Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Bird is the Word CHARM/CHARMING/CHARMER - Eclectic Mixed Media

There's a new word on the streets girls! 
 It's Charm!  Or Charming!!  Or Charmer!!!  

Whatever...the point is you need to head on over to 
Bird is the Word, to check out the awesome new reveal 
that went up on Sunday as per usual, then you need to 
play along for a chance to win a gift card from an online 
store of your choice, as well as a Guest Designer stint 
on the blog.  

I grabbed some oldish stash for this one, just determined to
 HAVE FUN and play with paint, starting off by gessoing
the centre section of the backround to help the photo POP!

I used up the last of my GCD stash.  I added in some 
Glitz "Glitzer" stickers, some doilies, gauze & paints.

I heavily inked the edges with yellow and orange as you can 
clearly see above, and blobbed on some red and yellow paint
 to create my visual triangle.  

I layered up 2 chippie butterflies, a glitzer sticker one, and a bling dot.

I smeared some clear glue to spread the gauze out along the
 top to balance out the vertical line against the opposite 
butterfly cluster.

I used my border strip off-cuts, together with a doily and some 
staples to create the cluster on the top left, after I'd painted it up.

I dry-brushed some gesso along the border strip just
 to get if off my brush if truth be told :)

I journaled on the reverse side of the printed paper (the orangey
yellow paper you see for the journaling strips) inked and ribbon
 cut them, hand journaled on them then adhered them using
 pop dots intermittently to raise them up for a wavy effect.

Supplies used for "Jack at 16" Layout

Blue Border paper - Fancy Pants
Printed Paper - GCD (Melody Ross)
Border strips - GCD (Artsy Urban)
Chipboard Butterflies (GCD - Melody Ross)
Alphas - American Crafts "Thickers" - Berry (Dear Lizzy)
Green numbers - Sunrise
@ sign - Doodlebug
Glitzer stickers - Glitz Design
Doily, thread, staples, gauze, bling dot - stash
Mist - Maya Road - Sunflower Yello
Inks - Orange - Memento
Yellow - Color Box
Paints - Red Wagon and School Bus - Making Memories
Gesso - Paper Plus
Journaling pen - Creative Memories


Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful and as always so many little finishing touches to feast the eyes on.
Oh wow, so much of gorgeousness here.

Irini said...

Gorgeous...love all that paint and gesso...my kind layout!!!

Tina said...

Love this Helen! A little paint, a little glue, and a little paper! SUPERB!!

Marelize said...

Beautiful vibrant layout Helen! Love the colours and gorgeous embellies! xx

Denise Price said...

Your LO is, of course, perfectly charming. :) I love the bright colors--so great for the poolside photo.

sandi said...

Wow this is just fabulous! The painting and the mix is just so colorful, so eye-catching! Love it!

Evgenia Petzer said...

He is really charming!

such a nice layout!

Evgenia Petzer said...

He is really charming!

such a nice layout!

Fi said...

Love how bright and bold this along with some great embellishments. Great boys page!!!

Gayle said...

Wow ! Love the exuberance of this page, it is so bright and full of joy.Love the paint, love the gauze and love the repeat butterfly motif.........oh and the boy is very cute too. xx

Bellaidea said...

Did you scrap with Sabrina:), I just visited her and looks like you girls rock with all colors, bravo my friend!/next time call me too, please:)

Bellaidea said...

By the way, your parcel is on the way, I hope you will like it:)(

Lynnda Hosni said...

Love the artsy look ..the paint..the vivid colors... the elements used... this is such a stunner !!! beautiful layout Helen... love this to bits... hugs..xoxo

MARILYN said...

Oh my friend this is FABULOUSSSS!!!! love the bold colors,the details like the gauze and the paint...
Your boy is so cute! Another Beautiful work!! I hope you are doing well! Take care! A big hug!

Jasmine S said...

Gorgeous work Helen. Love the brightness and the mix of everything. The photo just pops in between it all.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS Helen!! I loveeeeeee that photo, the colors and loving the paint!!!!

Adriana - DRIARTE said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!!
I'm inspired!!!!

Keren Tamir said...

I absolutely love this layout!! I really like what you've done with the red. it gives it such a punch!! I love it

Cathy said...

WOW such a gorgeous explosion of colour Helen.. ADORE your page!! The painted background and gauze details look fantastic.. awesome work all around!! Hugs :))

Marjie Kemper said...

Total stunner, Helen! What a load of eye candy. I love all your layering, that bright bit of gauze, and the long dividing strip. Your son must love this one, too!

Naddy said...

Gorgeous LO... Beautiful colour combo n the layerings...

Julie Blanc said...

Wow this is so colorful and fun! Love it!

Alison said...

Love the colours on this...the paint adds to the 'fun' of the pics!
Alison xx

Lynette said...

Such a bright and cheerful layout. I love it.

Leonie said...

Wow! super cool Helen, and beautifully bright!!
love the mix of colours on this one.
Cheers. :)

Eila Sandberg said...

Oh yeah! bring on the margaritas and the steel band, it's time for some fun! Your page is a reall pick-me up, wonderfully bright and vibrant! me likes a lot! xxx