Tuesday, 10 July 2012

You're My Sunshine on a Rainy Day {Creative Scrappers Sketch 216} Webster's Pages

Hi girls - back here at my desk at last, after a few days off,
visiting family in Cape Town {beautiful place - you really should
visit!} and over my flu/bladder infection/bad stomach! Yup when
I get sick everything attacks me simultaneously, but I'm a tough
 nut so I'm back here and today alone has been very exciting! 
I have a new offer on the table and some exciting news to announce here some time soonish!

So Sunday saw a new reveal up at Creative Scrappers.
I turned the sketch on it's side to get my photos along the
bottom as they were all vertical orientation not horizontal.

I had some new Winter CHA papers from Webster's Pages that 
I still hadn't had a chance to cut into so I thought I would use them here.

I added some painterly effects as usual, using gesso and
Liquid Pearls that makes the most awesome metallic paint when mixed in with gesso!

I created the messy side effect using real bubble-wrap as a stamp
 then I stenciled over it when it was dry, using the Studio Calico Bubble stencil.

Almost everything I used here is Webster's Pages, apart from the 
sequins and stick pins and the mediums. The bling, flowers, tulle & cameo are 2012 while the ribbon, doilies, leaf & sparkler are 2011. 

I always try to finish up my old stash as it costs a lot to import it here but I freshen up with new!  I used 3 Paper lines here too.  Webster's always co-ordinates so it really is fantastic as you can mix and match it all up with older/newer lines!

I fussy-cut the cute umbrella images and blinged them up a bit.
I slathered on my paints thick using an old credit card, for texture.

Supplies used for "You are my Sunshine" Layout

Printed Papers - Webster's Pages "Sunday Picnic" Poppy Fields
{B side - green dot}
Webster's Pages "Everyday Poetry" Wordsmith B side
Webster's Pages "Palm Beach" Turtle Cove" and "Flamingo Fun"

Bling, flowers, doily, cameo, birds, braid, sparkler & leaf
 - all Webster's Pages
Tulle fringing - Webster's Pages "Girl Land"
Fabric ticket, Perfect Accents and Princess Petals -
All Webster's Pages
Alphas - Webster's Pages Storytellers

Bubblewrap for stamping
Yellow paint - Americana "Lemon Yellow" by DecoArt
Pink Ink - Old Rose by Prima
Gesso - Claudine Helmuth
Perfect Pearls - Flamingo, Petal Pink, Buttercup, Canteloupe
Stencil - Bubbles by Studio Calico
Stickpin - Etsy
Sequins & bling dots - stash
Faux stitching & bubbles - Artline 200 Fine 0.4 - Shachihata
Punch - Martha Stewart Swirling Lace


Michelle said...

I saw this on the blog this weekend. It is beautiful. I love all the details.

Lizzy Hill said...

You rocked this one---those rhinestones ...amazing! And the umbrellas...gorgeous...I Really, really love these soft colours...lovely papers:):):):)

Keren Tamir said...

This is so pretty Helen!! Love your take on the sketch!! I'm still awaiting my response from my one email before you went away...if you want I mean.

Bellaidea said...

Wow, this is so pretty! Love your color mix!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* this is GORGEOUS Helen!! I loveeeeeeee the photos, the colors and love love love those umbrellas!!!!!

scrapping4me said...

Nice take on the sketch Helen - love those bright colours! You have been busy despite your illness - hope you feel better soon!

Tracey Sabella said...

Gorgeous!! Love how you used the bling and sequins! ~ Blessings



Love the brights, Helen! So cheery :)

Leonie said...

This is so bright and happy Helen totally gorgeous.
Your daughter has a beautiful smile. :)

Pearl said...

such a gorgeous layout , hun with the Websters' !!!

sorry I havent been around scrappy blogs much at all this year ! Real life has kept me off the scrappy table really & it's been good & just what I needed !

Although I cant say that everything is well & rosy in life - but thats life ! life goes on !

Mitra Pratt said...

oh!!! You gave me the BEST idea on how to use perfect pearls...I like the idea of adding it to gesso, but I also like the idea of modeling paste and running it over the top...

Great page, I will be using this sketch shortly!! Love using up that paper on a sunshine page!

Lynnda said...

STUNNING ... love the colors.. you rock Helen...hugs...xoxo

Alison said...

love the umbrellas, and the take on the sketch!
Alison xx

Marelize said...

Just an amazing mix of papers and embellies together with gorgeous pics of your DD. Love it! xx

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Fi said...

Love the colour use here Helen, great background and love your take on the sketch, love the way you incorporated those umbrellas.

Carin McDonough said...

Gorgeous layout I love the bright colours and such cute photos :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous LO! Love your spin on this sketch and how you tied the three photos into a bundle.

Eila Sandberg said...

Oh yeah, this is like a piece of sunshine has been attached to your page! beautifully bright colours! I am so bad at combining different collections, really should make more of an effort to spruce up the old in my stash with just a hint of the new. Gosh how Cami has thinned out this passed year, looking soooo much like her dad! any tweenie related tantrums? ;))oxox

Diana said...

Sooooo pretty! I love your take on the sketch.
and look at Cami! She is growing up into a young lady!