Thursday, 24 October 2013

'My Rosy Life with You' Layout - Scrapmatts {Lindy's Stamp Gang} Prima Build-a-Page Sketch

Hi everyone :)
I am still having a hard time since my wisdom teeth were removed.
Looks like I may have to go back & have the whole thing re-opened
& investigated.  Just keeping you up to speed.  It's a total pain 
in the neck that there have to be these complications but anyway, 
let's move on...

I created this layout this week for Scrapmatts as my post
 went live today - haven't created anything for 2 weeks
 so it took forever - amazing how that happens...

I used a giant cog for my chipboard from Scrapmatts,
as well as some words from their Christmas Word Collections,
as they are RED so matched with the BRIGHT theme,
which was the challenge the Design Team was set - 
to create something bright. 

Well you don't have to ask me twice :)  
I love colour & think it shows a person's personality.
How can one be truly exhuberant & joyful & NOT love & use colour?

Apart from the Scrapmatts & the mixed media products
almost everything else comes from PRIMA - because...
this is also my take on the Prima BAP! 
 As you have no doubt figured out by now :)

Much as I adore Kasia & her creations I had my doubts about
 this sketch& how it would work out for one of MY pages.  
Well I was wrong!  I love how it turned out!!

I embossed the chipboard gear using Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing
Powders, which are just AWESOME!  Honestly, LSG products are
SUCH good quality.  The EP's are super easy to use.  All you need
is an embossing pad {stamp it all over the chipboard} then pour on
each colour, shake off & put it away before starting on the next...

For interest & texture I used a Ranger Paint Dabber in Lemonade (you can NEVER have enough paint dabbers - those things are HANDY!).  2 new release Prima stamps & one older one (the butterfly), some misted gauze, the chipboard, rub ons & the obligatory mesh tape :)

Prima abounds on this layout.  New Anna Maria papers, new black
 alphas, all stamps, bling flourishes, tickets, tags, flairs,
 metals,brads, flowers, bark hearts & a wooden camera! 
Overloaded perhaps but it makes me happy :)

Lindy's EP's used :- 
Candy Cane Red {Mad Hatter Collection}
Pumpkin Fiests & Sunset Yellow Orange 
{Prairie Wildflower Collection}.

A tip to achieve a chunkier look with your embossing powder:-
Invest in an Embossing Dabber by Ranger - that way you can
emboss layer after layer so you get varying thicknesses & it
doesn't leave a dead straight line like your embossing pad does!


Adriana B said...

Everything looks ROSY :), super duper page, your take on the sketch is fabulous and all the colour looks great :) love it all :)

JeLiBe@nZ said...

oh my Helen, this is just amazing! So rich in color and details - you really rock the sketch!

Lynette said...

Wow Helen. You have outdone yourself with this colourful work of art. I love how well the colours work together and your layers....yummy!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous colour & texture.....soooo much yumminess in here, Helen....I'm glad you've been able to srap, despite the mouth...I presume by now you're onto antibiotics???? Awful, awful trouble you've had.....

Sandi Smith said...

such a gorgeous burst of color with so many beautiful details...Hope you are feeling better!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is STUNNING!! I love love love the bright colors and the butterflies!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! And sorry you are still having mouth problems ... I hope it all gets resolved soon!!!

Mitra Pratt said...

Super cool! Really love all the splashes of color! Rock star!

Hope you feel better soon my friend! HUGS from NY

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Such beautiful work! Sorry to hear about your complications with having your wisdom teeth removed! That sucks!! Hugs! xo

yyam said...

Oh wow. That is layers and layers of yummy textures! I really should start using my embossing powders.

P/s: So sorry about your dental woes. Wished you had yours done in Singapore...I had mine removed without incident.

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous page the vibrancy and your take on the sketch! ;-)

sandi said...

Wow! Love this! So bold and brilliant!

Lynnda said...

Oh my Helen... This is so stunning! The colors... the embellishments simply matched beautifully ... You nailed it... hugs..x

Margaret Mifsud said...

So sorry to hear you are still having so much trouble with the wisdom teeth but your work is still amazing. You put so much colour and pizazz into your pieces they are just fabulous. There is always so much to look at and to love. Marvelous take on the sketch. Absolutely gorgeous!!! ox

Czekoczyna said...

Gorgeous page, Helen! Thank you so much for sharing and wishing you all best :*

Tracey Sabella said...

Oh Helen, what a gorgeous page. Your love for your family really shines here and your background and embellies are just amazing!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Jasmine S said...

Your style is just rocking at the moment Helen. Your mixed media backgrounds are amazing and the colours just pop. Awesome.

Eila Sandberg said...

How is your mouth now? hopefully the meds kicked in really good and made their job. No doubt about it, you really love your family! Colour certainly is your forte and the result is always amazing. Love this one too! xoxo