Garden Scrapbook Layout Ideas



Garden Scrapbook Layout Ideas by Sandi Keene 

My husband, Joe, took me to Sugar Mill Gardens here in town to walk along the trails and photograph the flowers coming back into bloom and recovering from the winter frosts we have had.  I took it as a metaphor for my situation.

So, armed with a stack of photos of “perfectly beautiful” nature, I was ready to create.  Insert cheering!  I knew that I wanted to finish the concept that I started with my last beach 3-D mosaic that I never got to really complete because by then I was already sick.

I started with a traditional mosaic on white 8.5 x 11 grid paper turned horizontally.


The center “Garden Plaque” is created using My Mind’s Eye Bohemia patterned paper, inked chipboard letters from an old kit in my stash, Prima flowers, and a button from my stash.

I used Juicy Words TypeStack Clear Stamps for my “perfectly” and “beautiful” side strip stamped on the same Bohemia paper.

Typestack  Block

And you get this:



Creating this traditional mosaic ready for framing or your album:


For Mosaic #2, I removed all the brightly colored flower pictures and the center garden plaque and used dimensional adhesive to pop these layers up.


So now I have a 3-D mosaic.  I love this look.  The layers give it dimension and the flowers just literally pop off the page.


Photographing dimension it very difficult.  This gives you an idea of the dimension. I wish I could email you the real thing so you could see it.



Mosaic #3 is taking this dimensional piece and adding it to a 12 x12 layout.  Now you have this:


Can I say I LOVE this?!


I adhered the mosaic to a sheet of Basic Grey Boxer “Henley” paper.  Added a MME Bohemia acetate butterfly that I added bling to…


and a Making Memories Noteworthy journaling notebook sheet.



A Garden mosaic done three ways – each wonderful in their own way.  Which one is your favorite?

Sandi Keene