Monday, May 7, 2018

May Challenge YOUrself #53 - Sunflowers

It is time for Challenge #53 over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!  This month we are giving you a photo as inspiration - just be sure to include YOU in your layout!!!

The photo reminded me of the day my husband and I spent at a sunflower maze about an hour from our home. We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day, and had a great time in the fields of favorite flowers.

I was so happy to be able to use papers from the Graphic 45 French Country Collection.  I think they work perfectly with the sunflower theme!

I made the "enamel" dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops, and fussy cut all of the sunflowers out of one of the collection's papers.

I think the paper twine and wooden embellishments I added, go along with the natural theme of the layout.

The large sunflower was actually cut out from one of my photos, and I think the little Tim Holtz "Love" Ticket works perfectly.

I added some beads to some of the sunflower centers, for added texture.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope I've inspired you to play along with us this month at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Graphic 45 - French Country Collection
 - Promenade, Deja Vu, A la Carte, chipboard 2, and Stickers
BoBunny Double Dot - Buttercup Vintage
Cosmo Cricut - Tiny Type Stickers
Carta Bella - Yacht Club Enamel Dots
American Crafts - Shimelle Puffy Stickers
KaiserCraft - Wooden Flourishes
Jillibean Soup - Wood Veneers "Bowl of Dreams"
Crate paper - Oasis Stickers
ArtC - Orange Beads
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Copper Penny, English Mustard, Ebony Black, Navy Blue, Bottle Green, Ripened Pumpkin
Ranger Distress Stains - Wild Honey, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber, Black Soot
Paper Twine