Hello my friends and happy Valentine's Day! Here is another love themed layout about my peonies, a flower I adore! I thought it would be appropriate to share this on Valentines's Day.
This page was made for CSI #57 and also for ouas February challenge.
For my evidence: flowers, birds, vines, solid background, 10 layers
For my testimony I chose to document a love story:
"I fell in love with peonies, those overblown, luscious "roses of Spring," when I was a little girl. I must admit my love affair had as much to do with the fascination of watching the ants that crawled all over them, as it did with the huge deliciously colored strawberry ice cream blooms!
When I grew up and finally had a garden of my own, the longed for peonies were brought to me by my Mother. Together, we planted a border, digging deeply and enriching the earth, setting the "eyes" exactly one inch below soil level. Planted properly, peonies are said to be immortal.
Thirty years have passed. Every June I fall in love again with these forever faithful friends! I cut armloads of flowers for the house, but now I shake off those pesky ants! And then I arrange them into many vases to grace various tables. I continue to delight in peonies luscious layers, so like ladies petticoats! I reflect on their raspberry cream deliciousness until the morning I wake up to discover they have cast their petals all of a fell swoop onto the polished tabletops! And then I cut more........
Mom is gone now, but her gift of peonies to satisfy my heart's desire, remains a lasting legacy. Peonies are immortal!!"
Lots of fussy cutting, paper tearing and layering, molding pastes, and distressing went into this page.
Thank you for looking, and I hope you enjoyed this Valentine to you!