Wednesday, 3 July 2013

'Easter in Port Shepstone' Layout - Flourish With a Bling {July Prima Product Pick}





As promised I'm back with the full reveal of my Flourish with a Bling design team layout I showed you a peek of last week.  I used the Prima Product Pick from July for this beautiful colour palette.


I used some paper from the Crate Paper Collection - Maggie Holmes - and a Prima mask with my new fave medium - Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste - it is beautiful off-white & gives a gentle flocked effect.  (I had no idea how it would perform but clicked "add to cart" as you never know unless you try!)


You can see the full post up at FWAB HERE.  I used a couple of their FWABulous products - the Grace Flourish in Copper & Trent's Fence - both of which you can purchase from the store on their site.  I cut up the flourish and the fences as you can see.


I pounced everything over with white acrylic paint on a sponge - to soften the overall effect when I was done.  (Works great at toning everything down a notch when necessary) & right now I am loving a more muted palette.


I can't for the life of me remember where I purchased the lovely mint flower but all the others are definitely Prima, (except the 2 tiny crochet ones on the top right) as are the alphas.  The gold chevrons come from Crate Paper's DIY Shop Collection.


The 'March' also comes from Crate Paper DIY Shop.  I also used some cheesecloth tucked under the top of my photograph.  The filigree you see below is part of the fence from FWAB, cut up & used upside down.


The flourishes from FWAB are really flexible & versatile as you can cut & position as you please, as I have done here, following the shape of the flourish mask.  

I was really happy with the softness I managed to achieve on this page.  I am trying for a gentler, lighter look on my pages going forward.

Things are really hectic for me these days.  Running my own site is proving more time-consuming than I envisaged & I have a few surprise GDT's in the works, coming up soon!!  

 In June I completed 17 layouts, one Off-The-Page project, a magazine article & a tutorial, plus all the "computer bizz" that goes with that! #feelingproductive #yay!!!



21 comments:

carlies said...

wow gorgeous love It :}

Kerryn said...

Its incredible how quickly the project count adds up for the month. Love this one Helen!

Erin Blegen said...

This is so gorgeous, Helen, I love it!!

xErin

Lizzy Hill said...

...AND you work!!!! Love your muted palette & the bg blends so seamlessly into the flower flourishes. Lovely, Helen :):):)

Denise Price said...

Beautiful pastel-colored page--perfect for Easter.

Adriana B said...

gorgeous textures and flowers, fab page :)

Camila Borssoi said...

Hi Helen, beautiful layout. I like the colors and the texture.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! I love love love the colors, the flowers and those pearls!!

Rachael Funnell said...

WOW! this is Soooo GORGEOUS Helen.... REALLY lovin what you have done with bling!!!

Leonie said...

This is beautiful Helen, I love the soft look with the white paint, so pretty. :)

yyam said...

Love how soft and pretty this is. That new medium sounds like it's right up my alley!

P/s: Everything takes longer than expected...yay for a productive month!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Love the 'soft' look of your page, Helen! Very classy. How about a post on time management for Dummies like me ?

Mitra Pratt said...

I think being busy suits you to a T! I really love the soft look with the pretty bling here! Lovely photo too!

Lynette said...

I think this is my new favourite by you. Love the colours and I love that mask. In bos me where you bought that and the new texture paste...pretty please.

juscrap said...

This is so gorgeous, Helen, I love it!xoxo

Evgenia Petzer said...

lov what you did with pearls here! so elegant!

Keren Tamir said...

this LO is very unique!! I love the way you laid it all out and I love that photo, its so genuine!!

Jasmine S said...

So lovely Helen. That is a wonderful pic and you have "blinged" this page to perfection.

Kelly Foster said...

This is beautiful, Helen! Fabulous design and colors.

Sandie Edwards said...

Gorgeous design, really like how you add your various elements, always a feast for the eyes!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Fabulous page...simply beautiful!