Blue China – Crate Paper

The moment I saw the pretty blue and white floral paper named Poetic in the Crate Paper Flourish collection I thought of my Aunt and her love of blue and white china.  I fussy cut every rose out of the Poetic paper, I knew I wanted them to be bountiful on the layout!  I also used a paper I had painted with Vicki Boutin’s Watercolors as inspiration and as a layer on the page.  I had to channel my inner Jill Sprott to include so many patterned papers and lengthy journaling!

At the last minute I added a small strip of paper with the row houses on it.  It tied in all the colors from the ephemera and went with the homey story!  I had started the layout with just blues and it all blended too much, the addition of a little bit of pink and yellow made it much more interesting!  It was so much fun to use so many papers.  I will definitely try it again!

I love how the roses play off of the watercolor behind them!  I kept my photos fairly simple since I knew I wanted a busy full background!

I cut so many tickets from the Always paper, Maggie Holmes usually includes lots of tickets and vintage feeling paper items in her collections.  They really fit well with the story on my page and tucked them in where all the papers overlapped.

Supplies: Flourish Poetic Paper (344366) Flourish Home Sweet Home Paper (344378) Flourish Nostalgic Paper (344370) Flourish Always Paper (344367) Flourish Emma Paper (344364) Flourish Provence Paper (344377) Flourish Ephemera (344387) Flourish Chipboard Stickers (344386)

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