Monday, 22 April 2013

'Free to be You' Layout - My Creative Scrapbook April 2013 Limited Edition Kit {Prima Divine}




Hello Monday!  A happy Monday it surely will be with this burst of sunshiny yellow, don't you think?  I started this layout with some empowering bursts of 'Sunflower Yellow' by Maya Road.

This is the 4th layout I created from the April 2013 Limited Edition Kit from My Creative Scrapbook this month - still available HERE


This is my favourite blurry photo ever!  I caught my daughter spinning around in pure happiness as we were walking down the Champs Elysees in Paris shortly after New Year.


'Joie de Vivre' means 'The Joy of Life' & I printed that directly onto my photograph then punched my photo edges (top & bottom only} with my Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Edge punch (which I mirrored on my photo mat} then placed my title alphas up & down to look as if they were jumping for joy!


We all really loved the feeling of freedom & safety roaming the streets of the European country - something that has been taken away from us in modern Africa.  


I layered up some diecuts under the photo & matt (including the circular one that I cut into 2 pieces - I used the other piece on the top edge of my layout.


I added gesso to the flowers to fade them out (just like the faded beauty of Paris).  This printed paper actually SAYS Paris in the top left & just look at that perfect die-cut sentiment card?!


The patterned paper had a happy dancing lady already printed on the right-hand side so I fussy-cut around her & tucked the right-hand side of my photo under her skirt :)


And there's the other half of the die-cut I used 
(big scissors cut these beauties like butter).

Wishing you all a truly wonderful & productive week.

Thank you so much for your visit today :)



33 comments:

yyam said...

Really pretty. The photo editing works so well with the colours and mix of elements here.

topkatnz said...

Just love it:)

Lynnda said...

I agree with Yvonne... this layout is so pretty Helen!... the colors the pp.. everything matched beautifully...hugs...x

Sabrina Sulaiman said...

Loving that yellow spray on top of the page, Helen!! Beautiful and fun layout!! So happy to look at so many pretty details :)

Desire Fourie said...

Just stunning. It really made this early winters morning here in Johannesburg, a bit warmer and happier.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Adriana B said...

Truly stunning, love it, love Paris too :)

brigitte said...

Love the layout, really pretty!

Val Thorpe said...

Paris is absolutely one of my favourite places and I am lucky enough to be going back there in June :) Love what you did to the photo and you are right... nothing like a little sunshine on a monday morning... Beautiful layout.

Lizzy Hill said...

Just soooooo evocative of Paris...stunning job - LOVE all the flowers & that vintage pic of the girl on the side & I LOVE the b&w photo....Adorable LO, Helen:):)

Svetlana Austin said...

this is so pretty, Helen! love the color combo - so bright and fresh and happy!

Kerryn said...

Absolutely beautiful Helen. The feeling of happiness just radiates from this page. Love it!

Tracey said...

WOW!!! Just stunning Helen!! I am loving the yellow on here! Such a happy colour!!

Alison said...

Gorgeous, Helen...love the idea of using a border punch on photographs...something else to try!
Alison xx

Mitra Pratt said...

Such a lovely yellow with the dancing letters! I LOVE PARIS, would love to go back at some point. I spent a whole summer there and it was delicious between the food, the flowers, the landscape, the feel of the city which I totally believe you have captured in this page with your faded flowers and pretty paper!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow what a happy and fun layout, Helen!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwww!! This is gorgeous! LOVING that YELLOW and love love love the dancing girl!!!

Kim said...

oh wowowowowow this looks breathtaking!

juscrap said...

Love the layout, really pretty!love the idea of using a border punch on photographs. xoxo

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Helen!

Cindy Keogh said...

Such a beautiful and Joyful layout! Wonderful and stunning!

sandi said...

Wow Helen this is just absolutely beautiful! Love everything thing about it!

Elena Olinevich said...

the photo is so vivid, that the dancing lady suits it so perfectly. I love this design, stunning take on that moment

Carin McDonough said...

Loving the bright pop of yellow and definitely needed it this side as it has been a right dreary day here today! Beautiful layout and I just adore that photo! :)

Leonie said...

oh I Iove this Helen. What a gorgeous photo. So full of life and fun! :)

Jasmine S said...

Helen that photo is just the best. She is so beautiful and so natural and with that background, wow, best photo.
The "dancer" on the page is just perfect for it.

carlies said...

How utterly gorgeous this page is
WOW

oxox Carla

Keren Tamir said...

Lovey love it!! the pop of yellow is amazing and I can't say enough how much I love your hand writing!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Helen, what a fabulous photograph! Love the bright yellow you choose and all the intricate cut borders... a real beauty.

Naddy said...

Oh what a pretty LO Helen. Love the details.

Denise van Deventer said...

I love that you used yellow, it radiates happiness off this page! The photo and the accents are just stunning....a beautiful French affair! ;-)

Eila Sandberg said...

Wohoo! this sure is one fabbo piccie of her, so full of life and happiness!! I wouldn't mind spinning on the Champs either! love the punchwork on the photo and mirrored on the matting. Yellow sure is the happiest of colours! mwah!

MARILYN said...

Looove this page is so Beautiful!! the happy photo make me smile and go perfect with all the lovely details...love it!!xoxo

Bellaidea said...

Very happy photo of your beautiful DD and great design!