Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Scrapkits Challenge - You Complete Me Layout

So I decided to play along with Chantal's PRIMARY COLOURS challenge over at Scrapbookit.
You can find all the details on her blog in this post and you still have a day or two to get your entry in :)

I was happy with my Julie Fei-Fan Balzer type layout 
- until I started journaling with the wrong pen by mistake & ended up with the journaling thicker than I intended - 
oh well, it's not DT work, so into the album it goes...

I have quite a stack of doilies now from various Etsy shops so I need to reduce the stash, 
and they are all so absolutely yummmmmmmmy!!

I stamped the little circles with the lid of a pen, glitter glued in the centre of some, pencil-crayoned in some others & added some random but cute little buttons into the mix between them too!

Maya Mist - Sunflower Yellow - the perfect "happy" shade :)

A purely therapeutic layout - it may not win any awards but I had fun doing it & the photo of my 4 babies is just fab to me!

***Any other "Jerry Maguire" - the movie - fans out there that recognise the quote 
"You Complete Me"?
One of my favourite movies of ALL TIME and just LOVED that part LOL!!*** 

Supplies List for You Complete Me Layout

White cardstock - Bazzill
Yellow mist - Maya Road "Sunflower Yellow"
Red paint - Ranger "Watermelon" Paint Dabber
Alphas - Dear Lizzy for American Crafts
Doilies - Etsy
Buttons - stash
Blue ink - Making Memories
Glitter Glue - LCS


Blossom inch said...

Helen, this is such a perfect layout indeed. When I first started this hobby of scrapping Julie Fei Fan is my her doodling and mix media art. This page is absolutely gorgeous, your kids are beautiful and love the journaling too...thanks for sharing and I know for sure I will keep on coming back for more. Hugs

Bellaidea said...

Helen, you just proved the point -it`s to have fun! when scrapbooking.
Your layout is very pretty! I lke bight colors and photo is great!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeee that photo, the misting, the doilies and soooooo loving the button pattern! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Lynette said...

Lovely layout. I love the doilies and the buttons...adds such a wonderful touch.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh Helen! I ADORE your layout! This is one of my very faves of yours - it's beautiful!!!!!!! I love everything about it - and I really like the thicker journalling hey! Seriously! It stands out and it rules! WTG! Thanks so much for playing along - you are a legend! Awesome work.

Diana said...

Wow this is more and more like a LO I would do! LOL -- you're getting cleaner and simpler every day. I love it! I'm pinning this to my inspiration board. I love the buttons and the little circles with the mist and the two embellishments. And I love the theme of the page. I totally get that.
Scrapbooking for therapeutic reasons? Oh yes, I'm right there with you on that one too!

Tina said...

I LOVE this Helen! The misting is wonderful and that photo - DIVINE!!!

Svjetlana said...

Gorgeous LO, love the misting and painting and the photo is stunning.

sandi said...

Oh Helen, this came out just fab! So fun and upbeat looking! Great journaling too!

Alison said...

Believe it or not, I've never watched 'Gerry McGuire' all the way through! your LO though!
Alison xx

Kerryn said...

Such a gorgeous photo of your kids. Love the page too :).

Denise Price said...

The thick journaling was a mistake? Well it's a good mistake (serendipity), because it's my favorite part of the LO! It matches the playful, whimsical feel of the rest of the LO.

Sabrina said...

Helen, your photo is so stunning!! I think your photos always are :) I love that you chose the red alphas. This is a simple layout but it comes with a great design! Wonderful work! xoxo.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is lovely, I love the button bits and doilies, of course your journaling is always the best part!

yyam said...

Love this layout Helen! :) It's so artsy and fun! :)

Rachael Funnell said...

What a FANTASTIC Layout Helen!!!!
I Love what you have done with the Pen lid & the Button look FAB too....... Also your Handwriting is AWESOME we really should see more on your Layouts!!!!! xx

Jasmine S said...

Loooooove those spots. Just ace. Fab use of the colors and I wish I had your handwriting when it came to journaling.
And can you please tell me what you bribe your kiddies with to pose so beautifully for a photo?

Diana said...

This is what happens when you do clean and simple! I scraplift it!

Eila Sandberg said...

Oh yeah, Julie is a superduper inspirational gal! everything she creates totally rocks! LOVE your little rings and the happy happy misting! in fact, this whole page makes me smile! xoxox