Our theme at Country View Crafts this month is Layers and I have created loads of layers on this scrapbook layout.
All the layered papers you can see behind the photograph have had labels or flowers punched out of them, but by strategically placing them on top of each other, they provide a great layered background for the photograph (and I feel better about using up some of my scraps!).
The background paper was beautifully printed and edged and not one I wanted to cut into. But it did make for a quick layout!
My flower was made from two Tattered Floral die cuts inked very lightly with Vintage Photo DI and shaped using a bone folder along each leaf. The rolled rose in the centre was made with a punched circle and then cut into a spiral (there are loads of tutorials on the internet for this kind of flower). I like to distress the edges before rolling it up to give it a bit of definition. The little spray from a stamen punch also gives the overall flower a bit of depth.
It find these three pieces together make a nice largish flower for occasions when you don't want too much floral on the page. On this flower I've used a ball tool to make depresssions in the petals.
As today is the first of the month all the Design Team makes are showcased on the blog HERE and there are some wonderful pieces from the rest of the team. But do keep visiting as individual pieces are featured right through the month providing inspiration should you need it for your challenge piece.
Thanks for visiting and I look forward to seeing your wonderful layered entries.