Here's a bright, cheery layout I just finished, using the Country Drive collection, a release last summer from Echo Park.
It's not often that I multitask with a layout, and this one did not start out with the intent to "kill 3 birds with one stone", but it's worked out that way. First, I created this layout for an upcoming post at Practical Scrappers to use twine. As I started working with the honey comb paper, cutting it apart to create the sun, I realized it would work for Christa's challenge at the Two Scrapbook Friends forum to use non-conventional (i.e. not circles or squares) shapes on a layout. Thirdly, I've been taking a class at Big Picture Classes with Courtney Walsh, called Scrapooking Your Faith and when I popped by her blog, I realized this layout works for her inspired by 'A Sweethaven Summer' contest as well as a class assignment. The assignment is to scrapbook a prayer, the contest is to choose some inspiration from her sight.
I wanted you see a closer shot of the twine flowers. I punched circles from an adhesive sheet, peeled back a layer and then coiled the twine. I started a few from the outside and spiraled inward, but most I started at the middle and spiraled outward. I raised a few up on adhesive foam for extra dimension. I love the texture these add to my page!
You can also see in this shot the little flight trails I dotted in behind the bee stickers. I wanted a little glimmer for the bee's wings, so I coloured them with a glitter marker before popping them up on foam adhesive.
To create the clouds, I traced some chipboard clouds onto this patterned paper and then cut them out. I used the sewing machine to stitch on them and add texture and colour. One cloud is popped up on foam adhesive, because I love dimension!
This is the right side of the layout. Three cut out hexagons form dot dot dots behind the word. You can see the honeycomb sun, and more flight trails, and my prayer, which is a proverb.