Monday, 23 May 2011

Sketchy Thursdays/The Colour Room {Love You More - every day}

*** Edited to add***  Ooopsie girls - I forgot to add that I am also submitting this for The Studio Challenges Dimensional challenge here this month***  You have until the end of the month to link up any project using layers & dimension so why not play along?!***


Happy New Week Creative People!  I created this layout last week for my Guest Designer month over at Sketchy Thursdays.  Please pop on over & have a look at their blog & sketches!  They are a super-friendly site & a great place to play - very chilled & no problem with combining their sketches with other challenges - they also feature lots of their favourite layouts each week so you could be a Sketchy Thursdays Fave!


I haven't blogged my first 2 week's sketches at Sketchy Thursdays yet!  I have so much to blog about these days & I just can't get to it fast enough.  I think I may start scheduling my posts in the near future - maybe that will help.


I fussy-cut an entire sheet of Echo Park Springtime to use as my embellishments.  As soon as I saw the "Spring Feathers" patterned paper in person I just wanted to cut into it straight away!  It took me an hour to cut up the whole sheet but I did it while having a chat to my little daughter so time passed quickly :)

I printed these photos as a collage in Picasa.  Picasa is a FREE photo editing/storage program & is absolutely awesome.  My long-time blog readers will be sick & tired of hearing me say that but I just love it more each day (like the title of this layout!) hee hee...So if you don't have it DOWNLOAD IT NOW...


The scalloped paper is by K I Memories & it's called Daisy Calendar paper.  It comes pre-stitched - awesome!  Did you notice that I tied in my title with the paper?  Because the paper has the days of the week on it I called my layout "Love you More {every day}" - get it?  I try to do that kind of thing wherever possible, just personalizes your page just that little bit more don't you think?

All the Design Team members at Once Upon a Sketch are being sponsored for the rest of the year by Imaginarium Designs chipboard so that's why you're seeing a little chipboard revival here!  I actually have tonnes of chipboard (as well as being sent an A4 envelope of the latest designs each month) but I just kinda gave up using it - it is definitely making a big comeback though I've noticed - have you?

The bling is from a multi-coloured sheet by Little Yellow Bicycle.  They also do really cute miniature doilies.  So if you are in a store remember to check out their section - they have some handy embellishments.

 

I layered up my fussy-cutting quite a lot with foam pads & 3D glue-dots.  Another trick is to not adhere everything - like the leaves for example - so that the dimension is more obvious & everything is not so flat.  I matted the photo with blue tulle (Vintage Inspired Netting) from Webster's Pages, which is almost indistinguishable in the photos but really made a difference in real life - see if you can spot it in the photo above.



Because I am getting the sketches a week early as a Guest Designer I am required to return them by Tuesday - ready to launch on Thursday - so I have been combining them with the latest palettes at The Colour Room, which closes on Thursday evenings.

This week I forgot to upload my Colour Room layout (even though I had finished it on Tuesday) because I have a house full of sick children & was busy playing Florence Nightingale as well as preparing for my first "real" photo-shoot, which took place on Friday morning.  (Read about it here & let me know what you think).  Anyway, I uploaded it late (better late than never) but I was disappointed in myself for letting that happen...

Supplies:-

Paper - Basic Grey Curio - Cabriole
K I Memories - Daisy Calendar paper
Echo Park - Springtime - Spring Feathers
Tulle - Blue Vintage Inspired Netting (Webster's Pages)
Bling - Little Yellow Bicycle
Chipboard - Imaginarium Designs
Paint - Daiquiri - Making Memories
Paint - White - Dala
Yellow alphas - American Crafts Remarks - Beckett - (Dandelion)
Journal pen - Artline 200 FINE 0.4 Black

18 comments:

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

I LOVE this LO. It is superb! I love that you fussy cut your paper for embellishments...they look gorgeous! I also love the bling that you've added and it is so clever that you tied in your title with your paper...really clever indeed. :)
Have a fantastic week...

Kerryn said...

This is gorgeous Helen! I loved how you've used that pretty soft colour palette :).

Rachael Funnell said...

Oooooooooooozing with Gorgeous here Helen!! I SO love Stopping by here,there is always SOOOOO much Awesome Creations here!!!! & what a Sensational Idea with fussy Cutting with Echo Park , I may have to try that.... hehehehhehe
You always put SO much detail in your Post! I Love that.....
Have A Wonderful WEEK!!
XXX

dstandard said...

WOW this is just gorgeous Helen! Awesome details!

Heather Jacob said...

wow saw this on TCR sooooooooooooooo exquisite and beautiful .... you are always so inspiring Helen ..big hugz xoxox

Jasmine S said...

The colors of the papers match so perfectly with DS's clothes. This just looks stunning.

yyam said...

Just gorgeous Helen!!! Beautiful pics, amazingly scrapped! :)

Jolanda said...

wow Helen,this is very pretty!!!
I really LOVE your work!
x

Stefanie said...

You did it again. You combine the prettiest papers and flowers with boy photos and make a work of art. Great title work too. Hats off, and kudos.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love this till the bits, so soft and lovely with great details as always!

~blogging from home! : ) ahh...
by the way, received the goodies you sent when I got home, thanks a lot, can't wait to play with them.

Sophia said...

This LO is simply gorgeous. Love all the little details and the colour combo is superb...great job!!!

Sabrina said...

Hi Helen!! I am so loving the background paper!! You rocked the palette, it's soft but stunning!! I would suggest that you schedule your post since you have too many DT assignments. lol. It's already middle of the week, hope you had a great week so far :)))

Cynthia Lloréns said...

My dear friend.....you are such a great friend!!!!!!I love evrything in here.This page is stunning and I love all the details and the color combo is great at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a wonderful week
Kisses and huges from Brazil
Cynthia

Lynette said...

This is such a stunning colour palette and you pulled it off perfectly. (as usual) Your scrapping has gone into a totally new direction.

Craftylicious said...

I love this Helen!! Just amazing!! :) All that fussy cutting and layering is simply gorgeous my friend!! :)

Anna said...

Gorgeeous layout, love all the cut flowers! Thank you for playing along with us at The Studio!

topkatnz said...

LOL - you made those colours work a little better for you than I did! Well done:)

Pearl said...

Beautiful pics you've scrapped with , Helen ! love the color combo too ! & OMG ! a year's supply of Imaginarium's chippies !!!! that would cost a fortune to buy here ! lol lucky you !!!