Sunday, 2 February 2014

"Gateway to Growing Up" Layout - Lindy's Stamp Gang {Prima/2 Crafty Chipboard}

Hi everyone!  Wow did you see the end of the month whizzing by?!?  
Such a crazy silly time & lots to share now!!  New challenges up at 
Lindy's Stamp Gang & Scrap Around The World but for now 
let's finish off January!  I have my monthly blog post & video up 
at Lindy's Stamp Gang at the moment HERE.


Hi everyone!  HELEN here with you for my January project, post & video.
I have a page full of Lindy’s Stamp Gang possibilities, to share with you today!!
I started out with watercolour paper for my base, which I treated with
Cowabunga Copper Starburst Spray, applied with a sponge, gradually
adding more & more water up towards the top, for an ombre effect.
I used Bodacious Blush & Midnight Rendevous Raven for misting
& splattering over the top of my ombre background.  All 3 mists
come from the “Totally 80′s”set available HERE.
For additional texture I added some cheesecloth, which I applied using gel medium
then went over with gesso.  I glittered up my butterflies randomly using
”Pretty in Pink”glitter from the ”Totally 80′s” art glitter set available here.
I used some beautiful, sturdy chipboard from 2 Crafty Chipboard {Australia}
& embossed it using “Midnight Copper Obsidian” embossing powder, sponged with gesso.
For the leafy stems, also from 2Crafty Chipboard, I used Tannenbaum Green Gold
Embossing Powder, also sponged over with gesso.
I used some beautiful Prima “Bella” flowers, which I treated to a coating
of “Pretty in Pink” Starburst spray misting, followed by a dab of gel medium
then a light coating of “Pretty in Pink”glitter too.
I randomly glitter-dipped the butterflies into Bodacious Blush art glitter.
I love the softness the cheesecloth gives & adhering with gel medium
is perfect for it & sponging with gesso adds extra adhesion plus an artsy look.
I also used some lovely gold/silver combo twine which I bunched up under each flower
before hot-gluing it in place.  
Have a fabulous & creative weekend!!


Unknown said...

Beautiful page!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Lots of great art going on here, Helen! Loving those greens leaves ... and that fence is this dabomb!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooo gorgeous!! LOVING the colors, the flowers and those butterflies!!!!!!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Well, I've already seen the video & it's a beauty!!! Love this one & loved watching you create it:):)

Tracee said...
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Tracee said...

Love all the techniques you used. Beautiful layout Tx

butterfly said...

Such a cool layout - love the gates and those fluttering butterflies!
Alison x

ALINE said...

It is gorgeous!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Stunning page Helen. Love what you did with your chipboard. Embossing? Your girls are so pretty.

Lynnda said...

What a beautiful page Helen!... SO breathtaking! Hugs...x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love this page Helen!! Watched your video and it was fabulous ... loved watching you put all this together!! Absolutely stunning work!!! ox

Unknown said...

I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you and yours.

sandi said...

Gorgeous! Everything looks beautiful together! That fence is stunning and the added flowers and swirls are the perfect additions for this gorgeous page!

yyam said...

Oh wow. Amazing all the glitter!

Miae said...

Beautiful page Helen! I do love how you've altered everything on this page, especially that chipboard gate!

Terhi Koskinen said...

Helen, just found your blog - seen your creations here and there, and now that I found my way here...Just can't stop reading!
Love your style and love your creations <3
Have a great day :)

Eila Sandberg said...

Always love watching your videos Helen! such a beautiful page too, the blingy butterflies are magnificent! xoxox

Linda Eggleton said...

Such a beautiful how you've used the 2crafty pieces :) also loving the mesh tape & pieces of muslin - such awesome added texture :)