Monday, 4 August 2014

"DJ Rise" Layout - Scrap 365 Pinterest Article {Prima Free Spirit- 3rdEyeCrafts - Faber Castell Gelatos}





Hi everyone!  Here is the layout that accompanies my article
 "Pinspired" in the June/July 2014 issue of Scrap 365 Magazine UK.


I'm really proud {in a good way!} of the article as it was taken on board 
at my suggestion.  Never did I imagine that one day I would be working 
for a scrapbooking magazine, sharing what I love, let along actually 
coming up with the articles at times!  It's wonderful how time, 
experience & courage to chase your dreams pays off at times.


The article, which I can't share here, is all about Pinterest & how you can
 use images to inspire your scrapbooking.  That is what I did for this page - 
after creating a mini mood-board by making up a collage in Picasa.


My base paper comes from Prima's new Free Spirit Collection {Groovy},
misted up with a few different colours of Lindy's Stamp Gang mists, then
stamped over with the Funky Flower & Cubed stamps from 3rd Eye Crafts.
I also coloured some of the stamped elements using green, blue & yellow 
Gelatos.  I really should use them more as they give such a unique effect.



I also used a Prima {by Ingvild Bolme} Jeans Plate & Road Sign - perfect masculine embellishments.  Plus a couple of different types of mesh from the Hardware store.


I wrote my title free-hand using black office ink on a watercolour brush - 
onto white cardstock then fussy-cut it out.  Easy & really cheap!! 

 Rise is my son's DJ name & the name he uses on social media
 such as Sound Cloud.  Both my sons are very musical which is
 quite a surprise to me as I am not someone who listens to a lot
 of music at all or is even very discerning about it. 
 I have learnt so much from them though.  

Thanks for the visit - I appreciate it!




14 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

A wonderful design with wonderful rich vibrant colours.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Lizzy Hill said...

I really enjoyed your article & it all looks just as fabulous here, too:):))

dstandard said...

Fabulous page and such rich color on this!

Helen Wallace said...

Bold, rich and grungy - the perfect combo :D

Sue said...

Such beauty!!!!! Thank you for sharing.
SuZeQ

JulieK said...

It is a shame Scrap 365 I'd being discontinued. It was one of my favourite magazines

Linda Eggleton said...

Love the arty feel to this one Helen...an awesome masculine page!

Glad to hear you are enjoying writing your articles....I have been loving it too for SBM. I have to decide the topic for all mine (with keeping in the theme of graphic, rather than arty)....it's been fun!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Love the grunge twist to your gorgeous Pinterest inspiration Helen. Perfect guy layout! I might have to use that board sometime.;)

So happy that you are enjoying your magazine experience and your personal growth and confidence. You totally inspire people with your creations and ideas everyday my friend.:)

Eila Sandberg said...

Love seeing what inspires people on Pinterest and how we interpret it into our work. This is wonderful Helen! rich and bold, brill page for Mr Rise himself. Hey how clever is that title!! looks like a die-cut from one of the big names :)) xoxo

Sue Lelli said...

So Exciting! LOVE the LO and the interest board! Those photos are Wonderful to scrap, Helen!

jelissa mei said...

great page Helen, love to see how Pinterest has inspired you

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous boy page....love that photo of your son! Loved reading your article too....so sad really that this magazine is no longer....it was my absolute favourite! I received a note in the post that my subscription will be transferred to the other magazine, where the middle section will have some scrappy pages! I guess it's better than nothing!

Val Thorpe said...

Yes I love Pinterest too but never thought to use it like this. I am a bit technically challenged. Love your take on it. Love the layout.

Bellaidea said...

Great page!