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Gardening with "My favorite story" and "Noteworthy" collections | Anna Komenda

Hello my lovely Friends. It's Anna Komenda here with two, brand new pages. Both of them are plants related and it was a total accident. I didn't plan this but maybe my subconscious made this choice followed by the longing of fresh air and spring. I also used brand new cut files on both of them. Have you seen the new release? All of the cut files are gorgeous and they match three new lines perfectly. You can find them here

Let's start with the page made with "My favorite story" collection. It's about our visit to Netherlands few years ago. We visited fantastic Keukenhof Gardens back then, with the sea of tulips in many shapes and colors. It was fantastic experience. I already scrapbooked thsi memory both on layouts and in album but I just love going back to those photos of my little girl being fascinated by the flowers. 

I created my own background using Pinkfresh Studio Liquid Watercolors and "Floral wreath" cut file. I started with white 12*12 watercolor paper sheet and my cut files. Next step was to lightly outline the cutout with a pencil. I wanted to get very artsy and washed effect with no sharp lines. I used several colors of watercolors, mixing them together creating my own shades of colors.

After my base was dry, I added a wreath, pictures and few layers of embellishments. After so much work put into making background it was obvious to me, that I want to keep the composition quite simple and make my wreath shine. That's why I grouped my embellishments around the photos in a bigger cluster and spreaded some smaller ones around the wreath.

Ephemera pieces, puffy stickers and cardboard circles make a perfect trio. I love different textures they add to the design. I also love those super cute fabric bows you can put together by yourself for even more dimensional look.

If you want to learn how to make similar page, I recorded a process video for you. I hope you will find if helpful. 

My second page was created with "Noteworhty" collection and it features some indoor gardening :) It's a page about my daughter helping me to plant a flowers. She really enjoyed playing with the soil because as all you know - children + dirt = perfect combination. 

 

Once again I reached for the new cut files and chose lovely set of "House plants". I downsized them to the size they would fit into the inside of lovely "Ornate oval frame" die. I used watercolor paper to cut them and I colored the cutouts with Pinkfresh Studio Liquid Watercolors. They were a leftover after the first project.

I printed four pictures and wanted to use them all. I divided them into pairs and spreaded them around the page. My title is a combination of two puffy stickers sets. I love how colorful they are. I much more prefer simple fonts over the fancy ones, that are harded to line up. 

I kept my page green, yellow and purple and I tried to limit my embellishments to those colors too. "Noteworthy" collection also has blue and navy colors included but I didn't want to add them to this design. I just love the paper with plants pattern but it was too busy to use it as a base. I decided to use only two strips of it adding white background in between. 

With so many pictures and frames with house plants my page didn't need much of embellishing. I only added few word strips and the plants I found in ephemera pack and puffy stickers pack. I had so much fun making this page. I am gardner by heart and I love having plants around me but I am also horrible in it. I killed so many plants so far and when I saw this line, I though that maybe I should make a page about my weak skills. Luckily I found those cute pictures and had a better story to tell with thise lovely designs :)

Thank you for stopping by. See you next month.

XO Anna

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