Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Special Dad Layout - Prima BAP Sketch - March 2015

Hi all!  Just flying in with another layout to keep things moving around here!
Here's my entry into Prima Marketing's monthly BAP sketch contest for March.

LOVELY sketch by Jen Snyder.  REALLY easy to work with & tearing has always been 
one of my fave, go-to techniques (there's actually an art to good tearing - no kidding!}

I'm loving hand journaling like this of late.  Directly onto the layout gives
 me the heeby geebies as I always journal right at the end & hate the
 thought of messing up all my hard work at the enth hour.  This way 
I can see how it looks before attaching it.  Ha!

Some lovely mist spatters.  LOVE the new Prima Color Bloom Sprays with
 their half-trigger function for nice, big,juicy splats!  Am using 13arts 
Splash! inks for the black & white because, as you can surely see, 
nothing beats the glossy opaque quality of these lovely, thick inks.  

Aaaah those Prima leaf dyes make me VERY happy.  I could keep turning
 that Big Shot handle ALL day just to see those pretty skeleton leaves 
emerging.  Hubby does say that I am easy to please!

I'm happy I managed to keep this page fairly simple yet still with some layering 
& splashes.  I'm more into simple these days & flatter is definitely more popular now.  

This patterned paper "Caffeine Fix"is my FAVOURITE PRIMA PAPER of 2014.
I loved it so much I bought dozens of sheets.  Am I the only one that does that?!?


Lizzyc said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the paper tearing and love those leaves too!

Lynette Jacobs said...

This is another stunning, love your tearing and the beautiful papers that you selected for this page. Love this sketch...maybe I must do my first BAP ;-P

Annie Claxton said...

Beautiful page Helen, I love all the torn edges and the way your ink splats bring out the colours of that gorgeous paper. What a fab sketch, may have a go at that one :o)

Val-Belle said...

That is one of the reasons that I journal in my own writing on the back of the layout. Love the way you did it here. I need to do more on the front. I hate my hand writing though :P I love the papers you used for this and the quote is perfect. Such a lovely pic of dad and his little girl. <3

Francesca Biancon said...

love this papers and the splatters ink (I hope it is right to say in this way, sorry for my english!!). great effect!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Very pretty layout around your wonderful family photo.

Mitralee said...

Love those leaves! It's a really pretty page, so cool! Glad you are digging your big shot!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow! This is stunning! LOVING the colors, the leaves and the flowers!!!!!

Unknown said...

Sweet LO, awesome sentiment!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love this ... totally gorgeous!! Love the torn papers and the colours are fabulous too!! Wonderful photo and a perfect quote to go with it!! Love this!! xx

Di Garling said...

Beautiful layout Helen and I so agree with you about be afraid to journal directly onto the page just in case you ruin a good layout, this way is perfect. love it.