Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Hong Kong Sevens Layout {Webster's Pages Everyday Poetry} ScrapThat! Kit Club

I showed you this layout a few posts down as it was part of 
my ScrapThat! Reveal post, using the gorgeous "so me" sketch 
of the month for the contest you can find in the forum HERE.

Below is the sketch and I used supplies from the 
MAIN KIT ONLY for this one.  
You can purchase that kit for yourself HERE.

I'm sure my regular blog readers are wondering who on earth
the couple are in this layout!  They are my husband's university
friend Grant, with his girlfriend Peach.  He went with them this
year to the Hong Kong Sevens as they live there so he combined
his business trip to China with a trip to see them and experience
the international rugby tournament.

I cut my patterned paper into this scallop shape by using a 
piece of die-cut paper as a template and tracing around it.
I then inked the edges quite heavily and used the actual
rugby tickets on my layout as the colours weren't a bad match!

I adhered that luscious lace all the way down the layout 
as the kit has a very large quantity of it.  I used Fabri-Tac
 glue by Beacon behind the thicker sections as tape would
 show and glare when photographed.

The photo was taken on my husband's cellphone so it wasn't
the best quality and of course the background was quite
distracting as they were in a crowd, so I used a white vignette
around the edges to blur out some of the distracting elements
and added a nice "Museum Matte" border in Picasa to make
 the most of it. 

I created my own bouquets from the loose roses
in the kit and I cut the greenish flower in HALF to make it look
like TWO - I fussy-cut the birdcage & adhered it with Fabri-Tac 
and dimensional glue dots - onto the white flower beneath.

Of course there was plenty of opportunity for fussy-cutting with 
the Webster's Everyday Poetry papers, including the butterflies, 
one of which I stuck right down (see above) and one of which 
I only stuck down the middle and folded up the wings for dimension.

I cut up the Zva Creative swirls provided to make my own 
combinations & I used the flower packaging on my layout
 (the green print under the swirl above) as well as the border 
strip - see the yellow strip under the butterfly above.

I thought the bright colour combination I chose
 was very Eastern and also celebratory.

Supplies List for Hong Kong Sevens Layout

Base Paper - Webster's Pages Everyday Poetry Wordsmith
Cherry Print - Webster's Pages Everyday Poetry Love & Dreams
Blue Print - Webster's Pages Everyday Poetry Harmony
Butterflies and Birdcage cut from Webster's Pages 
Everyday Poetry Glorious Day
Lace - Green Tara
White & Green flowers -Green Tara
Roses  & Leaves - Zva Creative
Bling - Zva Creative
Alphas - Webster's Pages Everyday Poetry Collection
Ink - Chestnut Roan - Color Box
Packaging and ephemera {tickets}


carlies said...

Gorgeous! So many wonderful details!my friend

hugs carla

Carin McDonough said...

Gorgeous layout Helen, I love the bright colour scheme! :)

Fi said...

You did an absolutely gorgeous page here, love the colours Especially the yellow, starting to warm up to that colour and you topped off beautifully with that photo, what a gorgeous girl.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I think this is my fave of yours from that kit!! I loveeeeeee the layered photos, the colors and loveeeeeeeeeee loving that lace trim!!!! GORGEOUS!!

Kerryn said...

The colours on this page are just divine Helen. I always love reading your page breakdowns, you always share such great ideas.

Lizzy Hill said...

I Loved this at the time..TFS...never heard of that glue 'fabritac', but sounds good...will have to google! LOVE that you've used the tkts & how you've got rid of the distractions from the photo...& using the packaging. I keep forgetting about that & it's a great idea:):):)

Cathy said...

Such a beautiful page Helen, love the colours and pretty flower clusters.. gorgeous!! hugs :))

Lynnda said...

Swoon!! This is so gorgeous Helen... See how much I missing on this blog!!! ...hugs...xoxo

yyam said...

Whoa! Really gorgeous layout! Love the vibrant colours and all the lovely blooms!!!!:)

Desire Fourie said...

Just so beautiful and creative. Love the fresh colours of this one.
DS4J DT Member
Doing Life

Marília Lopes said...

Wow, I just don't know where to start. This is just beautiful!!!

Mitra Pratt said...


Oh sorry. That was my brain sayin' why have I not thought of that!! I have a similar flower...and it looks great sneaking out on either side of your clustering.

I am so glad you gave us your back story. I am still stalking you for what I think was snow on that page of yours...

It's like a movie, I am in suspense!!!

Great job on the sketch, btw!

Leonie said...

I adore the colours in this layout.
Those roses are beautiful and the bling flourish
is gorgeous! How cool that the tickets matched these papers and embellies.
Oh and I love your idea of the canvas swap!
Cheers. :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow! I love your work Helen! This is STUNNING!!!!!!

Alison said...

Love the lace and flowers..and SO glad you told us who the couple are!
Alison xx

Bellaidea said...

Great job my friend, looks like you had lots of fun with this one, thay must to love it!

Fluffy said...

Great layout! Love your money saving tips and I use many of them myself but ite's always good to learn new ones too:) Tx

Eila Sandberg said...

LOVE the combo of pink and yellow and the happy brights, just looking at your page makes me smile! xoxo