Tuesday, 8 October 2013

'You are so Beautiful Together' Layout {Flourish with a Bling October Challenge} Prima





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This month I am the challenge host over at 
Flourish With a Bling HERE.

The challenge is simple!

Helen's EASY Mixed Media Challenge

1.  Of course you must use some FWAB!  
Which you can buy HERE.

2.  You need to use at least one wet medium 
{for example paint, mist, ink}.

3.  You need to break out the stamps & use
 at least ONE stamp on your project!

That's it!!

In return you can win a whole pack of FWAB product!
Then you will be able to enter many more of our challenges 
without spending another cent!  Good deal?!  I think so!!

**To play along just follow the instructions above then upload your
 creation into the Flourish with a Bling Gallery HERE into the
correct file (you will see a drop down menu then you need
to select) DT Helen Tilbury October Mixed Media Challenge ]
and YOU ARE ENTERED!**


I started by using gesso on my patterned paper, applied with an old credit card.  This is the quickest & easiest way to apply it - just blob it on your page directly by tipping the jar & adding it to the centre of your layout then spreading it out. This way there is minimal mess.  I reseal the jar immediately & wipe off the credit card with a baby wipe straight after use.


I used the Chloe Pearl Flourish in Olive Green, available HERE.  
I almost always cut my flourishes up into smaller pieces to 
suit the proportions of my page.  More economical too!!


The gorgeous black flowers, as well as the cream ones are also
 available from FWAB!  They are a new release & they are lovely!!  
You can buy the large black Madison Flowers in packs of 3 for
 $3 HERE.  Such a reasonable price!  The cream Elise flowers are 
slightly smaller, with a satin finish as opposed to the chiffon 
finish of the larger Madison flowers, and are available in packs 
of 4 for $3 HERE.  Tons of gorgeous colours to choose from too!!


My patterned papers, resin roses, stickers 
& wooden ticket are all from Prima.


To add more of a mixed media look I added some metal mesh 
{see above image} & some rubber mesh {see the image above
 this one}, both of which I painted over with white acrylic paint.  

I then also spritzed with some Lindy's Stamp Gang "Starbursts"
mists which changed some of the paint to lime yellow & green.


I layered underneath my photo with some old camera film, the two types of mesh, a couple of patterned paper prints plus some corrugated board that I dabbed with a Gold Ranger Paint Dabber.


I distressed the edges of my papers using my Making Memories 
Distressing Tool.  I added a couple of big splodges of black 
acrylic paint for dramatic effect.  Drying it off with a heat
 gun close to the surface created the lovely crackled texture. 
 Lastly I stamped the butterflies.



I hope that you will play along with my Mixed Media challenge at 
Flourish With a Bling!  See the challenge post directly HERE.  

If you haven't yet jumped on the Mixed Media Bandwagon 
hop on board!!  It really is such fun & there are no mistakes!!



It's all just cool, playful fun & soon you will be feeling
 like a kid in art class again!!  Play around & start experimenting
 - the more you do it the more you will LOVE it!!!



16 comments:

Cathy said...

Beautiful LO Helen, love the black and white with little hints of colour!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

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

Riikka Kovasin said...

Loving all the details and painty touches! <3

Marelize said...

Such beautiful eye candy Helen! Love how you always explain how you've achieved certain effects on your layout. Thank you for sharing. :)

Sandi Smith said...

so gorgeous Helen...so many beautiful details to looks at!

sandi said...

Wow Helen this is gorgeous! The layers look amazing.....beautiful, beautiful!

Lizzy Hill said...

The title should be 'THIS is so beautiful ' LOL .... It is!!!!! And those flowers are very reasonable priced, too.....loooove those black ones....love the touches of black, they some strength, I reckon:)):))))) hope the teeth...well, mouth, is feeling better....

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love this page Helen, so much going on and so much to see!!! Absolutely stunning!!! ox

yyam said...

Oh wow. This rocks. I especially LOVE the crackled effect with the acrylic paint and heat gun.

Lynnda said...

This is so gorgeous Helen!... so many beautiful details here! ... Totally swoon!... You rock!.... hugs...x

Zeneva Kovic said...

Awesome page! Everything works so well together! LOVE it!...Beautiful photo, too!

Val Thorpe said...

Love this layout... my fave part is the thick black paint with a heat tool... love the effect it gives you. The FWAB stuff is so reasonable I think I have to order some NOW!.. Love your work so much :D I got my gelatos from Limor yesterday... just finished a layout for CSI now I can play :D :D :D

Eila Sandberg said...

How cool to use the sweet Pixie Glen as your backing paper, smashing combo with the other striking acoûtrements in black and lime. Always a sucker for bling, the swirls are just soooo pretty. Hugs,

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning, I love how the touches of black makes the colours pop even more.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Marjie Kemper said...

Another beautiful LO! Love the contrast of the bright bling and dark textures too... and how you layer and repeat part of the photo. Very cool!

Lynette said...

Beautiful layering and the texture is awesome. I love how lovely the black flowers look on this page.