Friday, 23 November 2012

Each Moment Only Once Layout {Berry71Bleu/ 7 Dots Studio / Imaginarium Designs}

My turn to blog at Berry71Bleu yesterday!  Our challenge was to
"Go Crazy!" so I tried!  I did several things differently to usual.
We were sponsored this month by 7 Dots Studio so of course that
 made my job just that much easier :)  I mean papers designed by the 
almighty Finnabair herself are bound to be anything but ordinary!
I mixed the tags and stickers from 'Hopefully' with the papers from
 'Domestic Goddess', along with twine from Purple Pumpkin, a funky
Prima lightbulb & some grunged up cogs from Imaginarium Design.
Yeah I smudged the journaling - but it's all in keeping with the
 'look' right?!  I got quite a lot of background texture going on 
with my modeling paste - that is so thick I battle to squeeze it
 out of the bottle!!
Splatting some dots of black mist onto a layout = a sure-fire
way to add some manly grunge.  I also freehand cut a strip
along the top of my layout & tucked in a few bits & pieces.
This is a very trendy new technique I've been wanting to try!
I went crazy with the twine as you can see above & below!
I was thinking it kinda reflected my son's inner 'teenage angst'
as he is an 'over-thinker' like his mumma...
And of course printing out a large photo then backing it onto 
chipboard, mounting it and inking the edges in black give a
 'cardboard cut-out' look which is something I've never tried 
before either!  Thank you Bellaidea for setting a challenge that 
certainly had me 'pushing the boat out'!  Still time to enter HERE!

Supplies List for 'Each Moment Only Once' Layout

Papers - 7 Dots Studio - Domestic Goddess -
 White Apron & Women's Talk
Stickers & Tags - 7 Dots - Hopefully Collection 
Stencil - 6" Reverse Chicken Wire - The Crafter's Workshop
Modeling Paste - Reeves
Mon Ami Creamy Crayon Sticks - Red, Yellow & Orange
Black Mist - Maya Road 'Charcoal'
Twine & Wooden Heart Buttons - Purple Pumpkin
Chipboard Cogs - Imaginarium Design
Inks - Black - Doodlebug - Red - Color Box - Warm Red
Beige Crackle Paint - Ranger - Antique Linen
Black Paint - Making Memories - Asphalt
Journaling Pen - Shachihata
Light Bulb, Wooden Bird & Black Alphas - Prima


Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous once again Helen. And what a lovely memory you have created here for your son to reflect on later in his life.

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful layout Helen. The textures in this make me so happy! <3

Vicky Varvadouka said...


Evgenia Petzer said...

LOVE it! there is something about this LO! stunning!

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Over thinker? I like those who over-think! :D Awesome page, Helen! WOW!! I am completely amazed!! :)))

Tracee said...

So grungy and lovely and your son is so handsome! Great page Helen you really rose to the challenge Tx

topkatnz said...

Very cool:) love the texture. So, what next for Jack?

Sandie said...

Gosh, the textures are amazing....and I like your smudged ink! Beautiful/snazzy and creative!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I saw this yesterday on Berry Bleu and was totally FLOORED!!!! Just GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee how you made the photo stand out and love love love love love the twine action!!!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Helen, this is fantastic! Love the oversized photo and how you've separated him a bit from the page. That trendy tuck is awesome, too, and I may have to nick that idea... it's new to me! Just gorgeous work. Love those 7 Dot Studios papers, too. xx

Unknown said...

Oh, Helen- this is so cool! Love the larger photo and how masculine this page is. Awesome, awesome work!!!




Gayle Price said...

Amazing page ! Love It ! Love all the grungy details and textures and the 'cut out' of your (very good looking) son is perfect. Great page Helen.....another favourite. xx

Juliana Michaels 17turtles said...

Holy moly girl! This layout is so awesome!!! There is so much about this that is inspiring!!!

Lynnda said...

What a beautiful layout Helen.... loving the texture... awesomely amazing!!! hugs...xoxo

yyam said...

Goodness! I love the amazing textures and details. Love that I see something new each time I check out the layout. Awesome work Helen.

Mona Pendleton said...

What a fabulous layout Helen! Love the creative background and awesome photo!

Karen Shady said...

WOW... you totally rocked this LO.. love the string, and theres just so many wonderful little details.. fantastic my friend x

sandi said...

This is so cool Helen....what a fabulous page and texture!

Kerryn said...

Oooooh I love the big silhouette photo. Fabulous page Helen!

jacque4u2c said...

All the different elements and textures are amazing! Looks wonderful! said...

Amazing masculine page. Love your background techniques and fussy cut photo!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Sandi Clarkson said...

This is crazy cool, Helen! The chicken wire looks great on there .. and the oversized photo is superb! I'd say you nailed it!~

Unknown said...

Everyday items are transformed into beautiful things I love your work Helen , FABULOUS hugs Elaine

Unknown said...

Gosh I am in awe and inspired by your work are going from strength to strength..amazing texture and details...thanks for inspiring me :)x

Unknown said...

Beautiful work Helen..I really love this!!
Jack is looking good!!

Thank you!

Eila Sandberg said...

Mmmmm .. yup! totally fabulous Helen! chiming in with everything the previous ladies have alreay said! love the silhoutted big photo and the grungy background work that you do so well. One certainly doesn't get bored popping in for a visit, always so much interesting going on here. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration my friend! xoxo