Monday, 26 March 2012

Bird is the Word SPARKLE - Gotta Love that Attitude! Layout {Purple Pumpkin Sketch - Webster's Pages}






As usual yesterday saw the release of a new word at
 Bird is the Word Challenge blog - the word being SPARKLE
 {although of course you may use SPARKLING, SPARKLY
 and SPARKLER as well!}

I have been with Bird is the Word for an entire year as of
 the end of March so I have decided to step down from
 the team there in order to pursue a new opportunity that 
came along about a month ago which will require my
time and efforts.

 I will be making that announcement here on the blog
 tomorrow and I would like to publicly thank dear Wendy
 from Bird is the Word and all my lovely teamies there for
 such a fun year.  Working behind the scenes at Bird is the Word 
has been a great experience for me and I had a truly lovely time
with a super bunch of gals and learnt a lot.


I used the March sketch over at Purple Pumpkin HERE.
I rotated it one turn clockwise as you can see {I hope!}


I went super simple with this one because this Webster's Paper
 already had the gorgeous suitcase and hot-air balloon motifs
 already printed on it.


I used Webster's alphas - I LOVE these alphas because they 
come on 12 inch sheets and you get one set of the larger
 set and THREE  sets of the smaller alphas, all on one sheet, 
so real bang  for your buck and so easy to co-ordinate.


I swiped some gesso over the cream background to make a clean 
slate for my photos and the main focal point of my design.


*** I sprinkled some glitter into the wet gesso and the effect
is awesomely sparkly in real life but alas non-existent in the
photos here!***


I embellished with Purple Pumpkin tickets {inked with teal},
flower and  spotty button, aswell as Webster's sparklers
 and some confetti bling.


 I hand-journaled for a casual, spontaneous look, lastly adding
a swipe of red paint to the corners and some Citrus Lime 
bashed on straight from the dabber & some pale lime ink 
around the edges to add some depth to the borders.



The cool stapled hearts are also from Purple Pumpkin and 
I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my next order from them
as I am almost all out!  

Supplies List for "Gotta Love that Attitude Layout"

Printed paper - "Seaside Retreat" - Far and Away -
Webster's Pages
Gesso - Paper Plus
Paint - Red Wagon - Making Memories
Citrus Dabber - Ranger
Ink - Lime & Teal - Color Box
Alphas - Webster's Pages "Storytellers"
Staples, bling, glitter & glitter varnish - Stash
Sparklers - Webster's Pages
Hearts, tickets, flower and spotty button - 
Purple Pumpkin
Tiny alphas - Making Memories
Felt Heart - Dear Lizzy for American Crafts
Journaling pen - Creative Memories





24 comments:

Gayle Price said...

What a great , bright fun page. Love the paint, always love the paint. Oh to be twelve again. xx

Nadia Cannizzo said...

CAnnot wait to hear your announcement :) This is gorgeous. A bit different for you I think, but so so gorgeous. Well done!

Bellaidea said...

wow, very cute and fun page!
I aslo like WP lphas for the very same reason:).
I amdited your work for BITW for a long time, can not wait for next challenge, I know you will do great!

Sabrina said...

oh Helen, a year is a long period indeed!! I am so want to know your great news tomorrow, can't possibly wait!!! I love this page, I always love natural color background, and everything is just perfect! Have a great week, my friend!! =)

Leonie said...

Hey this is Great, love the added paint and the random
feel to the page. Cheers. x
oh and looking forward to your announcement tomorrow. :)

Cathy said...

LOVE your page Helen.. the painted background looks so cool!! Sad you are leaving BITW, but happy that you are following your dream. So glad I still get to work with you at Berry71Blue! Can't wait to hear your news. hugs :))

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I will be sorry to see you go from there.. you always amaze me with your creations..and this lo is no exception!! I loveeeeeeeee the photos, the paint and loving the hearts!

joyce said...

Love your use of all the creative fonts on this page. Darling little sparkler you have there too.

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Jasmine S said...

Fabulous page Helen. Love the randomness of your embellishments and your hand journaling looks great.

Lynnda Hosni said...

Fun sketch... and I love your layout... the colors is great!!! Vibrant makes me smile... love it... and wow... can't wait to hear the good news... You are amazing Helen... hugs...xoxo

yyam said...

Love the bright colours here....fab title work! Can't believe your gal's only 12...she looks great! :)

Desire Fourie said...

Looking forward to your special announcement. Lovely design once again. Do your children actually appreciate you preserving their and your precious memories so creatively?
Hugs
Desire

Irini said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous....I love the sparkle!!!
hugz
irini

Fi said...

WOW Helen, a little different to your norm but I really like it. But that is the fun thing about scrapping what is norm??? I much prefer to see someone mix their styles up so it doesn't always look the same but still see their signature style. And if this what she your DD is achieving at 12 then look out mum their maybe some sleepless nights for you once she is a older teen...lol. Anyway I love the paint work and I look for to reading you news tomorrow.

Mitra Pratt said...

Great take on sparkle! I love that word! And your page is lovely! The best part about your blog is being able to click on the layout and almost jump into it! So, it was almost as good as seeing it in person! I would love some day to put our almost 12 year olds together.

Evgenia Petzer said...

love this! different side of you!

happy for you for tomorrow!

Rachael Funnell said...

Because I going backwards with your Posts!! Again! So HAPPY about your News!! TOOT TOOOOOT
This layout Is a bit Different for you... BUT! I lovin this!!!
the Paint work is Awesome & the bits of Bling are a Delightful touch.....
*Sniff* *Sniff* Sad that you are Stepping down from BITW team!!
Will Miss you over there!! ♥

sandi said...

Oh this is so sweet!

Alison said...

Great take on the sketch and 'sparkle' Helen..am off to find out about 'Purple Pumpkin'
Alison xx

Eila Sandberg said...

I know what the news is as I am backtracking *grinning from ear to ear* This page is different for sure but very cool! Cami is a good girl, very twelvish but a good girl! they HAVE to be sassy and spunky or else they wouldn't be twelvish :)) xoxoxo

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh wow!!!!!! This is unreal! I love everything about this! And how awesome is that paint at the sides of the layout? This rules!!!!!

Kylie said...

your page is gorgeous..thanks for playing along PP

Kerryn said...

Such a fun page!!! Love it :).