Saturday, 12 March 2011

She Loves to Read {Get Picky/Inspired Blueprints}

I decided to revisit my stash of Lily Bee, to try to get it finished off in anticipation of the glorious Picket Fence line that will be arriving on my doorstep soon...
I used an Inspired Blueprints sketch because I was in the mood for creating another pretty banner!

I misted then used the Lily Bee rub-ons that I've had in my stash for so long - aren't they wonderful?!

I used the Pink Subway thickers from my Studio Calico kit, plus some gauze bandaging to soften the whole look & some resin butterflies from my stash.
Those gorgeous stickers, journaling stickers & word sentiments are all Crate Paper exclusive to Studio Calico.

I 'messy inked' using Pink Doodlebug ink & added some My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy bling as a final touch.

The lace, ribbon & pearls that make up the banner are prima & the bows are from ribbon from my stash.
I know I'm late on the uptake but suddenly all manner of banners are seriously appealing to me!



Finally I'm feeling really confident with sketches, using them as a starting point for inspiration only & not feeling forced to follow the dimensions & proportions exactly, so that I can stay true to my style.

Supplies:-  Printed papers x 4 - Lily Bee Vintage Paris Market, French Couture Poppy, Exclusive & other, plus Vintage Poppy die-cut.
Lily Bee  rub-ons from 12" sheet 'Laugh"
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists "Autumn Nights" & "Meadow Green"
Pink Doodlebug ink
Ribbon & pearls  - Prima
Bows & butterflies - stash
All stickers - Crate paper excl. to Studio Calico
Bling - Fine & Dandy (My Mind's Eye)
Pink Subway thickers (American Crafts)
Gauze bandaging - Chemist

19 comments:

Shayne said...

I just love your alpha stickers - they are divine. So is the LO of course!

Celeste Vermeend said...

Such a beautiful layout and the photos are simply divine.. I might have to get my two year old to hug her books close to her like that for a snapshot. Inspired.. Love your blog too!

Nikki xx said...

So very beautiful Helen :) The layers and all the details are gorgeous...but not nearly as stunning as those photos! Thanks you so much for sharing it with us :):)

Bente Fagerberg said...

I was actually just coming here to close down the computer for the night. Just happened to see your blog at the top in my siedbar. was just going to have a quick look....
Sooo much to see here. The layout is really exquisite. It is lovely on all levels, the pics the design the execution and the lovely product you have used. Your little girl is so pretty!!
Love those LB rub-ons. i think I got some when I ordered a box from them...
Thanks for the glorious inspiration Helen.!!
Good Night!!

Jasmine S said...

They are such gorgeous pics. I just love how you mix your colors, layers and papers. So feminine and beautiful.

Tanya Tahir said...

this is sooo pretty - loving all the Lily Bee here :)

Trudi Harrison said...

Gosh what a beautiful layout with stunning photo's. Wonderful layering and a gorgeous mix of different elements.

Anita S said...

this is absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!

Christine said...

Wow helen, those photos are stunning, and your page is gorgeous, I love the extra depth that the rub-ons add

Sabrina said...

Helen, I am so falling in love tih the softness effect of these colors!! Brilliant job, Helen!! Love this fabulous page!! :)

alison290 said...

Such a pretty page Helen...LOVE the banner!

Scrap Savvy said...

Very pretty layout that really suits those fabulous photos!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You must be a proud mommy, your girls are so beautiful, and so is the layout!

Sabrina said...

Helen, just stopping by to say.. CONGRATULATIONS for the honorable mention at Get Picky!! Your LO is beautiful :)))

Lou said...

Absolutely Gorgeous LO Helen!! and Congratulations on your HM!! Definitely so deserved!!!
Loux

Helen Tilbury said...

Wow girls thank you SO MUCH for all the love :)

Lynette said...

This layout is gorgeous...thank you for making me aware of Lily Bee and those amazing American Craft alphas. I have them on order.

MARILYN said...

Wow, Helen this is BEAUTIFUL!!!! love the resins butterflies and all the details...Beautiful Work!!! HUGS!!

MARILYN said...

Wow, Helen this is BEAUTIFUL!!!! love the resins butterflies and all the details, the photos are great as always...Beautiful Work!!! HUGS!!