Sunday, 27 April 2014

"Remember This Moment" Layout - Prima Build-a-Page Challenge - April 2014

Hi there!  I am back to share my next layout with you today - for Prima's BAP
 {Build-a-Page} Challenge which is their monthly sketch challenge.  I have various
 photos of my daughter on her Graduation day at university so some of them were
 perfect for this multi-photo sketch.  I have no problem with 2 or 3 photos on a layout. 
 More than that makes it tricky for me to keep my style unless they are credit card sized!

BAP april 2014 mani

The Stationer's Desk Collection is great for formal & academic layouts, in serious black
 & deep red tones.  It creates a classy page!  I used some wonderful Prima stitched
 circle stamps in keeping with the sketch inspiration & substituted the stamping
 on the top for my hand-journaling instead.

The flowers I used are from the Cartographer Collection.  Yes they were actually
 a great match!  I also used some LOVELY metals from the latest Ingvild Bolme
 Collections, that are always IRRESISTIBLE! 

I used gesso & paper towels to add texture, as well as some dry-wall tape & gauze.
As the colour palette here is pretty neutral {greys, beiges, golds, blacks & deep reds}
I made sure to keep my layout full of textural interest to keep it from becoming
too formal as that would not be in keeping with my signature style.

I love how the journaling turned out & loving the Stationer's Desk words!

Brads & paper-clips from both collections & some white liquid spray acrylic
 I made myself!  It is thick & delicious!!  {well not too eat but looks good!!!}

Stacking photos in groups is a great way to hide distracting elements.  
The central photo had quite a crowd in the background, some of
which I managed to cover up with the photo to the right here.
I printed out my photos with a fine black border for this page
as it added to the formal, academic look of it.

Thanks for stopping by today.  
I hope your weekend was wonderful!


Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful and sophisticated. Just like your daughter.

Lizzy Hill said...

The black border round the photos is a perfect the colours you've gone with here & those flowers...even though I'm not a flower peep...look AWESOME:):)

Gayle Price said...

Love this page ! So many beautiful layers and textures. What a clever AND beautiful daughter you have. x

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Woohooo!! Congratulations again to your dear daughter. I love how she dressed on her graduation day, so gorgeous!! And of course the page you made too! This layout is obviously outstanding with the colors, photos, and all.

Have not been here for quite some time, hope you are doing good, which I think you are, judging from your IG and FB :)))

Tracey said...


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooo gorgeous! I love love love the photos and those flowers!!!

dstandard said...

Totally gorgeous page - love your layers and the gorgeous flowers!

ALINE said...

This page is pretty!
I loved it!

Sandi Clarkson said...

What a fantastic take on the challenge! I love this collection and agree that it's so perfect for these more formal occasions! BTW .. your kids are all beautiful! =)

Lynette Jacobs said...

Beautiful page Helen. So sophisticated and rich in texture. Love everything about it.

Allie Marie said...

Helen this is just gorgeous, and congrats to your daughter, just stunning colours!!

Helen Wallace said...

An elegant and classy page Helen, just like your DD. Congrats to her and to you, for raising such a remarkable young woman :D

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! This is totally stunning ... so elegant and sophisticated! Stunning photos of your beautiful Daughter and the flowers are simply gorgeous and absolutely perfect. Also love the cluster of circles around the photos ... magic!! Absolutely divine work Helen!!! ox

Riikka Kovasin said...

So stunning! <3

Svjetlana said...

Beautiful page!

Carin McDonough said...

Stunning layout Helen, perfect for those graduation photos of your beautiful daughter, what a proud Mommy you must be! :)

Lynnda said...

Beautiful and your dd is so pretty !! Such an inspirational layout!! Hugs x

Elaine coustley said...

I knew you do wonders with your daughters graduation photo . I just love this , colours flowers & the awesome background. x

alexandra s.m. said...

Breathtaking GORGEOUS Helen!
YOur DD and your layout ;)

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous page Helen and your daughter is just beautiful! Congratulations on her's super! Love the colours of your page and the papers are just perfect for the occasion! A special page and anyone can see is created with so much heart! x

Paula Calvanico said...

Hi Helen :) I don't know now the heck I wasn't a follower of your blog, but I am now :)

First off, your daughter is just beautiful. How proud I know you must be. Your layout is just lovely. All the layers, marvelous. Awesome inspiration <3


Alison said...

Hi Helen...long time no visit....apologies! always a fabulous layout, and many Congrats on the Graduation!
Alison xx

yyam said...

Very classy piece. Love the dark colour palette...there's a mysterious air about it that is rather appealing!

Sue Lelli said...

First, your daughter is Stunning! And second, I LOVE THE LAYERS AND COLORS YOU USED! Gorgeous layout, Helen!