August 11, 2010
Guest Design Team Member Malina submitted this layout for the August Flower Challenge. She said, "Inspiration can come from anywhere, especially when you are open to being inspired! My single page 12x12 layout, "Jack in the Garden" uses photos that I had planned for a different layout. It was my plan to read my now 3 1/2 year old son a few stories for bedtime, hope he fell asleep quickly and then get to my growing pile of projects for the night undisturbed. We read, "A Pocket Full of Kisses" (a follow up from "The Kissing Hand" and I strongly recommend both for anyone reading to children) and found the illustrations inspiring. To a little one the garden is full of surprises everywhere and this layout is not any different. The yellow flowers made of silk are adhered using eyelets (not something I ever did) and the butterfly and bee which literally pop off the page were cut from the "Tim Coffey" collection by K&Company. The little lady bugs are really antique hat pins that my local scrap-shop owner had brought home from a trip and only had a handful of...thank God I visit like every other day so I can see the new treasures she brings in, and usually buy. Perhaps the best surprise comes in the journaling and this is why I have submitted my layout photo with a split to show the journaling. There is a small light green leaf at the bottom of the tree hanging down to touch the photo. It actually has the word pull printed on it quite small. When you do pull down, a handmade journal tag drops down from behind the leaves and then smoothly slides back up to be hidden.
It was a very different type of page for my baby boy to be featured in and I appreciate the chance to share it with others through the Scrap Our Stash, August challenge which features flowers! The challenge is really inspiring my work this week, hopefully yours as well"!
See all the details on how you can take the challenge below in August Challenge.
Posted by Get the Picture by Kathy at 10:01 PM
Labels: August Flower Challenge, Layout
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Love your hidden journaling! Great way to hide it! ANd your lo turned out great!ReplyDelete
SO cute! Love the pictures!ReplyDelete
Malina, he is a cutie! Love4 the lady bugs and that the leaf pulls down for the journaling. Love the eyelets in the flowers.ReplyDelete
What a cutie - and you did such a great job of capturing the fun with this page. I love your hidden journaling. The whole page is fabulous!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!
WOW, that is beautiful....and a boy too, nice. I struggle with the thought of flowers for my boys. This is so cool though and the colors are fabulous.ReplyDelete
That hidden journaling is brillant! And that baby is adorable!!!!! Such a great layout! Love all the embellies and what awesome title work!! Love it!ReplyDelete
This is soooo fab!!! Love everything...photos, ladybugs, journaling...awesome!!ReplyDelete
That grass is so fun!ReplyDelete
I love the elements and the bright colors you chose. They match the photos so well. Those butterfly hat pins are really cool!ReplyDelete
The pictures are so cute, and love the perfect corner you got using the punch!
love the little garden patch that you added below the pictures. it integrates so well with the picture.ReplyDelete