I have to apologise to my blog for neglecting it for the last few days. I have been a little under the weather with the lurgy after someone very kindly coughed and sneezed on me last week. I came home from my Quilting Group on Saturday feeling dreadful and got generally worse. I am not going into details ok, but I did not get out of bed much until today. Though I did have a shock when the person concerned phoned me yesterday to apologise!!!
Anyway, a few weeks ago I promised to share with you a little layout I had done so here it is...
This is most probably the last layout of my Wedding Album, but note I only said "probably"!! I have so many photos left still!
So where do I start? The background piece is a piece of black cardstock and I took some of my stencils, my old white ink pad and an inkie paddie thing (can't remember what you call them now...made by that Tim chappie!) and swooshed some ink through the stencils, one of which is a NBUS bought from US by Memory Box...the one with butterflies on.
The die cuts are a mixture of some that were kindly sent to me by my Buddy over the water and some from my Tin of Shame. The TH clock one was originally a wishy washy beige colour when I started. I smooshed some TH DIs Tea Dye, Gathered Twigs, Brushed Cord, and then rubbed some Treasured gold wax on top.
The PPs are bits left over from previous layouts so Snippets...yeay!! The corrugated card is from a package that had arrived a few days before (again inked with some DIs as above.
I put the little birdies on top as a nod to the pair of seagulls we kept seeing on Guernsey where we got engaged. Now THAT is another story and why there are two seagulls in our bathroom!!
Now the flowers. The one at the bottom of the clock and the others like it are NBUS and by Prima. I only used a few as they are soooo nice. Can you see the little seeds popping out from behind the flower towards my arm? There are a few of these dotted around and they came out of my Happy Post I received just before Christmas, along with the sparkly heart...Thanks again my Friend.
The other flowers were made up from flowers in my stash, brads in the middle, some of which are years old, sprayed with Glimmer Mists, Perfect Pearls, layered and scrunched up.
The MS Monarch butterflies came out of the Tin of Shame and there are others that I made using old books and my SU die.
I wanted a little bit of watch parts in there and I saw a key somewhere when I was gathering things up so thought I would throw that into the mix too along with a NBUS TH card. I tied the ribbon with a little bit of silver grey ribbon that was actually adorning a present my friend gave me at Christmas. Waste not and you will want not. Lace came from Funkie Junkie. Only a little piece as it is too nice to use all in one go!
The leaves you can see were punched out of Snippet using my MacGill punch and inked up with DIs.
Finally I used my Cricut to die cut the title which I cut twice to give it a bit of oomph! Then I smooshed some more wax around and spritzed a little perfect pearls on there.
Love the layers you can see in these last two photos.
Hurrah! You have made it through to the end. Well done you. Unless of course you skipped and just looked at the photos! I don't mind but please leave me a comment to let me know you have been.
I am taking this over to the Playground for a ride on the swings and then cosy in front of the fire. I am also entering this into Shopping our Stash as they are looking for old brads...mine certainly count as they are ancient! And I will flutter past the Butterfly Challenge as there are some hexagons on my layout. Not very often I get to link up with a few challenges!! Woo hoo!!
Thanks for being patient. See you all soon.