Midsummer is celebrated in a traditional way in Sweden in June, and includes dancing around a maypole and eating traditional food, and always strawberries. A lot of people wear flower wreaths/crowns on their heads. There is also a myth that if young people pick 7 different kinds of wildflowers, jump over 7 fences, and place the flowers under their pillow on this night, they will dream of the man/woman they will marry. This year Midsummer’s Eve falls on Friday 24 June.
My challenge is to do a layout:
- Using mainly light colours, and it must include at least a bit of yellow (for the summer solstice)
- 1 circle (for the sun)
- 7 different types of flowers (if you want to, try making one or more handmade flowers)
- 7 rub-ons or stamped images
- 24 other items
Anna-Karin: I made a difficult challenge for myself! I wanted to include a bit too many things on this layout: an enlarged photo, a woven piece of fabric depicting a Midsummer celebration, a rather big stamp and then of course the flowers. I struggled a bit to pull it all together. The seven flowers are all different: cut from paper, die cut daisy, layers of watercoloured canvas, die cut from patterned papers, made of twisted and inked sticky-backed canvas, stamped, embossed and coloured vellum, die cut and embossed Core’dinations cardstock. The stamps are: music, script, strawberry, silhouette children, date, month, and a flower stamp. The photo is from a midsummer celebration when we were children. Journaling is behind the layout.
Debbi T: This was the perfect challenge to get me to scrap this Easter photo of my nephews that I've had sitting on my desk forever. I was happy for the rub-on part of the challenge because I always forget to use them. It was tricky getting 7 on my page, but I snuck them in here and there. Thanks for the fun challenge, Anna-Karin!
Elizabeth: Fun challenge this week. I used a bunch of different flowers, in the patterned paper, lace cardstock, Prima flowers and some sticker flowers. I used lots of little butterfly rubons and plenty of sparkle. The pictures scanned a little yellowish, but i guess that matches part of the challenge too :P
Fi - Loved the Challenge this week, its great how these challenges push you that little further, either by using products you haven't used or to reach in and use that stash that has just been sitting there. If you would like to read more about my page I would love you to pop on over to my blog. Can't wait to see what everyone does.
To play, and have a shot at being chosen for our How Awesome Is Too Awesome Hall of Fame and creating as a HMITM Guest Designer, just share your layout through Mr. Linky below! Have fun! We can't wait to see what you create!