I thought this might be the first layout I've ever made using Graphic 45 because their papers intimidate me when it comes to layouts. However, I did find in my gallery that I made one back in 2016 using their gorgeous Botanical Tea collection! When I saw this picture on FB of my husband's sweet first and second cousin taken on Mother's Day, I was inspired to make a layout using the gorgeous Flutter Collection. Thelma and Kathy are family to me and I have known them all my life. They both have a green thumb and love flowers so I knew this paper would be perfect to use, and I love how it turned out. I will be sending this to them as a surprise gift!
I posted close-ups also, so you can see the fussy cutting I did. There are two sheets of each double-sided paper to this collection and I decided to fussy cut several of the flowers and a butterfly and place them over their mates using foam squares to give them dimension. On the tulip, I just did the one petal. I love how they turned out.
I used different colors of Stickles as well as Wink of Stella in various places to bling it up a bit too.
Reneabouquets products are three of the butterflies, the Beautiful Board compass that I embossed with Stampendous Shabby White and the pointer with Zing Gold, the Midnight Magic Beautiful Beads on the compass, the ivy vine I embossed it with Ranger Verdigris and the tiny fairy on a flourish sitting among the flowers!
Special thanks to Mary (Abbygirl) for the lovely Prima roses and to Dawna (Dawna.s Place) for the lovely lattice embossing folder I used to frame the picture. I sanded down the raised edges. Also, thanks to Carri (Caletts) for the Seafoam and Lavender Stickles I used!
The white lace trim under the tag at the top is from Flair By Me on FB. I cut it lengthwise down the middle to use as a border and added Liquid Pearls to the centers.
For the masking, I used my Gesso instead of texture paste this time.
I will be entering this in the NSD Scrapbooker's Choice, Mixed Media and Girls Only Challenges.
Thank you so much for taking time to visit my gallery. I appreciate all of you!