Tuesday, 21 July 2009

More Rain!

I'm sat here typing this listening to the rain again. It's not stopped here all day. Typical, when it's the first day of the Summer holidays!

I'm up to my eyeballs in cakes at the moment so no craft happening again!!! But I thought I'd show you a scrapbook layout I did awhile ago to celebrate rainbows, there has to be one good thing about the rain doesn't there?

I scraplifted the idea of creating a rainbow of flowers from a layout I saw in a scrapbook magazine a long time ago so I can't claim any credit for it but I love the effect it creates. I went further with the rainbow idea by hand drawing my title in rainbow colours and using waterbased pens round the edges and brushing out the colour with a waterpen to blend it all together in one continuous rainbow.

Freya reads the Flower Fairy books and one of them said that there are really fairy wings at the end of a rainbow and if someone tells you there is only a pot of gold, then they are too old!!!! (You have been warned) so this is what I put in my journaling.

Thank you as always for visiting. I love getting your wonderful comments.


Sally H said...

Stunning! What a gorgeous layout and photo! The colours of your flowers echo the rainbow perfectly x

Enfys said...

It's been raining all day here too, and to compound my misery I have had a flood in my craft cupboard. Your layout made me smile and brightened my day.
En - show us those cakes.....

memory-scrap said...

What a positive thinker! Amazing how you can get inspired and create such a beautiful LO from our dreary, wet weather. The flowers' colours fade into each other beautifully just like a real rainbow, really effective. Good photos too...AGAIN. I'm with enfys, you can't tell us you're up to your eyeballs in cakes and not show us!! We all love a bit of cake! Love Jane xx

Michelle said...

Hi Lisa
What a great page, and a lovely idea. Those flowers make a stunning embellishment for your photo, and love your blended background. We are at Janets (Clarky J) craft club tomorrow at 7.15 making a great mirror frame if you fancy joining us. Be lovely to meet you.
x Michelle

Jill said...

What an absolutely beautiful LO, its stunning! I might scraplift that idea as I have photos of rainbows!!

Lynne K said...

Wow! What an absolutely gorgeous LO! Such wonderful colours, and so pretty. x

Littlebear said...

This is beautiful Lisa. I love the effect and the rainbow watercolour around the edges really sets it off.
Happy cake making!
Clare x

Sarah xx said...

Oh Lisa this is beautiful! Really really stunning. I love those flowers and the watercolours are really well done. Lovely! xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so beautiful Lisa!
Such gorgeous colour and wonderful design!
Love your rainbow!
kim x

Anne said...

Oh, wow, this is just brilliant, love, love, love the flower rainbow. Lisa I'm not a scrapbooker but I'd love to try to CASE this on a card sometime :)

Dragon said...

What a lovely layout, Lisa... the rainbow of flowers works very well doesn't it... thanks for your lovely comments on my bog, honey!! The rain is making a mess of the work in the garden, but it is nearly finished... woo!!!

Beth Jaffe thequeenofcups said...

So beautiful! You have brought back my youth now that I know this about fairy wings! I would much rather have these than a pot of gold anyway! Happy day!

Debbie Dolphin said...

Hi lisa.Love your scrapbook page it is stunning.
Also thankyou so much for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog.I cherish each and every one and am so grateful that people even bother to look.
Debbie xxx

Kate T said...

An absolutely stunning layout, wow !

SueH said...

Hi Lisa,

I was blog hopping after last weeks WOYWDW
(5th Jan 2011) and came across this LO.
Your LO is really beautiful and it gave me the idea of doing a LO of Rainbow Bridge for a friend who has recently had to have her dog put to sleep, so I’ve scrap lifted it, I hope you don’t mind. You can see my post about it on these weeks WOYWDW but you would like to comment, please can I ask you not to mention why I’m doing the project because it’s a surprise for her and she reads my blog, thanks.

As you can tell I went back a long way looking at your work and it’s really beautiful and I would love to see some of your cross stitch work…….I’m a stitcher too.