February 05, 2012

Trimming Pothos

After hearing scrappers go on and on  about Studio Calico, I finally got my first kits! Jamie from Scrappin Studio sent me the main kit Daydream Believer as well as add-on #4 Stepping Stone. Every Sunday this month I'll be posting projects created with these goodies.

We are smack in the middle of monsoon season in Singapore. All that rain encouraged my garden plants to grow like crazy. So last weekend I tackled a list of horticultural chores - including trimming back the pothos (or money plant).

This 8.5"x11" layout captures the moment when the chores were done and I could put my gloves and tools down. Seeing how well the garden looked made all that labour (and aching back) worth while. The design is inspired by Leslie Shewring's mood boards.

My product choices were driven by the colours in my photo : green, cream, orange and black. I printed "GARDENIIIING" in Gills San MT Condensed font on the Sassafras Exclusive Woodgrain paper on the left. The "Pothos" title was created with American Crafts Natural Thickers. A micro brush allowed me to apply layers of inks where I wanted on the raw chipboard alphas. One topcoat of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist added a nice shimmer and shine.

Scrapping Studio is hosting a monthly challenge and the February prize is an Into the Woods main kit. Hope you'll go over and check it out.

Linking up to these parties.

Daydream Believer supplies : Bazzil Kraft cardstock, American Craft Ash cardstock Sassafras Exclusive paper #SC100009, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Delightful Bouquet paper, American Crafts Natural Thickers, Studio Calico Mini Frame Stamp, Dear Lizzy Epoxy Sticker (packaging)
Stepping Stone supplies : Authentique Bloom paper, Authentique Gathering Diction sticker, Crate Paper Paper Heart Delivery paper, Marcy Penner Snap Shot Badges, October Afternoon Farmyard buttons, vintage Stockyard Number Cards, Studio Calico Alphabet Stamp Set (packaging)
Other supplies : paper clip, white cardstock, inks, mist, thread


Bellaidea said...

very cool one!

Annette said...

awesome page..

chillin with Quillin said...

Awesome !!!!

WillieburgScrapper said...

Lovely! I missed out- everything sold so quickly my head spun. :( Maybe next time- they always have great patterns and exclusives. Love this page! I have a thing for indoor plants and Pothos seems to be the only one that can live through low light NYC winters (that and my very tenacious fern).
Love how you altered on the title alphas too!

Wishful Thinking said...

Lovely page Sandy :-) I bought the Stepping Stone kit as well hehehe - loved the colours in it. Look forward to seeing what else you create.

Jona Panesa said...

its lovely. its my first time to see a lay-out from you!!!

Jill said...

Lovely layout!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Missy said...

Love how you used all the little packaging bits on this layout!

Chrissy said...

Nice page. Love how you did the title. Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Issues!

Gretchen said...

very cool layout Sandy!!