Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Our Chix Layout - Guest Designer for Studio 75 {Poland}

I was offered a wonderful opportunity to Guest Design
for a new Polish company this month - Studio 75.  You
can check out their blog HERE.

Studio 75 GD
I got to work with their first collection "Summer & Latte." 

Studio 75 LOGO

Summer & latte 01 - 12x12`

Summer & latte 02 - 7x12`

Summer & latte 03 - 12x12

Summer & latte 04 - 7x12

Summer & latte 05 - 12x12

Summer & latte 06 - 7x12

Summer & latte 07 - 12x12

Summer & latte 08 - 7x12

 Summer & latte Alphabet - 2,2x12

Summer & latte - Cyfry - 2x12

Summer & latte - Znaczki - 2,2x12
S 75 Chipboard
This collection is very mild, subtle and delicate,
which makes it very easy to work with.

See HERE for a list of suppliers or buy direct from their store HERE.
One US$ is equivalent to 3 Polish Zloty so the complete set of papers
& elements at Z19.50 for 16 elements is about $6.  Bargain!

I used the letters and papers from Studio 75 but created
my own title 'Chix' {my daughter's nickname} with my
Ranger Liquid Pearls in Peacock.  To do this I wrote with
a pencil first then went over with the Liquid Pearls, 
using white cardstock as my base, and leaving it to dry 
overnight before fussy-cutting around my word.

All the chipboard you see is also from Studio 75 & I dressed 
it up with Ranger Liquid Pearls too.  The trick to avoid
spoiling your work is to do this just before you go to bed then
leave the pieces somewhere away from kitty paws to fry 
overnight as this product needs many hours to dry completely.

I created the dots around the photo with my Creative Memories
pen {the thicker ones that come in the set} which are prefect for
creating these uniform circles.  I dressed up my white cardstock
background centre section with stenciling & templates using inks.

As usual I put my Martha Stewart punches to good use,
inked up my edges as always & built up my background.

I used flowers from Prima, Petaloo & bloomer tape from Webster's
 Pages, as well as resin ones from my local Indian Sari store.

I chose a photograph with a strong palette {taken at night}
to contrast against the subtle papers for more POP & used
embellishments in brighter tones than the papers for a more
dramatic effect, yet still sticking with the bluey green shades.

Thanks for looking at my page!  I hope you are all 
enjoying a wonderful weekend!!  The rain has gone
away from Durban for the meantime so I am very 
happy about that!

Supplies List for 'Our Chix' Layout

Patterned Papers - Studio 75 - Summer & Latte
Base (03) Scallops (06) Banners (01) Photo Matt (07)
Chipboard - Studio 75 - Summer & Latte
Cardstock - American Crafts - White
Inks - Color Box - Chestnut Roan & Dark Brown
Stencils - Studio Calico & Crafter's Workshop 
(6" reverse chicken wire)
Pen - Creative Memories Brown - thick
Liquid Pearls - Ranger - Peacock, Mint Green, Baby Blue
Bloomers tape - Webster's Pages
Resin roses - stash
Turquoise flowers - Prima Everyday
Blue Flowers - Prima - Miss Godivas
Green Flowers - Petaloo
Punches - Martha Stewart Scallop Dot & Deep Edge Daisy Fan


Bellaidea said...

Helen, thank you again you did it !
Your page looks wonderful!
Well done!

Tina said...

gorgeous layout and gorgeous collection! Congrats! A match made in heaven.

topkatnz said...

Such a beautiful layout H, and as always love your journaling:)

Missy Whidden said...

Gorgeous, Helen! I love how you did your title, and all the pearl dots really give it such a beautifully detailed look. She is one stunning young lady!

Linda Eggleton said...

Huge congrats Helen on the GDT gig, well deserved!
Your layout is just beautiful...I love your punched borders, layers & gorgeous clusters. And wow that you made the title looks fantastic!

Jasmine S said...

Love the contrast of the pic against the paper. Gorgeous punching and love the rows of flowers. Stunning colours. Congrats on the Guest Spot :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats on the GDT!! Your lo is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and love love love those green flowers!!!!!

yyam said...

Oh wow! I love this. So many lovely details and layers. Lovelovelove how you did the titlework. So cool.
Congrats on being GDT. You are rocking those papers!:)

Keren Tamir said...

Congrats on the GDT Helen this is a stunning LO!!!

MARILYN said...

A Huge Congrats on the GDT my friend!!!Beautiful... love the colors, lovely pic and Beautiful work as always!! hugs!!!

Irini said...

Wooohooo congrats Helen!..
beautiful layout as definitely had a beautiful subject to work with!!

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Wow!!! Helen I just had a look through your latest posts! Amazing pages!!! Congrats on your GDT!!!! The collection is beautiful and you showacase it perfectly!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous layout Helen! Such a beautiful photo and your journaling is heart warming :) Love the fabric flowers and all the detailed touches!

Marelize said...

Amazing layout Helen! You've got such beautiful photogenic children. xx
Congrats on the GDT position. :)

Lynette said...

The papers are so delicate and you did it justice. Gorgeous layout Helen.

Fi said...

Such a beautiful picture of your DD and you have displayed it beautifully.

Aneta Mencfel said...

Helen, thank You for this wonderful inspiration. It shows another face of summer&latte. It is our pleasure You agreed to stay our guest designer, soon we come back with new paper collection ;)

Lynnda said...

Such a beautiful inspiration.... Love the journaling.... your DD is beautiful... Just loving this LO.... hugs...xoxo

Mitra Pratt said...

VERY VERY cool. I liked the idea of the title like that, on my list of things to try very very soon!

Tracey Sabella said...

Congratulations, Helen. What amazing paper to work with and you created such a stunning LO with it!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Eila Sandberg said...

Congrats on your GD spot Helen!! Your page looks amazing! just adore the splashes of lime and how you enhanced the teal. So many beautiful details to admire on this one, fab showcasing of the collection!½ The photo of your beautiful girl Chelsea is wonderful! Hope youre weekend has been a good one despite wearing those tyres out! xoxo

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful tribute page! Love the color palette and all the attributes you've listed. My favorites are all the different edges and textures... I needed quite a while to look at all of these components. The little frame around the date is fabulous, too!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful tribute page! Love the color palette and all the attributes you've listed. My favorites are all the different edges and textures... I needed quite a while to look at all of these components. The little frame around the date is fabulous, too!