Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Scrap-it-Lah Challenge with Guest Designer Debbi Tehrani {Today is Worth Remembering Layout}

Hello everyone :)
Phew I already feel like I am chasing my tail this week, 
which is unusual for me as I am usually very "sorted!" 
The silly season has started here & tourists are flooding in, 
everyone is out in full force,making the roads congested, 
& the malls & parking all chock-a-block.  I am not looking 
forward to the the next 3 months here from this aspect!

Daily life here in Durban changes for us "locals" at this time 
of the year, making our regular chores more time-consuming 
than normal dealing with all the hustle and bustle... 

Here is the reveal of the full page from the sneak 
I shared with you the other day!  It is my Design Team
layout for Scrap-it-Lah, the fabulous Malaysian challenge 
site, this month hosting my good friend Debbi Tehrani 
& her gorgeous layered style.  

Debbi is busy moving house right now after finally building 
her dream home so I really appreciate that she could 
create for us at Scrap-it-Lah considering her
current circumstances as most of her scrapbooking
supplies are now packed up awaiting their new home :)

The challenge for November is to create a layout with :-

1.  At least 6 layers
2.  Stamping and/or embossing
3.  Tags or journaling cards incorporated into your design
(not necessarily used to journal on but can be if you choose)

Once you have incorporated these elements you may add 
anything else over & above these.

 This month you are playing for this gorgeous Studio Calico 
"Tatting" Kit!  All layouts are judged on MERIT not 
random-draw & you need to get your entries in
by 29th November {midnight 30th November 
Malaysian time} which is 12 hours AHEAD of EST.

Please DO NOT combine Scrap-it-Lah 
challenges with any others.

Things are looking up at Scrap-it-Lah 
with a record number of participants last month -
thanks to all of you who played along!

The brown swirly twine design above is my stamping 
& I stamped & embossed on some hessian/
burlap to create the flower & leaves too.

I cut a few of the journaling stickers in half & used them 
as a design element, in keeping with the challenge.

I used the new Crate Paper "Farmhouse" collection - 
my current fave :) 

Gorgeous Fall colours in this collection!

Just loving how everything co-ordinates so wonderfully :)

Supplies List for "Today is Worth Remembering" Layout

Backing Paper - Crate Paper Farmhouse - Homemade
Name Print & Yellow punched strip - 
Crate Paper Farmhouse - Produce
Spotted Paper - Crate Paper Farmhouse - Sunday Dinner
Orange Print - Crate Paper Farmhouse - Countryside
Wide Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts "Vine"
Narrow Punch - EK Success
All stickers - Crate Paper Farmhouse Collection
Burlap/Hessian/twine/button/corrugate board - stash
Inks - Dark Brown (Colorbox) 
Green & Yellow (Pretty Color)
Tangelo (Memento)
Clear embossing powder - Ranger
Green embossing powder - Zing "Cricket" - American Crafts
Clear Embossing Stamp Pad - Tsukineko
Twine stamp - Sassafras - Organic Borders
Flower stamp - Studio Calico - Doilies
Leaf stamp - stash

Everything except twine - My Creative Scrapbook October Kit


Jasmine S said...

You have worked this paper beautifully. I would have ran away from this, especially the wording paper. I love how you have used it and it is so bright and suits your photo perfectly. Love love that flower.

dstandard said...

What a fabulous page - can so relate - hard to get smiles out of them!

Heather Jacob said...

WOW HELEN YOU ARE A SHINING LIGHT !!!! this page is outstanding ... you have done an amazing job with all the criteria .... I really really love this.. there is something about all those colours ... perfection here .. hugz x

Cathy said...

WOW Helen, all those yummy layers look amazing!! Love how you've used all that vibrant colour with your mix of pp's and your little hessian flower is adorable!! Sorry I haven't been around much lately, but I've been so busy with scrapping commitments and everyday life that it's been hard to find the time to fit in a bit of blogging. Checked out your previous posts and as usual your creations are so gorgeous and full of delicious colours and detail!! Have a wonderful week :)) hugs

Blossom inch said...

yummy yummy page and so much vibrant colours to see.

I just hate congested place Helen, everything will be slowed.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeee that photo, the flower and loving what you did with that Crate paper! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Marelize said...

I love how you'ce used the Crate Paper here Helen and those hessian flower and leaves look fantastic! :)

Eila Sandberg said...

L-O-V-E this gorgeous vibrant and just fabulous page Helen! really been scrutinizing the details, so so much to admire here! Layers, love layers you know! have to go check out SIL as soon as I've caught up with your posts. The hessian bloom and leaves look really wonderful! Got an email in the making to you. xoxoxo

yyam said...

Oh wow! Beautiful layering here Helen! Love how you rocked the Farmhouse collection...and the sweet journaling! :)

Carin McDonough said...

Wow, fantastic layout, I just love the bright colours and how it pops! I had to laugh at your 'silly season' as we used to live in Umhlanga Rocks and it was so nice and peaceful and then the holidays/spring/summer would come and it was a nightmare!! :)

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Hi my dear and sweet friend ..I was missing to came in here....and I see so many gorgeus creations!!!!
Wow you are fantastic I love that page all the details are gorgeus, very colorful , you inspired me .The hessian bloom and leaves look really amazing!!
I wish a wonderful week !!
Kisses and huges

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Stunning work!!! This is really outstanding, Helen! I LOVE it! :D

sandi said...

Wow Helen this is absolutely beautiful! Everything is combined so perfectly! So Fall looking! Love this!

Bellaidea said...

Dear Helen, this page is stunning, I always love to see beautiful boy`s pages and your are always great.

Thank you for help :)

Bellaidea said...

ups, one more thing, this challenge sounds like fun!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

I forgot to ask samething I will like to write a email but I can fins.So write to me please.
Kisses and huges with love

Alison said...

everything works so well on this page Helen...love the vibrancy of it!
Alison xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome layout, great colors, great texture, and so many interesting layers to admire, you are such a talented crafter! Thanks for sharing!

Lynette said...

I love the touch of hessian...you did awesome with this kit.

Kerryn said...

What a delightful page. The great photo teamed with the gorgeous colours! Love it!!