I meant to post this up last week, but I’ve simply been too busy. It’s week 2 of the Twiddleybitz “word month” and this is my contribution to it (even if it is a little late) 😦
I started with this lovely photo of my daughter. It’s a timeless moment – she’s caught between the innocence of childhood, with just a hint of the teenager she will become showing through. The colours in it are perfect for the new Prima Engraver range. All those lovely browns and creams – and it’s easy enough for me to add in a bit of blue to match her eyes.
I started with a sheet of Black Leaf, which I distressed and then inked with some Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink. Then I cut out the middle section so I could use it on another layout. Over the hole I placed a sheet of Cessello, which was also distressed and inked with Wild Honey Distress Ink. For my photo matt I collected a selection of paper strips from Cartouche (the ruler sections), Bank Note (the script section) and Calligraphy (the 2 inked sections on the left and right and the grey section behind the photo) and arranged them until I was happy with how they looked behind the photo.
Most of the edges of the patterned papers are inked with Wild Honey Distress Ink. The section of Bank Note (the script) has Vintage Photo though, so as to provide a bit of a contrast. There’s a piece of Tim H0ltz Ideal-ology Film Strip Ribbon tucked in front of the script paper
This gorgeous little chipboard corner is actually half a Twiddlybitz Wrought Iron Mantle (WI004) – I simply snipped it along the middle. It’s been inked with Wild Honey Distress Ink and then given a light spray of Iridescent Gold Glimmermist (oos). It fills the empty space in the corner without being over-powering.
In the top right corner of the layout is an embellishment cluster made up of a distressed, inked strip of script paper (there are a number of different papers in the range you can use for that), a piece of Tim H0ltz Ideal-ology Film Strip Ribbon, a segment of Twiddleybitz Fern Leaf Large (FER003), an Antique Bronze Clock charm , a brown rose from the Engraver Roses collection and a Glass Cabochon that I painted the underside of with some Blue Suede Shoes Glimmer Glam. The fern leaves were given a coat of Vintage Photo and a light spray of Iridescent Gold Glimmermist (oos). You can just see the shimmer on the leaves in the photo.
From the Calligraphy sheet I cut out one of the watchfaces and popped it under the photo. It’s partially hiding another of the Twiddelybitz Wrought Iron Mantle (WI004) pieces – this time left in one piece.
In the bottom right corner of the layout is another embellishment cluster. I’ve tucked another strip of the Tim H0ltz Ideal-ology Film Strip Ribbon, and a segment of Twiddleybitz Fern Leaf Large (FER003) under a Bronze Filagree Border.
The leaf has been cut out of the reverse side of Roulette and then inked with Weathered Wood Distress Ink and the flower is from the Engraver Roses collection. The key is one of the Twiddleybitz Mini Keys (MINI004) which was given a coat of Blue Suede Shoes Glimmer Glam. The heart cabochon is from my stash – it has been popped onto a bit of text from Calligraphy.
The embellishment cluster on the left side of the layout has most of the elements of the other clusters. There are several additions, including a Yellow and Antique Bronze Charming Pin, a flower head cut from the reverse side of Roulette , a resin flower from my stash, another hand-made cabochon and an Antique Bronze Clock with Bee Charm.
Here’s a close-up of the cluster so you can see all the detail in the various elements. To the left is another watchface cut out from the Calligraphy sheet and inked with Vintage Photo and Wild Honey Distress Ink.
The title – Timeless (WOR045) – has been inked with Weathered Wood Distress Ink and then splattered with a combination of All That Jazz Glimmer Glaze and Blue Suede Shoes Glimmer Glam. It’s the perfect contrast to all that brown, cream and yellow.
Well this little beauty – along with the other items I have done over the past months for Twiddleybitz – is winging its way to the Papercrafts Festival in Sydney. So you can get up close and personal with it for yourself. Trudi is doing a fabulous class and there are new products to be released – so don’t miss your chance to see all the wonderful DT work and buy some gorgeous Twiddleybitz for yourself.