Monday, 5 November 2012

Your Love Keeps Lifting me Higher Layout {My Creative Scrapbook } Webster's Pages Park Drive

Hi there everyone! I created 2 layouts for My Creative Scrapbook 
using their October Mixed Media Kit so I'm here today to show you
the first one.  I used the lovely Webster's Pages Park Drive papers
available in the Limited Edition Kit, which I also got to work with. 

One of the purposes of the Mixed Media team at My 
Creative Scrapbook, as well as education (tutorials etc) is to 
show subscribers how simple  it is to combine the Mixed Media 
kit with the other kits available there.

I used the grid stencil, supplied with the Mixed Media kit, 
to create the dramatic black diamond backgound.  Of course
 I didn't waste ink covering the entire sheet of paper but rather 
went just beyond where I had marked out the die-cut paper
 edges, using a pencil.

I heavily inked the edges of the scallop paper with an ink pad,
using these terribly clever little gadgets from Tsukineko, once
you have tried these they will become an essential!

I always buy the ones that come WITH lids, so that once 
you've inked them up you don't have to use up all the ink at 
once and it will still be wet later.

Want to know how I tucked the photo in like that?  It's easy!
What you do is mark the top and bottom {the width of the
photo} with a pencil on the design then 'fussy cut' along the
design with a craft knife.  You'll notice I sanded the edges too.
Once you've opened it up like that you simply SLIDE the one
side of your photo in :)

I wanted the frame to look burnt so I achieved this
 effect with several different colours of ink then I used
 Liquid Pearls along the inside edge to pretty it up.
I raised the frame up slightly using pop-dots {3D glue-dots}.

I also inked up the Prima flower.  My advice is to use inks for this.
You can use mists very successfully BUT be VERY careful not to
overheat the flower when you are drying it with your embossing
gun (or better still leave it to dry naturally) as the nylon in the
flower fabric burns and shrivels easily and that is NOT a good look!

Supplies List for 'Your Love Keeps Lifting me Higher Layout

Papers - Park Drive - Webster's Pages Trails {base}
Scallop Paper - Webster's Pages - Park Drive - Diecut
Stencil - Crafter's Workshop Grid - 6"
Black ink - Doodlebug
Brown ink - Burnt Sienna - Color Box
Beige ink - Chestnut Roan - Color Box
Yellow ink - Yellow Citrus - Color Box
Liquid Pearls - Ranger -  Rouge
Hot Air Balloon - cut from Webster's Pages - 
Park Drive - In the Paper
Alphas - Webster's Pages - Park Drive - Storytellers
Wood frame - Kaisercraft
Flower - Prima - Bravo {Large}
Smaller Flower - Prima Soprano
Metal Dangle - Prima Velvet Trinkets
Bottle Cap & tile - Prima Vintage Trinkets - Tea Thyme
Stickers - Webster's Pages - Park Drive - Sentiments &
Tags & Prompts

Limited Edition kits are still available from the store.

Mixed Media Kits are also chockablock full of gorgeousness!

Follow the My Creative Scrapbook Blog HERE for a
constant supply of tips & tricks!


Adriana B said...

gorgeous details on the layout, love the framed around the faces on the photo :)

FiKenward said...

I like that those Daubers have covers wish mine had of. Lovely page Helen I'm yet to use the new Websters paper but you have worked you magic, lovely!!!

Kerryn said...

this is gorgeous!!! The colours are divine.

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Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful layout the details on how you did the background...lovely inspiration! I also love Websters pages...they are just so beautiful...and love how you played with them! ;-)

Linda Eggleton said...

This is gorgeous, Helen...the colours are simply beautiful!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Another beautiful layout Helen...and so much detail. I love to learn these new techniques...but putting them into practice...that I still find challenging;-)

yyam said...

Oh wow! Just love that dramatic frame you created with the stencil. Looks amazing! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeee the colors, the title, and love love love loving that frame on the photo!!!!

Lynnda said...

Simply stunning layout Helen!!! I heart WP ...You nailed it....hugs...xoxo

Desire Fourie said...

Helen this is stunning as always. Love the fresh colours of this one.
Wishing you a fab Monday.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Evgenia Petzer said...

Gorgeous! love it so much!

Juliana Michaels 17turtles said...

This is gorgeous Helen! I love your tip about the frame and as for the ink daubers I love them. But I have never seen them with lids! That would be great!!!

Juliana Michaels 17turtles said...

This is gorgeous Helen! I love your tip about the frame and as for the ink daubers I love them. But I have never seen them with lids! That would be great!!!

Mitralee said...

Super cool colors and love that title! I like the idea of daubers with dog!

Keren Tamir said...

Love the LO and the effect on the frame is amazing. Love what u have done

Marilyn said...

Beautiful page! love the frame looks fabulous. And your background work is what you did with the grid. I'm going to write you. Take care, xoxo!!!

Marelize said...

Totally LOVE this Helen. The wooden frame looks great and the colours are so cool. xx

Leonie said...

oh lovely layout Helen. Those papers are gorgeous.
I love what you've done with the frame and how've you've inked it!

sandi said...

Wow! This is stunning! Just beautiful Helen!

Rachael Funnell said...

FAR OUT Helen!!! That background is pretty AWESOME.... A TOTALLY GORGEOUS layout girlfriend!!

Unknown said...

That's just why I'm staying far away from MCS for the moment, they're just too gorgeous, but can't afford them yet. Your page is fabulous...


Love the mixed-media magic you have been creating lately. The diamond-grid looks beautiful!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the way you put all eyes on the fellas with that funky frame.... fabulous LO! And congrats on your DT news. Excellent!

Denise Price said...

I love the combination of different shapes--the diamond lattice in the background, the bracket box paper with the circle/petal print, etc. So much interest on this page! And, as always, you've shared great tips.