Thursday, 15 October 2015

First Peony: Layout for Scrap Africa DT

Hi there! Here in Finland, this is the time of the year when we are welcoming the crisp cold mornings, scent of apples and first falling leaves. At Scrap Africa, however, we have a mood board that still reminds of summer. A perfect time to scrap your favourite garden or nature photos from this season, or anything this mood board inspires you to make, of course!

I planted my first peonies in 2012 at our summer cottage, and they have bloomed very scantily so far. From what I've heard, peonies are not difficult to grow per se, but they do demand some patience from the gardener. They can take many years to grow large enough roots to be able to bloom fully. So I'm not worried yet, even though just three of my five plants have bloomed at all and only with one flower each!

This is what the mood board looks like:

I'm also joining the following challenges with my layout:

Memuaris: Sketch Challenge #21

Scrapki-Wycwaniowo: Autumn Love

Crafty Life Challenges: Anything Goes and

We Love 2 Create: Challenge #21, Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

In Finland, our school year starts early, mid-August or even a few days before. So now it's already time for a short autumn break, and we'll get to spend a long weekend at our cottage again. I love it in the fall season, too, and can't wait to see what it looks like!

Thank you for your visit and have a nice week!


  1. Beautiful LO, with nice textures and colors! I love those colors!
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Life Challenges!

  2. Such a pretty layout! Love the beautiful background and all the pretty green blossoms!

  3. so cute! Thank you for playing along with TM Memuaris.

  4. So beautiful colors! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Life Challenges!

  5. Beautiful page with lovely colours and technics!!!Love the photo!!Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Life!!!!

  6. Salla sweetie what a wonderful surprice to see you in our challenge in Crafty life challenge!!You certaintly caught my eyes..Great photo, fantastic elements and well balanced ...Love it good luck baby!!!

  7. I love peony! Beautiful photo, great work! Thank you for joining us at scrapki-wyzwaniowo :)

  8. Wow what a beautiful summery project, so many pretty details! Lovely artwork. Thanks so much for joining our 'Anything mixed media/Creative goes' challenge at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx

  9. Colorfull and fun! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo !

  10. Beautiful layout! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo !

  11. What a beautifull page!!! Love the colors and all those beautifull details on the background! Thank you so much for playing with us at Crafty Life Challenges!!!