Thursday, 7 June 2012

Joy of My Heart Layout {Webster's Pages Everyday Poetry}

Hi there everyone!
Hope you are well and you are bearing up through this
 long week!!  Seems to be going on forever!!!  Still ploughing 
on through my ScrapThat! layouts.  

This one I did for my Polish friend Agnieszka here.  
She made a layout for me using a photo of my daughter Cami 
 and we did a 'page swap' with me doing one of her daughter Alexis.

Finally I got to scrap a photo of someone in the snow!!!
I edited the photo with a lot of highlights & gave it an icy
blue vignette. 

 I used Webster's Pages "Messages to You" printed paper then
 I fussy-cut the elements out of the "Glorious Day" 
paper, inked heavily with Chestnut Roan & layered 
them up over the heavy vintage-inspired lace down the side.

I used a great new glue that I have discovered, 
to adhere the lace invisibly - it's called Fabri-Tac 
by Beacon and I imported it online.

I also fussy-cut the blue design from "Little Bird told me"
& placed it at the top and again at the bottom of the photo.

I used flowers from the main kit and the flower add on
& my new Cheery Lynne "Olive leaf" die-cut branches.

The dark green around the photo is the reverse-side 
of the identification strip from the base of one of the
papers, inked up with dark brown.

I adhered the alphas directly to the photograph 
as there was enough "free" space to do it and 
it's a great way of getting the photo to look like
an integral part of the whole design.

The "Glorious Day" sentiment peeking out from under the flower
is actually cut from the paper strip as it's the name of the paper.

Notice that pretty Prima genie stone dangling from 
under the flower?  I attached it with a small brad.
The dark green ribbon-cut piece is also from the
identification strip on the base of the patterned paper 
& I have used it around the photo as a photo matt too.  

This is actually a really simple page that has the
 appearance of looking more complicated due to
 the intricate designs on the paper.

Supplies List for "Joy of my Heart" Layout

Base Paper - "Messages to You" - Webster's Pages 
Fussy-cut papers - "Glorious Day" & "Little Bird Told Me"
Lace - from June "Life's Muse" kit - ScrapThat!
Flowers - Zva Creative & Petaloo
Genie stone - Prima
Ink - Chestnut Roan & Dark Brown  - Colorbox
Alphas - Webster's Pages "Storytellers"


Kelly Foster said...

So beautiful!! I really love that lace trim, perfect!


This looks absolutely divine. Love your blue vignette and the idea of putting the alphas on the picture - my eye was drawn there instantly!

Alison said...

LOVE that lace Helen! Beautiful glad you enjoyed scrapping a 'snow' pic!
Alison xx

Evgenia Petzer said...

LOVE it!!! adorable!

Keren Tamir said...

that is such a fun idea!! we should incorporate it into one of our DTs and swap around!!
I love the layout!!

dstandard said...

What a beautiful page - I'm a summer layout lover but love the change once in awhile too!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooo gorgeous!!! I love love love that photo, the lace trim and loving the birdcages!!!

Jona Panesa said...

so gorgeous. loved this page Helen!

Lynnda said...

WOW Helen... another inspiring work of yours... this is So beautiful!! I really love that lace trim, perfect & breathtaking...hugs...xoxo

Chantelle said...

very very beautiful Helen - wow, that lace is gorgeous. Pretty photo too - so much to look at - tfs ♥

Lizzy Hill said...

It IS a fab & fun idea...& it's beautiful...the alphas look great where they are & the colours go so well with the photo...I'm sure she'll be THRILLED with the page:):):)

Desire Fourie said...

Love everything about it. So beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful weekend with a bit of creativity on the side.
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Doing Life

yyam said...

Such a lovely layout! Love the trim and the inking! How fun to do a swap! :)

Mitra Pratt said...

AMAZING!!! Love how you walked us through all the pretty things on this page and now I want to put alphas on a photo RIGHT NOW!!!!

Michelle said...

This is such a pretty page. I love all the layers and how you used the tear strips of the papers.

Erin Blegen said...

I love the idea of the photo swap! What a sweet photo- and perfect papers for it! Nicely done Helen :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Absolutely lovely! She must have been thrilled to receive this page. I think it's a fantastic idea to swap kids for a day in this manner!

sandi said...

What a beautiful, beautiful lo! So dreamy like!

Eila Sandberg said...

Yee finally a snow picture for you! love the blue vignette and the pretty elements, this is really such a wonderful, feminine and sweet page. Websters does the trick! Have a great weekend darling! xoxo

Fi said...

Lucky for you getting to scrap a snow picture, I may have to grab a few of my friend when she gets back from New Zealand in a few months. Gorgeous picture and you certainly did it justice Helen, gorgeous page.

Marília Lopes said...

Gorgeous work my friend, simply gorgeous!!!

Bellaidea said...

Oh Helen, your work is stunning! Love what you did with teh photo and design and all datails are fantastic! Will have to visit you to take this one home! Hugs and thank you so much!
I really hope someday we will meet and you will take lots of photos and our kids can play /husbands too - golf:)