Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Creative Scrappers Book - "I Love You - Remembering" Layout {Prima Printery Collection}

Hi Hi!!  Phew crazy week here - my daughter flies back 
to uni on Friday so it is all go getting her sorted out for 
another term away...I am here today to share a layout 
I created for the new Creative Scrappers Book!  

Initially it was going to be available in E format only but 
now Kristine has decided to get it printed up as well - 
how exciting!!  So you can choose which you prefer!

I took some photos along the way - first up is the
lace paper I used as a mask (much cheaper too!)
It's from an older Making Memories wedding range.

Here is what the paper looked like once misted.
I was going for a very subtle effect as you can see...

Here is my finished layout.  I am not permitted to 
share the sketch with you but I do hope you will 
purchase one of the books to see it!

 I layered up some beautiful Prima "Printery" papers, 
inking all around the edges.

I even inked the flowers with copper too!

If you look carefully in the photo below you'll see I 
used some Webster's netting below the layers too.

 The butterflies are Prima Antique Mirrors and I 
adhered them to the flower packaging as it had a
lovely faded clock design!

Another little trick I wanted to share is what I do 
when I am short on paper {bearing in mind that the
nearest Michael's to me is in America LOL...}

I cut out the size I want using regular computer/
bond paper then I mark out the sections where 
the printed paper will show.

Then I adhere the papers to those 
parts only as in the photo below.

 Then, once the layers are on top, 
nobody would know the difference!

Tomorrow I will be hosting a GIVEAWAY of the 
so I will see you back here then!  Take Care!!


Tina said...

Great tip Helen! Love the layout! gorgeous!

Leonie said...

Gorgeous looking page. Loving that range of papers.
What a clever little chick you are with the tip, I tend to just 'guestamate' but this looks a lot more reliable. lol.
Good luck getting everything organised for your Daughter. :)

Leonie said...

Gorgeous looking page. Loving that range of papers.
What a clever little chick you are with the tip, I tend to just 'guestamate' but this looks a lot more reliable. lol.
Good luck getting everything organised for your Daughter. :)

Leonie said...

oops sorry, double the comment!
getting a bit impatient with my computer this morning!

Bellaidea said...

Stunning layout and photos! Beautiful girls!

Denise Price said...

This LO is 100% pure gorgeousness! And you've noted so many tips and tricks in the post--thanks for all the ideas.

Thanks also for all your comments on my blog today. You're so supportive! <3

Cathy said...

Gorgeous page Helen.. love those Prima pps and what a clever idea on saving some of those favourite pieces of pp's!! I adore the new MME ranges and have just received some in the mail and can't wait to play! Have a fab day :)) hugs

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You just SERIOUSLY AMAZE me!!!! I just loveeeeeeeee this!! I love love love that background, the colors, the layers... just GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Mitra Pratt said...

Ohhhhhhhhh my goodness this is lovely! I can't wait to stare at this on my pc monitor! Your girls are beautiful and the layout matches them perfectly!

topkatnz said...

Liking the 'lace' mask very much indeed:)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous work! Love your tips! That "mask" worked out a real treat! I love using old stuff up like that! Fabbo!

yyam said...

This is just gorgeous Helen! I love your "mask"! I use whatever I can get my hands on too! lol

Your daughters are beautiful! Congrats on being in this awesome book!:)

Lynnda Hosni said...

Simply stunning...Your girls are beautiful too Helen... And Congrats on being in this E book... hugs...xoxo..Oh yes Great tips too...xx

Denise van Deventer said...

This is a beautiful layout...really love this page! I am a new follower on your blog..
Thanks for your kind words on my blog!

Stefanie said...

Your LO's must take you hours! I love all the copper in this one. You have such an artistic eye.

Bernadine said...

Love the layout Helen. I have another surprise parcel from my purging. Not all of it is years old but I know it is things you would use. If their is anything you don't like or won't use you can give it away. :)

Evgenia Petzer said...


Blossom inch said...

gorgeous, havent stop here for quite sometimes sorry for that I am just plain busy. This is stunning and your 2 girls are beautiful indeed!. What a great technique you have shared!

Sophia said...

Very beautiful, love how you put this elegant!

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning, but staying true to your beautiful unique style. Love your handmade patterned cardstock.

Mitra Pratt said...

I think its the copper on the flowers that stole my heart along with those gems but then the paper makes me happy too. Sorry for two comments, but I always like to get your new posts in my inbox so I can stare at it better!!!

I got your package, I can't even breath so much good stuff in one spot! The one bright spot in a not so good week.

Alison said...

Stunning LO Helen...the masking is superb- and great tip about the papers!
Alison xx

dstandard said...

Another fabulous page - love the tips

Angela said...

Absolutely Fabulous Helen! The copper on the flowers, the mask, and a great tip! What a wonderful use of your paper! You always have the best layouts!

Marelize said...

Stunnning layout Helen and I love the paper saving tip.
Hope you have a lovely weekend. xx

Diana said...

Stunning indeed.
And Congrats on being included in the book!
Your LOs are so so beautiful.

Eila Sandberg said...

thanks a bunch for the tips Helen, so very useful! this one's a real beauty and a knock-out with your gorgeous girls! xoxox

MARILYN said...

Oh yes, this a Real BEAUTY!!!!! I LOVE IT!!! love how you worked the photos. And Thanks for the tip!!..great idea! I have the Caribbean's largest store at two minutes from home but I don't go often...$$
Congratulations!!!!! :) :)