Saturday, 19 April 2014

'You are my Happy' Layout - Scrap 365 Feb/Mar 2014 Issue - Prima





I have SO much to share that has been published in Scrap 365 magazine this year
 & I haven't yet shared!  We are required to wait one month until after publication 
so now I have got organised & set up & pre-scheduled my posts in advance, 
but that will only come to pass for posts from September onwards...


I created this layout for an article I wrote about the Mixed 
Media Craze & how to achieve a real mixed media layout.


I used lots of Prima products of course. 
 Their patterned paper & printed chipboard pieces,
 as well as their alphabet packaging for my layout base.


I also used lots of Ranger products too, as they are so great for Mixed Media 
projects.  Their paint dabbers are so nice to work with - to create mess
 without actually making it!  And their alcohol inks beat any mists for vibrancy!!


I also used Prima wooden alphas & Prima stamps on my background too.  
Gesso too of course.  I am really fussy when it comes to gesso & prefer 
Claudine Helmuth for Ranger, which has now been discontinued!!  
Apparently it is just repackaged but I will have to test & see!  It has the
 best luminance & variation depending on the amounts of coats one applies.


For texture I used different tapes, Prima ribbon & string dipped in paint!
  It was fun & pretty messy!!  It was also my first long article in a magazine
 & I was pretty stoked seeing it in print {it even got a little spot on the cover -
 one of the smaller pics!}  Remember to support print magazines & subscribe
 to Scrap 365 HERE.  Good value & they ship worldwide!!




15 comments:

dstandard said...

Such a cool page - congrats on the pub too! Awesome work!

Lizzy Hill said...

Fabulous mm & all those layers...awesome! You are soo much more organised than me....can't even remember what i did when....aah well:):)!!!!

Elaine coustley said...

Quite a lot going on with this layout. Love looking at all the bits & bobs you seem to be able to find the the right spot for. Great photo for a real mixed media layout. Love it. x

Sandi Clarkson said...

Lots of great texture and color on this one! The burlap background is so nice for contrast!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooo gorgeous!!! I am loving those colors and the textures!!!!!

Svjetlana said...

Gorgeous page! Got Scrap365 April/May issue and can't put it down, considering subscription now. Congratulations on your fantastic and useful article about getting into design team. Xx

Mitra Pratt said...

LOVELY LOVELY AND LOVELY! Really love the tones on this page! So very pretty!

Aline Marengo said...

So beautiful page! I loved it!

yyam said...

Wow. That background texture and eye candy...yum!

Val Thorpe said...

THis is a gorgeous artsy layout. Love the vibrant colour....

Bellaidea said...

Very happy and beautiful page

Lynette said...

Congratulations on the publication of this beautiful mixed media page.

Keren Tamir said...

great texture on this LO and love how you created it on the scrap piece of packaging!

Margaret Mifsud said...

A gorgeous arty page Helen .. there is so much going on!! Love all the layers and the glorious colours. A simply fabulous LO!! ox

Linda Eggleton said...

This looks great, Helen...so much awesomeness going on in the background, yet the photo is not lost in it all...brilliant work!