Wednesday, July 31, 2013

August challenge and flowers

Here is the inspiration picture for August
Look at all those wonderful window boxes!
This house makes me think of Switzerland or perhaps parts of England.
Our extra criteria this month is FLOWERS

and co-incidentally, our sponsor is Linda from

Here is the wonderful prize that you can win
They're all beautiful and this photo doesn't do them justice......

As a bonus, if anyone who in their first order  using code ARCHI and is an Australian or New Zealand resident,they will receive 10% off their order of flowers at 

 AND HERE'S LINDA'S Layout for the month
Here's some work from our DT

I was inspired by the colors (blue, cream, pink & green) as well as the stone/brick walls and flowers.  I used all these colors on my page titled, "Bloom."  To the left of the photos I used large scrallops cut from 'stones' pp as well as a strip of 'bricks' pp.  There is also bricks in my bottom photo along my flowers edge.  The background papers were misted.  An ivy border punch was used along the right and various flowers & leaves added, pulling in colors from the inspiration photo.  The gems are home made.  Sketch is Page Maps (Nov 2009).


I loved this inspiration, the brick cottage & flowers, so I choose some KC brick pp forming part of my base along with a lovely collection of various flowers as my cluster.



I couldn’t go past highlighting one of the lovely quaint English houses complete with cottage garden we saw everywhere on our trip around Britain.  I’ve used Sassafras papers and one of my last foldies (I was so sad to see this company fold).
I started with a paper with pink horizontal lines to represent the building's bricks. I have a lot of pink accents from the window frames. I stamped 3 rows of pink flowers for the window boxes. Plus there are pink flowers at the base of building so I made my flowers pink. I thought the roof and drainpipe looked a grey/blue colour to me so I've used teal mist and blues in my flowers.  I put a pink ribbon vertically up the right side to represent the drainpipe. I also looks a bit like bricks.

I have used a picture of blossoms in BW and I have hand coloured two of the blossoms in a pink. I have kept this very simple I think it brings out the colours more with the pink background and the flowers that sit in the corner

OUR WINNER FOR JULY IS SHAZZA. Congratulations and your prize will be posted today. :)