Friday, 18 March 2011

Her Time to Fly Layout [CR84FN/Let's Capture These Sketches}

I got this done yesterday for a site that's new to me - CR84FN - another colour challenge blog that seems to appeal mostly to cardmakers for some reason - although you can submit ANY type of papercraft project. 

I found another new {to me} site called Let's Capture These Sketches, with this beeeeeeyoooootiful sketch [No 73}that just happened to be perfect for the photo too!

I have been dying to use this Crate Paper Rainbow print, exclusively designed for Studio Calico, so decided now was the time!

I heavily inked the paper with 4 different shades of blue & tore one of the prints, all meant to emulate the sea & the waves as the photo was taken at Ushaka, our Water Park by the sea.
I embellished using butterflies and pearls as their trail, as they symbolise her flying off now that she is studying away from home.

I made that weird spikey embellishment there by sticking decorative pins to the back of a Basic Grey sentiment tab & the "Bon Voyage" element is about 100 years old, found in the bottom of my stash heap :)

As are the 2 little ladybugs, but they are sooooooo cute so I'm glad they finally have a home here!

Oh how I love those K & Co. paper butterflies from that die-cut a couple years you remember it?  A WHOLE SHEET of press out die-cut butterflies - alas I am almost finished them now :(

And a funny little tree shape that I cut from some scrapbook product packaging & added some butterflies too...

A bland corner at the top - very important IMO - to have a bit of "free space" to create a good balance & "rest the eye". 


Grey blue backing cardstock - Basic Grey
Blue inks - Colourox
Blue print - Basic Grey "Hopscotch" (Passing Notes) reverse side
Torn paper - Basic Grey "Boxer"
Rainbow Paper {SCCP Collection} Rainbow {exclusive to Studio Calico}
Butterflies - crochet (Cocoa Daisy)
Nylon/wire butterflies & little pearly one & ladybugs (stash)
Pearls - Jessy in Malaysia
Clock Face - Making Memories (Vintage Findings)
Buttons - My Mind's Eye (Lost & Found)
Circle Sticker (Crate Paper excl. to Studio Calico)
Bling - My Mind's Eye ( Fine & Dandy)
Arrow & Definitely file tabs (Basic Grey)
Punch - EK Success
Alphas - Remarks (American Crafts)
Embossed Butterfly - Cocoa Daisy
Fussy cut tree - packaging


Marilyn said...

Love the journal in the photo and the red color touch!! Many Great details here, Beautiful Work!!! I'm Alive!!! I've been sick.

Diana said...

Details details details!
I must confess I am not as thrilled with that rainbow paper as everyone else seems to be... can't imagine how I'm going to use it... but you've done great with it here.

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Oh I really like this one, I like the writing on the actual photo. The colours are well balanced and I LOVE the butterflies..Oh those little details everywhere...beautiful! And yeah..wasnt it an awesome sketch at LCTS? Take care!

Heather Jacob said...

gorgeous !!! love it ... colours are fabulous and your attention to details is awesome .... and the journaling on the pic is magical .. hugz x

Alia said...

Superb with stellar attention to detail!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

LOVE to see a scrapbook page! I've been getting in touch with my scrappy side this week, so thanks for the lead on some new sketches! This is awesome, and I love the addition of red - makes the blues really pop!! Thanks for playing with CR84FN!

Unknown said...

Lovely layout, Helen! All of your details are fabulous.. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Great layout Helen and so many little touches that you added. Thanks for the links to the two challenge blogs.

Debbi Tehrani said...

Gorgeous design and details, Helen! Love how you worked that rainbow paper!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous layout, lots of fun and pretty elements, as usual, love your journaling

Marlene Ferreira said...

Gorgeous LO! Congrats. x