Everyone loves dandelions clocks as they are just irrestible - sitting in meadows with their large fluffy heads arranged in a perfect ball just waiting to be picked and blown into the wind!
I took this photo last year and love the way I managed to capture the individual seeds blowing in the breeze.
This page was created using tissue, lace, old music, old napkins and stamps all fused together with bondaweb. I made a large panel and as it had several layers, I did need to use some gel medium to fix some of the elements together. I stamped butterflies and alium heads randomly onto my panel and added a little tissue tape here and there.
Once it was all dry, I stitched is using metallic thread in the sewing machine onto my background paper. Metallic thread is gorgeous but can be a bit of a challenge to sew with due to the metal elements in the thread so be warned - you need patience!!
I used a zig-zag thread pattern and I held the paper still in the machine at some points to create more interest in the stitching.
I layered my photo onto a page from an old children's book and popped a small doily behind before added a large prima diamond and pearl embellishment. I extended the embellishment by cutting sections from another diamond swirl so it covered most of the page height.
I grouped my old clock face and fairy girl in one corner with my sentiment, and the layout was finished.