Friday, 30 July 2010

Scrapbooking for the Home!


Okay, we're gonna get there {to the Scrapbooking for the Home bit}...but for now...remember last Thursday {not yesterday but last week, in my Team Up Thursday post} I showed you some paper I had prepared for a layout? {Okay, even I can hardly remember what I did yesterday let alone a week ago so scroll down if you really wanna see it again or just forget it lol ;-D} Well, here's the layout! Did it a week ago but yet to share...

I used an emery board I bought at Claire's {Accessory store} here, as a mask! Also bought a heart & a star but who knows where those have got to since the move ?!? so for now I've just got the cloud lol... Spraying this Glimmer Mist is a bit of a fine art I've discovered {why isn't anything as easy as it looks?!?} but I did okay on this I think. Added some fine doodling within the cloud to emphasize it.

If you read the journaling you will understand the title ;-D {My youngest son Reilly's nickname is Mr. Bing if you really must know lol...} This looks seriously crooked at the bottom there but just checked & it's perfectly straight - must be the angle of the photo - sorry! Used some Bazzill for the base, some Studio Calico Anthology prints, some Pink Paislee artisan tape & some Dear Lizzy for American Crafts canvas paper too. The "broderie anglaise" paper is from Making Memories. Added some nylon twine & a couple of felt flowers from Making Memories Flutter line.

Used my pretty, new Fiskars punch here! Some American Crafts Remarks alphas, some Basic Grey Origin alphas & one Dear Lizzy "T"!

Cut up a Prima Shabby Chic Glitter Chipboard too...

Inked the SC papers with yellow lime to help them pop. Love it when you can use 4 manufacturers' papers {Studio Calico, Pink Paislee, American Crafts & Making Memories} RIGHT next door to each other & it works!

Now here is the "Scrapbooking for the Home!" How beautiful is this print!?! So Rhona Farrer lol...

I have been admiring this graphic for weeks now - at Mr. Price Home of all places...it's from a paper giftbag!

I simply cut out the back & the front of the bag as the print was on both sides {still have the other side to use to make another one as a gift...} then blinged it up {added bling to the crown & all the stars} Measured it all up nice & straight {had to reduce it quite a bit to fit into a biggish frame as it was a BIG giftbag} which was for sale for only R20! {US$2.50}then mounted around it using co-ordinating bazzill cardstock.

Here is a close-up {above} of the stick-on cellphone bling which works perfectly for scrapbooking/papercrafting projects. I buy straight lines sold in a rectangular strip then cut up each line individually & they are so small that they bend to shape around hearts, etc, as seen here...And below is the finished project!

I added some yellow polka-dot ribbon from my local habby store & also some Dear Lizzy tape too then jazzed up the corners with some K & Co. 3D glitter blooms. I bought a cheap frame @ Pick 'n Pay & voila! Wall Art!! Below is a collage of all the corners - close up! I was "happy happy" with my creation ;-D

And here it sits {see below} - in my hall - {well, my hall being the end of my dining room really...} waiting for me to drill it up over the weekend. What a bright & cheery, modern print to greet our visitors, and also a great reminder to each of us as we leave every morning. "Love Who You Are" - not so easy is it?!?

Happy Weekend to you all!



7 comments:

teacher jessy said...

That is one FAB layout!! U r awesome with colors & those art work for home decor are seriously gorgeous!!

Monique said...

I LOVE this layout of yours!! The colors, the misting everything! I've been catching up on my reading and your blog looks awesome! Love your new scraproom (especially that desk!!) but also love all your pics!! The quality is so good! and all those football pics, too cute, with all those orange men/women in them!
TFS!

tania said...

oohh!! this is very pretty helen, will have to pop in and get a bag like that too;)
stunning layout, your misting is perfect!
enjoy your weekend:)

Jenny in Durbs said...

Fabulous lay out. Simply super.

Helen Tilbury said...

Thank you kindly ;-D Monique I have been doing a lot of practicing since I got my new camera earlier this year & am really loving the challenge of photography - although to be perfectly honest it is cutting into my scrapbooking time in a BIG way & that's no good! Still...as long as we are all happy creating in our own way that's all that counts ;-D

Bernadine said...

Love your layout. As always you inspire me. :)

Nolene Burnett said...

I have that exact paper gift bag from Mr Price. I also bought it because I loved the design and thought I could do something with it. It's still lying in a drawer somewhere but I WILL use it. I still think it's gorgeous.