Wednesday, 17 April 2013

'Coffee with Barbs' Layout {My Creative Scrapbook April 2013 Limited Edition Kit} Prima Divine

Straight from one kit to the next!  Here is what I have made so far from the April 2013 Limited Edition from My Creative Scrapbook.  WOW - these Prima 'Divine' papers are
  too beautiful!

April 2013 Limited Edition kit


This kit is sold in a four month subscription. If you have any quesitons, please email me
  • Prima Divine Collection 12x12 double sided papers
  • Couplet
  • 12x12 Chipboard element sheet

    Prima Canvas Album sheet
  • Prima Wood buttons
  • Basic Grey brads pkg
  • Webster Pages Heart, flower and bird resign pieces
  • Prima White roses
  • Prima Divine flowers pkg of (6)
  • Prima Divine 3" flowers pkg of (3)
  • Cream satin edge sheer trim

This kit has it ALL!  And think of all the time you save browsing online stores compiling your 'list'! 

I inked around the edges of my page, creating a vignette look with a paler centre & darker edges. I did some very subtle misting & masking, using 'Tattered Angels' "Sunshine" glimmer mist over the new Prima quatrefoil 6" stencil then Golden modeling paste over  the Prima 6" 'Art is' stencil, leaving it white so it looks and feels like braille writing on the page.  

The idea behind using the text stencil is to reinforce all the 'words' as this layout is about me catching up with a long lost friend (in Dublin) & us chatting our heads off :)

I created an ombre effect on my alphas using a 'Chestnut Brown' catseye inkpad from Color Box.  Makes the alphas fit in much better on this page than keeping the original mint green colour.

I used up the rest of my Prima wooden birdies from my previous kit.  I couldn't resist!  (A couple of chicks chatting - get it?!)  I placed them face to face having lots of little conversations...

I added some shading to the birds using my brown inkpad too.  I splattered Maya Road 'Charcoal' mist onto my page & also journaled using black dymo tape, to tie in with the dark photo. 

I roughed up my edges a bit & tore a few places here & there, just to loosen up the look of the page & add a little bitta shabby :)  

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Hump day to ya!!


Lynnda said...

Oh WOW Helen... what a stunning page... I love the title... the background... those wood veneer... the lovely photo too!! Everything seems to matched beautifully!!! You are simply amazing!!! hugs...x

yyam said... the chicks chatting...clever. And how awesome is the ombre title really complements the page so well. Beautiful composition Helen.

yyam said... the chicks chatting...clever. And how awesome is the ombre title really complements the page so well. Beautiful composition Helen.

FiKenward said...

Fabulous job Helen, the masking has created such a textured background and the lettering is gorgeous. Fab photo!!!

Kim said...

Your work is stunning

Val-Belle said...

Dublin is my favourite place in the whole world. I love it there... some great places to have coffee and some even better ones to grab a pint ;) love the gesso on the layout and the misting. The chippies are just so sweet. Lovely photo too. Gorgeous work as always.

jeanie g said...

Just love your arty pages Helen. What a great idea for the stencilled lettering and your use of the mask fits in so well. Lovely page and I'm glad you had a catch up with a good friend.

Lizzy Hill said...

These colours look fab together. The alphas are sensational ...& as always your texture bg works so, so well:):):)

Cindy Keogh said...

This is beyond gorgeous! I love it!

Leonie said...

So gorgeous Helen, those birdies are so cute. I love the effect on the alpha's, stunning!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors, the background and love love love love those little birds!!

Heather McMahon said...

This is amazing Helen! I recently made a layout using the same papers and it's so different! Love those chippy birds!

Svetlana Austin said...

this is so pretty with all the little interesting bits and pieces and techniques you added to this LO, Helen! and those 2 chicks on the photo are also pretty :-)))

Marjie Kemper said...

One of my favorites of yours... love what you've done with the stencils, especially. Off to pin this beauty.

alexandra polyzou said...

love all the details!!!!!

jeanie g said...

Hi Helen I've just used one of your ideas, the stencilled title on your LO, on my page. I'm linking it back to your blog. Hope it's ok with you. I'll wait 'til I get the ok from you before I publish it.

Unknown said...

What a stunning page, Helen!!! I just love love what you have done with the little birdies, way too cute!!!

Keren Tamir said...

fantabulous LO Helen!! I loooooooooooove this one a lot!! the masking of the stencil is impeccable!

Eila Sandberg said...

Looove the chickies he he very clever indeed ;)) Subtle as the background may be, it is very effective and so beautiful. The whole layout is gorgeous!! I know you and I would sit there in the café till they pushed us out the door at closing time, talking and talking!! xoxoxo

Kerryn said...

Your work with this kit is superb! Another gorgeous page.

Alison said...

Fabulous Helen!...the wooden birds are a perfect touch!
Alison xx

Denise van Deventer said...

Great those birdies..just like chicks, clucking the papers and styling!! Awesome that we can have friends that pass through from era to era! ;-)