Wednesday, 5 June 2013

'Love is All You Need' Layout {Scrap Around The World} Bo-Bunny & Scrapmatts




This is my design team layout for Scrap Around the World this month using the sketch & mood board below.


I was super inspired by this pretty mood board!  Particularly the soft colours, that pale beige, awesome aqua & vintage brown.  Once I decided on what paper collection to use everything fell into place based on that.  I loved making the banner using an ombre paint/inking technique in keeping with Image 5, which also inspired my use of old book paper, which I scrunched up & used to interpret the elements under the photograph in the sketch.


I'm preferring paler, more neutral & 'whited-out' creations lately.


I've noticed a lot of this type of edging around recently - thanks to Finnabair's workshops, so gave it a try - various different punches, inking & laces peeking out from beneath.


The lovely chipboard words come from Scrapmatts & are available from their online store.  I inked up their edges with dark brown & dabbed the tops with pink.


I used bling from Flourish with a Bling - some leftovers from the Scrapmatts product swap.  All papers & fussy-cut elements come from Bo Bunny's 'Gabrielle' line (one of my old favourites).


That awesome banner above comes from Scrapmatts too - I painted it with gesso then dried it with a heat gun to give it the bubbly texture - then inked with pink for the ombre effect.


The banner comes without the holes but they were easy to add with my craft hammer & old eyelet tool :).  I threaded some string through the banner, knotting it & inking it randomly.


I used some authentic old dictionary pages in place of the elements beneath the photo (in the sketch).  I inked & scrunched them & they tore easily as they were so brittle. 


I placed 3D tape all over the back of my photo to provide an acid-free layer between the old book   paper & the photograph to avoid it getting eaten away over time.  I punched the photograph directly using my new Martha Stewart Heart punch - a new favourite ♥



18 comments:

Fi said...

Love page and photo Helen, the sketch looks great as does the inspirational pictures.

Tracey said...

Just STUNNING!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* be still my heart ... this is just absolutely gorgeous!!! WOW!!

Denise Price said...

As always , Helen, you've provided lots of great tips. I'm glad that I am not the only one who still cares about items being acid free.

Svjetlana said...

Such an amazing page! I always take great care of using only acid-free items, then recently discovered that my photos were printed on paper that has quite acidic coating :(!

Lizzy Hill said...

This is of my very fave LOs the more I see it - this style also suits you, ...still, my fave one of yours is 'pretty grunge'....that banner looks really, really great....must try the heating effect - heard lots about it:):)

Lynnda said...

What a stunning layout Helen...

I hope things are much better for you now... my friend... thinking of you... big hugs....x

yyam said...

This is stunning Helen. The textures and the detailing are amazing. Love the use of the dictionary pages. It adds to the vintage feel of the page.

Leonie said...

OH I've been waiting to see the close ups on this one. I knew it was going to super detailed and awesome. I like the washed out effect, not sure I can pull it off though, like my brights too much atm. I tried it a couple of months ago for SM magazine, still not sure how successful it was. ;) Cheers.

Sanna Lippert said...

this is such a gorgeous layout with sooo many amazing details!!

Val Thorpe said...

A truly beautiful layout Helen. Love all the technique on it... one I will keep coming back to look at and find something I missed, just gorgeous.

Lynette said...

I love seeing all the details and your attention to detail blows me away. Stunninag layout.

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow this is sensational, Helen...so much amazing detail to feast the eyes!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

This layout is extremely gorgeous Helen! i love all the layers and lace accents! Thanks for the inspiration!

marie-christine denis said...

Thank you Helen for your message on my blog for this challenge. I love your scrapbooking. I would like to make georgeous scrap like you and you give me inspirations;

Sandie Edwards said...

I missed this post, not sure how ... but I'm glad I scrolled right back, this is amazing Helen!!!

Debbie said...

Beyond stunning! Like a page out of a fairy tale book . . . enchanting!

MARILYN said...

STUNNING!!!! what a gorgeous page...my new fave from you...awesome!!!!! :)