Thursday, 5 May 2011

The Guy in the Tuxedo {Colour Combos Galore 190/Creative Scrappers 154} plus Punch Tutorial


If you don't play here shame on you!  It's definitely one of the coolest places to hang on the web & look at this lush combo!
Lovely sketch here too - I rotated it one turn to the right & replaced the 3 photos for one large one...

I can't find any more elaborate punches {Martha Stewart border punches) online at the moment - every time I do they are sold out.  There are about 4 designs that I am after.  I have a few but I am so bored with them.
So I had this brainwave to use my small doily punch & just punch tons of doilies then overlap them slightly to create an elaborate lacy border.

I took a sheet of 2007 WRMK paper & used the reverse "vanilla" side to mist & flick paint all over. 

Thoroughly enjoyed that then soaked in a hot tub while it all dried :)

My youngest daughter has nicknamed our kitten (Chives) "The guy in the Tuxedo" because of his white front & black body - I thought that was pretty clever for a 10 year old...
That banner was my final addition, made ultra simple by Lily Bee banner stickers from their "Picket Fence" line.

Suppplies:-

Background paper - WRMK Coppered Out - Crochet (Reverse Side)
Black cardstock - Bazzill
Mists - Maya Road Sunflower Yellow, Tattered Angels Lemon Zest, Studio Calico Clover, Tattered Angels Key Lime Pie, Tattered Angels Jazz Blue, Studio Calico Calico Cream, Memories Mists Diet Cola
Paints - Making Memories Daiquiri, Manilla, Lemon
Alphas (stash), Creative Memories & Provocraft
Rub-ons - LSS & Basic Grey
Patterned paper - Studio Calico Eternal Summer
Twine - Divine Twine
Banner Stickers - Lily Bee Picket Fence
Flocked brads - Creative Imaginations

21 comments:

Jasmine S said...

Cute cute. I just love his nickname. Gorgeous.
Love the paint splatters and what a fab idea with the punch.

Nadhrah Maidin said...

Beautiful work, adoring the effects. Very cool

dstandard said...

Love all the misting - beautiful page!

Sabrina said...

That's a beautiful border, Helen!! Thanks for sharing!! I love how you made the title :)

Rene' Sharp said...

I have been eyeing that punch for a while now. I LOVE my Martha punches and have a whole bunch!! This is another wonderful page Helen!! We also have a black & white cat. Enjoy the rest of your week x

Eila Sandberg said...

Oh I can SO totally relate to the shortage of supplies issue. I have to import 99% of everything from the US paying excruciating fees. Really creative to put that punch to re-newed use, the border looks really pretty Helen! That is one mighty impressive list of mists and a brill result too. Mr Chives is one handsome fellow, clever Cami - spot on with the tux! xxxx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love how you used that MS punch, awesome creation!

Rachael Funnell said...

Soo Much Awesomeness here!! LOVE it....
Loving that Punch, it's now on my wish list!! LOL......
XXX

Patricia said...

The frame is awesome... good good work. this cat is adorable, beautiful phhoto!

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

This is awesome! I love the way you have painted and built up your background...and I love the doilie lace border that you created...clever girl. The bunting is also super cute. This is all so divine... :)

Melinda said...

Oh I just love everything about this layout!!! How gorgeous is that background and your punching!! Just AWESOME!!! :))xx

Leanne J said...

oh oh.. thansk for the most awesome tip... will file that one away in my head sometimes..
and i love that page..esp love love the background..yummy..yummy... woohoo.

scrapbookertink said...

Hi Helen, so love the use of the punch what a creative way to use them, also like how you tackle two challenges with one layout, almost like multi-tasking and we are good at that, fabulous layout enjoy the rest of the week.

Alison said...

Love what you did with the punch Helen...fab LO!
Alison xx

Charmane said...

Gorgeous Colour Combo and sketch too!!! awesome!!!

love your layout and how you created your frame with the punch!!! fantastic!

MARILYN said...

So cute!! love the background work! Fabulous idea with the punch. Love your Chives. Take Care!!
Hugs!! :)

Cathy said...

LOVE your LO Helen.. the colours look fab and your punched border frame and paint work looks fantastic!! Have a lovely weekend :)

Bente Fagerberg said...

I can see why getting hold of every scrap supply would be an issue in SA. I live in a country where most things are very easily accessible, still I have to import a lot of what I want. Mostly because I don't want to wait until it arrives here!
I love the picture of Mr. Tux and I think your DD has come up with a very appropriate name for him!...LOL! Very clever indeed!
The layout is very cool and artsy. Well done on the paint effects. Love all the droplets. And the frame is such a cool idea too. thanks for sharing, my friend!
Hope you have a fab week end!

Pearl said...

wonderful background you've created with all the different mediums ! way to go !

teacher jessy said...

You are so clever with the punch!! The outcome is awesome and yes, Cami is so creative with the name! Such a precious layout :)

carlies said...

Hey friend how very Gorgeous page and I love the punched border Very clever idea.
Big hugs carla