Tuesday, 16 October 2012

'Love My Life' Layout {Berry71 Bleu/Purple Pumpkin} C'est Magnifique Sketch

Hi there ladies!  Hope you're having a wonderful week so far!!  
I created this layout for my layout at Berry71Bleu this month,
which you can see HERE.  This month we are advertising the
beautiful products available in the Zeus and Zoe store HERE.

I was inspired by this beautiful sketch above & loved working 
with the Ruby Rockit papers that came with my last 
C'est Magnifique kit. 

You can pop in and stock up on beautiful 
MANOR HOUSE CREATIONS flowers & SCRAP FX chipboards.  
My title 'Love My Life' uses Scrap FX, but the entire title was 
originally  'Love of My Life' which I actually customised to suit
 my needs & discarded the 'of' then split the words.

I inked the words 'Ombre' style then uteed them 
{using Ultra Thick Embossing Powder = UTEE!!}

I fussy-cut all the blue flowers around the photo then inked
up the edges with dark brown, layering them up on top of
each other then adding the flowers, chipboard, 
Purple Pumpkin buttons & Zva Creative Crystals.  

I inked up the flowers for some extra depth & cut the chipboard
'Filigree Square' in half before inking it with maroon ink & 
embossing it.  See the chicken wire peeking out from under the
flowers?  (Also from Scrap FX measuring approx 15 x 25cm).

In keeping with our October 'Mixed Media Madness' challenge
I inked up the background through a plastic vintage doily.

Here you can see 2 of the lovely Purple Pumpkin buttons I've 
tucked in between my flowers & fussy cutting.  You can buy 
them HERE & they are the perfect additions to a layered-up page.

I hand journaled as usual, always adding the date & name of 
the person photographed so that anyone looking at the page
in years to come will know who/where & why!

Another Purple Pumpkin button peeking out there & an inked up
Manor House Creations flower, some Scrap FX customised chipboard
& some Zva Creative flourishes also cut into smaller sections.

Below you can see that I also cut some of the flowers in 'half' with 
one side bigger than the other so as not to cut through the stamens.

Wooden buttons also from Purple Pumpkin, inked up & threaded
before adhering using glue dots & below you can see how I cut the
chipboard.  Thanks for stopping by!  See you tomorrow for Hump Day!!

Supplies List for 'Love My Life' Layout

Patterned Papers - Ruby Rock-It - Becalm and Unity
Mask - Plastic Vintage Doily
Ink - Martha Stewart - Forget-me-not {Blue}
Ink - Maroon - Prima - Blossom Bud
Ink - Green - Olive Paste - Color Box
Toffee & Chocolate Brown - Color Box
Utee - Ranger
Chipboard - Scrap FX
Flowers - Manor House Creations
Bling - Zva Creative
Buttons {Covered & Wooden} - Purple Pumpkin
Journaling Pen - Brown - Creative Memories


Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous!!! So pretty! :D

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous. Loving your creative style. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Bente Fagerberg said...

Thisis absolutely stunning Helen!! Love the pic of Cami surrounded by all the pretty flowers and other embellishmentre.I just love the look of that chicken wire peeking out from behind.-And the combo of dimensional an fussy cut flowers. Soo pretty!!

Evgenia Petzer said...

I love this one so so much!!!

Kerryn said...

Beautiful! Loving all the floral work!

Mitra Pratt said...

This is so something to be proud of. It's possibly one of my favorites of yours..

Sandie Edwards said...

Wow, what an amazing, creative layout!!! Stunning take on the sketch.....really a piece of art, love it Helen.


Love the layering, fussy-cutting and the purple-pumpkin buttons peeking through. Awesome take on the sketch, Helen and the vintage doily masking rocks!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!! I love love love that photo, the title and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the way you layered the flowers!! GORGEOUS!!!

sandi said...

Wow Helen this is just STUNNING! The chipee, bling, and flowers are placed perfectly....just so pretty. Hard to take your eyes off of it. Perfect take on that sketch!!!!!!!!!

MARILYN said...

Stunning Helen!!! love all the layers with the different elements looks fabulous. Gorgeous work...

Keren Tamir said...

phenomenal LO Helen!! I loved it when I saw it!! she is so beautiful!!!!

Tracey said...

WOW!! THis is seriously gorgeous Helen!!

Denise Price said...

I love all the different flowers that you used in your design--variety and unity at the same time. Gorgeous!

Lynette said...

Amazing attention to detail Helen...absolutely gorgeous.

tania said...

beautiful layout and all the details and layers are tops!

Alison said...

All these flowers are SO pretty Helen...fab LO
Alison xx

Romy said...

Wow, so so stunning! Your arrangement of all the flowers, chipboards and other embellishments is simply gorgeous.

Gayle Price said...

What a beautiful rich page, full of loveliness, makes me think of spring, such beautiful colours. Thank you so much for the info on Pandore Urbanessence stamps. I'm going to France in December, only to Paris tho, is there a shop I could buy from when I'm there do you know ? A long shot but just thought I'd ask. xx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So prett Helen! I love all the beautiful flowers and layers!

Lynnda said...

This layout is a stunner!!!... Loving everything on it!!! sums-up = Beautiful!!! hugs..xoxo

juscrap said...

Stunning Helen!!! love all the layers with the different elements looks fabulous.Love the flowers. xx

Fi said...

Gorgeous Helen a really beautiful take on the sketch and I love how the colour is all pulled to the centre of the page with the edges all soft and pretty.

Jasmine S said...

Beautiful. Love the florals and love that Ruby Rockit paper. I have been a fan of a couple of their ranges. Might have to look into this...lol.
Great page Helen.

Marelize said...

Wow! This is fantastic Helen! Just love your close ups to see all the gorgeous detail. LOVE your work. xx

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, what a gorgeous page!! Love your chipboard techniques and beautiful flowers. ~ Blessings, Tracey


Juliana said...

What a gorgeous layout Helen! I love all the layers and details!!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous Helen...this is really a favourite of mine! Love everything abut it...so soft and so mnay little details...just stunning!

Linda Eggleton said...

Beautiful, Helen...so so pretty!

Eila Sandberg said...

My goodness Helen this is GORGEOUS!! absolutely adore the colours and that photo of Cami, everything is so so pretty! the layers are totally delish!! xoxox

sassy said...

absolutley love it your wonderfully talented

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