Sunday, 26 August 2012

Their Love is Real Layout {Purple Pumpkin Guest Designer} - Glitz Design

This week these two {my eldest daughter & her boyfriend}
celebrated their one year anniversary.  Cute :)  They really
do make a great couple and are very good for each other so
I am happy for them.  As a mother I am just glad that my sweet
girl has found someone to cherish her & look after her. 

This is the 3rd layout I created for my Purple Pumpkin Guest
 Designer post that you can view HERE.  I wanted to use both 
these FAB mobile photos {all I can "steal" off Facebook} now
 that she is at uni!  So I had to overlap them quite a bit to
 avoid my page looking overstuffed and unbalanced.

I dabbed silver paint around the edges - it's not sparkling
 in the photos but it looks fab in person.  These alphas are 
old & had lost a lot of their "stick" so once I had them in 
place I smeared TOMBO MONO ADHESIVE over the top to help
 them stick.  It really does help so remember that tip!  

I used a script stamp to tie in with the script buttons sent
to me by Purple Pumpkin, deliberately stamping over the
photos, which I think looks kinda cool :)

I created that twine swirl using glue dots to secure.  A modern
version of the bling flourish (and a darn sight cheaper too).

I stuck in a few ancient Making Memories metal sentiments
that were just PERFECT for this layout.  A tip on STORAGE -
I store my "recent" supplies by manufacturer (anything from the 
last 2 years) then sort the older stuff out according to 
occasion, so these were easy to find in the "Valentine's"  tub!

I also added in 2 metal hearts (shown above and below) - 
one I bought at a bead store & the other came from an old
necklace (it's missing a rhinestone) which is barely noticeable
when used on a page as opposed to around my neck :)

Clustering embellishments like this is one of my favourite
ways to scrapbook - kinda rules out the clean and simple
look!  So many goodies here come from Purple Pumpkin - 
the satin flower, doilies, script buttons and twine.

I sneaked in another bit of bling from a broken bangle.
Can you notice it up above next to the metal "Promise"?
I have a whole shoebox full of casualties from my junk
jewellery obsession :)  Those bits come in handy!!

The stenciling at either side of the photos come from inking
over the Christy Tomlinson Vintage Doily stencil.  Gives a
lovely saturated look which is easier to achieve than with 
mists.  I hand journaled as I prefer to write directly onto 
my base paper - blends in more seamlessly.

I gessoed over the red doily and a little on top of the black
roses to give my layout a more artistic feel.

I randomly embossed the wooden Kaisercraft chandelier
with black then sponged on some silver highlights.

Supplies List for "Their Love is Real" Layout

Base paper - Glitz Design - French Kiss - Fleur
Mask - Pink Paislee {Christy Tomlinson} Vintage Doily
Red Ink - Memories Mist
Gesso - Claudine Helmuth Studios
Script Stamp - Chiswick
Pink ink - Prima Old Rose
Heart transparency & trinkets- Stash
Wooden Chandelier - Kaisercraft
Black embossing powder - American Crafts
Silver paint - Creative Talents
Tulle Blooms - Green Tara
Pink/red bloom, doilies, twine & script button - Purple Pumpkin
Mini roses {black & white} Green Tara
Metal sentiments - Making Memories
Glitter alphas - My Little Shoebox
Journaling pen - Schachihata 0.4

***A big shout-out to my darling friend Eila for sending me
the gorgeous Green Tara blooms, along with plenty more,
she really is a one in a million super duper friend! ***


Kerryn said...

awww young love is such a sweet thing. They look so happy together. Your page is just gorgeous Helen. I love all the extra little details :).

Denise Price said...

I love all the sparkle on your layout. Great job recycling the old bits of jewelry, as well.

Lynnda said...

Shes so beautiful Helen...And this layout is absolutely stunning... Your creation is always such a great inspirational for me... hugs...xoxo

Sabrina said...

Oh what a beautiful,sweet layout, Helen! Great pics, huh! :) Am happy for you and your daughter for the true love that she found. Have a great day! :)

Leonie said...

Gorgeous layout Helen, love all the broken jewelery bits and bobs you've used. Great details!

Keren Tamir said...

Wow Helen this LO is stunning. Another fave for sure!!!

Sharm Nidyanandan said...

They make a really beautiful couple Helen! :) Your dd is a beauty :) love your layout to bits...every detail sings love :) will b sure the remember the tombow adhesive trick ;) Tfs dearie! :)

Stefanie said...

Love it, fabulous metallic title and touches of black for drama.

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous once again with so much to feast the eyes on. Agree they do make a perfect couple.

Tracey Sabella said...

Stunning LO. Thanks for sharing all of your amazing details!! Love the journaling in your own hand and the gorgeous chandelier!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Adriana B said...

awesome layouts, love all the clusters and layers :)
have a great week :)

Linda Eggleton said...

Beautiful layout, gorgeous colours & stunning photos, it!

MarĂ­lia Lopes said...

Amazing layout!!! Its absolutely stunning!!

Karen Shady said...

such a sweet LO my friend. love those pics, and love all the purple pumpkin goodies.. congrats on the GDT xx

Lea said...

Always enjoy reading the detailed process for your creations. Beautiful layout, your cluster of embellishments is gorgeous as always. Love all the bits of found items on this one.

Evgenia Petzer said...

stunning! and they look perfect together!

Carin McDonough said...

Beautiful layout, love all the added jewelery bits! They really do make a gorgeous couple! :)

Rachael Funnell said...

JUST GORGEOUS Helen.... the inking edges looks FANTASTIC!! The cluster of goodies looks SENSATIONAL!!!
& they sure do look like a Lovely couple!!!

scrapping4me said...

Love the masking on this page Helen - so many lovely elememnts on this page too - love those skeleton leaves!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* this is just GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the flowers, the hearts and love love love that chandelier!!!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Love how the red makes everything pop! Fab photos and great flower cluster!:)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Helen! Love the beautiful blossoms and gorgeous photos!

sandi said...

wow! Simply beautiful! Love everything about this and the pic is awesome too!

Fi said...

Just beautiful Helen, love the photos, masking and you've selected some beautiful elements to go with it all.