Thursday, 31 October 2013


Hello, my friends!

I had a long list of things I wanted/needed to do today. Instead of doing ANY of it I grabbed a fun sketch and made a layout!

Many of you know that I love sunflowers. They decorate my kitchen and fill my back yard. So I tend to have lots of photos of sunflowers. I used one of them on this page. I created a PNG file using a Helen Keller quote. I will try to remember to add it to the end of this post. Please feel free to use it. It says: 

"Keep your face to the sunshine
and you cannot see the shadows.
It's what the sunflowers do."

It's a very dark and dreary day here, so it was very hard to get a good photo. I layered my papers and stitched around them a couple of times, adding some lace in between the layers. It's still hard for me to sew crooked but I'm working on it! lol I always try to stay very true to the sketch I'm using. I searched my Cricut Cartridges and found some cuts that were pretty close to the ones shown. One thing I did change was to use tags instead of the puzzle pieces in the sketch. The tags and the chipboard letters are a gorgeous sparkly green. I sprayed them with Adirondack color wash and followed that with Perfect Pearls Mist. The kraft piece behind the photo was embossed with the wood grain folder. Everything was distressed and inked. Oh, the background paper was also stamped using a variety of stamps. I think that's about it. Please let me know if you have any questions.

I guess the day is not quite over yet...I'm going to get to work on that list! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers: Colorbok Textured Cardstock, Recollections - Kraft,
DCWV - Spiced Cider Paper Pad;
Cricut Cartridge: Florals Embellished;
Dies: Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Orchard Harvest Tags;
Sprays: Adirondack Color Wash - Meadow,
Perfect Pearls Mists - Green Patina;
Chipboard Letters: Scenic Route;
Stamps: Tim Holtz - Boundless Flight, Heartfelt;
Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo;
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz - Woodgrain.

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Here's the sketch from Let's Capture Our Memories:

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Linking Up To:

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Here's the quote image!
A Nickel Nook original. I hope it works! ;o)


Tracy said...

Your layout is beautiful.
Your layout is so close to the sketch..I always have trouble with that.

Kelly Neis said...

Love your layout! Beautiful fabric and the embellishing around your photo is beautiful. I would hang this one up! I hope you get your work done!
Hugs Kelly

L.B. said...

I see why you did this instead of anything on your list...fantastic.
Thanks for playing with FCCB

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous layout my Friend and a perfect interpretation of the sketch!

Jennifer said...

How wonderfully sunny! Beautiful design and I love the added buttons.

Missy said...

This is a really pretty layout, the paper you chose matches your image perfectly! Thanks for joining FCCB this week!!

Kim's Kreations said...

Love this sentiment. Your card has so much detail and the sunflowers are perfect for our challenge this week at FCCB. Thanks for joing us. Kim Ogden

JoNeita said...

I love your layout. It is beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week at FCCB!!!

Jonia said...

Very pretty Nancy. Can't wait to get back to my scrapbooking. My last week before the craft show.

Tracy said...

My oh my you sure got creative with this beautiful page. I really like sunflowers too and you have given these a beautiful home to live on. So many great elements put together f for this layout Nancy. Super duper job lady!

Susan M said...

Your page is Gorgeous Nancy ! The sunflower paper is fabulous and so is your photo !Love the textured cardstock behind the photo and your stitching ,really effective !

chanya13 said...

Wonderful LO, love sunflowers!!! Hugs Agnieszka

Ashley H said...

This page is gorgeous! Love that photo of the sunflowers - it is the center of attention on this page, as it should be! Thanks for linking up with LCOM! :)

Geri said...

Oh so pretty, and such a nice way to capture one of your favorite images! Love the background AND that quote...that's a good one to remember!

Anonymous said...

You have trouble sewing did a fantastic job :D I know what you mean though. Sewing is an art in itself and one takes pride in knowing that the stitching is straight always. Do it right first and you won't have to rip out the puckers or wonky bits.

This page is a glorious tribute to your favorite flowers :D This is beautiful my friend.

Love you - Leslie