When you close your eyes and think of summer, what do you see? Does the season evoke sweet memories of lazy days, the air rich and fragrant from flowers in bloom? Do you recall a past love, a summer romance, perhaps even a first kiss? Are you transported through time to an exotic place you once visited? What would summer look like if you tried to capture those memories and feelings on paper?
This collage captures many of the feelings and memories that summer evokes for me, as well as the theme of these challenges:
Summer Memories is special for another reason as well. Today, Rachel Withhaus launches Haus Designs, a site offering a unique line of elegant embellishments for paper crafters. When Rachel offered me the opportunity to create a launch project for Haus Designs featuring one of her beautiful handcrafted pins, Summer Memories was born!
I created the floral piece by layering several flowers together, inserting the Haus Designs pin between the layers for safety, and topping the flower with a half-pearl to capture the elegance of the pretty pin Rachel sent me. You can use these flowers in many types of projects – I’m thinking of using my next one for a pretty altered box!
Have a wonderful day! May the month of July hold many sweet summer memories for you!
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Gorgeous Scrapbook page, love it. Annette x
What a beautiful project! I love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
Your artwork is gorgeous and it certainly does eveoke memories of Summer and as our theme says lazy hazy days.
Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.
Gorgeous project, love the colour combo and floral embellie. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
Very romantic and summery. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Gorgeous creation, your flower arrangement is great. Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments.
Hugs Ali x
Love your room, that HUGE tabletop is awesome. But I ESPECIALLY love-love-love your kitty cats. I have 3 Maine Coons and they are just the most precious kitties in the whole world. Aren't their personalities just too sweet, besides being gorgeous? You can see mine at http://www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com. Thanks for the peek into your creative space! Marcy
This is so beautiful! Since I am in bed most of this summer I am thinking of earlier summers and maybe my first summer I fell in love. lol
Very pretty! 🙂
This is a beautiful and romantic project. Thank you for entering it into the Sir Stampalot challenge this month.
Hi Paper Princess, your creations are lovely…so full of life. Charming.
Thanks for your kind comments at Bella Vista. I am joining you also. Please come back soon.
Love the vintage feel to this project. Thanks so much for taking part in the Scrap the Art challenge.
You Summer Memories Collage is Fabulous!
My George is part Maine Coon, I blogged him today before finding your sweet babies…but I have read every post with your babies in it!
what adorable creatures have you. 🙂
OH honey this is Amazing! With a capital A! Beautiful.
Gorgeous layout. Love all the lace and bits and bobs, especially the flower. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
This is gorgeous. I love all the detail you have added to this piece and appreciate the close-up photo, too.
What a lovely collage. When I think of summer it reminds me of my childhood and the great times spent with my family at the beach. I hope you have a memorable summer.
Gorgeous creation have you made!
Such a wonderful creation, Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.
Lovely lace and flower arrangement!!! Beautiful LO 🙂
Thanks for coming to visit me and entering my blog candy… Have a wonderful week!
Love and hugs ~
Your art is a mixed media dream! I love connecting with other artists and being inspired. I'm glad the blog hop brought you back for new ideas. I have certainly gotten many from you (hugs)
Gorgeous project, love that flower! And love the pics of your scraproom in the last post. That desk of yours is so nice and big!
Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, Gorgeous, good luck.
Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!
Beautiful! The layers, colors, and textures all work together.
Thanks so much Carol!