Tuesday, 29 October 2013

'A Friendship That has Stood The Test of Time' - Published in Scrap 365 - Feb/Mar 2013 Issue




Early this year I was invited by Scrap 365, before I was on their 
Design Team, to take part in a "Shake-it-up" Cocktail Challenge
where 2 people are told what "ingredients" to use, then each come 
up with their own pages, which are then shown side by side.  

This was published in the February 2013 issue.



As February is the month of LOVE & Valentine's I used a Prima Heart Vine as my main embellishment, adding in other small flowers, plus embellishments from Purple Pumpkin (doilies & buttons).


My paper & blooms came from Prima, embellishments from Purple Pumpkin, hand-dyed gauze,  Artisan Elements from Pink Paislee, an 
Ingvild Bolme {for Prima} light bulb & Glitz Design alphas.


For my masking I used a genuine antique plastic doily as a mask, sent to me by dear Mitra in the US.  I used Hard Molding Paste from Golden, which created a very dimensional effect, then I sprinkled clear glitter onto the wet paste so it really shimmers!


I'm finding it difficult to keep track of my publications as there is always a long delay from when you send in to when your work appears in print, then another delay until you can show off your work on your blog, and sometimes not at all.


It sure is a thrill though seeing your layouts in print!
Definitely makes all the posting & packaging & WAITING worth it...


A yummy little Purple Pumpkin cluster...


A little mix of all my favourite things at the time...


I hot-glued the yummy Prima vine down so it wouldn't 
come unattached during it's long journey to the UK...


So finally I got to share :)
I love the simplicity of this page, but WOW I can see how
 much my style has evolved in the space of just 8 months....

Don't forget about my SCRAPMATTS giveaway!!
{see previous post}.



22 comments:

Bellaidea said...

Looks like I travel in time:), Feb 2014! wow :).Very sweet page and I love what you did here!

Bellaidea said...

You are fast :), regards Helen!

sandi said...

Love this! Soooooooo pretty! The textured circle and cluster of flowers looks beautiful together!

Sandi Clarkson said...

This is awesome. Helen! Congrats! I've only had one layout in print and it is over the moon exciting! I really should submit more but ... anyway, proud of you!

Elaine coustley said...

A really sweet page. Love the flower & button cluster along with the way you have done the sentiment journal did you use dymo tape or letter tiles ? It is very effective. x

Lizzy Hill said...

Nodding my head madly in agreement...I've decided to not worry too much about them 'cos it just gets confusing!!! I recognised that doily!!!!!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Utterly lovely page Helen!! So sweet and feminine and with that beautiful photo!!Love the layered embellies on top of the handmade doily and the lovely thich stencilled circular background! Congrats on the publication!! :-)

Lynnda said...

Congrats Helen on the Pub!.... Well-deserved!.... Absolutely stunning page.... so sweet!.... hugs...x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!! This is AMAZING Helen!!! I love love love that textured masking, the flowers, the hearts and love love love love that photo!!!!

Helen Wallace said...

So pretty, fresh and feminine. I love the texture from that doily, the clusters and those yummy buttons. Delicious :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

This is so stunning! Timeless layout! :D

yyam said...

Such a pretty page. I love the simplicity of the background because it draws the eye to the photo and the floral cluster. :)

P/s: You are supposed to evolve as an artist...you still love to cluster!

Lynette said...

Stunning layout my friend...congrats on the publication. I love your doily paste and the gorgeous dimension....and then your flower cluster....pure beauty. I also love that you added your title directly to your photo...so neat.

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a sweet page and love the clean lines!! Love the beautiful details...and a gorgeous photo! ;-)

JeLiBe@nZ said...

congrats on the pub Helen! love your creation!

Val Thorpe said...

A perfect layout for a special friendship... love all the layers and textures... the colours are just gorgeous.

Kelly Foster said...

this is just so beautiful!! Perfectly feminine...that doily you used as a stencil is unique and very pretty! Congrats on your publication.

Mitra Pratt said...

This is a very lovely sparkly pretty page! Love the idea of adding sparkle to the dimension of the paste and that vine makes me super happy! Kudos to the publication! SO PROUD!!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

A really gorgeous page Helen. Very clean and simple for you but absolutely delightful just the same. Love the texture on the background, love that sweet photo too!! Totally gorgeous all round!! ox

Mona Pendleton said...

Really beautiful Helen! I love all the texture and gorgeous blooms!

Eila Sandberg said...

Even if your style has evolved a great deal in 8 months, this page has stood the test of time and shines as beautifully as it did back in February. The colours are gorgeous and the design is elegant, I love it very much Helen!! xoxo

Keren Tamir said...

I love this one!! I just love that doily!!