Monday, April 29, 2013

Something From Almost Nothing - Flowers

Prompt seven in Shimelle's Something From Almost Nothing class was all about using our stash of flowers. Honestly I wasn't inspired too much by the examples in the prompt seven handout, however there were a few ideas I wanted to try and I have plenty of flowers to use up! I decided that since I enjoyed it so much the first time, I would try Glitter Girl's Layouts Within Limitations Challenge again, with one exception - as I was putting each layout together with the limited supplies I chose, I could add in as many flowers as I wanted. This time I picked my papers and supplies before choosing my photos - here's a look at what I started with.

I then pulled my photos just as Glitter Girl suggested - three photos, two photos, and one photo. Starting with the three-photo layout, I lined up my photos across the page, added a border above and below, then put together some layered flowers as embellishments.

Next up is the two-photo layout. For this one, I used some of the punch out flowers on one of the embellishments sheets in my supplies. I went with Shimelle's idea of layer and repeat by using a flower, Candi dot and drama mask together for each embellishment.

And finally the one-photo layout and another one of Shimelle's ideas - use a row of flowers. (I even used up quite a few brads on this layout, adding to my total from prompt one!)

Once again I was surprised at how much fun it was to create these layouts with a limited amount of product!

11 comments:

alexa said...

These peachy oranges are so bright and pretty, and. Like your middle one especially. Though the lettering of the title in the third one with some of the letters sideways comes a very close second! Doing a lot with a little is something you do really well :).

Sian said...

I can only endorse what Alexa has to say - you can do a lot with a little! I love the lively softness the flowers give to the statues on your first layout especially

Cheri said...

You may not have felt inspired, but some kind of muse was working magic here Melissa! And I'm finding that less is often more in a lot of my layouts!

Alison said...

Lovely layouts Melissa....love all your flower embellies!
Alison xx

Jo.C said...

Good to see a certain flower embellishment being used :0) It looks good on the cut out you have put it on. Some more lovely pages x

S said...

Well, what great lessons you've showed us here - love these pages. And I'm making a mental note to dig into my flowers very soon.

Barbara Eads said...

I loved the happy colors you picked. And, I liked your creative use of the "m's" in Remodel!

Tammy said...

I love all of your layouts! I love the row of flowers along the photo. Great way to do some stash busting. :)

Karen said...

These prompts are certainly inspirational! The bright colors are wonderful,

Elizabeth said...

I can't pick a favorite because I like them all. You sure did use up a lot of flowers and they look glorious!

Missus Wookie said...

Really like the bright colours here and am I'm off to learn about that statue too :)

Isn't it fun to decide to use a specific set of stuff and see where the muse takes you? I really like using a row of embellishments, going to have to dig out some more bits and pieces and play :)