Saturday, 26 April 2014

"Together" Layout - Prima Product Pick - April 2014 {Something Blue/Anna Marie/Ingvild Bolme}

Hello everyone!  Yes I went quiet this week but was VERY productive!! 
 I was off-grid most evenings as I had FIVE layouts that I wanted &
 needed to get done & I finished up the last one last night!!  Happy!!!

April 2014 ppp

This is my entry into this month's Prima Product Pick, which is 
their monthly Colour/Product Challenge.   I have tried to play
along with EVERY Prima challenge in the last year {2 per month}
& for the most part I have managed.  I LOVE them, especially 
the Product Picks as I am not so much of a sketch girl!

I used some very pretty base paper from the "Something Blue" collection 
{Announcement} which is a Wedding Collection but I bought quite a bit
of it as it is very pretty & can be used for quite a bit I think.  

I don't think I'll ever computer journal again.  I am so much happier
hand-writing on my layouts & I think it's so much more artistic &
authentic.  I wanted to keep this layout really light in keeping with
the pretty, pale "mood board"so I used a Prima small Damask
mask on my background, with white modelling paste then went
over it with a couple of mists with water & a paint-brush.

I couldn't resist grunging it up a bit but kept it very minimal
so that everything would stay pretty & feminine.  I snapped
the oval Ingvild Bolme resin in half {which was a bit scary to
do but it worked!!} so that I could add it to the layers under
my photo.  {gold doilies, gold mesh & crochet doilies} & I
inked the resins up a bit too & stamped on them so they
were no longer quite so stark.  I added some slightly
older "Anna Marie"brads as they were nice clear colours.

I also used some older Ingvild Bolme resins that I've had for
what feels like YEARS!  The bird-house ones.  I bought 2
sets because I thought they were SO pretty but somehow
 they've never made it onto a page yet, so I used a full set 
here & they were absolutely perfect for this layout!

Thanks for the visit!  I hope you are all having a LOVELY 
weekend!!  I am SO happy that Monday is a holiday here
{Freedom Day} as I have a LOT to finish off before the
 end of this month comes about on Wednesday!  TTFN♥


Violette said...

This is gorgeous Helen! The general design, the color combo and all these little détails to look at! And the topic... I hope my daugthers will still love each other as much as today when they will be grown :-)

Desire Fourie said...

So beautiful with a wonderful shabby chic feel. Precious photo.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Kathy G. said...

Helen this is beautiful. Love the colors. I agree with you - handwritten journaling is much better.

Patricia said...

If I had such a pretty hand writing, I would use it more as well!!! Your daughters are beauties! Love the soft touches of this page....

Jean Bullock said...

Oh, I love it. The photo is so sweet and the colors and layout are just perfect for it. And let's not forget the embellishment. ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

Lynette Jacobs said...

Beautiful! I love the different doilies, the gold and the art fully placed resin embellishments.

Lizzy Hill said...

It is a really lovely, pretty page & those resins are MAGICAL....I'm glad you've actually used them,! Playing along twice a month [mostly] is pretty awesome...good on you! Your girls look so happy here...good role modeling going on, methinks - always a plus!!!

Tracey said...

This is just beautiful Helen!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooo gorgeous! I love love love the colors and the butterflies!!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful layout Helen!

Ульяна и Полина said...

Как красиво!!!

Linda Eggleton said...

Such a beautiful layout & photo! Love the layering of all the doilies...the stunning colours & fabulous background texture...just beautiful!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Beautiful!!! Love the colour and the layered doilies and, of course, the awesome textures on the background. Your girls look so lovely in that photo and you must be so pleased that they get on well together ... always a bonus!! Absolutely love this Helen .. so girlie and really gorgeous!!! ox

Evelyn Walter said...

Very beautiful page! Your daughters are pretty and it´s great that they are so good friends too. Your embellishing is gorgeous, love that page!
xx Evelyn

Mitralee said...

Love the colors and the light and airy feel! The resins are perfect! So pretty the yellow ribbon!

Tracee said...

Love this,such a pretty delicate look! Tx

dstandard said...

Such a beautiful page Helen! Gorgeous and such pretty girls as well!

Cindy Keogh said...

SO soft and stunning Helen! Absolutely gorgeous. :)

ALINE said...

This page is pretty!

Sandi Clarkson said...

What a wonderfully fresh page! Love these colors together!

Helen Wallace said...

Absolutely charming photo of your two lovelies and your page is divine :D

Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful the design...and such a pretty photo! Love the accents and super as always! ;-)