I have spent all afternoon doing what I love....playing with paper and embellishments for no good reason at all. I just had this photo developed, and I couldn't wait to sit down and scrap it.
I wanted a really rugged layout where I could still have a few delicate touches that would sync with the hummingbird. I used a lot of paper from my stash that is discontinued (Claire and Scholastic) along with Ruby and Saddle cardstocks. Sanding is really the biggest technique on this page, and I liked the effect that gave the whole layout. The photo mats, arrows, and "discover" were cut with the Artbooking cartridge. Those photo mats are actually mini album pages, but they worked out perfectly for this. I added Antiqued Gold buttons and brads, Burlap Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Mocha Gems, and Wooden Mini Trinkets for embellishment. There's a lot to the page, but I am glad that the photo remains the key focal point of the layout. I am an avid bird watcher, and the furthest I have to go to watch them is on my deck. We are blessed to have many birds in our yard and several that are willing to pose for me!
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that you are looking forward to a great weekend!