I made a border for the whole page by making a crumpled paper frame. I took a 12x12 piece of Urban Rhapsody 'Points of Interest' flat paper by K&Co, cut an 8x8 square out of the middle, and then spritzed it all over with water. Then I gently crumpled it all up, and flatened it again a bit, shaping the paper how I wanted it to be when dry. I let it dry almost completely - then I finished it off with a with a heat gun! Once dry I handstiched it to a piece of 'carob' Bazill Basics using wool of the same shade as the hat in the photo. I quite liked the frame, but the page was a bit too brown, so I cut a thin strip off the edges of the carob cardstock and then mounted it onto pink Papermania cardstock, but you can't see this very clearly in the pic as it's only a narrow edge.
We'd been watching Mulan just before I saw the challenge so I used a quote from there: "The greatest gift, and honour, is having you for a daughter." And as my daughter is wearing the hat that was a gift from Sian, I talked about this too - as it's a treasure to know that there's lovely geneous people out there in the world (and a lot of them are bloggers / crafters!)
I also have some LSNED pages to show you, I'm catching up a bit, but still have a few to do! Click on any to enlarge:
Finally (blimey, I had a lot to show you today), my layout for my second Fiskarettes DT project:
Using lots of Fiskars stamps and inks, and their self-inking stamp press. If you want more details on how this was put together see here.
I shall try and post a couple more LSNED pages tomorrow! xx