Tuesday, 6 August 2013

'Daisy & Me' Layout - Scrapmatts - Interpreting a Trend Challenge {Prima/Mixed Media}




Hey hey everyone!   I am caught up in a creative frenzy 
right now as I have some magazine work due in to Scrap 365 
& my kit has arrived from My Creative Scrapbook so once again 
I'm MIA but very much around behind the scenes :)  

THANK YOU for your support of my VIDEO!  
I am SO HAPPY about that I cannot even begin 
to explain it!!  So many lovely comments & none
 criticising any of it's shortfalls - you girls ROCK!!!  

So I must conclude my last share from Scrapmatts 
here today. Yeah I went a bit bezerk on this one...


I got a bit carried away!!


Spent quite a bit of time on the background work as usual...


Layering up with lots of mesh tape, rubber mesh & gears 
from Scrapmatts that I blinged up with glitter & microbeads.


On reflection perhaps using quite a few less would have
been better but aaaaah well - I did have a good time :)


You can see the original post on the Scrapmatts blog HERE,
our assignment being to scrapbook a hot trend - mine being
mixed media & metallics.


I painted up the gears first, using Ranger paint dabbers
& dipped them into glitter and/or microbeads whilst 
they were still wet.  I had to set up a little production
line of funnel trays so as not to mix my leftover product.


I do love some areas of the layout where 
the texture created is so very collagey!


I used various mists, pastes & stencils to build up my 
background & blend it in with my photographs.  

Thanks for your continual support of my 
work & for your visit today :)



28 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Just jaw dropping gorgeous Helen. And hey, a girl can never add too many embellies.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

juscrap said...

Your layout is simply wonderful Helen! You have done wonders with the inks.xoxo

Helen Wallace said...

Your art always inspires and delights. Love the mixed media and your daughter is gorgeous :)

Sandie Edwards said...

Beautiful Helen....

Tracee said...

Woo Hoo loving all that glitters IS gold look, I think this is a new fave
for me. Love It! Tx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!! LOVING the colors, the glitter and loveeeeeeeeeeee the gears!!!!

Mandy Zimmerman said...

Love the rich gold gears! Beautiful creation! Love your work!

Have a great day!
Mandy (kashagray5)

sandi said...

Wow how cool is this!!!!!!!!! Love the look of all the gears! Looks great and the gold is fabulous!

said...

This is stunning, one of my favorite!I love the work on background, the colors match perfectly together and the glitter metallic is awesome!!

Nicolle Kramer said...

Lots of yummy going on! Love this layout...amazing background work.xoxoxo

Mitra Pratt said...

Goodness that is lovely! I am loving the metallic look right now myself! And I don't think there are too many! I like a lot of glam! Pretty kitty too! What a cool name!

Mine is currently quite mad. I vacuumed behind my huge scrapbook desk he views as his lair. Yowled for an hour downstairs over the abuse. I had to retrieve a few things he stole!

MARILYN said...

Another Gorgeous work Helen!! Love it!!! have fun with MCS kit!!! a big hug my friend!!!!

Aline Marengo said...

Wow... so beautiful!

Mona Pendleton said...

gorgeous layout Helen! Love the collage of sweet photos and all the embellishments! So much detail to take in! LOVE IT!

Lizzy Hill said...

Whoa! Hold me down...you've got just a FEW cogs happening there & it really does look like FUN....it's my sorta LO....love seeing so much going on:):):) And glad you got good video feedback...I'm really looking forward to your next one....no pressure [LOL!!]

Val Thorpe said...

Less is NEVER more on your layouts :d I love all the embellies and the gold... just stunning... perfect colour for your gorgeous cat... Love the pics... your backgrounds are just beautiful - ;) Hope that means we get another video :D

Lynette said...

I agree with Desire. Drop dead gorgeous. Wish I lived closer to you so that I could learn from you.

Eila Sandberg said...

Love gold, and gold is a girls's second best friend, right! LOVE the blinged-up alphas and chippies. Rich and luscious background work! xoxox

Riikka Kovasin said...

Oooh! Loving all the bling and gold in this one!

Thank you for a great comment in my blog - I've now added the email subscibtion link <3

carlies said...

wow awesome background love it.
This is a great Layout! Love all the details!

hugs carla

Keren Tamir said...

Fantastic lo Helen!! Wow

Sandi Clarkson said...

A girl can never have too much gold. ... Or diamonds lol but this one seriously rocks!

Tracey Sabella said...

Just gorgeous, Helen!! Love your chipboard details!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Heather McMahon said...

Video? Video? I'm off for a look! Absolutely awesome page by the way!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Loving all the bling and gold, Helen! Keep them coming :)

Rachael Funnell said...

FAN FAB U LAS Helen.. Love all the cogs!! Off to check out the video...

yyam said...

Oh wow. Fabulous textures. And I love those blinged up gears...especially since I have a thing for gold!

Elena Olinevich said...

How did I miss it? I am blown away by your creativity and these hot trends. Thank you for the inspiration