Thursday, 29 September 2011

Bird is the Word {You & Me Layout} Crate Paper





So there's a new challenge up over at Bird is the Word & the new word is "You & Me" (long word huh?!)  Okay - so this time we chose some WORDS instead of one WORD but it's still all good right?!


I chose to do something a little crazy & not entirely "me" & was inspired by the wonderful Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's work HERE for this one...


Yup that layout right there at the top of Julie's post - 16 Reasons why I love New York - I modified that "basic idea" to work for me on this YOU & ME page.


I remembered I had an ancient Making Memories foam stamp that said "you & me" but it was a corner stamp - so I cut it into 3 pieces - far more flexi don't you think?!?


I created my collage in Picasa {simply the most awesome FREE editing software for AMAZING collages!} & added some Maya Road ribbon all around it.


Got out my trusty DYMO labeling machine & also heavily inked around the edges, in black, pink & yellow cadmium, to tie the whole scheme together.


I quizzed Cami on the journaling & she told me all her "favourite things" she likes to do with her bestie :)


I used a few lovely new Crate Paper Random embellies down the centre of the collage.


It's an unusual page but I think it works.  It really tells the story - and it has enough pretties on it to pass I think!  The stamping was fun - I pretty much suck at stamping as I don't do a lot of it - but I think imperfection works on this page (lucky for me LOL) & the photos are nice enough to carry it off :)

YOU & ME SUPPLIES LIST:-

White cardstock - Bazzill
Ribbon - Maya Road
Stamps - Making Memories
Inks - Black & Pink - Doodlebug
Red - Jenni Bownin - Cough Syrup
Yellow - Yellow Cadmium - Color Box
Embellishments - Crate Paper Random "Stand-Outs"
{Layered stickers & wheels}
Dymo labelling machine & red tape
Picasa free-software




22 comments:

Blossom inch said...

oh my...you rock this layout Helen. So lovely, love those photos of your DDs and what an awesome sentiments here and there and that stamping was nicely done...beautiful page.

Jasmine S said...

So can I tell you about how much I loved this page when I saw it? Everything about it. What a fabulous way to journal. Love the pics. Your stamp was made for this challenge. And I think this is one of my faves for sure. You certainly rocked this one.

Violette said...

Lovely! I love how you did the background writing all the things they like to do together. It's great!

Alia said...

One of my favorite pages of yours!!

Kerryn said...

Such a super fun page! Love that you chopped up your stamp to make it work better ;).

yyam said...

This is such a fun layout! I love that it's totally different from your usual style...even though it still has some elements that are you...the pretty bits and the sweet pink! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I am in LOVE with this FUN lo! I loveeeeeee the photos, the way you repeated the title and then in between added journaling...and loving those rosettes too! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Bernadine said...

Love the stamping. I can't begin to tell you how many stamps I have and I suck at it big time as well so hardly ever in fact never use them.

The whole layout is very different from what we normally see but a lovely layout never the less.

sandi said...

wow! Wow! Wow! This is absolutely amazing...what a scream! I love everything about this funky lo!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awww... this is too cute, and I meant the layout and the girls!!!!

tania said...

that stamped background is marvelous!! love it!!

Rachael Funnell said...

Different!! BUT I LOVE it......
Different is was we are always looking for!!!
I REALLY Love the Design of this!!! The Colors FAB!! A Totally AWESOME Layout Helen.....
Have a Wonderful weekend!!!! xx

Mitralee said...

I really enjoyed this page of yours! It reminds me of a valentine of BFF love!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

so many things i love here. the collage - picasa rocks. the stamping - hey, old stuff rocks! and the dymo - love me some dymo.

how are you!?

Leonie said...

fabulous photos Helen. this is a great layout, I love the colours, it's so bright and funky. Have a great
weekend. :)

Marelize said...

Wow! This is such a wonderful striking layout Helen! I love the pics and what a beautiful design. :)
Hope you have a great weekend. xx

Lea said...

Oh I love this, and when you break it all down it's rather simple isn't it?! But the overall effect is very striking! Such a great photo collage!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

YEHAA! love this Helen! so not you but still you, so cool with the collage and cutting up that stamp was really so clever! Been wondering about your re-vamping, so looking forward to seeing it! xoxoxox

dstandard said...

Love the photos and you rocked the stamping here!

Alison said...

Such a fun page Helen..really different for you!
Alison xx

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

So love all the stamping and that gorgeous ribbon trip around the photo collage looks awesome..plus the photos are simply stunning..fabulous layout.

Lynette said...

Oh my goodness, you surprise me ever so often when you put a new twist on your layouts. This is something totally new again...I love it.