As I was going through the disaster that is my scrap container, I stumbled upon a wondrous thing. First, a lovely lime green and teal leaf print that I believe was from Dear Lizzy. Just a few papers later I ran across a teal green leaf print from Bo Bunny. How had these two perfectly paired beauties escaped my attention for what was probably more than a year? (Years, really. That Bo Bunny paper was a new release in 2010. Yikes!) I think that I work so hard at using up the smaller messier scraps, that I overlooked the larger pieces. A few more larger scraps yielded the newer lime green pieces as well as the mulberry paper. Remember mulberry paper? It’s so 10 years ago.
I knew that my photos were going to be somewhat nature based, to go with the leaves. Though I have some nice photos of forests, it was a little too much green. So, I settled for some landscaping photos. A little green, and it’s outside… so it counts, right?
Once I got the photos and papers in place, I felt like I needed to bring another contrasting color. Green may be my favorite color, but it was just flat. As I was going through my embellishments, the I am collection struck me as working well. It pulled in the softer teal/aqua as well as added in some peach.
For once, the embellishment were pretty easy to put together. I went with tags up top. (I was dying to get some on a page. For some reason they usually don’t work for me.) A couple of die-cuts and a cut from my Silhouette made up the cluster below. Then to add in some dimension, I dug through my brads. Oh how I love and hate brads. They are gorgeous. However, I like to move my embellishments around. Once you place a brad, you are stuck. I took a deep breath, and just went for it.
So now I challenge you. Can you find 2 papers in your scrap bins that were just meant to be together? Get them out, and let them be the starting elements for your next page.