Friday, 6 January 2012

Creative Scrappers 189/The Color Room 91 - Our Little Early Bird Layout {Basic Grey Picadilly}

Hi there!  I had a little play this evening using 
Sketch 189 from Creative Scrappers and last 
week's palette over at The Color Room {#91).

Any sketch featuring a nice big single photo works for me!

Lovely fresh palette there too!!

 I cut my paper down a bit first & adhered it to a
piece of dark brown cardstock to stop it  warping
as I knew I wanted to add some mixed media
layers to it first.

I inked the edges in red, stamped the grid pattern 
in orange, misted the circles with red & splattered the
blue paint on before stamping onto the paper with blue
paint & gesso {I used the plastic bag I'd mixed the
blue paint on and stamped using that for a messy effect}.

 If you dream of getting brave with mixed media these 
are the girls to follow.  Julie Fei-Fan BalzerRonda
These type of effects are easy, really fun to do &
always look impressive too!  

I like starting a layout with stamping, misting & 
painting as it immediately adds depth & interest.

Supplies List for "Our Little Early Bird Layout"

Cardstock - American Crafts
Paper - Basic Grey - Picadilly - 
Farm Fresh Eggs & Home Sweet Home
Stickers - Basic Grey Picadilly
Alphas - Basic Grey Picadilly
Doily - Etsy
Staples and Paint - Making Memories
Mist - Maya Road - Dragon Fruit
Stencil - Studio Calico
Gesso - Paper Plus
Stamp - Prima Grid
Ink pads - Orange & red - Memento
Wooden Doily - Maya Road
Vinyl Cog - Purple Pumpkin 
Bling - Kaisercraft 
 Feathers & tiny roses - stash


Bellaidea said...

I just have to agree, I love sketches with one big photo, well, I like other sketches with lots of small ones when I can change ato one big photo.
I like photo if Cam, she looks so sweet !
Layout is beautiful!

Rachael Funnell said...

What a GORGEOUS Layout Helen!!!!
I love the Mixed Media to this layout, you have worked well with TCR Palette #91 & what a Gorgeous photo too....

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeee this! LOVING that photo, the colors, the way you did the title... and thanks for sharing how you did this... I really enjoy that! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Mitra Pratt said...

My oh my so sweet! I can just stare and stare at this page!

Violette said...

Such a beautiful page! I love the mixed media background, the way you use the palette and the photo is amazing.

yyam said...

Really beautiful page! Love seeing how you built the page! Your daughter's gorgeous! :)

Evgenia Petzer said...

so beautiful face and such a cute lo!

Eila Sandberg said...

Oh Helen this is really so pretty! you finally got your Piccadilly - don't you just love the colours and the whimsical patterns! Love all the misting on this one too and the photo of Cami is adorable as always. Have you been experimenting with the new lens that Santa brought you? xoxox

Carin McDonough said...

Beautiful layout Helen, I love all the mixed media! :)

Fi said...

Awesome job on the colours Helen, I was hoping to give the palette ago,but have run out of time. Love all the background work you've created and your take on the sketch. Beautiful picture as always and thanks for playing along.

Lynette said...

This is so pretty Helen. I am really going to try and stretch my creativity this year and play with mixed media.

Ronda Palazzari said...

Gorgeous Helen! Really stunning!

jeanie g said...

Another gorgeous layout of another gorgeous child of yours Helen. Love the mixed media work, such inspiration, thanks for the bloggy visits too. xx

Monica said...

Awesome job Helen, it looks amazing! I'm a little scared of a mixed media background - I'm sure I'd ruin it, but I will have to give it a try one day ;0)

Denise Price said...

Sweet Lo! I like your mixed media work, and the papers are perfect for the color challenge.

Marelize said...

This is such a fantastic layout Helen! I just adore the colours and the gorgeous pic of your DD. xx

Cynthia Lloréns said...

First of all thanks for your lovely words in my blog!!!!Was very sweet!!
Second this page is trully wonderful I loved that colors!!You always do a wonderful page and you are so talented!!
Have a wonderful 2012!!
Big huges and kisses

Jasmine S said...

The background is just fabulous and wow, you have used the colors just beautifully. What a stunning photo.

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...


My dear friend...What a beautiful picture you took of your daughter. Great xmas card photo!!
Love this LO!! Love all the media you used on this! You are truly talented..If someone gives you a blank canvas, I'm sure you will create a masterpiece with it! Sorry I haven't been here in awhile, but man oh man you have done a lot lately...Take care..Big hugs from your pal in Texas.

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What a great LO. Love the nontraditional colors for a Christmas shot! ~ Blessings