Tuesday, 29 May 2012

A Beautiful Day Layout {Creative Scrappers Sketch 210} using Les Papiers de Pandore

Hello there!
I hope you are all well!!

I have had a terrible time since I last saw you all.
I have been dealing with some heavy stuff this side,
 an awful series of events here.  A local girl my kids 
know has gone missing and 3 others they knew were
 killed in a car crash over the weekend.  Wasted lives.

  Gives you a reality check and makes you reassess your
 priorities and make some tough decisions over how you
spend your time and which relationships are mutually
 beneficial and which are not.

Great sketch over at Creative Scrappers HERE right now.
Went live on Sunday - you only have until Thursday to get
this one done as it's the last sketch of the month.  There's
a great prize to be won from The Paper Passion though
and also a Design Team Call going on so apply!

 Kristine is super nice to work for and gives great blog
makeovers too!

This is my Design Team layout for Creative Scrappers, 
using Les Papiers des Pandore papers 
(their beautiful Maison de Campagne collection).  

You can buy these papers direct at a very good price and the
 postage from France is reasonable.  I got 2 of each paper and 
the full set of stamps for Euro 11.50 postage, which equates 
to $14, cheaper than I pay to receive via USPS!

I fussy-cut this big rose right out - placing it over the
photograph to cover up a really ugly handbag!

That gorgeous crackle badge, German sticker and
 doilies are all courtesy of  Mitra .  Thank you!

Lots of layering going on here!  Lots of Etsy finds too!!

Supplies List for A Beautiful Day Layout.

Printed Papers - Les Papiers de Pandore - 
Maison de Campagne Collection, 
Ouvrages en cours, Au Jardin and Secrets
Craft cardstock - American Crafts
Staples - Making Memories
Inks - Lime Pastel, Dark Brown and 
Chestnut Roan (all Color Box)
Black alphas - October Afternoon Mini Market
Circular alphas - October Afternoon Sticky Keys
Pearl flourish - Zva Creative
German sticker, crackle badge and doilies - stash
Beautiful Day sentiment, remember badge, ticket,
journaling sticker & resin rose - Etsy


Lizzy Hill said...

What an awful time you're having. Life is far more tenuous than we really allow for. Those poor families of the young people, particularly the missing girl - I can not imagine the anguish...not nice. It DOES make you take stock:):)....now all I want to do is SEEE THAT HANDBAG!!!!!! And Mitra's badge is YUM....I love all the detail you've got here - gorgeous:):) Take care:):)

dstandard said...

Beautiful beautiful page - love the layering and the doilies and your interpretation of the sketch. No way I'll be able to get one done in time - working the next two days but love the sketch!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Helen! What a gorgeous layout! What a beautiful photo surrounded with such stunning detail! You did an amazing job fussy cutting that rose! Thanks for the inspiration!

Denise Price said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about all the sadness in your kids' (and your) life at the moment. You guys are in my thoughts.

Love your layout--clever use of fussy-cutting to disguise a fashion misstep. :)

phamil said...

Oh WOW!!!! Gorgeous! I just love this page! So many fun elements and the colors! Especially love the PINK! This is awesome! Great job with that sketch!

Sabrina said...

Oh Helen, I fell in love with this layout!! Another excellent page, this is incredibly beautiful, Helen!! Loving all the papers and layerings. And sorry to hear about those young ones. We need to be careful all the time. You take care. xoxo.

topkatnz said...

I love that sketch:) now I am wondering what the ugly handbag looks like...? I hate it when kids die - it makes me feel sick inside! hugs to you all.hxx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So sad about the kids that died and sad about the girl missing...

I absolutely loveeeeeeeeee your lo!! BEAUTIFUL colors and love love love love the fussy cutting!! You are amazing!!!

Jona Panesa said...

this is really gorgeous helen!!!

yyam said...

Really beautiful page Helen. Lovely composition - wonderful colours and layers and yummy embellies.

Sorry about the hard time you are having with this thing called life. I recently experienced a sudden death in the family and it's been hard.

scrapping4me said...

Nice page Helen! Have been watching Cest Magnifique creations for a few months now and must say the papers kits are growing on me...So sorry to hear about such tragedy - certainly does make you put life into perspective!

Mitra Pratt said...

Goodness gracious you turned my little creation into a rock star with that beautiful page! I love those papers and how you layered it up!

I'm 'round today if you wanna talk via skype or e-mail. Likely hanging in the camper again due to the heat. It's never nice when any of this stuff involves kids! Eats me up inside.

Rachael Funnell said...

SO Sorry to hear this bad news...

Your layout is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.. LOVING all the layering, the fussy cutting & those doilies look YUMBO...

Leonie said...

Oh Helen what tragic times for you and your kids. I am so sorry for you. :(( It certainly puts things into perspective, I hope your kids are coping ok.

And your layout is of course very lovely. That badge is a beauty!
Take care my dear. x

sandi said...

Oh Helen what a fabulous lo! Love what you did with the sketch and that pic is so nice!

Marjie Kemper said...

Helen, I'm so sorry to hear what terrible events you and your girls are dealing with. Hug them close. Your beautiful LO is sure to bring a smile as they remember that happy time.

Marília Lopes said...

LOVELY Helen! This is very celebratory indeed!!
I loved this flower layers and falling over the photos!

Evgenia Petzer said...

wow! so nice ! and she is such a star!

Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous so true to your unique style. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
DS4J DT Member
Doing Life


My husband's nephew just had a close shave. He survived a bike accident but lost his buddy. I can imagine how so many families must be shattered.
Your embellies and layering are so delish!
Hugs from India

Lynnda said...

I'm so sorry to hear the bad news...Life in a way is surprising!... I supposed we have to look on the brighter side of it... Thinking of you...and Take care...

Your layout is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.. LOVING all the layering, the fussy cutting & those doilies look so GORGEOUS... Hugs..xoxo...

Alison said...

Beautiful page Helen!

Life is very unfair sometimes, but yes, we are reminded of the important people and things in our lives and of how suddenly things can be taken from us ..hope your kids are coping with these recent tragedies
Alison xx

Eila Sandberg said...

Ha ha started giggling when I read about the handbag, pleeeease let us have a peek at the ugliness! oooh you have scrapped the LPdP beautifully, absolutely wonderful page Helen! and that crackle badge, yum yum!as I'm backtracking, I know the girl has been found but what a horrible experience brrr! and what a shocker about the 3 young people, cannot even begin to imagine what their parents must be going through. Give your kids and Shane an extra squeeze will you! xoxo

Violette said...

Great page! I love what you did with this sketch, especially the use of doilies instead of the flags.

MARILYN said...

Fabulous!!!love the layering with the doilies looks spectacular!
Beautiful work! :)

Fi said...

I must have missed this post whilst I was away, loving how you used these papers as well, and gorgeous photo Helen, love how you used the doily, very pretty.