Wednesday, 13 October 2010

City Crafters Challenge {Let you Imagination Soar!}


These photos definitely called for a white background  could go any which way on the prints really, as the photos were so unrestrictive & simple.  So I pulled out some offcuts & off I went.  The blue check was already that size so I just cut the yellow stripe strip I had in half & added it as a border along the top & the bottom of the strip then cut into some circle print there to make the photos "pop" a bit more clearly.

Supplies:-  Cardstock- White bazzill, Blue Checked print - October Afternoon,  Multi-coloured stripe paper - offcut , spotty paper - Scenic Route Garden Grove, scalloped grid paper - offcut, ric-rac ribbon - Webster's Pages, journal spots - Hambly,  Metal Butterflies - Vintaj, mauve alphas - Pink Paislee, Yellow alphas - Dear Lizzy for American Crafts, mauve flower created from Pink Paislee pleated twill-tape & Jolee's Sparkler embellishment.  K & Co. 3D sentiment.  Red Alphas - Pink Paislee, pink & turquoise inks - Colour Box chalk.  Creative Memories mauve journaling pen.  {14 manufacturers on this one!}
The butterflies are masculine enough to use on this layout I think, because they are manly looking & made of metal.  I bought them online from the US & want more!  They seemed to "fly away" all too quickly LOL.  The ribbon is musliny & screen-printed with a hot-air balloon design & not at all feminine - and ties in with the "take flight" theme, along with the butterflies. 

The flower is easily made simply by twisting up that divine Pink Paislee pleated twill-tape & plonking an embellie over the middle.  I inked the edges of the scalloped grid paper & didn't adhere it along the curved edges - only along the top - so that it creates a nice shadow there along the edge.  

Journaling reads:-  Up until you were about 10 it was all about doodling crazy cartoon pictures!  The smaller & more detailed the better!  You were content for ages with pen & paper...That was until you discovered the joys of the computer...now you & Jack love to compete against each other on the X-box, playing FIFA - the football game.  Back then though you could doodle for hours!

Some close up shots...
Got those Jolee's Boutique "Sparkler" embellishments from Linda in Australia - aren't they gorgeous?

And LOVE these Vintaj butterflies for boys pages - inspired!

Why not have a go at the challenge yourself?  You can find it here!

12 comments:

Shayne said...

You certainly are srapping up a storm my dear! i shudder to think how many albums you have!

Well done (again) for capturing the details in your children's life - they will be so grateful when they are older xx

teacher jessy said...

You have been a busy bee my dear Helen!! I enjoy looking at you layouts each time I visit your blog + your stories too! Love the close up shots and that metal butterfly (LOL)!!

Ros said...

Lovely LO and what a very handsome young man! thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Lynette said...

Another lovely layout...wow, you really used a lot of different alphas!

Helen Tilbury said...

LOL Shayne - my albums are innumerable. I've had to buy 2 sets of pigeonhole shelves just to house them all & each child is going to get a kist full of them on their 21st! I guess I did use alot of alphas Lynette - you know what it's like when all those poxy e's & a's run out!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Bravo for a great job done! It is hard for me to make a masculine project, i don't know how you could do it every time, they are so delightful and lovely! You are truly talented Helen!
Oh ya, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!, good to have you here!

tania said...

ag this is lovely. . . you make me want to go and scrap, but i am busy with stuff, other stuff, hope i can finish soooon!!

Deb Hickman said...

Fab LO !!! Love the metal butterflies.

Gloria said...

What an amazing page, I love the design, the layering and all the different letter alphabets you used. The colors are great, I like that they are not usual boy colors, just perfect!

Pearl said...

love your tips for the embellies you've used here , Helen ! love the mauve flower especially !

Cheryl Nelson said...

Love this in every way!! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

Diana said...

Girlfriend I can hardly keep up with you. Great page. LOVE the big long title.