Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Grade 11 Party Layout & something really pretty...



Up early surfing this morning & found this beauty. Can't wait to order some of that & get creating. To me that is really pretty...

I scrapped some more this weekend, & again yesterday, yes I am on a roll...but that's how I go, fits & starts & I have had some recent "real life" issues that have come in the way of my creating lately & I've missed it. Although I pay with the sorest feet on earth {I stand while I scrap & have an ongoing "health issue" with my feet since I fell down a flight of stairs 4 years ago...} I love to scrap. I forget about EVERYTHING. I don't have music playing. Just silence. I get "lost in my own world" & I love it. There is nothing like it, never has been & maybe never will be...

So here is my last layout left from last week. "Grade 11 Party".

Basic Grey backing paper. Basic Grey Porcelain "Dresden" printed paper. K & Co - Que Sera Sera doilie. Prima "Elysee" velvet floral ribbon. Making Memories jelly flowers. Making Memories tiny ledger alphas. L'il Davis Designs - Tinseltown Chipboard Alphabet - Snow. Prima "Say it in Pearls" self-adhesive flourish. Jennie Bowlin Rhinestone buttons - black. Prima "E Line" pearls. Sasafrass brad. 2" organza ribbon - local craft store. Basic Grey Porcelain Journaling Card {Yummy ingredients or what???!!!...}

I had lots of photos but none of them were great quality so I just wanted to create one single page {I ordered dozens of good quality ones that were professionally taken at the dance but I was experiencing "camera issues" when I took these & was also faced with a bunch of unwilling subjects who wanted me to "go away" LOL...} So I created an A4 sized collage in Picasa. Despite not wanting to cut up my doilies I have thoroughly enjoyed doing so {& feel better now that I've done it as their price is nausea inducing...}

Despite hating the photos I am really happy with how I managed to edit them & scrap them. The doilies I just "had to have", even though I had no idea how to use them, have really zhoozhed up my pages & I love the look of the gathered ribbon peeking out from the other side of my layout. The individual flowers I just cut from the length of Prima ribbon & attached pearls to the centres. This layout was trouble free. It came together quickly & easily & ended up very effective.

The L'il Davis chipboard alphas are ancient but were perfect for this layout. Essentially the colour scheme here is red & yellow with a touch of green but because the colours are so muted it is far from garish. Chelsea's dress was very pretty & "Versailles" inspired {YDE - Gateway} - cream coloured with black-lace so I took my design direction from that.



Wish all my pages could just "fall into place" like this one did for me...and NINE photos on a single page...now THAT is really good going & I still managed so squeeze in lots of bits & pieces so I'm happy!



8 comments:

Pearl said...

way to go getting in 9 pics in one a4 collage, Helen !

I so hear you on the nausea inducing part with some of our scrappy supplies ! it is also the same over here - especially those doilie / diecut cardstock & yes ! we gotta have ém ! lol

this turned out just great ! unwilling photo subjects & all !

tania said...

i never tried the a4 size. this is very beautiful, love your colours!! that little dress is very cute, we should do a swop for all these parties they are having.

brigitte said...

stunning layout, love the colours

The Lonely Scrapbooker said...

I'm amazed that a page with all this layering and detail came together easily for you! But I guess it is that this is your true style comfort zone. Scrapbooking for me is also a refuge. Whenever I scrap I feel more human, and it restores my sense of wellbeing. Therapy!
Do your kids appreciate pages like this?

Helena said...

A lovely layout and I love those velvet floral ribbons!

Stefanie said...

I love all that bling and the black ribbon stuff.

Helen Tilbury said...

Aaaah thanks...seems this layout is a hit! I don't know how anyone lives without Picasa actually, but I 'spose I will be saying the same thing once I have mastered Photoshop! That velvet floral ribbon was quite reasonably priced would you believe it & it came on a card with about 5 or 6 colours, & I have already nearly finished it all a month later {usually my ribbon gets used but some of it lurks around for years...} Thanks LS, I kinda wish my style was different & flatter like Ali Edwards but it's just not - this is my "go to" & it comes very easily to me because of that I suppose {never thought of that - thanks for the insight} & so with you on the therapy thing - and actually cheaper & much more fun than the real deal! No my kids don't really appreciate any of the pages I do for them, they take a fleeting glance, say "cool" & scoot off {literally...on their scooters LOL!} but I still believe that what I'm doing matters & have just bought my first WRMK albums, one for each child, am going to need about another 5 per child then more going forward but they are BEAUTIFUL albums & my thinking is that when they are in these & on display as an integral part of our home decor {I have just bought another display bookshelg to accomodate all the albums} then the kids, friends, relatives, etc, will enjoy looking at them more & more often. It's an expensive change over but if you consider the price of each page it makes sense to have them in really good & sturdy albums that not only look beautiful & last a lifetime. I just know that as an adult if my mother had done even one albums for me I would now be so appreciative so hang onto that hope LS & locate your albums accessibly {but out of toddler's reach LOL) as I agree there is no point if your albums are then put away somewhere & no-one looks at them.

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful layout Helen. Love those pearl swirls.
Hugs
Desire