Tuesday, 24 July 2012

For the Love of Math Layout {C'est Magnifique - Prima - Inkido}

At long bleedin' last!  I am beyond frustrated with this machine 
now - all our recent holiday photos have been wiped out & that 
only partly solved the problem {deleting the corrupted photo 
file}seems like I need more RAM & until I get it my computer 
is freezing every 15 minutes & I'm having to shut down, open up 
again & lose everything unsaved in the process.  The RAM is 
on it's way - YAY!

Of course it's coming from Cape Town 2 days drive away - 
seems like Durban doesn't stock any!  So let's hope by
 the weekend things are back to normal around here because 
I am so bored of this!!!  GOOD NEWS THOUGH!!  I've
put together my July RAK & can finally upload it here so
will be scheduling that for later today so stay tuned :-D

Sketch 218 went live at Creative Scrappers on Sunday
so here is my interpretation of it, having turned the sketch.

I used the July kit from C'est Maginifique, which features
Inkido papers from Sweden & lots of Prima loveliness!

I liked this pretty pink background but wanted to save that
wheelbarrow image so cut it out carefully using my craft knife,
before adhering the other printed paper on top of the hole.

I'm almost through with these photos of my daughter's 
graduation dance - good thing too as I am tired of them!

The alphas are not from the kit - they are from Pebbles Inc,
and the painted chipboard is from a local SA manufacturer.

I handwrote my journaling then adhered the transparency
 over the top of it.  I've told quite a unique story here even
 though the photos aren't particularly related to the story -
 it does illustrate how my daughter became very close to 
her now good friend Sophia.

I used my 2 new Martha Stewart punches here, different
designs together for a change this time.

The layered sticker is from My Mind's Eye & I cut the Prima
vine into 2 separate smaller vines intertwined with the pearls.

I love a long title so was happy with this one!  I do my best
to avoid the one word cliches like "Forever" in favour of 
something more meaningful...

There's the wheelbarrow I could have lost underneath my 
paper layers so remember to cut out any images that will
become hidden anyway once all your layers are down!

Supplies List for "For the Love of Math" Layout

Base paper - Inkido {Sunshine Collection}
Green Printed Papers - Teresa Collins Fabrications
Papers, flowers, sticker, butterfly & pearls - all from
July 2012 kit from C'est Magnifique
Layered stickers & transparency - My Mind's Eye 
{Follow Your Heart} 
Prima Vine - Millicent {Doodle-Deux}
Butterfly - Prima
Chipboard - Celebr8
Alphas - Pebbles Inc.
Journaling Pen - Hybrid Gel Grip - Pentel
Ink - Old Rose - Prima
Paints - Turqoise, green, yellow, pink - Heritage
Martha Stewart punches - Cherish & Swirling Lace


Kelly Foster said...

Hi, Helen...sorry to hear your technical problems aren't solved yet! Your layout is lovely, so pretty and elegant! I love Th fussy cutting and by the way your handwriting is gorgeous!

Desire Fourie said...

So beautiful and creative. No Ram in Durban ... unbelievable. Trust you are back to full steam soon.
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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So sorry that the computer is still acting up :(

I love love love love your lo!! LOVING the fussy cutting and those pearls!! And that title is AMAZING!!!!!!!

Keren Tamir said...

this is so pretty Helen! Love all the details and the fussy cutting!!

dstandard said...

TOTALLY fabulous Helen - saw this at CS and had to come over and give you some love here! Beautiful work!

tania said...

beautiful helen, the bright colours really brings out your photo:) hope your computer drama gets sorted real quick!

Tracey Sabella said...

Oh, so sorry about losing the photos!! I really do need to save mine in a couple places. I hope the new ram fixes up your problems!! Such a lovely LO and your fussy cut image looks so fab!! Love the story you included too! ~ Blessings, Tracey


Lizzy Hill said...

You poor thing...grrrr!!! This LO is lovely & with you re: cliches....I really like the punched edges together & that way you've used the pearl 'rope':):):)

Rachael Funnell said...

Hopefully your Computer troubles are over soon!! BUT! Hey that layout is Truly BEAUTIFUL.... I Agree that wheelbarrow looks FANTASTIC & it would be a shame to lose it under the layers... Love all the other Details too!! x

Lynnda said...

oh no!...So sorry that the computer is still playing up on you ... not good... xx
I love your layout!!! Its stunning...And I heart the fussy cutting and those pearls...too!! Great title... you rock Helen... hugs..xoxo

scrapping4me said...

Lovely page Helen - love the birdcage and the pearl trail!

Fi said...

Your photo was perfect for these papers Helen, love all the border punch layering as well, just beautiful.

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Wonderful layout with gorgeous details! Thanks for sharing your creative process. I always find it facinating to see how others create. Congrats on another round at Creative Scrappers!:)

Hope your computer issues are solved soon. So frustrating when it is needed but not working as it should.

Leonie said...

Beautiful layout Helen. Love the colours and the layered/punched edges look fab!

Lynette said...

Gorgeous layout Helen. I love the tip on cutting out images that will get lost and you made the perfect layout using it again later. Love all the layers and the vines and pearls.

Alison said...

Love how you used the sketch Helen...and the tip about cutting out images !
Alison xx

Eila Sandberg said...

Bugger! bugger! and bugger that computer!! :(( Love the colours, that fussy-cut wheelbarrow is so cute too. This is such a very very pretty layout, love everything on it! xoxo

yyam said...

Oh wow! Just gorgeous. I love the bright colours! :)

P/s: Hope you get your PC problems sorted out soon!

Marjie Kemper said...

You're a whiz with that blade... I really love how you've spun the sketch as this was a very busy one and sometimes those are hard to turn. You've pulled out all the stops and it's a real beauty! I feel for you on the 'puter frustrations... hope it gets sorted as quick as can be.

Bellaidea said...

Looks great!

Diana said...

I'm going to need more RAM too. Need to get that organized before I start having major probs.
Love this page. Gorgeous photo, flowers, bling, everything. And great title and story. Love that they are two gorgeous girls who love math!