Monday, 13 February 2012

Love You Layout - Bird is the Word {Heart} Imaginarium Designs

So there's a new word on the streets today and it is....HEART!!
So come on over to Bird is the Word and upload your layout 
using the word HEART anywhere on your layout - in either your
title or your journaling, even in a foreign language if you like!

I am still furiously trying to finish off my 2011 stash before
my new goodies arrived so tucked into my GCD pile but
ended up adding many eclectic bits and pieces too!

The title is from Imaginarium Designs and started out as raw 
chipboard.  I gave it a coat of red paint then dipped it in yellow Zing! 
 embossing powder, in random places only, and, once embossed,
 I varnished over with some Glossy Accents for a high sheen.

I made this little "collage piece" to add to my layout, 
using butterflies from GCD, metal crowns and pink ticket from
 Making Memories (Vintage Findings) and yellow tickets from 
Studio Calico - they had "San Fransico" emblazoned 
all over them so I had to strategically place things on top of
that!  Used some real postage stamps in there too - to 
reinforce the "diva" theme LOL...

I inked the paper heavily around the edge with a yellow ink pad.

Just layered up all sorts of pretty bits and pieces, using
only Instax photos.  I got my camera via hubby, from
Hong Kong, and every time he goes back there 
(twice a year) he brings me back more "cards" for it -
packs of 10 Instax photo papers that the photos
are printed out on immediately - they come out of
the top of the camera like the old Polaroids.
It's a fun toy and I love it!!

Supplies List for "Love You" Layout

Printed Papers - GCD Soul Food - Petit, Orange
GCD - Soul Food - Lovely Garden
Crate Paper - Snow Day
Crate Paper - Paper Hearts
Dotted Cardstock - American Crafts Packaging
Yellow ink - Color Box
Photos - Instax
"Love You" title and butterflies - Imaginarium Designs
Red Paint - Making Memories - Red Wagon
Embossing Powder - Zing! {American Crafts} Mustard
Glossy Accents - Inkssentials - Ranger
Eclectic Bits (crowns, pink ticket, floral card, stick pin) 
& glitter flower & tag - Making Memories - Vintage Findings
Yellow Tickets - Studio Calico
Red alphas - Kaisercrafts
Butterflies - GCD Studios
Buttons - Pebbles Candy Dots
Punch - Martha Stewart - Beaded Arches
Heart braid & embroidered ribbon- local haberdashery

***  You have a WHOLE MONTH to complete this challenge
 and remember that there are still TWELVE DAYS
 LEFT to get your JOURNEY layouts in!***


dstandard said...

Such a sweet page - love this !

Lynette said...

This is such a pretty "diva" page and you added so much little bits and pieces that it all turned out delightful.

Alison said...

Love the bright colours...the pinks and yellows work so well together!
Alison xx

Tina said...

Gorgeous and fun Helen! Your kids are so adorable!

Bellaidea said...

This is fantastic and fun layout, love the title chipbord and all work you did!
Best regards!

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful Layout. Love all the details. Kim

Denise Price said...

Awesome layout! There are so many things I love about it. To name a few...
*I love that you were able to fit 4 photos on the page and still have lots of room for fun embellishments.
*LOVE the random embossing on the title chipboard--will definitely have to try that myself.
*And, of course, I love the recycled postage stamps!

Lea said...

Wow, this is fantastic! There's so much to look at and such a great mix of photos. Love what you did with the chipboard and all the yellow inking around the edge!

Michelle said...

This is so so cool! I love how you took photos from different occasions and made them work together on your page. The colors are fun and vibrant. Great job of using up that stash!!

yyam said...

I lovelovelove the colours here! And those little bits you've added just add that special punch to your awesome creation! Nicely done Helen! :)

Lynnda Hosni said...

Beautiful page!! I just love the colors... really sweet!!! You rocked it always.. Hugs..xoxo

Mitra Pratt said...

The colors are amazing! Back tomorrow on the pc to get a good study in!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love love love the hearts down the middle, the photos and loving what you did with the title!!!

Cathy said...

LOVE your page Helen.. so many yummy bits and love the embossing techniques!! :)) hugs

Alia said...

So much to explore on this lo!

Blossom inch said...

absolutely a gorgeous layout and very bright and cheerful, I love it!

Desire Fourie said...

Lovely layout design with great details once again.

Leonie said...

Wow fabulous layout, great design! Love looking at all the little details in each section and the 'love you' chippie looks awesome! :)

Pearl said...

Beautiful , arsty details on yr chipboard pieces , hun ! good to see you use up old stash !

I'm in no mood to buy anymore new stash - really . Just overwhelmed by what I'm not using ! lol

Izzyb said...

I love everything about this!