Tuesday, 20 August 2013

'Paris Was Amazing!' Layout - Flourish With a Bling! {Prima BAP} Full Reveal!!

Hello!  Here's the full reveal of the sneak you saw last week :)  
Up now at FWAB 
(all links & deets about that in my previous post HERE).

Using the Prima BAP as my inspiration.  I was skeptical about this 
sketch when I first saw it, as I don't have a way of printing my
photos to seamlessly cover the entire narrower section. 
 If I did I'm sure that would have looked awesome.

I often get asked how I start & more & more often these days
 there's less procrastinating (due to a lack of time) & I just go 
through my half a dozen or so printed photos & get cracking
 on the most suitable one right away.  

The exception to this is my kit club work where I always 
select & edit my photos especially to match the papers sent!

Alpha Stickers are from Prima - Fairy Rhymes collection.  Tulle
 is from my local haberdashery.  I am seriously into grid designs
 these days.  Ever since I met that dry wall tape.  Honestly,
 it's an obsession. Staples too.  Perfect for a  touch of grunge.

I am just crazy about that metallic thread. Just L>O>V>E it...
Tearing too...Always loved that but more so now.  And turning
over the torn off strip then layering it under the torn edge (waste
not want not I always say) but only if it looks cool of course!!

Yes you do spot some brand new Prima metals from Finnabair there.  
Yes I am a lucky girl to have them already :)  And a new Prima
 honeycomb stamp too.  Loved it so much I had to add it right
 onto my photo!  Along with a staple "X" .  Even stamped my 
flower too.  Can never get too much of a good thing...

Buy your Bella Rhinestones direct from FWAB HERE.

And your FWAB Jack Vines HERE.

Black is beautiful!  Classy...grungy...glamourous

I have both pieces cut into smaller sections &
 tucked here, there & everywhere on this page :)


Maria said...

Beautiful layout Helen. Love the pops of colour with the yellow threads.

Aline Marengo said...

So beautiful page!

Kerryn said...

I think I need to take a leaf out of your book with my ability to procrastinate ;). I adore your take on the sketch and I adore this page!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You just blow me away!! This is gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeee it!

Jasmine S said...

I just adore this type of sketch and wow, you rocked it. This is just stunning Helen, the colours, the pic, the details....beautiful.

yyam said...

Gosh. This looks so glamorous! Just love how you used black here. Such a sophisticated feel to the whole piece!

tania said...

beautiful work as always helen:)

Mitra Pratt said...

VERY VERY fond of black myself! Love your grungy look! Staples make me happy too! Great job on all the pretties on this page!

Now, for real, you still have hat shops there? THAT IS SOO COOL!

Lizzy Hill said...

Wow...grungy Helen has rocked it again.....that dry wall tape...& That Honeycomb mask...drool!!!! The black is totally perfect & of course, ANY page about The Best City in the World is obviously a winner to me!!!!!!!!!!

Juliana Michaels said...

This is gorgeous Helen! I love your take on the Prima sketch!!!!

Val Thorpe said...

Love this grungy type layout... such a lovely sketch and I don't know how to print the long whole page photos either. Love all the stamping on the layout and the lovely photo. Just fabulous Helen.

Heather Jacob said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG !!!! this is pure magic x

carlies said...

hugs Carla

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

You already know I love this one especially the colours, the materials/textures and that gold thread.:)

Sandie Edwards said...

I think your take on the sketch looks magical without a huge photograph... beautiful Helen.

Lynette said...

Wow, this is so sophisticated and stunning. I love your clever layering.

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This looks AMAZING!!!!!! Love everything about it!

Linda Eggleton said...

Wowwww, love everything with this one, Helen...grungy, yet beautiful! Awesome work!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Totally fabulous! Love the fiber and the pop of color it adds to the grungy layout. What a beautiful page.

Denise van Deventer said...

Ah this is super Helen...love how you worked with the sketch! Beautiful styling here...and love that colouring! Gorgeous!

Eila Sandberg said...

The black makes this so very elegant and classy. Beautiful beautiful details, been checking and re-checking them several times now. Chiming in with Carlies - WOWZA! hugs,