This is my second layout in a series that I'm doing for my LSS over the 23rd Psalm - this one verse 2, "He makes me lie down in green pastures."
This little project actually fits about three challenges that I've been trying to get finished up this month.
#1. First is my April Round Robin. I was #4 in Group 2, so I got to lift a great project from Renaylucy titled Date Night, which you can see here: http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/629233/view/3605167/-1.html
#2. I sort of planned this layout around the Monochrome challenge Week 2 for April, thinking that the lime color scheme would work well with the black sheep in the green grass.
#3. And as it turns out that this layout will also qualify for my Week 4 of April's One Month At A Time Challenge. That one is really tough, because you have to use PHOTOGRAPHS from the designated month as well - doesn't have to be this YEAR, just the same MONTH. So, I had to rustle up photos from April - which was a whole project in itself! I used a green and brown color scheme, recycled those metal buttons, all the papers are from the scrap bin or are left over papers from other class projects at my LSS, and the flowers and their centers as well as my patterned paper all have round images. Those lambs have BIG round eyes as well!
The flowers are done with my two scallop punches from StampinUp, and I used my new Martha Steward Cherish punch around the page. The flower centers are vintage brass buttons, which I hammered flat on the top while I was pounding down the shanks in the back. It was kind of an accident, but it looks like a serendipitous one.