Wednesday, 11 May 2011

"For the Record" {Inspired Blueprints Sketch 70}

This was my first DT assignment at Inspired Blueprints - to interpret this lovely sketch, Sketch 70.


I used Echo Park "For the Record" & cut up the one sheet (with all the different strips) then stitched it on first horizontally then vertically.
I printed out 3 photos of my youngest daughter - one of her with each of her 3 siblings, then I positioned them in place - adding a touch of zig-zag lace to the top of the girly photo for a feminine touch.

This line comes with an awesome 12" sticker sheet complete with various alphas & elements, so creating with it is a real breeze.
After adhering my photos it was literally a matter of deciding what I wanted where...all from the same sticker sheet...sweet indeed!

I decided that the "For the Record" sticker itself would form the beginning of my looooooong title "For the Record * so you never forget * as a little girl you just adored your siblings." 


I raised it up on some foamcore for dimension.
I use a combination of my Making Memories Tweezers & my "spike" to adhere the alphas & always use a set-square to ensure that my letters are at right-angles to my photos & not crooked...

That first word there "remember" is actually printed onto the paper - so I just added some stickers to make a little sentence/design element.


I also bought the sheet of printed paper with all the tags on it so I cut these all out so that they are ready for use & used this one for some hand-journaling.  I trimmed it off at the end so that it did not overlap the photo & confuse my design.

As parents WE are responsible for ensuring that our children get along & are not allowed to fight seriously, so that there is no bitterness /unresolved conflict that our kids carry through with them into later life.


I really believe strongly in this message & wanted my kids to know it - FOREVER!  

The only items that are NOT from Echo Park are the pretty yellow ribbon that came in my February Studio Calico kit, & lace from my stash that I think originated from Prima :)

23 comments:

Rene' Sharp said...

What very very true words Helen!! They really touched me as I know the conflict my sisters and I have today, and it is so sad. I don't want that for my boys. Your layout is superb as usual my friend!!!

Chantal said...

Gorgeous work! What a stunning layout!!!

Alison said...

Love the B&W pics...and the sentiment behind the LO!
Alison xx

Diane Payne said...

Oh, this is fabulous! Love everything about it!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Love this Helen dear! I think we touched upon this subject at an earlier occation and it turned out our views are pretty similar. We are so responsible as adults for making our children well rounded individuals in so many ways. It may not always be easy but it must be done!
You did great with 'For the Record'. My batch of that particular brand is nearly finished but I really enjoyed working with it!
Take care!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful post with very meaning words, and I can't get over those photos, they are super cool!

Leonie said...

what a gorgeous Layout Helen, and such a lovely sentiment to express. I'm loving this range of papers too, stunning aren't they. cheers, Leonie

Jasmine S said...

This looks great. Love your take on the sketch and you have used the papers beautifully. Love the message too.

Leanne J said...

LOVE the way you've used this.. it is amazing and just totally WOW.. amazing.. and So so PERFECT..wow...

thanks for sharing..... wow.

Diana said...

LOVE the LO. And the message, yes, very important.

Marelize said...

What a gorgeous layout Helen! I love the papers, the photos and the whole message behind it! Beautiful!! :)

aussiescrapper said...

Oh Helen, you make this stunning layout look super easy to make, I just love how you use the 3 b&w photos, they just pop against this stunning backdrop, I love the journalling message too. I totally hear you re: enough DT's, I have scaled down to one layout per month and super happy. Love your layout girl. Melx

Melinda said...

Oh this is just GORGEOUS on so many levels! Love your message behind the layout and I also truely believe that too! Thanks for the reminder :)) xx

Lynette said...

I love your step-by-step...it tells us so much of your creative process. Great layout, makes me want to break out my "For the Record" kit.

Thank you Helen, the parcel from you were here when we arrived home from our holiday...a lovely welcome I might add.

scrapbookertink said...

Hi Helen, what a gorgeous layout, love the elements and the message is so true. In answer to your questions on my blog, I am studying for a BA(Hons) in Education which is very time consuming but very rewarding. Enjoy the weekend x

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Helen, what a gorgeus page....just a amazing LO!!!!
I just love how you use the 3 photos and I enjoy the message in the journaling!!!!
The message is so true!!!
I enjoy every single details....
Have a wonderful weekend with the family!!!Hugs from Brazil
Cynthia

Craftylicious said...

This is gorgeous Helen! I love how you scrapped your kids with your youngest so beautifully! and Thanks for sharing the tute on how u made this gorgeous piece! :)

Fi said...

What a fun layout Helen, love the color choice and everything you used to pull it all together. Great take on the sketch as well.

yyam said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the photos and the placement of the elements! Beautifully composed Helen!

sandi said...

What a wonderful lo! Love everything about this!

Eila Sandberg said...

Finally reclaimed the 'puter from DH and am backtracking your blog. Always makes me feel really good visiting you, your layouts are such brilliant inspiration and I just love to see how you create them. With 3 beautiful kiddos you never run out of photos to scrap either! Totally agree with you about the parental responsibility even if I don't have any offspring myself. Hopping to your previous post now! xxooo

carlies said...

hey friend what very gorgeous page and thanks for sharing how you did make your layout .
and have awonderful week
hugs carla

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Yep, same goes yet, couldn't find my comment, blogger took it without our permission : (
Any, I love not just your layout, you amazed me with your photography skill every time!