Wednesday, 4 September 2013

'Lovely Friends' Layout - Lindy's Stamp Gang Colour Challenge {Prima/Scrapmatts/Flourish with a Bling!}

Hello there!  Here is the September Challenge at Lindy's Stamp Gang.

Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge Header created by Jessica Griffin of

Here are the Rules.

  1. Help us spread the word! Share our color challenge graphic in your blog post and link to the Lindy’s Stamp Gang blog, where the challenge can be found. For every 50 people that enter, we’ll have one giveaway! So 100 entries=2 giveaways.
  2. Use Lindy’s Stamp Gang products! You can use, StarburstsFlat FabiosMoon ShadowsGlitz SpritzMagicalsEmbossing PowdersMica Powders… any of ourstampslaser cut-outs, or brass charms.
  3. Use a minimum of two colors in the color challenge. You’re welcome to add neutrals, white, black, grey and brown.
  4. Link the Lindy products you used to the Lindy’s Stamp Gang store, like this: Hibiscus Rose.
  5. Each Friday we will choose a few of the entries to feature on the Lindy’s Stamp Gang blog. Those who are featured on the blog will receive an email with a 20% off coupon to use at a time of their choosing.

Color suggestions for this challenge:-

I wasn't too sure about these colours because 
I am just NOT a purple girl, but I just LOVED 
creating my layout & especially loved the result!

I used the following Lindy's Stamp Gang Products:-

Starbursts {mists}, as well as Aurora Amethyst Embossing Powder.

When creating with any mists or wet mediums I try where possible {if I am using a white base that is} to use light-weight water-colour paper {with a gsm of 180 - 200} so that there is less warp.  Once my base is completed {but before I add any dimensional elements} I adhere it to a sheet of cardstock/patterned paper & use my brayer to flatten it out.  See my related video tutorial HERE.

For texture on my background I used old book paper, mesh tape, 
chipboard, staples, stencils, stamping, bling, resins,
 metal elements, stickers & woollen thread.

It takes me about an hour to put my backgrounds together 
{including drying time as I use my heat gun} but it's a time
 I really enjoy as it is always fun yet still experimental for me.

Adding the rest of my elements on top of my base will take me 
another hour or so, then there is the clean up.  I work in a tiny
 studio so I have to clear my counter as soon as I am finished 
{as I hate seeing a messy worktop when I need to get my next 
project started}.  This can take me an hour as I have to clean
 off all my tools, stamps,stencils etc & get everything put away
again.  So all in all it's a 3 hour job or the best part of one 
evening.  Time well spent I say :)

So will you play with us at LSG this month?  

You can buy all you need from various retail outlets or directly
 from their own online store.  Something awesome about their
 products is everything arrives DRY {no water added} which 
means it is great for posting & for  internationals as not only is
 there ZERO chance of messy, wet spillage but it is also lighter 

Other manufacturers used:-

Prima - patterned paper {Firefly Collection} Fireflies
Metal Bird Cages - Ingvild Bolme for Prima
Resin Roses - Donna Downey for Prima
Metal Roses - Finnabair for Prima
Stickers, stencil & stamps

Scrapmatts - chipboard
Flourish With a Bling - Pearl Bling Flourishes


Tracey Sabella said...

Helen, your page is simply amazing. I love, love your mixed media, grungy background!! You are totally rocking the Lind's products!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Sabrina Sulaiman said...

Outstanding design, Helen!! WOW!!! :)))

Marelize said...

You create the most amazing backgrounds Helen! I just love looking at your work. :)

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

Very nice and colorful page you made! I like it very much.
Greetings from Germany

Sandi Smith said...

Just gorgeous amazing burst of color!!!Awesome work my friend!!

Lynette said...

Wow, breathtaking background. I have a feeling that this is going to be your favourite design team ever.

Ульяна и Полина said...

Красивая страничка!!! Очень понравилась!!!

yyam said...

Wow. That background is amazing! And I love the use of the purple here! :)

Sandie Edwards said...

Gosh the colours in this background you have created look magical ... totally awesome LO!!

Helen Wallace said...

I'm such a devotee of your eclectic style. Love the background and unusal colour combo here :)

sandi said...

OMG Helen this is STUNNING!!!!!!!!! The colors are perfect with the mix/design. Such an eye-catcher!

Desire Fourie said...

Another beauty. Love the touches of fabric.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Denise van Deventer said...

Awesome page and soooo love that background, with so many amazing details! The colouring is super, the purple and pink is gorgeous! Super photo too! ;-)

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful layout...will have to give this a try - really like the look!

Rachael Funnell said...

That Background is INCREDIBLE... love the color combo of this 1....

Eila Sandberg said...

Purple might not be my first choice either but it often brings that wow! effect to a page in combo with other bold colours. It looks marvellous on your page, just brilliant!! xoxo