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Gorgeous Green

I probably overthought this challenge, but I am quite pleased with the outcome.  I chose green as my color and took all of my shots in our backyard.  My neighbor lady has a beautiful flower garden and a water garden, and my husband has planted many beautiful flowers this season.  So, I had many green "things" from which to choose.

  I toyed with the idea of using black or dark green for the background   grid but decided to use white, because it is really the absence of color and wouldn't outshine all the shades of green.  What a beautiful variety of greens has our God created for us to enjoy!   Springtime in Missouri is the perfect time to capture them "on film."

I chose the title Gorgeous Green simply because I couldn't think of a better one.  Using a yellow-green mat, I adhered glitter/rhinestone green letters (I cheated a little by modifying the grids).  Both pages are a slightly altered Mosaic Moments pattern #31.

Some of the pictures are duplicates which I turned to fit my purposes and make the pages look formally balanced.  Also, I didn't want to cut off some of the ends of the leaves, so I silhouetted them (see bottom of both pages).  The rose was included for contrast and to fit the journaling content that states that the flowers would never be quite so beautiful without the greenery to enhance them.

When I think about it, that idea probably parallels people.  Many times we are more beautiful because of the family and friends who allow and enable us to shine.  My husband is one of those people, because he has been helping me to succeed and shine for almost 50 years--what a great cheerleader he is!



Shared by Linda Holmes on May 15, 2012 | Memory Date: May 13, 2012
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The colors are so beautiful, and the contrasting white background as well as the yellow rose just makes it that much more beautiful! I love how you put it together...what more can I say? Beautiful!!
Posted By: Barbara London  |  September 14, 2012 at 3:32 am   
I am truely honored to know both you and that great husband of yours!
Posted By: Diane Williams  |  May 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm   
Linda - Green is my favorite color. This layout is awesome!
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  May 23, 2012 at 1:08 pm   
I am with Nancy on this one! I truly appreciate a beautiful garden especially since growing anything is a big challenge for me. The close up photos really show off great detail!!
Posted By: Beth Glass  |  May 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm   
Love it - green is my favorite color. I think the textures of greenery is just as beautiful as the flowers....and who doesn't love a yellow rose??
Posted By: Rose Van Cleave  |  May 18, 2012 at 6:17 am   
Linda, You always come up with the most wonderful ideas for your mosaics. I love this one. The leaves that you cut out look great.
Posted By: Georgia Bizal  |  May 17, 2012 at 2:02 am   
The green colors are so sharp and vivid. Yes, you do have a great husband. Aren't we lucky! Keep up the wonderful work.
Posted By: Judy Payne  |  May 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm   
Really beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Posted By: Amy Jo Maruschak  |  May 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm   
Linda, all your lush greens bring a vibrancy to the layout! The fussy cut on some of your leaves is a technique you used with an airplane propellor in another layout which worked so nice. This repeat makes them jump off of the page! I love the idea behind it parallelling people. Foliage is often overlooked, yet the flowers wouldn't apprear as beautiful without the backdrop of green that was designed to show them off!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  May 15, 2012 at 11:15 pm   
Beautiful! I appreciate gardens but (and maybe because) I can't grow a thing! I love how you captured the beauty of your garden and your comments.
Posted By: Nancy Sanders  |  May 15, 2012 at 10:40 pm   

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