Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sassafras, LYB and some sunshine

When I first asked by a customer to get this range from Sassafras in, I was hesitant, especially after seeing the photos supplied by the supplier (they looked more like digi) ... but now I have it in my hot little hands ink and paint stained hand I am really glad I have them , the patterns are so detailed and lifelike...

Introducing a few of the Mix and Mend collection with my upclose photos

and upclose (IRL not so blue, weather wasn't the best when taking the photos)

Free Composition

On the Sassafras Blog, Michelle Clement, who designed this range explained how she did it - interesting read click here for her story (which explains why they are so lifelike!)

Also we received their Count Me In Range

I did finish a layout using the Mix and Mend Range but when I was taking the photos of it, DD asked me if it was one of my early layouts!!!

Gotta love the honesty - so with that in mind it is now in my scrap pile to have a rethink - I have to admit she was right it wasn't one of my best but I did love this piece I did with our crystal brads, lace and our horse charm. Will recycle this idea for another layout (a better one LOL)

anda small selection from the Little Yellow Bicycle Clothesline Range also arrived - can't believe the perfect match our gardenias are with this cornflour paper (gardenia from our purple pack)

And what is on my scrap table to tackle today
Perfect photo and flowers to go with the LYB Clothesline

Here is one that didn't make the scrap pile ...

It's from Wendy ...

The intense blue of the sky on these photos are what gave me the idea for the title for this LO. Anyone who follows this blog will know how much I love clouds and another chance to use them on my LO was not going to go to waste.

I ordered this October Afternoon Seaside Seashells paper for the gorgeous banners, but when I received my order I fell in love with the reverse of the paper ... a red woodgrain effect which matched my DS’s rashie and the red of the rocks behind him perfectly!

And being a plank effect it still has the desired beachy feel.

After picking out my photos and sanding all their edges, I put a strip of the my2angels Black Stars Felt Ribbon across the page and then positioned my photos above the felt.

The large photo and the middle one of the 3 were stuck on with 3D tape for dimension. The cloud is of course from Scrapware which I inked with some VersaMagic Jumbo Java Brown ink.

Loving the new Thickers Tracy got in a little while ago, Emerald in flocked Hay and flocked Seafoam so used them for my ‘Clouds’ and ‘Sunshine’ and finished the title with some of my favourite Jenni Bowlin Tiny Circle Aphas in both Reverse Black and Vintage Brown.

Whilst we were away there were frangipani trees everywhere so what better way to finish off and give it a bit of a tropical look, than by adding some my2angels Yellow and White Frangipanis.

Finally I have stapled on some pieces of gutter mesh.

That's all for today

Hope you have a great week


aussiescrapper said...

Have put these in the basket I love these gorgeous papers and Wendy, I love your divine layout. Melxx

amanda73 said...

omg wow, love the new ranges..esp the mix and mend, just stunning

love the layout wendy, just awesome

Wendy said...

oh that sass looks soooooo fabulous!!! and it does look digi!!!
Mel & Amanda .. thank you xx

Kim said...

lovin that curved title, and that Sass paper looks divine