Monday, 25 October 2010

Everyday Bliss {Layout Share}

Good Morning Blog People!  Yes I have been suffering from scrapbooking withdrawals so started this challenge after all my busy weekend plans were over & have just finished it now!  It's due in any minute over here.  A sketch challenge using the sketch below.

I spent ages cutting out the hearts - because I don't have a heart punch would you believe?!  Definitely GOTTA get one - high time!!  So I cut out FIFTEEN of the things - and ended up only using 6!  Oh well - at least I have some pre-prepared home-made embellishments for another layout ;-D

Supplies:-  White Bazzill Cardstock Swiss Dot.  Various printed papers plus journaling sticker from October Afternoon Fly A Kite line.  Yellow Cardstock - Colourmates.  White Thread.  Turquoise "Pretty Colour" pigment ink.  Yellow Vellum.  White Flocked ribbon {from Stationery Store for wrapping gifts}  Making Memories "Lovestruck" alphas & yellow brad.  American Crafts ribbon.  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adage Ticket.  Echo Park Sweet Summertime sentiment sticker & blue swirl.  Creative Memories navy blue journaling pen {12 manufacturers}.
I've been dying to use this ticket for FOREVER as I have a whole book full of them!  I hope people will realise that the title of this layout is "Everyday Bliss"  {I showed it to my son & he said "Hmmm... Everyday?..." }!
I made this here little embellie by adding part of the Echo Park Swirl underneath the heart.  It was too big to fit under the photo so I chopped a piece off & used it here instead!  Have you noticed that vellum is making a bit of a comeback?  That's some there under the heart {another heart in yellow vellum}.
I wanted this layout to be really summery so as soon as I saw this photo I pulled out the white cardstock.  I love the embossed dots of the Swiss Dot.  I wanted a few co-ordinating papers that were fresh & modern so I actually used the back-side of some OA journaling cards, which worked out perfectly.  I've had the wide, flocked ribbon for YEARS & wanted to use it to create a WHITE ON WHITE {monotone} look.  I adhered wide double-sided tape to the entire back-side of the ribbon then just crunched/bent it along as I went. 

***For the hearts I cut them out then glued them all onto the yellow cardstock, then cut around them with my pinking shears, folded them in half using my bone-folder, then cut out another, slightly larger heart from the yellow vellum & adhered both hearts together lightly in the centre using a small glue dot.  I used another small glue dot to stick the hearts to the cardstock for ease of stitching.***

I needed to post this here now in order to get my challenge in on time ;-D  Have a great week!


Shayne said...

Very impressed with all that cutting out - you have far more patience that me!

Lovely LO (again)!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Gorgeous...I have been wanting to scrap that Pagemap. You did it marvelously.

CathQuillScrap said...

Lovely layout.... love the days of the week ribbon too... nicely done

Pearl said...

cool in every way, Helen ! love those 3 d hearts ! worth all the heart work !!! lol i think your handwriting would look nice if you hand stitch over them too ) if they are bigger like for a title or subtitle - ok don't skin me now ! ;)

Ella Swan said...

Thanks Pearl - I appreciate the input. I was actually thinking of writing the title "Everyday" with a fineliner pen then cutting around the whole word but I was too tired LOL!! Look out for something like that though - or the stitching maybe too ;-D soon!

jessica_haley555 said...

Great work. I love the sewing you did through the layered hearts. It looks really good!

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Monique Liedtke said...

Great layout Helen!! I printed the sketch too but in the end didn't have the time :-(
Love your stitching and how you adhered that ribbon!!

Jessy Christopher said...

That is a beautiful sketch and you definitely did justice to it!! I love those hearts and the colors are awesome!! Oh yeah the ribbon is just perfect!

iris said...

love your take on the sketch and the way you mixed different products!

Cassie said...

This is gorgeous!
I love all the white space and texture!!

LG said...

This is so gorgeous! I love your take to the sketch

Ella Swan said...

OOOH thanks girls! Made all that *heart work* as Pearl so cleverly put it - all worthwhile ;-D

Diana said...

Yeah, a heart punch is a must have. Though I have two and hardly use them. One of them is shaped funny. Big daughter uses them though! lol
Great LO!