Scrapbook Challenge

Earth Laughs In Flowers

Flowers, Foxes And Patterned Papers

Does anybody else save every little paper scrap, sticker or odds and ends no matter how weird in the event it will be perfect for a scrapbook page? I have a fantastic twenty drawer apothecary that I store everything from sequins to buttons to embroidery floss in so it is relatively organized. Some of this stuff I've had for years, maybe even a decade, but even the strangest stuff seems to find its way onto pages.

That was the case for this page. The title quote by poet Ralph Waldo Emerson was a left over paper scrap that I had hung onto for ages and it finally found a home as the perfect title for a page full of flowers. Even the sticker featuring a nature quote (also by Emerson,) became the perfect journal block and was something I had stashed away a very long time ago.

A leafy green page from The Paper Studio's Tattered and Worn stack was the perfect combination of elegant and distressed and was a great color for the background. The yellow patterned paper matting it is from the same stack. The hydrangea paper, pansy paper an the orange and blue accent papers are all scraps from my stash. The floral prints especially ended up working really well and I'm glad I could prominently feature such pretty paper. Other embellishments include:

The theme and color palette for this page were inspired by this beautiful painting by Michael Sass. I incorporated the color scheme and of course lots of flowers. Doing so qualified my page for the May challenge over at ARTastic Challenge.

The layout was taken from Stuck?! Sketches' May challenge. I followed the original sketch pretty closely this time except for changing where the title and journaling went. I even incorporated a doily, although I had room for only half.

Lastly, I participated in a tic-tac-toe challenge at Scrap Our Stash. I used the left vertical column Journal Card, The Color Yellow and 3+ Patterned Papers.