Thursday, 13 February 2014

Obsessed with Penguins! Layout {Lindy's Stamp Gang February Colour Challenge}

Remember I have a Valentine's Giveaway 
this month - just click  HERE.

Hi everyone!  I am still away with limited internet access but am in a coffee shop right now so that I can share the latest FEBRUARY COLOUR CHALLENGE  up at LINDY'S STAMP GANG right now.

There are some simple rules for it up on the blog HERE
& a linky tool in the sidebar, that you upload to.

You only need to use 2 of the colours.  Thereafter you can use 
white, black or craft.  I used some box (triple core) board as 
my base, which I ripped & tore to reveal the inner corregation
 in some parts.  This is a wonderful way to start any mixed media
 layout as it gives you instant texture & is totally free!

I limited my colours to BLUE HAWAIIAN BLUE & TEA POT PURPLE 
Starburst sprays & toned them both down using 

***I dry-brushed gesso over the top too!***

I used Lindy's Stamp Gang glitter on my
 Prima flower too - Steel Shimmer.

I tucked in some flourishes from 2Crafty Chipboard,
 which are mainly raw but randomly glitter dipped.
Those yummy steel look alphas are from Tim Holtz.

I used the 6 inch Prima Damask mask for texture, together with some
 texture paste.  I embellished with a little dyed cheesecloth 
& some Webster's Pages tinsel from a few years back now.

Lindy's Stamp Gang Products used :-

Blue Hawaiian Blue, Tea Pot Purple & Frozen Jack Frost Starburst Sprays 
Morning Glory Azure & Hollyhock Scarlet Plum Embossing Powders
Glitter - Down The Rabbit Hole Henna & Steel Shimmer

Remember there are always great prizes to be won for this challenge!


Suzi said...

Soooo pretty!

Keren Tamir said...

Beautiful LO. And beautiful mixed media techniques.

Sandi Clarkson said...

What an amazing piece! I just want to reach out and touch it! Glad you are finally home and settling in!

Lizzy Hill said...

Nice one, Helen...especially like the cardboard backing & also those alphas are YUMMY!!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a stunning page Helen! Love the design and the gorgeous colours! It's really fabulous! Thanks so much for all the love you left on my blog, I really appreciate it! Sorry I have been a bit slow on yours...but my work has been interferring with my play!!!! ;-)

Eila Sandberg said...

Me too! love them alphas and the tinsel! What a bummer with your power outages, would drive me bonkers. xoxox

Denise Price said...

I am obsessed with penguins too, LOL! They are just so cute. And here in MN, where we have snow almost half the year, I can use penguin-themed decorations in my home for several months.

Of course, I know that penguins are not just a cold weather animal. I suppose you get to see real penguins at your beaches pretty often there in Durban, eh?

Linda Eggleton said...

oooh this is stunning, Helen! Absolutely love what you've done on the background & the overall design of the layout. Sensational work :))

yyam said...

Amazing textures. Really love the way you framed the photo.

topkatnz said...

Thanks, I think a lot of feeds have dropped off my reader...mmmm...hx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Stunning page Helen!!! Love the colours and textures ... awesome!! Think I'll have to come here from fb from now on or I'm going to miss too much. Love your work!!! ox

Marilyn said...

Amazing page Helen! the textures looks awesome and I love corrugated!a new fave! Take care, hugs!