Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Little Miss Independent Layout {Purple Pumpkin} Crate Paper 'Love Red' Challenge





Hello Tuesday!  Well it was my turn on the Purple Pumpkin blog last week & I shared this layout & post - copied and pasted here!  I FORGOT to email this in to Crate Paper - aaaargh!!  See what taking the weekend off does to one?!?  Oh well.  Not to worry, I had fun getting my Crate on anyways...


Hello there Purple Pumpkin fans!  HELEN here again to share this layout with you, created for the Crate Challenge 'Love Red'.  Well this year is all about using up my huge stash so I loved hauling out my folder full of Crate Paper & digging about for some RED.


Just look at all that delicious Purple Pumpkin WASHI TAPE.  You can purchase some of that for yourself HERE.  The Purple Pumpkin store is CHOCKABLOCK FULL of a gigantic variety of washi at an excellent price!  All your washi needs fulfilled in one place!!


This year I've also dug out my old Dymo & what a blast I am having with it!  Gives my pages a kind of retro feel I think!  More washi there under the title at the top - do you see it?  Hearts and all....yum...


I have lots and lots of little bits of paper & various half-filled sticker sheets from Crate Paper so this challenge was a great way to get me to use up a little pile of it on this page.  When faced with lots of off-cuts LAYERING is the key - just tuck in all those bits!  Then add a piece of torn washi - yes TORN looks best.  Like you did it in a rush!!  {A bit like Kate Moss with her hairdo}


I used an XL picture button available HERE. I tied my journaling in with it by talking about my daughter buying her first pot plant :)  See that lovely red splotch up in the left hand corner?  Want to achieve a nice SPLAT like that?!  Then put your layout on the FLOOR, stand over it, unscrew the cap of your mist (after giving it a light shake) then flick the wand down towards your paper & you will get a light smattering of mist & hopefully a nice splat or two as well.

I hope you enjoyed my page.  If you would like to visit my blog you can find it HERE.  





32 comments:

Marília Lopes said...

Beautiful layout Helen!!!

Lynette said...

Beautiful. I love the bold reds.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You never cease to amaze me!! WOW WOW WOW!! This is gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and all those yummy layers!!

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning as always and she is a split image of her beautiful Mom.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Evgenia Petzer said...

love it! and love the meaning of it!

Violette said...

I like the clean look of it and your design, as well as you bright color choice! And I love your journaling, simple but so meaningful... I look at my baby girl right now and can't imagine that she'll do all those things some day!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Beautiful! Love all the layers and gorgeous photo. Your love and proud mommaness shines through.:)

You are not alone in forgetting to send it in. I can relate. LOL!

Paula F.P. Simionato said...

Whata great desing job Helen. Love the faded doble photoand also the journaling in b&W.
xxx

sandi said...

wow! This is fabulous Helen!!!!!!!! Love this to bits! So different from your regular style!

Erin Blegen said...

I love the bold mix of red and black on this layout, Helen!! Awesome job!

But I must ask: pot plant or potted plant, LOL?!! ;)

xErin

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Love this! So dramatic and yet simple :)

juscrap said...

Helen was too beautiful! And your photos are increasingly beautiful, her daughter also looks great in the photos. She is becoming a beautiful woman. xoxo

topkatnz said...

Loving those colours:) heehee, a pot plant is a BIG commitment!

Keren Tamir said...

This looks fantastic!! I wouldn't know it was old stuff lol. I guess it would be great to use the old stuff for all of us.

An amazing LO and picture.

Lizzy Hill said...

Funky...you're going all funky on us!!! That's all good, of course, & I agree with the torn washi - always looks stunning. LOVE your journaling on this one - so suits your DD's 'age & stage'....aahhhhhh! Those were fun times, growing up - that's what your page does to me - makes me reminisce!!!!!!!!!!

Tracey said...

This is just gorgeous Helen!! I love it!

yyam said...

Gotta say I'm loving your non-floral layouts of late with the bright pops of colour and the dymo text. The red looks amazing!

P/s: Let's see if the potted plant survives...lol

Fi said...

Loving this style of scrapping Helen, very bold and perfect for that photo. The journalling put a smile on my face. Especially the pot plant, she now has her own baby to look after. This is definitely a plant potted in a pot, yes?

phamil said...

What a great design! Love the photo, and my gosh, all the details you've put on this fabulous page! Love all the red! Wonderful job!!!

Irini said...

fabulous layout love love love the colours!..I am a sucker for black white and red!!
hugz
irini

Sandie Edwards said...

Your daughter looks so much like you Helen, wow!! A gorgeous LO, with superb details, love it to bits!

Carin McDonough said...

Gorgeous layout Helen, love all the details and your journaling especially adding the fact that she even bought a pot plant, that is just such a fun detail :)

Leonie said...

oh I just love Crate paper! Super layout Helen.
hehe about the plant. ;) We call it a pot plant here in Oz too.

Adriana B said...

Awesome Helen, everything looks so fresh and love the photo too :)

Bellaidea said...

Very cool design!

Alison said...

Love the red Helen...a really fresh look to your layout
Alison xx

Mitra Pratt said...

Oh funny, this is the pot plant post you were talking about on facebook. That is a good example of how things mean different things in different places! I am so proud of your eldest, sounds so exciting! Love your page!

Mitra Pratt said...

Oh goodness, I am back. You just made my hubby laugh out loud all the way down the stairs. I made him read your journaling on your page and he looked at me all weird and then I explained....

Denise van Deventer said...

Love this layout...just love all the layering and the vibrant reds! A favourite for me!! ;-))

Marjie Kemper said...

What a great LO, Helen. Your children must love these... you capture them with your excellent photos and then embellish in such a beautiful way. Just lovely!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Such gorgeous details!

Eila Sandberg said...

Love the red and black, very punchy! and so modern and cool again, really really love how you achieve this look! I'm absolutely no good at the clean and crisp no matter how hard I try, you just whip something together and hey presto it looks fab! Cheers!