Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Sealed with a Kiss....Layout

Hello there

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.



Jo said...

Wow, wow, wow.......such a gorgeous page & so full of lovely things......layers embellies, flowers, the lot! Every time I look I see something it Hettie, just beautiful!
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Jo said...

Oooops.......forgot to sorry you've been poorly, hope you feel better real soon!
hugs Jo x

Brenda said...

I'm sorry to hear that you have been sick Sam, that is never any fun. But then to have been infected because someone sneezed and coughed on you, well that makes it worse! I'm glad they apologized but not sure that helps any. lol Your layout is amazing! So much attention to detail, so many amazing layers, so much amazing items that were used and then there's that amazing picture! I love this font and don't use it much, need to start using it more. I think I could look at this layout all day and find new things. It is just beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

Belinda Basson said...

I do love all the textures and the flowers you have used here. I am not even going to begin an album for our wedding....that would be a lifetimes job as there are so many photos.

SARN said...

FANTASTIC layout and oh so pretty. xxx

Mrs A. said...

Sorry to hear you have been poorly. Beef broth is wot you need. I think there is a tin in the cupboard in the treehouse. Oops I got the tin opener though! Lovely layout . Must hsve taken ages and ages to gluei it all on. I love the hexi's on the background piece. Thankyou for fluttering by # 25. Hugs Mrs A.

Sue said...

Fabulous!!! really gorgeous Sam and sorry you haven't been well so many awful bugs going around..lots of huggles Sue xx

Jean said...

This is a beautiful page, so many lovely elements to look at and a lovely photo too.
Sorry you have been unwell and hope you soon fully recovered.
Jean x

lisa said...

Sorry to hear you've been under the weather, Sam, hope you are feeling better for the weekend.
Love your LO, that clock die is one of my favourites, so useful on LO's.
It's another beautiful photo too.
Take care
Lisa xx

Kathleen said...

I have no idea how I managed to miss this truly wonderful work of art.
So glad you are feeling better now and hope you are soon back in top form.

Kath x

Di said...

Oh Sam, this is absolutely beautiful! So much detail and what a lovely keepsake too.


Di xx

Sue - said...

Beautiful, beautiful layout!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well done on the beautiful layout, Sam, and on being able to link it up with so many challenges! Excellent use of NBUS and VOS and stunning texture and layering! I hope you are all better soon!! Hugs, Darnell

Donna said...

Lovely layout! Hope you are feeling better! Thanks for playing along with the Shopping Our Stash crew for our "Not So Heavy Metal" challenge this week!!

Leslie Hanna said...

What a pretty layout, with tons of attention to detail. I'm still chuckling about your Tin of Shame. :)

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Sam, at least the person concerned apologised that it is something... I guess, now you are over it :D
I love the background and sets off image on this layout, certainly lots of eye candy.

..and interested you used the Cricut for cutting double layer sentiment at end... have started to see these scan and cuts here in Oz but still out of ball park cost for me .. have enough stash :D

Oh and will send the Girls the peel when cut pineapple .. still not done it will do in next day or two.. :D Shaz.x
Ps thanks for popping over.

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butterfly said...

This is absolutely stunning, Sam - a truly glorious layout. The flowers are so lovely, as are those layered banners and great use of the Frameworks for added interest. Those little wooden lovebirds are adorable It's a great photo too... Even if you create some more pages, I definitely think this should be the grand finale in the album!
Alison xx

Greta said...

What an incredible layout! So many gorgeous details!