you must allow
yourself to grow
in all the places
you never would"
Ever since I was little, I've loved stories. Whether they be on the page, screen or those in my imagination, I think that might be one of the main reasons I'm so drawn to scrapping.
One of my favourites growing up was The Secret Garden. Whenever we went on family walks I always imagined I would stumble upon an old, rusty key which would unlock a hidden door to a piece of the forest which no one else had ever stumbled upon.
|Cool outfit, Elsie...|
An idea to stitch some dandelions was really nagging on my mind, and refused to be quieted until I put needle and thread to paper.
Trying to draw a design that was not too detailed or cartoonish was the biggest challenge in this layout. I had keep to reminding myself that I wasn't stitching on fabric so I wouldn't be able to stitch in a lot of detail like I really wanted to.
I think the dandelions turned out okay... I'm not entirely convinced by it. But I'm pleased I tried and got something on the paper, I think that's the most important thing. I can always scraplift this at some point again and try things a little differently.
Thank you Heidi Swapp for this 'Market Bouquet' paper from the Wanderlust collection... I'm so in very in love!
Also, can we all just take a moment to celebrate the fact that there is purple in this paper? This might be a more controversial point of mine... But I need more purple in scrapbook collections, please! Help a girl out here...!
The door I cut apart from the WRMK Love Notes 12x12 paper pad, and the butterflies are fussy-cut from the 'Butterfly Garden' paper from the WRMK Wildflower collection.