Sunday, 20 April 2014

'A Special Bond' Layout - Scrap 365 Feb/Mar 2014 Issue - Prima/Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hello again!  Today I am sharing another layout featured earlier this year in Scrap 365 Magazine, which you can subscribe to HERE.  It is an English based magazine but anyone, anywhere can subscribe at a reasonable rate.  It is bi-monthly so produces 6 issues per year, each packed with ideas & eye candy.  It covers EVERYTHING from easy to advanced, with many different styles included & one of the regular galleries is the PDQ - which stands for "Pretty Darn Quick!" - pages that can easily be recreated in an hour or less...


My layouts usually take me about 3 times that long so I always 
play along with the PDQ if given the opportunity as it is a fun challenge.  


Using a patterned background paper is always a good 
starting point as it immediately adds more detail!


Being a mixed media gal I can't resist adding just a touch 
& splattering is quick & easy & can be dried off quickly.


I used a selection of Prima flowers & embellishments, each with a different colour, texture
 or pattern.  Selection is key when working speedily.  I keep my stash well organised so I
 can find things easily.  I use open topped baskets & containers so I can fish about in them 
or tip them out & pour them back in.  Definitely a quick way to stay tidy but still be efficient.


I misted up the doilies then dried them off quickly.
  If you keep your heat gun plugged in and have craft tweezers 
at the ready this need not take more than a few minutes.


If I'm pushed for time I use my glue gun to
 adhere everything as the bond is so instant.
It is a lethal weapon though so be careful!


Thanks for looking!  Remember to check out the Scrap 365 blog 
HERE, it is full of interesting posts on a regular basis!!


16 comments:

yyam said...

Very soft and pretty!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors and those doilies!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Your page is BEAUTIFUL, Helen!

Lizzy Hill said...

Really lovely ...love the ways you use flowers & I REALLY like the hot pink doily peeking out, too:):)

Val Thorpe said...

Lovely layout and I love the hot pink too... lovely black and white photo...

Bellaidea said...

Great page and your blog looks lovely!

dstandard said...

Beautiful photo and gorgeous page!

Lynette said...

Beautiful page. I love all the little bits and bobs you added.

Keren Tamir said...

love this layout!! and congrats on your new blog look its fantastic. love the banner so much!!

Jean Bullock said...

Very pretty and your new "look" is great.

Aline Marengo said...

This page is very beautiful!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Such a special page! Love the hot pink. Great new look to the blog as well. Always fun to freshen things up a bit!

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous page and love this collection from Prima! Love that the design is clean and one is focused on the super photo and can still appreciate the gorgeous patterned papers! Love this!

Elaine coustley said...

Just gorgeous. Great work with the doilies. I would like to be able to follow your style of keeping your stash organised I'm hopeless at that. x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Beautiful page Helen and so different from the previous one!!! Love that you used the photo in black and white, makes it really stand out and I adore the hot pink doilies ... brilliant!!! Absolutely love this!! ox

Linda Eggleton said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!