Tuesday, September 7, 2010

~ You Captured My Heart The Moment We Met~

This is my youngest DS Matthew when he was only a couple of weeks old. I just love the way newborns hold their little fists sooo tightly when you bath them. I just adore the look on his face in this pic. It reminds me how completely trusting babies are.

I recently started purchasing Dusty Attic pieces from my dear friend Mandy's (Craftysprinkles) etsy shop . These pieces are simply stunning and worth every penny!!! After receiving them I decided to go and check out the Dusty Attic Website to get some inspiration for my newly purchased treasures. WOW, was I completely blown away by the gallery on this site..........these are some crazy talented ladies!!!!!!
While there I saw that they're running a monthly sketch challenge with a really awesome prize up for grabs so I decided to give it a bash. So this is my take on their sketch.

The first DA piece I used was this gorgeous little bird cage (DA0085). The title of the LO is "You captured my heart the moment we met" so I used a stencil and made a heart which I added wings to and placed behind the bird cage. I first inked the cage with some walnut stain distress ink then painted over some pieces with Gold Glimmer Shimmerz paint. I then wound some tiny rose buds which I found at a local craft store around the cage and added the wire ribbon and some liquid pearl drops.

This stunning rose vine came from my very dear friend  Katies Etsy shop. It's been in my stash for quite a while now but I'm glad I held onto it because it was the PERFECT piece for this LO. I added some DA twigs (DA0129) between the branches of the vine so they would look like one. I'm very happy with the result. I also inked and painted these twigs. 
I also scattered a few of the minture butterflies (DA0364) around on the right side of the LO. These are absolutely adorable IRL. I used Robin's water distressing technique, which I was very nervous to try in the beginning but now I just LOVE it. In the tutorial Robin puts her pp directly under running water but I chose to wet my paper using a thick paint brush instead. It's the perfect finish for any distressed LO.


  1. Wendy this is breathtaking!!! You rocked that challenge!!! Beautiful in so many ways.

  2. Like the ribbon border on the circle.