Have you seen the new Pion Design Linneaeus-Botanical Journal Jcollection of papers, gorgeous of course and you can get them from your vintage store Live and Love Crafts and would be perfect for this month's challenge at Live and Love Crafts of "In the Garden". Oh I love the smell of the new papers when they arrive and as you will see I didn't waste any time....
Pion Design invites you on a flourishing journey in the footsteps of Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist famous for collecting and identifying plants and flowers particulary in the north of Sweden. The paper collection Linnaeus Botanical Journal is inspired by notes and drawings made by Linnaeus in the early 1700’s and has captured a sense of wonder at the world of all living things.
Traditional flowers such as Buttercups and Daisies accompanied by vintage maps and delicate butterflies are certain to unfold the calmness of nature and offer you endless of crafting inspiration. So welcome to make the botanical theme one of the necessities for this season’s crafting occasions!
For the shape I used the Dutch Doobadoo Bulge Stencil. The papers I chose to work with were:-
Linnaeus Botanical Journal: Images PD6211
Linnaeus Botanical Journal: Aquilogia Vulgarius PD6205
Linnaeus Botanical Journal: Writings PD6208
Pion Design Palette: Pion purple PD6113
I cut the text from and added a little prima bloom spray in Irish and a little stamp to the corner.
The butterfly border was cut using the Linneaeus Botanical Journal Writings, I love the text for diecuts.
I used the Oval frame die to draw around the image and cut out to fit the frame.
I have also used the Pion Design Palette for the matching die cuts and base, I do love everything to match and PionDesign certainly make it easy for you.
Here's a close up of the beautiful image and perfect for the theme of "In the Garden".
Of course I have used the Pion Design butterflies from the border sheet, they are always a Must!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)