Friday, June 16, 2017

Lavendar Haze Kit Blitz 4 the Layouts

More 'Lavendar Haze' kit work for June. This Kaisercraft paper is so beautiful and versatile. I used it for summer photos and 3-D projects. However, it would be a perfect young child or baby set with the muted tones. The sticker sheet has amazing crisp cut edges, very little to no extra background color border. I LIKE that too!
I loved the wistful feeling of this photograph. I wanted to include the other photo, but didn't want it to compete with the main photo. I stacked them so the background was extended. To do this I simply used the ribbons to act as the pivot point for the flip, reinforced with a piece of border trim. Then added the journal card to the larger postcard sheet to cover the back of the top photo.
 These layouts for my sweet granddaughter are flat. Not my usual look. I am thinking she might appreciate some simple layouts in her books! Love this child!

I used the heart emboss vellum sheet to soften the background matting. Then stacked a row of buttons along the center point.
The waves are cut with a die from the stash. I kept the background purposely uncluttered. Mainly because I wanted the focus to be on the fun the kids are having with Dad. I added minimal journaling along the waves. The photos don't need explaining. I love how they are so cautious, but the water only comes up to dads knees. They will remember these summer day's always.
The water photos had odd heads of background people in them. So, I snipped and clipped till the focus came back to Dad and the kids. Although this is a double layout, they can easily be split into two to go in each child's album. The current tittle is chipboard laser cut from the kit, emboss with enamel with gold flecks embossing powder.
I always try to take the flower photos. These grow along the front deck. I am not an expert photographer. But, I found a fun way to incorporate several pictures into this LO. I snipped and clipped then layered with pop-dots under to give them a 3-D look. I did the same for the Poppies!
Most of the peonies originally were around the farmhouse where I grew up. I have divided and planted them every time I move. The ones here are now 17 years in growth. The original tubers have to be from plants that grew over 100 years ago. Some of the mother plants have died out. But, many were moved to new locations.

A neighbor from our last house loved the peonies, she actually did a watercolor for me when I moved. (I had shared some tubers with her for her lovely gardens as well) One peony is a rescue that sprouted up beside a back cement pad in a rental place we lived in while we sold one house and bought another. {gardens were not allowed, so I potted it for relocation} I do love the peonies! I am at fourteen growing plants this year, they range in color from snowy white to deep burgundy.
 The poppies grew from a handful of seeds literally swept off my moms porch. I sprinkled them in the fall three years ago now. They reseed every year. I think they add a fairy tale magical aura to the playhouse gardens.

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