Saturday, 6 June 2015

Selphie Queens - Studio 75 - Yummy Collection
Studio 75 Monthly Challenge - METAL!

Hello everyone!  Oooh I'm happy that my blog is nice & busy at the beginning
of a new month!!  This page is for Studio 75 - as a challenge example, for 
Challenge 6, by Amy Voorthuis, to use METAL on your project.

Now all you need to do is use ONE piece of metal minimum but you all know that
restraint ain't my middle name so I ended up using a whole whack of it but it
sure was fun digging in my metal box!!

The papers & tags come from one of Studio 75's new collections - YUMMY - 
& it is full of beautiful papers in natural shades with some lovely pops
 of colour in butter yellow & paprika red, yup I just made those names up! 
 I am on a roll tonight....

You can see the full collection HERE in their online store.
Anyone local to South Africa, if you want anything you see I can order it for you
to come along with my next Design Team order, so your postage will work out cheaper.

The page is about my eldest daughter & her new friend here, Jess.  They are two peas 
in a pod when it comes to make-up & grooming.  Durban girls have a reputation for 
being smoking HOT!  Literally, as a young person here there is a lot of pressure to 
SIZZLE!!  These two have the fake tans & eyelashes down to a fine art  & sure
 know how to strut their stuff & they get the best selfies together!

For my mixed media background I used a messy technique that I just LOVE!
One I learnt from Riikka Kovasin, who is a very talented Finnish Scrapbooker
with a prolific You-Tube channel.  It involves squidging out some white acrylic
 paint onto a plastic sheet {a fancy name for a plastic bag split open} then spraying
 on some colours {obviously NOT on top of one another} swirling with a wooden 
skewer or the like, then pressing your page face down into it.  Yummy! 

 I had the idea for my composition already so I made sure that my paint & mist was 
restricted to the full side of my page on the right, down to a point in the centre of the
 vertical side on the left - in other words in a large triangle. See the video HERE.

I used a stack of the patterned papers behind my photo & held them all in place 
with my stapler, which not only looks great as it creates loose layers
 {all the rage just in case you didn't know!} but also saves money on glue!!  

Well thanks for the visit today & please play along in the STUDIO 75 CHALLENGE
 with us if you can - you don't even need to use their products & there is a 30 zloty
 {R90} prize pack for the merit winner, posted internationally!


Lizzy Hill said...

Gorgeous page for your gorgeous girl & her mate....Sizzling hot indeedy! And that little title with the's way cute:) Love your 'messy' bg work, as always....& good on you getting your metal on, too!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Oh, thing I EVER bought was my long arm stapler after you mentioned on your blog at some stage. Love it sooo much!!!

Lizzyc said...

This looks amazing! Love the colours! Love the photo angled like that!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooo gorgeous! I love love love the colors, the layers and the flowers!!!!!

Mitralee said...

Rockstar paprika red! love the metal! Super cool page and pretty girls! They are smoking hot so suppose that is why you went with the red! ;-) Hugs!

Helen Wallace said...

Yep 'Smoking' is the perfect desciption for these gorgeous gals. Love the eclectic page you created to enhance them. I agree Riikka is such an inspirational Artist and so are you my dear. TFS

Lynette Jacobs said...

Gorgeous page...beautiful layers.

Val-Belle said...

Perfect layout for two hotties. I remember those days. Love all the stuff on the page too :D

Kathy Bradley said...

Helen, what an awesome page. I love the background, layers and stacks behind the photo - love the staple idea.

Denise van Deventer said...

Wowsers...such a beauty of a page! The colouring and styling so eye catching! Love this one! ;-)