Wednesday, 14 May 2014

"Grad '14" Layout - Prima Product Pick Competition
May 2014 Free Spirit & Something Blue Collections

Hello & Happy Hump Day!
We have had a spate of public holidays here in South Africa
& now that they are over an average week seems to drag
on at least we are at the mid-way point now!!

I joined in with the Prima Product Pick as usual this month again.
I seriously love the Prima challenges each month & love the
 prompt it gives me to create with their beautiful products.

I LOVE pale colours, especially for scrapbooking so creating this 
came so easily.  I'm teaching my first real-life class soon so 
decided to try to create a layout that would be interesting but
 still easily replicable, as a kind of a "run-through" practice.

I used the new Free Spirit collection of papers together with some
 pastel flowers & some Princess leaves, & some SIIC bling
 from Cartograpgher's Desk.

I also used the "Fly" & "Crown" buttons from Prima which I won 
fromKasia Krzyminska from Poland, last year.  And of course some
 Ingvild Bolme Resins.  Just love them. Classy & exquisite.

To get the watercolour look of the stenciling above I first sprayed through the stencil
to create some fine misting then I flipped the mask over & used it as a stamp.

I used the 6 inch Damask stencil {one of my all-time favourites} together 
with hard modelling paste then sprinkled it with embossing powder whilst
 still wet & embossed the yellow colour on using my heat gun.

The "Keep Calm & Plan On" sentiment card along with the base paper
 come from the "Something Blue" Collection whereas the paper used to layer 
under the photo & down the side of the page come from the "Free Spirit" Collection.

Thanks for popping by today :)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! I love love love the soft colors and the flowers!!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Beautiful page Helen!! Love the soft colours and the water colour effect. I also love the heat embossed modelling paste ... what a brilliant idea!! Totally gorgeous page!! ox

Lynette Jacobs said...

Gorgeous page. Beautiful colours. You always make it look so easy. I love the background work.

Lizzy Hill said...

Oh, yes, you rock the soft colours :):) lovely design & the way you've placed the flower clusters...looks gorgeous!!!

Sue Lelli said...

What an exquisite layout, Helen! Doesn't hurt that she's so BEAUTIFUL, Love the stencilling!

Mitralee said...

LOVELY colors and soft tones! Really digging that yellow stencil texture showing...and the shimmery bits here and there!

Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful and soft page! Love the photo's...your daughter is a beauty! Love the elements too....fabulous!

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeously feminine.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Eila Sandberg said...

Mmm ... me too - love the yellow stencilling and how feminine your take is! She sure is a beauty and her mum has scrapped her wonderfully! xoxox

Heather Jacob said...

wow helen, this is delectable , such stunnning colors and texture to match the beautiful pic .. wonderful work x