Sunday, April 10, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Every May our beautiful Hawthorne tree blooms and brightens up the corner of our yard with it's bright pink blooms. It is one of my favorite trees, so I wanted to create a layout that showcased it, along with my daughter playing in the yard. Lately I have been using the Silhouette Paper pack for cards and thought the floral paper would work well for a spring lay out, I used the neutral B&T papers-minus the black accents, as well as the Sorbet, Creme Brulee and Juniper accents from the Botanical Die Cuts Kit. I plan to add some journaling to the right of the blossom title, once I get a a brown archival pen to write with.
This layout was copied from the Sophia Workshop on the Go Kit. Does it look familiar?
The Botanical Die Cut added just the right splash of color to this layout.
Where did my B&T Paper with Sorbet Stripes come from? Check it out. The black stripes were a little too much for this soft layout, but I wanted some stripes, so I covered the black with floral B&T.
Then added small strips of sorbet B&T to finish the look. What an easy and simple way to change the look of your paper to fit your layout.
We are looking forward to May, are hopeful all this rain will help our pretty Hawthorne bloom again soon.

Check out more April Shower and May Flower projects on the Heart to Heart Challenge Page.



Lorrinda said...

Beautiful layout Amy! How creative are YOU to make that custom paper?? Great job! Thanks for joining us at H2H :)

Corina said...

This is a great layout Amy. Good idea in adding the strips of color to bring the layouts together. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!

Jessica said...

Great layout i love your splashes of color! Great work!

Karen Day said...

Nice job combining the Botanical die cutes with the Silhouette papers! Thanks for joining us at H2H this week :o)

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful layout! Love how you altered the stripe paper -fantastic work:) Thanks for playing at Heart 2 Heart!

Melinda said...

I love how your layout goes so well with your pictures. It is truly a work of art. Thanks for joining us at H2H!