For today’s layout, I am using the new Vintage Artistry Naturalist collection to scrapbook this photo of my sister and brother-in-law with my son. I love this photo with the beautiful greenery behind them and I wanted to create a layout that looked like they were standing in a walled garden. The papers and elements in the Naturalist collection were just perfect to capture this feeling.
I started with the Countryside paper, which can either be purchased separately or as part of the collection pack. I cut it down to 11.5 inches square and added texture paste through a stencil which I then tinted with various neutral coloured sprays to create the look of textured walls in the garden. The sprays had some gold mica in them with gives beautiful gold touches to the layout in the light. I also added some distressed stamping in black and green ink around the outside edge of this paper using the Springtime Harmony, Always Together and In Between stamp sets.
I then mounted this paper onto the B side of the Tattered Wings paper and sewed around the outside edge of the Countryside paper to add more texture. I also added small amounts of distressed stamping in black ink to the Tattered Wings paper.
I mounted the photo using the Vintage Artistry Essentials Rectangle Stitched Frames and then placed it and the beautiful arched window element from the laser cuts in the collection pack onto the page. I used a combination of Rustic Blooms in Marigold, Royal Posies in Ivory, Majestic Bouquet in Tomato and Enchanted Petals in Parchment with more of the laser cut elements and Naturalist Chipboard Stickers to create a garden bed of flowers on the bottom and right sides of the photo. The Majestic Bloom Tomato flowers are the perfect colour which the Naturalist collection.
The cluster of flowers has then been finished with Essentials Shaped and Word Clips in Rose Gold. If you don’t want to use the clips as paper clips, it is easy to snap the paper clip bit off and simply glue them where you want them with a strong glue.
I then used a laser cut element butterfly which is the same as the one on the Country side paper and mounted it over the printed butterfly with foam tape for dimension. The chipboard word strip below the butterfly finishes it perfectly.
The title “Time Treasured” is a chipboard piece from the Chipboard Stickers. It was too white, so I sprayed it with one of the sprays I used on the background to soften the starkness of the white.
The final touch was a bird singing in the garden at the top right of the photo.
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I hope you have some creative time soon.