Saturday, 10 May 2014

"Love My Boy" Layout - Prima Promotion for Scrap 365 Magazine







                     Hi again!  Back today with my last layout for the Scrap 365 Prima Promotion!


Stationer's Desk proved to be a very versatile collection as I used it for a layout 
about my daughter & her boyfriend, one featuring my Dad in law with his new
 love & now here I've used it for a masculine page too!


I don't like strong, definitive papers.  I find them difficult to work with.  
All the Prima designs always have a soft touch to them, no matter 
which designer designs them.  Then of course there is always the B side, 
of which I am a HUGE fan!  


I used a Prima 12inch mask with modeling past for the raised grid design, 
which I echoed with the dry-wall tape & again with the brick wall stamp. 
 I also added some Prima packaging to my layers & some lovely gold
 Martha Stewart twine which naturally loops very nicely.


I did a lot of rolling & ripping on this layout to get the grunged up effect, 
alongside some strong misting & dripping. To tie the blooms in I droppered
 some mist onto them too as well as sponging on some gesso.


I added some of the new Prima bling to my page, together with a new Ingvild Bolme
 metal plate. I've used up almost my entire package of these already  - LOVE!


I really loved having the opportunity to work with so many new & lovely Prima
 products recently!  Thank you very much to Ali Parris at Scrap 365 for allowing me
 the opportunity to do so :)  & of course to Sharon Lakkonen for sending us each a 
yummy goody pack of Prima treasures to create with!  I hope you have enjoyed
 taking a peek at my creations.  Thank you for swinging by my way...

Check out the Prima blog here {if you don't already!} it's the one place I pop into 
almost daily as it really is a never ending source of eye candy & creative inspiration!



18 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Fabulous grunge page...love how you do boy flowers - they look awesome...& that check mask is perfect!!!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Love how the orange totally changes the look of these papers!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING those rich colors and the flowers!!!!!!!!

Sue Marrazzo said...

NICE look and subject!
Happy MOTHERS DAY!

Helen Wallace said...

Grungerama heaven....this is amazing :)

Theresa said...

love all those grungy layers. when I need inspiration for a project, I can always come look through your galleries and find it. thanks as always for sharing.

dstandard said...

Wonderful page with such rich mixed media background work!

Ava Gavloski said...

So well designed and embellished wonderfully Helen. Handsome young man, be proud...

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful page. Your son looks like a movie star!

butterfly said...

Totally fabulous layout - I love the colour palette and terrific grungy textures... fantastic!
Alison x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Gorgeous 'boy' page Helen, loooooveeee that you've used flowers and yet it is not at all feminine ... awesome!!! Fabulous colours and amazing texture. Totally stunning!!! ox

Marelize said...

I simply love this layout Helen! Such great techniques. Wonderful work! :)

Di Garling said...

Perfect boy layout, love the colours, the textures, actually LOOOOVE it all Helen. Cheers Di

Mitra Pratt said...

I really enjoyed these colors, especially that rust! and those flowers, so pretty! very manly!

Lynette said...

You do grunge so perfectly my friend. I love the colours and I love those pops of gold.

Denise van Deventer said...

Such a fabulous boy page...love the rusty and earthy colours!Super pic of your boy too! Loving this page! ;-)

Desire Fourie said...

A beautiful masculine design and who says flowers cant be masculine.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Eila Sandberg said...

So with you re the B side of most collections, LOVE the Stationer's Desk and what you have created with it! this is a brilliant masculine page!! xoxox