Welcome to the Gardeners' Digest, a monthly update from the Garden Girls, the design team at Two Peas in a Bucket. We'd love it if you'd "hop" by each of our blogs today to see what's in bloom in the Garden this month. If you've been following the hop so far, you were just visiting with Corrie Jones. If you'd like to go back to the beginning, it all starts on the Two Peas blog.
I'm a lover of all things bright and colorful year 'round, but there is just something about springtime scrapping that makes me indulge in color even more than usual. The proof is in the layout that I created for my latest Scrap Your Stash video:
I had a blast working with ribbon and patterned paper strips here. I especially loved working with the different ribbons from the new Allison Kreft collections here. The real stars of the layout, however, are my mom and my aunt. Everything about this page is just so them. In the video, I explain how I selected the page accents with them in mind.
The Two Peas gallery is always such a terrific source of inspiration. Among the layouts that I have bookmarked recently are those by peas who have been using mixed media techniques.
|"You Laugh So Much Together" (Nirupama01), "My Love" (Corej), "Today the Avenger" (Diana Waite), "@Cafe" (Jina-B)|
|Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Glitter Spray Painted Chipboard Thickers. Initially I just assumed that these were Thickers with glitter on them, but after seeing them up close, I realized why they have the word "Treasure" associated with them. My goodness, these are pretty.|
|Hero Arts Neon Dye Ink Pads. After letting go of it reluctantly in the 80s, I was a little slow to embrace neon when it re-emerged as a trend, but now, I am drawn to these colors for some reason.|
|Pink Paislee Hope Chest. The papers in this collection are, in a word, hoardworthy.|
|Gesso. This is such a versatile medium. I've used it for prepping a surface prior to painting, for creating texture with stencils and masks, for stamping, and more.|
|October Afternoon Label Stickers. These are my go-to label stickers. With their matte surfaces, they take equally well to handwritten or typed journaling. I go through these like water.|
To thank you for stopping by today, I'd love to offer you a chance to win a $10 Two Peas in a Bucket gift certificate. Just leave a comment on this post (including your Two Peas username) before 6:00 p.m. Hawaii time on Sunday, April 28, and I will select one lucky winner.
Your next stop on the hop is the blog of Garden Girl Lexi Bridges. Enjoy!