Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a bright and summery scrapbook layout to lift our spirits during the dark days of November. This last week or two has been cloudy, dark and gloomy, not typical for the Canadian prairies where I live. Scrapbooking with bright colours and summer pictures helps keep my mood up. Can’t you just smell those roses?
I started with a few pieces of FabScraps patterned paper. This Country Kitchen line is so pretty – I especially love the papers with sunflowers and gold finches. The papers are two sided so I used both sides of the two papers pictured below, Sunflowers and Tea Lovers. I moistened and then curled the edges of the photo mat to create some extra emphasis and stitched around the main part of the page with dark green thread. I fussy cut a few extra sunflowers and mounted them with dimensional foam adhesive to add some extra embellishments.
This is the Quietfire Designs stamp set I used. I had so much fun with the rose – I stamped it with Clearsnap embossing ink, embossed with black embossing powder, and then coloured with Chameleon alcohol ink markers. Don’t you love the variegated colour I got in each flower with only one marker? I cut out a handful of these roses and arranged them to highlight the scrapbook page. They are so pretty and you can customize the colour to whatever you want.
For the title, I used two of the Way with Words dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and a scrap of green cardstock. So easy!
Supplies Used: FabScraps patterned paper, Quietfire Design stamps, Elizabeth Craft Designs Way with Words dies, Clearsnap embossing ink and powder, Brother sewing machine, Chameleon pens, Sizzix label die and Big Shot cutting machine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.