For my next spread I started with a delightful illustration from a Nordstrom ad. Her pretty blue dress (and cute blue poodle) called out for a Parisian scene. I had to create her hat - since her head was cut off in the magazine - my gold mesh paper from Anthropologie was just the ticket, with a silk blue ribbon. Buckets and buckets of flowers, cut from various magazines create the "marche".
Remember those flower photographs i picked up at an estate sale i wrote about here? I purchased a whole bag of precut flowers and used all the red ones back in September's calendar. The yellow ones create a whimsical spread with these two little girls from a Children's Place ad. I flip-flopped the yellow hot air ballon - it was originally behind the girls on the right side. But the seam barely shows. The giant blooms are attached with thick glue dots.For some variety in flower selection i went with a unique cactus spread from a magazine - splicing them together. The lady in white was cut from another ad in a magazine. To add interest - i create a blouse out of the cactus flower remnants to coordinate with the background. She is urging us to C'mon get happy!
Let's do just that!