Thursday, 28 June 2012

Soiree Layout {Les Papiers de Pandore} Using the June Sketch at Scrap Africa and the ScrapFIT Polaroid Challenge

*** My 2nd post for the day - my apologies -
 month end madness!***

Hello Everyone!  Just sliding in here quickly with a layout I 
made for Les Papiers de Pandore in France, you can see it on 
their blog here - I mixed up various collections from them as I 
was almost out of my DT paper stash and their 2 new 
collections were on their way to me.  See it on their blog HERE.

I was having a "white cardstock" day.  You know when 
you just want everything looking nice and pristine?!

I'm thinking some charcoal ink splats would have been 
a good addition but I just wasn't feeling painterly at the time...

Nice, nice!  simple sketch from Scrap Africa HERE!

Today is the last day to play along!!  I am also entering
this layout at another of my fave challenge sites - ScrapFIT!
for their polaroid challenge HERE.  My eldest daughter,
pictured here, is away 85% of the time at university.
 Most of the photos I scrap of her now are not taken by me
 but rather I take them from her Facebook page! 

 The quality is usually not the best (phone quality) so making 
this into a polaroid made me feel like that would be less
 noticeable and also gave me a great opportunity to add 
my journaling into the larger white space underneath.  

Some yummilicious details!  The banner comes all in one
 piece on the printed sheet from the "In the Meanwhile"
 Collection HEREwhich is actually an outdoor, 
snowy-type Winter line, but obviously very versatile!

I knew there was a reason I bought this beaded fringe
 at the local upholstery fabric store!  It was years ago 
but I knew I would need it!!  Adds to the Bohemian feel...

Lush, LUSH Christy Tomlinson mask, used texture paste
and paint for that lumpy, intentionally slightly messy effect.

ANCIENT glossy stickers from Pink Paislee {I think?!}
Just perfect for this layout thought right?!

Definition of SOIREE

Web definitions:
a party of people assembled in the evening
(usually at a private house).

And an idea that was sparked by another on the
Studio Calico blog.  You REALLY want to follow
that blog even if you are not a CAS scrapper - FULL
of ideas, a never ending stream of them...

Punching the holes into the red print then layering the
blue print behind (my own idea to add the alternate
brads into the centre of each).  Tactile & interesting...

Red print comes from "The Country House" Collection HERE.
The side flags come from another of their lines, "The Scent
of Camelias" HERE.  FOUR different Pandore lines here, I
was rather chuffed with myself for achieving that!

Supplies List for Soireee Layout.

White cardstock - American Crafts
All papers see below:-
Materials: The Scent of Camellias paper "Inventory";
 papers Meanwhile "D-Day", "The blow balls", 
"The passage of the angels"; Paper House
 "Workshop jams", "Labels".
Mask - Christy Tomlinson
Texture Paste - Reeves Modeling Paste
Paints - Making Memories - 
Red Wagon & School Bus
Serrated Circle Punch - Martha Stewart 
Butterfly & banner  - Pandore Country House
Stickers - Pink Paislee
Brads - Bazzill Polished Pebbles
Bella! Bling
Inks - Memories Mists - Red
Yellow Citrus - Color Box
Pink - Old Rose - Prima
Grey - Old Road - Prima
Purple bling swirl - Zva Creative
Thread - stash


Adriana B said...

wonderful page, love the string of beads under the banner, awesome page :)

Lean said...

Lovely page with a cute banner cool work!

topkatnz said...

Do I spot a banner or two there?lol very nice layout:)

topkatnz said...

Do I spot a banner or two there??lol very nice:)

Desire Fourie said...

Simply deliciously gorgeous. Love the vibrant and cheerful colours.
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Doing Life

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow wow wow!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors, the banners, the brads, the masking...and omygoodness I AM IN LOVE with those charms!!!!!! WOW!!!

Erin Blegen said...

Beautiful work, Helen! Love how you utilized what you had left of your DT stuff- great job :)!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such an amazing LO, Helen!! Love the masking and the beaded fringe is so darling hanging from the banner!! ~ Blessings

Keren Tamir said...

Great page!! love all the details and the orange paint!! thanks for playing with us at ScrapFit :)

Carin McDonough said...

Twice in one day! I even battle to post once a week lol. Gorgeous layout Helen, so bright and fun and I love the mask and orange texture paste (gotta love anything with orange in it!)

jeanie g said...

I'd like to buy some of what you're taking Helen, 2 posts in one day!!! Love the LO and you always give me so much inspiration and so many little ideas. Love the banner and the and the way you made the photo polaroid. Great stuff.

Violette said...

Beautiful page! I love what you did with the mask and paint and your idea for the brads. Really interesting!

MARILYN said...

Love the string of beads under the banner..looks fabulous! and the masking with the texture. The colors are lovely!!! Beautiful page!!!
Hugs! :)

yyam said...

Ahhhhh...soooo pretty! Love the bold vibrant colours and that beaded fringe! Gorgeous work Helen! :)

Lynnda said...

WOW Helen.... this is so my fave of yours!!! Beautiful layout!!! I heart the colors... the layering the lovely photo too... you nailed the sketch my friend.... hugs...xoxo

Blossom inch said...

Its really feels like a whimsical page with those crystal dangling and nice brads and pebbles, the nice pinky pp, the masking and the typed journal...did you used your typewriter for that? a precious pic too and I can see you sewed on the page! love this LO a lot!

Lea said...

Ooh, very cool! Love everything you have around the photo... the banner with jewels (brilliant), the pennants and the big pink brads... fantastic page!

Karen Shady said...

Hi Helen.... Thius is a stunning LO.. i love the pearls under the photo, and the masking is amazing... so sorry to read of your recent break in, that must have been very frightening for your family :( Take care my friend xx

Kerryn said...

Love the colours. The masking looks awesome. Gorgeous work Helen!

sandi said...

Awesome lo Helen! Love the paste/paint...looks so nice! Such an upbeat, fun lo!

misty said...

heehee! Mine was really last minute! I love your work but don't think i've been by your blog before???? This is AHMAZING!!!! I absolutely love the beads coming out beneath the border and all of those gorgeous colors just makes this one amazing layout!

Steffanie said...

Incredible does not begin to describe this. You are amazingly talented. Love all the detail---the crystals and texture paste are couple things that really caught my eye. So glad that you decided to work out with us at ScrapFIT!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Aaaahhh! LOVE this Helen!! using the punched out negative space and putting brads is a brill idea and looks sooo good! love the beaded fringe too, come to think of it I might have one collecting dust in a box too. Looks smashing. Wonderful combo of collections, works really so well together. Cheerio!

Svetlana Austin said...

wow, Helen! this is amazing, stunning, gorgeous!!!! love it!!!!
thank you very much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa!