Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Holiday Memories {Scrap Fit/The Paper Variety Challenge Combo} Studio Calico/Purple Pumpkin

Hi everyone :)
Firstly THANK YOU so much to those kind, sweet bloggy friends 
that always celebrate with me {and commiserate with me too 
when necessary!} -I always note who you are and though I may 
not always remember exactly what you say
 I do always remember how good it made me feel!  
So thanks!! 

 And my apologies for having to edit and republish my
 "Les Papiers de Pandore" post  from yesterday - there seems 
to be an issue with copying and pasting images from
 Over Blog {the French blog host} so I know now to rather 
insert my own images than take them from the Pandore 
blog, for future.

Today I'm sharing a layout I did for the current challenge
over at Scrap Fit, which requires bullet points for your
 journaling.  Here's a copied and pasted overview of 
what is required before the end of the month.


ScrapFIT has offered up a jounaling challenge and
The Paper Variety has created a sketch challenge. 
Put them together and you will get an awesome layout
 and a chance to WIN a prize from both places!

Workout #64- Its Easy as 1, 2, 3... 

The 'Its Easy as 1, 2, 3..' Workout is here and all you 
have to do is list out numerically your journaling
 on your layout! This could be a list of your Top 10 
favorite moments from last year, a list of goals for
 the new year or the countless reason you love
 ScrapFIT (Just kidding!).  

Show us your numbered list! 

Be sure to incorporate this journaling workout with the
 Sketch below from The Paper Variety so you can
 enter your layout at both places! 

Fun right?!  Well I thought so anyway...

I attacked my stack of Studio Calico Classic and Memoir
 papers {I always get into a mad scrapping frenzy at this
 time of the year - when I have some CHA orders in and 
I am waiting for new stash to arrive 
(and wondering where it will fit LOL)

I added a luscious Purple Pumpkin Lace Flower (popped onto
 the top of a doily) and fussy cut some of the Studio Calico
 papers,then created some confetti with the dots from the "I's" 
from some alpha letter stickers {inspired idea if I do say so 
myself...} & some bling!

I used a pale cream and grey woodgrain paper for the 
background and masked it using an old Basic Grey 
lace paper, inking with 3 different shades of ink 
around the border then adding some faux stitching.

I inked up all the edges for depth, added a Prima 
ornate pebble centre and some Basic Grey rub-ons 
down the left side of the photo.

Here you can see my bullet point journaling, all about my
daughter's Holiday Memories (her boyfriend came on 
holiday with us and we had such a fun time together!)

I journaled onto a Studio Calico sticker, cutting off the
left-hand side of it and adding that as a strip beneath
the "Holiday Memories" title at the bottom.

I split up a Prima vine & used some of it on either
 side of the doily{and still have some left over}.

The text print on the ribbon cut piece comes from a 
Studio Calico Promotional card (I always keep them
as they are always so beautiful from a design
 perspective) and I end up incorporating them all
into my layouts at some stage.

Supplies List for "Holiday Memories" Layout

Patterned Papers - Studio Calico Classic Calico {Plano}
Studio Calico Memoir {Flower Bed}
Studio Calico Classic Calico {Woodgrain One}
Studio Calico Memoir {Heirloom}
Mask - Basic Grey Lace Paper
Inks - Color Box - Butternut, Teal and Lilac
Journaling Pen - Creative Memories
Rub-ons and alphas- Basic Grey
Doily and bling - stash
Flower - Purple Pumpkin
Floral Vine & ornate pebble centre - Prima
Sticker - Studio Calico
Numbers - Kaisercraft
Confetti - Basic Grey and Sassafras stickers


Bellaidea said...

As always - I admire your style and....great photos!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You seriously INSPIRE me!!! When I grow up... I hope I can be as talented as you! This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the colors and loving the flower!

yyam said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love the stunning array of colours and the fab details...the beautiful masking, the bling, and layering of the bloom on doiley.... Wonderful details Helen! :)

Denise Price said...

I COMPLETELY know what you mean--I'm groovin' on my new post-CHA purchases too!

I love how you used the dots from the i's to make confetti! What a creative idea.

Lynnda Hosni said...

Yup Agree with the rest... this layout is simply stunning...!!I love just about everything...perfect beautiful!!! You do inspire ME too... hugs...xoxo

Jasmine S said...

Well I don't think there is any color, pattern, technique or texture you have left out here. It looks fabulous and you have put it all together just perfectly.

Evgenia Petzer said...

love this so much! and they are just gorgeous!

Julie Blanc said...

Wow you are so good at mixing pp and patterns! The result is amazing! Love this gorgeous black flower!!! Julie xo

Marelize said...

Simply gorgoeus Helen! I love your attention to detail. :)
Hope you are having a great birthday. xx

Sheila said...

Love your layout!!! So much really make busy papers work so well together!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Lots of happy birthday wishes from this. Hope your day has just been super duper special so far. Loving this page. You are so talented.

Erin Blegen said...

Wow, this is beautiful- GREAT colors, loving that big black flower- and amazing design- you never fail to impress!!

Alison said...

Love the big flower on the doily..and the Prima vine! Fab LO!
Alison xx

Mitra Pratt said...

That page has such a nice water color type look to it. Great job! And I like the list idea!

Fi said...

Now that explains why their was no Some times all this computer tech stuff does your head it. Sweet sketch and you've done a beautiful take on it. Love the misting you've done the colours have combined together beautifully.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

AWESOME work!!!! I love this!!! The colours are delightful and I adore all your details!

sandi said...

Wow! Just beautiful Helen! Love the mix of colors with the design...looks fab!

Lean said...

Wonderful page you have created like all your details pictures so we can see how you build your page.

Rachael Funnell said...

The Color Combo here is AMAZING!!
Soooo Lovin the Confetti, the Masking looks ACE & Well Just GORGEOUS...

Brianna Marshall said...

this layout is just simply gorgeous!Glad you played along at scrapfit!

Keren Tamir said...

this is so beautiful thanks for playing with us at SCrapFit

Denise Price said...

Hello again! I just wanted to let you know that I gave you a shout-out on my blog today, in a post entitled "Get Creative Card Challenge: Spots." Thanks for all the inspiration that you provide!