Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hambly Tribute

It's always sad when a favorite manufacturer closes up shop.  It was a real disappointment to me when Hambly Screen Prints announced that they are not going to make any more new products.  Hambly products have always been fun, innovative, and of top-notch quality.  I wish company founder Harry Hambly all the best in his retirement.  To celebrate my love for Hambly products, I want to share a special layout made with Hambly banner and flag rub-ons.

Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Company), rose patterned paper (Glitz Design), daisy patterned paper (Jenni Bowlin Studio), grid patterned paper (October Afternoon), white rub-ons (Hambly Screen Prints), colored rub-ons (My Mind's Eye), large alphabet stickers (October Afternoon), dot stickers & rectangular mini alphabet stickers (Crate Paper), all other mini alphabet stickers (Lily Bee Design), flowers (Petaloo), black pen (Zig), gold pen (Sakura).

Since it's hard to see the detail on a two-page layout, I've posted below photos of the individual pages.

Here is the left page, with the title "Never Too Old for My Dollies."

And here is the right page, with my journaling: "I've been collecting Russian dolls since 1991, and my collection keeps growing.  My favorite aspect of the collection is not its diversity, but rather the way it reminds me of my trips to Russia and of my dear Russian friends."  The wallet-sized photos are each labeled according to the dolls' style.  There are five regional variations, such as the pear-shaped dolls from the town of Sergiyev Posad and the dolls with straw inlay decorations from the city of Kirov.  There are also novelty dolls painted with cute characters, as well as unique artisan dolls painted in elaborate detail and signed on the base by the artist.

Thanks for all the good times, Hambly Screen Prints.  Your products will be missed!


Ann said...

I love how this turned out Denise! Especially writing the different types out with alpha stickers on the photos. Now I know which type my "dollie' from Russia is. Just beautiful!

Dani Cristina said...

Amo este vermelho e que imagem maravilhosa das bonecas!!
Denise,belo trabalho.

Marília Lopes said...

Beautiful layout Denise!
I love these dolls! You've seen them in fabric?? Are beautiful too!


Beautiful tribute , Denise. Looking forward to collecting those awesome dolls someday.

Lean said...

Lovely page you have made and yes never too old!

Lu - Babalu said...

Needless to say: I "loved" this project!
So pretty!
That super cute collection!

Denise Price said...

@ Lu: I thought of you when I wrote this post! <3

For those of you who don't know, Lu is even more obsessed with Russian dolls than I am. :)

Patricia said...

so beauitful dolls.. this page is gorgeous!

czarry-marry said...

those little matrioshas are ultra ultra cute ^^

what a hobby!

Sandy Ang said...

I feel the same way about Hambly, so sad. Your 2 pager about babushka dolls is just so cute