Wednesday, 20 March 2013

'Fifteen' for My Creative Scrapbook {Dear Lizzy for American Crafts}




Here is the third layout I created this month for My Creative Scrapbook.  My two previous posts have plenty of information about the kits & kit clubs if you are interested in subscribing, and of course, my sidebar has links to their blog & store too.  So on with the show!


I was so happy with this sweet photo of my younger boy.  He is unfortunately not at all photogenic {fact!} although in real life he is utterly gorgeous.  I took this photo of him on the day of his fifteenth birthday, at night in our kitchen, so the odds were stacked against me, particularly as my external flash is broken.  Anyway, miraculously it turned out so sweetly so it had to be scrapped pronto!


I distressed & tore my papers, which is something I haven't done in a very long time, but I just wanted to create a happy, playful vibe and, along with some staples, I did just that!  There's pink on this page but I concentrated on the darker, fuschia pink to draw attention to the red in the flowers.  


HOW adorable is the owl?!?  Oh my goodness this kit comes with the new Prima wooden embellishments - FORTY FIVE pieces in a cute little printer's tray box that is just crying out to be customised!  I inked him up with Memento Lady Bug.


See how I have used the printed strip along the bottom of the paper? (the identification strip with the paper's details on the reverse side).  If you do this just remember to cut off this amount from the top of the paper so that you are still working with a 12" square!


I've gone crazy for the idea of using 'doodles' of string on my layouts at the moment - it adds a playful touch I think!  Thanks for stopping by & Happy Hump Day to ya!



23 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Another awesome creation Helen. Love the distessed edges. You must enjoy the holiday tomorrow.
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juscrap said...

Wow! This is gorgeous my friend! xoxo

Marjie Kemper said...

Verrry cool layout! Love the distressing and torn bits and especially your handwriting on it.

Keren Tamir said...

Fabulous LO Helen!! Love it!!!

Juliana said...

This is just awesome Helen! I love the photo and how you edited it!!!

topkatnz said...

Such a cute layout. Fun papers:)

Tracey said...

What a great picture and an incredible layout!!

Adriana B said...

such an wonderful fun layout, love the string and doilies too :)

Carin McDonough said...

Gorgeous layout Helen and a fantastic photo! If your son is not very photogenic then he must be really handsome in real life :)

dstandard said...


Fabulous page Helen - can so relate to your son's photogenic - I'm not AT ALL! You got a wonderful picture of him here though and yes had to be scrapped! Beautiful kit!

Michelle said...

It is a gorgeous page, Helen!! I love the photo!! All of your kids have the most gorgeous dark eyes!!! Happy belated birthday to your son. My middle will be 15 next weekend! How time flies!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just GORGEOUS! LOVING that photo and love love love the colors and those clipboards!!!

Fi said...

Fabulous page Helen, love how you are using the AC ranges.

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Fun layout Helen and I love the cool photo technique.:)

Sandie Edwards said...

I think he photographs very well! Love the torn,ruffled paper edges.... really like your designs with this kit Helen.

Heather McMahon said...

Oh I love this Helen! I can't believe your son isn't photogenic! The layout is fantastic.
BTW, I saw your self-portrait project at the Melbourne Scrap expo. I had seen it on your blog previously but it was awesome in real life!

Alison said...

Love the distressing and the papers you've chosen for this one!
Alison xx

sandi said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Helen this is stunning! So colorful, so eye-catching and upbeat! Love everything about this!

Evgenia Petzer said...

wonderful:))) and the photo is really sweet!

Lizzy Hill said...

LOVE the string, the rip & the owl has stolen my ♥!!!! Really, really nice photo....& Yep! I'm one of those un-photogenic ones, too....happy bday to your baby boy !!!!!!! Hope he's going well this year:):):)

Mitra Pratt said...

DUDE! That owl! HOLY OWLNESS I want some now!

Oh did I mention, I am stalking the plant isle at the store, will be getting you some of those feathers..

I really like those doodles...and only through photos but I think he looks a lot like your hubby in this photo! Ohhhh look, I can comment next to Lizzy..hi Lizzy! I think we both want owls!

Eila Sandberg said...

Silly you, of course he is photogenique! all of your kids are! What can I say that hasn't been said already, chiming in loudly with the other ladies! You've created beautiful projects with the kit, love the fresh colours of the papers. How are you doing with the Prima March BAP/PPP, are you planning on joining in this month? Mwah!

yyam said...

Such a lovely page! Love the happy colours.

P/s: He is one good-looking dude! [fact]