Monday, 24 June 2013

'I Turn To You' Layout - My Creative Scrapbook June 2013 Limited Edition Kit - Crate Paper DIY Shop

Here's my last layout for 'My Creative Scrapbook' 
Kit Club using their June 2013 Limited Edition kit.  

I was inspired to create this layout by a song I love, 
that I have on my media player & listen to while I scrap.  
It's 4 years old but has always been a favourite 
(remember it from "Bend it Like Beckham?")  

It has some very cool lyrics & I'm often inspired by music 
& lyrics (and yes, I also love that movie - "Music & Lyrics" - 
another huge fave!!)  Anyway, I digress :)

I used the same Quatrefoil stencil as on the other layouts, 
only this time I coloured it with my "Knotted Wood" chalk ink 
from Ingvild Bolme for Prima, my black mist (Charcoal) 
from Maya Road, my Heart punch from Martha Stewart, 
computer journaling & Copper Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

When working with a kit I like to stick to similar 
mediums & tools to keep things looking cohesive.

Lovely glitter alphas from Pink Paislee Luxe Collection.

I managed to get quite a lot onto this layout without it looking too busy or without any focal points, so I was pretty happy about that.  
I could have just used one photo as they are both identical, but I actually quite like repeating the same photo on the same page!

I used the Prima packaging that came with the metal embellishments as the title made me smile (Vintage Trinkets!) & we are getting on a bit now...hehehe...

I used lots of die-cuts & stickers from the ephemera pack, which I often cut into smaller pieces so I can use them in several places (this also saves having to lift up pre-adhered photos to tuck things under as I just use my awl to lift up the edge & tuck the die-cuts in just a small amount).

I raised up the entire centre section of my layout using foam board, as it's acid free & easy to cut with my craft knife.  It adds about .5cm which is just enough dimension without adding too much bulk.  

Instead of straight-forward cutting throughout, I ribbon cut the "ruler" strip above, as well as tearing some pieces too.  It's all about variation & adding lots of interesting touches & layers throughout.  

It helps to have awesome stash to play with & you can't go wrong with My Creative Scrapbook, especially if you are an embellishment addict like me.  

I've been a subscriber &/or Design Team member at more kit clubs than I can remember (probably about 10!) & I've never had enough embellishments!  

My Creative Scrapbook kits are ultra-generous & come at the super-duper price of $28.99 per month for a 6 month sub. 

 It's a steal really, even if you DON'T consider all the awesome inspiration you get from the blog & gallery AS WELL!!


Elaine coustley said...

This is a truly beautiful layout, love the way you have used the packaging. Two photo,s the same works and looks great. Your wording is just beautiful it almost bought a tear to my eye. I will have to have listen to the song that has inspired you. x

Kerryn said...

I love the level of detail you have achieved without the page feeling overcrowded. Beautiful :).

Lizzy Hill said...

Popping it all up on the foam board makes it look GREAT & I love the softness of these colours, too.....really lovely LO - FAB photo:):):)

yyam said...

This looks amazing Helen. Love the mix of patterns and the inking. And it's nice to see a photo of the 2 lovebirds...definitely a layout your kids will love!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooo gorgeous!!! I love love love the colors, the layers and loveeeeeee the typewriter!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Awesome layout once again. I did not realise your hubby was so much taller than you.
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Evgenia Petzer said...

once again- great LO!

Lynette said...

Beautiful layout...beautiful layers....beautiful words.

carlies said...

Just beautiful great layers.

hugs carla

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous LO, Helen! I really like the repeated photo and I adore all your embellishing.

Mitra Pratt said...

LOVELY LOVELY layout, so nice to put it all down on a page! Those glitter letters really have a way about them too! I too am inspired by songs!

sandi said...

Oh Helen this is just all around beautiful in every way! <3!

brigitte said...

really beautiful, love the words!


Love the way you used the same picture twice and the beautiful journaling, Helen!

Leonie said...

It's gorgeous Helen, lovely lyrics.

dstandard said...

This is gorgeous - love the title and words and loving those heart cut outs in the middle of the paper!

Gayle Price said...

Fantastic page. I really love the look of the punching across the top and of course all the lovely layers. I haven't used any of my punches in have inspired me to get them out again and have a play. xx

Denise van Deventer said...

Super page all the gorgeous details and layering! I love the sentiment too and really like that song by Sporty Spice! Fabulous page!

Keren Tamir said...

What a lovely LO Helen!! Beautiful picture of the 2 of you.

Erin Blegen said...

Helen, what a wonderful tribute to your other half :). Great song and I love that you used just the perfect bit of lyrics for your page. And I"m with you on the double-photo~ I feel weird if I don't do it, lol. Awesome job :)~!