Wednesday, March 04, 2015

new year, new flowers

My first page for Calvinball! So excited. :) I am loving this month long scrapbooking session -- check it out at Get It Scrapped!

These flowers were from Paul on New Year's Eve this past year.. such a nice way to remember the old year and celebrate the new!

I went very collage-y on this page. Added in lots of faves from my stash.. gold heart flair, grey tulle, old leaves and new leaves and leaves I made and leaves I bought. :)

I tucked in another little cluster of bits in this empty space created by the triangle of three photos.. I used a Jenni Bowlin Studio wood veneer frame, a speech bubble I cut on my Cameo from gold foil, a kraft bobbin I made and wrapped with gold bakers's twine... and pins -- always my favourite -- pins. 
 A layout like this is a great stash buster! Just keep tucking in your faves until it feels full and done!

This big white bow was wrapped around the bouquet. I clipped it to the top of the layout with a watercolour bow snipped from my watercolour bow garland, and a green silk leaf I washed with gesso. 

The background is a few layers.. the top floral with the eyelet lace pattern cut out of it has been sitting in my pile of prepared backgrounds for almost two years now! The aqua/green one was a Cocoa Daisy cut file that never made it onto a finished page. Love stash diving for pieces like these!

Calvinball points:
Layout = 1 point
3+ photos on a page = 1 point
Use new, unopened product = 1 point
Use a typewriter =  1 point

Layout total = 4 points
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Sian said...

I think this is just beautiful! It's been a while since I used a bow on a page. Clearly that needs to change..

Anonymous said...

Oh my, this is absolutely beautiful (even for your Very High standards!).....absolutely love it......(I assume the big white bow is the one from the actual flowers? Cool!).....in love with the background paper and need some quick.....could you let me know which brand it is? (If you're able)....thank you....! (I'll store it in a basket somewhere for later purchasing!).

Kimberly Kett said...

Beautiful! Love that big bow!

Susanne said...

This is lovely.