Sunday, August 26, 2012

Winter, spring, summer and . . . inspiration from everywhere!

{Do you want to read about a page inspired by a spring-themed challenge, created using a summer-themed kit and based on photos taken in winter? You do? Great! Then read on!}

Spring has been in the air over the last week or so . . . sometimes . . . although not so much today . . . but it's definitely just around the corner.  I love spring! It is my absolute favourite season!  There is something about spring that makes me want to get out into the garden and make things grow! (Or at least try to!)

This year, I will be working for the first three weeks of spring, so I have been madly getting out into the garden, weeding, preparing the soil, mulching and planting seeds.  The only gardening job I shoudld have to do during those three weeks will be watering (and hopefully watching seedlings emerge!)

With gardening very much on my mind, you might be able to guess what today's page is about . . . I started with this beautiful prompt from Scrapbook Boutique and the challenge to add a butterfly:

I also used this week's sketch from Let's Scrap:

I continued with my CK +CCC,  but I must give credit to this colour combo from ColourQ to help me put it together:

So I guess it's about time I showed you how I put it all together . . .

I also still had stitching on my mind, thanks to Clair's "stitching on paper" series on her blog, Obstinate Pursuit.

This page records the beginning of my garden in it's current configuration, inspired by a fabulous book called "The Permaculture Home Garden" by Linda Woodrow, hence the title, "a garden like Linda's.

Who else loves to get out in the garden in spring? And what are all you northern hemisphere folk looking forward to, with autumn just around the corner?

P.S. Counterfeit Kit girls, is it cheating to call this page "inspired by a summer garden"? As in northern hemisphere summer = my winter? Thanks for stopping by at any rate!


  1. Oh, that's lovely detailing. Thanks once again for sharing your layout with me - I'm so glad that you're making the most of the class x

  2. Awesome combination of the challenges! Those stitching details and added twine are perfect!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique!

  3. Oh yes, got to love stitched butterfly flight patterns :) Fab!

  4. Way to go you!!!! Great L O and the stitching is a great touch! Thanks for sharing with SBB

  5. Cool color scheme (I totally need that cosmetic bag!), and I like your little tags, reminds me of the ones you find on nursery plants.

  6. Great layout! Looooove the stitching with the butterflies!

  7. Well I wish I was a gardener but I'm hopeless:-) You on the other hand must love your gardening by the looks. I love the hand stitching and your choice of patterned papers on this Julie.

  8. Fabulous LO!! Love the stitching too such a cool effect!! Thanks for sharing with us at scrapbook boutique xx