To illustrate the theme, I made a scrapbook layout including a garden setting, starting from a simple paper from a French collection of patterned papers that had only some dictionary text printed on it and from a lovely photo taken in the garden of my parents-in-law.
I built my scenery at the bottom of the page using a lot of stamps from various brands, and painted the whole setting when I was happy with it. I also introduced a selection of lovely flowers from the Flowers with stems grab bag. I gessoed them a bit and then applied my Distress pads inks, or my watercolour markers like for the pink and red colours at the top of two flowers. I love the result, it looks like my scenery is part of my initial patterned paper, isn't it ?... You can play yourself in this way, combining basic papers and stamped scenes over it in a way that all elements mix together beautifully. And in that case, Tando's mini chipboards are a great addition !!!
I also added two mini clouds to balance my page. Like my flowers they were slightly gessoed before being covered of blue ink of several shades, putting the darkest colour on the outer edges.They come from the grab bag of clouds.
Did you see the bird on the left side ? I'm mad about this bird !!!!! It comes from an Andy Skinner's acrylic plate of stamps (Simply Angelic) I really love.
Here are my Tando's supplies:
Enjoy this Friday, hope you will have a good creative week-end too ! Hugs !! Coco