Friday, October 8, 2010

My anchor.

It may seem like an odd title but this little boy really is just like my anchor. He keeps me grounded when life gets crazy and I loose my perspective.
He reminds me that its the little things that are the most important, like finding time to listen to his stories , play puzzles read him books or just enjoy the funny, adorableness that is Tyson.
I was lucky enough to be asked to be Guest Design Team member for Hand made by Suzanne this month and Suzanne sent me the SUPER YUMMY Seaside range by October Afternoon.
You may or may not know that I am OAs biggest fan. They are my absolute fav so I couldn't wait to get my hands on this range and so far Im not disappointed.
This is just my first play so there will be more to come soon.
OK on to the close ups. Lots of close ups.

Mmmmmm Ranger Glossy accents used to make bubble or water droplets and my new Martha Stewart Deep edger punch, my newest and most favourite scrapbook tool. LOVE IT!
Both the glossy accents and punch are also available at Hand made by Suzanne.
That Maya Road envelope was so devine I really wanted to make it a feature so I have used it to mount my photo.
I know I just recently scrapped this photo but its a fav and this is the colour version.
The Thickers were from my own stash and Ive just sanded the edges to give them a rustic, sea side look.
Ive also used more Glossy accents on the Anchor sticker to make it more of a feature and added some shading with a grey marker so it enhances the 3D effect.
I used to do LOTS of mosaics before the boys came along and all those chipped tiles, glass and messy grout just become to hard to use with a baby and toddler under foot so, I have a bazillion of these glass stones in my craft stash. I knew they'd come in handy again one day.
The anchor again and some of my home made glimmer mist.
And lastly more close ups of the Glossy Accents.
Ive also created a sketch for a challenge at Hand Made by Suzanne Ill be back with that soon.
Sorry if I bored you with the close up but Im having a bit of fun with this new post editor.


Loly said...

Hai, how are you? i like to read your blog post


Jasmine S said...

WOW. This is gorgeous. I love the Ranger Glossy accents, I just might have to look into that. The photo looks great on that envelope too, I can see what you mean by wanting to highlight it. I agree too, I think the kidlets do anchor you when life seems to be crazy, you just need to stop and look at them and realise that life is pretty simple really...

Stacey Young said...

This is gorgeous once again Shell:) I can't wait to get this range!! How do you get your image so big?? I am hopeless and can't work it out.

Leanne J said...

wow.. and wowzers and is this the one you were talking to me about.. its fantastic.. i love it.. those water drops.. and the anchor..and omg those glass beads..wowzers..
totally awesome and i LOVE your glimmer.. woot woot... and awesome..

ps my clear cuts arrived today... yippeee....

Leanne J said...

oh.. forgot.. love that punch.

Chantelle said...

Wow, another fabulous LO Shell - your work is just stunning - love how you've put the photo on the envelope -such a great idea and that punch is super - love it all really.

Kim said...

SIGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats all I can say SIGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marelize said...

I love your layout Shell! The glossy accents look amazing and that MS punch is gorgeous. Can't wait to see your take on the sketch. :)

Cathy said...

WOW this is so gorgeous. Loving the glossy accents and all the little details!!!

Sar said...

LOTS of gorgeous work here, love what you've done with the Seaside range. xoxo