Tuesday, 13 August 2013

"Memories" Layout - Inkido - and some HAPPY NEWS!!

Hello everyone! 

 I haven't posted recently because I received my
  "My Creative Scrapbook" kit & have been working 
away on it so now have lots to share with you again!!

 Before I start I'm wrapping up all the other stuff 
so here is my first layout for my debut at Inkido!!  

Yup I have been keeping a little secret :)  
I was invited to join the Inkido team recently as a 
"Special Guest Designer" for the next 5 months.  

You can see my post directly on the Inkido blog HERE.

I created this layout with the glorious new collection - Beautiful Memories 
- using the Blue Labels B side for my base (with the start) & the floral
Nature stamp  and embellished with some beautiful flowers Inkido 
from the Olive Harmony set   as well as theTiffany Jewels  in Blue.

August Challenge

My layout design was inspired by the current Inkido sketch
 challenge HERE.  You can read the rules there & you don't
 have to use Inkido products if you don't have any YET!

I've used black ink, stamping, mesh, thread, staples &
dry-wall tape  - my GO TO products for a grungy layout.

A peek of French text to match the EuroDisney photo :)

Inkido Products used are:-

Blue labels (25)   Blue memories (25)  

 PP Harmony Flowers olive (6)  PP Tiffany Jewels blue (6)

  Lace White 13,5m Width 2,3cm  Lace white 19,2 m Width 34mm

   Nature stamp: Swallowtail (5)

Thanks for looking!

Other products used:-

Hard Modelling paste & Gesso - Golden
Gelatos - Faber Castell
All Mists - Lindy's Stamp Gang
Bling - Zva Creative
Stencils - 6" Brick & Chevron - The Crafter's Workshop
Black Archival ink - Ranger
Blue & yellow inks - Ingvild Bolme for Prima
Stamps - Brick & grid - Prima
Staples, threads, mesh, corrugated board, dry-wall tape - stash

Thank you for your visit & support!

I will be back soon with my Flourish with a Bling sneak!!


Elena Olinevich said...

Love all these layers, trims - they are great. and the way you embellished your butterfly is cool

Desire Fourie said...

Just stunning Helen and you have such beautiful children as well. I am sure you are a very proud mom.
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Bellaidea said...

You know already I love this pgae! :), thank you so much for joining Inkido team, we will have lots of fun together !

Lizzy Hill said...

Lovely, Helen...that really black mesh looks fabulous under it all, too --- & BIG congratulations on the Inki team gig...you're just going from strength to strength:):):)

Heather Jacob said...

wow with a capital W ... stunning creative and brilliant Helen , congrats to you and so well deserved . you are on fire my friend x

Val Thorpe said...

Just gorgeous Helen. Love the background work... it is awesome. Congrats on the DT spot for Inkido... You will be awesome :D <3

Erin Blegen said...

Congrats to you, Helen! And what an awesome page- so grungy yet beautiful! Great work :) :) :)


Cindy Keogh said...

Awesome layout Helen, so pretty! Fantastic news guest designing! Well deserved.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Huge CONGRATS Helen!!! You totally deserve this!!! And love love love love love your lo!!! LOVING the colors and loveeeeeeeeeeee those textured layers!! WOW!!

Irini said...

congratulations Helen!!....
your layout is scrumptious hahaha
I love all the layers!!...just perfect!
thanks for the inspiration!

sandi said...

Wow Helen this is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous mix, texture, and look!

Lolô Artesanato said...

Congrats Dear
your work is just amazing
love this Lo

Ульяна и Полина said...

Очень красивая работа!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Huge congratulations. So well deserved and they are blessed to have your talent on the team!! What a fabulous page!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Kris Berc said...

Congrats, Helen!
Your layout is amazing... I love to study your awesome details!

Joy said...

Gorgeous layout! Loving the textures and color combo :) Congratulations!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Congrats Helen! Your stuff consistently amazes girl! Amazing take on that sketch. Love all the stamping, stenciling and layers as well as how you used the colours from the photos! Gorgeous!:)


This page is stunning, I love the colors and bg work!
I'm here to share with you my happiness: I'm on Sketchabilities DT :)
thanks for your encouragement words, they really helped me to keep on applying after some delusions, I couldn't wait to share it with you!

misty said...

Love it! Those layers are amazing!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Congrats!!! This is soooo stunning! Love the stamping and colours!

Kelly Foster said...

Love this gorgeous grungy page full of awesome texture and beautiful color..big congrats :) :) Happy to see you at Inkido!

yyam said...

Gosh, I LOVE the yummy layers and the gorgeous choice of colours!

Congrats on your awesome news. They have beautiful papers and you would be such a delightful addition to their team.

Tracee said...

Congrats on your DT spot! Love how you have created that fab grungy background, going to have to look for some of that dry wall tape it looks awesome Tx

Helen Wallace said...

Congrats on the DT spot. Love this layout with so many interesting textures and details to unpack. You have the skill of combining elegance with grunge and making it look fabulous :)

Izzy Anderson said...

I love all the layers and textures. This is a thing of beauty!!

Mitra Pratt said...

whhooohhooo! Congrats! cool page, loving the butterflies lately and the mesh rocks. Lucky me, I have some OLD nasty drywall tape from old projects, so mine is already distressed! ;-)

Milagros C. Rivera said...

Huge congrats on the GDT!!!! This is one beautiful piece, so rich in textures and glorious stamping, fabulous job!!!

MARILYN said...

This is a Beauty!! love every detail..So Gorgeous!!! And Huge Congrats!! So happy for you!!!
Take care..xo

Lynette said...

Wow Helen, congratulations...so proud of your achievements. I love this layout...all the layers and texture is amazing.

Sue Lelli said...

CONGRATS, Helen! Well deserved! This LO is absolutely STUNNING! LOVE the layers and details with that FAB photo!

Linda Eggleton said...

Oooohh another stunner, Helen! I really really love this one...the textures, design, layers & background work are amazing!! And congrats on the GDT spot....how exciting for you! :)

Eila Sandberg said...

Wonderful news Helen! Congratulatiosn! I know you will create up storm over there as well! This one's awesome, lots and lots of fab texture and detail. You're on fire girl! xoxoxo

Denise van Deventer said...

Wow...love this page Helen! So many gorgeous details...love the layering and different textures! A fave for me! Congrats on the GDT at Inkido...super news! ;-)