Saturday, 6 November 2010

Joy Giver {Pixie Dust Paperie/Color Room Palette 31}


Today is D day over at Pixie Dust Paperie.  Read all about the challenge then click here to have a look at their November Kit & most recent DT work.  The challenge was an inspiration one - to scraplift one of their DT member's October works & I chose Jessy Christopher's card posted below but adapted it to a layout.
I also combined the challenge with the latest palette over at The Colour Room so now my challenge is in nice & early {it's only due in next Thursday}as yesterday I got mine in a couple of hours late & was really bummed about that...


Background paper - Jillibean Soup {Talk Soup - Cup of Yak} Printed papers - Jillibean Soup Old World Cabbage Stew Papers {Diced Tomatoes} & Summer Squash Soup {Gold Potatoes}DCWV Green Cardstock,  Tissue paper misted with pink & green glimmer mists, Webster's Sparklers, Jenni Bowlin butterfly, Making Memories Fronds , glitter flower, rhinestone brads & Vintage Findings Pearls, Prima Pearl, LCS flowers, American Crafts wooden thickers, Dear Lizzy bloomers ribbon {rolled into a flower}, scalloped ribbon (LSC), mini frame - Pink Paislee, October Afternoon journal sticker, white thread {13}
Have my sewing machine out now at the end of my desk so am stitching my layouts a bit more.

I glimmer misted the tissue paper with 2 different shades of green & 2 different shades of pink glimmer/Maya Mist before scrunching it up & gathering it behind my photo.
Left a nice thick white border around my photo.

And added a teeny bit of hand-journaling to the base of the page.
If  you refer back to Jessy's card you will see that I have followed the design quite closely but also added my own twist, which is the frill at the top & bottom of the photo, using tissue & glimmer mists.

I made the flower using American Crafts Dear Lizzy Bloomers with a Webster's Sparkler in the centre.  I love the addition of the frill as I think it adds real "punch" to the layout yet is very light & feminine.  You can view my layout on The Colour Room Wall here, where I have mentioned Pixie Dust Paperie too.  Loves XO


11 comments:

lauren said...

oh wow! i *LOVE* this! what a gorgeous layout, and of ocurse that photo is AMAZING!!! my favorite thing about scraplift challenges is how you can take a lovely card like jessy's...add your own twists and style (& a pretty color palette)...and end up with an utterly BEAUTIFUL layout!!! very cool indeed!

Shayne said...

Such a pretty and feminine LO. The colours work so well together. Way to go Helen.

Douglass Family said...

Helen, Darling layout. You're very talented. I couldn't find an email address so I thought I would answer your question about my plate wall through your blog. I used the plate hooks that have a spring on the back. They are 4 hooks that hook around the back of the plate. Then you just use a simple little nail, and use the hanger on the wall. I got mine at Hobby Lobby for about $1.99 a piece (lame that they were more expensive than some of my plates!) Good luck and feel free to email me if you have any other questions! skierdouglass@gmail.com!
Have a great day! Mandy Douglass

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I agree totally with Lauren, you are very creative, and this LO not only have the prettiest colors scheme, it has such sweet elements too! Glad you make it with the Pixie Challenge!
~kirsty
blogging from Albuquerque

Gloria said...

What an awesome layout, Helen! You did an amazing job with the color pallette and the picture of your girl is gorgeous! I love all the detail on your layout, the misting, the stitching, everything! TFS

Pearl said...

oh my ! genius with the glimmer misted tissue paper ruffles, my dear !!! looks much better than say misted crepe paper !!! i gotta try that sometime !!! woot !

Good luck with the challenges entered now! very strong entry for sure, in my books ! ;)

p/s : hope you will give Dec sketch challenge at MM a go too ! ;)

LG said...

You never cease to amaze me. I just love your style!

tania said...
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tania said...

This is absolutely beautiful helen, your take on the card is a winner,the colours and everything just works together. great job my friend, i am hoping to get into the scrapping mode again;)

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks everyone & thanks to Mandy for getting back to me on the plates! Didn't see the wire bits on the sides but have those so will get cracking on my plate collection ;-D Tania missing you like crazy girl - hope to see a post up soon! Have a great week XX

teacher jessy said...

Oooo... that is extemely beautiful!! Loving the white spaces, the colors & how u emebellished the layout. Such an amazing touch!! My fav of yours so far :) Thanks for choosing my card to be scraplifted.