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.
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.