Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Our Little Songbird Layout {Creative Scrappers Sketch 212} plus the new Design Team Announcement!

Did you see there is a new Design Team announced 
at Creative Scrappers HERE?  And I am on it?!? Woohoo!!

I am so glad to be staying on another 3 months with Kristine, 
who is such a lovely person and runs the site so well.
  I strongly urge you to apply to the next call in 3 months
 as the sketches are great and very varied and versatile.  
They will certainly keep pushing the boundaries for you.

It is a great team to be a part of, no stress as it is very 
well organised and Kristine has very realistic expectations
 so there is no added pressure in our already crazy lives.

Here is the sketch!  Of course I thought Eeeeek!! 
 when I saw all those rectangles & I don't like to print
 my photos out too small (although Instax photos would 
have been perfect too!) but I managed 5 photos without
it all looking too cramped I think!

I defined each photo with a "museum matte" border and a 
vignette in Picasa, then printed them off (as I do, at home
 on my Epson printer) & cut them out with a white border
 around them, so when they are piled on top of each other
they are clearly separate.

That gave it quite a graphic look so I went with it and used 
a white base with a black border around my printed polka
dot paper, adding some border stickers from Echo Park &
October Afternoon & the blue lacy print from Kaisercraft.

The birds reinforce the singing theme & of course
flowers and bling were my choice of embellishments...

I used the white Petaloo flowers from the June ScrapThat!
kit and the blue/burgundy one is one from Prima that I recoloured.

I also recoloured the burgundy Prima flower that was 
originally blue like the one above - just using mist. 

The alphas are a mixture of Webster's Storytellers
from ScrapThat! June & Bo Bunny (yellow).

The journaling stickers are from Etsy and very handy indeed.

There is a kit prize this month from Boys Rule Scrapbook 
Kits HERE (not necessarily this exact kit) but I do hope
that you will incorporate this sketch into your scrapping
 this month & link up!  Have a good week everyone :)

Supplies List for "Our Little Songbird" Layout

Cardstock (Black & white) from American Crafts
Polka Dot print - Glitz Design "Pretty in Pink"
Border Strip Stickers - October Afternoon "Farmhouse"
& Echo Park "This 'n That"
All stickers - October Afternoon "Farmhouse"
Die-cut lacy strip - Kaisercraft "Sweet Nothings"
Stickpin ,Journaling sticker & blue resin rose - Etsy
Bling - Zva Creative
Tiny Flowers - Prima
White Flowers - Petaloo
Mist for Recolouring - Maya Road Raspberry Pink
Burgundy Resin Rose - Maya Road
Blue alphas - Webster's Pages Storytellers
Yellow Alphas - Bo Bunny "Country Garden"


tania said...

oh you did such a wonderful job on these photos! love the layout!!

Rachael Funnell said...

OH! It feel like forever since I stopped by... BUT! you still WOW! me with your creations.... THIS is GORGEOUS Helen!!!
Love your take on this Sketch.. Congrats on staying the Creative Scrappers team.... x

mapowska said...

Hello Helen,

This is a great scrap! I would like to be able to create such scraps at least half as beautiful as yours.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment :D
As you suggested, I added a translation gadget to my blog (in the right sidebar). Normally, I translate all big posts into English but maybe it will be useful also for not EN speakers. Thanks for your suggestion! :)


Evgenia Petzer said...

another stunning beauty!

Fluffy said...

Congrats on the DT, fellow team mate hehehe. love what you did with the sketch and the borders around the pics are perfect. Love the mix of birds and flowers fab layout Tx

Shayne said...

This is gorgeous. Love the look and no, it's not too crowded at all.


Lizzy Hill said...

Really great to see those photos scrapped so quickly, & her sketches are really great ....love the bg paper you've used here. It's strong, but doesn't seem so--- maybe cos of the colours in the pictures??? Works so well:):):):)

topkatnz said...

A lovely layout for your gorgeous songbird:)

Carin McDonough said...

Amazing layout Helen! I love that you managed to have all those photos on at a larger size! Congrats on staying on the design team :)

Marelize said...

Beautiful pics and a fab take on the sketch Helen! Congrats on another term on the team. xx

Alison said...

Love what you did with the pics...another fab LO!
Alison xx

sandi said...

Congrats that you can stay longer on the DT!!!!!! Wow! What you've done with those gorgeous pics....this is breathtaking Helen! I love everything about this lo....just super!!!!!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats on staying on their DT!! Well deserved!! LOVING your lo!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE those photos, the colors and loving the little birds!! Ohhhhhh and before I forget -- the alphas on my "1234 I declare a splash war" lo... those are from Momenta! I mentioned it in the beginning of my post, but it was a quick mention... so not everyone saw it... lol! :)

Michelle said...

What a fabulous page. I love how you did your photos. You have such a great mix of goodies on your page.


You actually fitted 5 pictures and still managed to retain all that negative space...cool! Love your take on the sketch and Congratulations!

Bellaidea said...

I regret I could not see it too! She looks great and your design is very modern/intetresting and just fab!

Svjetlana said...

You did fantastic job with the sketch and your photos, love your digital matting. Great layout. S

dstandard said...

What a beautiful page - you worked that sketch so well!

Jasmine S said...

Congrats on the continuation of your term on the team. Awesome news.
And just love your page. What a beautiful showcase of those amazing photos. You rocked it.

Cathy said...

Congrats Helen.. LOVE your take on the sketch!! Your photos really pop and I adore the vibrant colours and beautiful details.. gorgeous!! :))

Lynnda said...

Another gorgeous layout Helen... I love those photos... loving the details and colors used too... hugs...xoxo

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning - love how your brought the birdies into it - linking up with the singing theme.
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Doing Life

Leonie said...

Oh wow these pics come up a treat scrapped.
Love the different coloured vignettes on them and how you've brought that out in the papers you used!

Marjie Kemper said...

I really like that sketch and love what you've done with it, especially the part where it looks like the little bird is drawn to your daughter's shoulder to hear her sing!

Jona Panesa said...

really love your song bird. and she sang Honey honey from "Mama Mia"!

Mitra Pratt said...

DUDE!! Did I read somewhere your pc died today?? Seriously? How am I supposed to get through a day without HELEN!!!! LOL.

I am digging the tape measure down the side of this page and just saved the sketch to my desktop. Have some scrappin' comin' up where I think this sketch will work dandy!

Sharm Nidyanandan said...

The title couldn't be truer :) love the splash of colors and the photos...really soulful! :)

Eila Sandberg said...

Really wonderful to hear you're staying on the team, congratulations sweetie! I've said before what a wizz you are with the photos, you have scrapped them really beautifully Helen. Cami rules the stage, looks every bit a professional too! xoxo