Sunday, 21 October 2012

Awesome Weekend Layout {Colorful Creations Guest Designer} Les Papiers de Pandore/Purple Pumpkin

Lucky me, I was asked a while back if I would like to be 
Guest Designer at Colourful Creations Challenge blog.  
Well yes of course I would!  I was sent this sketch to work 
with and to be honest, I thought....geez.... how am I 
going to fill that much space with photos? 

 Well that IS really the original idea behind scrapbooking 
isn't it?  So I rose to the challenge & created a collage
 in Picasa {AWESOME free editing program}.

I rotated the sketch one turn to the left {anti-clockwise}
 & from then on it was ALL FUN!  Turns out this was a 
GREAT sketch  & I LOVE how my page turned out!

I used the fabulous new trendy 2012 collection from
 Les Papiers de Pandore {Urbanessence} where there
is a Guest Designer call on at the moment HERE {have
you applied?} entries need to be in by the 30th Oct!

I made this collage of the closies for the Colorful Creations
 blog but I'm including them individually as well below :)

The selection of prints in this collection are very
funky - for variety I tore some edges as well as 
using my pinking shears {zigzag scissors}. 

I used embellishments from Purple Pumpkin -  I have a box full of
them and more on the way now that I made their DT  (Woooo!! ) -  
I just love adding their stuff, perfect for those finishing touches.

The twine, tickets, felt heart, wooden button & doily are all from 
Purple Pumpkin and available from their online store HERE.

I've used 2 Pandore stamps on this layout (both from the 
Urbanessence collection)  the splat above & the number/
barcode stamp you can see above the photo in the main
 layout picture.  Pandore stamps are really good quality
& very reasonably priced (See them HERE).  

Les Papiers de Pandore is going WORLDWIDE!  Encourage
YOUR local scrapbook store to distribute their products
by signing up HERE for wholesale prices. 

Supplies List for 'Awesome Weekend' Layout

Patterned Papers - Les Papiers de Pandore - Urbanessence - 
Legends, Tags, Skyline, Style & Star System 
Stamps - Les Papiers de Pandore - Urbanessence
Cloud stamp - Studio Calico
Stamping ink - Color Box - Nightfall set
Badge - Les Papiers de Pandore  - Urbanessence 
Doily, twine, wooden button, felt heart & tickets -
Purple Pumpkin
Alphas - Yellow - American Crafts - Remarks - Beckett
Alphas - Red - Jenni Bowlin - Chalkboard
Brads - Dear Lizzy - Neopolitan
Chipboard Butterflies - Wycinanka
Staples - Making Memories

Why not play along with this sketch at Colorful Creations HERE
as well as signing up for their Ning Community HERE?  The
site is absolutely buzzing with challenges and goings on!!

Thanks so much to the Colorful Creations ladies for inviting me :)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS Helen!! I love love love how you flipped the sketch, loving the colors, the doilies and loveeeeeee the added tickets!!!!

Tracey said...

Wow, wow, wow Helen!! This is so incredible!! The colours are amazing and I just love all of the goodies on here!!

Keren Tamir said...

Love this Helen!! great collage on Picassa!! love the pics!!

Denise Price said...

Cool use of the photo collage! And an uber-trendy LO.

Bellaidea said...

You did a very special job with this LO! lOVE colors and great design, nice photos too!

Evgenia Petzer said...

love it! the colors pop so beautiful!

Desire Fourie said...

This is so creative. Love the design. Congrats on your GDT position. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Alison said...

Love the collage...and the colours you've used!
Alison xx

Lynnda said...

I love how you flipped the sketch... the photos... the layering...the colors... totally fun and stunning... hugs...xoxo

Kim Price said...

You've done a great job of the sketch Helen and I just love your layout. Congrats on your GDT!

Adriana B said...

great job on the sketch, awesome details :)

phamil said...

What a super fun page this is!!! You have been on such a creative roll, everything you have done is just awesome! Wish I had some of your mojo!!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous!!! Lovely layout and loving the PP goodness! :D

Leonie said...

Fab layout Helen! Love all the purple pumpkin goodies on there, and great job with the sketch. :)

Carin McDonough said...

Fantastic layout Helen, love all the little details! :)

Svetlana said...

So sunny layout!!
Great job!
Svetlana xx

yyam said...

Congrats on being guest designer! I love this happy layout. Especially the bold colour bits scattered throughout the page. :)

Kerryn said...

This is such a fun and funky layout Helen! Loving the photo collages :).

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous page the layering and all the little bits that make this a fab layout! Love the coluring and the super photo's! Gorgeous work as always!!! ;-)


Totally cool! Love the contrast between the intense blue pp and the bright orange doily.

Eila Sandberg said...

Aren't you just so clever Helen! LOVE how you flipped the sketch and the Picasa collage is perfect! yah, totally cool! such a great feel of freshness, youth and plain fun. You've worked in so many fab details and products on this one!! xoxox

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute layout Helen! Love the beautiful photos as always and your attention to detail!

Michelle said...

I love this! It is such a great color palette that is so fitting for your photos. So fun!!