Friday, 2 September 2011

Color Combos Galore 207 - I would catch a grenade for you Layout - Glitz Design

Here is the new combo up at Color Combos Galore this week!  
If you want to play along before the next challenge goes live you need to create a layout using these colours & upload it before 12 noon EST, just before the next challenge goes up!

If you've never created the "Colour Combo" way I strongly suggest you give it a go - it will really push you out of your comfort zone &
 your layouts will become more streamlined & refined when your palette is restricted - really!  
Just try it once & I guarantee you'll be hooked!!

I did my very best with the stash that I had, but would have liked to have added more of the Lilac, just didn't have any!

The Designer's Challenge this week is to use TEXT PRINT in whatever way you like, through papers, embellishments, stamps or whatever you can think of.  

I have various examples of text-print in my papers & embellishment cards & stickers used.

I am still ploughing my way through the remainder of my Glitz Design stash but you'll be pleased to know there's not much left now :)
I bought a fair bit of it, I was in love!

I was sent that gorgeous giant doily all the way from Poland, from my friend Agnieszka!

I've had this photo printed out ALL YEAR & every time I want to scrap it it doesn't tie in with the papers I need to use, or the colour combo I am working on, so YAY that it is now stuck to a page!

I was in the mood for a really layered-up page this time, with all the stash I found that matched slotted in around & about.  
I think I achieved that quite well & was happy with the end result :)

I came up with my title at the last minute.  
I just kept looking at that photo with those 2 sweet faces smiling back at me & thinking 
"I would do anything for you" 
then the Bruno Mars song popped into my head!

I have to say I adore all the embellies used on this page - such an array of lushness all in one place!  

I printed out my journaling onto some Prima paper with a very pale text print on it. 

 I save all my offcut strips in one shoe-box especially to use for journaling, then I adhere the offcut piece to some printer paper, using Sticky Stuff/Prestik/Blue-Tack 
so that when I put it through my printer the journaling gets printed straight onto the card.


Cream cardstock - Bazzill Bling
Side-panel print - Lily Bee "Vintage Poppy" - Shabby
Printed papers (text print & orange - reverse) Glitz Design (Laced with Grace)
Journaling Paper - Prima
Font - Travelling Typewriter
Transparency, die-cut shapes & stickers - Glitz Design
Paper Layers & "What Not" cards - Glitz Design "Laced with Grace" & "Love Nest" (Memento)
Doily, stick pins & ribbon - stash
Butterflies - Pink Paislee "Butterfly Garden" Clear Pops
Cream flourishes & plaque - Pink Paislee "Artisan Elements"
Ink - Creamy Brown "Colorbox"
Berry bouquet - Webster's Pages
Decorative clip & Canvas Tag- Basic Grey "Curio"
Scallop Sticker - Crate Paper "Restoration"
Tiny alphas - Making Memories
Small alphas - Glitz Design "Parchment"



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeee that photo, the layers and loveeeeeeeee the doily!! WOW WOW WOWWWWWWWWWW! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jasmine S said...

Love love this Helen. The pp at the side is just gorgeous and I just love your layers of cards and pieces, the butterflies, the title, the pic and the flowery piece (is that called fox glove or something or am I just making that up?) Love it anyway.

Rachael Funnell said...

OH! MY! GOODNESS Helen!!! I Soooo L.O.V.E every single bit of this Layout....
Utterly & Totally DIVINE! xx

Toni Cartwright said...

OMGOSH Helen!!! Just stunning
I just love all those layers!!!!!
Love those pins and Butterflies just WOW!!!
Love this whole Layout!!!

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Ooohhhh Helen, I have to say that you really did SO well for this page. GORGEOUS!! Love how you emphasized the red color and your photos are always excellent! Many beautiful details but yet so neat.. Love it love it!! =)

Jeni O'Connor said...

Awesome Helen. Love all your collection of embellies. Your two are so gorgeous just like their mum.

Heather Jacob said...

Helen this is soooooooooooooooo amazing ... love all your little cut out embellies and those colours wouldn't be easy but you have done a perfect job with the palette.... magic .. hugz x

Lea said...

What a stunning layout Helen! Beautiful picture of your kids and all the layering and embellies are fabulous!!! Especially love the doily and vintage images!

Marelize said...

This layout is simply stunning Helen! I love all the layering and that doily is amazing!
Hope you are having a great weekend. xx

Unknown said...

Hi friend what very gorgeous love the layering so!!

hugs carla

Jessy Christopher said...

You are getting great layering and I enjoy looking at all the great details!! Totally loving that title and what great bond!

dstandard said...

WOW Helen this is just a fabulous page - your details and attention to every little thing shows through. I LOVE the title! Perfection!

Denise Price said...

This is gorgeous, and the song lyrics fit the page so perfectly!!! I love books & reading, and I love that color combo, so I just might have to try this challenge. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Simply breathtaking!!! lots of great and interesting details!

Pearl said...

oooo ! the close up details are all edited so nice & crisp here ! yums ! just yums !

Cathy said...

WOW such a gorgeous LO Helen.. adore all the beautifully layered details and what a lovely pic of your gorgeous children!! hugs :))

Lynette Jacobs said...

This is gorgeous...I love all your layering and that doilie is a fabulous touch. Your children are beautiful Helen.

Unknown said...

I just LOVE your layout Helen!!! It is so gorgeous and full love yummy embellishments! Such a beautiful photo too :)) Hope you are well, take care :))xx

Alison said...

Another stunner, the layering and that doilly is fab!
Alison xx

sandi said...

Wow Helen this is absolutely gorgeous! You have done one awesome job with this challenge. Your mix is very eye-catching. I really, really like the touch of those vintage looking kiddos on this lo!

Eila Sandberg said...

OH YESSSS!! you definitely have a winner here, such a gorgeous page Helen! love love love to let my eyes roam over it, constantly discovering new wonderful details. Good job diminishing that Glitz stash of yours!! I just don't seem to be able to reduce any of mine, well at least not noticeably that is ;)) xoxoxo

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous page!!!! I love it!! love all the fantastic layering and the lovely photo!!!
You made a Beautiful work!!! Take Care!! Hugs!!! :)

Mitralee said...

Thanks for making my night blog surfing!! I so enjoyed your page!! I will be studying it tomorrow am!

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

I adore that giant gorgeous! You have used so many funky, interesting embellies on your layout..loads of beautiful layers and great texture! Love the've done an amazing job with this challenge..absolutely stunning!

Naddy said...

gorgeous LO!! love the layerings, texture and the giant doilies!

Unknown said...

So gorgeous Helen! Love all the layers and your children are so beautiful, stunning page, love!

Kerryn said...

What a gorgeous page Helen!! LOVE all the layering and the yummy bits and bobs you added to the page. Love the title too :).

Diana said...

Fantastic page. Love all the layers and how you worked such wonders with that palette. (honestly I don't know how you do it most of the time!)
My big daughter loves that song; it's hilarious since she's FIVE!

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Wow...Helen I am in love! Fantastic page!!! Gorgeous stuff on here! I must find the time to visit your blog more often for inspiration!!!!!!!