I am really happy with the end result and I think it has to do partly with the colours of this month's Sassy Scrappers mood board...
Now, I'm not ready for summer just yet. Melbourne weather is terribly temperamental and even though we've had lovely spring days, the cold days are still around at the moment.
I took inspiration from the first photo - of the bouquet of flowers with the wood panels in the background. And as I've already mentioned, the colours are just beautiful.
I was particularly happy when I finally found a use for the Amy Tangerine black script phrase. I am in love with that script! And I added a small stamped phrase next to it that came from Blue Bazaar. Many of their wood-mounted stamps are absolutely divine.
I added pops of yellow across the page. I also added a bit of a messy gesso border around the photos since I decided not to mat them.
The floral strip is washi tape care of D-Lish Scraps.
And because I'm a HUGE fan of Lizzy Hill - and when she says 'go and try out this fabulous challenge' - I listen!!! I participated in ARTastic challenge this month. I really love the premise of this challenge blog. This time the criteria was twine. Now, I use lots of twine but usually on cards, not pages so this was going to be fun.
And I reminded myself why I prefer machine stitching to hand stitching....I printed out the title, which is our favourite Italian restaurant, and I pierced holes as guidelines for the hand stitching. I actually used white twine with red sewing thread together. Not sure if that was a good idea but I'm happy with the result.
I loved the green patterned paper on this layout. It reminds me of checkered tablecloths in restaurants! And I thought pops of red across the page worked well too. I had fun doing this page even though the photo is not the best quality. That's never stopped me :)