Monday, 5 May 2014

"Journey" Layout - Scrap Around The World May Epic Event Layout {7Dots Studio Illumination Collection}

Hello again everyone!
Back today with my Scrap Around The World page to match our
EPIC ANNIVERSARY MOOD BOARD designed my me this month!

Of course finding a joyful photo wasn't difficult for me 
as I recently returned from celebrating my daughter's
graduation from University with her & got loads of great shots. 

I used papers from 7Dots Illumination Collection,
which recently arrived on my doorstep & I just LOVE!

I got the full collection kit which comes together with stickers & die-cuts
so I used an assortment of it all on my page, together with white & gold 
acrylic paint & red & gold mist.

The balloons inspired my circles, which I stamped using a bottle top.
I added gold splatters on my page & finger dotted gold acrylic splodges
in the middle of each white circle too.  Gold is so IN I am spray-painting
all sorts of things in my house with it too!

To bring in all the colours without my page ending up looking
like something out of the circus, I used decorative stick-pins,
one of my "go-to" embellishments.

The journaling cards & sentiments that come along with the Illumination
Collection were perfect for this layout.  They are very versatile!

And absolutely NO flowers!  Yes occasionally I feel they are
superfluous to a design {but certainly not very often!} LOL!
Thanks for the visit!!


dstandard said...

Beautiful photo and gorgeous page - love your background work! As always wonderful!

ALINE said...

This layout is very beautiful!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous!! I love love love the circles and the gold!!!!! And I got your package today!!! Thank you sooooooo much my friend!! I appreciate it so much .... my Mom is gonna LOVE IT (that's if my Dad doesn't steal it from her ... he loves elephants!! LOL!!) Thank you again my friend!!!!!!!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

What a fun page .. so perfect for the mood of your SATW board. The circles are ingenious and work perfectly here. And who doesn't love a little bit of gold????? Hope you have a fab week!

yyam said...

Oh wow. That background is gorgeous! Love the stamping with the bottle cap and all that gold...yum!

You must be so proud of your first born!

Lizzy Hill said...

Soooo lovely....those stick pins are amazing...I still have some left from what you sent me! And yup, the 7 Dots papers are just fabulous, too.....lovely work, Helen.... the big month has started, eh???!!!!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Fabulous page Helen!!! Gorgeous photo ... it must have been an awesome day for you all!! Love the gold touches and your background work is amazing!! Absolutely stunning page!! ox

Violette said...

A piece of art, once again! Wonderful background work and great d├ętails! I love all the pins and the gold accent.

Denise van Deventer said...

Whaaaaat, no flowers Helen!!!!!!! LOL....a gorgeous page and such a lovely tribute to a really momentous occasion! Love these 7 Dots papers, I recently got a few papers myself...and was thrilled! ;-)

Eila Sandberg said...

Cannot remember when I last saw you create a page without flowers! I almost said that about myself too but quickly remembered the Crate product review for 365. It must have been such a proud unreal moment to see your baby girl graduate, a young woman. My memory doesn't serve me well right now, didn't she get a scholarship but what/where? xoxoxox