Nature boy...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


My little man is such an outdoor boy that he usually only comes inside when it's time to eat! I'm not complaining because he has a wonderful time and the farm is a never ending source of adventure. I played around a little with the colour on this photo to blend in with the natural tonings of the layout. Especially as it was my sample project for the new Imaginisce monthly challenge which hosts a monochromatic theme.


Yes, it's that time again (I know I say that every month) when Imaginisce post their new monthly challenge and this month design team member Aphra has created a wonderful sketch to be used in conjunction with the theme.







I used a combination of brown tonings from the Happy Harvest, Happy Camper and Berrylicious collections and added Kraft as a backing and also for my embellishments. I cut the leaves using the 'Straight From The Nest' Cricut Cartridge and finally played around with some quilling which I haven't done it what seems like the longest time. I also covered the brads in hessian using the i-top.

Pop over to the Imaginisce blog for inspiration on how with the design team challenge samples and to find out all the details on entering the monthly sketch. Don't forget you have until July 25 to have your project uploaded. The prize is fabulous as they are giving away a $75 i-top package or current collections to the same value!
From farm to you...

21 comments:

  1. Melinda....I love this!!!! I love all the browns!!! Gorgeous page!

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  2. Fantastic page :) Very beautiful

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  3. I am now humming that old tune 'Nature Boy' in my mind, & that goes so well with this beautiful LO. Love the mono LO & your magical leaves. Always special.xx

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  4. Just gorgeous Melinda..Love the colours you have chosen and that photo is priceless xxxxx

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  5. Very special!
    Truly gourgeous!

    XOXO

    Aline Fonseca

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  6. LOVE THE MONOCHROME of earthy tones ... and the flowers behind the journalling very effective
    PS There you go again showing up your talent for quiling LOL

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  7. Lovely quilling accents! And the embellishments look so well, the colors also feel very nice - I don't know why but they remind me of coffee&chocolate more, so sweet and yummy =)
    Good job! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Just gorgeous! I'm so glad you shared the close-ups because the details are just fabulous!

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  9. Your LO is so lovely! Your design showcases the photo so well. Another awesome LO as always and a great way to use this Imaginisce line!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  10. very unusual colours for you but they work so beautifully Melinda!

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  11. What a beautiful layout, Melinda! :)

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  12. This is so pretty - love the colours, stunning!!!

    Chrissy. xxx

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  13. I love the kraft paper used throughout. So simple and perfect!

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  14. So exciting to be featured at Moxie fab!!! Way to go girl!!

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  15. Beautiful page. I like your use of the single color scheme - except for "boy". Boy it's nice that you showed closeups on the various elements. Great job!

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  16. This is so gorgeous!!! He is adorable!

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  17. A beautiful layout for your little man! Visiting from Moxie Fab World. :D

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  18. This is a great mono layout. I just adore the photo.

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