Thursday, 11 October 2012

Dream Come True Layout {Once Upon a Sketch} Pink Paislee

Hi there girls!  Thursday at last!!  Geez, I thought it was
Hump Day!!  Then I realised I was a day behind...It sure
has been a busy week!  And a productive one too - just that
I haven't been able to share my work with you here as yet.

I decided to play along at Once Upon a Sketch again 
this month.  I really aim to play along EVERY month but
 this thing called life gets in the way & this is my 2nd page
 for one of their challenges since I finished my year with
 them earlier this year, in April.

I rotated the sketch one turn clockwise - to the right - 
to suit my photo orientation.  I've been thinking about
the quote since I saw the challenge up 10 or so days
ago & when I saw this OLD photo {from 7 years ago}
I knew it was the one I needed to use!

I grabbed my bag full of Pink Paislee loveliness &
enjoyed mixing up 7 of their collections here!

I coloured the metal flag with Liquid Pearls for a nice sheen.

I recently bought some new, brighter inks as my favourite 
layouts really are crisp, clear ones using white cardstock
bases often, and bright saturated bursts of colour.

I am also entering this in the 'Let's Get Trendy 2' workshop HERE
- Challenge 3 -(stencils) as I used a sheet of die-cut paper to block
out my centre section - doodled faux stitching around it then
inked over a Studio Calico 'Bubbles' mask to create my border effect.

The Workshop challenges are due in tomorrow so you have
time to play if you are feeling energetic!  They have some
really fun challenges and so far I have also entered
Challenge 1 - Washi Tape - with my layout HERE and
Challenge 2 - Household Supplies - with a layout I'll be
loading up tomorrow (just in the nick of time!)

Supplies List for 'Dream Come True' Layout

White cardstock - American Crafts
Black Cardstock - American Crafts
Scallop Template - Pink Paislee die-cut
Turquoise ink - Forget-me-Not - Martha Stewart Crafts
Yellow ink - Sunflower Yellow - Tsukineko
Liquid Pearls - Baby Blue
Patterned papers - Pink Paislee She-Art 
{Christy Tomlinson}
Hope, Courage & Leap
Circle template - Studio Calico
Vintage Doily Template - Pink Paislee She-Art 
{Christy Tomlinson}
Metallic blue pen -  Hybrid Gel Grip - Pentel
Black journaling pen - Creative Memories
Chipboard chicken wire - Scrap FX
Chipboard tiles - Nantucket Collection - Pink Paislee
Metal Flag - Daily Junque Collection - Pink Paislee
Adornment & metal badge - Sweetness Collection -
 Pink Paislee
Pleated ribbon - Parisian Anthology Collection
- Ruffled Darlings ribbon strip
Chipboard pops - Vintage Vogue Collection - Pink Paislee
Title Die-Cuts - Amber Road Collection - Pink Paislee
Red crystals - Zva Creative


Kerryn said...

Fabulous! I do love it when you use gorgeous bright colours. You do it so well :).

Bernadine said...

Lovely layout Hels.

~amy~ said...

a-mazing work!!!!! Love all your gorgeous details!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Let's Get Trendy!

sandi said...

Wow Helen this is sooooooooooooo fabulous! Love EVERYTHING about this!!! The colored background is a wonderful idea....I will have to remember this! Your mix is absolutely electric! Wowzers!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Helen!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee those hexagons, the colors and that photo!!! Thanks for joining 3 Cool Chicks!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!

Tracey said...

This is seriously gorgeous Helen! WOW!!!

Kelly Foster said...

Nice job combining so many collections, Helen! What a bright, fun page!

Evgenia Petzer said...

love the colors and I know what you mean by moving the countries! I thought you moved earlier..

Fluffy said...

Love your bright colours, it really does give a clean crisp look! Tx

Keren Tamir said...

Love the layout and love the journaling!! I didn't know you lived in Zimbabwe!! wow!! your kiddos look so cute in that pic!!

topkatnz said...

Wahoo, gotta love hexagons on a layout!! Not hump day, or even Thursday here - Friday morn for us:(

Kerryn said...

Thanks for the heads up about the logo :).

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous layout Helen! Such a sweet photo! Love all the Pink Paislee goodness here ;) Thanks for joining along with OUAS :)

Lynnda said...

Oh goodness me... i love this layout of your the burst of colors... just put a smile on me... Awesome.... hugs...xoxo

Marjie Kemper said...

What a wonderful LO, Helen... love seeing your kids as 'littles'... amazing what 7 years can do, isn't it? Such a big brave move you made. How fabulous you are a scrapper and the kids will always be able to look back and remember when .

yyam said...

Goodness! Love the bright colours and eclectic mix of elements! And the picture of the kids back in 2006! :)

Violette said...

Stunning... as usual! I really love your interpretation of the sketch.

phamil said...

Oh Helen, I absolutely love this bright and colorful take on the challenge! All of the elements are just perfect! And it's such a happy page! I think it's awesome!!!

Svjetlana said...

One more gorgeous page. Good luck with the challenge, I wanted to play it too, but just can't find a time

Vicky Varvadouka said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Nothing more to say!!!! ;)

Jasmine S said...

Great range of colours and fab take on the challenge. Just love that photo. I don't think I have ever seen a photo of your troop so young. How cute.

Sandie Edwards said...

Just so wickedly wonderful, colours, sketch take, photograph, elements you used.... G O R G E O U S

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a fun lo. The great feel of the photo is so captured in your bright colors and elements!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Florence Teixeira said...

fabulous page !!!!!

EFI said...

OMG!!! Absolutely stunning!!! I looove every single detail, Helen! Thank you SO much for sharing with us at OUAS!

Eila Sandberg said...

I say YUMMO!! love the wonderful brights! Awwww! aren't they just the sweetest your guys in the piccie! xoxo

Erin Blegen said...

Helen, as I'm going through my OUAS entries and come upon this one, I can't believe I never commented as I know I saw this one, lol!! Ugh, some days I just cannot keep track!

Anyway, you do so great with bright, bold colors and this one is no exception. Love the popped-up hexagons, I never tire of that sort of thing :)- beautiful work my friend!!


misty said...

So beautiful and I love the vibrant colors!

Vicky Alberto said...

totally adorable, thanks so much for playing along this month!