Thursday, 8 May 2014

'Where there is Love" Layout {Prima Promotion for Scrap 365} The Stationer's Desk/Cartographer






Hi Everyone!  Exciting times for me today!!  I am up on the Scrap 365 blog 
with 3 layouts made especially for the Prima Marketing Inc. Promotion
 we are having over there at the moment.


I was sent the Stationer's Desk Collection pack, along with a few packs
 of their embellishments & flowers, and added some of my own recent Prima
 stash into the mix too {Cartographer to be exact} to create a few pages.


I always try to match my background paper/s to my photograph & this paper
 {Roses are Red - B side} from Stationer's Desk was perfect, made even more so
 by lightly washing over some diluted acrylic paints that I spread over thinly with 
my fingers.  This is really the best way to get a good flow exactly as you want it :)


All my stickers & alphas come from the Stationer's Desk Collection Pack with brads 
& sugar dots coming from Cartographer.  I used some embroidery threads for 
texture underneath & some Prima stitching stamps.


I also used some Prima sequinned "Raja" Centres in Gold, some off-cut embossed
 chipboard from a previous project, & my old faithful Prima brick stamp to add
 some more interest to the background.  I hardly ever use an acrylic block!


Above you can see more clearly the effect of spreading the acrylic paints with your
 fingers as opposed to a sponge or card/spreader.  The effect is so much prettier.
The paper-clips come from the Stationer's Desk collection & are called "Typewriter
Keys"- they are a new addition to the Prima embellishments through all their lines
& are one of my favourite embellishments.  I love that they are androgynous 
& anything metal always gets me!


To build up my background I also used stickers & papers from the Stationer's 
Desk collection, cut into small pieces & often torn on one side for more texture.

I will be back again tomorrow with my next layout for Scrap 365/Prima!
Thanks so much for visiting!!




12 comments:

Lizzyc said...

Beautiful layout!

Svjetlana said...

Beautiful layout, love your background!

Lizzy Hill said...

Yum!! Gorgeous papers....I can see you enjoyed playing with them:):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooo gorgeous! I love love love the colors, the bricks, the flowers and those clips!!!!!

Heather Jacob said...

wow o wow o wow !!!!!! stunning work Helen and this is perfection plus, fabulous BG work too xooxxo

dstandard said...

Such a gorgeous page! Beautiful work and always love your detailed explanation on how you created your page!

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous page Helen! Loving the background....a super collection too...love the colours! ;-)

luv46kdz said...

Just beautiful :) I 'm going to guess that's your son? What gorgeous children you have :) Great work Helen, lovely,

Paula

Sandi Clarkson said...

Fabulous job on the bg. I so love this collection! Prima really nailed it this year with all these fab papers especially!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Stunning page Helen!! Love the colours and the background work is awesome as always!! Beautifully done!! ox

Eila Sandberg said...

PERFECT photo to go with the collection, super super beautiful with the pops of red. Have some projects not yet shared that I created with this collection too, as Sandi C says - Prima really nailed their collections this winter/spring. Cannot wait to see what they will release at the summer CHA. Hope you're having a really good weekend! hugs hugs hugs

Eila Sandberg said...

PERFECT photo to go with the collection, super super beautiful with the pops of red. Have some projects not yet shared that I created with this collection too, as Sandi C says - Prima really nailed their collections this winter/spring. Cannot wait to see what they will release at the summer CHA. Hope you're having a really good weekend! hugs hugs hugs