Friday, 7 February 2014

"I Love You Both" Layout - Scrap Around The World February 2014 Mood Board

Hi everyone!  I'm a little MIA online at the moment as I am away for a while with my 2 eldest kids, getting them all settled in to university life.  We had a very eventful journey here, which included a couple of wrong turns which set us back a couple of hours!!  None of us has a great sense of direction LOL!  We are all quite exhausted as it is very hot & we don't have the luxury of air-conditioning, like we do at home!!  I'm sitting in a coffee shop right now {in order to get me some wifi!} enjoying a "Freezachino"which is a very icy coffee!!  YUM!!!

Today I'm sharing my Scrap Around The World layout with you in full.  
Above is our FEBRUARY MOOD BOARD by Christin Gronnslett of Norway. 
 Very cool isn't it?  

You can see our TEAM A REVEAL HERE, we have a big team now so we have
 2 REVEALS A MONTH NOW with the 2nd one coming up on the 16th.  

We also have our WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT HERE from January - we announce on 
the 4th of each month - it's tough as the voting & correlating of votes is a mammoth task
 but it's best to get it out of the way rather than keeping people waiting weeks on end...

What I love about challenge sites is that one really gets an opportunity to just play
 & get creative!  There is no pressure to showcase any particular product & it also 
provides a great opportunity to use up that excess stash that we all accumulate.  

I used some old Fancy Pants mottled paper for my base, which I spattered lightly 
with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists & some stamped gesso circles.  The lovely
 printed & die-cut butterflies are ones I've had in my stash for a couple of
 years now, won in a RAK & sent all the way from Malaysia:)

As usual I layered up a number of eclectic elements underneath my photograph.
  Flowers {from Prima of course!}, half a large doily from Etsy, as well as a pack of stickers 
from My Mind's Eye {Quite Contrary Collection} & some gold thickers from American Crafts.

I like to go for the "non-obvious"route with our mood-boards, to show our players that they don't have to do a traditional Valentine's layout for example.  I also like to work with the 
photos I have already to hand, that I print in batches, as that streamlines my work process.

Here I used a Bella Flower from Prima that I sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang mist then 
edged with Prima {Ingvild Bolme} ink then pushed into an archival ink pad for the black edging. 
 I created a double bow with some red/gold off-cut ribbon, in keeping with the colours.  

I also used a beautiful hand-made embellishment above my flower, sent to me by my
 sweet online friend, Mitra from America, which I have been saving for the perfect page! 

 I added in a few flower stems - twisted into tendrils, & a couple of Maya Road
 stick-pins.  They are great for adding in some extra tactile interest.

Lastly I used some Webster's Pages "Bloomers"ribbon {off-cut} tucked in above my photo
 & some black rubber mesh at the side {this is great for bringing in a bit of black here
 & there when necessary to balance things out}.  

Our challenge runs until the very last day of February, & closes at midnight EST.  
We have some fantastic prizes as usual.  Check out our reveal post for details
 of those or scroll down to my previous post.

Supplies List for "I Love You Both" Layout

Patterned Paper - Fancy Pants
Gesso - Ranger {Claudine Helmuth Studio}
Mists - Lindy's Stamp Gang - Marigold Yellow Orange,
Cheshire Cat Cherry, T-Bird Turquoise, Screamin' Black Banshee
& Pretty in Pink Pink
Ink - Prima {Ingvild Bolme} Fall Leaf Chalk Ink
Ranger - Black Archival Ink
Flowers - all Prima Marketing Inc.
Bloomers Ribbon - Webster's Pages
Heart Stick Pins - Maya Road
Doily - Etsy
Glitter Thickers - American Crafts
Journaling Pens - American Crafts & Tsukineko
Butterfly Die-cuts, Black rubber mesh, handmade
 floral embellishment, red/gold ribbon & staples - stash


Please try to play along at Scrap Around The World!

We work hard there to bring you a really easy-to-participate
in challenge just once a month but every 4th day we feature
Guest Designers, Guest Teams, Guest Educators & Featured
Youtubers so it's all happening!!   

We also ensure SIX AWESOME PRIZES each month to give 
you all the incentive you need to get your memories scrapped :) 

You can follow us on Blog Lovin' HERE



alexandra s.m. said...

This is so incredibly beautiful and your children are angels!
Thank You Helen, good luck with everything!

Amy Voorthuis said...

I had the chance to work with some Lindy's sprays and embossingpowders and I'm in love!! Your layout is STUNNING thank you for the inspiration xxx Amy

Riikka Kovasin said...

So stunning!

Susanne said...

Since stunning has already been voiced, I say splendid!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Lovely page! Love the cleaner look on this one...and the photo is so eye catching! Beautiful!

Eila Sandberg said...

He he does stundid count as a word?! love that pom-pom ribbon and the wonderful soft background work. Always fab photos of your beautiful kids! Hugs,

Linda Eggleton said...

This one is so colourful and cheery...amazing detail, as always. Your kids are gorgeous & so photogenic!!

yyam said...

This is such a happy layout! I love the rainbow coloured splatters. :)