06 September 2015

Rose garden

I've been playing over at Mixed Media Monthly lately, trying to push myself to use mixed media elements on my layouts more frequently. This is the photo inspiration for September:

This is my layout:

I took inspiration from the circles, and used them as the main design element.  I also used a mix of different colours.  I created my background with stencil and spray ink, and used the crocheted embellishments for texture and added pop of colour, then matted my page with a darker layer of patterned paper.

I'm also joining in at Simon Says Wednesday for the Make it Colourful theme (colourful enough??) and at Clique Kits for the Anything Goes theme.

Basic Grey Lily Kate - Chocolate patterned paper
Basic Grey Stella Ruby - Coffee with Dessert patterned paper
Trinket Track crocheted flowers
Scrap FX Whirlpools 6x6 stencil
Ranger Dylusions - Lemon Zest ink spray 
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters

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  1. fabulous layout! love how to were inspired by the circles and included circles of different sizes, colors, and textures! love your page. Thank you so much fojr playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


  2. Pretty layout. Love the crochet embellishments. Very nice. Thanks for playing with CK!

  3. Love you fabulous layout the addition crochet medallions look fab.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Wow Karen!! Great take of the picture, spot on!! :) Loooove those crocheting flower things!! And, THANKS for your nice words at my blog. Really brightens my day up!! Hugs Anna :)

  5. Awesome layout! I love how you were inspired by the circles and colors of our photo. Thanks so much for playing at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  6. Nice to challenge yourself with mixed media! You did awesome! Thanks for joining us at Clique Kit anything goes challenge!

  7. great layout! Thank you for joining us at Clique Kit challenge! :)

  8. Wow this is awesome...Thanks for playing with us at Clique kits.

  9. I Love this layout and embellishments. Thank you for playing along with Clique Kits challenge.

  10. lovely layout!! Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits :) Elisabetta

  11. I love how you were inspired by the circles, and your crochet embellishments are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits!

  12. Wow! such a great shot, I Love the shallow depth of field! Thank you so much for playing along with the anything goes Clique Kits Challenge :)

  13. pretty page! Thank you so much for playing along with Clique Kits!


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