Sunday, 20 March 2011

8 Days a Week {Scrapbook Challenges Spring Fling/The Paper Variety sketch}



  


 Just popping in with this one so that I can link it up to The Paper Variety - Wooooow what a sketch they have going there this week - it's a beauty that's for sure - I couldn't resist!!



I combined this with another challenge over at Scrapbook Challenges.   Did you know that there is a SPRING FLING taking place RIGHT NOW and for the next 3 days too!  It actually started on the 17th but I forgot to tell you :( My bad....



Aaaaaaaaaaaaanyways...there is one AWESOME PRIZE PACK up for grabs - and the more challenges you enter, the more entries you get into the lucky draw!  I think there are going to be a total of 6 challenges all in all so c'mon girls...that's quite handleable!


I have been dying for an opportunity to use this gawjus KI Memories paper & this was it!  These 2 girls have an obsessive friendship so I thought that documenting how they would spend every second together if possible, would be reinforced by the calendar titles.

My layout ended up quite different from the sketch, because generally I don't take portrait/vertical photos - I just find that there is not enough breathing space in them & everyone looks like they are squashed into a straight-jacket in them! 
***I started off with misting - still using the negative area sticker sheet I have - that is getting decidedly soggy now - and is tearing - giving it an even cooler look/effect in my opinion!  I used various shades of green, blue & yellow (which make green when mixed together) plus my pearly mist by Ranger {a must for adding sparkle!}  

I cut that butterfly above from the Studio Calico packing card that came with my kit this month! To save hauling out the paint again I stamped my big pink inkpad down randomly just above my photo (being careful not to stamp ON the photo!) - looks like I painted it there hey - but I didn't - and no mess!***


I wanted this to be a quick one so I hand-journaled.  How are those Paperback Thickers - gawjus or just plain gawjus???!!!
***These days the misting is a bit tame for me, so I usually add some paint splodges too.  This is simple, as I keep all my little bottles of Making Memories paints on a rectangular drinks tray on my counter, plus one paintbrush, and a sealed jam jar containing fresh water.  I stick the brush directly into the paint bottle neck, dip it in the water, wipe off the excess on the bottle neck THEN HIT THE PAINTBRUSH WITH MY SCISSORS!  I call this the "tapping" method & it's a great way to splodge your paint on!!!***

I inked this cream polyester ribbon with pink & then copper ink to ground my date.



That pretty printed card is one of the new Jenni Bowlin journaling cards - I turned it sideways & inked it with pink - then made that interesting tie-embellishment using some twine & a couple of brads,  I could see by this stage that there was NO WAY that I was going to fit a banner into the bottom of this layout so I decided to cut a small one out using the washi tape that Diana sent me from Jamaica - thanks Di!

Supplies:-

KI Memories stitched/scalloped printed paper (Coffee Date)
Backing paper - K I Memories Bloom
Mists - Tattered Angels Meadow Green , Key Lime & Snow Queen
Maya Mists - Blue Hydrangea & Sunflower Yellow
Ranger - Perfect Perfect Mist
Pink Inkpad - Doodlebug
Copper Inkpad - Colourbox
Basic Grey file tabs
Brads, jute & butterfly ribbon - stash
Journaling card - Jenni Bowlin
Paint - Making Memories - Grass Stains
Alphas - Paperback Thickers
Butterflies - Making Memories Paper Reverie Metallique
Butterfly - Studio Calico with Ranger distress stickles - Shabby Shutters

Gee, now for me that was a simple layout, but looking at that stash list, sjoe...just goes to show we need a looooooooooooooooot of stash to get things done!!!

20 comments:

~jan said...

Thanks for your tip on "splodging" paint-love it! This layout is just fabulous, Helen! The misiting, the paint, the photos-all of it wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!

Diana said...

Yes that is a great sketch. And you sure misted!

Sophia said...

Great LO, loving the grid pattern behind...her friend has a great name...

patti west said...

hi Helen! Your misting is so beautiful to look at!! Love this lo - sweet pics and pretty colors. Thanks for playing at the Paper Variety! :)

Suzy said...

Beautiful layout Helen! Thanks for the misting tips; I'm hoping to be brave and try it soon. Thanks for sharing at TPV! ;)

XXOO AMY said...

fantastic! LOVE!!!!! the misting! thanks for playing along with us at TPV!

topkatnz said...

wow! you are certainly getting stuck into all these sketches! go you!

Pearl said...

way to go with the misting ! You sure rawking up sketches too ! woot !

Lynette said...

Wow, well done Helen. I don't know how you get your stitching so perfect.

aussiescrapper said...

Wow your misting is just stunning, I love the gorgeous Jenny Bowlin journalling spot you used, and the string wrapped like that is beautiful, that is a gorgeous sketch too. Melxx

Lou said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love the colors!!!
Loux

carlies said...

what very Gorgeous my friend and so great colors to I love it and also the sketch!!

hugs Carla

Theresa said...

what an awesome layout! love all the details. thanks for playing along with The Paper Variety.

Sabrina said...

Helen, this is gorgeous!! I love love love your work!! Very unique and always beautiful!! Take care dear! I am waking up in the middle of the night, my flu is killing me!! ;p

Helen Tilbury said...

Hi girls! Thanks for all the wonderful comments here today :0) Pearl you were my misting inspiration months before I even owned any!! Sabrina soooooooooooo sorry to hear that you are sick :( Get well soon my friend xx

MARILYN said...

Helen, I love how you used the negative with the misting...Great take of the sketch. I love what you did...Beautiful Work as always!!!!Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!!
A big Hug!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, this is a beautiful layout Helen, and that sketch looks fun too, might hop over to take a peek! Thanks for sharing!

Yara said...

Helen: This layout is simply gorgeous! It captured my eye right away!!! Thanks so much for the misting tip! I really appreciate it! Now I am a follower! Thanks so much for playing along at The Paper Variety!!

Shannon said...

This layout is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love everything about it!!! Great, great work!!! Thank you so much for participating at TPV!!!

teacher jessy said...

Love the misting like the rest! What an awesome take on the sketch. I just love the details especially with the twine :)