Sunday, 6 May 2012

The Hunt {Layout} Creative Scrappers Sketch 206/ Les Papiers de Pandore/ ScrapFit! Challenges

Hi girls! {I presume LOL} How are you all?  Well 
I hope?!  Hope the weekend treated you well :)  
Sadly I am SICK agaaaaain...I know, so boring!
  But I am gargling away with salt water & trying to
catch up with my commenting!

Sorry if I have been AWOL :(
 I will catch up - you know I will!!

So I created this layout for my DT work over at Creative
Scrappers, where you have the whole month to get this
sketch completed to be in the draw for some awesome
prizes.  You really need to take a look at their blog HERE
as it is full of interesting information at the moment!  You

There is a $20 voucher up for grabs this month from
The Paper Passion, which is a kit club and online store
where you can purchase some of the NEW CHA
collections, so please play along and link up this month -
Sketches 206, 207, 208, 209 & 210 are all valid for a
chance to win this prize!

And don't forget about the Creative Scrappers Book
{in print and E-format}.  The E-Book is on SALE right
now - for only $5 and the best part is I AM IN IT!
{LOL - just kidding - I AM in it but of course that's
not the best part!}. Click HERE to purchase.  And
of course, if you want to buy a REAL book click HERE!

 I used my GORGEOUS new  "The Scent of Camelias" paper
 for this one, from Les Papiers de Pandore in France as I am so
blessed to be on their design team.  You can purchase these exact
papers plus many more EXQUISITE paper & stamp collections
DIRECTLY from the link I gave you & the prices & postage are
very competitive & comparable so take a look for yourself!

I decided to keep the torn strip as I just LOVE 
ripping a sheet of paper every now and again!
I actually do it VERY carefully and always 
TOWARDS me so that I can reveal just enough
of the lovely white core, then I ink up the edges.

I used a chipboard heart from a local {South African}
company called Enmarc, who don't seem to have a blog
but I discovered quite by chance the other day that they
do have a Ning Community so I uploaded this there.  
Their chippie is white, really unusual but gorgeous, and I
inked this in pink then glittered it up with my nail varnish!

I inked and glittered up my Thickers too and hand-journaled
about how the Easter Bunny will always pay us all a visit at
Easter.  My kids roll their eyes when I say that but I've noticed
they all enjoy the chocolate with no complaints LOL!

I stamped these butterflies onto one of the paler Pandore 
prints before fussy-cutting them & clustering them at the
top of my page - together with another Enmarc flourish, 
which I cut down {it's long like a Prima vine}, which I 
inked up then glittered. 

 I gessoed underneath my cluster
to make it stand out more, inked my page edges & 
added a few mild paint splatters.  If you look carefully
at my cluster you'll see that I covered up the French
sentiment on the lovely scroll-shape, by using some printed
 paper, so that I could still use the pretty embellishment.

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to link up to BOTH challenges
but I'm going to try! submitting this layout to Scrap Fit!
for their Decorate with a Doily Challenge as well as their

Wishing you all a happy and productive week :)


Erin Blegen said...

Awesome- love the tearing!!!

Rachael Funnell said...

love the ripped paper....I will be sure to give that a go!!
Gorgeous layout Helen & Fantastic photos.... the banner & butterflies are a Delightful touch!!!
Hope you get better REAL soon...

MARILYN said...

You did many lovely details here but I love that the focal point are the lovely photos. Love the big heart and the mix of different embellishments...Beautiful work!!!:)
Oh girl, so sorry to hear you're feeling sick :( I took my MT yesterday. Take it easy and rest.
Hugs!! :)

topkatnz said...

Sorry to hear you are sick again - hope you shake it quick! I love tearing a sheet of paper too:)

Lynnda Hosni said...

So sorry to hear that you are not well.. Hope you feel better soon...

WOW Helen!!! You know how to make me smile on a Monday morning...!!! THis layout is spectacular... its stunning... I love those banner..the wooden chipboard... gorgeous butterflies..and lovely photos too... You are simply amazing!!! Hugs..xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry you are sick :( Hope you feel better soon! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee your lo!! I love love love the colors, the butterflies and loveeeeeeee that heart!! GORGEOUS!

Leonie said...

Oh sorry to hear you're not well. Hope you recover quickly. Great layout. the butterflies look terrific! Ripping paper can be quite satisfying when you're in the right mood. lol. Cheers.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

I love this so much! Your ripping really rocks!!! :D :D Hope you get better very soon!

Evgenia Petzer said...

stunning layout and hope you will feel better soon!

Evgenia Petzer said...

stunning layout and hope you will feel better soon!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful layout Helen! Love the pretty purple butterflies and fancy heart embellishment! Hope you feel better!

Irini said...

Any one made you some Chicken soup yet??????????????if not holler!!!
Your layout is beautiful and that chippie heart is stunning!!!!!!
beautiful work yet again!!
get well soon!!!!!!!!!!

Fluffy said...

Love all the work you did with the inking and glittering! And I love your handwriting too, wish mine was as nice as that! Tx

Lizzy Hill said...

These colours are what you've done with the title letters:):)

Jasmine S said...

Sorry to hear you are unwell again Helen. Put your feet up and take it easy ok??? lol.
Gorgeous work. Love the tear down the centre and of course the butterflies are awesome.

Mitra Pratt said...

Second stop for me! Was here last night checking this out from the couch! So glad you have the subscribe by e-mail button though so I can stop by again and really get a good look from the pc. I think the letters are my favorite, although the ripping is really nice!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Oh no, you're being poorly again! you have them lovely kids of yours give mum the special loving treatment and Bob's your uncle in a jiffy! oooh those PdP papers really are sooo yummie, gosh how pretty your page is! love love love it! Get well soon darling! xoxox

Alison said...

Hope you're feeling better Helen! Love the colours and the multi-pics on this LO
Alison xx

Keren Tamir said...

Beautiful LO, I love the colors and the softness of it. Thanks for joining us at ScrapFit!!

yyam said...

Wow! This is sooooo pretty! Just love your attention to detail with all the inking and clustering!

Drink lots of water and rest. That's the only way to recover. Take care. Hugs!!!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous LO Helen.. love the torn edges and pretty mix of papers and embellishments!! I just found Scrapfit too and I couldn't decide whether to add my LO to the doily or fussy cut challenge. Have a fab week :)

Lynette said...

another work of art. I love this company's papers but haven't managed to source it online.

Missy Whidden said...

Helen, this is so beautiful...really! The colors are just such great eye-candy. I always feel like I can just sit & stare at your work and it never gets old. Your pages are always so unique & pretty. I love everything about this one! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a gorgeous LO! Love these papers and the torn edge really is lovely. Your butterfly cluster and banners are so pretty too! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings

wendipooh13 said...

stunning LO!!! LOVE all the pretty details and mini pics!! great job!!!! thanks sooo much for working out with us at ScrapFIT!!!!