Sunday, 13 March 2011

Big Girl Gone {Colour Combos Galore 183/Sketch Inspirations 210}

What can I say - I'm on a roll with posting layouts at the mo!  Did this one tonight for Sketch Inspirations due in NOW & Colour Combos Galore due in on Wednesday 16th March 2011.  It's my son Jacks 16th birthday that day so I thought I'd get this one in early this week!
 Sketch Inspirations is very keen on circular elements within their sketches.  I don't naturally veer toward them for some reason so it's great to get out my Creative Memories Circle cutter for the occasion!

 By the way I bought the giant circle cutter they have "recently" come out with & as usual it is splendid!

I really loved the colour combo this week - very sophisticated & could be used for boy or girl layouts.
See that large filigree butterfly?  I bought the punch used to create that this week & couldn't wait to try it out!

I call Chelsea my "big girl" because I have two daughters, 7 years apart - a "big" one & a "little" one :)
I uesd all Lily Bee papers & printed directly onto a printed paper by cutting it down to A4 size & simply adding it on to the top of my printer paper. 

I layered the smaller butterflies over others that I punched out of orange SO that they stood out more clearly against the similar coloured background. 

Supplies:- Black Cardstock - Bazzill (Raven)
                 Lily Bee Printed Papers - Vintage Poppy (Curio), Audrey (Delightful) & other
                 Bling swirl with lace attached - Prima (Say it in Crystals - Swirl with lace)
                 Loose pearls (LSS)
                 White rub-on Letters (Making Memories)
                 White alpha stickers (Pink Paislee - Fashion Script0
                 Pop up embellishments - Basic Grey (Origins - Layered Stickers)
                 Small butterfly punch - Martha Stewart
                 Large butterfly punch - Chiswick



Diana said...

Beautiful Helen! Love the punched butterflies flitting all over the page.

Penny said...

Beautiful layout Helen, as usual, and lovely journalling

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Helen, this is certainly beautiful!! And I love Chelsea's floralprinted dress!! Very pretty! Hehehehe!!

Alison said...

Great LO and journalling...I know how you feel: my daughter is away from home and I miss her more than I thought I ever would!

Mel said...

Oh Helen, the journalling brought a tear to my eye, so beautiful and heartfelt, I love everything about this stunner and your doubled butterflies and the circular pearls look amazing. Melxx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous page for your gorgeous big girl, love your journaling!
Glad you finally got your "stuff", happy crafting!

topkatnz said...

Hope she's enjoying Uni and you have a great time together in the hols:)

Unknown said...

Hey dear Helen thank you for your lovely comments and visite ...Your question about the commercials! I know ... I had had more complaints about .. I am very molt that announcement.
I really do not know how it came there ... .. you know maybe a hint how I can get it out the commercials?
Friend what have you gorgeous page make WOW and so sweet journalling.
hugs carla

CathQuillScrap said...

Being doing a major catch up on your blog.... wow your layouts are gorgeous. You are turning them out for the challenges and doing soooooooo well. Keep it up.

Bente Fagerberg said...

Hello friend.
I know you must be missing her madly.
MY big girl will be going after the Summer.
I am definitely not looking forward to it.
Anyway you made a gorgeous,lovely lo for the occation. Loved to read the meaningful journaling.Thanks for including it. I DO love circular designs and as I do a lot of distressing sometimes I can get away with a crooked circle or!
Take care!

Bernadine said...

Lovely layout Helen.

Pearl said...

Good to hear Chelsea will be back soon enough for a visit !! Wonderful take on the sketch & color combo !

I'm no good with sketches or color combos for now . ;(