Friday, November 11, 2011

Favorite Flower

I love glads.  Have you noticed?  My aunt used to grow them in the front of her garden along the highway and I loved all the colors that would show up in the altar arrangements at church.  Mother would put flowers in the church for my birthday and I always wanted glads.  I had them for both my weddings.

Lenny frequently ordered them in bouquets for me, then he started planting them.  One year for Valentine's day, he bought us 160 bulbs!  The idea was he would plant them for us.  Well, real life changed that plan! It was the year of 80 hour work weeks, so I did most of the planting.  No matter, they were still beautiful.  He doesn't dig them all up every year.  He digs up some just in case, we lose a few but not that many as we have nearly 300 bulbs now.

I did this layout for two challenges - Scrapbooker's Anonymous November challenge and 2P's Scrapbook Stamping class for November.  For this layout, I cut a mask using my Cricut and SCAL software.  I drew a hexagon and copied it over and over again to create a honeycomb pattern.  After spritzing with ink, I peeled back the mask.  I just didn't care for the look.  But I really did like the look of the mask on top of the spritzing - tone-on-tone in both color and texture so I left it put.  This is how it would have looked as a pure mask.

For the remainder of the layout, I stamped a bunch of lily flowers from 5th Avenue Floral by Stampin' Up!  I think they look just like the glad individual flowers.  These are my stamped and paper pieced flowers for the 2P's class.

Scrapbooker's Anonymous challenged us to use 7 different ribbons.  The ribbons gave me a break from all that pattern paper and added a little color on the top and right of the layout.

We had our first big frosts week before last so all the blooms are gone off everything for the year.  I'll have to enjoy my glads in photos until next summer.  

Thanks for visiting today

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Fifth Avenue Floral from Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Basic Black
Thickers:  Fancy from Dear Lizzy collection and Regards by American Crafts
Brads:  Enchanting KI Memories


  1. beautiful. I love all those flowers and how you incorporated the ribbon. Thanks so much for digging into your stash and playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)

  2. Stunning LO, I love the paper pieced,stamped flowers, the hexagon mask is fab, I liked it both ways and great use of ribbons, a perfect LO. Thanks for along with us at Scrapbookers

  3. Have juts found your site via two peas. Love, love, love your layout! Beautiful colours and design. Christina

  4. have done a wonderful job with this layout! I love your hexagon mask too. So cool! The ribbons go with your flowers (and paper ones) great. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

  5. This is beautiful! Love all the fussy cut flowers and how you used the ribbon! Thanks for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

  6. Such a pretty layout... I love the fussy cutting... and the way you used the ribbons... Totally Awesome... Thanks for playing along with US over at Scrapbookers Anonymous... hugs..xoxo

  7. Gorgeous - loving your flower embellies! Thanks so much for playing along with Scrrapbookers Anonymous!!

  8. I shall always think of Dame Edna Everige now when I visit your blog. Love the stamped flowers on the patterened paper. They make a real impact having so many like that. Thanks for joining in at Scrapbookers Anonymous

  9. stunning- love the stamped rainbow of lilies- so pretty- glad you joined us at Scrapbookers Anonymous


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