Growing Flowers Layout by Heidi Lewis

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Hi friends, it's Heidi Lewis back on the blog today sharing another layout! When Paige gave us the assignment to make something with flowers I took the idea quite literally and made a schematic of the process of growing a flower from a little seed. Splendid was the perfect collection to illustrate my schematic.
To start, I used a ruler to lightly draw a grid on a sheet of plain 12x12 paper. Each section measures 4x6 inches. Here is how I decorated each rectangle: I used Washi Tape to mark of the top left rectangle and ink blended the entire rectangle in yellow. I achieved a wet, splattered look by spraying the ink with water and pulling up some of the wet ink with a paper towel. I embellished the square with a Chipboard wreath and Epoxy Sticker title.
For the top middle square, I added a 4x6 photo embellished with a custom frame made from a border punch and Paper 10. A Chipboard flower was layered over the negative space in my photo.
In the top right rectangle, I added torn brown cardstock embellished with sequins for a more dirt-like texture. I used a raindrop punch to make the seed and two Floral Die Cut leaves to create a budding plant. An Epoxy "SMILE" banner sticker brings some color into the corner.
The bottom left rectangle features another Floral Die Cut growing out of the dirt. An arrow shows the plant is growing and a stamp illustrates that you need rain to grow.
Yes! The plant is continuing to make some progress demonstrated with an even bigger leaf from the Floral Die Cuts. Another ink blended background helps the middle section stand out from the sections on either side of it.
At last, the flower blossoms in the form of the April Flower Sweet Pea cut file, which I colored with alcohol markers.
This little schematic perfectly illustrates the saying, "April showers bring May flowers." P.S. How perfect is it that the photo shows my husband planting seeds for pea plants and I used a Sweet Pea cut file, lol?!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers: SPLENDID; Cut file: Sweet Pea by Paige Evans

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