Monday, 17 December 2012

You Talking to Me? {Purple Pumpkin-13 Arts {Poland} - Pink Paislee Portfolio}

Hello there!  Right now I am probably sight-seeing in London
 somewhere, or perhaps even getting a little shopping done!
 Fighting the Christmas crowds no doubt!!  Pre-scheduling this
to show you a layout I created using lots of Purple Pumpkin
product & a mixture of papers from 13 Arts 'Frosted Life' Collection
& Pink Paislee Portfolio.
I played along at The Scrapbook Store again this month,
with their December sketch.  The prize is $40 worth of 
product from the store, shipped anywhere in the world,
so it's always worth playing 'just in case' it could be me!!
You can see my post up at Purple Pumpkin HERE.  There are many
 Purple Pumpkin embellishments suitable for masculine projects.  
Here I have used twine, an XL star button, 3 wooden buttons
washi tape, a film-strip die cut, a music note circular die-cut 
(that I have split into two) & a tag.
I always double the twine as it looks more effective & is easier to adhere using tiny glue-dots that can be hidden behind the extra thickness.
The cool die-cut film strip is great for teen layouts, as is the washi, which I think looks great torn & of course is also more economical when used this way!
The washi is a great way of adding just a touch of colour wherever you need it to create balance on your layouts.  The die-cut musical notepaper is also from the store, I just inked up the edges in black.

I used a Prima brick wall stamp to add some stronger colour to my page & matted my layers in a dark grey metallic cardstock, dry-brushing some gesso around the edges to soften the look.
This time I threaded the wooden buttons with twine & left some 
twine at each side to make an interesting boyish embellishment.
  I flipped the buttons over to their reverse side as I wanted
 them to be plain as opposed to printed. 
Supplies List for 'You Talking to Me?' Layout

Paper - Stardust, Moondust & Found in the Sky 
- Frosted Life Collection - 13 Arts
Metallic grey cardstock - Coredinations
Sentiments, tags, polaroid photo frame, file tabs 
& alphas - Pink Paislee Portfolio Collection
Rubber recolourable strip - Pink Paislee Artisan Elements
Washi tape, die-cut music note circles, film-strip die-cut,
journaling tag, twine & wooden buttons - Purple Pumpkin
Gesso - Studio by Claudine Helmuth
Black Mist - Charcoal - Maya Road
Brick wall stamp - Prima Marketing
Crackle stamp - Crafty Individuals
Bright Pink ink - Color Box
Black ink - Beetle Black - Doodlebug
Grey ink - Old Road - Prima
Blue ink - Versa Color - Lagoon
Beige ink - Versa Color - Bisque


Keren Tamir said...

Awesome boy layout Helen!!! I love the combo of those papers with the purple pumpkin embellies.

yyam said...

Beautiful layering. And awesome colours too. :)

Hope you are having fun in London!

Kim Price said...

WOW! LOve this Helen!

Evgenia Petzer said...

love how busy it is!

Lynette said...

Gorgeous layering and gorgeous bricks on the background. A really stunning boy page.

Irini said...

fabulous boy layout!.....hope you are having a fabulous time!!

Kerryn said...

oh you lucky thang!! Hope you are having a ball :). Loving your page!! A fabulous take on the sketch.

Jasmine S said...

Oh you just had to run it
Hope you are having a great time. Wish I was doing the same.
Gorgeous page and so many details.

Jasmine S said...

That was meant to be "rub it in...". You can run it in if you want

Tracey said...

Wow! loving the layers and all of the texture! This is amazing Helen!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love the colors, the layers and the twine action!!!! FABULOUS!!! Have fun in London!!

sandi said...

Fabulous lo Helen! Love the mix and light colors here! Hope you're having a wonderful time!

juscrap said...

WOW! LOve this Helen!

Helen Hapsi said...

Love the title!!! It is soooo suitable with the photo! Beautiful work Helen!!!

Juliana said...

Awesome layout!!!! Fun details as always!!!!
And congrats on your new design team gig!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Gorgeous page!! Love the combination of edgy color and design with the more dreamy background paper!! I hope you had a lovely trip!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Mitra Pratt said...

oh if you are shopping, hope you got to stop for something yummy and snack like..I always need a break..and London, so much fun! Love what you do with boy pages!! PP Stuff is awesome too!

Marjie Kemper said...

Fab layout! What a neat wall stamp (new to me) and great combo of embellishments you've chosen.

Eila Sandberg said...

Ho ho ho fabulous and bold combo of papers and embellies, just pops off the screen and calls for attention! this is such a great page Helen! mwah!