Thursday, 17 April 2014

"70's Rhodesia" Layout - Inkido - Close-ups!






Hi Everyone!  Back today to share the close-ups of my layout for Inkido, from yesterday.


I worked with the latest INKIDO mood board for April.
Read about the latest challenge HERE.


I didn't stick to the colours (as you can see!) but rather
 used the concept, which is "Your Roots" to create a layout
 around a photo I've had printed out for years!


Please refer to my Inkido post, linked
 above, for the Inkido products used.


I used lots of mists on this one, as well as dry-wall
 tape, cheese-cloth, staples & a metallic silver doily.


I used lots of gesso to tone down the shades of purple.  
{Taking time to get used to the "Pantone Colour of the Year!"}


For my cluster I used a mixture of texture & elements,
 starting with misted cheesecloth, Prima crystal swirls
 & metals, Inkido flowers & Martha Stewart doily flowers.


I also used some old jewellery which I cut up to create a 
tassle for my flower cluster & the centre of one of my butterflies.


To create my butterflies I stamped my Inkido
 butterfly stamp onto Inkido paper then fussy-cut 
around them, adding some mist & gesso after that.


I stamped some butterflies around the edge
 of my page, so that they were only partially visible.


Definitely not my usual colours here & not too sure about the result
but happy to have this important photograph & sentiment documented.


Thanks so much for your visit today!  



13 comments:

Aline Marengo said...

So beautiful!
I loved it!

Gayle Price said...

Beautiful, soft textural page. Love this one Helen !

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely AMAZING!! WOW!!!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Well, you may not be too sure about the result, but I am positive it is absolutely stunning!!! Love the soft colour, it really makes that photo stand out, and the embellishments and stamping etc. is absolute perfection!! This is such a beautiful page Helen and, after reading the caption at the bottom of the photo, perhaps there is a little sadness there too. It's wonderful that you were able to document this ... Love it!! ox

Dara Lynn said...

Gorgeous creation Helen! Had to spend time looking at all the tidbits of love and layers! Such talent...never second guess yourself!

Elaine coustley said...

Layout is so lovely. Just love that beautiful photo. Background work is fabulous , the cluster is divine and the colours are just perfect.x

Mitra Pratt said...

You really captured the lovely with the tinge of sad underneath. It's like we can feel what is in your heart throught the mists, layers, and butterflies. Great to have you back!

dstandard said...

Gorgeous - you have truly captured what is inside you and your feelings! Beautiful!

dstandard said...

Gorgeous - you have truly captured what is inside you and your feelings! Beautiful!

dstandard said...

Gorgeous - you have truly captured what is inside you and your feelings! Beautiful!

Ульяна и Полина said...

Как красиво!!!

Cindy Keogh said...

Stunning Helen! Absolutely gorgeous!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Well, I think your results are awesome! Such an important thing to capture as well. Love the photos from your daughter's graduation. Congrats to her on her hard work!