Sunday, 1 November 2009

A Challenge for "Category Stories"...




This is a layout I created today for a challenge at Category Stories. As you can see I loved every minute of it! Next week I will post my full range of snapshots & close-ups, supplies list, etc, but for now I just need to provide a link before 11.59 CST time so this is it!


More on this one soon!

11 comments:

Stefanie said...

This is a totally new look for you, but I like it.

Michelle Ramsay said...

Lovely layout. Not something I enjoy doing, but I like what you have done.

Pearl said...

awesome mix of brands you have on going here , Helen ! sure looks like you had a lot of fun doing this ! looking forward to hearing how you put it together !! ;)

Shayne said...

How would you define this style? Eclectic?

Suits you. definately.

Monique said...

Great layout!! Bit unusual for you but I like it very much!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Hi all - that wasn't really a post as such - just needed a "place" to put this layout to be included in the challenge. I have done bits of distressing here & there so I don't think it's a totally new look for me & I have been slowly increasing the amount of stitching I use on my layouts since I got my machine earlier this year (I always have sewing machines but my last one had been stolen some years back & with all our moving I hadn't been able to replace it until recently). I don't like taking the easy way out & going with one particular style that's tried & tested because if you don't experiment you don't grow. I had fun with some misting sprays I found recently (like hensteeth here in SA) & sadly they only had grungy colours - diet cola & brown...& was recently gifted a water-pen which is a cool tool that you use to paint water onto your edges to curl them & as you can see it worked a treat! It is very dimensional & I like how it turned out ;-D I would like to do a few more layouts like this to put into some shadow frames for around our new home as generally I don't go too chunky for my albums. Thanks for your encouragement - it is really appreciated ;-D

Kristin said...

I love how you used the die cut as a frame for your photo! Thanks for playing along and good luck!

Tracie H said...

I love this Helen - its so dimensional and looks like its very tactile - just my kinda page :D

topkatnz said...

Looks like you had a great play with that water pen H. Great work.

Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous. Love the design, colours and the little details which finishes it off beautifully. And of course the distressed double frame is just stunning.
Hugs
Desire

Sandra said...

This is cool too!

I esp. like how you have put the photo in a circle in the corner and also your hand journalling.