Saturday, 28 September 2013

'New Beginnings' Layout - Scrapmatts {Prima Product Pick}




Yup it's that time of the month again!!  
AKA the END of the month LOL!!!
We are all going crazy catching up with our 
blog posts to link up to the challenges we love!  


So of course I have to show you my Prima Product Pick page before 
it is too late!  This is also my Design Team layout up at 
Scrapmatts at the moment, the DT theme ATM being "Anything New."


In my post there I have linked all the Scrapmatts products I have used to their store, where you can buy them directly, online, & have them shipped anywhere in the world for a nominal fee, as chipboard is flat & light. So I suggest snagging yourself some as they are constantly coming out with new releases!


I used paper from the new Prima 'Delight' Collection, together with lots of mists from Lindy's Stamp Gang, some new Prima stamps, & some new Prima chevron bling!  Love!! Plus some older Prima alphas (have had to use my Z's as N's there as I am running short :) 


Above you can see the Scrapmatts chipboard lampshade peeking out
over the photos - signifying "seeing the light" - in other words, my
daughter getting to grips with the realities of life now that she is
older & into the next phase of independence.


Above you can see I used the new Prima "Bubbles" mask, which is a really fun one, with lots of possibilities.  I added some textured layers by adding various different mesh & corrugated board.


Some new Prima flowers above, grunged up with inks & stamping.


Some hand-journaling {given up the computer generated strips in keeping with my style, some sugar dots (yum yum!!) & some rubber cord instead of thread this time.


Scrapmatts bridge which I dabbed with 4 different colours of Ranger Paint Dabbers before sealing with an antique varnish.  Old book pages peeking out & a glimpse  of the new stitched circle stamp from Prima - IN LOVE with this one!!


Used some thick black acrylic paint
 for the glorious coffee cup stains!


Some "kiss kiss" staples for my daughter & one of her dearest
 pals :)  Thanks for the visit!!  Hope you got to getting the 
Prima BAP & PPP done!  See you again soon :)



20 comments:

Bellaidea said...

What a beautiful page Helen, great work, love flowers!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooo gorgeous!! I love love love the colors, the layers and those beautiful flowers!!!!

Sue Lelli said...

You just make the most BEAUTIFUL pages, Helen!

Ульяна и Полина said...

Очень красиво!!!

Elena Olinevich said...

each of your wok by now is awesome more & more. love everything about it

Desire Fourie said...

Another beautiful piece of art. Loving the warm autumn hues.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Lizzy Hill said...

Sensational...looove that bridge!!! And of course, your gorgeous texture-ising:):):)

sandi said...

Wow Helen this is just beautiful! Your background work looks amazing! Fabulous page!

Helen Wallace said...

A splendid page to celebrate this special time in the girls lives...fabulous colours and textures and the whole thing is gorgeous :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous layout Helen! Love the beautiful background that you created!

juscrap said...

Wow this is stunning my friend!I love to see how you work with paints and textures! xoxo

Ava Gavloski said...

thanks for sharing the deets, this is one smok'in gorgeous layout. The photo of the galz is great and you truly designed with love and your layout shows this with all the quality products, well done

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow! Helen this page is sensational!!!!!! Loooooove the background, I am so jealous 'cos I can never get that right but yours are amazing. Gorgeous photo, magic colours and just a stunning layout all round. Love it!!! ox

Aline Marengo said...

This is gorgeous!

Lynnda said...

Another amazing layout from YOU!!! This layout is absolutely STUNNING my friend.... love it... hugs...x

Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful layers, textures and colours! Simply gorgeous!

yyam said...

Gosh...the textures here are amazing. I so need that mask! As always, loads of eye candy on your fabulous page!

Eila Sandberg said...

YAY for making the PPP in time! each month I think I've got eons of time and then end up in panic he he! This is such a smashing yummo page! lots of goodies and beautiful texture. Fingers crossed now! xoxox

Zeneva Kovic said...

Beautiful. LOVE your background work!

Lynette said...

Wow, what a stunning background you have created here Hele,. Gorgeous layers too. A true piece of art.