Thursday, 17 October 2013

'Hugs & Kisses' Layout - Flourish with a Bling {Prima Product Pick}

Hi!  So....I spent this weekend at Flourish with a Bling!
Well, not REALLY...But I did hijack their blog for the
weekend & got both my projects up for the month!!
Working in pairs works well for me :)

I just LOVE black bling!  Yup I didn't even realise it...
until...I saw that it was my "go to"whenever my FWAB
stash arrived in the mail.  What with my grungy style I 
guess it makes sense - but it is also classy!!

I used the Prima Product Pick for October for my colour inspiration,
as well as Prima papers, flowers, stamps & embellishments.
Prima & FWAB make a fabulous combination in my opinion!

You can see my post up on the Flourish with a Bling blog HERE.
as well as the rectangular border from the Bella Rhinestone Flourishes
as well as some parts of the flourishes themselves.

Of course I also used mists from Lindy's Stamp Gang.
Some of my favourite colours actually.
I am starting to know their names off-by-heart now :)
Canna Lily Burnt Orange & Yellow Rose of Texas - 
Starbursts {shiny} mists

2 colours of mist & a spray-bottle of water is all you 
need to create an awesome ombre effect background.

I just love the Prima acrylic stamps!  
Especially the background ones!! 
They make it so easy to add little bits of 
interest here & there - no acrylic block required :)

Flourish with a Bling have a HUGE SALE going on this very
 minute & really, it's an absolute STEAL as their products are
 already really reasonable BEFORE being 50% off!  
Don't leave it to late to snag some for yourself!

It's been a FWABulous month for me as I am also the October 
challenge host at FWAB & have an EASY MIXED MEDIA 
CHALLENGE going on there right now over HERE.

I think I've given up computer journalling for good.
I don't think the neatness of it goes with my pages anymore. 
 I might use it for single words here & there
or something though I suppose...

Oh those Prima bark embellishments are TO DIE FOR - really.
The texture in real life is enough to make you cry for joy...

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Please remember I have a GIVEAWAY 
{or two!!} going on right now in this post HERE.  
It closes at the end of the month!  Aaaaaand...

I have another one - from one of my Design Teams...
 coming up very soon too!  So keep your eyes peeled :)


Heather Jacob said...

brilliant and oh so beautiful... loving all the texture woven into your creations x

Violette said...

Breathtaking LO! All those détails... I love it!

Zeneva Kovic said...

What an explosive layout! The photo is fantastic and your composition and use of the colours is just fabulous. Totally loving the black bling too!

Lizzy Hill said...

LOVELY layers...that hessian...yum! Loooove the inky colours & most of all your black really does reflect & work with your style perfectly:):)

sandi said...

Wow! This is just beautiful! Love the electric colors so nicely layered and clustered! Perfect!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* this is absolutely STUNNING!! I loveeeeeeee the colors and those layers!!! GORGEOUS!!!!

MARILYN said...

Beautiful!!!love it... the photo goes perfect with the papers and embellishments. Hope everything is fine there, take care,hugs!!!xoxo

Lynette said...

Another stunner. I love your random stamping, even on your flowers. You are such an amazing artist.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous LO Helen, the layers and textures look fabulous and I love the depth you have created with your misting!!

Mitra Pratt said...

ohhh those colors! LOVE that photo too! So pretty! Really enjoyed this page!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love this page Helen!!! Gorgeous bright colour and such a lot going on. Love the background of course and the layering too. Each time you look there's something else to see. Absolutely love it!! ox

Elaine coustley said...

Wow this is great . Fantastic layers you have so much to see on this but still one is drawn to the photo.x

Val Thorpe said...

Another amazing layout. I love the rich orangey colours of this one and I love the idea of stamping on the flowers. I am so copying that one... I don't mind stamping cause its not to messy :D The Prima bark hearts are to die for... I love the texture on them and that little wire thingey(?) is lovely tucked away. If I had handwriting like yours I would never print it out anyway. Unless I print (which is fairly neat) NO-ONE can read my writing. :P

jmuir said...

stunning love the colours what mists did you use to achieve this look?

Lynnda said...

WOW... this layout is so so beautiful!... Loving those colors... love the black jewel... Love everything on this layout!!! GORGEOUS... you rock Helen... hugs..x

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning Helen. Love the rich warm autumn colouring.
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Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous! Love the colour and black bling rocks!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, how gorgeous is this!?!?!? LOVE how you've framed the photo and added the ball chain, as well as all the other textural accents. Lovely! Must pin.

Bellaidea said...

oh wow, I can see you had messy fun with this one, love it Helen!

Eila Sandberg said...

He he had to giggle reading Chantal's comment :) this is SOO something she would cheer! beautiful bold and vibrant colours and awesome textures!! Even if I cannot make anything remotely like this, I truely enjoy seeing these wonderful pieces so full of life and happines. You rock Helen baby! :)