Hi everyone!

Sue Plumb here to share my latest design team project with you. Today I am sharing something a bit different to my usual layouts – a little frame I made featuring a photo of my sister and I together. You may have seen a couple of other team members (Anna and Gwen) have both created projects using wooden embroidery hoops recently and it inspired me to create one too. It is a project I have also done before, but not for quite a long time; so I already knew that I had a spare one in my stash to work with. (I had already washed it over with a bit of white gesso to soften the look of the timber.) I chose to work with the Wild at Heart collection because I thought it would work well with my photo.

I decided to focus on the blues from the collection, so I backed my frame with the aqua and white spotted print of the ‘Double Dot’ paper. I then took the die cut ephemera pack and sorted a pile of suitable pieces that would work with my chosen colour. I used the little blue doily to define the focal point of my frame and then placed my photo on top. I then added a woodgrain print chipboard frame over my photo. (I had to trim some of the edges of the chipboard to make it fit within the wooden hoop.)

I used a selection of floral and leaf pieces from the ephemera pack to create a layered embellishment cluster on each of the bottom two corners of the chipboard frame, then to balance my “visual triangle” I also added the bow to the top of the frame, right where it will hang from.

Next, I added a couple of butterflies (I can never have enough butterflies!) which I adhered only at the centres to allow me to fold the wings up. I decided I needed a few more pops of blue, so I also added a few glitter enamel dots (sparkles) and a couple of hearts from the wood veneer words pack.

On top of my chipboard frame I used one of the small words together from the accessory sticker sheet and to complete my frame I added the you make my heart sing chipboard accent sticker. I decided I was happy with how clean and pretty it looked at this point so I actually stepped away. (And I am so pleased I did!)

That’s all from me today, thanks for stopping by so I could share this with you. Until next time, happy scrapping!

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