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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Great Outdoors

Hello fellow scrapbookers! Today I am sharing my latest layout for Color Stories Inspiration. The light here for the past few days has been terrible for photography, but the sun finally peeked through the wintry clouds this afternoon and I was able to get some decent photos for you. 

Here is the prompt for this case file. I solved case 249 in the following way: 

Scheme: All five colors were used
Evidence: Woodland animals, outdoor themed
        items: twigs/branches
Testimony: I chose to document something about
        an outdoor memory 

Come and play along with us if you can....we would love to have you! 

Here, can be seen one of my favorite forms of repurposing. I always save the orange plastic netting that our mandarin oranges are packaged in. To prepare the netting, I use a brayer to coat it with a couple of layers of gesso. Then, I paint it whatever color I like. Or not at all, as in this case. 

If you have never used the tiny seedlings from Blue Fern Studios, you may want to give them a try. I love them and now have most of the colors handy. The larger ecru pebbles  by Prima are delightful to use. They can be colored to suit the project. I didn't color them here. 

In the background, I have used some modeling paste and a stencil to achieve a little texture. I have also done some fussy cutting and turned it into 3-D work. 

More seedlings used here. This time, I sprinkled clear seedlings on top of the flowers for just a tiny bit of sparkle. They remind me of dew drops! 


Blue Fern Studios
          Serendipity, Merriment 
          Timeless, Calling Cards
           Autumn Anthology, Parfumerie
          Great Outdoors
          Birds on a Wire
          All Natural Set
          Fern Leaves
          Seaside Lilies
          Tranquil Blooms
          Harvest Lilies
     Embossing Powders
          Green Ivory
     3-D Matte Gel, transparent
     Art Stones
Ranger Emboss It Dabber

The journaling reads, " Lee has always enjoyed getting outdoors, especially when basketball is involved."

Thanks for stopping by.....see you next time! 


  1. What a fun candid capture! You need to get one of those photo light boxes, girl! You can take pics day or night! Happy crafting!

    1. I really do need a photo light box!!! Next on my agenda...now that we are home and plan to be here for some time! Thanks for the sweet compliment, Shawn!

  2. OMG, loving this layout and those seedlings are just plain gorgeous...and are you telling me that I need to save my mini avocado nettings that I've been throwing away lol???

    1. Hi Kate! So sorry it's taken so long to respond. How are you doing?!! I hope you're well. Is it spring yet there? Our pear trees, red buds and about everything is either blooming or has buds. The pears are BEAUTIFUL! Yes, save the netting! Great for beach and basketball LO's. AND, once you have covered them with gesso, you can paint them whatever color you want. I did a video a while back. It is short, but sweet....kinda like me. I am going to check out your blog, Honeybee!