Hi, all! Welcome back to my little corner!
It took me three different background attempts to finally get this all together. This was one of those projects where I had an idea, but I was having trouble getting it from my head to my hands. I finally succeeded though, and I have my layout for the June Challenge (Hello and Doors & Windows) on the More Than Words blog.
This month I added the word part of the challenge right to the photo with my title. The photo is very representative of “hello spring” because I took it in March 2019 when I was walking to my mailbox one afternoon. My driveway is a half-mile long, and up until I came to where this bush is it had still been a rather drab walk with all the trees still winter brown. Then I got to this bush, with its white flowers blooming and butterflies fluttering all about! Spring was telling me hello! For the “Doors & Windows” part of the challenge, I used some window chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments, coated in “Orange Blossom” embossing powder from Ranger, and placed them in my clusters.
(Below the More Than Words Challenge image, you’ll find a little process video and a few close-ups.)
I wanted to add some texture, but I didn’t want it to necessarily “stand out” so I opted to use colors similar to the papers I was using.
I love the “Dreamland” collection from A.B. Studio, and most of this layout is made up of papers and cut-apart pieces from it. The only pieces from “Vintage Elements 1/2” are the black and white roses, which I think added just enough “separation” between the elements cut from “Dreamland.”
I love texture so I added texture pebbles, glass microbeads, sequins, and some cabochons. I also splattered some “Spun Sugar” Distress Oxide on the layout (I love that the Oxides can be used on light and dark backgrounds!).
I hope you enjoyed this project! Thank you for joining me in my little corner!!
A.B. Studio “Dreamland” & “Vintage Elements 1/2,” Creative Embellishments “Arched Windows Set of 2,” & “Arched Windows Set of 3,” Lindy’s Gang “Cosmic Pink Blue” Embossing Powder, TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste, Prima-Finnabair “Graphite” Texture Paste, Fabrika Decoru Stencils FDTR 36 & 132, Ranger-Wendy Vecchi “Orange Blossom” Embossing Powder, Ranger-Tim Holtz “Spun Sugar” Distress Oxide Spray, Prima Flowers Item# 635176, Brea Reese Texture Pebbles, Little Things from Lucy’s Cards “Warm Golden Glow,” Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Scotch ATG, Liquitex Clear Gesso, FabriTac, Art Glitter Glue, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Unbranded Gold & White Microbeads