Thursday, 11 April 2013

'Only Twelve' Layout - March My Creative Scrapbook Limited Edition Kit




Hi again :)  Here's a layout from the Limited Edition kit I got to work with last month at My Creative Scrapbook .   Click HERE to see the full range of what's available for purchase - don't forget to click the link there to the Limited Edition kits too - there's plenty for sale at my favourite kit club! ♥


This lovely paper from Kaisercraft does a lot of the work for you!  See that awesome design down the right, complete with paint drips?  Yup it comes just like that so no need to add more!  I begun by flicking Maya Road Charcoal mist over the page for some trendy black splats & left it at that!


I used two sheets of patterned paper & inked with black between the two.  I used my Liquid Pearls in 'Flamingo' all around the black border of my photo.  It takes overnight to dry so add the dots last - they are the perfect finishing touch. Black borders make for a funky look & are  easy to add in Picasa. 


I used the Webster's resin oval frame to embellish with a bright turqoise Prima rose within & you can see I added the packaging from Prima again.  Can't resist!  It really is to gorgeous to dispose of and I ♥ the look it gives.


To overcome the problem of journaling on a printed paper I used the plainer text paper (seen at the top & bottom of the layout) & cut off one long strip, inked the edges with black then hand-journaled on it, cut it up then re-inked the sides.  This way the text is clearer & more visible, rather than getting 'lost' in the print.

I left the 'identification strip' on the bottom of my page (where the name of the paper/manufacturer is printed) (the reverse side of it which was printed with a line of butterflies).    So many papers these days have a pretty reverse side to the strip (remember the days when only Sassafras did that?) so it's a shame to waste it.  Just remember to allow for it by reducing the other side (the top of your layout) by 1cm to allow for it :)

Friday tomorrow!  Wow this week has just flown by!!
Thanks as always for visiting :)



18 comments:

Linda Eggleton said...

Such a pretty layout, Helen...and wow, I can't believe she is only 12! She looks at least 3 years older...and so gorgeous too!

Love how you've left the cut-off strip on your layout. Have a great day :)

Erin Blegen said...

Really pretty, Helen- I love the fresh teen colors for this photo and your clean lines- beautiful work!!!

xErin

Lizzy Hill said...

Agree with Linda - she DOES look a lot older in this one....wanting to catch up to the rest of the tribe, I guess!! LOVE that pink stripey paper & your journaling on the side like that:):):)

Tracey said...

Loving the bright colours! Such a pretty page Helen!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous!! I loveeeeeee the colors!!!

Keren Tamir said...

Only 12 and looks much older. Mine just turned 12 can't wait for all the new stuff that awaits me.
Love this LO so bright and perfect for her!!

Val Thorpe said...

Such a pretty girlie layout and you have a really beautiful daughter...

Juliana said...

Gorgeous layout and photo! I love the bright colors!!!

juscrap said...

Such a pretty layout, Helen! I loved this colours. xoxo

Alison said...

Love that green and pink together!
Alison xx

Rachael Funnell said...

WOW! Truly GORGEOUS Helen.... x

Marjie Kemper said...

What a great photo and WOW on the handwriting... it looks like a set font!

dstandard said...

Your little girl is growing up - one beautiful photo and loving the page
!

yyam said...

Gotta love a hardworking paper...that does all the work for you...lol.

Gorgeous page. Love the bright colours and how the photo just pops!

Lynnda said...

Both layout and photo are beautiful! hugs...x

Sandie Edwards said...

Totally fabulous Helen. I also love those strips and try and incorporate them when I am able too.... these papers were so fantastic to work with. I really adore what you have done with your kit this month. Looking forwards to the next arriving and also to seeing what you will create.

Denise van Deventer said...

Loving the Kaisercarft papers....simply stunning and love this fresh and bright page! Beautiful photo of your daughter! ;-)

Eila Sandberg said...

Still got these papers unused, cannot bring myself to cut up the pack - not quite yet. The bright vibrant colours are so good for happy teen pages and as so many before me have written, Cami looks quite a bit older than her actual 12. So many fabulous page you have created with the kit!! Hugs,