16 - The time for flowers is here

Another beautiful case file! The pink looks so great together with the two greys.
From the evidence items I used: sequins, something sparkly, musical notes (stamp) and something sweet (strawberries). Testimony: I used a song as my title and also journaled from the angle of the song. It is a Swedish summer song that is sung at the last day of school before summer (when the photo I used was taken). I journaled about my memories about the song and about the last day of school before the summer holiday and about the clothing me and my sister is wearing on the photo. Strawberries, sunny weather, the freedom of summer holidays, the nights being light etc. I also wrote about the porcelain doll which is in the parcel I am holding. I won it in a lottery in the class, it was first prize and I had it on a shelf above my desk for many many years.

I found a ledger patterned paper in my stash with a velvet swirl at the one side, and it fit well for the case file, so did the flower paper with the grey paper at the back, from which I cut two circles. I stamped flowers in two shades of pink, musical notes in grey and a summery silhouette stamp in grey on the background patterned paper. The strawberries and clef were stamped with Vermillion Archival Ink.

This page needed some flowers, so I cut a bunch of flowers from natural canvas using the Tattered Florals die. They were coloured with Distress Stains, smeared on my craft sheet. I misted the flower before dragging it through the ink and lifted some of the colour off with a paper towel from the flowers that were too dark. For the light pink flowers I used Spun Sugar, for the darker ones Victorian Velvet and for the grey ones Black Soot. I liked the grey that I got from the black Distress Stain – I misted them again after dragging through the ink and then dabbed off ink with a paper towel to get the right shade of grey.

The journaling is typed on two tags tucked behind the photo. After cutting the tags out, I inked them lightly with Distress Stain Spun Sugar, dried with a heat gun and then stamped the music note stamp on them using the same ink. On the first tag, I printed the song and on the second one my journaling. TFL!!

Close-ups on my blog: http://layersofink.blogspot.com/2012/04/time-of-flowers-is-here-csi-16.html

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Comment by Jenn Kennedy on May 21, 2012 at 1:08pm
This is so pretty. Love the flowers that you made!
Comment by Debbi Tehrani - DT on April 30, 2012 at 5:16pm

This is so beautiful, Anna-Karin, with the velvet print and that ring with the strawberries and flowers. That music staff stamp is gorgeous. What a sweet photo , and I loved hearing all the memories it evoked!

Comment by Jenny Evans on April 30, 2012 at 12:00am

This is so soft and gorgeous!! Beautiful job!

Comment by Sandi Taloumis on April 28, 2012 at 8:19am

This is just precious! Love it!

Comment by Sylvia Mellander Ekman - DT on April 26, 2012 at 7:44am

Oh A-K! You are the absolute stamping Godess! Love the effects on the background, all so "lagom" to make the photo the star of the show. Amazing job!

Comment by Anita Stokes on April 23, 2012 at 8:51am

this is just gorgeous! i love all the little elements and the touch of bling!! that photo is just precious too!

Comment by Patrice on April 22, 2012 at 11:43am

Love the layered flowers!

Comment by Michele Singh on April 22, 2012 at 9:17am

Anna-Karin, your such an artist, truly! I love this page, and all of the details you've put into it. That photo is great as well.

Comment by Jacynthe Loubier on April 22, 2012 at 9:11am

What a sweet page, Anna-Karin! You are right; the pinks and greys go so well together and it really shows in the flowers you created...just beautiful. So is your amazing stamping. It's hard to believe that you basically start off with a simple piece of ledger paper and end up with the stunning background we see here. 

I loved reading about the Swedish song, and about the little doll you won.  The dresses were obviously special as well. So nice that you have a photo of your and your sister wearing them.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us:)

Comment by Anna-Karin - DT on April 22, 2012 at 2:09am

Thanks everyone! My grandmother bought those dresses to us on one of her very rare trips abroad, for two or three years we wore them at almost every major occasion during summer time. I wish I knew where the dresses are now, I would have liked to have seen them again.

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