Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Gesso Background Tutorial

I have a little tutorial up on the Bo Bunny Blog today for creating a textured background using Gesso and some of the gorgeous new background stamps Bo Bunny recently released.  This is the finished layout that I used the technique on. 

 This is my Granny and me a few years ago, sadly she is no longer with us but as she lived with my parents and us for around the last 25 years of her life me and  my sisters were really close to her.  She really was the cutest Granny ever and was always laughing and joking and I would always call her Old Bag and she would call me Young Bag.  I actually found a letter the other day that she had written me after I had moved out of my parents house and she had signed it O.B and that made me smile (and a little bit sad too) and that's when I knew what my title had to be for this layout :)

I used the gorgeous new C'est La Vie and lots of the new flourishes and one of the new doilies that are all from Bo Bunny's latest release.

 Bo Bunny Products:
Patterned Paper: C'est La Vie, Decoupage, La Vie En Rose, Belle/C'est La Vie
Noteworthy : C'est La Vie
Chipboard : C'est La Vie layered Chipboard
Brads : C'est La Vie
Petals : C'est La Vie
Jewel Flourishes : Frosting Jewels
Doilies : 4" Small Doilies
Stamps : Flourishes and Such Stamps

If you would like to see the tutorial for creating my background then please stop by the Bo Bunny Blog.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Hi everyone, been gone a while again.  Things have been totally crazy around here as usual and one of the reasons is hubby has been offered a job on the other side of the country and we have decided to move!  So we have been sorting the house out and having agents over and now we just have to quickly sell our house in a very bad market :)  Sadly we also lost a family member last week that has affected the whole family greatly.

Today I am sharing a layout done with the new Surprise range from Bo Bunny and some of the yummy new background stamps.  I am so in love with all the new background stamps because they are have that distressed kind of look, I am so in heaven and I can't wait to try all of them out!

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper : Surprise!, Twist, Banners/Surprise
Stickers : Surprise! Combo Sticker
Buttons : Surprise! buttons
Chipboard : Surprise! 12x12 Chipboard
Stamps : Geometric Patterns Stamps; On This Day Stamps 

I also decided to have a haircut last week.  My life is generally pretty stressful and I decided that any little thing that will make my life easier is worth it and shorter hair probably will make things a bit quicker!  So this is my hair before which was just past my waist.

I kept the hair they cut off and am donating it to a cancer charity and this is my hair now.  Everyone keeps telling me it makes me look younger but I think it makes me look older and like a grown up lol.  Whatever the hairdresser had put into it also made it look really dark so I now know what I would look like with darker hair :)

Finally for today....everyone loves Scrapbook Trends right?  Well Bo Bunny is giving away a year long subscription to Scrapbook Trends!  All you have to do is follow the Bo Bunny Blog and leave a comment on this post here.  You can also find a wonderful tutorial for colouring doilies by the amazing Juliana Michaels on the same post :)