Saturday, September 03, 2011

HBS September sketch and DT layout

It was lovely Spring weather here in Perth on the first day of September but since yesterday its been a bit chilly and drizzling on and off.  I managed to get pics of my layouts when the sun was out a bit earlier though. :) 
Handmade by Suzanne has a new sketch up for September, designed by our own very talented Shell and it's a beauty!
Here is my take on it.  I've used some older Fancy Pants papers that I had in my stash for quite a while now. It always feels good to use up older products.  :)  The two little guys in the photos are my friend's little boys and they are just the cutest.
Love these bottle caps from HBS and the Green Tara paper string must be one of my faves for boy layouts.
So why don't you give the sketch a go this month?  The winner gets determined by random draw and you could win yourself a $30 voucher from the store.  With all the new products that's arriving almost daily now and with HBS' low prices, you'd be able to buy yourself a whole load of new goodies!  You can see all the details here.
I've also done my first DT layout for the month using my fabulous kit from Handmade by Suzanne. If you haven't seen the new MME 'Lost & Found Two' ranges yet, you are missing a lot.  They are SO amazing and even much better IRL.  I've use a small photo of my mom when she was in her mid 20's. I love how elegant she looked.  She's turning 80 this year and is still such a perfect lady. Love her to bits.
And now for all the close ups. :)  Here is my little cluster in the top corner.  I have tea-stained all the doilies and the calico flowers were stained using Glimmer Mist 'Black Cherry'.  The Green Tara mini roses were perfect for this.
Some Green Tara rosebuds tied together with a piece of tea stained muslin.  Can you see the pink muslin peeping out from under the frame? That was stained using Glimmer Mist too. :)
The wooden frame is from Kaisercraft and was just the perfect size for my photo.
And a Kaisercraft wooden butterfly decorated with a row of Kaisercraft pearls.
It was the first time I tea stained anything and i love the look it gave the doilies.  Will be doing this more often.
That's all for today.  I hope you are all enjoying some warmer weather wherever you are.  Happy Spring!
Thanks for popping by!
Until next time.
M xox

20 comments:

Chantelle said...

Hi Marelize - has been cold and chilly down this way too!! Love both your LO's - the one of your mum is very special - gorgeous papers and doilies - the clusters look great.
That's a great sketch - I had fun with that one too!!

Judith said...

Great layouts Marelize. Was just looking at that FP pp in my stash last week and nearly used it.

Chloe :-) said...

Just gorgeous!! The tea staining looks lovely - I've never tried it either!! LOL

Belinda said...

These are both so beautiful Marelize but oh WOW!!!!! That second one is my fave of yours. LOVE it!! :-)

Jules said...

woohoo! i LOVE that you LOVE staining muslin!! Looks fantastic marelize... beautiful fist HBS layout too! :)) x

Angela said...

I have that FP paper too Marelize... I hope I can use it as well as you have :-)

The page of your Mum is SO beautiful, love everything you've done on it!!

Jennifer said...

Two beautiful creations! Those little boys are just too sweet. Love the look of the bottle caps too. Good for you for using up some older items in the stash. The old becomes new!! The LO of your mom is just stunning!! A wonderful photograph too. The crocheted touches and wood is the perfect contrast. Yay to tea staining. I have done it to fabric back in my country craft days. I almost resorted to it again recently when I spilled some tea on a cream coloured furniture doily. If I couldn't get the stain out I was just going to stain the whole thing!

Nerrida said...

Well you did a great job of the tea staining - well done. U love this layout from you - its something a bit different from your usual style - very pretty and a little bit shabby chic.

Jasmine S said...

I love your Brotherly Love page. Fab banner and it does feel good to use your older papers. I used to save them for something special so now I am a bit sick of looking at them.
However, I just purchased the L&F range and cannot wait to get stuck into them. I try and use my new stuff asap now.
I just love what you did with the pinks. it is so feminine and elegant. Lovely.

Helen Tilbury said...

Oh wow such awesome work here this week Marelize - jeepers your second layout is 100% up my street - absolutely fabulous!! Have a great Sunday in sunny Perth :)

Paula said...

Fantastic layouts! Love your take on that sketch & absolutely adore your 'lost & found' layout, those papers are gorgeous! Love all your chipboard too...simply beautiful!

Liz Weber said...

Hi Marelize, I love that Brotherly Love layout, the banner the colours the title, all so fantastic and your take on that fab sketch is perfect. Your perfect lady layout is DEVINE, so elegant, classy, chic and stylish. Love that frame, butterfly and doilies. Hope you had a wonderful weekend Marelize!

Kim said...

Oh these are just sooo fab...boyish and girly so different so fab!

Lynette said...

Gorgeous layout...I love the olde world feel that the doily gives the second layout. I have my eye on the MME papers and on Pink Paislee Nantucket...beautiful.

Spring has sprung here in South Africa too...but we are still experiencing cold and miserable weather.

Melinda said...

oooh just beautiful work Marelize!! Love the staining...must give this a try some time! :))xx

Moonie said...

Oh Marelize... these layouts are stunning... your work is so neat and clean.. just like I like.. :-) sorry I have not been blogging much lately but was nice to see your work again.. simply stunning xxx

Leonie said...

Two great pages Marelize, fab take on the sketch and the second layout is just so pretty, the tea staining looks fab.!

Tracey said...

Great layouts........The one with your Mum is just beautiful,love all your gorgeous details!

Janet Perafan-Babar said...

LOVE your mother's layout, it's just DIVINE!!! Love the soft colors and doilies AND the wooden pieces too!

Rachael Funnell said...

I throught I've commented on these 2 Awesome Layouts??? Dont know what happened???
ANYWAYS!!
Just Love both layouts Marelize....
Your First Layout with the Fancy Pants & using the Sketch is Awesome....
OH! MY! your Second Layout is OH! SO! Gorgeous......
Yeah! Me had to get a little bit of the Lost & Found 2 range too.....
hehehehehe xx