Oh Anna-Karin this is absolutely my all time favorite of all your work. Love your wonderful story of the strawberry thief! So many stories have roots in the family garden's which provided nourishment for a lifetime of beautiful memories. How fabulous that you captured your memories in this project!
Project - Bloom
posted 06/23/13 at 10:15 AM
Galleries: Scrapbooking, Stamping
This is my layout for this week's CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration challenge. It is of my dad working in the vegetable garden of our old house, with all the apple trees blooming. From the evidence items I used: leaves and nature objects, envelope, twine, unusual banner, woodgrain, vintage botanical images and fruit accents. I tucked my journaling into a seed packet envelope, it is about gardening in this garden, but especially about a funny memory of a strawberry thief. He came to visit frequently for a while, and we had a pretty good idea who it was. One day we prepared some of the largest and yummiest looking strawberries with black pepper and salt, and later we could follow a trail of strawberries that someone had tasted only to realise they tasted horrible. As far as I can remember, the strawberry thief did not come back, and the story became an often laughed about family tale.
One of my favourite natural products is mica, and here I white embossed three different stamps on mica pieces and stapled to the layout. This flower stamp and the ‘nature study’ label stamps were a RAK from my stamping friend Jan (Far North). The cute plant markers and seed packet envelope comes from Eileen Hull's new Sizzix Picket Fence collection. TFL!!
More info and close-ups on my blog: http://layersofink.blogspot.com/2013/06/csi-case-file-77-bloom.html [layersofink.blogspot.com]
Surfaces: Sizzix Little Sizzles cream mat board 6 x 13; FabScrap patterned paper; MME 6 x 6 patterned papers; 7 Gypsies Off the Wall 8 x 8 paper pad; Hot off the Press Nature Arty Collage pad; Claudine Hellmuth Natural Sticky-Back Canvas; cork sheet; Tim Holtz Core'dinations Kraft-Core cardstock; mica
Dies: Sizzix: Seed Packet Envelope, Bloom & Plant Markers, Tiny Tabs & Tags, Flagpole w/Lantern & Sign, Classique
Stamps: Red Lead Paper Works: Nature Study Story; Hero Arts: Remember AC028, Farmer's Market CG384, Sunflower CG383, Three Artistic Butterflies LP215; 7Gypsies/Hampton Art: Distressed Words
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black, Olive; Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs
Embossing powder: Ranger Seafoam White
Paint: Distress Crackle Paint: Peeled Paint, Old Paper
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chit Chat stickers, Label Letters; Prima wooden leaf; Studio Calico wood veneer bird; skeleton leaf
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