Monday, 15 January 2018

Stuck?! Sketches! DT - 15 Jan 2018 - Stay a little bit wild.

Welcome to my blog where today I’m sharing a DT layout for 

I followed the sketch closely, just substituting flowers for the stars 
and omitting the small border.

This paper range by Cocoa Vanilla, Bohemian Dreams, 
seemed just right to enhance the sweet photos of my DGD.
The page came together quite quickly, apart from the hand stitching, but that’s easy enough to do in front of the TV.  I love the variegated thread from DMC.
Journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-
I crocheted the purple ombre vest for your Birthday and some weeks later arranged to visit your home to take some photos of you wearing it.
You were happy to oblige until a little incident after lunch, when you and your Daddy had a misunderstanding, resulting in you flouncing off to your room and slamming the door as you departed in high dudgeon.  Left to your own devices, you emerged some time later wearing your pyjamas;
 you'd donned your comfort clothes.
Uh oh! I thought that was the end of any photography for the day.  However, with a change of topic and a recalibrating of your mood, we were able to capture a few lovely shots.  I'm impressed by the way you quickly recover from a disagreement and I admire they way you are a natural in front of the camera.  You create a mood, assume a pose and allow me to click away for ten minutes or more.  
I'm so lucky to have you in my life.
4th November 2017, Love Granny.

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  1. oh I love the vest you made, what a lucky girl to get something so precious from her Grandma... and what great photos, I just love the first one, what great pose.. or poise? I think that is the word I am thinking of!!!! and yes the papers really make this a stand out layout...

  2. Such a sweet layout Helen! You're so creative and talented! That vest is beautiful and so is your granddaughter! Wonderful photos and such pretty papers!

  3. This is so gorgeous Helen!! Your grandie is such a lovely girl and that vest you made is beautiful!! She modeled it perfectly too .. a model, or ballerina in the making perhaps? LOL!! The page is stunning!! Loooove the bright pink background, and the handstitching and paper layers perfectly frames those lovely photos!! Have a fabulous day! hugs x

  4. What a sweet page Helen, I love it - gorgeous papers, great sketch and the hand stitched circles are the perfect finishing touch. Your DGD really is a natural for your camera! Also, love her new jerkin, may have to make one for myself .... :o)

  5. I love this, it is so pretty and feminine and the photos are so sweet!

  6. Oh what a darling little girl & love how she poses for you! Beautiful vest you made for her, Helen! Your page is fabulous--love the papers & your stitching puts it over the top!

  7. Such a girlie and soft page! ;-) Love the colours and perfect! ;-) Love your journaling too...a tale of highs and lows! ;-)

  8. Love the vest, the photos, the hand stitching and the journaling. All pieced together beautifully Helen. She will look back on this page in years to come and smile at your journaling I am sure. Love it! x

  9. Such a pretty page, love the stitched circles too xx

  10. So soft and pretty! Love the neat hand stitching too