Saturday, 8 June 2013

'Unforgettable' Layout - Purple Pumpkin June Sketch {plus ANOTHER mini "mixed media" related tutorial!}




I made a decision earlier this year to stick to blogging during the week & take the weekends off but that's actually proved impossible because I have an obligation to my design teams to share certain things by certain dates so the posts roll on! 


 I actually do my best to get all my blog posts prescheduled on a Sunday.  It's a mammoth exercise but this is an online record of my work & having experienced 2 hard-drive crashes in the last year & lost my last year's worth of photographs & emails I'm driven to continue!!


So this is the new sketch up at Purple Pumpkin, together with my layout.  There are some exciting new rules for their sketch challenge so check them out HERE & play along to win some Purple Pumpkin goodies for yourself!!


In the post on the Purple Pumpkin site you will see the list of all the Purple Pumpkin stash I used.  Finally my box of new goodies arrived recently for the next 6 months so I now have plenty to choose from again!  


Their online store HERE is ever so easy to navigate & finding things is super simple - I used the resin roses, washi tape, ruffle flower & black & white spotty fabric-covered buttons.


I have had to be using older photos lately because my printer cartridges have run out & finding new one's is proving challenging & time-consuming here - they are always 'on order' but never seem to arrive....grrrrrr...so the photo is bigger than what I like to use these days - so I reduced it by punching it with my new heart punch rather than cutting it down.


I started with plain white cardstock & got all those giant 
black splatters and awesome specks using this amazing new tool!  


I used a Faber Castel Gelato together with my little Prima grid mask for adding the yellow checkers around the edge of my page.  It looked too clean & not quite 'me' so I added these as a finishing touch!  Thanks as always for your support & comments!!  I do love them & try my best to return as many as I can!!!



32 comments:

Kerryn said...

This is so fun and funky! I love it!!

Fi said...

Awesome artistic layout Helen, the colours are gorgeous. And those little gadgets are so nifty I discovered them awhile ago a 10 pack is better value than what I found them for. Hope your having a grey weekend.

Sandi Smith said...

Gorgeous creation Helen...love the color!

Tracey said...

WOW! I am loving this Helen!! The colours are amazing!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!!! LOVING those bright colors!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Awesome LO! Love how you've used the tapes... so cool and unusual.

Keren Tamir said...

Wow love the background of this lo. Love how you superimposed the pics.

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

I love Cami peeking out of the washi! Super-funky page, Helen!

Kelly Foster said...

Oh my word - this is awesome! What a fantastic bold layout - I love every bit!

Sandi Cl~ said...

What an awesome page with great bold colors. Love all those special Helen touches!

Linda Eggleton said...

This one has the real WOW factor, Helen! Just love the bright vibrant colours and the use of washi tape in behind the photo...love it. Thanks for the little tip on using the pipette!

Svjetlana said...

Great way to use washi tape, gorgeous page and I so want that splatting tool, thanks for the tip.

Lizzy Hill said...

I really like how you've cut/punched??? around the edges of the photo & the pipette idea is COOOL....i'd have to agree, can't have too many clean edge lines, it would be most NOT you!!!! Love the washi behind. I've seen this before & keep meaning to have a go as it makes a great bg 'mount' for the photo....stunning!!!! And boy, am I GLAD i live somewhere that always has ink for the printer in stock...oh, & that big PP yellow flower.....MWAH!!!!!!!!!

Jean Bullock said...

Fantastic layout. Thanks for the pipette tip. Will keep my eyes open for that.

Sabrina Sulaiman said...

Hi Helen, the news is out ;)

This is a totally stunning page! I love how you make the washi tapes a circle. That's what I call brilliant :) I can't imagine having hard drive crash but yup, never give-up!

Val Thorpe said...

Such a cool layout Helen, I love the bright colours and the silhouette photo is such a cool idea. I need to go find those pipettes. Such a good idea. I hear you on the HD crashes. Not fun. :D x

Carin McDonough said...

OMGosh just love, love, love this Helen! I love the muted photo with only some of the colour showing and the bright zingy washi tape that goes so perfectly :)

yyam said...

Love this bright and bold layout! Awesome use of washi! :)

P/s: Nothing like feeling accomplished with scheduled posts!;)

carlies said...

wow this is cool soooo awesome my friend

hugs carla

Lizzyc said...

Oh wow this looks amazing, I love the arty feel to this and the photo looks fabulous!!

Lynette said...

An arty and funky layout Helen.

Lynnda said...

This is wonderful Helen!! Love the colors... its fun and its stunning too... YOU ROCK!!! Hugs..x

Denise Price said...

Great tip for making the giant splats. That looks like it could be FUN! And speaking of fun, I love the energy of this page, with its geometric shapes and primary colors.

juscrap said...

Wow! Another fab layout my dear! xx

Mitra Pratt said...

LOVE IT! I was wondering how you got those splatters! Super cool layout! I really love the colors on this page too, very pretty!

Jasmine S said...

This is so so awesome. Bright, fab and funky. The kids look gorgeous and love the effect on the photo and that you cut it out. Did I say how awesome this looks?

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!! Love this! The strips of tape and the cutout pic looks fab.....so upbeat and colorful!

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Chelsea Tilbury said...

I use this in my biochem prays every week!! :D such a G page xx

Sandie Edwards said...

Gorgeous!!! What a fab photo of your children too Helen...

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Denise van Deventer said...

Vibrant colouring and fabulous photo! Great page!