Sunday, May 2, 2010

Splendor Bug Hunting Layout

First, let me apologize for the shaddows in the pictures of my pages. Try as I might, I just couldn't get an unshaddowed picture.
I spent the day at an all day crop and didn't have to work it! It was great to have time to crop and actually work on something. Since I actually had some time, I made something special.
The pictures are from a sunny afternoon of bug hunting in our yard and woods. I love the pictures and wanted the page to have the same feel.

I used our new Splendor paper for this layout. All products used are Close To My Heart. I used the green B&T for the ground and the leaves on the tree. I used the cloud B&T for the sky. The tree is Cocoa cardstock that I cut into the shape of a tree. I free-handed the tree.

Left Page:

Showing the Flip Flaps and hidden journaling tab:

I added more pictures to the page by using our Flip Flaps and a hidden journaling tab. I had to plan ahead and not put any adhesive in the middle of the large picture or the tree. The tab is 3 1/2 by 4 1/4 so it fits completely behind the 5x7 picture.

Close up of the leaves:

The leaves were very time consuming, but worth it. I used the large leaf from the new Irrisitables Pizzza as a pattern. I traced the leaf on the back of the green B&T. I then cut the leaves out. I sponged half of the leaves with Topiary ink and then layered them randomly on the tree. I used some foam dimensionals to pop up some of the leaves.

Close up of the large and small Friendship Alphabets with liquid glass:

I stamped in Topiary ink with our large and small Friendship Alphabets. I then covered the letters with liquid glass in order to make them shine.

The right page:

As usual, when I tried to make the solid block of 4x6 pictures, my pictures were not quite 4x6. In order to correct the problem, I trimmed the middle picture slightly and added a 4x6 mat. It worked out pretty well.

The right side Flip Flaps:

I added more pictures on this page with Flip Flaps as well.

I enjoyed being able to spend a lot of time on a project and I love how it turned out.
Thanks for looking!


  1. This is AMAZING! I love your pages and your photos are so vibrant and beautiful. You should submit this!