Thursday, 1 October 2015

Always be Joyful Layout
Scrap Around The World October 2015






Hi Everyone!  Today I joyously present to you this HAPPY layout I created,
 thanks to the inspiration of the wonderfully talented Heather McMahon of 
Australia, using her new October mood board at Scrap Around The World.


With the addition of some white cardstock I got those colours popping!!


I used a local South African company to print these
 photos directly off my Instagram account HERE.


They print either the Polaroid style of the Photo Booth (strip) style
which work great for the more 'everyday' type photos, where you
don't want to devote an entire page to a single photo.


The theme of my page is THANKFULNESS {gratitude}
& counting my daily blessings in life {the little things}.


It's one for my own personal album, so it's just about ME - 
 no photos of kids! Sometimes it's important to remember 
your needs as an individual, even as a Mum!


For my background  I used gelatos as nothing beats their opacity & vibrancy.


I blended them using a paper serviette as I find that
 baby-wipes cause pilling of the cardstock.


I also using the gelatos to stamp with, which creates a lovely watercolour look.


Most of my flowers, bling & embellishments come from Prima of course :)


I used my bubble stencil with some texture paste
 to emulate the bubble image on the mood board.


I'll be back tomorrow to share all the wonderful SATW PRIZES!


& of course I would love to see you joining in & playing along :)




12 comments:

Vasso Sofou said...

I love it!!!! so inspiring!!! Great job!

Heather McMahon said...

This is totally amazing Helen! I love the photo strips, the words mixed through, the pops of colour - everything! Woot!

Lizzy Hill said...

Totally BRILLIANT....it's a blast just to scrap for yourself, I reckon & you've used that moodboard soooo beautifully! ADORE it!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the flowers and the design...wow!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynette Jacobs said...

So gorgeous and colourful...you really rocked this one. Great in texture, layering and detail.

Joi at RR said...

Oh Helen - I just ADORE this. Everything about it is WONDERFUL. The colors just totally make me happy - giddy - thrilled. All my favorites - bright and bold are here. The bubble textures are so neat. And I love your sentiments too. Isn't it a great feeling when we realize that what we have is enough? I'm so blessed to have enough for the today and leaving tomorrow to faith and prayers! YOUR artistic creation touched my heart. Thanks bunches. Hugs. j.

Sanderijn de Bruin said...

Just amazing! Such a stunning page Helen! Love it, it totally fits the moodboard!

Kathy Bradley said...

What a most beautiful and happy page! I love all the photos and embellies. Your journaling/sentiments are awesome. Just looking at your page makes me smile - love it!

Kris Berc said...

This is fabulous, Helen! So full of color and so much joy!

Margaret Mifsud said...

What a fabulous mood board and your interpretation is totally brilliant!! Gorgeous bright and happy colours, and isn't it nice sometimes to make something just for yourself?? I love the theme, the design, the textures, the quotes .. everything is just spectacular!! Totally in awe of your talent!! Looooveee this!! xx

Deena said...

Such a gorgeous mood board to start with and then your layout does it justice. The colour and texture together is just amazing.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Totally in love with this one! I'm not usually into rainbow themes but wow, this is gorgeous! It's a stunner!