Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Granny - One Hip Bird Layout {C'est Magnifique Sketch Challenge}





Hi there everyone!
Spent as much time as I could in bed today & got some good rest.
Am cosied up in the lounge by the heater now, catching up on all
my favourite blogs!  As you know I am Guest Designer at 
C'est Magnifique this month & have created 5 layouts with their
September kit, only 2 of which you have seen so far.  You can
see the 3rd one HERE along with the Design Team's reveal.


You have all month to create with this sketch, to be in the running for 2 randomly drawn prizes.  Here's a look at what Leslie has put together for this month's prize.  The winner will also be able to purchase anything from the C'est Magnifique Store and have it shipped free with their prize package - anywhere in the world!   


The  second prize is $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique Store that will be randomly awarded to someone who obviously uses a C'est Magnifique kit to create their layout.  5 layouts are featured every month too so hop on over to the blog & check out the rules so you can play along HERE.



For the sketch challenge I used this lovely recent photo of my Mother-in-Law together
with my youngest daughter, Cami.  "Granny" is very trendy and even has purple streaks
 in her hair - aged 72!  She is very "artsy" & loves to dress real trendy so I made a page that reflected her wonderfully bohemian personality.

As well as misting, masking & dripping the delicious "Lindy's Stamp Gang" mists all over the place I also had fun creating my own little mannequin.  I used the Prima packaging as my base, applied one of the Kaisercraft mannequin rub-ons then "dressed it up" using some of the lace (misted bright pink - Granny's favourite color!), made a belt from the resin roses that came with the Prima flourish & a choker necklace made from bling from the flourish too!

We're off to visit Granny soon so I'm framing this layout for her & I know she'll love it!!




21 comments:

Tina said...

Beautiful Helen! I don't know how you do it! Each layout is so amazing and full of details. I just sit and stare at all the goodness!

tania said...

this is soooo beautiful!!! love the rustic background and all the small little details!

topkatnz said...

She is a very with it looking chick! Gosh I hope I can keep it up at that age:) she does look like she isn't wearing anything though...lol

Sandi Smith said...

Just beautiful and I am betting she loves it too. Awesome work with the mannequin! Gosh..I hope to look that good when I am 72 and for my DIL to consider me trendy!

Carin McDonough said...

Fantastic layout Helen and such a sweet photo, I just love that she has purple streaks in her hair! :)

Lynnda said...

WOW WOW WOW Helen.... ANother gorgeous layout... very inspiring indeed.... hugs..xoxo

Cathy said...

Awesome LO Helen.. your layering looks amazing and what a fab photo!! :))

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo gorgeous!! I love love love love the photo, the tags, the banner... and that title TOTALLY ROCKS!!!!!

Juliana said...

What an awesome layout Helen! I love how you captured your Granny's free bird style in your design!!!

Leonie said...

oh It's fabulous!! What a great gift
glad you're getting some rest!

Keren Tamir said...

Loved this layout when I saw it and a gorgeous photo. your daughter is so beautiful!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

What great work, Helen! Oh, I hope to be so trendy at 72! If so, I need to pick up the speed in the wardrobe dept .. hehee!

Evgenia Petzer said...

Hi Helen! its so good to hear that you are better, i absolutely love this layoit !so rich with layers and details! love it!

Tracey Sabella said...

Love that you created such an Artsy LO for your Artsy MIL!! I bet she has a great relationship with her grandchildren!! You can see it in this sweet photo for sure!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Eila Sandberg said...

My gosh! 5 pages is working that kit really well. Been thinking of you and wondering how your flu is getting on, a wee bit better now? Your MIL would certainly make heads turn in Stockholm, she doesn't exactly come in the traditional granny package ;))
This is such a beautiful layout Helen, sooo much gorgeousness in there. Just love love love it!! Take care, get well soon! xoxo

Mitra Pratt said...

Of course when you visit, you'll be taking us a photo of the purple streaks! I have always wanted some!!!

Maybe more in lime green!!!

LOVE the flair on this page! SHE will adore it to BITS!!!!!

Marelize said...

This is really beautiful Helen! Love how the whole layout is reflecting your MIL's hip personality. Gorgeous! xx

Marjie Kemper said...

This one is going to the top of my Top Faves by Helen list. Wow! Starting with that killer photo and then moving around the page, I had to look twice at every element... it's a masterpiece! Love the tags tucked in and layered with bling, the banners, dress form.... ALL of it!

Lynette said...

It is such a gorgeous layout and will be such a great gift to your MIL.

Sharm Nidyanandan said...

Helen this is sooo swoon-worthy!! Your grandma sounds like an awesome, fun lady!! A layout she's surely gonna cherish! :)

Sharm Nidyanandan said...

Oops..meant your mil!! Typo,typo!