Monday, March 27, 2017

Green Textures Layout

Hello friends! This weekend we really had spring weather and spent hours outdoors each day. On Sunday, Leo and I walked in one of our favourite forests. He loves being outdoors and goes and gets his shoes and overall when he sees that someone is planning to go out.


This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge we have a Things With Wings challenge. It is the last week for our March guest designer Linda Kunsman. Be sure to check out her gorgeous project.

Layers of ink - Green Textures Layout by Anna-Karin with Graphic45 Nature Sketchbook

I was in the mood for a scrapbooking layout this week and found these photos from a hike in the Drakensberg in South Africa, from some years back. I like all the shades of green on these photos and the fact that I am standing on the path with my camera in my hand on the top one. The papers are from the lovely Nature Sketchbook release by Graphic 45.

Layers of ink - Green Textures Layout by Anna-Karin with Graphic45 Nature Sketchbook

I love this paper from the 8 x 8 in pad, with its organic shapes. All the edges of the papers were distressed and I stitched them to the background with my sewing machine.

Layers of ink - Green Textures Layout by Anna-Karin with Graphic45 Nature Sketchbook

The layout was inspired by this lovely quote, which is a shortened version of a quote which I always liked. I looked for the origins of the quote and it is often said to be by Nathaniel Hawthorne, but that might not be the case.

Layers of ink - Green Textures Layout by Anna-Karin with Graphic45 Nature Sketchbook

The papers have lovely vintage floral and butterfly prints. I cut out butterflies from the papers too. The title was die cut with the Block Talk Lowercase die.

Layers of ink - Green Textures Layout by Anna-Karin with Graphic45 Nature Sketchbook

And another lovely quote. I really like quotes, as you might already know, and these fit so well together with my photos.

Layers of ink - Green Textures Layout by Anna-Karin with Graphic45 Nature Sketchbook

The photos are placed on a folded piece of black cardstock, because I wanted space for journaling and for an extra photo. It opens up and I wrote the journaling with a white pen and also added some more vintage images from Nature Sketchbook.

I really hope you will join us in our Things with wings challenge. As every week, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.


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Thank you so much for stopping by here today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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18 comments:

  1. what a gorgeous layout Anna-Karin! the photos are spectacular and the papers and details are fabulous! I just love the whole design of this!! AWESOME!!! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Oh my goodness, the landscape is so lush and green and absolutely beautiful. I don't get to see that much green here in Arizona so it would be a treat to travel there. I love the entire design on your scrapbook page. It's just beautiful!

    Cathie ♥

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  3. What a beautiful way to portray your trip! Those papers look fabulous - more for my list!!

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  4. I love this gorgeous and beautifully coordinated layout-just superb!!

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  5. Forgot to say how much I have enjoyed creating along side you this past month and getting to know you better:)

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  6. Your LO is so beautiful! I love that background paper and the pretty die cuts you added. G45 always has the greatest collections.
    The photos are amazing. I never think of Africa being so green and lush.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. I never tire of seeing what you are creating! :)

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  7. Cute patchwork! Love the stitches all around. This Nature Sketchbook is my absolutely favorite collection of Graphic 45. Love your layout. Hugs, Marzena

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  8. What stunning scenes and you picked the perfect paper to compliment!! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  9. Every project you do is just beautiful.

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  10. Stunning page, Anna-Karin! Gorgeous photos of your hike - looks like a beautiful area! Loving all the green and texture and bits of botany and butterflies you've used! Awesome!! hugs, Maura

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  11. As always, I love all of the wonderful little details you've included in this piece. It reminded me of the beautiful fields that I grew up with and how my brother and I would go exploring all the time. You've perfectly captured the loveliness of the outdoors here!

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  12. I adore this gorgeous layout, Anna-Karin and love how you've combined the papers and the photographs to create such a wonderful project! :)

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  13. amazing as always Anna-Karin...the papers are perfectly co-ordinated with your photos and the addition of so many beautiful details blows me away...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  14. Your layout is so beautiful, Anna-Karin. I love this color scheme and the butterflies are gorgeous! :)

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  15. Layout and pictures are both fantastic! Patterned papers you used are absolutely perfect and I love the images under the photos! BArbara

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  16. I'm from Sunny South Africa and I love these pictures from the Drakensberg. And YES ................... South Africa is a country of contrasts, we have VERY green, VERY dry and all inbetween, Thanks for showcasing my country!! I love your layout.

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