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Bronwyn's 60th Birthday Blog hop #6 inspired by a very Old distinktive dsigns project

 Bron's 60th Birthday Blog and INSTA Hop #6 - Tropical Holiday

The theme FOR #6 is "Tropical" to celebrate Bron's actual birthday. - She's enjoying the beautiful Tropical North Qld. Aren't the colours gorgeous in a tropical ocean - that's what I've used for this project. Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand, Tahitian Tide and Starry Sky.

I have decided to use the tropical colours, but wanted to replicate the very first project of Bronwyn's that I fell in love with. It's from Just Add Ink Challenge #4 - one from the archives, since now they are up to #616!!!

I have always been attracted to a grid layout and I still find lots of visual interest in this project, so I have recreated snippets of it for my shadowbox frame. Pocket Silhouettes was one of my first Stampin' Up! purchases and I still have it and love it, but I used current stamps for this project - Framed Occasions, and Ranunculus Romance.  I also used  bits and pieces from my stash including shimmer embossing paste, Brads, Buttons, Rhinestones, Dies and a miniature crochet doily (much like Bronwyn's) that an old friend made me years ago. Of course it had to include a butterfly, since many of Bronwyn's projects have butterflies in them

I left the glass out to take the photos but this frame will sit easily on a shelf / table.

Wishing many happy returns to Bronwyn for her big birthday. 
I am very grateful for all the inspiration and encouragement she has given so freely over the years. I really hope the tropical holiday has lived up to her dreams. 
May your weekend have a holiday vibe too.

Next on the blog is Vicki 

thankyou so much for stopping by, 

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

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  1. Oh, wow! What a stunner! Your shadow box looks amazing. I'm a big fan of the grid look too, and you've absolutely done it, and Bron's card, justice.

  2. WOW I love your shadowbox! The colours are perfect as are all the little bits you have included. I love pocket silhouettes too!

  3. Stunning project Liz! And the colours you've chosen are perfect for our theme and so nicely put together.

  4. Liz, your shadow box looks amazing and it's such a thoughtful and wonderful way to celebrate Bronwyn. Gorgeous colour combination too!

  5. What a great idea to CASE one of Bronwyn's own projects for this hop - it's a real tribute.

  6. Your shadow box is absolutely stunning Liz and the level of attention to detail is wonderful. To recreate a project of Bronwyn's for this hop is such a fabulous idea and a beautiful way to honour her.

  7. oh WOW what an amazing work of art- love all the details and perfect touches. YOu're so thoughtful!!

  8. Oh my word, Liz, I was so 'taken back' with your gorgeous take on a very old project of mine. It was one of my faves way back in 2010. I'd just started my 'gig' at Just Add Ink. Your version is just beautiful. Thanks so much for joining in with my birthday blog hops this year. x


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