Nature at it’s Grandest

Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

29 May, 2013 - ,

Hello,I am here to share with you a LO I did using the Beautiful Fika Collection. I use a lot of the colors that are in this Collection in my Garden, but I also use Terra Cotta & this year I made a changes,I planted the Tree Fort area, Vintage Shabby Chic,using more pastel colors, so that I will be able to use my own Garden Photo’s & have a wider color range for Scrapbooking. I have just finished planting & now I get to watch my Babies GROW!!!!



Out of this Collection I used, Hemma hos mig, Vaffin m bjornbarssylt, Bjornabarskator, Bjornabarskator BS, Maripanbakelse & Pratstund BS. The chipboard is from Scrap Fx. Here are some closeups of detail….


I first distressed all the edges of the layers, then inked the edges with Tattered Angels Dewberry,using a paint Brush. When that dried I glued the layers together,then did some stitching. I used Shimmerz Paints Texturez (Artie Choked) on the Fern Frond.


On the wordlet I used Shimmerz TextureZ (Gritty Graphite) & when that dried I applied some Razzleberry,& Black Orchid LuminArte.


This photo shows some of my layers. I cut into the top left hand corner,then distressed,inked the edges, the rolled the paper & secured the roll with eyelets & thread.


The plants I used in this area of my garden are Castor Beans, Angelica Gigis, & Tiger Eyed Sumac. I applied some black orchid LuminArte on to the blooms,so that they would be the same color as the blooms in the photo.


Thank you so much for taking the time to look……Rachelle

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  • Karen O says:

    I am so inspired by Rachelle’s work! with such beautiful saturated color.
    Rich and unique, this is so so very lovely! I could look and look and look!…

  • Ivana Camdzic says:

    Oh Rachelle! This layout is gorgeous!!! So inspiring, indeed!

  • Karen Mauritz says:

    Your LO is absolutely stunning. What did you use for the berries.

  • Dawn says:

    Very nice! I love love LOVE all the rich purples!

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    I just love this layout. I’ve been so curious about your garden photos. It sounds amazing. Love your chipboard treatment and the cluster.

  • I’m always so excited when I know it’s your day to post Rachelle! You always wow me with your work!! this page is a total stunner!! Love the photo, the plants in behind you are amazing!! We have this giant bean tree growing in front of our porch, a squirrel accidently planted it there and it has these gigantic leaves! Every year I say we have to cut it down (it isn’t really in keeping with our landscape design) but my youngest keeps stopping us, so we always laugh and called it “Meg and the beanstalk!” 🙂

  • Andrea Ewen says:

    Wow! I’d say this should be called paper crafting at it’s grandest! Amazing paper cutting, distressing and manipulating, Rachelle! I’m always astounded by the way you can make that paper do your bidding…in such a spectacular way! It borders on magical!