Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Gardens of Versailles

Good morning!  I have been so caught up in a headlong dash to Christmas that I have forgotten my motto to live One Day At A, no Christmas layout today.  We all know it's coming anyway, right?

Today The 51 Mom has provided an amazing layout for us to see.  It's called The Gardens of Versailles, and it uses Silvia's Les Couleurs de la Saison:

Oh my goodness I love this layout!  First off, Judith has allowed us to take a walk through the history of the French monarchy that we might not get otherwise, at least not in this form.  The palace itself is so beautiful, and the flowers!  Look at those flowers in her photo!  And look how perfectly they blend with the flowers in Silvia's kit - these flowers are definitely a favorite of mine!  Judith's wonderful blending of the second photo with her background paper lends a touch of elegance to her layout. I love how she has layered the background papers, with the red one peeking out and bringing a real zest to this page.  And look how she's picked up the blue in the sky by combining the blue flower and bow in her cluster!  And then there's that precious butterfly - I can just imagine it flitting among the flowers as we stroll among the gardens, can't you?

You can get Les Couleurs de la Saison here:
Gotta Pixel
A Cherry On Top

See you tomorrow!

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