Blues Skies and Summer Flowers

This month’s theme at GCD Studios is all about blue skies and summer days.  

I immediately thought of my very favorite flower photograph I took a few summers ago with a big bright blue sky background.   I love this photo so much, I keep it posted on an inspiration board in my studio.

To create the layout, I brainstormed for words describing all the things that come to mind when I see this sunflower photo. Then I used those words to make a word collage instead of using just one title.

I started by adding Sunflower Mist to the background, created a matte for my photo and word collage, threw in some borders and sprinkled with a few embellishments.  To me, it looks like sunshine on a scrapbook page!

Supplies List:
Papers: Ava Collection by Melody Ross
Embellishments: Die Cut Boarders, Epoxy Stickers, Clear Stickers, Crochet Flowers, Metal Rimmed Glass Brads all from the Arsty Urban Collection by Melody Ross
Letter Stickers:  Thickers by American Crafts, Mini Market Stickers by October Afternoon, Making Memories and Sassafrass
Gems: Basic Grey and The Beadery
Punches: Ek Success
Ink: Maya Mist- Sunflower Metallic & Turquoise Metallic

I hope you have some beautiful, bright-blue skies where you are today!

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  • Kelly
    June 26, 2010 at 4:59 am

    This is gorgeous Leslie xxx

  • K
    June 26, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    This is really beautiful! I love that photo. Sunflowers are like my second favorite flower and a photo like that… *sigh* gorgeous! <br /><br />Have a great day!


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