Monday, October 24, 2011

Back to nature

Mondays are usually my busiest days and the chance to do any scrapping is just about zero. That doesn't mean that I can't take 10 to 15 minutes to blog though! I'm lucky that I do have something to blog about today. I had a scrappy day on Saturday with some great friends and manage to create a few layouts.
I had heaps of fun with this one I did for 'Bird Is The Word'. The word to use this time is 'Together'. I don't often use these earthy tones on my layouts but I so enjoy it when I do.  The pic is of my friend's two little boys at the lake.  They are such gorgeous kids and I absolutely adore this pic of them.
I've used some old October Afternoon paper for the background and then added Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock (a new product from Coredinations), Dusty Attic chipboard picket fence and chicken wire, some hessian leaves, twine, stained muslin, Kaisercraft paper blooms and a few other bits and pieces. The Cheery Lynn Designs Spiderweb die is new to Handmade by Suzanne. Isn't it gorgeous?
 That's all for today! Hope you are having a great Monday! Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely comments you always leave. :)
Until next time.
M xox

23 comments:

Judith said...

Love your layout Marelize. I'm a fan of the rustic style layout and yours is absolutely gorgeous.

Heather Jacob said...

oh wow oh wow !!!! this is mt new fave of yours Marelize ..... absolutely sensational .. big hugz to you x

Kerryn said...

oooh I like the spiderweb! Love how you've used that background paper too. Fabulous!!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

so much detail and love the pretty earth tones. Great work!

Melinda said...

oooh I just LOVE this one!! The colours and adorable photo are just devine not to mention the details! :))xx

Chloe :-) said...

Love this one M!! I'm drawn to those hessian leaves!! Lovely page for the word over that BITW - thanks for playing along :-)

Kim said...

totally love the texture and natural feel to this one !

Angela said...

Fabulous Marelize!! I love the earthy palette too, suits the gorgeous photo perfectly :-)

Jules said...

gorgeous marelize... i just love love love the 'earthiness' of it! your weekend sounds fantastic, i so wish i lived closer to 'the rest of the world' and could join in ... the only crops i manage are the cyber variety! lol... :)) xx

Tracey said...

Awesome layout.......love that background paper, fabulous details and a great Photo!

Helen Tilbury said...

Oh I love this layout Marelize - this colour pallette looks great & I have just got that chicken-wire chippie & am dying to use it - like you though my Mondays do not involve scrapping - ever! Thanks so much for joining in at Bird is the Word!!

Jasmine S said...

That paper is one of my faves and I just love your use of brown with it. The spider web is awesome and the button, twine and tag is great.
And the pic, well the colors just pop and I love the shots from behind.

Cathy said...

ADORE your LO Marelize.. love the rustic feel and all your yummy bits.. gorgeous work!! Thanks for playing along at BITW :))

Leanne said...

Fantastic page Marelize... love the earthy colours, spider web and hessian leaves :)

Kylie said...

love the rustic colours and a spectacular photo...thanks for playing along at BITW

Jennifer said...

A beautiful monochromatic Lo!!! LOVE how you used that background paper!! Totally striking!!

Sue said...

So, so, so CUTE Ms M! LOVE it!!! The textures you've used are amazing, I love how much depth it gives to the LO. Gorgeous cluster with the hessian leaves too! XXX

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Hi Marelize!!! Thank you so much for always leaving sweet comments on my blog! You are very nice!!!
I love the colors you used for this layout and the texture you gave it using hessian, chipboard and rope! GREAT work! I love it!!!Thanks for playing along at BITW!!!!!!

Lynette said...

I love your layout and all the texture. The colour palette is amazing.

Belinda said...

That sure is an adorable photo Marelize. I LOVE that OA background paper. Awesome layout!! :-)

LolĂ´ Artesanato said...

Lovely Dear
tks for joining us at BITW
xx
Leila

Leanne J said...

that looks awesome Marelize.. wow.. love the spots of brown..superb touch....

thanks for joinin in at BITW.....

MARILYN said...

Adorable page, Marelize!! I love the color combination!! Thanks for playing along with us at Bird is the Word!