Wednesday, 3 October 2012

'Family Treasures' Layout {Webster's Pages Mix & Match & Scraplift the DT Challenges}

Hi there everyone!  School holidays are in progress & it's 
pretty tough - put it that way LOL!  There is SO MUCH
noise, but it's all happy noise - even if it does make it 
very difficult to concentrate!!

This is a layout I made for the two challenges that are currently
running at Webster's Pages.
You can read all about the first challenge HERE at Inspire Me
- I think it is closing around about the middle of this month.
 It is a scraplifting challenge.

The requirement is to scraplift a layout/style of one
of the Websters Pages Design Team.  Well with a team
of superstars I was spoilt for choice!

I chose this layout by Iris Babao Uy for my inspiration.
I love her work and have admired it for many years.

The other challenge, running concurrently over
on their blog, asks you to combine collections HERE.

I had such fun adding so many little bits and pieces 
of Webster's Pages products from NINE different 
collections, some of them dating back YEARS!

Their very latest collections are still en route to me but
as their collections are all timeless and all co-ordinate
I had no problem creating with a huge mix of product.

I also used their laces, trims & bling as well as adding Liquid Pearls from Ranger.

The 2 diamond shaped bling brads above are the only item, 
apart from the mediums and cardstock base,that are not 
from Webster's Pages.

I started off by misting my layout in 3 contrasting 
colours, Blue, Pink & Yellow.  Then I did some stamping
in a brighter yellow & some masking in Grey 
{Prima Old Road} My absolute favourite ink EVER!

Supplies List for 'Family Treasures' Layout

White cardstock - American Crafts
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels - Patina, Pink Bubblegum & Sunshine
Masks - Crafter's Workshop 12 inch Chicken Wire & 6" Reverse Chicken Wire
Inks - Prima Old Road & Memento Sunflower Yellow
Liquid Pearls {Ranger} Baby Blue, Flamingo & Cantaloupe
Fussy cut Paper - Sunday Picnic  Collection - Blanket of Poppies
Cloud cut from Sunday Picnic Diecut
Fabric Ticket - Sunday Picnic Collection
Blue Bliss Braid & Pink Floral Braid - Palm Beach Collection
Black Polka Dot Paper - In Love Collection - Arrive in Style
Princess Petal - Winter Fairy Tales Collection
Butterfly cut from Leaders - Trendsetters Collection
Journaling Frame - Ladies & Gents Collection
Fabric Ticket - Country Estate Collection
Die-cut - Spring Market Collection
Cameos, Sparklers, Cotton Lace, Bling & Doilies - all Webster's Pages various 

Fussy Cut Pink Stems - Webster's Pages 2008 Collection


The blog Challenge
We're excited to announce the September Mix & Match Challenge! 
Here are the details on this challenge: 
1. The layout must use predominantly Webster's Pages and must use at least two different collections.(No limit on how many collections you can use.) 
2. You must upload your layout to the gallery at InspireME on or before midnight EST on October 18th. Your layout title must include the words "September Mix & Match Challenge"
3. Once you've done that, come back to THIS POST and comment with a link to your layout. The winner will receive the collection kit of her choice. 
And...Go HERE to find out who won last month's TRENDY Challenge! If you're the winner, email me at cwalsh{at}websterspages{dot}com so I can send you your prize! 
The Inspire Me Community Challenge
This month, we decided to switch things up a bit. Rather than bringing on a guest designer to lift, the team lifted each other!! We may be a bit biased but we think we have the greatest team around. So, each girl lifted another on the team. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the process of trying out someone else’s style. We hope you enjoy these pages as much as we enjoyed making them!!

Are you as inspired as we are? Lifting someone else’s work is a great way to jump start your own creativity! We’d love to see what YOU come up with. Play along with us by lifting any DT layout. It can be one of these or any other. And be sure to share your work here so we can all be inspired.

We hope you enjoy these special layouts this month!

I have no idea whether or not you are allowed to combine
challenges so, if I had to choose just one challenge to play
along with at Webster's with this layout - it would be the
Mix & Match Challenge as I'm so pleased I managed to 
combine a record NINE collections!!


Kerryn said...

Wow! Love it Helen :).

yyam said...

Oh wow! I love the array of colours here. And all the textures and details. Yummy!

Sandi Smith said...

So very beautifulHelen...loving all the colors!

dstandard said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous - love all your layering!

Sandie Edwards said...

Stunning with a huge capital "S".... your laying is awesome Helen!

Lynnda said...

WOW... love the colors... its beautiful.... I adore your style!!! hugs...xoxo

Marelize said...

Gorgeous as always Helen! So many beautiful detail to look at. xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooooooo BEAUTIFUL Helen!! I love love love love the fun, bright colors and loveeeeeeeeeee the little birds!!!!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Just stunning Helen. Love the cheerful colours and so much eye candy to feast the eyes on.

Linda Eggleton said...

Gorgeous Helen...just love all the little details :)

Thanks for the masking tip you left on my blog - will give it a go next time!

Fi said...

Awesome take of the knock off Helen, great details and as always beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing all the info its been ages since I have been over there, might see if I have sometime to check it out. Enjoy the holidays.

Adriana B said...

beautiful and gorgeous work here :)

sandi said...

Wow! What awesome lo's Helen! So colorful and packed with beauty....simply gorgeous as always!

Alison said...

Love it Helen...the colours are so vibrant and I'm loving the little birds!
Alison xx

Keren Tamir said...

Wow Helen this LO is fantastic. I love when you use bright colors on your LOs they look amazing

Denise Price said...

Wow! This is my new favorite layout of yours. I hope you win!!!


Love the way you put your own spin on Iris's style...WOW! And to combine nine collections is a talent by itself, Helen :)))

Erin Blegen said...

Helen, this is beautiful! Iris is an amazing artist and I think you did her justice with your lift- so many gorgeous elements and colors- just love it!!


Eila Sandberg said...

Crikey Helen - 9 collections! and you did it just brill! your page is chock-a-block with pretty details and layers, and as Anu says, really like how you put your own touch to the lift! xoxox

MarĂ­lia Lopes said...

I love, simply love their jobs but the first is definitely my favorite!
Loved the super colorful background and how you chose and distributed all elements.

Bellaidea said...

Love colors, photo and design so I love it ALL!