This is the layout I created for this week's running theme, "Wings". I chose to work with bright colors, flower patterns and butterflies because they remind me of Spring. Even though this layout is about my husband, I felt the bright color palette was optimal. I love my husband very much and the colors reflect that, as do the radiating butterflies. Personally, I'm all about using bright colors, flower patterns and butterflies to convey love, no matter the recipient. I hope you've someone close to try this on - it's Spring, so why not enjoy those you adore most however you wish?
I adore the new Crate Paper collections! I used the Maggie Holmes, DIY Shop and Party Day collections to embellish these sweet little gift bags. I used mainly scraps as embellishments: I punched out the butterflies and attached them sporadically to both bags. I also enjoy taking advantage of negative space left behind from a punched shape. I used one as a frame for the yellow butterfly on the first bag. Last, but not least, a few spritz of mist was applied to create increased contrast and depth.
Butterflies are a favorite embellishments of mine. I have no trouble finding a place for them on just about any page, but this time, they were especially perfect for my layout because I decided to document a special day when we were able to witness a monarch butterfly emerge from it's chrysalis. I started with the DIY Shop "Crafty" paper as the background. I then used a combination of Maggie Holmes and DIY Shop papers and embellishments. The colors from these two collections work nicely together. My favorite embellishments on this page are the little butterflies punched from patterned paper and the mini chipboard banner strung with twine.
I really like the look of clean and simple layouts with soft muted colors. When thinking about this month's Creative Weekly theme, I decided to follow through with the clean and simple style. The layout is about butterflies and the first touch of Spring! I used a photo capturing my favorite flowers, muscari, and a butterfly from the Maggie Holmes collection. The two have a soft and gentle appearance. I titled the layout, Fly Away on Wings of Spring.