With all the excitement of my publication, I am late to post this project for Graphic 45 with their new Botanical Tea collection. This is my personal favorite of the newest releases. The imagery is perfect as always and I love the colors they chose.
I just love this vibrant blue bird image. I also love all the lush botanical images.
As always, it was hard to use some of my precious things...like the metal staples doorknob, but I managed and the project is much better for it.
The bottom of the easel book is actually the side that now opens. I cut the album along the seam and used the new washi tape to seal up the edges. A fun latch gives the book more character.
Inside I made several two page layouts. I simply let the papers speak to me as I went.
Lots of paper flowers by Petaloo were added along the way, as you can see they are a perfect compliment.
Some of the images were simply matted and some were fussy cut to add interesting but simple additions to each page.
Since I did not have any of the coordinating embellishments I created some of my own, like the tiny pink corners used to frame the fern.
I just cannot get over the beautiful muted tones of this palate.
More sweet floral patterns along side classic botanical prints.
A tip for the inside of the book: before adding my papers I stained the inside of the coil with picket fence distress stain. Adding this muted white really helped with the shabby chic look I was going for.
I got a bit carried away with matting images. It is such a simple way to add detail.
Here you can see one of the shabby chic metal keyholes. I really love the new finish.
Thanks for sticking with me to the end! I hope you were inspired just a bit. I know looking at these nice spring images was fun, especially in the midst of all this snow!