We got a taste of spring this week, with the last two days reaching over 70˚ and me almost reaching for my flip flops. I know better than to tempt Mother Nature, though, because as soon as you step outside wearing open-toed shoes in January, she'll dump a foot of snow all over your bare tootsies. So I'll keep the snow boots handy and celebrate spring in my scrapping instead!
S U P P L I E S :
This picture of Riely at the Botanic Gardens was begging to be enlarged, so I printed it nearly 12 inches wide for this design. On the bottom half, I used lots of the BasicGrey Highline papers cut into strips (mine are about 1 x 3 in size). I adhered them at right angles, forming a herringbone pattern. I used 12 x 12 papers for this technique, but it would be an ideal application for smaller 6x6 paper pads as well!
I added machine stitching along the edges of the papers, and layered small tags and chipboard pieces on top of the papers. I tried to keep the accents and embellishments in line with the paper angles so they looked like they were integrated into the pattern. The word "beauty" in the title is a cut file that's part of a set of script words I just added to my etsy store yesterday. (It's linked in the supplies as well!)
So to celebrate the recent warm weather (however fleeting it may be!), I have a collection of Highline goodies to giveaway today! It includes a 6x6 paper pad, Snippets tag pad, and lots of chipboard, wood chalkboard veneers, brads and tags. If you'd like to be entered to win these goodies, just leave me a comment today telling me what the weather is like in your neck of the woods. I'll pick a winner from the comments on Monday, February 2 and post it here!
Have a beautiful Thursday!