Thursday, August 19, 2010

UNDER A WILLOW TREE...

Hi Friends! It is so nice to be posting! I finally had a chance to scrap & jumped on the opportunity. The humid dog days of summer have me dreaming of the first cools spell of early fall....
The inspiration for this layout is a wonderful photo of my dear hubby taken the first week of Oct 2009. We had recently moved to small town USA & were taking a ride on a beautiful sunny day. The trees had not yet turned fall colors, but the air was crisp & sky was pure blue. We found a huge lake surrounded by weeping willows trees. It was awesome!!!! I wanted to convey that in my layout. It was a such a great feeling under the willow tree!!

The papers I chose are from the K & Co Que Sera Sera collection. This is such a versatile collection & I have used it over & over on all sorts of layouts. As I said I wanted to capture the mood- so I used the blue paper symbolizing the skies & the lake, the orange & yellow round circle to symbolize the sunshine & the green die cut branches to symbolize the willow trees.
I inked the edges of the blue paper with 2 ink colors- Ranger Spiced Marmalade & Broken China Distress Ink. I then mounted it on brown card stock. The sun was inked with Ranger Mustard Seed & Peeled Paint Distress Ink & lastly the branches & mat was inked with Ranger Peeled Paint Distress Ink.


The lettering is Basic Grey raw chip inked with Espresso Alcohol ink. The small "under the" are My Storytellers from Websters pages. The butterflies are made using a Martha Stewart butterfly punch layered on same paper used for sun.
The branches are made using my Sizzix Big Shot & the "Branch w/ Leaves" die. I cut both from green paper & brown yardstick. I then layered the card stock behind the green & adhered it to give a shadowed effect & add some dimension! I then added little metal leaves that I purchased in the jewelry supply department at local Michael's. A tad of Stickles was dabbed on the leafy part & a few gems were scattered about the layout!
I had such fun with this layout! Maybe because I have not scrapped in so long, or perhaps it is such a great memory ...or both!! OH yes... did you notice..... no flowers!!!
Thanks again Friends!!! You guys are the best!!!!

7 comments:

Cindy Gay said...

That road trip was very special and you depicted it perfectly! Great memory page.

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Wow Lynn,what a beautiful and creative layout my friend.And I love the story behind your dh photo!
Luzma

Lynette said...

Welcome back. I missed seeing your beautiful creations.

Jocelyn said...

I have missed you!!!!! Wow...is this one just PERFECT!!! You always amaze me with the most wonderful details!!!!

Wishing you a great day!!! :-)

April said...

What a GORGEOUS page Lynn!!! :)
- April

Peggy said...

Lynn this is gorgeous!!! I love all of the leaves, AND the metal leaves on top, they add so much special interest! Love that picture as well :-)))

Have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Peggy

WhiteRacoon said...

Hi! Came here from scrapbook.com to see the details and notice that I love your layout! =)
The shadowing is brilliant! Would never guess you did it that way before I took a look at it closer: it looks soooo natural!
And all the details, the colors... very inspiring! Thanks for sharing and explaining! =)

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