Thursday, 7 March 2013

'Paris' Layout for Purple Pumpkin {The Scrapbook Store Sketch} Dear Lizzy Neopolitan - American Crafts




Hello!  Me again!!  Here today with another share for Purple Pumpkin.  Post copied & pasted below.  Thank you for taking the time to pop in & visit me here - I really appreciate it :)

Hi there Purple Pumpkin fans!  It's me again, Helen here.  I have a new layout to show you today, using Purple Pumpkin washi tape, crochet braid & resin flowers.  I hope it inspires you to break out your Purple Pumpkin stash or click into the store HERE and start shopping!  Isn't it time you treated yourself?!  Christmas was over 2 months ago now - definitely time for a little something...


My starting point here was the sketch over at The Scrapbook Store.  I loved the long section (which was originally the photo area) but I switched things up & made that into my journaling block.  I've seen lots of hand journaling around & wanted to create a layout with a lot of hand-writing on it for a change.  


I used the Dear Lizzy {for American Crafts} papers from the Neapolitan line, together with my Purple Pumpkin embellishments, bling borders from Webster's Pages, an old book page & my Martha Stewart butterfly punches.  I journaled with a 0.7 Zig writer from American Crafts & alphas are from Heidi Swapp. 


Here's another close-up for you so you can read the entire story if you like :)  Thank you for popping in today!  Don't forget to play along in our sketch challenge (see sketch in sidebar). Have a lovely day...


Here's the sketch for The Scrapbook Store.


Thanks for stopping by!



30 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful Helen! I loveeeeee the butterflies and the mason jar!!!

Fluffy said...

Love the way you mixed the sketch up and got a great story on the page Tx

Lynette said...

Very beautiful Helen...I love all the little butterflies.

Evgenia Petzer said...

wonderful LO, Helen!
the background of the photo will work also so well with 13arts papers.
and i love this dear lizzy line as well a lot:)

sandi said...

Oh how nice! Love what you did with the sketch!

Keren Tamir said...

Oh wow Helen you're on a roll of amazing LOs !!!! Love this one too!! She's so pretty

Lizzy Hill said...

LOVE your hand journaling - I'm a sucker for a story & LOVE the bread, I'm with C - also, did you notice? NO fat peeps in Paris - so my theory is their fresh bread with no 'extras' is actually v good for you:):) As are the Macarons, the tarte citrons, the moulles....sigh...now you've made me miss Paris!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kerryn said...

Love the long section of journaling. Gorgeous!

Chantelle said...

beautiful page Helen - lovely work with the sketch and your journal work is amazing :)

yyam said...

Such a sweet layout. I love the pretty colours. And Cami is very photogenic. :)

Leonie said...

Great layout Helen. Love the long strip of Journalling. Paris sounds wonderful, especially the bread part. :)

Jasmine S said...

The first thing that popped out was the journaling section. Just fab. Gorgeous details and photo surrounding it too...

Adriana B said...

wow wonderful layout, your take on the sketch is fabulous and cool, great journalling too :0 have a great weekend :)

Mitra Pratt said...

I agree, that bread in France is amazing! I love how you switched up the long part to be journaling. And she looks adorable in that photo! Paris is like a photo shoot on every corner! ;-) Love the PP stuff too. I have for a very long time. I should get my stash on soon. Christmas was AGES ago. ;-)

juscrap said...

Very beautiful Helen! Love the long section of journaling. Gorgeous!xoxo

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh yes I love this to bits. Such a stunning layout. Beautiful photo too. Wow! :D

Marjie Kemper said...

Super LO with your signature layering... gorgeous focus on your daughter!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Great take on the sketch, Helen! Love your little jar and the butterflies. You daughter is so, so adorable!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a beautiful lay-out Helen!
Great layering and perfect to showcase that gorgeous picture of your sweet D.D!

TFS~

carlies said...

This is so super GORGEOUS!!!!my sweet friend

oxox carla

Sharon Fritchey said...

WOW! Such a beautiful page and so very pretty! I love your take on the lovely sketch!!!! Your little jars look amazing!

Gayle Price said...

Sorry, I haven't been for a visit for a while and you have done sooo much, and all of it gorgeous !! This page so cute and pretty and your Beats by Dr. Dre LO is wonderful. Love it !! I'm a big fan of water colour, try to use it every chance I get. I really love every thing about this page, it's bold and free and the photo is the star. xx

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

This is so sweet! Great take, photo, colours and bits and pieces!:)

Cathy said...

Such a pretty page Helen.. love your journaling strip.. great take on the sketch too!! :)

Heather Jacob said...

wow Helen this is pure bliss xoxo

Karen Shady said...

have to agree, love the journalling... such a pretty page my friend xx

Rachael Funnell said...

I seem to have missed soooo many AWESOME posts yours included!!! Just don't seem to have a much time anymore & I don't even work full time!!!!
Love this layout.... I know I've said it before BUT! I just can't help but tell you again just how I love your handwriting!!
& Lastly THANK YOU for all your WONDERFUL comments truly appreciated..... X

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Wish I could be as brave as you and journal in my handwriting on my pages, Helen. Pretty page :)

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a great page and love the journalling! Your handrwriting is super and the details fabulous! Stunning work!

Eila Sandberg said...

Mmmm ... newly made, still warm baguette straight from the baker's yummo! My handwriting really sucks, nobody can read what it says after all these years typing only. Pretty girly page and pretty Cami! my gosh how that girl seems to grow! How is your régime going? still going regularly to the gym? Love, E