Sunday, 16 November 2014

'Special Memories' Layout - Mixed Media Place - Paperdhviznik Challenges







Hello again everyone!
Just rushing in with a layout for a couple of challenges,
both of which are closing very soon!


This month I took part in the latest challenge up at Mixed Media Place,
 one of my FAVORITE sites to visit!  Their challenges are thought-provoking,
really creative & worthwhile, not just prompts to get you going.  

This challenge requires you to use BLACK, WHITE, GREY 
plus ONE OTHER COLOUR.  I chose ANTIQUE GOLD!!


I went for an unusual diagonal design prompted by a sketch over at
PAPERDVIZHNIK HERE & thought these Prima Cartographer
Papers were perfect for the Colour Challenge AND the Sketch Challenge!
I have learnt over the years that layouts with limited colour schemes
 end up packing way more of a punch than those with too many colours, 
but being such a colourful person myself I do find it difficult to stick
 to this rule & often get a bit carried away!


I used Finnabair's {for Prima} Copper Crackle paste & Heavy Gesso
 dry-brushed on this page as well as lots of yummy chipboard pieces,
mostly from 2Crafty Chipboard , plus of course PLENTY of Prima blooms!


I used a lot of inking to bring out the different shades of gold to add more depth to my page.


 Cartographer is my favourite Summer 2014 Release from Prima. 
 It is just so rich & gorgeous!!


Thanks to all who swing by for a visit every now & then!
I appreciate it more than you know!!




19 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful earthy tones making for a gorgeous masculine design.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Lizzy Hill said...

Love it! New fave - that's how much punch this one packs for me:) The diagonals are sublime & that photo of the elder & junior....fab!!!

Mitra Pratt said...

WOW! I had to jump ahead to see if you used a sketch! Love the color you picked to go along with the challenge and really love this page! The circle you added really makes a huge punch!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the circles against the side stripes and loveeee the flowers!!!!

Lynette Jacobs said...

The gold was the perfect colour tomgo with this palette. Stunning page with such lovely texture and I love the way you used flowers on such a masculine page xx

jelissa mei said...

I LOVE your take on the color and sketch challenge Helen! the amount of detailing and layering is just amazing! love the way you used your gold accents on the embellishments and title as well. another beauty!

Helen Wallace said...

Love, love, the muted tones and the sketch you used for this stand out layout. New fave for me :D

Zeneva Kovic said...

Gorgeous! So dramatic. LOVE the addition of antique gold. The detail and composition are simply divine!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic layout Helen! Love all the layers and beautiful photo! All the blossoms make for a fabulous background!

Heather Jacob said...

wow wow wow Helen this is absolutely brilliant .. so eye catching and striking .... pure delight , rich and stunning work .. love xoox

yyam said...

Really cool. That diagonal patterned paper really adds a graphic punch. And I love how you "framed" the photo. Nicely done!

Denise van Deventer said...

Fabulous page Helen! Such a gorgeous design and the elements perfect! A super, special photo too! A definite favourite for me! ;-)

Val Thorpe said...

Love this grungy masculine layout and the gold looks wonderful ... Love the photo. Special moments indeed.

Pascale B. said...

So beautiful Helen! The design is gorgeous!!! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!!!

Riikka Kovasin said...

What a fabulous take on the challenge! Lovely layout! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

LindaBrun said...

Beautiful. Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

Brenda Caldow said...

Beautiful layout. Love your mixed media work everything about it is beautiful.

Annie Claxton said...

Wow! that simple earthy colour scheme is really stunning and I love all the texture you've creative with lots of different yummy stuff! what a brilliant sketch too - oooh I need more time in the day I really do :o)

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow! What a totally stunning masculine layout. You have such a great eye!