Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Sketchabilities Sketch 59 - You & Me Layout {and a misting tip!}

There's another gorgeous sketch up at Sketchabilities so go on 
over & take a look at the design team reveal & shortcut
it to your desktop so you can try & join in!

I took this photo once I had misted my page, to show 
you what happens to my cardstock if I do a lot of misting!  
I'm sure all you misters out there have the same problem!! 

I forgot to take an "after" picture would you believe but what I do
is {once the ink has dried of course!} is adhere the entire sheet 
of cardstock to a blank sheet of paper (I just use the sheets that 
come inside the page protector).  As you can see from the finished 
layout - it sorts out the problem almost 100%.

 I had a real play around with my mists, stamps and 
embossing paints with this one!

 Using more of my vast collection of little Instax photos.

 I used quite a bit of my Purple Pumpkin embellishments 
& made the flowers out of the Prima crochet lace.

Still ploughing through my Jan - Jun 2012 Studio Calico kits 
for all my Sketchabilities work but used a lovely new 
Pink Paislee template for the misting here & that beautiful 
golden colour is Tattered Angels 'Sunshine" - a truly beautiful colour.

 I stamped the Fancy Pants Coffee Filter embellishments with the 
Studio Calico Doily stamps - LOVE!

 Just using up bits & pieces really...

The "You & Me" title is a My Mind's Eye 
{Gertie - Stella & Rose} title that I've cut up - 
you can see some more of it below...

Supplies List for "You & Me" Layout

White cardstock - American Crafts
Template - Pink Paislee
Wooden Doily (used as template) - Maya Road
Glimmer Mist - Sunshine - Tattered Angels
Key Lime & Meadow Green - Tattered Angels
Clover - Mr. Huey - Studio Calico
Diet Cola - Memories Mists
Inks - Dark Brown, Toffee - Creamy Brown
Chestnut Roan & Leaf - Color Box
Tangelo & Lime inks - Memento
Ox Blood ink - Making Memories
Purple ink - Pretty Color
Embossing powders - clear - Ranger
Lime (Cricket)- Zing! - American Crafts
Bubble Wrap stamp - Kaisercraft
Doily stamps - Studio Calico
Leaf & Flower stamps - Making Memories
Printed papers - Studio Calico Promotional Cards
Doily, corrugated board & staples - stash
Coffee Filter Embellishments - Fancy Pants
Covered Buttons & tickets- Purple Pumpkin
Dress-pattern flowers - Studio Calico "Notions"
Crochet braid - Prima
You & Me title card - My Mind's eye - Stella & Rose "Gertie"
Button - My Mind's Eye
Red metal roses & velvet leaf - Making Memories Vintage Findings
Journaling Pen - Creative Memories


MARILYN said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love it!!! love all the dimension and textures here!! the misting and the pics are great, too! Thanks for the tip! great idea!
love this sketch, I'll try it!
Have a nice day my friend!! Beautiful work! Hugs!!! :)

sandi said...

Wow! Oh wow Helen this is absolutely stunning! Wow...I don't know where to begin...gosh I just absolutely love, love, love everything! Perfectly done!
Great misting tip too!

Bellaidea said...

I can see my Friend you had LOTS of fun with this LO, very cute photos too!

Lea said...

Wow! Look at the misting and masking on this one!!! It's fantastic! Love how the stamps on the coffee filters turned out!

Camila Borssoi said...

What a fantastic layout! Love the background and the colors.

Mitralee said...

I love this! And it gives me an idea of something fun I totally need to get to you asap!

AND that glimmermist color ROCKS!

Svjetlana said...

Love background you created. Your page is fantastic as usual. Thanks for the tip.

Lynnda Hosni said...

I miss coming here!!! This layout is so beautiful... I love the background... you nailed the misting!!! Gorgeous and very inspiring indeed Helen... TFS... hugs..xoxo

yyam said...

Oh my! That misting and masking is divine! Love the mix of colours! And awesome layers too! :)

Melinda said...

WOW so much here to drool over Helen!! Love your misting/masking...just amazing take on the sketch :))xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww! this is GORGEOUS I loveeeeeeeeee the colors, the misting and those AMAZING flowers! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Kay said...

Fabulous job! You do an awesome job with all that misting...I like the bits & pieces you used to make this one entire work of art. Especially the ripped pieces of corrugated cardboard...

Sabrina said...

Wow Helen, it looks like you have outdone yourself, this is ultra GORGEOUS!! I love everything about this page.. I don't mist that much but yup I had the same problem if I did. Thanks so much for the tip, gonna do the same :)

Also, thanks so much for suggesting my name for the GDT spot (you know to whom), I appreciate that and that was indeed a surprise. You are very kind, Helen :D

Enjoy your day and take care ya!!


Stefanie said...

I love the layers of misting, different colours and different masks. You make it look so easy.

topkatnz said...

Good idea with the white infills - hate curly misted pages!!grrr! I sometimes iron them - very old english I know!heehee

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous layout and thanks for the tips, I must try that next time I use mist on my page.

Cathy said...

Fantastic page Helen.. ADORE your background and all the layering and textures.. gorgeous work all around!! :)) hugs

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Helen this is INCREDIBLE> WOW woman..you are ON FIRE! Awesome tip too..THANKS.

Sheila said...

Wow---so bright and pretty! Love all the texture and details...also, thanks for the misting tip---I hate it when the paper curls up too!

Kerryn said...

Such a fun page! I love the background!!!

tania said...

the details on this page just left me......droooooooling!!!:)

Alison said...

Love the misting on the background, and the flowers you made are fab!
Alison xx

Heather Jacob said...

wow Helen you are amazing ... always beautiful "stuff" here and always so informative ... you really do great posts .... fabulous page ... awesome artwork .. hugz x

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Helen..this is STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the colors, the design,the embellies, the misting....thanks so much for the tip!!! I hate it when that happens after misting...grrr...

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Beautiful work!!! You put so much in what you do and it definitely shows in each of your gorgeous work.

Love the color combination of your mist. It s such a bright and colorful LO..the pictures are just priceless..kids and pets aren't they just the best thing the world..they always put a smile on our faces no matter what they do..

Take care..

L. Akins said...

Lovely layout and I love the misting! A fun layout to create!

Eila Sandberg said...

HA! "really just using up bits and pieces here"! you sure have hit gold with your stash, this one's really soooo fabulous! reminds me a lot of Miss Wally and her crazy gorgeous, wildly happy and awesome pages! Totally awesome stuff when put together like you have!! your kittens sure are cuddle-friendly, sweet little fur babies all three of them. xoxoxo

Diana said...

Sooooo pretty! Just bursting with prettiness.
Great tip too!