Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches - June 7th sketch :: Flutterbys

It's reveal time for the 7th Sassies over at Sassy Lil' Sketches! I love the sketches that Cherie comes up for us each month, and this month is no exception!

Before I share my layout, I'd like to shout out to the wonderful sponsors we have for this month


Onto my layout for this month.

I have always loved Buddleias. As a child I can remember seeing my Gran's butterfly bush covered in an array of beautiful butterflies. Her Buddleia was lilac. The Buddleia I inherited in my garden is white, and the butterflies flock to it during August when it is in full bloom. I was really pleased with how my photos came out, the brilliant blue sky backdrop really make the photos pop!

To keep the focus on the photos, I decided to do a white-on-white layout. I have seen lots of cards done this way, and thought I would give it a try with a layout. I tried to make lots of different textures on the layout, and used 5 different Cuttlebug embossing folders to create the squares on the left hand side of the page. I used some doilies along the bottom, and a Martha Stewart border punch edges the journalling space. I used a free butterfly SVG file for the large butterfly, and a Martha Stewart butterfly punch for the smaller butterflies along the top. A loopy stitched border using a Bazzill In Stitchz stitching template mimics the butterflies fluttering flight path! I added some sparkle with Frosted Lace Stickles, and some flat backed diamantes. The title is done with American Crafts Glitter chipboard Thickers.

I was quite pleased with how this turned out, and I will certainly use the white-on-white approach again!

Please feel free to head over to the blog to see what the rest of the 7th Sassies have been creating!

To be in with a chance of winning a prize from our sponsors, link your layout to the blog before the 5th July!! I hope you will play along with us this month :)

And don't forget that the Sassy Lil' Card Sketches blog has a new sketch up today as well!




WhiteRacoon said...

I came from Sassy lil' sketches to check out your layout, see it closer and enjoy the details =) I must say it turned out really great - itcaught my eye and I love the way you used white color here. Photos are beyond any compliment =) Great job done! I guess I'm going to follow you, you have some pretty ideas here =)

Erika said...

Sarah I love your LO. Love all the embossing....brill WOW. x

Katie said...

Beautiful monochromatic layout. Your incorporation of texture is just perfect. Love that the pictures just pop right off the page.

Debby said...

Wonderful layout! I'm trying to talk my daughter into planting some of these.

Melenia said...

Sarah, I love the tone-on-tone technique and you used it so beautifully in your page!!! Great layout!!!

ellen s. said...

we have three butterfly bushes and love them! my son love to sit and watch them {and chase them, too, LOL}

it is neat that you have that memory of your grandmother. gorgeous!

Elisa K said...

love your photo and your layout... I'll have to check out the sketch... Thanks for sharing.

ScrappnBee said...

Fabulous layout! Love the white on white! It makes the pictures pop all the more and brings all the embossing and cutouts to the front! great job!

Amy said...

I love the white on white! It's gorgeous! I'm going to try it soon.....so right onto my pinterest inpiration board it goes! Thanks!

Tracy said...

Your layout is very pretty.
I like that you kept the colours white so the photo's pop. Beautifully done.

BrendaB said...

Beautiful page, Sarah! Your photos are wonderful, and the white-on-white color scheme really makes them pop!