Thursday, 2 May 2013

'Beautiful Memories' Layout - SATW May Challenge - Scrapmatts/Prima/Kaisercraft/Pink Paislee




Firstly a massive THANK YOU to everyone kind enough to leave me a lovely comment here yesterday after reading about my big news, and to my Facebook friends too for making me feel like a celeb for a day :-D  It was such fun!!!  Not to mention the ongoing HEAP of comments rolling in over at SATW - phew!  Relief!!  (One always wonders if something will 'work' or not!!) 

I owe a massive bunch of comments to my online friends but had to sleep yesterday after SATW finally went live... Let's take another {closer} look at my Scrap Around The World layout after the excitement of yesterday's announcement!


I was totally inspired by both the sketch & the mood board here & incorporated many similar elements as a result.


As soon as I came across this photo I knew I could build a page around it as I wanted to bring out the pinks & purples of the flowers in the mood board so a girl page was great!


The patterned paper is Kaisercraft - Secret Admirer - Demure (B side) - I often prefer the muted colours of the b-sides as they provide a great base for mixed media background pages.


I used some wonderful new Scrapmatts chipboard words for my title (brand new releases), as well as many more of their pieces (the big clock face that represents my circle, the smaller clock face & hands, the shells, star-fish & oh so trendy anchor. ALL of these are available in their online store here).


I got my background groove on with some Maya Road 'Charcoal' mist, some of my own tea & coffee mix (for reals!!) plus various other stamps with different shades of brown ink.


I used a text stamp very subtly on my base.  The thread is from my sons' discarded clothing (free!) & the enamel dots are swoon-worthy new My Mind's Eye releases.


I painted my chipboard with gesso to prime/reduce absorption then used distress stain, inks & glitter varnish for pimping :)


I misted some gauze then layered it up with the chipboard, Pink Paislee artisan shapes, Prima Corinne Flowers & some plastic gridcloth from our potatoes :)


I hope you will find some time to play along at my challenge blog - Scrap Around The World - this month - Agnieszka & I have lined up a selection of awesome prizes!


 That gorgeous aqua shade on my lace offcut is Blue Hydrangea - another must-have mist from Maya Road.


I tucked in some gold & white lace sent to me by dear Mitra from the US!


Thanks for stopping by today!!  Challenge closes midnight EST on 25th May - hope to see some of you there!!



22 comments:

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

You sure started with a bang, Helen! What an awesome page to kickstart SATW :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You always amaze me!! I loveeeeeeeee all the details you put into your creations!!

Sandie Edwards said...

Huge congratulations Helen on your new adventure, hope it brings all much fun and new friendships created... wishing you every success. Your layout is beautiful...

Marelize said...

Wow! You've been a busy lady Helen! Huge congrats on the launch of your new challenge blog! I always knew you were going to go places! How exciting!
And now, this layout is just stunning... much like all of your work. Every piece is a masterpiece!
All the best. xx

Erin Blegen said...

Your page is super gorgeous, Helen~!! I enjoyed all of your closeups- congrats once again on this venture, I'm sure it will be very successful :D~!!

xErin

alexandra s.m. said...

Hi Helen!
I marvel at your combo of techniques and level of skills!
Your work is always so inspiring!
Thank You~

phamil said...

OMG, those colors are GORGEOUS! So striking! And the photo is beautiful! I love how you use color, and the drips are perfectly imperfect! I can't get that effect and I like it so much! This is wonderful!!!!!

Ульяна и Полина said...

Как красиво!!!

Evgenia Petzer said...

love this project!!!

Kelly Foster said...

What an awesome page, Helen, full of beautiful textures and gorgeous pops of color!! Congrats again!

yyam said...

Congrats on your new venture! How exciting! I'm certain it will be a massive success!
This layout is beautiful Helen. You have a knack of combining colours and textures in such pleasing ways. I love the little bits of details.

Elaine coustley said...

Truly a beautiful layout. Love the wonderful inspiration it sends out, often I know in my mind how I want to do a page only have to look at what you do and it hits the spot. x

Lynnda said...

WOW... what a beautiful page Helen.. you are amazing!! you create...the beautiful layout!!! enjoying every bits on this page!!! hugs..x

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Congrats Helen! Your layout is a real stunner!!! :D

Lizzy Hill said...

Yup, gorgeous work...that clock is a great frame & i'm 'lusting' after those MME enamel dots...they look fantastic....I'm really taken with your tea/coffee 'drops'....I know you can do this, but have never tried...fabulous, Helen:):):)

Jean Bullock said...

Superb layout. Love it.

Kim Price said...

Gorgeous page Helen, and good luck with your new challenge blog!

Adriana B said...

huge congrats to you :) stunning layout, love all the layers and everything, so fabulous :)

Lizzyc said...

HI..It sounds like a wonderful challenge site and I wish you all the best.. I do hope to get this one done and put it on my monthly challenge list.. Your layout is really beautiful and you have a very inspirational team with you on the SATW site!!

Val Thorpe said...

Oh my this is just yumminess overload. Glad the launch went so well :D x

Ava Gavloski said...

Helen, thanks for sharing the deets on your lovely layout. Look to hear how designers get the "look"

Marjie Kemper said...

Lovely LO! I printed out the sketch and mood board last week.... looking forward to joining in!