felt it was the perfect background for the photo of me with the bluebonnets.

I decided to use a sketch by the talented Jennifer Haggerty that was created for the My Scraps & More April Sketchathon - sketch #6.

To tone the background down slightly, I chose a blue cardstock and spritzed it with Heidi Swapp gold Color Shine and cut it diagonally.  I sewed the left and bottom sides of the triangle.

I layered my photo with white cardstock and other papers from the Dream in Color collection and then put my title down using the Amy Tan Rise & Shine Gold Phrase stickers.  Perfect!  You can also me my journaling just below the photo in the bottom right corner.

Here is a close-up of the photo mat with a "dream" tab I punched:

To balance out the layout, I put an embellishment area in the top right of the page, following the sketch.  I used ribbon, punched a banner and heart and used more of the gold Thickers.

Here's Jennifer's sketch:

That's all for me today.  I hope if you are in the South and getting hit by all this rain that you found a small ray of sunshine and beauty in your day.



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