Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Summer a season of blooms

I love the summertime, as it is the time of year when all of my flowers, trees and bushes in my yard bloom.  I spend a lot of time outside tending to my yard and love to sit out on my front porch and enjoy the view.  Back in the Spring I had cut back a lot of branches on my Crepe Myrtle and worried after I had finished that I might have cut too much.  Crepe Myrtles are late bloomers (end of July) and I was amazed at how beautiful it is this summer.  I've never seen so many blooms on it before.  The August sketch challenge at Once Upon A Sketch is up and the theme for August is "Season" and I chose to scrap about my beautiful Crepe Myrtle, in all it's glory this summer.
As always there is a gorgeous sketch to work with designed by Nadia:

Lots of layering
and tucked beneath the doily is my journaling:


I broke out of my comfort zone and did a little embossing on my layout using the Stamper Anonymous Floral Tattoo stamp set designed by Tim Holtz .

I used some more of Webster's Pages Everyday Poetry along with some bits and pieces of other collections, Ladies & Gents, Western Romance and Life's Portrait.  I had recently purchased some K & Company and Recollections die cuts that I found at Michaels in the clearance section that I added for a little pop of color.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

28 comments:

Debbie said...

Hi Debbie
What a stunning page just gorgeous.
I love the splash of pink and the frames round the photo are really nice.
That really is a nice sketch (did not get chance to enter it yet!) and your take on it is stunning. Debbiex

Kay said...

What a lovely page! And the Crepe Myrtle really does look gorgeous! I love how the embellies on your page match the flowers in your photo just right. Nice job with the stamping and layering. Great take on the challenge & sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

Lynne said...

Debbie, this layout is just stunning!! I love the color combo...it's bold, but not in-your-face! Your layering work is perfect, and the addition of the stamping/embossing, brings everything together!

Kim said...

Oh Debbie, this is such a beautiful page! I Love crepe mrytle trees too! The pretty paper and all you layering and pretty embellies just make a lovely page!
~Kim

Cindy Gay said...

Very pretty Debbie. My parents have a couple very tall crepe myrtles. They live in Maryland near Cumberland. My sister gave them the trees from North Carolina! Have a good evening!

Sandi Cl~ said...

What a pretty page, Debbie! The papers are perfect for your photo. Our crepe myrtles are not doing much this year because it is so hot and dry. So I will drop by often and take a look at yours .. hehee!

Pat said...

Beautiful! Love the layering.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! This is sooooooooooo gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the colors, the butterflies and love love love love that house!!!!!

Ashley Horton said...

Your page is beautiful, Debbie!! Love the colors you used to match the pretty blooms on the Crepe Myrtle!! We trimmed ours down earlier this Spring and now they are taller than our house!! :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the rich colours used. Fantastic!!!

Ali said...

Beautiful!! Just love the pops of colours and your layering is fantastic :0)I bet your garden is stunning, I would love to come and sit with you on your porch and enjoy the view :0)

yyam said...

Oh wow! Just gorgeous! I love the photo and how wonderfully you've showcased it....love your choice of papers and the entire composition. Nicely done Debbie!

Eila Sandberg said...

Oh my what a fantastic photo! have never seen that plant/tree before and am totally gobsmacked at its beauty! gorgeous fussy cutting and layering too, love the subtle stamping too. Would love to know where you journalling is, silly me cannot find it. Thanks ever so much for sharing your gorgeous page with us at OUAS!

Debbi Tehrani said...

What a beautiful photo and page. Those papers are just perfect for your picture. Gorgeous layers and details!

Audrey Frelx said...

Debbie, such a beautiful page!!!

angel said...

Piękne LO!:)

Solange Marques said...

Amazing page!
Thanks for joing us at OUAS!

Julie said...

Lovely layout colours are great

Helena said...

Lovely take on the challenge. Love the photo and the colours. Thanks for playing with us at OUAS.

Hilde/Scoobie said...

Love the story behind the photo. And what a pretty page. All the details and pink accents makes this page really pop!
Thank you for playing with us at OUAS this month!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous page!!!!!!! beautiful colors....

EFI said...

Hello Debbie! Your Crepe Myrtle is gorgeous and your layout is absolutely amazing!!! Perfect color combi and layering!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

Elena Stefanidou said...

I love dramatic colors and simplicity at the same time.Thank you very much for playing with us at OUAS.

April said...

WOW Debbie this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Evgenia Petzer said...

WOW! LOVE This, great photo and everything matches so perfectly there! Thank you for playing with us at OUAS.

artfuldelight said...

Gorgeous page, Debbie!!!

Camilla Ekman said...

Beautiful colours and embellies.

Melenia said...

Wow, i just LOVE your colour combo!!!!!! A great interpretation of the sketch!!!! Thank you for joining us at OUAS!