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!


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

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

  3. beautiful details love the butterflies :)

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

  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!