Wednesday, 2 March 2011

She's so Beautiful (and I tell her Every day) Layout & *how to dye your Bloomers*

Hard to believe but I did actually follow the sketch on this one!  I started with the edge around the page then wanted the space IN FRONT of my daughter's face, rather than behind it, so had to shift the photo over to the right, so that is why it ended up looking quite different :)

I honed in on Webster's Pages products because I wanted to submit this for their February Trims & Bloomers Challenge.
Supplies:-  Basic Grey GURIO backing paper
Martha Stewart butcher's twine
Pink Paislee Love Potion p/paper
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists - Key Lime & Meadow Green
Prima bling swirl (cut up)
Maya Road Leaf stick-pins & resin rose
Webster's Pages Sparklers, Designer Trim, tulle, fabric notions & bloomers
Bo Bunny bling
Vintage findings
Sassafras Ledger alphas
Jenni Bowlin round alphas
1" turquoise ribbon - stash
***Glimmer-Mist tie-dye tutorial*** I hand-dyed the bloomers by "mopping up" the glimmer-mist that was left over on the plastic after I had sprayed my page.  I use plastic (big grocery bags cut down the side & opened up) underneath & just above my layouts when I am spraying/misting them (to catch the overshoot) and, because the plastic is non-absorbent it remains on the top of the plastic.  For a quick & easy tie-dye effect just place bloomers upside down onto plastic & swoosh them around to absorb the dye.  I also keep a spray bottle of water on my desk, which you can use on the plastic to dilute the glimmer-mists and/or on the bloomers to soften & spread the colour.
Because the paper was still a bit damp when I decided to distress it with my edger it tore in a few places so, no worries, I tore it further, opened it up, places some co-ordinating off-cuts behind it, added some bling and, voila, it looks intentional :)
I grounded the bloomers by adding a 1" ribbon "roughed up" underneath it.  This is really easy if you have 1" double-sided tape like me - you just stick it on then messy-fold as you are adhering it to page
I love the way the sun is shining on Cami's face in this photograph.

Loved mixing & matching all these lush supplies here - felt very 1920"s!!


Nadia Cannizzo said...

Helen! This is a winner...I LOVE this.The photo is all I want to look at and then bam! the rest hits me...WOW!!! I am without words...Keep going girl!!!

Marilyn said...

Wow, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL!!!! many great details, the photo is stunning, she's a Beautiful doll!!
I love the colors. I hope you win, GOOD LUCK, my friend!! Beautiful Work!!!!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Hehehe...I'm replying to what you said on my blog about my stash and why I want to give it away! Tsk Tsk Tsk...have you forgotten our first meeting??? I am shattered...LOL!It wasnt Sassafras it was Lily Bee!!!!But anyway thats besides the point..LOL I actually ordered these from Crafty should check them out! They sent me double of everything and well..lets face it...Its not like I dont have a gazillion other things that I need doubles of everything right?

Heather Jacob said...

your daughter is an absolute stunner wow oh wow !!!! amazingly beautiful so natural and your page is totally awesome.. lovin' everything about it..hugz x

Diana said...

Beautiful photo and beautiful LO.

lauren bergold said...

♥WOW♥! she is indeed a stunning young lady and her mama's layout is equally gorgeous! i can TOTALLY see the sketch, btw, and full marks to you for flipping it horizontally, as it would have been quite disconcerting to have the lovely miss looking right OFF the page! :) brilliant way to add even more glamour to the gorgeous bloomers trim by dyeing just the very tips like that. i ♥♥♥ every single thing about this! (& i cannot imagine it won't be a BIG FAVE with the folks at webster's too!!! good luck!)

Jessy Christopher said...

Oh this is just beautiful and of course with your lil one on the cover it completes the layout!! I love how you dye your bloomers and i have to say i truly enjoyed your post! TFS

Shayne said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Deserves a win that's for sure.

Cami is so beautiful in this pic - well always, but I suppose it's the added makeup that enhances her eyes so.

Gorgeous Helen, well done.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, and amazing, I just love looking and reading at every single details, thanks for sharing the misting technique, and I also love the way your placed that ribbon under the bloom.
What can be more perfect that you have such beautiful model for this already wonderful page, you did a great job Helen, thanks for playing along with Pixie!

Unknown said...

WOWSERS so Amazing Page's my friend and so gorgeous Details!!!

I wish you a Happy Day
hugs carla

Mel said...

This is super stunning Helen, and I know those words from the "Bruno Mars" song, I just think this layout is stunning my girl, the misting , the photo, the colours are perfect for this challenge. Melxx

Linda Breedlove said...

This is an awesome... lovely... gorgeous... beautiful... (my adjectives are limited)... etc... etc... layout. I love it... and your explanation of your techniques, list of supplies and the tutorial are all above and way beyond!!! It was a joy visiting with you... thanks for sharing!

Lynette Jacobs said...

This is a winner my friend...the colours, the beautiful photograph and all the little details. This is my fave of yours!

Kim Dellow said...

WOW! Everything about this LO is stunning! Gorgeous work. Kim

Sophia said...

Simple gorgeous, love all the little details...