Monday, 24 November 2014

Never give up what you love - 17 Turtles

My DS has had a few worries this year - perhaps it's the age or hormones or something we can't quite put our finger on... One of these was the idea that he wasn't tough enough or good enough to continue to play rugby. As a parent, it was difficult to see my child all of a sudden shy away from something he normally loved (and is good at!) With lots of support, we are working through these fears and this layout serves as a note to him, to not give up on his dreams.

If you love your Silhouette, then you are going to love the very talented Juliana Michaels' blog and store, 17 Turtles! She has kindly allowed me to work with some awesome cut files that she has created, like the set I worked with on this page -  Houndstooth Hello.
I found this set very versatile in that it could be used for a patterned background, for title work, for frames, circular embellies... the list goes on!
Working with the individual shapes, I have created lots of movement across the page using coordinating prints (We R Memory Keepers - Indian Summer) Tossed in there is some raw chipboard which I have cut on my Silhouette and heat embossed with a gold peacock feather stamp. Machine stitching adds just a touch of texture.
The title has been given a spritz of Gold Lamé Color Shine.

I also have another layout up on Juliana's blog today that I would love you to see. Lots of info on how I created it along with close ups. Pop over if you would like to have a look. Here is a peek:
Have a great day and thanks so much for visiting!


  1. Very cool Chantalle, I totally know he is going to be all ok...with your love and support...totally digging those shapes you have used, I must get them myself!

  2. Both of your layouts are just gorgeous Chantalle! Thank you so much for guesting with me!!!

  3. Both layouts are amazing! Love your designs and techniques on each. Left some love for you over at Juliana's blog too.:)


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