Friday, 12 August 2011

Colour Combos Galore 204 - Fly Away Home Grid Layout {Featuring Pretty Paper Petals!}

Today is reveal day over at Colour Combos Galore & the palette is a bit stronger & more earthy this week.

The Designer's Challenge this week is to focus on GRID DESIGN - eek!  That's out of the box for me!!

The simplest solution for me was to make a photo collage in Picasa - check!  There's the grid!!
I added some ribbon trim all around it to emphasize the lines & used some contrasting cardstock beneath it to emphasize it further.

I chose photos from our Zambia trip in January this year, as they matched with the outdoorsy colours.

As you can see the journaling doesn't tell a very happy tale but when I was looking at these photos that's all I could think about...and surely that is what journaling is all about?  
Writing from the heart rather than calling the layout "Happy Families" & hiding the truth that will form a part of our family history?

Finally I received my first parcel from PRETTY PAPER PETALS, the flower & embellishment company whose Design Team I am on.  
I used this beautiful cotton lace bloom to soften up my grid.
See my new vine punch?!  
Yay I don't have to use the giant starburst flower one every time any more!

I came up with my title based on the fact that it has not been decided whether the separation will be permanent or temporary, and obviously we want it to be the latter...

Supplies List:-

Blue & Green cardstock - American Crafts
Printed Papers  & Journaling sticker- Sassafras Lass Indie Girl
Ribbon - stash
Vine punch - Martha Stewart Crafts
Faux stitching - using Shachihata Artline 200 - Fine 0.4
Journaling - using American Crafts Precision Pen 0.3
Inks - Chestnut Roan & Creamy Brown
Green prints around journaling sticker (including man on bicycle) Studio Calico (Promotional Cards)
Butterfly punches - Martha Stewart Crafts
Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - Fabric Chipboard Letter Stickers "Doll"

If you are on Facebook you can go & "Like" Pretty Paper Petal's Page & buy directly off Facebook if you like - just click HERE.

Happy Shopping & Happy Weekend girls!


Rene Sharp said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! Have a lovely weekend :)

Bellaidea said...

Lots of great photos, I wonder who took them :)
Huds and thanks for all nice comments !

Diana said...

The photos are so perfect for the LO. Incredible. love the grid, it's very "me" ;-)
Sad story yes, but I'm with you, get it all down, warts and all. It's the truth.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful layout, I especially love the ribbon treatment behind the journaling block, very creative!!!

Toni Cartwright said...

WOW i so love that vine punch!!! I WANT IT??? LOL
This Layout is so so subtle i just love it!! you have worked magic with those colour and that grid is just a rockin girlfriend!!!!
Have a great weekend!!

Jasmine S said...

What a fabulous way to showcase multiple photos and I love the ribbon border. Yep, we have to remember the sad things too I guess. Great page.

yyam said...

It is a beautiful page Helen. Love the gird for the photos. Wonderfully embellished.

I'm all for being real on my pages. Documenting what actually happened even though I always end on a high note, preferring to focus on the brighter side of life.

Unknown said...

Helen, I think you did an awesome job on your page..sorry to hear about the bad news. Btw, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me encouraging comments. I really appreciate that...sorry I haven't visited in awhile, I've been so busy making tags, I'm getting crossed-eyed :)
Take care my friend..regards to your family.
Hugs, Marivic

Lea said...

Using a collage is a great idea for the grid! Love this!!!

tania said...

beautiful,love the flower and the punch is super!! may the layout's story have a happy ending:)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow wow wow!!! Every time you create something... I am moreeeeeeeeeeee and moreeeeeeeeeeeeee amazed at your talent!! I just loveeeeeee this! I loveeeeeeeeeeee all the photos, the colors and the ribbons! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Hi my dear.....first congrats for be DT in pretty deserved !!
I love your page ...just another great layout !!I love the gorgeus and this punch is samething!!!!
I wish a wonderful weekend!!
Kisses and huges

Marelize said...

Oh, what a gorgeous layout Helen! I love the the photo collage and the colours are just amazing!
Have a great weekend! :)

Mitralee said...

Great job with the grid. I have made one once or twice, but I was trying to create many scrap pages at once for friends who all attended the same event and I needed the process to be quicker. You left yourself enough room to add all the pretty details on. I really like that lace on the edge on the bottom where you rumpled it around the journalling tag. It is a serious message, but an important one.I really like the colors on this challenge too. The flower is sweet!

Heather Jacob said...

this week is an amazing palette and inspiration ... and you have done an awesome job here Helen ...always from your heart and full of passion ... hope you are gradually feeling better ... hugz x

sandi said...

Great job with the challenge Helen! The pics are fab for the grid...clever you using Picasa. Scrapbooking is about scrapping life, as it is,...sometimes those times are filled with heartbreaks. Thank goodness that most of life is upbeat and amazing! :)

Bente Fagerberg said...

Gorgeous layout Helen.Even you my friend, did a wonderful take on the grid experiment. It is good to be challenged sometimes...
Sorry about what's going on but hopefully things work out for the best!

Trudi Harrison said...

Awesome interpretation of the palette and the designer's challenge Helen. The reality is that Life is not always full of 'warm and fuzzy' moments, kudos to you for documenting the sad, 'real' events that can and do occur.

Alison said...

Great LO Helen, and yes, we should be truthful in our journalling!
Alison xx

Pearl said...

such a great multi ! fresh color combo too , hun !!!

Unknown said...

what great multi pictures on your page so wonderful

hugs carla

Lilith Eeckels said...

This is so beautiful even if the story is sad. But that is life and those things need to be documented as well and you have done a marvellous job. GORGEOUS!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Awesome multi photo layout...and you rocked this color combo. Your designer background is seen in your beautiful layouts.

Kerryn said...

You have captured the palette beautifully. Although a bittersweet layout, I love that you have kept it real :).

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

Stunning...I so love the way you created your photo grid, the ribbon trim, the border pieces, that gorgeous bloom and that awesome journaling sticker... :)