Thursday, 23 June 2011

52 Week Scrapbook Challenge - Use Floral Paper and Striped Paper Together

I didn't try anything too crazy or unusual for this challenge. Obviously, I used the floral paper to make the flowers and the striped paper for the background, a few embellishments...and it was finished. This is actually the second page I made for this challenge. For my first attempt I tried a floral for the background and made flowers and photo mats out of the striped. I didn't find that page very pleasing to my eyes, so I scrapped it and tried again! This one is better! :o)
Papers: MM Eliza Collection:
Dies: Sizzix Vines w/Leaves & Fruit,
Sizzix Build a Flower 2, Cuttlebug Decorative Corner;
Ink: Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie;
Brads: Recollections.

16 comments:

messageinafold said...

Are the photographed flowers from your own garden? Beautiful posies I must say with their bright faces :-) Love the filigree punch you've used to frame the flowers. Lovely job you've done with the floral and stripe challenge.
Love you Leslie

Mary said...

Very Pretty Nancy! I especially love the decorative corners and the flowers are lovely...nice job! I haven't even started mine yet. I've been decorating index cards, hehehehe! Actually, I made an index card that fits the challenge, maybe I'll use it as my challenge this time. We'll see. Gotta scrapbook!!!

Mary said...

Maybe we should start an index card a day scripture challenge, what do you think?

Love, Mary

Friday said...

Oh wow, Nancy... this is beautiful. I love the photos and the handmade flowers. I agree with you and strip paper... TFS...

Dunja said...

Hey Nancy, your collage is so stunning! Love it!!! Wonderful Flowers all over.

Hugs Dunja x

Tracy said...

This just turned out great Nancy! I love those decorative corner cuts. They just make those pictures stand out so much more. You did an awesome job with this challenge girlie! Hugs!

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello Nancy!
I'm in awe in front of your beautiful flowers ;-)
TFS!

Faithful Crafter said...

Hey Nancy, Nice paper you used. Love the pictures. Valerie

Faithful Crafter said...

Nancy-Oh yeah, thank you so much for the tip on solving my blogger problem. You were exactly right. Clearly, since I'm writing you. A big hug to you. Valerie

Nancy said...

I love how you interpret these challenges, this is absolutely exquisite! I love the corner flourishes on the flower pics, what a wonderful way to embellish. There is always such beautiful inspiration in your posts, Nancy!

Geri said...

This turned out so pretty, Nancy!! Your handmade flowers are lovely! The photos really pop, but the pretty corners soften them to make them fit in so nicely with your page. I love your previous post! And I love the lyrics you included--another old favorite of mine and my dad's that I haven't heard for years! Thanks for sharing it!

hannah said...

what beautiful flowers!

Lynn said...

Beautiful layout and very easy and pleasing to the eye. Love your handmade flowers :)
Is the photo of the white flowers the ones that the elderly lady scattered seed of? If so is the foliage feathery and do they have interesting seed pods? I think it could be a white version of love in a mist (Nigella) but don't quote me on that! lol

Love and hugs
Lynn xx

MaryNSC said...

That is BEAUTIFUL.. I gave U an award..:O)

Ruth said...

Lovely page. I think i would have struggled with that flower stripe combo but you...Did it perfectly. Hope you are well my friend.
Hugs
Ruthie

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful ! The handmade flowers are lovely you have a great talent for arranging your elements perfectly!
Susan M