Thursday, 25 August 2011

A Coupla Crazy Chix Layout - Stuff 2 Scrap Colour/Chipboard Challenge

Thursday already & all you've seen from me are a couple of sneaks!  

Well, good news!  
Tonight Color Combos Galore goes live with a new challenge so I will be able to share my layout created for Combo 206 with you all here SHORTLY! 

 I have actually created 6 layouts this week but can only share this one with you today - the Color Combos Galore one with you soon - the Bird is the Word one with you on Monday - and the 3 for Scrapbook Kits with Jules NEXT Friday!

I was missing the blog so squeezed this one in so that I have something to share with you all today 
{and to support a bloggy friend's challenge!}

All the white & colourful text on the black background paper is pre-printed so you can see that this was not a complicated page to make.

I am entering this page in Chantal Vandenberg's challenge over at Stuff  2 Scrap.  You can get all the details here but I've also screen-snipped the main details for you below!
If you want to play along you have until the end of the month to support Chantal & Stuff 2 Scrap!

I enlarged a photo of my daughter Cami, together with her best friend, taken recently & at night.  
As night shots are rarely crystal clear I sharpened it up & converted it to black & white, 
a good trick to crisp up a slightly fuzzy image.

I tucked in a couple of doilies sent to me by super cool scrapper Rachael Funnel, all the way from Australia & also used a piece of chipboard picket fencing (take note of the sweet hearts instead of the points!) courtesy of Imaginarium Designs Chipboard - 
who recently sent me a humongous envelope of free chipboard - woo hoo!   

If you would like to buy some of this BEAUTIFUL chipboard it is available EXCLUSIVELY through Seriously Scrapbooking in Adelaide, Australia 
but you are able to buy online from them & they ship internationally!  
Chipboard is small, flat & light so postage is cheap!

I adhered sand onto the fence before painting it, to give it some texture, then varnished it with some glitter varnish for some sparkle!
I cut out the 4 little birdies from a greetings card that I bought especially to cut up. 
{I'm sure you've all done something similar!} and raised the top ones up on pop-dots for a 3D effect.


Backing paper - Stemma
Red cardstock - Colourmates
Pink cardstock - Bazzill
Doilies - Grocery Store
Stick pins - Little Yellow Bicycle
Glitter Nail varnish - Essence Multi-Dimension XXXL Shine
Alphas - American Crafts "Remarks" Porter - Aqua
Birds - cut from greetings card
Sticker - Hambly Screen Prints Clear Sticker
Tiny alphas - Making Memories
Chipboard fence - Imaginarium Designs
Paint - Acrylic Paint Dabber - Pool - Ranger
Font - Arial Unicode MS


Diana said...

The black is so unusual for you but it looks fab!
Those little birds are just DARLING.

Rachael Funnell said...

Hey Helen!!OMGoodness Helen this my friend, Has the WOWZERS factor.......... Love it! love it!
Such a Bright & cheerful Layout!!!
Also Lovin the Doilies!! *Wink* *Wink*
A JOY to see you playing along over @ Stuff 2 Scrap!!! Hope too see you again NEXT month....xx
P.S Have a wonderful Weekend!!

Alison said...

Love that backing paper...great LO! Hope the meds are working
Alison xx

Lea said...

Nothing wrong with a great pre-printed background! Beautiful layout with very striking colors! Love the little chicks!!!

dstandard said...

Hit me right off with the black and pink - fabulous page!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh wow Helen!!! What an awesome suprise!!! I am SO STOKED that you have played along and MAN OH MAN this layout is UNREAL!!! You have taken these colours to a whole new level! I REALLY LOVE this so much! I think this is my new fave of yours... ever! I'm crazy about it! Thanks again so much for playing along with us at Stuff 2 Scrap - you have made my day!!!

Have a lovely weekend - you are such a sweetie!


Mitralee said...

holy beaners! you really got that all to work so nicely! I struggle with preprinted and it's a good thing you told me was I was getting all squintey eyed trying to figure out how you made those!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!! WOW WOW WOW!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee that photo, the birdies...and that background paper ROCKS! :):):):):):):):):)

yyam said...

Love the graphic feel of this layout! Especially with the fun typology! Very visually appealing! :)

Hope you are feeling much better my friend! :)

Shayne said...

Gorgeous. Did you print on the cardstock or was it a pre-printed one?

Stunning colour combo and definately has the 'wow' factor x

Colleen B. said...

Helen this is so the graphic look and you have rocked Chantal's colour combo! Thank you for playing along @ Stuff 2 Scrap :)

Lynette Jacobs said...

I love this...and you sure nailed this challenge. Hope you are feeling better.

Marilyn said...

Super COOL!!! look like a media!! I hope you're feeling better!! Fabulous work as always!! A Big Hug!!! :)

Leonie said...

oh WoW!!! love this one Helen. Perfect paper for the colour challenge, love the little floral chicks, too cute! Cheers LEonie.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW!!! I just LOVE how those colors stand out against the dark color background, WOWZER!!!

Denise Price said...

What a cute, eye-catching layout! I love the colorful letters, and I adore those little birds. :)

I just started going back and reading the "Creative Journeys" interviews on Keshet Shenkar Starr's blog, and today I read your interview. I was really impressed by your story of perseverance, so I decided to take a look at your blog. I'm a follower now!

Georgia Heald said...

What an amazing lo, those letters just make the whole page pop, an adorable photo to boot! xox

Chantelle said...

WOW, this LO certainly pops out - it's beautiful Helen - love the added colour and the chipboard fence - so cute!! Thanks for playing along at Stuff 2 Scrap.

Anita Tillman said...

What a breath of fresh air - Love to see something different - love the parinted background and love those little birdies! Thanks for playing along! xox

Eila Sandberg said...

Good grief girl, you ARE back to your normal self!! all rearing and spitting out gorgeousness on a conveyor belt! YAY!! You worked those colours just brilliantly Helen, love your happy cool page! and the sneak really has wetted my appetite. Mwah!

Pearl said...

awesome ! designing with Type is always great with this graphic approach !

sandi said...

Love, love, love this Helen! The bright colors look fab against the black. Great pic of your dd and her friend as well...all put together in such a sweet upbeat manner! :)

Lisa Amiet said...

This is stunning Helen! Love how you have worked those colours! Thanks for joining in xoxo