Sunday, 19 June 2011

She Admires Him {Bird is the Word - A New Word Challenge!} plus The Paper Variety/Sketchabilities}







Hi all!  I'm back with my latest Design Team piece for Bird is the Word - There is a new challenge up today using the word ADMIRE/ADMIRES/ADMIRATION so why not play along for the chance to win an entire Tidbitz in Time kit for yourself?  Winner is judged on merit so get working on your best effort :)


You have a full MONTH to enter the challenge for ADMIRE/ADMIRES/ADMIRATION and the challenge for AMAZING is still running for another 2 weeks so get creating & share your  stuff with Bird is the Word!
I found this beautiful sketch at Sketchabilities & you still have 2 weeks to use it & link up to their blog too.  I am also  linking this up to THE PAPER VARIETY for their very cool "Mix up your alphas" challenge they have running right now.  You have a couple more days to link up to be in the running to win there too :)


I used one sheet of My Mind's Eye Paper & divided it into thirds then flipped the centre section over to reveal the heart design & misted over the side sections (before adhering the centre section so that it stayed mist free).  I misted with 2 colours - in specific sections - in retrospect it would have been more effective on white cardstock but it is nonetheless pretty anyways & really glimmery in person  :)


I really wanted this one to be PRETTY and with a sketch like that I knew it would be.  Bling - Check!  Flowers - Check!  Then I added some more pretty touches with misting & pleating of some scalloped paper ribbon that I've had in my stash for forever & a day.  It looks right at  home here :)


I cut my papers first, misted the side panels then pleated up the ribbon on each side of the centre section & adhered the centre panel over the top & the photos on top of that.  Thereafter I added my title "She Admires Him" and my subtitle/journaling "Oh so Happy to Have you", then the fun started with the bling & lastly the flowers.  Embellishments are like jewellery, better left until last &I always put my pages together as above.


The new Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are apparently a new formula & it sure seems that they splodge a lot more - which is great as it's the effect I'm after these days (or maybe it was just because of first time use - not sure!) I used a My Mind's Eye ticket for the date & some very glossy Dear Lizzy alphas for the title.


I am really tackling my flower baskets now as I want to use up all my eclectic bits & pieces & stick to Prima from now on.  Yup I am sold hook, line & sinker!  So as you can see above I added all kinds of interesting bits & pieces from various sources - a felt flower from a local haberdashery, a felt heart & a big flower folded over & peeking out from under the ribbon, also used up quite a few decorative brads - yummy...


As you can see I used two very different types of alphas in my title, to good effect I hope...The shiny "Rainboots" thickers & the very dimensional postage stamp ones in the centre (vintage K & Co. perhaps?).


The lovely sentiment is courtesy of Studio Calico May kit & is from one of MME's latest lines - Stella & Rose.  Again I cut up a Prima swirl into 4 parts for this layout so only actually used one entire one.


Some dimensional shots just for the drool factor...


Can't live without bling & decorative brads, really...


So there you have it.  A tribute layout about my eldest daughter's relationship with her Uncle Dorian, who really is a great uncle & just adores her.

Supplies:-

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye "Happy Valentine" -Sweetheart
Sentiment Card - My Mind's Eye - Stella & Rose - Hattie - "Happy" title 
Glimmer Mist "Pink Bubblegum" & "Lemonzest"
Pale blue mist - Smooch Spritz
Alphas - Thickers "Rainboots" alphas in Berry by Dear Lizzy for American Crafts
Postage stamp alphas - K & Co. 
Bling swirl - Prima
Decorative brads - Making Memories & S.E.I
Glass pebble & decorative pearl- Prima
Felt flowers - haberdashery store
Felt heart - Fiesta felt (cut from flower)
Flowers - Prima & others (local)
Paper ribbon - local




43 comments:

tania said...

oh my...this is beautiful! love the sketch and what you made of it!xxx i also enjoyed the peek into your scrap space,just perfect:)

Anne said...

Anonymous said...Helen, your page is truly beautiful, a real piece of art and my pages look so basic and plain compare to your work ! I love it ! I have never used the little gems but they are really pretty. Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog, coming from you they mean a lot !
XXX

June 19, 2011 9:38 PM

XXOO AMY said...

wow! just beautiful! thanks so much for sharing it with us at TPV!

Diana said...

pretty pretty pretty
very you. VERY.

Trudi Harrison said...

Oh it is absolutely exquisite Helen!!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

WOW! This is gorgeous. I love this....awesome work Helen.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful, from photo to embellishment to all the sweet details, simply beautiful!!

Kerryn said...

This is just gorgeous Helen!! Loving that pleated ribbon on the page!!

dstandard said...

This is just gorgeous Helen! Love all your flowers - I need to do this - I have boxes and boxes and shelves and shelves of flowers to use up!

Sandi Smith said...

Just Gorgeous....awesome work with the sketch! Love all the pretty details!

Mitralee said...

Delightful! Glad you explained that it was mist for the background!! It really is beautiful! Have you thought about making some of your onw flowers? It is so addicting!

Pearl said...

wonderful misting on the background ! this is definitely my new fave layout of yours !!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhh this is GORGEOUS! I love love love the flowers, the title work, the misting... just AMAZING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Melinda said...

Oh Helen this is absolutely DEVINE!!!!! I love all your coloured misting...wow that is so inspirational and your gorgeous flowers and bling really make it one amazing page!!! Take care :))xx

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

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! It is my new favourite layout of yours. I love the misting and I think that it's perfect on the coloured background...so effective. I love the elective mix of flowers that you've used, the bling, the pleated ribbon and those glossy title alphas are super! Well done on a fantastic LO...it is definitely to be admired.

Jolanda said...

Amazing Helen,very beautiful!!!Love the colors!
Have a very nice day!!!

Cathy said...

Stunning LO Helen.. fantastic misting and so much beautiful detail and I love your take on the sketch.. just gorgeous!! Have a wonderful week :))) hugs

Jasmine S said...

Helen this is just simply breathtaking. The photos, the title across the page with the red words, your photos, everything. Just fabulous.

Bellaidea said...

very beautiful page, the photo too!

Irini said...

Helen absolutely gorgeous layout I love the exquisite details!!!!!!
your layouts are always such a feast for the eyes!

Leonie said...

wow so many gorgeous things to gaze at Helen! and you've brought everything together beautifully. Misting is fab!

Heather Jacob said...

OMG !!!!! Helen this is an absolute masterpiece .. perfection .. I love it, all of it .. hugz

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Eye Candy!!!...I really don't know what to say....I love all those bits and pieces!!!! I love how you combine colors and various different stuff! And that pleated ribbon is perfect!!!...hahaha...I said a lot....

Craftylicious said...

wat an amazing layout Helen!! so very beautiful!! you totally rocked the challenge gurl!! :)

scrapbookertink said...

So you survived the sleepover party, then created an amazing layout, love this one sooooo gorgeous, love the flowers and the pleating, have a good week x

Linda64 said...

Beautiful page in fantastic colorcombo. Love all the flowers.

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

This is such a pretty page Helen! Your pictures alone speaks for itself..Then you add it to a Layout? It is incredible! Beautiful work as always Helen..

Yara said...

Oh my!!! This is gorgeous!! beyond words! Love the mix of colors and design! Thanks so much for sharing at The Paper Variety!

yyam said...

Perfection Helen!. Pure perfection! :)

Shona said...

gorgeous love it all :)

pysselpetra said...

absolutely adorable ♥ fab details

Margreet said...

Wow I admire your layout. It's truly gorgeous!!!

Keren Tamir said...

Beatiful layout!! its perfectly laid out!!

April said...

This is stunning!! I love everything about it. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
- April

Eila Sandberg said...

This certainly has the drool factor Helen! had me scrolling up and down for a long time just to soak in all the pretty details. The photos are what I see first, absolutely heartfelt and wonderful! Then I start roaming my eyes over the page and discover so much that I just love; that dotted pleated ribbon is so cute for one, the misting absolutely perfect, so like the tiled alphas too. The cut-up swirls are rather much nicer in smaller snippets rather than plopping the whole thing on the page. I think Petaloo has got some really beautiful flowers lately but of course, Prima rules! Thanks for the visit darling, always look forward to your comments! Strange about Flickr, double checked but on my side everything looks as it should. Have a wonderful rest of the week! Sweden shuts down on Friday, it's Midsummer and we have an exodus of all Stockholmians out to their summer homes. Only tourists left to roam the streets wondering if a disaster hit our capital he he. xoxoxo

sandi said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! Your take on the sketch is just fab and the array of flowers, with all the unique centers, is breathtaking! LOVE this!

ScrappinAnja said...

Wow Helen, i can only admire your layout. It's truly stunning!!! I love everything about it:):)!
Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog :)!

Alison said...

Awesome as always, Helen...so many gorgeous little details!...and the garden is beginning to come back to life thanks!
Alison xx

Suzy said...

Awesome layout! it's so beautiful... love all the details you put on to this lo! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety! :)

Kiki said...

It' s amazing LO!!!!My congrats!!!

Rachael Funnell said...

Now you have 41 comments!!!! LOL!
I thought I had commented on this S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G Layout, lucky i double checked....
Cause this LO is Amazing & Stunning! It really grabs your attention... love it!

Sophia said...

Gorgeous LO, loving your style of late...

MARILYN said...

GORGEOUS!!! Wow...I love it!!!!! Beautiful work, Helen!!! Hugs!!! :)