Friday, 14 December 2012

Winter Birthday Layout {Berry 71 Bleu December Project} Purple Pumpkin/Manor House Creations

This month over at Berry71Bleu we have a White Winter/Christmas 
challenge going on, sponsored by the amazing Wycinanka of Poland!
Beautiful, high quality chipboard elements in intricate designs.
I just loved this chippie frame but wanted to use photos from
Cami's latest birthday so I used my craft knife to cut the cats
out of the frame to make it more versatile.
The requirement is to use a white base for your layout and also
to stick within either a Christmas or a Winter theme.  I chose
Winter as Cami has a Winter Birthday every June, our most
freezing time here in the Southern Hemisphere.
I just LOVE these woodgrain alphas from Jillybean Soup
& something was clearly up with my Martha Stewart 
punch but, before trying to sharpen it, I thought I would
go with this look as it was kinda grungy & distressed :)
I used Purple Pumpkin goodies too - the XL button & the brown
crochet trim that came with one of their Limited Edition Kits.
I randomly inked the chipboard frame using Burnt Sienna
and Dark Brown inks from Color Box.
That lovely HUGE flower is from Manor House Creations
& can be purchased from the Zeus & Zoe Etsy store HERE!
The punched butterfly & resin rose are also from
Purple Pumpkin & available HERE

I know it's a busy time of the year but there is a gorgeous
prize on offer as usual AND a Guest Designer offer to add
to your resume if you win, so I do hope that some of you
will be able to find the time to play along with the latest
challenge over at Berry 71 Bleu HERE.

Have a beautiful weekend everyone!!

Supplies List for 'Winter Birthday' Layout

Brown Print - Les Papiers de Pandore - Villa - 
Secrets & In the Garden
White Cardstock - American Crafts
Modeling Paste - Reeves
Butterfly stencil - Maya Road
Dark Brown Ink - Color Box
Border punch - Martha Stewart
Lace & Gauze - stash
Crochet lace,buttons, butterfly & resin rose
- Purple Pumpkin
Black felt vine - Prima
Large flower - Manor House Creations
Calendar Card - Glitz Creations
Prima Packaging
Chipboard frame - Wycinanka
Woodgrain Alphas - Jillybean Soup
Teeny Alphas - Kaisercraft
Doily Transparency - Webster's Pages


Kelly Foster said...

It is so hard for me to imagine June being winter,lol! Summer begins in June here :) this page is really beautiful! I love the frame atop your photo and this color combo is one of my faves! The masking looks cool, too!
Congrats on Scrapmatts :) :) :)

Lynn Le5 said...

Those are really cool frames! You layout is fabulous! The colors, the layers, the distressing... love it all!
Hope you are having a sweet vacation :)

sandi said...

Wow! This looks fab! Love the colors and design with the frame...very eye-catching!

Evgenia Petzer said...

so adorable!


Loved this the minute I saw it on the Berry71Bleu blog this morning! STUNNING page, Helen.

Keren Tamir said...

I think alredy left a message here but it doesn't show so I will say it again how beautiful this layout is

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow, love the colours, textures & design, Helen...gorgeous layout!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Helen! I love love love the colors, the flowers, the frame!!!

Kim Price said...

The layers in this are fantastic Helen. What a stunning LO this is!

Kerryn said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I adore the colours you have used!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a fabulous page, Helen!! Love how you modified the frame to go with your LO!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Jasmine S said...

Delish. Love love the colour combination and the double photo highlighting Cami is fabulous with that stunning frame.

Marjie Kemper said...

SO smart to make that chipboard frame work for you! Love the color contrast and that sweet little b'fly you added to the flower.

Eila Sandberg said...

Clever to cut out the cats from the frame, looks so lovely now! beautiful rich colours and gorgeous layers! Such a stunning page Helen! Cheers!