Saturday, 11 January 2014

Scrap 365 Magazine/Mixed Media Place Collaborative Blog Hop!

Hello again!
I'm back again after a short holiday away with my family.
I decided to take a break from blogging as public Wifi in South Africa
is expensive & problematic & I also wanted some much needed family time.

I'm back today with another blog hop!  This time Scrap 365 Magazine {UK}
has teamed up with Mixed Media Place {now owned by Finnabair & based in 
Ireland}.  We are getting your scrapping New Year off to a flying start!!

One of the things that we are very conscious of here at Scrap 365 HQ
 is that if you are new to scrapping it can be really overwhelming 
with the choice of products to use & the host of styles to emulate….
the same could be said even if you’re more experienced!

So we have decided that 2014 is the year to get BACK to BASICS!! 
It doesn’t matter if you have been scrapping for ten years or ten days...
you will be sure to learn something new along the way!

Mixed Media Place has very kindly donated a couple of 
marvellous prizes to either add to your stash or to get you started.

In order to be in with a chance to win you need to :-

1.  Sign up to follow Scrap365 blog HERE on the
 Followers Gadget with the thumbnail images.

2.  Sign up to follow the Mixed Media Place blog 
HERE, using the Followers Gadget with the
thumbnail images.

3.  Sign up as a follower of the blogs on the
blog list where you are leaving your comments,
using the Followers Gadget with the thumbnail
images, so please remember to become
 a follower of my blog too, if you are not
 one already,thank you!

4.   Like Scrap 365 on Facebook HERE
Mixed Media Place on Facebook HERE.

5.  Leave me a comment telling me which
layout principle you are going to try!

{Optional - we would LOVE to see your
take on the principles so if you get a page
done using one of them don't forget to
 upload it to the Scrap 365 Facebook page :)

WE ARE HOPPING FOR 3 DAYS - 11, 12, 13 JANUARY 2014 - 
on the Scrap 365 blog shortly afterwards :)

Our January Blog Hop is all about layout principles.

 Our editor found this fabulous prompt on Pinterest, 
courtesy of SuzyQ Scraps -

It really sums up the beginnings of every layout.
So come with us and see how this sketch turns 
into some glorious pieces of art.

 I used the lovely OPTIMIST collection from Prima,
 for my layout - based on Principle 10 - MOVEMENT & FLOW.

One of the ways to get a flow going on your layout is to simply work from one side
 to the other, ensuring that your elements touch & overlap so they are not floating
 alone & are all connected to each other.

 I used Prima flowers & sugar dots, together with
Paper Bakery flairs, to embellish my page.

Adding leaves & tendrils {the green metal wire stems from the
 flowers, twisted around a skewer} keeps things interesting 
& textural & saves on the cost of flowers :)

Using co-ordinating papers from the same collection 
is a sure way to ensure that your layout flows beautifully.

Light mixed media work is quick & easy to achieve & also helps to keep a layout looking co-hesive.  Here I splattered Lindy's Stamp Gang mists across my cardstock before I began adhering my patterned papers, then finished off with a yellow gelato from Design Memory Craft {Faber Castell} rubbed along the perimeter of the print to merge it into the white card.

 Here is a list of all the blogs you need to visit along the way - Happy Hopping!

THIS IS ME! Helen Tilbury  YOU ARE HERE!!


Anonymous said...

Helen this is an absolutely beautiful representation of the principle and a stunning layout to boot! Brilliantly and simply explained too :) Thank you so much for being part of the Blog Hop. You are a star :)

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

The colors are the best!
I love the post, too!!

Elaine coustley said...

Beautiful layout using the "Movement & Flow " principle. Just adore the colours of those beautiful flowers.
This is a principle I must try. x

justi said...

I didn't understand this #10 rule and could not imaggine how to tranfer it on art. Thank you for your scrap because now I understand very well what does it mean :)) It's beautiful!!!

Jenny Marples said...

Thank you for that explanation of movement and flow. It really helps to make sense of all of this. Jenny x

Jimjams said...

Those flowers do indeed flow across the page (via the photo) - lovely!

Pascale B. Scrap said...

Beautiful Layout !!! Love the way you interprete the principle

Desire Fourie said...

Glad you had a break and could recharge those batteries. Your layout is stunning and I love the chalk board effect and of course the subject is super gorgeous.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Michelle said...

Gorgeous work as always M x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Glad you had a great vacation!! I love love love love your lo!!! I loveeeeeee the chalk bits, the splatters and those gorgeous flowers!!!!!!!

Giorgia Rossini said...

beautiful page! I love this blog hop so much, I didn't know all those rules - I would try some!

Eila Sandberg said...

So glad you had a wonderful time on your vacay! equally happy to have you back :) Love the beautiful flow and details of your page Helen! xoxo

corinne de france MARCH said...

belle réalisation Helen , j'aime noir!
je vais essayer N° 9

Jayne said...

Beautiful Helen, I do love the contrast of the black with the pastels.....thanks for sharing.

langeatheart said...

I love this idea. I would like to work with more texture on my pages. It makes sense to work from one side to the other. I usually work from the middle out. I love your work and am a huge fan and was already a follower of anything Scrap 365! Now I follow Mixed Media place. Can't wait to see and learn more! Thanks! All the best! Pam

Sandi Clarkson said...

Wow, Helen! What a gorgeous layout! Love all the contrast!

ForgedinPaper said...

Love the colours on this LO. I like the alignment principle.

Heather Jacob said...

pure and utter delight... captivating and beautiful x

Lynette Jacobs said...

You do so good at movement and flow. Stunning page.

butterfly said...

Love this version of Movement and Flow - it's probably what I'll go for.. that, or Texture which is always part of what I do anyway! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration.
Alison x

Anonymous said...

This is such a fun and happy and wonderful layout!!

Maakari said...

So many details, gorgeous!

Paula said...

Gorgeous layout & great explanation of the principle!

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Helen! Love all the blossoms and all the inky goodness! Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

Love this collection!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Gorgeous Helen! Love your product choices as those item colours pop against the blk & wht. Great design and technique use too!:)

Margaret Mifsud said...

So pleased you had a wonderful break Helen, but happy to have you back too!! Love this page ... absolutely gorgeous!!! You explained the 'motion and flow' principle so well and made it so easy to understand. Just love everything about this page ... really beautiful!! oxox

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous page - the contrast is so beautiful and I love the quote.

Lynnda said...

So glad you had a great vacay with family!.... Loving your beautiful layout! Hugs....x

butterfly said...

Forgot to say - it's Movement and Flow for me - almost certainly with added Texture, knowing me!!
Thanks again for a great hop.
Alison x

BlackDamaskDesigns said...

Such a lovely layout Helen. Love how you have used the Lindy's and the Gelato on the background, looks amazing!

yyam said...

This is gorgeous! I love the use of black as a mat for all those pretty blooms!

I always use the visual triangle.

zenevak said...

Stunning layout! I LOVE it! The colours and composition all work together to make a super divine layout!

Monica said...

I like the movement here. Great flow and colors.

Riikka Kovasin said...

Really beautiful - gorgeous flower treatment!

Unknown said...

What a perfect example of movement - I love the undulating embellishments and pretty floral wave. Your contrast (another design tip) is spectacular!

Mitralee said...

Really LOVE this page Helen! It has some GREAT flow! ;-) And Flowers!