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Monday 29 June 2015

Fresh Herbs

I love to grow my own and so my daughter Emily sent me a kit for growing some kitchen herbs for my birthday in May last year. It was a delightful picket fence box, which holds three pots for growing individual herbs. It has a little shed at the end to hold tiny tools. The photo in my layout shows the herbs some months later.

I created this layout in response to the Dusty Attic Blog - June Mood Board challenge.

I created my background with two sheets of Bazzill cardstock - the base is cream and has been trimmed all around with a Martha Stewart punch around the page punch set. The top layer started out white! I trimmed this down to fit inside my cream border and set about creating a background using stencils (Tim Holtz and PaperArtsy -JOFY) and Distress Paint (Picket Fence, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain). Then I added colour with Distress Inks (Shabby Shutters and Bundled Sage). After this was all dry I spritzed a little Dylusions Ink (Black Marble and White Linen). I stitched round the edges of the finished cardstock before sticking to the larger piece.

Behind the tear in my cardstock is a small piece of 'Raspberries' paper from Maja Designs Coffee in the Arbour collection, these colours blend well with the colours I chose from the mood board and my inks and paints, and a tiny hint of the red.

My choice of Dusty Attic embelishments for this page was Chicken Wire 12" x 12", Flutterbies #3 and Flower Buds, all from Papermaze. The butterflies were painted with a little Picket Fence Distress Paint, then some red ink lightly dusted on the the butterfly wings followed by a fine layer of glitter. Some beads of glossy accents were added to the seed heads of the flower buds.

I tucked two halves of a small doily under the photo. My date is Prima number stickers on a scrap of white Bazzill surrounded by a metal label plate from Tim Holtz.

My lettering is Making Memories Simply Fabulous, velvet alphabet stickers in peapod for 'HERBS', and Doodlebug Designs Inc. Fancy Fonts letter stickers in black cherry for 'FRESH'.

I enjoyed making this layout, and creating my own background for a change rather than using patterned papers.

Take a look at the Dusty Attic blog to see beautiful creations from other entries as well as the amazing design team work.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x


  1. Such a lovely page! Thanks for playing with us at the Dusty Attic! xo

  2. Such a GORGEOUS page - I love it .


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