Thursday, 16 May 2013

'You at 13' Layout {My Creative Scrapbook } Prima Lyric Collection




Well here we are at last!  It has taken me the last 5 hours to connect to the internet via my 3G card that has finally started working again after 5 hours of almost continual reinsertion.  My ADSL landline has been problematic for the last 2 months & we have reported it a bajillion times.


A very frustrating evening where I have got absolutely nothing else achieved.  The only internet service provider that covers our area has proved itself incapable of providing us with 24 hour internet despite the fact that we pay for it so we just have to take what we can get as no amount of reporting has got the problem resolved thus far.  Hence my blog-hopping is practically impossible.


Here's my 2nd page created for My Creative Scrapbook using the latest kit I was sent (see HERE). I went for a neutral scheme with this page using a strong black border & distressing & heavily inking the edges of my page, tearing, folding & adhering to create some interesting folds & creases.


I fussy-cut the frame around my photographs then marked with a pencil where I knew my photos & frame would lie on the page then stamped with various shades of brown ink using the border scroll stamp that came with the kit.


I used white acrylic paint on a sponge to add all the splashes of white you see around the page & on the elements.


I fussy-cut the framework for the photo out of a sheet of Prima Lyric patterned paper using my Exacto knife & used various Lyric stickers & chipboard elements on my page.


I adore the Prima metal embellishments - see the metal clockface tucked underneath the flower cluster above.  I use Tombo Mono adhesive to adhere.  They are great for making a page look more masculine.  

Thank you for your visit today :)



22 comments:

Fi said...

Gorgeous grungy page Helen, I love the Lyric range have it cut up on my work table ready to use. Great photos also have a great weekend.

Gayle Price said...

Love this page with it's shabby, painted, grungy feel. xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeee this!! LOVING the colors and the banner!! So gorgeous!!

yyam said...

I absolutely love this page. Love the heavy inking and the stamping. All the distressed edges and the neutral palette. Really classy piece.

P/s: Sorry about your internet woes. That sucks!

Lynnda said...

This layout is so beautiful... love the chic and shabby style... and it has a touch of vintage-y too... I just love this...


ahhh sorry to hear about your internet issue... I know the feeling... its total frustration!!...

whatever it is ... enjoy your Friday my friend... hugs...x

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely awesome. So love the shabby vintage look of this page and the torn edges here and there is a nice touch.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Lizzy Hill said...

Love the neutrals & that 'hessian' bg paper is AWESOME....I really like your pretty-grunge look you've got going recently.....& I commiserate with your internet afflictions...must be very VERY VERY annoying & frustrating......

Cindy Keogh said...

I love this page Helen! Great pics of you and your son. They grow was too quickly.

Denise van Deventer said...

Just beautiful...love the colour scheme and the styling! Gorgeous stuff!!

Ava Gavloski said...

perfect layout to remember a young son and his mother in days to come!!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Worth waiting for! So sorry about your service.

Val Thorpe said...

Love love love this one. The colours, layers and textures are just sumptious.... :D

Sandi Smith said...

Amazing layout Helen..love every detail!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous LO! Love how you did the framing of the page and how you included the rough distressed parts along with the soft flowers and b'fly. Pinning...

Mitra Pratt said...

the black with the brown and the ripping, super cool! I really love this shabby look! Happy Friday finally! It has BEEN A LONG WEEK! Sounds like it might have been there for you too!

Svjetlana said...

Stunning page! Sorry about your Internet issues.

MARILYN said...

Gorgeous page!!! love everything, the color combination looks fabulous and your photo with your baby look so sweet!! love the stamp around the pic..great!! Take care! xoxo

Kim Price said...

Lovely neutral toned layout Helen - I would have trouble with this colour but you've nailed it. Gorgeous work.

Sandie Edwards said...

Love, love the colours and how you used the various elements... stunning Helen. I feel for you with your internet issues, must be way beyond frustrating....
Only one internet provider, lets hope that someone takes that under their hat and competition begins... they would make a massive profit I am sure!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful page. I love all the distressing on here!!

I can completely empathize with you on the internet. Our service isn't the best either. And they have a monopoly on it too. It is either the phone company who nickel and dimes you to death or the cable co. with their exceedingly high monthly charges. We need more options. Something to make it more competitive, and drive the prices down and maybe the service would be better because we could go elsewhere if it didn't.

sandi said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! Love EVERYTHING about this stunning lo!

Eila Sandberg said...

Bugger bugger bugger about your internet! We were down for a couple of hours some weeks ago and I was getting mighty frazzled before it got fixed, cannot even begin to imagine living for months without a properly working one grrr! I say Helen, this is a FABULOUS page!! Awww what sweet piccies of you two guys! hugsies,