Saturday, 1 September 2012

Today's Special Layout {C'est Magnifique September Guest Designer} Riddersholm Papers

So here is my first layout for C'est Magnifique as part of 
my Guest Designer duties there for September HERE!

The papers & embellishments made it really easy to work
with this kit - everything included was just up my street!

Lots of fussy-cutting opportunities & we also got a 
couple of mists {one in the main kit & one with the
 embellishment add-on} so I had fun creating some artsy 
backgrounds too with gessoing, mists, stencils & drips.

LOVED the giant chipboard birdcage that came with the
 embellishment add-on!  Cut mine right down the centre 
before painting it up with some layers & crackle.

See those banners above?  They come in the embellishment add-on
& I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you snag yourself one!  You get a 
WHOLE PACK of Heidi Swapp 'Banner Delights!' which have a
resist design on them (in this case above it's spots) & you 
simply mist or swipe over with an ink pad in the colour of your choice.

These papers are beautifully subtle and took the inks and gesso
really well so I built up my backgrounds with various different
mixed media 'art journaly' type of effects. 

Copied and pasted from the C'est Magnifique blog HERE.

I'll admit that when I saw the black based paper with the "Todays Special"
 I wasn't sure how to use it!  The text referred to cooking which certainly
 isn't my strong point - I much prefer to scrap!  Then it suddenly came
 to me when I saw this photo of my  youngest daughter, Cami, with her 
12th birthday cake. 

I loved inking up the mistable banners from the kit {so versatile as you
 can make them any color you like and they add such a festive feel to a page!}
 & I added some youthful "zing" to my page by using the banner packaging
 {the dynamic black and white striped card at the top and bottom of my page}.

I used plenty of mists again & cut the chipboard birdcage directly down the 
middle so that I could use it to frame my photo.  It made for a really interesting 
page I think!

Supplies List for 'Today's Special Layout

Papers Used:- 

Riddersholm Design Huntington Garden - 


Tea Room

Kit Embellishments Used:-

Lindy's Stamp Gang: Moonshadow Mist: Smoky Sapphire

Prima: Say it In Pearls: Black Flourish
Wrights: Ruffled Lace: Natural
Prima: Flutter Bits: Nature's Garden

Flower Add-on Used:-

Manor House Creations: Imagine: Cocoa

Prima: Charme Rose: Nature's Garden
Prima: Coventry: Tranquil
Maya Road: Vintage Lace Daisies: Milk

Embellishment Add-on Used:-

Heidi Swapp: Color Magic: Banner Delights

Prima: Wood Embellishments: Bird
Bo Bunny: Rub-Ons: Weekend Market
Want2Scrap: Bonnie's Birdcage
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Starbursts: Canna Lily Burnt Orange
Packaging from Banner Delights

Items from Own Stash:-

Gesso - Claudine Helmuth

Paint - Shopping Bag by Making Memories
Chicken wire Stencil - 6" - Crafter's Workshop
Pink Mist - Maya Road
Red Ink - Memories Mist
Yellow Ink - Yellow Cadmium - Color Box
Distress Crackle Paint - Antique Linen - Ranger
Printer - Font "Georgia"
Pop Dots, Tombo Mono, double-sided tape


dstandard said...

Beautiful page - you rocked the kit for sure!

Rachael Funnell said...

I have to say I just L.O.V.E the color combo here....
The colors work Sooooo Well with that Lovely photo!! Helen another TOTALLY GORGEOUS layout.... x♥

Sandi Smith said...

You definitely did awesome work with the kit Helen...beautiful layout!!!

Fi said...

Beautiful page Helen, love the way you used the bird age and your photo is just gorgeous, love it!!!

Kerryn said...

This is gorgeous Helen. I love how you've used the birdcage!

juscrap said...

Gorgeous page Helen! Love the way you used the photo. xx

Lizzy Hill said...

Clever use of the kit...especially how you've worked in the bird cage...lovely photo of your DD, too:):):)

Lynnda said...

You know how much I adore your layouts!!! This one is no exceptional... its totally Stunning... lovely photo of Cami too... Hugs...xoxo

Linda Eggleton said...

Totally gorgeous, HElen! Just love what you've done with this kit...the background looks amazing, as does the little banners & the birdcage behind the photo. Fabulous work!


I loved this the minute I saw it at the CM reveal. Great colors and lovely picture, Helen.

Leonie said...

Saw this at C'est Magnifique, it looks fab.
Love how you used the bird cage!

tania said...

oh this is beautiful!! you create wonders with paper helen:)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooooo GORGEOUS Helen!! I love love love the flowers, the colors and loveeeeeeeeeee the birdcage!!!!

Evgenia Petzer said...

thats lovely, Helen!

Paula F.P. Simionato said...

Another stunning page. I love the die cut

Karen Shady said...

wow... Helen this is stunning... You did wonders with this kit.... xx

Mitra Pratt said...

Lovely post, enjoyed reading it all with my coffee...

Here in the states we say "it was right up my alley" or something similar...liked your version better though!!!

Really enjoyed that birdcage, added a neat structural vibe to your page.


Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, what a gorgeous page!! Love the mixed media work on this fab background paper. Such a sweet, happy photo, too!! Blessings, Tracey

Marjie Kemper said...

What an awesome layout! I love the feeling of motion with the banners and how all your details draw my eye around the entire page. That photo of your daughter is fantastic, too... what a very happy page!

Bellaidea said...

Looks like DD had great party and you cute photo to use on beautiful page!

topkatnz said...

Very cool H. You've done a great job working with a tricky paper/wording:) those banners are very nice indeed!

scrapping4me said...

I really like the use of the birdcage on your page Helen! Love the way you have journaled with the words down the side of the birdcage as well!

yyam said...

Oh wow! Just gorgeous! Love the colours and layers! And how fun are those banners! :)

Eila Sandberg said...

Another fantastic colour combo and just made for you!! totally up your alley! love that photo of your sweet Cami, looks so good with the papers. Love the pretty banner and the subtle background work. Really such a beautiful page Helen! Mwah!

Sharm Nidyanandan said...

Looooovvveee this!! You rocked the kit for sure! That birdcage is tdf isn't it! Love your page! :) can't stop staring at it lol!! :)