Monday, 21 March 2011

My Little Palamino Pony {Colour Combos Galore 184/Stuck?Sketches! March 15}




 Isn't this a gorgeous colour combo?!  I got so excited for this one this week, because I had the PERFECT photo for it & found the perfect sketch to match!

Colour Combos Galore projects are due in every Wednesday - nice & easy to remember - but the earlier you get yours in the better as there is a great community there & you'll get lots of visits!

Stuck? Sketches! is a new one to me but I loved the look of this sketch with the giant photo - as often I like to showcase a really nice shot.


Not a lot to say about this one because it's so simple!  Luckily I had some really old My Mind's Eye paper that was the perfect colour match (Colour challenges are a great way to use up your older stash...)

Used my Martha Stewart punches here - have never used this butterfly punch before because it is "the wrong way round" in my opinion!  I usually punch underneath the photo, not above it - and then the butterflies would be upside down?!?  Yes I know I could just cut a strip & turn it around...

Hand-journaled again as this is the only place it would fit & strip journaling would have looked too bitty...ooooh for a large scale printer...one day...



Made that little organza flower out of the same ribbon I have used along the width of the layout.  I placed the printed strip on top of the sheer ribbon so as to hide the double-sided tape.


Supplies:-


Backing paper - My Mind's Eye - Signature Suite - 'Naturally You' - Scroll/Buttercream
Pink Paper - Prima - Paradise City Collection
Cream grid paper - Prima - My Mommy & me
Printed strip - American Crafts Classic Collection (Studio Calico Feb 2011)
Pink Thickers (Subway)- American Crafts  (Studio Calico Feb 2011)
Butterfly punch plus other border punch - both Martha Stewart
Organza Ribbon - Studio Calico Feb 2011 Candy Shoppe Kit.
Yellow Butterfly - Jenni Bowlin
Bling - My Mind's Eye - Fine & Dandy (Studio Calico Feb 2011)
Glass brads - Creative Imaginations
Both badges - American Crafts Dear Lizzy collection
Flower - Sassafras Lass  (Studio Calico Feb 2011)
Inks - Colourbox (Yellow Cadmium & Chestnut Roan)

Thanks for looking & to those who regularly pop in & leave me kind comments - I <3 you!









16 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awww...... your little pony is oh so sweet, especially on this beautiful layout mom made just for her, lovely work!

Alia said...

Wow - I love your use of that one large beautiful photo!!!! Very sweet and feminine lo...

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks girls! Sorry the post wasn't finished when you looked - I had to publish it at 11.59p.m then retrieve it to finish it off because I wanted it to reflect with today's date :)

Heather Jacob said...

wow oh wow !!!!!!!! this is so spectacular helen ..those colours would not have been easy and you have nailed it so perfectly .... a wowzer and a winner for sure .. love it love it love it .. hugz xoxo

Debbi Tehrani said...

I adore this page, Helen! That giant photo taking center stage makes for a spectacular design, and the colors couldn't be more perfect! Definitely a fave of mine!

Diana said...

You amaze me how you manage to work with these combos. I look at them and think, no way!
PS what's a palamino pony?

Helen Tilbury said...

I was waiting for that question :) my DD had no idea either until I googled it for her (just type "palamino pony" into google images) & you'll see that her colouring is just like one! She has dark skin - golden - and fair hair - just like those beautiful little horses - and you can actually see in that photo that her hair is constantly growing from her browline in little pale golden tufts - still - at 10! When I was young I lived on a farm & always had my own horse so I was pony obsessed & had a book with pictures of all the different types - that's how I know about the Palamino!

MARILYN said...

Beautiful Helen!!! Love the big photo of your Gorgeous girl!! I love this palette!! Beautiful work!! A big Hug!!

Sabrina said...

Wow Helen!! I love every photo that you captured!! You certainly have excellent photography skill!! I find the color combo quite tough but you did it!! This is really a beautiful page!! :)))

Stefanie said...

I know what you mean about the butterfly punch.
I have tended to use it vertically instead.
Lovely LO, great large photo.

Lou said...

Hi Helen... how fantastic that we now get to know each other even better at Once Upon A Sketch!!! :)
Looooove your take on the Color Combo... Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I have a LO done to post for this as well.. was going to be today's post but is now for tomorrow... lol... had to post about Once Upon A Sketch... :)
Lou xx

Shayne said...

This is so pretty. I love using big photos on a LO - they look so divine.

Am just loving those pink dotty thickers - think it's time i did some shopping :)

Bente Fagerberg said...

Hi Helen ,...Already told you I love this!
So cool that we will be seing more of eachother...LOL!....

Rene' Sharp said...

Hey Helen. I am LOVING your blog, it is absolutely fabulous. I want to try and become a Follower, but there is no link in the side-bar. Have a lovely week further!

teacher jessy said...

This layout is just so FINE!! You are awesome with colors!! How I wish to try on big photos someday :) You rock it!

Lynette said...

I love the simplicity of this layout...gorgeous way to showcase your pretty daughter.