Monday, 11 November 2013

"My Ouma is 'n Rok-Ster' Layout {Flourish with a Bling} Prima BAP {Lindy's Stamp Gang}





Hello there!  I have this layout up today at Flourish with a Bling, where you can find all the product codes for the flourishes, together with links directly to their online store for each of them.  

I used 3 different flourishes -  in black, amethyst & red - & cut & rejoined them to make them multicoloured.  My Mother-in-Law's fashion style is outlandish so I wanted my page to reflect that!


I used this month's Prima BAP for my inspiration.  I wanted to use this particular photo so I went with it rather than 2 smaller ones as in the sketch, but I did try to place my embellishments in such a way that they were still in keeping with the sketch. With the larger size of the photo I ended up covering a lot more surface area :)


I have the story of the title on my post up at FWAB if you are interested in what it means & why I chose it :)  Everything but the bling comes from Prima, including the base paper, which is 'Darling' from the Delight Collection.


I created my misted background using Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst mists in Frolic in the Forest Black, Poinsettia Red Gold, Sweet Violet Purple Teal, Ramblin' Rose Pink & Glory of the Seas Gold.


Once I had my background mists in place I added some random strips of dry-wall tape & some stamping, using Prima & Kaisercraft stamps.  The blooms are an assortment from Prima Anna Marie, School Memorie, Everyday Vintage Collections plus some older & every day collections.


I also added some metals from Ingvild Bolme for Prima.  For the last few months I've been using my glue-gun so much more often & adhering most of my embellishments with hot glue.  It's incredibly strong & very reasonably priced & readily available to me in South Africa so I recommend it to my local readers.


I have another layout going up at FWAB tomorrow as well.  Right now I'm busy working on my LIndy's Stamp Gang project along with a video to go along with it, which will be up by the end of the week.


My large alphas come from Prima too.  I sprayed them with gold mist so they shimmer in real-life.  I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Thank you for your visit!




26 comments:

Erin Blegen said...

I know you put much time and love into this sweet layout :) I love these personal pages with the wonderful journaling- such a sweet tribute :)

You do beautiful work for FWAB- they are lucky to have you!!

xErin

Lizzy Hill said...

A woman who looks as comfortable in her own skin & not afraid to show that to the world deserves such a STUNNING page....it's 'out there' with those rocking colours...bit like Granny is, eh???!!!!!!!!!!!

Elaine coustley said...

A truly magnificent layout. Just so love all the bling & flowers , The colours are so bright & cheerful as with your subjects beautiful smile. x

Lynnda said...

GOODNESS me Helen! This Layout is absolutely STUNNING!!! I cant stop looking and admiring!!! So my new fave of yours... !! Loving the intense colors ...especially the background job!!!! Awesome.... hugs...x

Helen Wallace said...

Woo Hoo...you go Granny! She sounds like quite a gal. A splendidly colourful page to frame her style :)

Linda Eggleton said...

This is gorgeous, funky & grungy all rolled into one....amazing work, Helen!

Fi said...

Wow beautifully vibrant page that has captured your picture perfectly.

Val Thorpe said...

A fabulous granny needs a fabulous layout and you sure have given her that. I love the eclectic mix of stuff on the layout...it comes across beautifully to reinforce her style. Great job Helen.

sandi said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!! This looks wonderful in every way. Great use of swirls.

Kerryn said...

This is so cool Helen! The colours are rockin' too :).

Mitra Pratt said...

I always LOVE your photos of her! Very cool page with the bright colors! Blingerific!

Tracey Sabella said...

Oh so gorgeous!! I love how beautifully you created a sense of both love and fun in this amazing LO!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Peg Hewitt said...

Amazing! I adore all the bright colours, looks like they really suit her personality, and awesome subtle stamping, love it!

Sandi Clarkson said...

What a hip page! Totally love her style ... and yours as well!

yyam said...

Oh wow. You sure know how to rock the bling! Magnificent piece!

yyam said...

Oh wow. You sure know how to rock the bling! Magnificent piece!

Sandi Smith said...

Such a beautiful layout Helen and your MIL looks AWESOME!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Total Rok-STER!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee this!!! AWESOME colors and love love love the flowers and bling!!!!

Tusia Lech said...

Beautiful layout! And such a bold color combo! How do you find time for everything? :)

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a cool and vibrant page! Love the photo and also love the beautiful details! Your MIL is a cool tannie.... ;-)

Lynette said...

Love this page Helen. You have really managed to capture the essence of your mother-in-grace's personality. She is super cool.

Margaret Mifsud said...

What a fabulous and fun page Helen!! Your Mother-in-Law sounds like an amazingly vibrant woman who is not afraid to show the world her true colours. There should be more people like her out there!! I love the mix of colour on this page and the embellies are fabulous!! Totally stunning!! ox

Keren Tamir said...

she must be a hoot!! love her fashion sense!! her hair is awesome!! and I love the LO!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

I must be going silly in my old age!!?? I was sure I left a comment on this post but obviously not!! I really love this Helen. Your Mother-in-Law sounds like a very gracious lady who is not afraid to show her true colours and I think that's fabulous!! This page suits her to a tee!! Love it!! oxox

Belladonna said...

That's great!

Eila Sandberg said...

I always start smiling when I see your MIL, she is soooo not made of regular granny material! How fab to have such a fun, sparky person in your lives! You have done her beautiful justice with this page Helen!! hugs,