Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Colour Combo 199 - Enjoy the Little Things Layout {and only 3 days left to play along with my challenge!}

This was the first combo after I made the Color Combos Galore Design Team - and I had to miss the reveal as I went away that week to visit my sister in Cape Town.  I did catch it up the next week, because I don't like gaps in my gallery there & I like to keep all my numbers consecutive, finicky I know!!

A very fresh, funky, modern combo.  You have seen it before in this post, because I also used this layout for my Guest Blogger post at Do More with Less here.  I'm posting it again along with the Inspiration Board, the close-ups & the supplies list.

This was a layout I did quickly.  Sometimes I just feel inspired & I'm dying to see a quick result.  Yet I was really happy with how it turned out.  These are my newest mists.  Lucky they were just perfect for the combo! 

Just a quick spritz with each, and not too much overlapping, and the colours stayed nice & clean.  I used a beautiful butterfly chipboard from Imaginarium Designs, that you can only purchase here, firstly as a mask & then added it to my page.  For the yellow & pink misting I used one side, then I flipped it over when I was using it as a mask for the green, so that it didn't end up a muddy mixture of colours.

I am trying to use up all my Dear Lizzy for American Crafts before my next stash haul!  I love those Hambly transparency doily stickers & often cut them in half like I did above. 

 I also cut the American Crafts chipboard piece in half too.  It's a good idea if you need things with a flat edge to frame your photos.

Finally I'm almost through those Lily Bee rub-ons (the "laugh out loud" & all the "ha ha ha's"!)

Above I just layered a little pop-sticker over the hole of the tag.

If you haven't noticed there's a huge chippie revival going on so if you don't have any you really need to pay a visit to Seriously Scrapbooking for some Imaginarium Designs.  It's the hottest chippie on the market right now and I am lucky enough to have a gigantic envelope FULL of it - all for FREE!!  Thanks to Jane & Natalie for that :)  People are actually sending me free stuff these days...it's totally cool...quite surreal actually!

I used this layout for my MODERN SHABBY CHALLENGE at Do More with Less here and you only have 3 more days to play along if you want a chance to win this awesome RAK sponsored by MOI!

Yes, if I am out of scrapbooking bling I just buy "Bindi Bling" from the Hindu shops here {like in the photo above} In this pack you'll find everything you need to go MODERN SHABBY!!  So far I've had 7 entrants, which I am very pleased about, but I'd love it if you also had the chance to play!  (Just click into Yvonne's blog to check out the requirements if you have time).

I have just snuck here to my pc whilst hubby is out fetching kids {it's a public holiday here today} but I'm actually really sick with a chest infection right now so he's home & I've been ordered back to bed :(  Will see if he'll let me borrow his laptop later.  I had a terrible night last night with all the coughing but slept most of the day as he was "on guard" at the door of my studio, to make sure I didn't enter LOL!  Will do my best to catch up on all the blogs soon :)


Evgenia Petzer said...

love your layout!

Bernadine said...

Hels please be very careful if you are coughing a lot. A friend of mine was coughing a lot and just not getting better and then the doc told her she has swine flu!!!

Look after yourself. You are far to precious to many of us.

Bellaidea said...

Please, please take care! Hugs for your lovely layout! pm soon :)

Toni Cartwright said...

WOW Helen your LO is just stunning!!!!!!! i just love all that misting and those butterflies just amazing!!!
take Care!!!!!!

Kerryn said...

This is awesome Helen!!!!!

Hope you are feeling better soon.

Hannie C said...

Fun layout! Especially love those butterflies masking.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I so wanted to play along....and not thinking I am going to have the time :( I sooooooo love love love love your lo! :):):):):):):):):):)

HappyScrappy said...

I love the misting and the sweet butterflies!!!
And i love the LO you made for the latest OUAS challenge - breathtaking!
Get well sooooooon!
Thanks for stopping by my blog :)!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous layout - so much to look at. Love the effects you created with the photo.

tania said...

hope you are feeling better:) love this layout,the colours are brilliant!

Kiwi The Kreator said...

Awww, Helen...hope you're 100% soon!!! I LOVE how you randomly placed the HA rub ons...way to use those up!!!! Also love how you killed two birds with one stone: misted the butterfly to add color AND using it as a mask at the same time...BRILLIANT!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I saw this at yvonne's blog and love it, now I think I love it even more with the closer look, fabulous colors and journaling!

Re-the shaped card on my blog
they are the spellbinders diecut, I used 2 different one on that card, one is the scallop and the other is the lacey border.

Alison said...

Stay in bed and get better ,woman!! Love the tip for halving things, rther than losing it UNDER the pic!
Alison xx

sandi said...

Good to see this again my friend! Love the misting, what you did with the butterfly and that sweet, sweet pic! Just fab!

yyam said...

Oh wow! Love the closeups of this awesome layout! :)

Eila Sandberg said...

Thanks for the close-ups, just loooove checking out all the details! super fabbo misting and totally cool page! xoxoxox

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

This layout is simply amazing!! I LOVE the background and everything about it. I can honestly say that this is one of my favourite layouts that I have seen online recently...it really just stands out. Fantastic work doll... :)