Friday, June 20, 2014

Bloomin' Lovely - SATW

Today I am sharing with you a layout that has been playing on my mind since the start of June and the photos have been hanging around my crafty areas since August 2013. 

Bloomin' Lovely

The photos are of Chloe in my mothers backyard while it was full of bright yellow flowers (it doesn't matter that they are technically weeds, its still pretty) She had HEAPS of fun running like a maniac back and forth. I love how kids find fun and happiness in everything!

The page was inspired by the June Challenge at Scrap Around The World. It's a real good one!

I LOVE this mood board! I was instantly inspired by the flowers, the LOVE and all the yellow. Originally I began creating a grungy/messy/more mixed media page but I just couldn't stop thinking about these photos. I mean seriously, look back at the mood board and tell me you don't think about them!?! ... LIES.

This layout uses only Simple Stories, mostly from the latest 'Good Day Sunshine' collection and also a few stickers from the DIY range. I even managed to feature a bike with a bunch of flowers in the front like the top right picture in the mood board.

I thought having such a large focus photo would make the embellishing easier, boy was I wrong! But after LOTS of struggling the DIY stickers words 4x6 helped save the day.
I also fought with the right title for the page, I had so many ideas but none seemed quite right or wouldn't fit in the space I' left after looking back at the mood board I found my solution.

I am quietly pleased with how this layout finished up, I think there will be more super large photo pages in my future.
What do you guys think? Any big picture tips?
XoXoX Nicole


  1. It's fabulous Nic. Who would have thought that Cape weed could look so good. Love the large photo option but also love the smaller photo detail on the side. Exceklent. Xxx

  2. what a good idea all the photos ! super work!

  3. Your layout is filled with joy and laughter! I love it! Thank you for playing with us at SATW!

  4. Wow, what a great place to go. So many flowers. It is a perfect idea to use such a big picture. Great job! Thank you for playing with SATW this month!

  5. this big photo is amazing; You did great job with this LO; thanks for playing at SATW

  6. Very interesting project! Sunny and bright! I like this! Thanks for playing along with SATW in this month.

  7. What a great page! So creative!! All the best from SATW! :)