My large flowers were made by using the papers from the Kensington Garden Collection & the solid card stock. I made my layers using a combo of hand punches & my Sizzix Big Shot. All layers were distressed using Worn Lipstick & Shabby Shutters Distress Ink. I added a flower brad as the center with a drop of lime green Stickles in the middle. The flower was also highlighted with lime green Stickles.
The title work is made by Basic Grey, Wilma raw chip alphabet. I inked it with Adirondack Citrus ink & then lightly with the Shabby Shutters Distress Ink. I spot brushed a bit of lime green Stickles to pick up the light.
I wanted the flourishes to have a slippery slide feel to them! I used Rusty Pickle flourishes that I had painted with Making Memories yellow paint. I then brushed on yellow Stickles. The decorative corner accents were made with my Big Shot using a Sizzlit accent die. I added several size round chip circles-also painted yellow throughout the layout to fill some holes!
Small flowers were made using a small Retro punch. I doodled the petals & attached with a brad & drop of yellow Stickles. I made 2 scalloped borders from yellow card stock with my Fiskars Effervescent punch. I also did this for a mat under the pic. The borders were distressed with Worn Lipstick & Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.
I had soooo much fun doing this that I almost forgot the snow in the forcast Saturday! For a few hours I was transported back in time to a warm summer day, enjoying my sons youth!
Thanks so much for taking a look! It is always appreciated!