Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Scrapbook Tuesday - Anyone need a Hug?

Hello Friends

Brrr!  Mr Jack has sure been around this morning!  Wrap up warm is definitely the order of the day today!

Well, today is Tuesday so as is customary on my little blog I would like to share with you a layout which I have created recently (last night in fact!).

This is another photograph which has been hanging around on my computer desk waiting to be scrapbooked so here it is.....hope you like it.....

This is Hironomous.  A Blenheim Cavalier  King Charles Spaniel who was quite literally "dumped" on us.  We were asked to "foster" him for a short period and the owner never came back to collect him.  It is a very long and suspicious story which I won't bore you with here, only to tell you that he was one beautiful and loveable dog with a big heart, and was a wonderful addition to our family.  He was very cuddly too and here he is cuddling with a sweatshirt of mine.
I had been pondering how I was going to scrapbook this photo when in the middle of the night I thought to use the Boofle papers again and create a quilting theme using my Sizzix quilting die.  However, when I laid them out on the background, I needed something more than just a plain blue background.   
So I got my hexagon mask out, and sponged some white acrylic paint through the mask to create a quilted look. The photo has had a little white Sharpies added to the outer edge.  The stickers are from a pack of Boofle goodies which I was given for Christmas. The title was cut using my Cricut and some card which started life as invitations to a Hunt Club Dinner.  Well it was a shame to bin them as it is such nice card.
I faux stitched around the edges of all the hexagons and using my Boofle stamps I stamped a few without embossing them. All the wooden buttons were threaded with bakers twine from Papermania and I used some variegated thread to stitch around the outer edge of the layout.
A few hearts, again faux stitched and layered on to a rosette which was in the Snippets tin.  A little Snippet of Stampin Up ribbon which my lovely friend sent to me.  I shall be running over to the Playground with this as there are lots of Snippets used!  Is the brazier running yet?
And for those of you who wanted to see some shots of Amsterdam, here is one which I took from the boat when we went on the (expensive) canal trip!  Yes it was snowing but looked very pretty!

Have a great Tuesday.  



Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Loving the "on-trend" hexagons in your layout. Very nice! Cute looking little dog too . . . how could they give him up? At least he had a good home with you.

Ooh, Amsterdam in the snow! Very pretty. Cool photo in all senses of the word!

Sarn xxx

Di said...

Wow, a gorgeous layout Sam - love the hexagons too. And such pretty colours.

What a darling little dog - as Sarn says, he'll have had a good home with you.

And super piccie of Amsterdam too - more please :)

Hugs, Di xx

lisa said...

Funny, I was just thinking to myself, I wonder when Sam is away to Amsterdam and look you've been while my backs been turned.
It looks like it was a bit chilly but I hope you had a great time nontheless.
Love the scrapbook LO as always. Your patchwork is a great idea.
Have you had the beautiful sunshine today. Spring is here at last!!
hugs Lisax

butterfly said...

Love the hexagons quilted in paper and stencilled in the background, and all the faux stitching looks brilliant! Adorable spaniel pic!
Alison x

Mrs F said...

Great layout Sam, the hexagons are brilliant and the colours are perfectly matched to the photo. Which btw has the cutest dog in it 🐶.

Bet it was a little chilly on your boat trip but so romantic 💕

Enjoy your evening. In case you've forgot, it's 52 tomorrow 😉 xx

Bubbles said...

That doggy is too cute - and what an adorable name too! I love the layout - especially what you did with the background - it's beautiful.

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Alison Scott said...

Beautiful dog, fantastic scrapbook layout.
Amsterdam looks wonderful.

Terry said...

Such a sweet little puppy! Lovely layout and I love all the elements! Great picture of Amsterdam!

Annie said...

Hi Samantha...hope you enjoyed your Amsterdam trip...its quite an amazing place to visit............fun too !!

What a beautiful dog........who won a watch when he came to stay with you. He looks very happy and content. Lovely page you have created too.

Take care

Annie x

scrappymo! said...

Great layout and I love the hexagon/quilt look to it...but... the picture steals the show...and now I want more!

Victoria said...

A really lovely scrapbook page. I love the paper hexagons against the white paint ones. And what a lovely photo to have in your scrapbook!

Kate said...

So much texture and interest. Love the quilted look to the hexagons. The touches of white acrylic paint look fabulous against that background.