Tuesday, 29 November 2011

3 Scrappy Boys Crop - Grade One Layout

This is the last of my crop challenges for 3 Scrappy Boys.
The challenge was to use a sketch so I chose this 
GORGEOUS one from Creative Scrappers.

I had this sheet of beautiful scalloped die-cut paper 
from Little Yellow Bicycle that I bought earlier this year.
I like some of their stuff but find it difficult to get hold of 
online so I only had this and nothing to co-ordinate 
with it - big mistake as it sat {alone!} for months...

I was determined to use it for this challenge & as brown
always looks good with blue I looked through my browns 
{I stock REALLY OLD paper by colour - not manufacturer) 
& found this ANCIENT sheet of Cosmo Cricket "Gingerbread" 
from 2007, which I thought was a great match 
{every paper has it's time to shine!}

 I've scrapped these photos before - not sure why we 
ordered so many of them!!  But she sure was cute as a 
little girl wasn't she?!  She's becoming a bit too "pre-teen"
for my liking right now!!

 I LOVED hauling out my cookie jar full of neutral 
& earthy toned flowers - I'm not a 100% flower girl
like some but I get withdrawals if I leave them alone
too long..

Prima, Petaloo, Maya Road & even some other blooms
in there make for an eclectic mix!

Can you see that cork?  It's the negative from a sheet
of cork alphas {that were on circles}and it added some 
great texture - so glad I kept it!

 New Studio Calico alphas updated it all a bit...

Lush blooms!

That centre rose is resin & rescued from a necklace of mine that broke.

Supplies List for "Grade One" Layout

Backing Paper - Cosmo Cricket - Gingerbread
Die-cut paper - Little Yellow Bicycle
Journaling Cards - Fancy Pants
Decorative stick-pins - Jenni Bowlin
Ink - Color Box - Creamy Brown
Heart stick-pin, cork & pearls - stash
Flowers - Prima, Petaloo, Maya Road & Stash

***Used up lots of old stuff on this one & it was fun! 
Gosh my stash is overwhelming me a bit right now -
I need to take some time off soon to spend with
my family but whenever I don't scrap my stash
seems to breed...what to do, what to do!!***


Stefanie said...

You are so creative and think so far out of the box you should have been twins! I can't even imagine using a flower from a broken necklace. Way to go! You're green and I am green, just not for the same reasons. Inspiration station at it's best.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Those photos are ADORABLE!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee this!! I love love love the colors and loving the flowers! :):):):):):):):):):):)

yyam said...

Oooh...love the photos! And the gorgeous cluster of blooms! Awesome work Helen! :)

Evgenia Petzer said...

so so beautiful! absolutely love it!

Rachael Funnell said...

Your such a Good Girl for using up some of your Older stash!!!!
& you have created a Gorgeous Layout....
Another FAB design!
Always Enjoy your Close UPS & your post... FULLL of Info!!
LOL! about your Stash....
I was thinking the same thing with mine!!
I'm HOPEFULLY getting my Scraproom/Office a revamped early next year & a BIG clean out is in order I think!!!! hehehehe

Shayne said...

i LOVE this. So gorgeous. All the flowers, the colour scheme - everything.

And yes, they are far cuter at that age that at the pre-teen/teen age in my opinion!

Jasmine S said...

What a gorgeous school page. I love seeing a page other than the cliche school design. The three tone photos are perfect for your colors and that row of flowers is just yuuuuumy. Great page Helen.

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Love this Helen..That sketch is awesome. I might give it a go if I have time. Your little girl sure was SO cute and pretty..still is! The flowers and the clusters..just awesome!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

oh wow, isn't she adorable, what a lovely layout for your beautiful daughter!

Blossom inch said...

i love this LO so much and what a very beautiful cluster of blooms and your girl is so cute n she has grown up fast looking at all her previous LOs n thanks for sharing Helen.

Lisa Amiet said...

awww this is adorable. Loving that flower cluster! Hope you are well xoxo

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow - amazing work, Helen! Don't think I've ever seen such a lovely and pretty school page - it's GORGEOUS!!!

Bellaidea said...

Helen, this is so pretty and csuper cute! Love it my Friend!

Lynette said...

Looking at photos of them at this age always make me wish I can turn back time...they are such honeys when they are small.

Gorgeous colour choice and stunning layout.

Karen said...

She was super cute Helen!!! The flower row looks amazing and I love the resin rose, what a great idea to rescue it!!!

Mitralee said...

oh goodness! When I first saw this post, I was wondering if we were getting more photos of you when you were little. She is so super cute! I love the page and how you've unearthed stuff that is now used and happy! I like you how you did the multiple photo thing A LOT.

Lea said...

Great idea using the leftover cork pieces! Love the different tone photos and the overall color combo is beautiful!!!

MARILYN said...

Adorable page!! yes, she's so cute!!!!!! love the clustering and layering! Great that you used old stash! lovely sketch!! Hugs!! :)

Lynnda Hosni said...

Those photos are lovely...!!! Love your layout...beautiful... and those yummylicious blooms... love it Helen...hugs..xoxo

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Awwww...she is such a sweetheart! I love your take on the sketch! And the photos look great!!Beautiful layout!!

Fi said...

Great take on the sketch, I really like how you used up all those little photos that you seem to get with the SP's. Not too mention great use of all those flowers, very pretty.

Kerryn said...

Loving the mix of papers you have pulled together on this page. Great page!!

Alison said...

Helen.....as always such
inspirational LOs...have just caught up with them all!
Alison xx

Diana said...

Lots of pretty blooms in there.
Great way to scrap those school photos. I always order more than I know what to do with too.