Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Friday, April 27, 2012

Last weekend we went to the Tulip Festival in Mt. Vernon.  It was our first time there.  It was a sunny day, a rare treat, so wee took full advantage of it.  The flowers were exquisite.  I felt like Dorothy in her field of Poppys, only my field was Tulips.  I have to thank my friend Laurie.  She took time out of her Saturday to be our tour guide.

I created this LO using a sketch by Ashley H.  I submitted it for 3 different challenges over at Club CK.   ThanksLiving #4, April Sketch it Out, and Scrapbooking Simply.  

I turned Ashley's sketch into a 2 page spread.  I needed to do this for 2 reasons.  It worked for the photos, and the design element for ThanksLiving is symmetry.  The photos are so vivid and have so many colors, I needed to keep it simple. I wanted them to be the focus, not all the stuff surrounding them.  I stuck to white card stock and added some color around the edges by punching 5 more CS colors with the same punch, then stapling them to the page.  I added the same colors of twine and brads along the vertical edge, adding a subtly misted flower to the middle.  I misted white CS scraps with the same 5 colors and used them to anchor the title and journaling.  A variety of alpha letters and I was finished.  I know I could have added a bunch of stuff, but I am happy with the way it looks.


  1. This is awesome, Devra!! I love the pieced border and the way you used the twine, so neat!!

  2. Great colors and love the way you did the twine on the sides! So fun!!

  3. I love this LO! The way the twine is pulled back with the flower & I love the colors.