Saturday, 18 February 2012

Crate Paper Color Challenge {Always Appletiser Layout}

So I decided to give the Crate Color Challenge a go.
It's so easy to just not get it done, but I love Crate
 soooooo much... I looked at it and thought "nooooooo" -
what on earth can I find in those limited colours?

 {Tempting as it was to add in red & pinks I
 left them out to stay TRUE to the palette}

But I love a good colour challenge so went for it,
 using FOUR Crate lines in the end,

I know!  Pretty artsy right?!
And truth be told I just love getting messy these days...

Actually I manage to work without a lot of mess by laying
 a good quality plastic bag on top of my craft mat
(I don't use a box to mist into like a lot of other people)
&  I have a box of mists that goes straight back onto the
shelf when I'm done.

I didn't have a lot of papers or bits to work with so I
 had to make an impression with my backing paper first!
I misted and also sprayed my mists directly into their lids
before tipping them onto the page then drying straight away 
with my embossing gun so I could get some crazy designs!

I got out my sewing machine & set it up at the dining-room
 table.  I have to make a more permanent plan for it but for
 now it's there so that I actually USE it!  I also embraced the
CONFETTI trend :)

"Something" was missing at the end so I added 
the black paint in globs then dipped a pen lid
 into it for the random circle patterns.

I put another Martha Stewart punch to good use again -
"Scallop Dot" - those things don't come cheap but they
sure do come in handy!

LOVE those Studio Calico wooden asterisks!
That's another new Martha Stewart Crafts punch
you can see there too..."Scallop Dot"...

Supplies List for "Always Appletiser" Layout

Chevron Paper - Crate Paper Random - Graphic
Other papers used - all offcuts from Crate Paper
Random, Emma's Shoppe, Neighbourhood, and
Paper Hearts Collections
Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts Scallop Dot
Doily & thread - stash
Mists - Studio Calico "Mister Huey" Calico White
& Piglet.  
Maya Road - Dragonfruit
Paint - Making Memories - Black
Staples -Making Memories - Red
Die-cuts, elasticated ruffle, border sticker& button - 
Crate Paper "Emma's Shoppe" & "Random"
Wooden Asterisks - Studio Calico
Stick pin and craft doily - Maya Road
Alphas - Prima
Journaling Pen - Tsukineko 0.4


scrapbookertink said...

Yeah I'm first, lovely layout, love the MS punch and cute pic of your daughter, take care, Helen and have a lovely weekend x

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous with so many little details. Love the little bubbles all over.

jeanie g said...

Hi Helen love this page with all the paintign techniques and textures. I love the splatters and dabs which give it such an abstract feel. BYW thank you for noticing I'd made an error in my OUAS post calling Get Ceative, Creative Scrappers. Took too much on this month!!

sandi said...

Wow! This is fabulous! The colors just "pop"! Love the background and the sewing...perfect with the color combo!

Tina said...

So many great details Helen! Love it!

Bellaidea said...

Looks great, colors and all "fun" you had !

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeee that photo, the background, the paper strips and loveeeeee the stitching!

Leonie said...

Oh I love your artsy background Helen and I'd have to agree with your daughter I love appletiser too. Looks like a great colour challenge.

Alison said...

Love the design of this pinning it for future reference!
Alison xx

Jasmine S said...

Yes very funky and artsy. Love it. Great pic to match the background.

Nadia Cannizzo said...

LOVE this. Arty and gorgeous!! Well done.

Cathy said...

WOW Helen.. adore your fun and funky page!! Your background looks amazing and I love all the layered strippy bits.. gorgeous work!! :)) hugs

dstandard said...

Beautiful page Helen - I love this!

kristie said...

Hello Miss Helen!!I have really been inspired by your lovely work, so I have decided to give you a Liebster award!
head on over to my blog to get the details.
Big hugs, Kristie

Eila Sandberg said...

Hey sweetie! finally hubbs managed to get our 'puter back and rescue what suddenly just vanished into cyper space. Am so out of sync with everything, nightmarish week in the office too. Almost not worth going away because of what is waiting when I get back. Such a refreshing pick-me up to see your layout Helen, LOVE the background work! and the cute piccie of Miss C. I love appletinis too! separate email to follow ;)) mwah!

Sabrina said...

Beautiful page, but most importantly, your pics are always DROP DEAD GORGEOUS :) I think that photo is one of your best :)

Marelize said...

Oh, this is gorgeous Helen! I must admit that Appletiser is one of my favourite drinks too. Love that you always explain how you've achieved your beautiful layouts. Thanks for sharing. xx

yyam said...

Nicely done! Just love the artsy background work and the sweet pic. Beautiful details! :)

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Oh, Helen! That looks AWESOME!!!!TFS!!!

Lynnda Hosni said...

OMG Sucha beautiful layout Helen... just love this layout ... in every way!!! You are amazing... Hugs...xoxo

Lynette said...

So pretty and artsy...I love the circle effect that you used to bind it all together.

tania said...

such a creative layout, the colours are so beautiful and love the stitching!:)

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Ok..I am so jealous. I have a sewing machine, but have no clue on how to use, love, love this page!!!
Amazing job and lot of awesome details. Beautiful picture of Cami too...yeah, my camera is jealous too, wishing it has an owner that can actually take amazing pix like you.


Kerryn said...

Ooh love it!

Amelia Khalik said...

Wowwww..artsy and beautiful!!! Love the splatter of paint! Gorgeous work helen! :)))