February 15, 2013

Let Me Count the Ways


To paraphrase Browning : Woodgrain - How I Love Thee.

Since last January this pattern has been showing up regularly on my projects. It's behind the title on this page, hugging the bottom on this one, even appearing in a vibrant red version here and in the guise of a pair of stags on an album cover.


In honour of Valentine's Day I place this herringbone arrangement from Amy Tangerine front and center on a layout about my cousin and his fiancee. The title, in chic Zarif font, is cut out from the woodgrain and given a prominence by layering gold dot vellum and sparkly sequins over a blue floral. It's paired with a paint-peeling pattern and the two natural textures harmonise nicely on the page.
 

On the bottom half I embellish with a ruffle flower encircled within a scalloped circle. As a repetition of the circular design in the title, it draws the eye down to the photo which is unexpectedly cropped into a semi-circle and placed right at the end of the page.


The more I look at it, the more I love this relatively simple layout. Everything is from the February Citrus Twist kits even that wonderfully apt journaling typed onto stitched vellum.



Linking up to these parties.


Citrus Twist February Kits : American Crafts (Ready Set Go Coffee Break, 5th & Frolic Treasured Terrace), Pebbles Walnut Grove Eliza Jane, Studio Calico (Wood Veneer Scalloped Circles, Darling Dear Crawford), Crate Paper Fourteen Accent Stickers, Fancy Pants The Good Life Sweet, Citrus Twist Exclusive (vellum journalling label, vintage flower embellishment), yellow sequins

9 comments:

chillin with Quillin said...

very nice !!!!
Paula

Silje said...

Ah, beautiful layout! Love the colors and the wood. Happy Valentines!

Annette said...

wow always a treat..your amazing..

Charlene said...

Sandy, O.K. this is seriously adorable!!!!!!! I LOVE it and when I get home its getting pinned lol!! HappyValentines day!

Grethe said...

Beautiful layout. Especially love the journaling!

Heather McMahon said...

Wow! I love this! That title and the design are dynamite!

Christie Bryant said...

Love the photo! Love the Page! Love everything about it!

Sherry C said...

Gorgeous!

evelynpy said...

this layout is inspiring me so much sandy!