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.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.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.