Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Our Autumn Escape

Hi everyone! I thought I would be back much sooner, but life gets in the way sometimes you know. :) Hope you are having a good week so far. 
I have created another layout with my DT kit from Handmade by Suzanne that I want to share with you.  Love the colours in the Basic Grey 'Clippings' collection.  I thought it would be perfect for this photo taken during our anual April holidays.  This year we were lucky enough to have my mum and aunt with us as well.
 I simply adore these new flowers from Manor House. The word 'Escape' is a Scrap FX wordlet that I first inked in brown and then roughly painted Gesso over it using my finger. Love how 'beachy' it looks. The rest of the title was done using the chipboard stickers in this collection.  The green leaves were cut using my Cheery Lyn 'Pair of Ferns' die and the chipboard branches are from Scrapmatts.
I've used my Crafters Workshop 'Cosmic Bubbles' template and an ink pad on the background.  The butterflies are old ones from my stash. I think they were from 'Collections'.
I'm hoping to be back soon with more to share. We're having a scrappy day this coming Saturday, so hoping to have lots to show after the weekend.  That's if I can manage to talk less and scrap more! Lol!
Hope to see you at your blog soon.  Thank you for visiting.
Until next time.
M xox

19 comments:

Judith said...

Great layout Marelize. I love your embellie cluster .

Kim said...

This is very eye popping Maralize, that border around the kraft looks fab!

Adriana B said...

love the patchwork border, fabulous layout :)

Rachael Funnell said...

OH! Marelize.... This is just SENSATIONAL!!! love the patchwork boarder & the bubbles on your background!! Enjoy your Scrappy day on Saturday..... x

Lizzy Hill said...

Hey Marelize...what a wonderful memory this photo is! And I adore that flower cluster...you build these up beautifully. I have trouble with doing that! I LOVE that fern leaf die - looks fab & that family 'tab' is just perfect:):):) Happy scrapping on Saturday....I'd be chatting more than doing, too - that'd be the downfall...but still fun:):):)

Chantelle said...

it's a fabulous LO Marelize - loving all the different bits you add to your pages. Oh, how fun - enjoy your scrappy day and hope you get lots done :)

Charlotte said...

It's a very lovely family photo. I love the colors in the papers and all the flowers and leaves looks great. I also love what you did with the word "escape" - cool use of gesso. :) :)

Julie said...

Love the flowers. looking great.

Melinda Spinks said...

Marelize, this is such a warm and earthy layout and those flowers are just amazing. Love the little butterflies too! :)

Karen Shady said...

wow... I adore the patchwork, love the flowers :) gorogeus gorgeous LO my friend xx

Can we use show it on the Manor House Creations blog as part of our you've been spotted segment ?? you can email me at karen_shady{at}ymail.com

thanks xx

Lynette said...

I could never imagine how gorgeous that paper would look as background paper the way you used it. I giggled when I read that you painted the gesso with your finger. That always seem to work just right.

Awesome layout.

Jennifer Shaw said...

Love that patchwork background paper! Looks so great next to the kraft paper. Great stitching too!

Linda Eggleton said...

I really love your cluster in this one, Marelize! Great use of the patchwork paper too...love it :)

sarah martin said...

Gorgeous Marelize! I love the embellie cluster and the butterflies. Great family photo too
xo

Hilary said...

Hi there Marelize, I'm a big fan of your work and I'd like to ask your permission to use one of your layouts in my next newsletter for my shop (www.scrapitsimple.co.nz). It's your layout using the Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings range with the Crafter's Workshop Chickenwire Reversed. I'm now selling these templates in my shop and you have a beautiful example of this one in action! Please email me on scrapitsimple@gmail.com. Thanks so much, Hilary

Hilary said...

Sorry, me again. I meant to say that I would of course credit you and link back to your blog. I would be delighted if I could use your beautiful layout. Thanks again, Hilary

Tracey said...

Beautiful......love the rich autumn colours. The cluster of manor house flowers is gorgeous too!

Helen Tilbury said...

This is a really lovely layout Marelize. I also love the colours in this collection. Love how you have made your flower cluster so interesting too!!

Moonie said...

beautiful layouts Marelize.... I love the Basic grey you have used.. I have it.. love it xx