Saturday, 5 December 2009

Iris Babao Uy Class for a Cause {My Layout at last!}



I got this layout done today as the deadline is midnight tomorrow to be in with a chance to win a lovely Prima canvas album & flowers by random drawing. There are 2 prize packages - one for local addresses & one for international ones. Here's hoping...

I don't think that I am allowed to post Iris's original layout as this was a paid online class & therefore the layout example & class notes are password protected. I loved creating this using plain & printed fabric, lace, ribbon & lots of different textures.

I matted my photos onto coral cardstock & inked with Chestnut Roan & framed the main photo using a Creative Imaginations {by Karen Russell} envelope that I altered to convert it into a frame then matted it on green cardstock then onto coral. The "Follow Your Dreams" & "Flower Child" rub-ons are Daisy D's.

I used a random selection of supplies from my stash - the embossed frame & flower embellishments being made of soft rubber that I inked with Chestnut Roan to bring out the Design {bought at The Crazy Store - Dollar Store equivalent here}. The butterflies & bling are from my Everlasting {big wholesale Chinese importer in town}.

All the lace, Broderie Anglaise & braid I bought at a local fabric store & the metal leaf from a bead shop. The metal "flower" above the title is from my local craft store - it was shiny so I soaked it in pool acid to distress it then rinsed thoroughly before adhering! The self-adhesive pearl on top is Prima E Line.

The big cream flower is Prima Alabaster from a recent Cocoa Daisy kit as are the pearly Prima flower centre jewels.

The velvet flower is Maya Road & the white ribbon flower with pearl centre is from a local fabric store. The mesh you see peeking out from behind the photo below - I bought a quarter of a metre at a local fabric store but they only had it in black so I painted it with white acrylic paint.

I didn't have the required white overlay so I used a rub-on instead - but it didn't stand out enough so I had a brainwave & rubbed a white rub-on onto a transparency then cut it out & adhered it over the white rub-on so lots of depth there now! Definitely going to repeat that trick in future to make my own overlays!!

I really enjoyed the class & the process of creating this layout. Hope to get some more crafting in tomorrow too!




8 comments:

Mia Castrillo said...

Beautiful layout Helen! Love all the details and the elements. Iris is a good friend of mine and I love all her ideas. :D Looking forward to seeing more inspired layouts from you. :D

The Lonely Scrapbooker said...

WOW. Besides a lovely layout I LOVE how you got all your embellishments from non traditional sources. That is so cool!

teacher jessy said...

Wow, so many details on your layout!! I am loving the fabrics too, so colorful & lively :) Your DD is just so beautiful & what a precious layout you made for her! I simply love Iris's work too...

Shayne said...

So beautiful Helen. Love the details.

Hope you win!

Lynette said...

It is truly beautiful...I love all the texture.

Stefanie said...

Beautiful, awesome attention to details.

Andrea said...

it looks like a HUGE amount of work, but what a stunning project...def worth it in the end.
xxx
A

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks everyone - I wish I had a USA style scrapbook store available to me here so I didn't have to source my supplies all over the place but it was actually really fun getting all this stuff together & just goes to show that you can still create beautiful things even with "no-name brand" products. Yup it was a fair amount of work but I was a bit nervous about the placement of all the elements as it was going on display in Iris's class gallery LOL ;-D I have tonnes of my supplies left so want to make a few more over time & think I'll definitely be quicker next time round. The Prima RAK on offer is by random drawing so anyone with a layout in the gallery can win but when I checked the gallery 24 hours to the cut off deadline there weren't many entries so we all have a good chance of winning. Using fabric was so easy I'm definitely going to do it again if I see a fabric that I love!