Thursday, 4 October 2012

Small and Cute Layout {Les Papiers de Pandore - In the Meantime,Villa & The Scent of Camelias Collections}

We have a busy weekend ahead so I'm just
popping in  with a page created for Les Papiers de Pandore,
 showing how versatile their collections are and how easy it
is to mix and match.

Some OLD photos of my 'little girl' (who is now 12!!).
She was LIVID when she saw this layout - she HATED
the title!  She screamed "Nooooo!!!" & ran out of my
studio LOL!  She tells me she is very big and mature
now but the fact is she is tiny & only 32kgs :)

I used 4 collections, The Scent of Camelias, Villa, In the Meantime
& Country Garden, all available from the Pandore Boutique HERE.

I used 3 shades of pink inks to achieve an ombre effect 
on the title alphas as well as on the stenciled blooms.

I fussy cut the base border you see above, inked the
edges for some extra depth then lifted it up with pop
dots for a little dimension.

I used tiny bling strips for the flower stems and added Liquid Pearl
 dots around the edges of the photos.  A BIG tip for doing this - 
they take FOREVER to dry so the ONLY way I can achieve a neat 
effect is to add the dots LAST and leave them to dry overnight.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
I will be back next week, hopefully with some
photos - we have some fun stuff planned as the
kids go back to school on Monday.


Supplies List for 'Small and Cute' Layout

Pale pink Paper - In the Meantime - Les Papiers de Pandore
Cerise Pink Paper - Villa - Les Papier de Pandore
Button & fussy cut border - The Scent of Camelias - 
Les Papiers de Pandore
Journal block frame - Garden Party - Les Papiers de Pandore
Scallop Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts
Bling dots & satin ribbon - stash
Resin birdhouse & birdie - Prima Shabby Chic Treasures
Purple Printed Washi Tape - Etsy
Liquid Pearls - Petal Pink & Flamingo - Ranger
Thickers - Marquise - American Crafts
Inks - Blossom Bud, Vintage Pink, Old Rose - Prima
Mask - Donna Downey for Prima - Poppies & Peonies
Dimensional Glaze (Ranger) on top of smaller blooms


Keren Tamir said...

Helen this is so beautiful And pink!! She is and was such a cutie!!!

Sandie Edwards said...

Had a chuckle over your daughter running out. She will treasure this in time to come, and look back with lots of smiles with how Mum 'seen' her. It really is a gorgeous layout and such precious photos!

scrapping4me said...

Ah thats a great story Helen! I have a tweenie girl too and she would say exactly the same thing! It must be a universal because i dont know about you but in a mothers eyes they will always be cute!! Love the page too - the colours are lovely!

topkatnz said...

Ahhh, she was so little and cute:)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooooooo beautiful!!! I love love love those photos, the colors and that masking is AMAZING!!!!!!

yyam said...

Oh wow! This is sooooooo pretty Helen! I love the sweet photos, the use of the floral template and border punches. Gorgeous papers. Perfect for your princess. She was a star even back then! ;)

Evgenia Petzer said...

love it! i am a fan of pink:)))

Kerryn said...

Lol, she does look terribly cute though. Lovely and girly and pink. Fabulous!

Mitra Pratt said...

Poor Kid! Mom posting her out in blog land too for everyone to see her little!! Oh goodness. I had a good laugh. I am sure I would get in trouble for something similar on my end. I do love liquid pearls, but on occasion, have forgotten they were not dry and had to do something creative to cover the SPLOTCH, LOL.

Love that pretty stencil.

carlies said...

Hi dear friend what did you made a beautiful page love the flower mask

having a wonderful weekend
hugs carla

Denise Price said...

This is gorgeous and girly!

Hee hee, my son won't allow me to call him cute, either. If I try, he says, "Mom, I'm not cute. I'm AWESOME!" No self esteem issues there... :)

Alison said...

Love that flower mask..fab page!
Alison xx


Your story made me realize that I have just a few more years before the mollycoddling ends *SIGH*. Love the pics -old & current. The flower masking looks beautiful!

Kelly Foster said...

Oooh love all the pink! That mask looks awesome..and what cute photos, too!

Leonie said...

This is lovely Helen! I hope your daughter is over the embarrasment! lol She is very cute though! ;)

Leonie said...

This is lovely Helen! I hope your daughter is over the embarrasment! lol She is very cute though! ;)

Lynnda said...

She is cute!!!... Love the purplish on this pretty Helen... I hope you are having a good weekend...hugs...xoxo

Heather McMahon said...

As soon as I saw your title I thought "I wonder what her daughter will think of that when she's older?". You then answered my question! My daughter's 17 and I have to be very careful how I portray her or she'll never let me take a photo again!
I'm with you on the Liquid Pearls - leave it til last then let it dry.

Eila Sandberg said...

She is a sprite of a girl even today, her classmates look years older and so much bigger on all photos but all things super cute come in small packages! gosh what a cutie she was then and is today! Want to put her into my pocket and put her up on my desk for a strut ;)) xoxox

juscrap said...

Gorgeous page Helen!!! love it. xx

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous. Great design and colours. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Carin McDonough said...

Beautiful! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty, girly and frilly Helen! I love you!

~amy~ said...

so very pretty....lovin' all the pink and all of your wonderful details!!!

city said...

thanks for sharing..

Tracey Sabella said...

Stunning page for this sweet photo!! Love your stencil work with the gradation of color!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Bellaidea said...

She is small and cute but has big personality!:), I love what you did on this page, looks great!