When I first saw this sweet daffodil paper from the Maja 'Vintage Spring Basics' collection I just knew I had to scrap this photo I took of my youngest daughter a couple of years ago. There is a little forest we walk in, close to our home and come Spring there are huge patches of daffodils growing in it. Meagan always keeps an eye out, just waiting for them to bloom so she can pick a little bouquet for her room.
For this layout I played a little with some mixed media. I did a little bit of masking with some texture paste and did a little stamping and dry brushing as well with some coordinating paints.
I wanted to do a little bit of misting first but didn't have the right color, so I used some Dusty Attic paint in a 'Bisque' color that I thought nicely complimented the yellows in the background paper. I then adhered my photo to the page and dry-brushed a little more paint over the edges of my photo to kind of fade it into the background. The next layer I added is some random stamping. I used text stamp from Bo Bunny and another ledger stamp from 7 Gypsies. The final layer I added was a texture paste design in random places around the photo and in one corner of my page where I would add some extra accents. I finished things off with some adhesive pearls by Recollections.
I wanted to use some natural/neutral accents on the page as well, so I used a whole bunch of goodies from the My Little Yellow Bicycle 'Naturals' collection. I used the smaller of the Cork Tags, as well as the Wood Buttons (Etched), the Tiny Clothspins (words), and the Cork Alphas. I just love these embellishments, they can fit in with any color layout. NOTE: Just a little FYI! My Little Yellow Bicycle Store is selling everything in it at 25% off till the end of June, you just use this code MYLYB50, so get while the gettin's good! You can find the store HERE
I didn't have any yellow blooms in my stash so I made my own flowers using some yellow felt I had in my supplies. These are so easy-peasy to make! You can find the tutorial on how to make these in the right side panel of my blog under my tutorials.
Patterned Paper - Vintage Spring Basics (1st of March, 8th of March-bs, 7th of April, 6th of May), Blooms - handmade (tutorial at Such a Pretty Mess blog), Cork Tag, Cork Alpha's, Natural Wood Buttons, Clothspeg (My Little Yellow Bicycle), Chipboard - Dusty Attic Designs (Small Scroll), Paint - Dusty Attic, Bird Trinket - Prima Marketing, Stamps - Bo Bunny Background Stamps, 7 Gypsies, Websters Pages Diamond Tag Stamp, Texture Paste - home-made (Recipe can be found at Such a Pretty Mess blog), Other: Lace trim (off the roll), Mask: from Michaels (Americana).
I just love that you can scrap so many color combinations with this paper collection! I've done layouts in blue, pink, lilac, yellow and taupe with this collection. Have you tried it yet?