“Breath” by Lisa Gregory

"Breath" by Lisa Gregory

Hello lovelies. Today I would like to share with you a layout that uses colors I would normally reserve for a card or an album. But I fell in love with the paper that reminded me of chalkboard. Any color would compliment the dark background. I chose the lovely orange in the Blossom Blends Cantaloupe flowers. Sprinkle in a little greenery, and you have the makings of a perfectly balanced color scheme. I could see any of the 49 and Market flowers to compliment this paper collection. It is just that awesome.

"Breath" by Lisa Gregory
“Breath” by Lisa Gregory

I paired the darker and lighter color flowers in the orange hues. It really makes the brighter color pop off the page. I created some die cut leaves around all of the clusters of flowers. I die cut them from white card stock, and painted them with various sprays and metallic paints.

I die cut some frames, and used Gabi’s Line Stitch stamp. The title is simple but effective. The 2 photos are of my granddaughter taken 2 years apart. A breath in between. All I can do is breathe in her beauty.

"Breath" by Lisa Gregory

I love the reed wood embellishment in the flower pack. Paired with the beauty of the flowers, it lends a woodsy element to the page. The photos were taken on the edge of the forest behind my home. I wanted the layout to portray the feeling of a walk in the garden in autumn. Right before the last flowers fade….

I dry brushed and flicked some white gesso over the entire layout. Just a light touch goes a long way. It lightened up the darkness and added some texture of the background paper.

"Breath" by Lisa Gregory

Products I Used:

12×12 Collection Pack -Captured Adventures
Captured Adventures -Faded Memories

Gabis Stitch Line Stamp Set GP4604
Gabi’s Line Stitch Stamp Set
BB-86219 Blossom Blends - Cantaloupe
Blossom Blends – Cantaloupe

SG-87209 Stargazers - Peach Sorbet
Stargazers – Peach Sorbet

Wishing Bubbles -Cream Soda

I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration from 49 and Market. I really enjoy working with such gorgeous product. It makes me happy!!

Check out Lisa’s blog for more of her work!