Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial with Suse

Hi gang! Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tutorial. Today I'm going to show you how to make a dimensional framed layout that would make a lovely Christmas present using the gorgeous November Emerson kit.

Once I'd bought my box frame (mine was £3.50 from Ikea) I started by finding a photo of Nanny's boy and her Granddaughter. 

I loved this shot of them both laughing and knew the 'smiles' title from the Amy Tangerine 'Oh Happy Life' Wild set would work beautifully with it.

I picked out papers that I knew would look pretty in Nanny's house: she loves gentle tones, so this peachy-coloured heart paper (Magical from the Gather collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper) was perfect. 

The thing I love about working with black and white photos is, you can go in pretty much any direction when it comes to paper choices!

Next, I added a little background interest and movement with white acrylic paint and some gold splatters.

I love the exclusive stamp sets that come with each kit: they always seem to contain just the right phrases to really add that extra something to my projects.

Once I'd stuck my main cluster into place, it was time for my favourite bit: embellishing! And of course, with a frame this deep, I could really go to town with the foam pads. 

I stuck to a gentle palette of peach and gold, with tiny pops of teal and black, aiming for a nice classy result. 

A fun after-thought was adding a few extra embellishments to the glass itself. I love the super-dimensional look it gives!

I'm so happy with the result: a beautifully original present for not many pennies, but a whole lot of heart!


  1. OH MY GOSH.......I LOVE THIS. Thank you. I am definitely going to make one of these!

    1. Yay! So glad you like it, Donna xx

  2. Awesome! I am doing it too! Yesterday I was thinking: "what can I buy for my Grandparents for a Christmas gift?" Now I know - thanks to You!!!

  3. I love this so much <3
    Thank you for sharing.
    I also like black and white Photos for the same Reason ;)