Saturday, 19 July 2014

"Chips, Chips!" Layout
Prima Product Pick {Prima Marketing}

Hi there!  Happy Weekend to you!!  A sad one for me with my 2 older kids heading 
back to university in the morning.  Miss them so much when they are gone
 & have loved having them home for a few weeks.

Finally I got the PPP done for July!  Here below is the sample "mood board".
I'm not big on blue but I was happy when my page was done :)

I used some straws that are locally available & am now in love with the idea!
I bought some pink & white ones too so expect to see more of them!!

Somehow straws have a celebratory, party vibe, yes?!
Perfect for my daughter's photo & celebration of her favourite food!!
Here we call them Chips but also known as French Fries :)

I used so many different Prima collections here.  
Base paper from the Delight Collection, paper strips from the Divine collection,
some stickers from 2011 - so long ago I can't remember the name!

Also Prima bling, Prima flowers & these lovely big Prima resist alphas.
I have had them for ages & only just got into the Resist items now, rather late!
The trick I've learnt is to ink up then add water to activate the resist, using a 
paint brush.  Oh my goodness the effects are awesome!!

Also used a Prima mask, Prima crochet flowers, Ingvild Bolme for Prima
chalk ink, a paperclip from the Free Spirit collection, some older paper
(2011) & some 2013 stickers.  All in all at least SIX collections not 
including the stamps, mask & the flowers & bling.

Thanks to participating in the Prima Challenges twice a month for over
a year now I am actually making quite a dent in my Prima stash & so
looking forward to their new collections landing on South African shores!


Lizzy Hill said...

New fave alert!!!! LOOOVE your blues & you're right, the straws are FAB!!!! And we call em chips too & I'll eat fat ones, skinny ones....crunchy & even soggy ones. But that's not why this is a's the light touch you've used here.....& of course, those clusters are DELISH!!!! You will miss ur kids..but more creative time, right???!!!!!

Ульяна и Полина said...


Helen Wallace said...

Stunning photo of your Baby girl.. Yep, we call them chips in Oz too. Gorgeous page using the straws and the MM, as usual is perfection :D

zenevak said...

Gorgeous! Love your use of blue. Was just over at Prima looking at all their new products - divine! A happy day for you when they land on your shores!:-)
PS: Thank you for your very kind words on my blog. Very touched.

Val-Belle said...

Oh I likey this layout too. The 'blue' looks fab and the photo is perfect with the writing on it... love the straws and the background. Love it.

Sandi Clarkson said...

This is fabulous! Love the whole concept .. and those straws are dabomb! I must give those a try!

Jean Bullock said...

Fabulous ... as usual!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Gorgeous layout! Way to use up your stash too. I used to do their challenges regularly a few years ago too but got out of doing them when I had to slow down my scrapping due to work demands. I should try to get back into it though as many of those I created from their challenges are some of my faves.

Francesca Biancon said...

wow, grate paint effect!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Awesome Helen!! Love the colour and the straws are brilliant!! Gorgeous photo and fabulous texture as always!! Love this!! ox

Marjie Kemper said...

Your daughter is so beautiful, and your photos are always so sharp. Love this LO and all your special embellies (straws, too!)

yyam said...

Really cool. I love the layers and textures. Amazing colours!

Lynette Jacobs said...

YOur page is beautiful, so rich in texture and it.

Creative Mayhem said...

For blue not really being your fave you did a fantastic job on this layout. The words on the photo are a great addition. Chips are my downfall LOL

Linda Eggleton said...

Oh this is stunning, Helen!! Loving the colours & all that gorgeous texture! Awesome design it all :)
We call them chips too here in Aus!