Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Let Nature inspire you

Here is the LO I have created for this months Up2Scrap challenge, the theme is... to be inspired by Nature. Vicki Morris has provided the inspiration along with a sketch and a gorgeous page of her own.
Check it out HERE

That's Andrew and Cody in the photo, in the good old days when Andrew was able to move, and make his own cup of tea!!

From Nature I have added my paper leaves, made from real leaves, a real leaf, a duck feather ...

... acorn ends into which I put a drop of Glossy Accents and small beads, to create a kind of flower.

Spot the dried grass that happened to be in our garden. The paper flower was made by inking a page from an old dictionary and punching out hearts from the paper. I squeezed each paper heart together at the bottom point and joined them together.

I added the wire, which I have wound around an old paintbrush to get the spiral effect , and threaded with autumn coloured beads, for a bit of dimension.
I have combined the 'rolling the paper trend idea' from April, and the March trend of embossing from the Up2scrap blog to create the' branch' look boarder under my photo.
And I do not think of 'nature' without a bird or a tree, hence the stamped image and rubons.


Rose said...

this is awesome!! love all the details you always add to your work :D

Axel....{Carol} said...

This is a gorgeous layout,i love all the little bits you've added and your leaves look so real.

Annasmama said...

Yes, this IS autumn!!!
Here we have kind of spring outside, although the past days were stormy, even with tornados, and rainy, and yet this is spring. And you are deading winter already and create this gorgeous autumn page. How clever you combine real natural things and artwork - and again you made a wonderful page!
Hugs from Renate

yyam said...

This is a gorgeous layout Sonya! I love all the details and that wonderful photo..:)

Wilma said...

Such a special photo with special memories deserves a gorgeous layout and you did it, Sonya! Love how you mixed autumn with the photo! Sending you all the best!

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