Gabrielle here with you today, sharing a layout I made inspired by the May Mood Board. Yesterday I shared with you a card I made using the fresh red berry colors mixed with white, but today I chose the soft greens in the Mood Board and let the words like ‘checkered table cloth’, ‘green’, ‘scent of grass’, ‘fabric’, ‘white’ and ‘flowers’ be my inspirational words. The title of this layout comes from one of my favourite childrens books that I used to read to my girls called “I’ll Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch, a well known Canadian author. It’s one of those sweet books that is a challenge to read without getting teary eyed.
I used a variety of papers from the “Life in the Country Collection to make my little heart designs. I really like the little 6×6 paper pad for making little designs like these if I don’t have little scraps from my 12×12 papers to work with.
Funny how sometimes some designs just create themselves: I had machine stitched each of the heart designs, planning to cut off the excess threads but when I placed them down on the page to see what order I’d put them in I realized I liked the look of the threads hanging there like that, looking like soft little streamers hanging from the blooms!
I chose to go with a monochromatic color scheme for this page, so all the embellishments and blooms I picked were in the fresh white or soft green color spectrum. I wanted to keep the page soft and delicate so I picked some very intricate pieces of chipboard to pair up with the embellishments from from Dusty Attic. I finished the design with tiny cut butterflies from the “Vintage Spring Basic’s” collection.
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Life In the Country (Summer Fields-bs, Sowing Seeds-bs, Kitchen Garden, Kitchen Garden-bs, In the Hammock, In the Hammock-bs), Vintage Spring Basics (6th of May, 7th of April-bs). Rub-on’s: Basic Grey Flourishes. Chipboard: Dusty Attic Designs (Vine Border, Ornate Arched WIndows, Cameo Ribbon Slides and Decorative Frame #1). Flowers: Dusty Attic (Dusty In Bloom, Grassy Knoll, Dusty Leaves), White blooms (Michael’s bargain bin). Cameo: Websters Pages. Other: Burlap, twine, lace. Alpha’s: Websters Pages Storytellers.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I’m excited to see what all of you will be creating with inspiration from the gorgeous May Mood Board!
Wonderful light summer greens! The paper is beautiful, the chippies are beautiful, the hearts are beautiful…BEAUTIFUL!
Thanks so much Donna! xo
You never disappoint! Love your work!
Thanks so much Ruth!! xo
Hi I was sjust surfing and came across this LO and words cannot express how beautiful it is! the colors, the design, the photo – everything is just stunning!
Thanks for taking the time to write this note Sarah! You’re so sweet! xo
an absolutely WOW from me Gabrielle! I am in love with all your immensely AMAZING detail work on this piece!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE,everything about your LO. Just Wow Beautiful!!!!
WOW Gabrielle!! This is just amazing! Every little detail are so beautiful and perfectly made and put together. I love it!
You are a master of using heart shaped form embellishments. Your creative mind puts it into something special. Such a gorgeous design
Wow. This is one of my top favourites of all your layouts. Maybe because I love green? LOL. Love your stampings and the fact that you left the threads hanging. Truely decorative.