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America The Beautiful

Our first challenge for July was to use a patriotic song as the inspiration for a page. I started thinking about the pictures I might use and knew pretty quickly that I wanted to use America The Beautiful. We have taken some wonderful pictures on our trips down South.

For the large background pictures, I used a photo of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. The three smaller pictures are of a waterfall in Georgia on the Turnpike, a picture of Shore Drive in Virginia Beach, Virginia from the beach behind our favorite restaurant, Duck Inn, and a picture of one of the trees in my neighborhood after a snowfall.

For embellishments I decided to adapt a folded star pattern to paper. For the banner below the title, I used 1" squares and folded in two edges. For the actual star embellishments on each side of the title, I used 1" by 1/2" pieces and folded in two edges (by cutting off the other half, it cut some of the bulk).  I then cut the gold circles using Spellbinders dies on my Cuttlebug. 

To see instructions for making the star embellishments, see my blog here:

 http://nancyscreativespace.blogspot.com/2012/07/america-beautiful.html

Shared by Nancy Sanders on July 8, 2012 | Memory Date: July 8, 2012
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Love all about the page from the beautiful pictures to the tea bag folding and sheet music. Great job!
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  August 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm   
Love the pennant across the top and the sheet music on the bottom! Very creative!!
Posted By: Beth Glass  |  July 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm   
The paper folding is awesome and I really like those little star pennant pieces.
Posted By: Deborah White  |  July 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm   
Your whole page has such a lovely, warm, Americana feel to it. I love your folded stars and the banner. The music score is a great touch to finish off the page. Lovely!
Posted By: Sarah Lewis  |  July 10, 2012 at 1:37 am   
Nancy, I love the folded stars, lots of work! That was one of my earliest quilt projects...love how they look here in paper. The banner is also a perfect touch for building out the title. Using a little bit of bling in the red adds to the festive feel. And finally, your photos are wonderful, your staggered placement across the mountain backdrop is great...doesn't take away from the Smoky Mt photo at all.
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  July 10, 2012 at 12:40 am   
I am enjoying all of the Lovely Details Nancy - And I love the addition of the music score.
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  July 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm   
     

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