20 March 2018


I created a super-simple layout today:

Kaisercraft Sakura Park - Kanzan patterned paper
Crayola Red watercolour pencil
Red paper clip
Kaisercraft Silver rhinestones

I was inspired by the March challenge at ARTastic, and this gorgeous artwork:

The challenge theme is ANIMALS, in any way you like.  My eye was immediately drawn to the panda peeking out from the middle of the animal pack.  I love the whimsical style of the painting, and I tried to create a layout where the pandas were the clear focus.

I'm also sharing my layout at Simon Says Wednesday for the Easter Inspired theme.  Panda Easter baskets - the cutest!!

My choice of patterned paper took me down the fussy-cutting route ~ a technique I find very relaxing ~ so I'm also submitting my layout at In the Scrap this month for the fussy-cutting theme.  Here's a detailed shot:

27/03/18 Edit to add: My layout was featured in the March highlights at ARTastic.

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  1. Ohh, this was really cute! And I love the flowers :) Thank you so much for joining us at ARTastic! :)

  2. Gorgeous layout Karen :-) the little Pandas are adorable and I love the colours and background, absolutely stunning! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. Simple layout but so effective. Love how the photo pops out of the page and how you have surrounded it with the flowers. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at ARTastic.

  4. Oh this is so cute & the photo really pops. Thank you for sharing this with us at ARTastic

  5. How cute, love your layout.
    Thanks for joining us at ARTastic x


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