Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The Fountain {another layout!}

At Gateway there is an indoor fountain that does little dances & shoots up to hit the extremely high-ceiling at various random intervals.  When we first arrived 5 years ago Reilly used to love to sit at the edge & watch & wait for it to shoot up!


Supplies:-  Basic Grey {Oh Baby!  Blue Bonnet} Bazzill scalloped-cardstock - kiwi.  Bazzill cardstock - teal.  Striped paper - Scenic Route.  Blue glitter alphas - Pink Paislee  Green glitter alphas - American Crafts Thickers.  Pom-pom tape & green die-cut tendrils courtesy of Vicki in New Zealand, sage braid - Prima.  Flower - Petaloos, Metal embellishment - Making Memories.  Navy blue journal pen - Creative Memories.  Good Times & Floral Embellishment - locally sourced no-name brand! Green inks - Colour Box chalk {12 brands}.
I hand-drew the water swirls onto teal cardstock before cutting them out & then inking them with lime-green ink.  The dots & water-droplets are from the Pink Paislee alpha sheet {full stops & commas}.

As this was all about water I thought the sparkly lettering, etc was appropriate.

Still hand-journaling & stapling on a lot of the ribbons, etc used on my boy pages.


It all gets a bit pretty down the bottom there but just look at that little boy!  He was only seven & very sweet & pretty himself ;-D

12 comments:

Stefanie said...

Love it.
Great swirls and then the brads giving it the look of water droplets.
Certainly pops!.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely lovely creation, I love the blue with green, so refreshing, and how clever to use full-stops and commas as water drops, perfect! I also love the little pom pom, so adorable, a lot to see here, thanks for sharing!

tania said...

hallo helen!! oh i love this, the swirls and colours are so beautiful together and the journaling is done so pretty:)your layering on the border ends it off perfectly!!

teacher jessy said...

Wow you drew the swirl and it's really cool! It looks really nice along with the photos!! I enjoy looking at the details, have to agree on the tiny "splashes" you created. Can I say you that you have an awesome handwriting?!

Pearl said...

oh me ! oh my ! those hand drawn swirls are perfection , hun!!!! way to go !

I hope you find time to try out the Magistical Memories'GD challenge this mth - you could be the lucky winner ! ;)

Lynette said...

Very pretty layout Helen...I love your swirls and water drops...very innovative.

Diana said...

oh oh oh that fountain is just marvelous

jessica_haley555 said...

Love this page. Those water swirls could be great for so many summer layouts! Also, love the details and colors.

Shayne said...

Stunning LO Helen - love the swirls and poppy dots!

I've been struggling to comment on your blog the last few posts - i hope that this one works!

Also wanted to say that i've ordered the jumbo circle cutter from CM - looking forward to creating with it soon. xxx

LG said...

oh my goodness this is so gorgeous. I love the colors too

topkatnz said...

Very cool - love those big waves of water!

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks girls! You made my day yesterday with all your lovely comments ;-D