Tuesday, 21 May 2013

'This is Paradise' Layout - Paperhaus Sketch - Purple Pumpkin - Prima





Hi again.  Hope you are all doing well this week! Today I'm here 
to show you my version of the Paperhaus sketch this month.

 It's a stunning magazine with a beautiful blog & the prize for the
best layout is a Guest Designer position next month so I thought it 
was an opportunity too good to pass up :)


I hope I'm still in with a chance as they said they take a look
 AROUND the 20th of the month - well today is the 21st I
 know, so let's hope!  Last night it was impossible for me
to get online as our internet was down...again...


I am still working my way through a very large packet of Prima
 papers,some of them dating back to 2009!  I used older papers here
 together with some newer ones, which is the way to go about it.  


The base paper is from the Paradise City Collection (Island Beauty)
 from 2009!!  Thank Goodness the B sides are always less distinct 
& more timeless :)  The border edge paper is from the Flights of 
Fancy Collection (Ladybug) but is not much recognisable after 
gessoing, inking & stamping.


I tried out an unusual border treatment for the edge of my layout, tearing gently all around the edge then using the torn strips (the opposite/reverse side) adhered under the original torn piece (the
main piece) but inked up with pink.  I really like the soft look that this creates. 


 Then I stamped the edges with a Carte Postal/Script stamp from Kaisercraft (they have a large range of inexpensive stamps that are AWESOME to use on backgrounds).


I fussy-cut a sheet of 'Rondelle' from 2012 (Pavanne), together with some large blooms from 'Blooming Retro' (Apple Tree) from 2010 & some smaller pink blooms from 'Songbird' ((Zephyr) 2012. 


 The photo mat is cut from the Shabby Chic Collection (My Lovely) & the stickers I used are bang up to date from this year's Lyric,  so all in all there are SEVEN Prima Collections represented here, spanning the last FIVE years.  


I used dark brown, black, red & green ink which I then toned down with gesso.  I also used metallic bronze & copper Versa Color inks which are AMAZING quality.  Black 'Charcoal' mist from Maya Road & 'Heirloom Gold' mist from Ranger (Perfect Pearls) which has a really sparkly shine, as well as Maya Road 'Pink Ginger' mist for the drips plus coffee to dye my doily :)


Additional items used are locally purchased rub-ons from my stash (Scrapbook King), Zva Creative Bling, a Bo Bunny Doily, my 12" Chicken Wire stencil from The Crafter's Workshop, old dictionary pages (I appropriately chose the headings 'Victim' & 'Lunacy' in keeping with the 'Young Love' theme) heehee.  Plus a Purple Pumpkin Suede button that I cut into 2 pieces & used on either side of my layout, and a Purple Pumpkin button with music notes. 

I chose the quote 'One Moment of True Happiness is worth all the Moments of Pain' that I adapted from a quote I found online, as these two have fun together, interspersed with a lot of silly arguments...



26 comments:

Evgenia Petzer said...

really pretty Helen!

Desire Fourie said...

Just awesome and I love the hint of hexagons in the background.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Svjetlana said...

One more gorgeous page and such a great use of papers from different collections.
Thank you so much for all your kind comments you left on my blog.

xx

Tracey Sabella said...

Helen, what a stunning LO with this gorgeous sketch and fabulous array of Prima!! Thanks for your sweet comments you left on my blog. I haven't been able to make it around much either these days. :-) ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Lizzy Hill said...

VERY 'paperhaus', IYKWIM....stunning LO with bg work that is simply....well, I imagine it would be hard to do exactly the same again... LOVE how you treated your edges, too....& the old/new work really well together. I adore this one:):):)

Anne P said...

What a totally beautiful page and a lovely quote.

alexandra s.m. said...

Fabulous L.O dear Helen!
The whole ambiance is so dreamy and timeless!
Love it!
Thank You~

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love love love the colors, the layers and that sweet photo!!!

Keren Tamir said...

this is so so gorgeous! a fave for sure!! love the inking and stamping on this one!! fabulous!

Lynnda said...

Great photo to scrap... and this layout is so beautifully done... loving the muted colors... which I just can't do... You are amazing Helen... very inspiring piece indeed!... hugs...x

Leonie said...

Glorious layout Helen. Love the subtle colourings.

topkatnz said...

Absolutely gorgeous Helen.so soft.love it:)

Lizzyc said...

Wow this is really lovely! and I don't worry about the age of papers if they work on the layout.. I love the mix of papers and fussy cutting, adorable photo. amazing edges, love the book papers and pearl flourishes too.. so much to see, so much to love!!

Mitra Pratt said...

had a giggle at the pages you used....I remember those days...

Love the feel of this page with all the accents you used...super cool

sandi said...

Wow Helen, this is simply stunning! From sketch to pure gorgeousness........wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ava Gavloski said...

perfecto

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

I keep going back to look at this page, Helen...GORGEOUS!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Stunning layout Helen! Lovin' all the layers and detail! Gorgeous photo of course :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandie Edwards said...

Ohhh so pretty! I cannot believe you used so many collections, they look so fabulous together Helen. I have a lot of older paper collections, and love pulling them out to use here and there as well...you have inspired me to do so 'again'. really beautiful detail and the layers are just magical. Hope you were not too late with getting a looky!!

Denise van Deventer said...

You have such gorgeous little details on this page...I had to look quite a few times, to make sure I did not miss anything! Beautiful work as always! ;-)

Lynette said...

You really have an amazing designers eye. Attention to detail is awesome. Very beautiful layout.

Val Thorpe said...

Stunning layout. Love the photo and that sketch is just awesome... so much eye candy... may have to get me some sun glasses ;0

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous! Love your spin on that sketch... so elegant and yet shabby chic too... beautiful!

Rachael Funnell said...

TOTALLY lovin the edging the layers & the fussy cutting... Such a GORGEOUS layout Helen!!!

Bellaidea said...

I loved this sketch too:), looks like this sketch loves you:)

Eila Sandberg said...

that's what I like about high class products, one can mix and match different collections and everything looks fabulous! Stunning soft and elegant page Helen, love the fussy-cut details! hugs,