I found myself with some spare time yesterday so I was at last able to make a layout for this month's Scrap Around The World challenge. I love their challenges. They're always interesting and some great layouts appear every month from scrappers from all over the globe. It's a great way to see some new and creative material.
Here's this month's mood board and sketch:
I recently had a short, but wonderful, tropical holiday so when I saw the orange and red flowers and the greenery on the cake in the mood board I knew this is what I would use for my inspiration.
Here's my layout:
The colours in this layout are quite strong - even hot - but that's exactly the feel I'm trying to portray as the colours in the plants in Port Douglas were amazing - so rich and lush.
For something different I created my leaves from green wire. I made one long vine, growing up from the lowest flower cluster to the highest. The flowers are all from Manor House Creations and the colours worked wonderfully. To make some of the flowers smaller so I had a variety of sizes on the page, I pulled them apart and rolled some of the layers into smaller flowers.
The background is made using a The Crafters Workshop stencil and gesso. Because there were circular elements on the sketch, I continued with that theme by choosing spotted paper and adding the extra spots with the stencil.
Now, as the wind howls around my windows, I can only dream of being back in the warm weather again!
Thanks for looking.