Wednesday, 4 May 2011

I love the Way you still call me Mummy {Full Detail Post}

Well tonight is the night that Colour Combos Galore closes their weekly challenge (every Wednesday) so there will be a new challenge up soon & I haven't even shared mine (in full) from last week!

I used quite a few paints & mists on my background so thought I'd photograph them all to show you.  (You can see them itemised in my supplies list at the bottom of this post).
I started with a dapply background & added paints & mists to make it even more interesting.  The clear plastic circle you see is a lid off a tub of biscuits I bought (I have a whole basket full of various different sized circles) for use as masks & stencils.

I added some texture paste to my paints to thicken them up a bit so that when I stamped with the bubble-wrap stamp the circles would come out splotchy & thick.
My top tip for painting is to use a plastic bag under your work (I have a huge one that I keep & re-use)- makes much more sense than paper as nothing gets stuck to it!

Another tip is to use your Embossing Heat Tool to dry your layers.  Of course you could wait for them to dry but I can't (I never wait as I create my layouts in "one hit" - never come back to it or take a few days over it - just the way I like to work & have always done this.) 
And if you don't wait/or dry you run the risk of a mooshy mess the colour of the choice is yours :)

I used another Creative Scrappers sketch so last month I completed all four of their sketches.

The "Designer's Challenge" last week was to add shine to your layout, hence my use of the floating bits of bling, the glossy letter stickers & the sheeny seam-binding. 

The glimmer-mists are sparkly too, as is the one pearly paint that I used.  The pretty white flowers are LYB Crepe Paper Lace Stickers.

The miniature doilies are also by Little Yellow Bicycle.  Apparently Martha Stewart also does some but I've never seen those for sale in any of the online stores I order from. 

I twisted the ribbon & stapled it on for something out of the ordinary :)

These tiny alpha stickers are Creative Memories ones & may not be available any longer, I'm not sure as their stuff is so difficult to come by (not sold through the stores) but I so prefer the look of them to the teeny square alpha stickers that are around a lot these days.

That hint of orangey peach you see above comes from Tattered Angels "SUNSHINE" mist & is a very versatile colour to have in your stash.

Painted/misted/textured backgrounds are really IN these days.  If you are starting out I recommend the Rangers Perfect Pearls ones as they are really shiny, and the Studio Calico Mister Huey for a more opaque effect.

Tattered Angels mists are gorgeous.  Maya Road mists not so much.  Not so sparkly or special but then again I love their "Blue Hydrangea" colour so I suppose buying a couple of each brand & starting off with 6 - 8 mists would be a good starting point.


Metallic graphite cardstock - Colourmates
Pink patterned paper - Crate Paper (Emma's Shoppe) Quilts
White floral filigree ribbon - Little Yellow Bicycle (Crepe Paper Lace Stickers)
Pink Seam Binding -My Mind's Eye {Madison Avenue}
Doilies - Little Yellow Bicycle
Bling - Bo Bunny & My Mind's Eye
Pearl - Prima
Alphas - Dear Llizzy for American Crafts (CHA Summer 2010)
Teeny alphas - Creative Memories
Paint - Dala White Acrylic
Pearl Metallic Shades - L'il Davis Designs
Modeling Paste - Reeves (texture paste/paint thickener)
Pink - Strawberries & Cream & Shopping Bag by Making Memories
Maya Mist - Blue Hydrangea
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists - Sunshine & Rose Tea
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist - Perfect Pearl (clear - for shine)
Black ink - Doodlebug Pigment Pad
Kaisercraft Bubble-wrap stamp


Alison said...

I wish my misting turned out like yours helen!
Alison xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a lovely mess, love that background!!!

Hey, thanks for your purchase, got everything in as instructed, shipping cost is accurate this time, be ensure that Pixie Dust Paperie will charged only actual shipping cost, anything extra will be refunded.

I put in a few more crinkled ribbons for you in the package (on the house) thanks! I should send you an email instead but I am so caught up with my paper work, since I am here, might as well just let you know, and ya, the package was out yesterday.

Eila Sandberg said...

HA you certainly don't need any of the Shimmerz spritzes, you've got plenty of bottled shine and glitz already my dear!! superb list of supplies and fab descriptio of techniques used. Exactly what we rookies appreciate so much! he he yup, been thinking about the blog for ever but never thought I would actually get down to putting one together. Rather chuffed with myself if I may say so. Thanks sweetie for the visit and thank you for becoming a follower! it means the world to me. Take care miss Helen! xxooo

Stefanie said...

Wow, you sure do make them pretty with loads of layers.
I think I am a simpler girl at heart...excluding these delishous inspirations I get from my muses.

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

Love the way you created your background for this layout...absolutely amazing! I also love the way you have attached your ribbon.

Thanks for all the sweet comments on my blog and in the online're a sweetie pie! :)

Rachael Funnell said...

WOW! Thanks for sharing your Steps in achiving your Background & your other Details on your LO.....
Which is Totally Gorgeous... As is your Girl!

Heather Jacob said...

wonderful helen just wonderful thanks for sharing all of this .... mwah !!!! love what you have done here so arty and your daughter is soooooooooo beautiful .... she still calls you mummy which is gorgeous..... our daughter who is 37 sometimes calls me "mummy" especially if she is feeling in a loving mood LOL ... we always give each other hugs and tell each other "I love You " ... so important to show love don't you think ??? big hugz x

Jasmine S said...

Just beautiful and how sweet that she calls you Mummy. It is so nice to keep them as young as we can for as long as we can.
And I love your little tutorial on how you created this gorgeous LO.

tania said...

This layout is some kind of {heavenly} beautiful helen and she is super cute:)

Diana said...

Pretty--everything! Great post.

Pearl said...

wow ! lots of trendy little details here ! love the title too ! ;)

Jessy Christopher said...

Gosh I love that background!! So many pretty mess you used. Lol. Such a beautiful layout!!

Lynette Jacobs said...

I could never achieve such a pretty mess. Gorgeous work Helen.