Friday, July 16, 2010

~ Grans Darling ~

Ok, if you read my earlier post you may have noticed the pictured changed. I managed to take a quick pic of the LO with the new photo of my mom and the kids. I've left my close-up pics as is because there wasn't enough time to re-do them. I'm giving it to my mom this evening in the shadow box frame I also made myself for the LO. Pics posted at bottom of post.

My mom's colour scheme in her lounge is black and pale pink, hence my colour choice. My mom also LOVES owls so when I saw this pp from My Minds Eye, I knew I had to use it.

I made this pink, grey and black bloom myself with some satin fabric. I just cut the fabric into various size rose petal shapes and then lightly burnt the edges so they would curl in and then just layered them largest to smallest.

I made these using the Distressed Camelot flower tutorial I'm featuring in both my DIY challenge at as well as my DIY group over at pages in time. I used pages from an old novel I was about to throw out. So I'll also be entering this in Lisa Valentine's Go Green challenge over at PIT

This adorable vine is from my very good friend Katies lovely etsy shop. She really does have a knack for making just the most perfect embellishments and this one worked perfectly for my LO.
I used Robins wet distressing technique around the border of the pp and the half circle pp. I just LOVE the effect of this technique. I also wanted to show off the owl in the pp as best as possible so created a moon shape around the owl.
And finally here's the shadow box frame I also made from scratch. I bought some wood cut to size fom the hardware and spray painted it black and viola, you have a shadow box frame at a fraction of the cost of store bought frames. I would've like to do more to the frame but my mom insisted I only alter it in a subtle way so therefore I only added a few little flowers and made the flourishes with liquid pearls.


  1. The frame is perfect with this beautiful layout. Great distressing too.

  2. Everything about these pages are gorgeous!!! Awesome job Wendy!!!

  3. this is so gorgeous--how great you can make your own frame!

  4. What did she say when she got it? I bet it took her breath away!!! It's a gorgeous work of art.

  5. Your gift for your Mom is gorgeous. I'm sure she must have loved it. I love all the distressing and the great flowers you made.
    I also wanted to thank you for getting the information to me about the wet distressing. I really appreciate it and hope to try the technique soon.

  6. Wendy your lay outs are just BEAUTIFUL..................and of course you know I LOVE the flower details! :)