It is still Tuesday so I am still going to share a cuppa with you as I show you my layout I have created. It would have been up last Tuesday but we were having issues with Internet in these parts all last week hence my lack of layout and visiting.
Anyhoo, onto this week. The layout I am sharing with you and my friends over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard's Tea on Tuesday is quite unique for me in that it shows a layout of something I have made. Let me show you what I mean...
So here I am on a layout which features my dress which I made earlier this year and wore to the Summer Lunch at the end of June. Isn't that background paper by MME just wonderful! It was too nice to cover or cut so I used it as it was and just added things to it, like the banners on the top right, two of them are made using the Snippets of fabric left over from my dress. I also used some of the pearlised turquoise card which I only have snippets left. I don't know what I will do when it is all gone. The title is cut from a TH die, the stitching drawn on and stamped using my new Paperartsy stamp set which I bought recently using a voucher I received for my Birthday from a VIP. It was THIS set I bought and I love it! It was a difficult choice to make and I am sure I will go back for more similar themed stamps later.
The cup this morning is one of my chicken cups filled with Glengettie which I am sure I have shared with you before. I nearly bought another one the other day, but it was the smaller sized version, no point really. If you are going to have a cup of tea make it a large one!
The little bobbin card was made using a stamp bought, along with the scissor one, in a gorgeous shop called Makery in Bath. The button was one of the stamps in the set.
You can see I was having fun with my sewing machine and some varigated thread around the edge of the layout, which I had distressed using a TH distressing tool.
These little cards were made using the stamps from the set, stamped with Memento and then inked with Pumice Stone. A little embroidery thread and some pins.
Aren't these hooks just gorgeous? I can see a lot of use of this stamp set, hence my choosing it.
I was asked recently about journalling and how I include it on layouts. This is a prime example of how I can rabbit on without it taking up the whole of the page. This card is tucked behind the photo on the left hand side. It doesn't need to be on show on the front of the page but I wanted to include it as it reminds me what make the pattern was and the fabric.
Right, I am now finally off to join Elizabeth and Bleubeard with Tea on Tuesday...it is still Tuesday...Just. I spoke too soon about the internet. This post has taken two restarts on the internet hub and about two hours to load up!!! I am also taking this down to the Snippets Playground to show my Buddies.