Thursday, 16 February 2012

Sketchabilities Sketch 65 - Count Your Blessings Forever Layout - Webster's Pages

Some of you may have seen this sneak here over the weekend.  
Today I can share it with you at last.  I decided to use some Instax
photos as the sketch called for 5 small photos.  I have a whole 
small wall of these photos in my bedroom and use my little
Instax regularly.  I highly recommend it in fact.

I used mainly Webster's Pages products here, with some Prima
bling for good measure!
If you don't own an Instax camera you can always
 print TWO photos onto one postcard-sized one so
 that you can get a cute, small size.

I decided to use doilies to interpret the circles & fussy-cut the 
Webster's papers down the sides/edges.

I'm still without a computer {repairs AGAIN!!} so hand-journaling is
making an appearance again, and I am liking it!  That gorgeous 
chipboard word is from a pack by We R Memory Keepers (I have 
LOVED using them & they have gone on forever...)

I tucked some pieces of misted lace paper from Basic Grey underneath
the photos.   I hand-cut the heart in keeping with the sketch and used
it as a journaling spot {it's actually WP packaging - the backing card
behind their embellishments}.

I really enjoyed putting this one together - rather eclectic...
 Of course I started by adding some visual interest to the backing paper
{an old Dream Street one with a pale floral self design}.  I then
fussy-cutting the Wonderfall papers then I marked their position
roughly, using a pencil, then added some depth to their edges by inking
through a "mask" (the BG Lace Paper) with butternut ink as seen below.

 I've used the lace paper as a mask quite a lot, which is why
it is covered in ink, paint and gesso! So when I was done
using it as a mask on this page I decided to actually use
it up behind the photos as it was becoming a bit fragile...

 The fussy-cut Wonderfall paper was already printed with the
"Count Your Blessings" sentiment so I just added the "Forever" 
to complete my title -"Count Your Blessings Forever". 

I could have just left it at "Count Your Blessings" but recent 
happenings have made me realise that there are some people who
don't value family as a permanent and impenetrable unit so I felt
compelled to share that sentiment with my kids & husband, hence
my journaling " You all have me forever and always. I will never 
give up on any of you ever."

Supplies List for "Count Your Blessings Forever" Layout

Backing Paper - Dream Street - 
Fussy-cut Paper - Webster's Pages - Wonderfall
Checked Paper - Webster's Pages - Yacht Club
Striped Paper - Webster's Pages - Trendsetter
Heart shape - Webster's packaging
Ink - Colorbox - Butternut, Lime and Pink
Lace Paper (mask) Basic Grey (2010)
Edge punch - Martha Stewart Crafts - Beaded arches
Butterflies - Martha Stewart Crafts punch
Pebble & Bling - Prima (Say it in Crystals)
Doilies - Etsy
Resin flower - 3 Scrappy Boys February 2012 kit
Journaling Pen - American Crafts - Precision Pen - 03 - Brown
Chipboard word - We R Memory Keepers

Why not try out this sketch and link it up to this post
at Sketchabilities?  It's a great opportunity to experiment
with the very "trendy right now" Instax/Instagram/retro
Polaroid prints that are "in vogue" ATM.
You have 2 weeks to upload for a chance at a
 "Featured Spot" on a beautiful and prestigious sketch blog!


Bellaidea said...

Very cute!

Michelle said...

What a fun colorful page!! I love the crocheted doily.

Mitra Pratt said...

I was busy staring 'til I read that last little bit of you post and got a small tear! YES, I love that sentiment. I like that forever and forever and never getting up on you, although it makes me shudder to think of anyone giving up on their kids.

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Wow!!! The masking looks fantastic!!! TFS Helen!!! Beautiful work done here!!!

Rachael Funnell said...
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Rachael Funnell said...

I deleted my first Comment cause it had to many Spelling mistakes!!!! LOL! So I will try again....
Well! I dont have a Instax camera BUT After Seeing this post, I may have to invest in 1!!!! Any Excuse to buy something to do with Scrapbooking!!!! LOL!
Another FAB Layout Helen...
Go the Webster Pages & I love your handwriting!!! ♥

Lynnda Hosni said...

What a stunning Page Helen!!! I really heart this one... its really Gorgeous... you are just amazing!!!! Hugs...xoxo

Lynette said...

Your layering is gorgeous!!! I love that fussy cutting and the papers are gorgeous. Beautiful, beautiful layout.

KellyF said...

Wow, this is so very gorgeous!! The bright orange and green look lovely together, along with all the beautiful layers. Nice work!!

Mrs Frizz said...

oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous and some ...

yyam said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love little photos...use them all the time...they help to tell the story on one page! Love how you created the masked background...looks awesome Helen! :)

sandi said...

Simply gorgeous! Love the masking technique you used Helen...looks fab!

Eila Sandberg said...

LOVE this one Helen! the lace masking is just divine, had to check it out several times just to take in the delicate details of it. It is such a beautiful element to your gorgeous page! Mwah!

Sabrina said...

WOWWWW Helen!! This is awesome!! I really adore the background, thank you so much for sharing this. And the page turned out really stunning, great design!! Love it!! =)

Glamotte said...

Wow, this layout is gorgeous, nice colors, love it!!!

dstandard said...

WOW this is just fabulous - love that mask! Thanks for playing at Sketchabilities!