Bloom! | Jodie King

Hi guys!  In Australia right now we’re celebrating the cooling days of Autumn (Fall) while our friends in the northern hemisphere are celebrating the warming days of Spring.  I don’t know about you, but I love these in-between seasons the most.

 

I’m sharing a Traveler’s Notebook spread today documenting a fun weekend road trip we took a couple of years back to a city that’s famous for its Spring garden festival.  The colours of the blooms and trees were just incredible!

 

 

I’m using the gorgeous March 2019 Pocket Life kit, Paper kit, Embellishment kit, Cardstock kit and the February 2019 Colour kit in this spread.    I’ve also added in some lace and a paperclip  from my stash.

 

My photo has an amazing Crepe Myrtle tree in full deep pink bloom, with some yellow and green accents in the background, and I pulled bits and pieces from the kits that matched this colour palette.

 

 

The left page started with a background of pink polka dot paper layered with a coordinating paper from the Sunny Days collection by Maggie Holmes.  I stitched the edge with a little zig zag stitch on my sewing machine for some texture and definition.

 

Then I layered some ephemera pieces and a fussy cut card from the Pocket Life kit, and that gorgeous hummingbird (or is it a honeyeater?) from the exclusive puffy sticker sheet.

 

 

These Heidi Swapp alphas from the Embellishment kit are so colourful and perfect for a Spring layout!  I chose a simple title and added some of the super cute watercolour flower puffy stickers  from the Pocket Life kit straight over the top of a couple of the alphas.

 

 

I love to have a contrast between the two sides in my TN, so on this spread where my left side is layered and full of colour, my right side is more clean and simple.

 

I used the pink and turquoise Opal Magic acrylic paints by Prima from the February Colour kit to splatter around the centre of my right page, which is a base of white cardstock.  I also mixed and splattered a couple of extra colours from my watercolour set to work with the colours on my layout.

 

 

I added my journalling to one of the Heidi Swapp cards from the Pocket Life kit and cut a strip of paper to tie as a bow on my paperclip.

 

With that I called this one done! Do you make layouts about the seasons at all?  I’d love to hear what your favourite season is and how you document it.

 

Thanks for stopping by today xo

 

 

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