I've chosen to some of the colours from the image, mainly soft browns, pinks and mauves.
The photograph is of the old schoolhouse in Richmond, Tasmania. This was built in 1835. It is a lovely old building, surrounded by trees and gardens with annuals and perennials. At the time of our visit, there were only a few plants flowering. It would be lovely to revisit the garden when flowers were in bloom as I suspect that there was a wisteria in there which would have made a beautiful show in spring.
The background cardstock is from Coredinations Whitewash Collection. This was lightly sanded then smooshed with Distress Inks (Antique Linen and Weathered Wood). Stamping of agapanthus flowers (I always think of them as being a feature in cottage gardens) was done in archival. Because of the corrugated texture of the background card stock, these didn't print as cleanly, but I really liked the shadowy effect. Tattered Florals die was used for the flowers. The brown-toned large flower was made from squishing flowers and leaves, sandwiched between watercolour paper, through the cuttlebug and leaving to dry. This technique gives a beautiful paper that can be used for backgrounds as well as for die cuts. The remainder of the flowers were cut from a fairly fussy floral paper, that I've had for some time and hadn't found a use for (until now).
At a play day at my good friend Julie's: http://timetocreate-handmadetreasure.blogspot.com.au/ where we were shown how to use a melt pot and then had a fabulous time using it with different techniqes, we were introduced to the delights of free form melting. I absolutely fell in love with this. I loved the randomness and the extra 'unexpecteds' when you dropped in additional colours of embossing powders and stamped into the hot piece. One of my free form pieces looked like a trellis scattered with flowers... just perfect for this layout.
I had fun doing this and hope to join in this challenge again.
Thank you for dropping by. Thank you once again for your lovely comments. Catch you again soon. Cheers, Di.