Saturday, 1 December 2012

Just Life Layout {Purple Pumpkin December Sketch/Les Papiers de Pandore Everyday Portraits Collection}

AT LAST I can share something with you this week!  
YAY!!! It's reveal day over at Purple Pumpkin today
 & here is my take on their December sketch HERE.
You have 2 chances to win every month - there is a 
Purple Pumpkin prize pack for the merit winner as well 
as one for a a random winner too.
I used the new 'Everyday Portraits' Collection from Les Papiers de Pandore (see it HERE).  The papers are all 15cm x 15cm so perfect for cards but quite 'do-able' for layouts too I discovered.
I used some 'Goosebumps' Clear Texture Spray, as well as some brown
mist - the Goosebumps is very interesting I think - no colour at all!
You can buy the bottle cap button from Purple Pumpkin HERE.
The turquoise shades are really stunning when used together with the butter yellows (from the 'Little Winter Circus" collection) & greys.  The colours  of the Pandore collections are always so unusual yet stunning.  I edged everything with Prima 'Old Road' for a masculine touch!
I used some Purple Pumpkin twine (available HERE) and created 
a zig-zag underscore to draw attention to my title.  I also used some
yellow & orange tickets (available HERE) & also a XL starry button
 which you can buy HERE  - all links to the Purple Pumpkin store!
I enjoyed creating this simpler, more graphic style for a change as
 I knew my 17 year old boy would not appreciate anything over-embellished.  For an interesting touch I inked through  my 6" brick stencil from The Crafter's Workshop to create some black bricks for my background - then 'outlined' each brick using a white pen.

Supplies List for 'Just Life' Layout

All papers from Les Papiers de Pandore 'Everyday Portraits'
collection & 'Little Winter Circus" Collection.
Embellishments (bottlecap, button, twine & tickets) - 
Purple Pumpkin
Ink Pad - Old Road - Prima
Alphas - Prima
Brick Mask - The Crafter's Workshop
Black Ink - Doodlebug
White Pen - Inkssentials by Ranger
Black Pen - Creative Memories
Texture Spray - Goosebumps
Brown mist - Pale Ale - Memories Mist
Orange Ink - Memento


Denise Price said...

I love the way you made the bricks, and the twine stitching is cool, too.

scrapbookertink said...

Love this Helen, the buttons are so cute x

Tracey said...

I love this Helen! SO many fantastic details!!

Evgenia Petzer said...

love these papers in action! and the photo is so cute! great job!

Kerryn said...

Love how you've used these papers Helen! Fabulous!!

Kelly Foster said...

What a fun, funky page, Helen! I lvoe the lacing with the twine, great touch of texture!

Rachael Funnell said...

there is some REAL Awesome details....Another FANTASTIC layout created by the ever So Creative Helen!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the colors, the photo and LOVING that brick background!!!

Kim Price said...

Rockstar male layout Helen - way cool

Sandie Edwards said...

I adore your Masculine pages, and all the fabulous embellishments!

Lynnda said...

I love this... fun and wonderful masculine layout Helen!!! totally amazing !!! you rock!! and I always inspired by all yours projects!!! hugs...xoxo

Erin Blegen said...

Awww, what a handsome guy! And oh, to be 17!! I really love what you did with the twine- awesome job!!!


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Terrific layout Helen! Love all the detail!

Keren Tamir said...

This looks really cool!! I love how you weaved the twine!!! And he looks so handsome!!!

Melinda said...

Gorgeous Helen! I love seeing thse colours on a boy the twine too...enjoy your family time :)x

Desire Fourie said...

Beautifully crafted with great attention to detail. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

yyam said...

Love the mix of patterns here. Really eye-catching. Kudos to you for your parenting...he sounds like a responsible young lad!

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous Helen...such a great layout for a boy! Love everything about it!

Mitra Pratt said...

Those bricks totally caught my eye as did that PP bottle cap button. Lovely papers to use too, such a nice simple but expressive page!

sandi said...

This is fab! Love the nice clean lines on this one!

Leonie said...

Great Layout Helen I like the twine laced through the paper, very effective.

Lynette said...

I love your bricks...and the way you used the twine...gorgeous layout.

alexandra s.m. said...

It's funny i don't find this layout to be "simple" at all ;-)
I think all of your pages are so elaborated!
amazing details, always!
Thank You Helen!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Love the black bricks and how effectful the white outlining is, the twine laceing looks fab too. I have always thought you work the LPdP collections beautifully with the cleaner graphic pages that go so incredibly well for boy pages. Hmm goosebump spray, sounds very intriguing! Got 30 cm of snow only today, total chaos! cancelled trains, cancelled buses, had to leave work after an hour to be sure to get home at all. Brrr! xoxox

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this, Helen! Super job creating your background with the stencil and I love the peeks of the tickets. Fabulous LO!

MARILYN said...

Fabulous boy page!!! fantastic layering, love the bricks and photo.
Fabulous work!!!! xoxo :)