September 27, 2009

Botanical Garden

Here's the mess I created today...LOL
I'm so upset at myself that I used such a gloomy gray for the background paper...grrrr!!
This was our visit to the Botanical Gardens while in Iowa.. It was such a lovely place.. lots of different types of flowers, birds and gardens..
Here is a photo of the title.. I used the Opposites Attract cartridge ..

Here is a close up of some of the flowers I used..
and the sign I used for the city and state we were visiting.. The text is sooo small that the "W" in Iowa kept breaking, so I finally decided to try to glue it all together...LOL
Side view of the flowers.. I pop dotted all of them..
and another side view..

Supplies Used:
  • Cricut Cartridge: Opposites Attract (title)
  • Cricut cartridge: Plantin Schoolbook (city and state on sign)
  • Cricut cartridge: Walk in My Garden (Daisy's, sign and small pink flowers)
  • Cricut cartridge: Home Accents (small yellow and orange flowers)
  • Cricut cartridge: Accent Essentials (purple flowers)
  • cricut cartridge: Indie Art (butterflies)
  • cricut cartridge: Storybook (leaves)
  • Papers: Paper Pizzaaz brick wall and crackle
  • cardstock: gray, white, purple, pink, orange, green,
  • pearlized cardstock: pink and light blue(butterflies and title)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink: walnut stain, black, worn lipstick and faded jeans
  • Stickles: lime green, Yellow, baby pink
  • red mini brads
  • pop dotts
  • brown and black marker for doodling
Thank you ladies so much for looking.. If you have any questions please feel free to ask, I am more than happy to answer..


  1. So beautiful Nanne...thanx for using the two dif colors of looks fab...I was thinking of doing it and you have shown me how lovely it looks...again those great minds of ours...LOL....and all the dif flowers are wonderful...the paper curling....just everything!

  2. love all the details.wonderfull job as usual

  3. Beautiful Nanne, love all the flowers and butterflies, so many different techniques, just fab!

    Kaye x

  4. Oh Nanne don't be soooo down on your self I don't care what color background paper you used the the pics and flowers just POP.....
    I love all the different
    Big Hugs Wanda

  5. I've already been here once but have to keep coming back to look at all the wonderful flower know I'm gonna use are such an inspiration to me and so many others...thanx for that!

  6. Nanne, what is not to love about this? It is just amazing with all that detail. I don't even see the grey because my eyes are busy moving across the page! I can't wait to try something like it!

  7. I think that's a wonderful layout. All those flowers just pop off the page and accent the title so well.

  8. I had to apologize like 100 times for not getting to you girls blogs and leaving some love..don't know why I have been so bad w/ that!
    I have seen some of your stuff and LOVE it, as usual!!! Hope you chicks are having fun w/ the new blog adventure!!! xoxox Leah

  9. Nanne,
    I love love love this page... I have been stumped on a page of my niece for 2 weeks now and this page has just given me inspiration to finally do it! With your approval I would like permission to scraplift the idea. thanks a million for all the great inspiration!