Thursday, 8 December 2011

Creativity Heals LO of the week... " Buttons, flowers and tags"

Hello my dear blogger friends..

Its time for my weekly LO for the Creativity Heals site. This weeks DT challenge is called, " Buttons, Flowers and Tags"..
As usual I started by finding the picture I wanted to work with, and then I started the search for the right paper to match. I dont really know WHY I choose a picture of my boys, as with a challenge with flowers, it really lends itself to a girly LO. But a thought crossed my mind.. Why NOT use flowers for boys.. I have never done that before, so as I often use buttons, flowers and tags on my LO, the challenge took on a new twist for me when using flowers with a boy LO.

The chipboard letters are coloured with a brown inkpad, coated with glossy accent and sprinkled with micro beads, before left to dry.

The grass was on the back ground paper, so I just cut around it so I could slide the brown paper down below.

The flowers are made from punched cirkles that i ripped and twisted. Once dry, I inked the edges with the brown inkpad.. I can feel my first tutorial coming on!!!

Im affraid once again I cant help out with where  got anything, as in the past I never keept any packing from anything.
The story behind the picture:
This I can help with though lol. It was one of the few days over the summer of 2009 where the sun was shining. We decided to have a BBQ for the family and a sing-song. My brother-in-law, (on the right) was teaching hubby (on the left with our son Michael) how to play the guitar and Michael wanted a go as well. So AT ONCE I pulled out the camera and snapped away. Its not a great picture as brother-in-law is half hidden, but its one of those snaps that just says it all. They are the Gallagher boys and all 3 really ARE best friends.

Hope you all like what I've done with this challenge, and THANK YOU for any comments.

Hugs, Marleen xxx


  1. Love it, love it, love it!!! Wish I could do scrapbooking like that...gorgeous! xx

  2. Marleen this is stunning and the photograph works so well with the papers and flowers too! Stunning LO.

    Linda xxxx

  3. well done Marleen, it captures the moment well
    Lynnda x

  4. This is my first time in here and I just love your page!!!Great work!!I love the photos.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Big kisses and huges from Brazil

  5. Love it. What a lovely photo x x

  6. I love this page Marleen. The title is fab.

  7. Beautiful LO hun as always, great foto and love the little flowers xx

  8. This is fab Marleen, I love the papers you have used and the photos are brill.
    Becky x