Hi friends!  This is a layout I made for the Bo Bunny October Layout Challenge.  I have to admit... I think this is one of my favorite layouts so far.  This Bo Bunny collection, called Et Cetera, is simply INCREDIBLE and just my style!  The muted yet striking colors, the script, the newsprint, the ink stains... I could go on and on... LOL. 

So the rules of the challenge are:
* Choose one of the two photos provided for inspiration (I chose the photo you see on the left.)
* Use at least one tag on your layout
* Use at least two photos on your layout















The photo provided inspired me to use papers with blue/green tones.  It also inspired me to add these flower die cuts you see here.  I die cut the flowers and embossed them using two different Texture Fades embossing folders.  I then adhered the die cut flowers to my layout, stitched around the edges for emphasis, and atached a brad to the center of the flower.  I really like how it turned out!
The green flower is my Romantique Rose.  You can find the tutorial for it HERE.  The gorgeous blue flower is a resin Briar Rose from Handmade Halo.  Don't they look so natural?  The back of the resin roses are flat so they are very easy to adhere to any project. 
The title was printed and cut into a strip.  All of the stitching on this layout was done by hand.  The chipboard trim (Fancy Trim #1 DA0433) is made by The Dusty Attic.
I found this quote on Pinterest and it was just perfect for this layout.  :o)
I love these Dusty Attic Sweet Pea Borders!  I painted and inked them and added tiny pearls to the center.  Then I cut the border into pieces and placed them where I desired.  Behind the photos, I tucked in crinkled seam binding from Stamp Anna Designs.  She sells a variety of beautiful seam binding in her etsy.
In this photo, you can also see the sky blue paint I splattered onto the background.
The metal leaf charms and blue resin flowers are also from Handmade Halo.
Here is one of the two tags I used in case you missed it.  It is one of the challenge requirements.  These tiny tags (also from Stamp Anna Designs) are tea-stained!

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you like my layout!  Have a wonderful week!

Much love & hugs...
xoxo
























 **Products in RED can be purchased in my SHOP.**
Paper:
Bo Bunny: Et Cetera - Geography
Bo Bunny: Et Cetera - Et Cetera
Bo Bunny: Et Cetera - Watermark
Bo Bunny: Et Cetera - Extra
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Mix’d Media Stax
Chipboard:
The Dusty Attic: Sweet Pea Border DA0593
The Dusty Attic: Fancy Trim #1 DA0433

The Dusty Attic: Wrought Iron Design Set DA0574
Flowers:
Handmade Halo: Large Resin Briar Rose - Softest Sage
Handmade Halo: Resin Flower Mix
Metal Embellishments:
Handmade Halo: Metal Charms         
Ink:
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Truffle
Color:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Cadbury Milk Chocolate Brown
Tattered Angels: Marshmallow
Paint:
Folk Art: Sky Blue
Folk Art: Italian Sage
Punches:
Martha Stewart Crafts: Cherish
Fiskars: Threading Water
Dies:
Spellbinders: Rose Creations
Tools/Machines:
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
We R Memory Keepers: Crop-a-Dile II Big Bite
Other:
Sizzix: Texture Fades Embossing Folders - Retro Circles
Sizzix: Texture Fades Embossing Folders - Burlap
Stamp Anna Designs: Mini Tea-stained Tags
Stamp Anna Designs: Crinkled Seam Binding
Eyelets
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Helmar: 450 Quick Dry
Helmar: Zapdots
Sketch:
Page Maps