Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Act naturally

I hope everyone is staying cool today! It sure is hot in Reno right now! Perfect day to scrap  inside with the air conditioner on. I just finished this page that I made for a few challenges.
My inspiration for this page started with this beautiful sketch that my friend Amarilys made for Scrap that.
 I knew immediately after seeing it that I wanted to do a nature page, using all creams with a touch of brown for the July Monochrome Challenge at Scrapbook.com. I got the twist of using a doily, which was also a requirement for the ABC Challenge there using the letters D for doily, E for embossing, and F for fussy cutting. I cut the branches out with my Cricut (home decor cartridge) and embossed them with distress embossing powder. I stamped and fussy cut all the butterflies and dragonflies. I also used cheesecloth for the first time, and absolutely LOVE it!! I dyed it first with some antique linen distress reinker. I applied it to the whole background, machine stitched around it, and then cut the edges. I also made the leaves using the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge for the Cricut. Here's a close up of the stamping and stitching. 
Thanks so much for dropping by!

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful page, Drea!! TFP!!!

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  2. Very beautiful, Andrea! Love your branches, flowers, and leaves!

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  3. beautiful details love the butterflies :)

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  4. beautiful take on the challenge Drea! Thanks for sharing your layout with me!

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  5. Drea, just wanted to stop by and congratulate you! You are the July Sketch challenge winner! Please stop by ScrapThat! and send me your addy so I can get your RAK out to you!

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