Monday, 8 August 2011

Colour Combos Galore 202 Absolute Delight Layout

Okay girls once this one's up I'll just have last week's combo to show you & we'll be all up to date - phew!  Feels good!!  
Just about the only thing that feels good right now I might full of flu with a cough like an old diesel engine firing up - oops!  Off to the doctor in a couple of hours & hope he can sort me out!!

This combo was very fresh & I prefer more neutral, chalky, pastel-tones so I kept the red & green for the embellishments & went with the neutral (grey) for the backing cardstock, avoiding a Christmassy feel.

I'm enjoying taking a break from sketches & coming up with my own original layout designs.
I've noticed that most of the layouts I admire by others are those that don't follow a typical design & also those that have interesting title placements so I am trying to push myself "out of the box" with those too.
The designer's challenge was to use wood-grain somewhere on our layout & I couldn't for the life of me find any in my stash in the right shades, so I doodled my own!

I found Lily Bee papers that matched (that little bit at the top left) & Jillibean soup butterfly sugar picks.  They are so cute I just wanted to eat them (wouldn't have done my cough any good LOL).

Finally I'm using up these BEAUTIFUL Maya Road velvet flowers.  Love mixing them in with Prima ones for a change & tucked in a piece of misted doily there for the paler green shade.  
Webster's Pages 12 inch alpha sheets are GREAT for a big variety of colours on one sheet (4) and different sizes - perfect - some little ones (but not too tiny...) and some bigger ones (but not too big) so they are JUST RIGHT :)

I mixed up an eclectic assortment from my stash, including a tiny CD that came free with a magazine.  Significant here as my son Jack is a singer, always in the school musicals & goes for vocal training weekly.

Found the perfect My Mind's Eye title card, just went over the pale faux-stitching printing around the edge, with my black journaling pen, to tie in with the doodling & give it a bit more presence.  
Those "lekker" swirls are K & Co. (lekker is South African slang!).  
Used 3 diffferent punches for my grounding strip, layered over with Prima lace...yummmmmm...

A Webster's resin rose you see there, and a Sassafras star flower sticker.  
The black flower you see under the netting is a rub-on.  
I added a few black touches right at the end, to tie in with my wood-grain doodling.  
The netting is actually the flimsy gauze I usually mist but I don't own any red mist 
(always reminds me of a crime scene when I see it used on a page!) 
so I had to paint it instead - and voila!...a totally different effect - rigid & manly - the paint firms it up & gives it more substance so there was a lesson learnt :)

Supplies List:-

Grey cardstock - Bazzill
Green print - Lily Bee "Picket Fence" - Cottage Garden
Red Lily Bee Prints - Vintage Poppy "Chic" & "Shabby".
Gauze - Health EasePlasterman 100mm x 100mm 8 ply
Red paint - Making Memories "Red Wagon"
Floral journaling card & title card - My Mind's Eye
Alpha stickers - Webster's Pages 'Storytellers"
Butterfly Sugar Picks - Jillibean Soup
Bling & jelly flower - Chatterbox
Flowers - Prima
Resin roses - Webster's Pages
Grey velvet blooms - Maya Road
Flowers with sequins - LSS
Green flower - stash
Mini CD - free with magazine
Chipboard swirls - K & Co.
Leaves - LSS
Flower sticker - Sassafras Lass
Doily - Local food store
Rub-ons - stash
Pebble - Prima
Sparkler - Websters
Diecuts- Glitz Design
Mist - Mr. Huey "Clover" by Studio Calico (on doily)
Journal pen - Shachihata Artline 200 FINE 0.4


scrapbookertink said...

Hi Helen, I adored this one over at CCG, have been waiting for the close ups, so hard to get a gorgeous male layout but you have pulled it off with this one, love how you used the red netting need to get some of that in every colour LOL, hope you have a good week, take care Doreen x.

Hannie C said...

wow.. so much flowers details!!
Nice one!

Bernadine said...

You are rock. Thank you as always for the inspiration.

Bernadine said...

Sorry meant to say you rock!!!!!

Bellaidea said...

Great layout, you always have so cool photos! May I visit you next weekend with my family for a session? ha ha ha

Diana said...

Did you check your SC kits? They have a thing for wood grain, I'm sure there was something in one of the kits you got while you were a subscriber!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Every single piece of your lovely work has all of the following, great colors, great texture, fun element, and stunning photos, what a treat!

Thanks for your tips on picaso, I think I've tried and it doesn't work well with Mac, or was it me, I admit that I have no patient to figure things out! : (
But i will definitely give it another try!

Kiwi The Kreator said...

I love your doodled woodgrain and colored gauze! Funny because I've really been inspired by sketches lately! I do understand doing your own thing!

Rachael Funnell said...

YEP! L.O.V.E this Layout too Helen.....
Those MR-flowers are super cute & love the design of this... just AWESOME!
I'm a bit more of a Sketch person @ the moment....
But as soon as I scrap without 1, I'm like yeah!!
Loving it...

Alison said...

Gorgeous LO Helen...hope you're feeling better! Have been to Marks & Spencer and spent a fortune on underwear(why is underwear so expensive!?)
Alison xx

Toni Cartwright said...

WOW i just love this Layout.. Those photo are just fantastic just perfect for this layout and those colours!!!! WOW and all those flowers and embellies just FINE I say!!!!
Hope you have a great week

Jasmine S said...

You sure aced this one Helen.
I just love every element and those photos are perfect.
And yep, I love to work with sketches but somehow I usually end up with my own design.....
And I hope you feel better. I missed out on about 3 hours sleep last night through bouts of coughing but I have woken up this morning feeling the best I have in a week. Hopefully you will be on the mend soon too.
I would say rest up but really, when can a Mum do that?

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww! You never seem to AMAZE me!! This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that mesh material... and all the RED!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Mitralee said...

Lekker layout!! Those flowers are so yummy!! And the red is very manly!!

Unknown said...

ahhh Helen, this layout totally ROCKS!!! The photos against the grey background with the red and green looks amazing!!! Love the doodling too..clever you...hope you are feeling better soon :))xx

topkatnz said...

The gauze looks great painted! Fab!

Kerryn said...

This is FABULOUS!!!!! Love the doodled woodgrain :).

Cathy said...

Awesome LO Helen.. the flowers and netting look fabulous and you really rocked the colour palette!! What a handsome young man your son is! Hope you are feeling better soon :))) hugs

Leonie said...

oh I like those velvet flowers, lots of beautiful details here Helen.
Great take on the colour palette. Hope your cold goes away soon. x

Unknown said...

Hi sweet omega cool boy page so fabulous love the red net!!
Take care my friend
big hugs carla

Marelize said...

Your layout is fabulous Helen! You really made these colours shine! Great job! :)

Lea said...

What a lekker layout! (Did I get that right?) The painted gauze looks fabulous and I love how you incorporated the CD!!!

sandi said...

Wow! This is just sooooooooo cool! I love the brilliant colors, fabulous pics, and that netting just makes everything pop! Awesome!!!

yyam said...

Goodness! Love the vibrancy of this layout! The colours just pop! I gotta get some gauze...looks awesome!!! :)

Eila Sandberg said...

I was absolutely dead sure I had commented on this page, but cannot see it here. Perhaps it was over at CCG?! anyhow, LOVE your take on the palette! awesome how all the colours pop against the background, I particularly love the red elements. Gosh, I always love ALL of your so expertly put together elements!! You certainly do rock darling!! xxxx

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

Another gorgeous layout.... :) I love the net behind the photos and the fact that you doodled your own woodgrain design onto the clever of you!