Monday, 30 January 2012

This is Your Time Layout - Sketchabilities {Crate Paper} & a Feature!!

***edited to add***  Please scroll down a few posts for my
 JANUARY GIVEAWAY (or click here LOL)  as end of tomorrow
 (Central African Time) it closes {6 hours AFTER U.S EST).***

I was featured at Webster's Pages (Inspire Me) today with
 this layout here below!  So happy about that!!

Yesterday a new and lovely sketch went live at Sketchabilities 
again! Go on over & take a look at the stunning reveal & play 
along then link up!

I decided to use both portrait photos and to leave out the
 banners across the top - dare I say I'm a little tired of them 
right now?!  I hope I grow to love them again though as
 they are really cute!

I had a glimmer mist disaster of epic proportions on this 
one LOL and ended up remaking the entire layout with a 
different backing paper altogether (the first one was pink 
but I didn't have another pink sheet from Crate Paper)  
I managed to prize off the entire bottom embellishment 
section in one piece though, which I thought was pretty
 skilled until I tore the photos - aaack!!  Anyway, it still 
only took me 3 hours from start to finish so I have 
definitely learnt to speed scrap 
(by my standards anyway...)

Took this photo with my new Nikon f1.4 50mm lens - amazing lens ♥

Mixed in some felt Etsy flowers & doilies with various 
Crate Paper lines & a lovely concertina flower my 
American friend Mitra sent me.  That fussy-cut scroll
is from an older Crate collection...

Supplies List for "Your Time" Layout

Base Paper - Crate Paper "Static" Collection - Road Trip
Mask - doily
White mist - Studio Calico Mister Huey - Calico White
Diecuts,Stickers  & Journaling cards - 
Crate Paper "Emma's Shoppe"
Border Sticker - Crate Paper "Toy Shoppe"
Yellow scallop paper - Crate Paper "Restoration"
Alphas - Thickers {American Crafts} {Marquise - Pearl)
 and October Afternoon (Mini-Market)
Doilies & felt flowers & leaves - Etsy
Stick Pins - Maya Road & Jenni Bowlin 
Brad - Crate Paper "Neighbourhood" 
Fussy-cut Swirl - Crate Paper "Prudence"

Yup - SIX Crate Paper lines there rolled into one...
I have a seriously long-lasting and enduring love affair
with that brand...sigh...


THERESA said...

Congrats on being featured, wow, but it is gorjuss!! love the 2nd one too, boy but you were lucky to get it off in one piece, serious!!
lotsa luv

Stefanie said...

Lovely LO's as usual.

I would love to see a post about some upcoming trends that you've spotted - I know that you have a gift for that. What are your picks from CHA?
I am totally over the banner thing as well, yet it still seems to be going strong.

scrapbookertink said...

Congrats on Webster's feature, loved that one and your daughter is stunning, loving those pics with new camera, looking into getting a new camera this year, let me know how you are getting on with your new one, it will be between a Nikon or a Cannon! Take care, Doreen x

Tina said...

gorgeous Helen! Congrats on the feature...well deserved.

Michelle said...

Congrats on the feature!!! Wow! Only three hours and that includes tearing it apart! You are speedy! It is beautiful!!! I have a Nikon as well. I just upgraded from my old D50 to the D3000. I have a 50mm lens as well, but the 1.8. It was all I could afford. But, I love it none the less!!!

sandi said...

Congrats on your feature Helen! Your lo's are just beautiful!

Denise Price said...

Congrats on the Webster's feature! The Sketchabilities LO is great too.

Kerryn said...

Congratulations on the feature Helen. Love your sketch abilities layout! Such gorgeous photos of your girl.

Rachael Funnell said...

Firstly CONGRATS on the Feature.....
LOVED that layout!!
Your Sketchabilities Layout is JUST DIVINE.....
The misting is FAB & the Cluster of flowers- Embellishies are SUPERB!!!
Have I told you lately that I still Love your Handwriting!!! ♥

Bellaidea said...

Congratulations my friend! I`m so happy for you! The other new layout is stunning too!

Jess said...

Congrats! Well deserved! Beautiful them!!!

yyam said...

Woohoo! Congrats on being featured at Webster's! And this is yet another amazing layout! Glad you simplified the the photos and the awesome clustering! :)

MARILYN said...

A HUGE CONGRATS, my friend!!!! I'm so happy for you!! Well deserved it, your page is Beautiful!! and the photo is amazing!!!!
LOL!! I understand you about the banner. Oh, I love your misting and masking background, very interesting!! and the flower cluster... Beautiful page!!!
Did I tell you that I LOVE your photos!!!!!
HUGS!! :)

Blossom inch said...

Helen, those 2 pages are so beautiful! and I really love your burst of colours for both layouts! really gorgeous and your girls are so beautiful!

Jasmine S said...

Yay on the feature. Gorgeous page. And this page is just divine. I love that photo and the misting turned out beautifully but yes, I know what you mean by the
Great mix of flowers and colors.

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous creations as usual. I have not even ventured onto the little flag banner territory yet - and you are already bored - definitely have to give them a go.

Leonie said...

Cool, well done on the feature Helen. And this sketch layout is great, love that big cluster of flowers, doilies and chippies.

Linda said...

Congrats on the feature Helen!!
Love your take on the sketch, even if it is the 2nd take :) The colours look fabulous against the it!

Lea said...

Congrats on being featured at Websters! I love that layout! And the Sketchabilities layout is gorgeous! Love the masked doilies and wow to that flower cluster... again WOW!

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Congrats on the feature!!! SO happy for you!! took you 3 hours??? I can see how much love you put in what you do!!! It is fantastic!! I love the contrast of colors and the white misting on black! Great job Helen!!!

Mitra Pratt said...

I LOVE the black so I guess I'm glad a bit you had a mishap? It's a lovely page! Great layering!

dstandard said...

the first layout is just beyond cute - fabulous! and that second one is just gorgeou - what beautiful children you have!

Trudi Harrison said...

Congratulations on the feature Helen. Just adore your layout

Sophia said...

Love this, totally gorgeous...♥

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

CONGRATS on being featured!!! You are so worthy of it!! Your work is AMAZING!! BOTH of these are GORGEOUS!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Nicole said...

WOW! I love the way you interpreted the Sketchabilities sketch! The masking in the background is amazing and your choice of colors is just genius! Thank you so much for sharing your artwork with us at Sketchabilities!