Saturday, 22 June 2013

'Loved' Layout - My Creative Scrapbook June 2013 Limited Edition Kit Crate Paper DIY Shop





Here's a closer look at my 2nd layout for My Creative Scrapbook Kit club using the June Limited Edition Kit.

This photo was taken in Bali, just as a big storm was brewing.  The sand there is black volcanic sand, that I didn't even know existed before.  All in all it made for a very dramatic photo that was just begging to be enlarged.


I loved this paper - 'Project' {Crate Paper DIY Shop}- black with white text is such a lovely look I think, so I decided as soon as I received my kit - to set this paper aside as one of my background papers.

Everything I've used is from the kit except for the stencil {Ronda Palazzari for The Crafter's Workshop} White Mist (Mister Huey's Calico White by Studio Calico), the Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Copper & the computer journalled sentiment.


The typewriter image came from a large "ephemera pack" that came with the kit, from the same Crate Paper DIY collection.  I used the "honey" card, chosen as this is a page about my hubby (my honey!)

The yellow/green flowers were fussy-cut from a sheet of printed paper called "Artistry" from the Crate Paper DIY shop collection (such a beautiful print yes?!)


I created the bubbles on my paint intentionally using a heat gun.  
You need to be really careful here as your paper starts smoking and gets really hot LOL!


I love the finished look that is achieved through the use of Viva Decor Pearl/Paper pens (you get exactly the same effect when using Ranger Liquid Pearls too).  

I was inspired to start adding these pearls to my projects some years ago, by one of the world's best scrapbooking artists, Karola Wticzak, of Poland, whose projects are rarely without them. 


I love this 'Viewfinder' die-cut & only wish that I could buy an entire pack of them (this came as a single in the ephemera pack).  I know there is a Sizzex die available (and a Ranger one) that are both similar but this one is just perfect with the addition of the printing & the blacked out windows.  

Of course my children don't know what these are.  When I was a child I used to love my viewfinder but sadly they are defunct today, thanks to modern technology!

Did you notice that I used the Quatrefoil stencil as a stamp above my photo?  I often do this as I hate washing all that precious left-over paint down the sink.  

Well I am back to the studio now.  Lots of DT work to get ahead with!!



24 comments:

Nicole Doiron said...

GORGEOUS work Helen! Love the masking you made on the background and your journaling :)

Juliana Michaels said...

Gorgeous layout! I love the painted/distressed background you created with the stencil!!!

Evgenia Petzer said...

lovely! and i must say i love paper pen mor than liquid pearl, effect is slightly different

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and love love love that viewfinder and the typewriter!!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Wonderful page! I agree that bg paper is perfecto!! Love all the layered embellies!

Kelly Foster said...

That really is quite an awesome photo, Helen, glad ou enlarged it, looks amazing! Looove that background paper, too! Wonderful page.

juscrap said...

Wow, gorgeous page Helen! I also loved that paper and found it very interesting drops pearls.xx

Sue Lelli said...

What a BEAUTIFUL page, Helen! LOVE the viewfinder and the pearls and the sentiments! So many FAB details!

carlies said...

awesome design great job with Kit
My friend

Alison said...

Great page Helen...I had forgotten about viewfinders!
Alison xx

Lizzy Hill said...

Got my step grandie sitting in bed eating brekky with me, & she reckons your 'Helen' flag looks like monster teeth...pretty ones, of course!!!!
LOL...love this one, Helen...that stenciling is YUM & the words on the photo look fab:):):)

Keren Tamir said...

I too have seen black sand and its really different. Love the photo and the way you scrapped it. Amazing lo.

Linda Eggleton said...

Amazing photo...and yep, definitely deserves fo be enlarged! Love the colours you've used, Helen...and the bubble effect with the paint looks fantastic!

Heather McMahon said...

Stunning pic Helen and I love the details :)

Lynnda said...

what a stunning page Helen....I love it as always! Hugs....x

Mitra Pratt said...

Very lovely! Looks like an awesome kit to get to play with!

Mona Pendleton said...

Terrific layout Helen! Such a pretty photo and I love the textured background!

sandi said...

LOVE this! The array of flowers under the pic looks fabulous! What an eye-catcher!

Sandie Edwards said...

Another beauty, I really like how you used the view-finder (I struggled with using mine).... the pearl pen drops look pretty amazing too, and really pull the eye around your page. Love it.

Lynette said...

I love the big photo and the paint stamping of the stencil. Haven't thought of doing that before. Gorgeous layout Helen.

MARILYN said...

Another Beautiful page my friend!! loove the big photo and you scrapped it beautifully!! xo

Marjie Kemper said...

What a great photo! Love the journaling and inclusion of the View Finder wheel. Fabulous!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Love the ephemera you tucked behind the GORGEOUS picture!

Denise van Deventer said...

Love your styling on this page Helen...love the photo and the colouring! Everything is just perfect!