Sunday, 11 November 2012

First Easter Without Chel Layout {Prima BAP October 2012} using Prima & Dusty Attic

Hi Everyone!!  I HAVE INTERNET!!!!  Woohoo!!
I hope it stays forever and ever LOL!  Today we
got a brand new line!!  It took Telkom only an hour
to install but as you know it took ME many more hours
of screaming, crying, pleading and complaining!!
We have 24 hours to test it out before they cancel our
fault report so here's hoping that all that is behind me :)

I got the Prima BAP and the Product Pick done last month,
just by the skin of my teeth - got them sent in on the last
day, so haven't had an opportunity to share them here yet.

As you can see I tipped the sketch over to the 
left to suit the couple of photos I had pre-printed.  
See the Prima post HERE.

I used a pink & a lime ink dauber for the splat effect 
- very easy to achieve with the Ranger dabbers by
 literally smacking them down on the page.

Almost everything is Prima except for the 
chipboard which is Dusty Attic.  

I used my brick-mask with modeling paste for some dimension.

I transformed the pretty pale pink flowers with some zingy
yellowy lime ink & painted up the plain Prima canvas vine.

I also used some mistables (see the cog above) & inked
those up with a few different colours for an ombre effect.

I'm crazy about the new Prima collections.  Honestly - CRAZY
about them - to me they are just as versatile & comprehensive
as one could ever hope for.  2012 really was a good Prima year.

I have a TONNE of commenting to catch up on so don't
give up on me just yet!  I was going to do it today but
have come down with a tummy bug - aaaaack!  

Supplies List for 'First Easter Without Chel' Layout

Paper - Firefly collection - Shadows
Brick Mask - Crafter's Workshop 6"
Modeling Paste - Reeves
Gesso - Claudine Helmuth Studio
Lime Ink - Color Box
Paint Dabbers - Ranger - Raspberry & Citrus
Clocks & tickets - Prima Zephyr Collection 
Resist canvas cogs & gears - Prima Craftsman Collection
Bling - Prima Rosarian Collection
Metal Cogs - Metal Trinkets - Gears - Prima
 Lightbulbs - Metal Trinkets  - Typo 1 -  Prima
Alphas - Prima
Vine  - Prima
Flower - Bravo - Prima
Chipboard - Dusty Attic - Small Scrolls 
{cut into smaller sections}


Lizzy Hill said...

Beautiful pleased your 'net is back [fingers crossed!]....LOVE this've made it look always do:):):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

YAYYYYYYY for the internet!! I am hoping all the problems are behind you! I loveeeeeeeeeeee your lo!! I love love love love the colors, the flowers and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the paint splatters!!!

Scraps of Elegance said...

The splatter work, colors and creativity are just awesome Helen.

Carin McDonough said...

Wow, gorgeous layout Helen, those colours are just fantastic! Love every little detail! :)

Heather Jacob said...

totally loving this page Helen, so exquisite. such perfect colors and design ... hugz

Cindy Fortin said...

Another beautiful page Helen! I love the bricks and paint splashes.

I hope for you that your Internet troubles are really behind you now.

P.S. I made a page with one you your sketches. You can see it on my blog ;-)

Lynnda said...

Woohoo to internet connection!!!

Loving your Prima Bap take.... You nailed it!!! Its breathtaking.... BEautifully done Helen...
You know how much I adore your style right!... Hugs...xoxo

Judith said...

Hope your internet woes are now over.
Love what you have done with the Prima sketch. The pink splashes are really effective.

Mona Pendleton said...

So beautiful Helen! love the burst of color and the two sweet photos! The colorful journaling looks awesome! Love it all!

Leonie said...

Such pretty colours Helen.
Fab techniques and detail as always.
Fingers crossed that your Internet service continues to be fast and constant!
Cheers. :)

Lizzyc said...

Beautiful layout, love the vibrant colors, stunning flowers, and I hope your internet stays on.. we become so dependent on it these days!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Such a lovely and vibrant layout!! :D

Keren Tamir said...

Loving loving the splatters!! and what a gorgeous LO!! Don't know if you've noticed but your style is becoming predominant in all your layouts. I can now spot it without a doubt and know its your layout and your style. and I love it its actually very unique and nobody has it!!

Stefanie said...

I feel your telkom pain, that holding on, wasting time and listening to their inane musak!
Glad that you're re-connected.
Loving the pale brights that you've used here. So pretty.

Adriana B said...

BEAUTIFUL and gorgeous, love the colours :)

Unknown said...

Helen, you`ve done a FABULOUS job! Love every bit of this layout! TFS and thank you for playing along!
Hugs ~gerry~

Bernadine said...

I am holding thumbs, ears and feet that your internet problems are solved

Deon has another idea for you but it is rather expensive.

Have a super week.

Lynette Jacobs said...

I love the bricks and the splats. Awesome layout.

yyam said...

Wow! This is soooooo pretty! Love the vibrant colours and those awesome splats! :)

Yay for getting connectivity back!

Mitralee said...

Congrats on getting your internet back and I seriously LOVE this page! Find what you did with the ink daubers very inspiring! Very lovely!

Sandie said...

Hope you're feeling much better soon Helen!! So pleased to hear your internet issues seem to be over, nothing worse than internet connection issues. How in earth did we survive without it? :-)
Your layout is magical, with so many amazing aspects... and yep, Prima has had a brilliant year in producing some fantastic products!

Unknown said...

This is super pretty, Helen!! One of my faves of yours lately- the colors are just awesome :).

So glad you got your internet up and going. You and I have struggled with very similar problems and I too have spent hours screaming, crying, heart attacking on the phone, lol!! So frustrating!! So hopefully you're on the up and up now :).

Take care!


sandi said...

Wow! What a stunning page! Love the splats and the way the mask is going off the page on each side. The mix is stunning with the design....such a beauty!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your page and I was just thinking that each close-up that you are showing wold either make a great page or a wonderful card! That's how terrific your attention to details is ;-)

Thank YOu~

Gayle Price said...

Beautiful page !! Gorgeous colours. xx

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Yay!! How can we live without internet nowadays, hope nothing crops up in between. Anyway, this page is beautiful and stunning at the same time Helen! Love the colors so much. Hope you will be enjoying your day and stay connected! lol.

Unknown said...

This is such a beautiful and refreshing page...I finally made it here..sorry it took me sooooo long.

I'm glad you're internet is now working? Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you..

Talk more soon..Hugs..

scrapsdalele said...

Oh my, what a wonderful colors. Awesome page!

Juliana Michaels 17turtles said...

Doing the happy internet is back dance with you! I was without it for a week just recently and it was not much fun!
Your layout is gorgeous! I especially LOVE the colors!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Yippee I am doing a hop of joy for you. So relieved for you that you have a line of life again lol. This layout is gorgeous as always. Such cheerful colours.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Jasmine S said...

Yay, you have internet. Hopefully all good from here.
Love your page and you have used the sketch beautifully. Love your colours and the "splats" are perfect.

Kerryn said...

Yay, glad to hear the Internet is back up and running :). This page is gorgeous!! Love the colours!!


Thank God your internet is restored. This LO is YUMMY! The colors rock and your splashes look DIVINE :)))

Linda Eggleton said...

This is simply stunning, Helen! Gorgeous colours & clusters...and I love those fabulous ink splats! said...

Simply exquisite!! Love the pastel colors and I am so going to try this technique with the paint dabbers!! TFS!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Bellaidea said...

So happy for you you! Hope new line will last you for ever:). This LO is my new fav work of yours now, so beautiful!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Stunning! Love the bricks under the flowers.. fab placement! And this seems like a really meaningful LO to you as well. Hope things are settling down over ther. Hugs!

Eila Sandberg said...

Absolutely spectacular colours on this one! LOVE everything! I suspect they'll release the winners/features once they're done with the Christmas card thing they're having at the mo. Was planning to come to London when you're there, but then DH came home and told me he'd be gone for 2 weeks on a business trip to Dhaka and HongKong. With no cat sitter, that left me stranded at home :(( Not happy at all, had so looked forward to finally meeting you and giving you the biggest hug ever. Totally gutted. xoxoxo