Wednesday, 15 January 2014

'Georgia' Layout - Scrap Around The World - 7Dots/Prima/2Crafty/Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hello Hello!!  Yes I am still HERE!!!
Schools went back today {our academic year starts in mid-January here}
so 2 out of 4 kids are back to a routine now & soon my older 2 will be
heading off again to university.  So things will eventually calm down!

Here are the close-ups of my Scrap Around The World layout this month,
based on our current mood board.  You still have 2 weeks to play
 along & we have some fabulous prizes on offer as usual!

I used a photo I took recently, of my daughter's best friend, Georgia, as she LOVES the beach, so the mood board
 reminded me of her straight away. 

 I was also really inspired by the soft pinks & the embossed flowers on the teacups,which prompted me to dig out some old die-cut floral paper by Basic Grey, which I sprayed pink {using the reverse side}.  
The rustic baskets inspired me to use the beige netting incorporated into my layers & the raw wood furniture prompted me to use the 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces, leaving some of them in their raw state.  

The flowers in the basket inspired me to use the rosemary wreaths fussy-cut from the Prima Optimist papers & I chose to use chipboard Hibiscus flowers as they are typical tropical flowers. 

 My doodling was inspired by the teacup designs & my messy twine bow by the bottom right image in the mood board.  I also used plastic pebble embellishments inspired by the same image.

My base paper is 7 Dots "Messy Head" - Beautiful pale papers, which I sprayed lightly with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists in Cotton Candy Pink, Pretty in Pink Pink (from their new "Totally '80's" Collection} & Azure Sea Asters {blue}Starburst Sprays.

2 Crafty chipboard pieces used are:-  Chicken Wire 6" Sakura Flowers, Summer Leaf Stems, Chicken Wire Panel.  Embossing Powder used on Flowers is Lindy's Stamp Gang - Hydrangea Blue Mauve.

I added in some vellum & some dry-wall tape as
 I love layering but wanted to keep a light feel.

Journalling cards are also from 7 Dots Messy Head 
Collection.  I tore some elements for a casual feel.

The black & white elements come
 from Prima - The Optimist Collection.

I used the "You & Me" sentiment & tied my journalling in by 
documenting some of the things the girls have in common.

Lots of layers but still relatively flat so
 practical for storage in an album sleeve.

I use a Ranger embossing dabber for my embossing 
{as opposed to an embossing pad} as I love the random,
uneven look it creates, where some of the piece is left raw.

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Happy Hump Day!!!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooo gorgeous!! I love love love love the colors, the layers and the chipboard bits!!!!!

Lynn said...

So many beautiful elements to look at on your project! Absolutely stunning.

Ульяна и Полина said...

Как красиво!!!

Heather Jacob said...

stunning with a capital S xoxo

Val-Belle said...

A really beautiful layout. I love this look I just can't achieve it...I have come to the conclusion that you can love something that is just not your style...and now I have to be ok with that....:D

Lynnda said...

So beautiful! Loving all the embellishments used on this LO.... Hugs...x

Helen Wallace said...

Love your richly layered style Helen and the ability to combine disparate elements in harmony...It's a gift and I'm so happy you share it with the rest of us. Yummy :D

Chantal Vandenberg said...

So beautiful, Helen!!

Linda Eggleton said...

Brilliant layout, Helen...fabulous layers & textures & I am loving all the 2crafty CB mixed in there!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love the gorgeous colours on this one Helen and the fab layering ... absolutely beautiful!!! A really stunning page!! ox

sandi said...

Beautiful! The stenciling, the layers, the mix.....all so perfectly done! Your pages are always so dreamy looking! <3!

Tusia Lech said...

I love it! Every single detail!!! I pinned it to 7 Dots Studio pinterest board :) xxx

Eila Sandberg said...

This is beautiful, really really beautiful Helen! so many wonderful details and layers here! xoxox

Desire Fourie said...

Love all the layering and textures.
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