Friday, 28 February 2014

Love That Pose Layout - 2Crafty Chipboard {Prima BAP} Paperdvizhnik POSE challenge!

Hello Everyone!  I've been away in Cape Town this week, so was very busy finishing off my Design Team work for this very short month before I left, hence no blogging!  I had a fantastic time there with my older son, who turns 19 next month.  I also have a March birthday so my darling hubby treated us to a night away so we could attend the Eminem concert.  

We are both massive fans despite being totally anti-swearing {Eminem is known for not mincing his words at all} but I am crazy about the English language & meaningful lyrics & he can't be beat for his story telling.  I also love authenticity - and am known for my straight talking - I call a spade a spade & don't beat about the bush - so we have that in common - minus the bad language!

Anyway - back to business!!  I'm live over at the 2Crafty blog this week HERE with a couple of new shares.  One of them uses the Prima BAP so needs to be shared today so I can link up, as the challenge closes in a matter of hours :)  

I loved the February Prima BAP as I'm a layered scrapbooker & there was plenty of opportunity to embellish...

I don't generally enjoy following sketches as my layout design 
is often pretty predictable.  {I enjoy centering my photo/s
 & favour a diagonal design} but I did love this sketch
 as it is so interesting & has a lot going on!

I am also entering this layout over at one of my favourite 
challenge sites - Paperdvizhnik for their POSE challenge.
There are still a couple of days left to enter the challenge -
click on the link above if you are interested to enter!

It gave me the opportunity to use just about
 all my favourite things all on the same page!

I used the "Love You" title but I cut off the "you" & saved it for a future project.
I embossed the title with Venus Violet Blue from Lindy's Stamp Gang.

I also used the "Chicken Wire" sheet behind the photograph,
which I cut up into 3 different pieces, each tucked just a tiny
bit beneath the photo - to give the ILLUSION that it extends 
all the way underneath the photo.  GREAT WAY TO SAVE!

I used one branch from the "Leafy Shrub Set 2", which I 
coloured using Adirondack Brights Alcohol Ink in Pool & Raspberry.

I misted some cheesecloth pale lilac then dabbed it with matching alcohol ink 
& adhered it with some dabs of hot glue before attaching the chipboard on top.

  For fine chipboard pieces my go-to glue is Tombo Mono Adhesive
 as it has such a fine tip which works perfectly for precision application.

Lastly I used 3 out of 6 "Indian Feathers" which I treated 
with droplets of alcohol ink, which blended into each
 other beautifully {pink & blue = purple!}



Marisol said...


zenevak said...

Stunning layout! Love the rich colours and all the interesting layers and texture. Gorgeous photo too...ah, to be young again!

Eila Sandberg said...

BEAUTIFUL vibrant jewel colours on this one! alas had no time to make the BAP last month. Love how you have picked up the colours of their clothes in all the embellishments and background work. This is a smashing page Helen!!
Lucky you to go on a concert with your darling boy and Eminem, don't have to ask if you had a good time :)) Mwah mwah mwah!

yyam said...

Gosh...that is one spectacular backdrop....totally yummy. You've gone pretty complex with your textural layering this year...very visually appealing.

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous page Helen and this sketch was certainly one for you!!!! Love your take and a beautiful, gorgeous one at that!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Oh, I haven't seen this one! Love these jewel tones and all the fabulous chipboard treatments! Such a great project .. lots of chippys but not overdone. Glad you had a little get-away and time with your son! That's always a treat!

Tusia Lech said...

Beautiful colors! Beautiful photo. Beautiful background. Everything is beautiful Helen! Thank you for playing with as at Paperdvizhnik.

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow, love the vibrant colours & amazing layers & textures here, Helen. So many beautiful details to admire :)

ALINE said...

This is gorgeous!!!