Happy Monday friends!  Is it Monday already?!  This month is flying by in a blur!  Before we know it, it will be summer!  


This is another GYSO sketch made by my team mate Jodi Wilton.  I used the Bo Bunny Timepiece collection for this layout.  The photos are of my son when he was only a few months old.  He is going on 9 years now!  But he still has those big eyes and HUGE cheeks!!  
This flower is my embossed flower.  I used Dusty Attic Flower Layers #1 (DA0502) to make this.  For a tutorial on how to make these, click here.
I cut out the clocks from one of the patterned papers and positioned them on top of the existing clocks on my background paper.  I added a Tim Holtz Timepiece and game spinner on one of the pieces.  The little flowers were also made from Dusty Attic chipboard.
This tribal chipboard element (DA0305) was randomly painted with gold paint and inked with Glimmer Mist.  The chipboard frame was taken from the inside of the Dusty Attic Fleur de lis frames (DA0511).  I stamped designs onto the frame using gold paint.  I also randomly added Distress embossing powder to the inside of the frame.
Here is another version of my embossed flower.  The metal flower and foliage are made by Tim Holtz.  The title is made from grunge board and embossed using Distress embossing powder.  Along the left side of my layout, I added a little lacing using hemp cord.  Click here to view the tutorial for the 'Eyelet Lacing Tear'.
This gorgeous hinge (DA0509) is also made by The Dusty Attic.  Can you believe this is chipboard?  It goes to show how many different ways you can alter chipboard.  This poor hinge suffered much distress, but I love the end result!  First, I dry embossed it and randomly blotted and swiped a gold paint dabber onto it. Then I inked it using Glimmer Mist.  After, I applied a layer of Rock Candy Crackle Paint, and once it dried and cracked, I applied a different color of Glimmer Mist.  Allow the ink to soak through the cracks.  Finally, I blotted on a little more gold paint and one more layer of my original Glimmer Mist color.  Voila!!  I ended up with a cool, metallic-looking hinge.  Don't be afraid to experiment with different mediums.  These awesome chippies withstand the abuse!  Just be sure not to over-soak your chippie.  If you do just dry it with a heat gun before you continue.  I tend to dry my chipboard element between each layer, to avoid damaging the piece.
I hand-stitched this flourish using my Stitched Flourishes Quick Tip.  I also added some pearls for added interest.
Behind the photo and on the photo, I added a little hand-stitching.  I added a little eyelet border on the side of my layout.
Just a close-up of my journaling spot.  (Sorry about the shadow.)  

Thank you so much for visiting!  I sincerely appreciate those of you who take the time to read my posts.  I also appreciate every single one of your comments.  Thank you again!  Have a beautiful week ahead!


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