Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Bird is the Word Has a New Challenge Up! {"Share" Layout - Glitz Design - Vintage Blue}

Hi there blog friends!  
First up I want to tell you about a problem I'm having with commenting - 
not sure if it is a problem with my browser, certain blogs or what but I type out the comment click to publish it & a box pops up that says "Google Chrome cannot connect to this page" or something like that!  

It won't allow me to click back into the blog or comment box so I have to close the tab & open it again, and sometimes I don't have the time so I'm a bit muddled up now on what I've commented on and what I THINK I've commented on, very annoying!  

Anyway, when I have time for another round I'll try to rectify that but for now I have a couple of layouts I need to be working on instead.

There's a new challenge up at BIRD IS THE WORD to use the word SHARE anywhere on your project, and remember to also mention Bird is the Word & link up to it in your post, as well as linking up your project on the Inlinkz tool.  

I got these new Glitz Design "Vintage Blue" papers really early this month as they came with my Little Black Dress kit last month.  
It seems to me that there may be some connection between Glitz Design & Little Black Dress &, as they are one of my fave manufacturers, that's a good thing for me as I hope to get a steady supply of Glitz goodness in my kits!

I don't have a lot of white space on this layout but I love it all the same.  
The papers inspired me to create a page FULL of Victorian decadence of blue & yellow 
(yellow being a very frequently used colour during the Victorian era).

I added in 3 doilies & spritzed the bottom 2 with a few different colours of glimmer mist, 
cut my patterned paper into scallop shapes, inked & distressed them and layered them up with some corrugated board between them & a lush metallic gathered ribbon edging peeking out.

I made the flower using a giant "Gluber" (glue-dot) from Cosmo cricket & the ribbon that came with my kit, just cut it in half lengthways first as it was very wide, then gathered it from the outside in & layered a crochet leaf & 2 buttons on top of each other for the centre.  
The scalloped newsprint came with the kit so I just inked it with a couple of colours & added various feathers behind it & to the side for a real old-fashioned flourish.

Supplies List:-

Little Black Dress Kit - Out of the Blue (August 2011) kit
Printed papers - Glitz Design - Vintage Blue - Vintage Blue Stripe,
Vintage blue Rose & Vintage Blue Toile
Alpha Stickers - Authentique "Diction"
Book pages & scallop shape - kit
Ribbon, crochet leaf & buttons - kit
Blue Alpha stickers - Basic Grey - Boxer
Metallic pleated ribbon - local haberdashery
Ink - Yellow, Blue, Dark Brown - Colour Box
Doilies & Feathers - stash
Mists - Blue Hydrangea - Maya Road
Lemon Zest - Tattered Angels
Log Cabin - Smooch Spritz
Stick Pin - Making Memories
Seam-binding - Pixie Dust Paperie
Chipboard Elements - Crate Paper - Portrait

You still have 2.5 weeks to upload your layout.  Each Bird is the Word challenge is open for a WHOLE MONTH but, as there is a new challenge set once a fortnight, it means that there is a 2 week overlap where there are 2 challenges running concurrently, so you still have 4 DAYS to get your MEMORY projects in for the chance to win an entire kit from Tidbitz in Time, shipped anywhere in the world!

Click in to take a look at this month's kit - gosh, it's beautiful!  There's only ONE disadvantage to being on the Bird is the Word Design Team & that is that I'm not eligible to win any of those kits LOL!


Stefanie said...

I am always wowed by your colour choices and how you make it all sing in harmony together.
Love all the layering you achieve.
I actually cracked open my smooches and spritzes the other day for my ladies to play with. Baby steps...LOL.

Mitralee said...

yeah closeups! I have been dying to know what kind of blue ribbon that was (LOVE IT!) and if those words were stickers or whatnot! Thank goodness for your awesome photography skills because now I can sleep tonight knowing those answers! JK! But I seriously love this layout. There is something to be said about blue and yellow together. And those feathers rock too!

tania said...

oh but this is a beauty:) love the blue with the sepia photos:)

Bellaidea said...

Hi! I have for months problem with commenting on all blogs with verification...
Send tons of emails about it...
Still happy on some blogs I CAN comment but some not /like Luzma`s and 100 others:(/.
Well, your layout looks great!
I did my share with MEMORIES and I`m done with SHARE /not sure will download this one since it`s so....strange:) for me.
Have a nice scrappy day! I just got 50 new photos!

Lea said...

This is so beautiful and such a sweet picture! Love those feathers!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Decadent, lush, rish and just plain oooh-ey! Aren't they the sweetest your girls. Such a precious photo Helen. Love the close-ups so that I can really see everything properly, yummy!! xoxoxo

Rachael Funnell said...

TOTALLY DIVINE is this Layout Helen!!!!
I thought it was the Glitz Design - Vintage Blue.... YOU LUCKY DUCk!! hehehe
A BEAUTIFUL photo of your Girls!!
Love all your Close UPS, the layers, SO love the Colors & the Design!!!
Over all BEAUTIFUL!!!

Kerryn said...

Such a beautiful page Helen! Isn't it wonderful as a parent seeing the bonds between our children. Very special indeed :).

Jasmine S said...

The first word that comes to mind, DIVINE. This is just so beautiful. I am in love with the colors but the doilies, the ribbon, the flower, the feathers and that gorgeous photo. Just love it Helen.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos, the colors and loveeeeeeeeeeeee the feathers! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Blossom inch said...

Hi! Helen, this page is absolutely stunning and I am really blown away seeing it. What an amazing layout with full details and beautiful pics of your both DD. Love love love all of it and the seam binding, flower, feathers, doilies, colors and all of it.

Diana said...

Victorian decadence indeed!
Very sweet page. Love the sisters "thing" :-)

Lynette said...

These colours are so pretty...you really have such an amazing eye for colour and design....must be your fashion background.

yyam said...

On wow! This is gorgeous! Love the photos and the yummy layers...Victorian Decadence indeed. Just brilliant work Helen! :)

Cathy said...

Beautiful LO Helen.. love the new Glitz Design papers and can't wait to get my hands on some!! You've done an amazing job as usual with all the detailed layering, and I love the fabric touches!! Have a wonderful day :)) hugs

sandi said...

Wow! This is simply GORGEOUS! EVERYTHING is stunning...the journaling, typed words, mix, layering...yup, everything is gorgeous! Love this!

Lizzyc said...

hi.. this is stunning.. i love the colors and the feel is one of elegance.. gorgeous flower, and the ribbon just seems to fall so beautifully.. a wonderful take on the challenge..

Alison said...

The layers and colours are fab Helen!
Alison xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a brilliant creation, love the used of doilies and the blue.... precious photo of your girls too!

jax said...

Very special page that highlights a very special relationship, x