Saturday, 23 May 2015

Succeed Believe Layout - Prima Product Pick
PLUS a Mini Background Tutorial

Hi ladies!  How are you doing this weekend?!  
Unusual for me to have a post up on Saturday but sometimes that's how it goes. 
 I actually don't have a lot of control over when things go live around here but
 hopefully some of you will have some weekend time to take a peek!!

 Now before I proceed let's take a minute to appreciate this mood board shall we?!?

Aaaaaah...awesomeness...  This is the latest PRIMA PRODUCT PICK contest
image board & if you don't play along & have some Prima product lying around
then this is certainly the contest for you!!  You use the board & colours as your
inspiration then you link up HERE & you could get featured on the Prima blog!

I used Life Time Collection papers for the craft & Tea Thyme for my photo backing
 & the Optimist collection from last year for the colour pops, plus glorious Prima
 flowers from my stash of course!!  I also added some large gold sequins
 for some flashes of GORGEOUS GOLD!!!

Really simple, easy-peasy, fun to put together page focusing on a lovely photo.

Simple really is the best way to go!  I focused strongly on the COLOURS
& used ALL OF THEM!  Everything except the sequins, staples
 & metallic thread comes from Prima including the color bloom 
sprays, the stencil & the modeling paste!

I have a photo tutorial to share with you further down that may give you an idea
for your backgrounds.  I came up with this method about a year ago & have
been using it as my "GO TO" start-up routine since then!  Makes the
eco-warrior in me feel ever-so-righteous & resourceful!!

The stickers come from Stationer's Desk Collection.
Hope my mini-tutorial may be a revelation to someone out there!
If so do give me a thrill & let me know!!  Thanks for visiting!!

Stickers come from the Prima DIVINE collection.

This L shape is another good way to get started on a simple composition.  
I forgot to mention laying them down first to get your axis so don't forget!!


Lizzyc said...

Beautiful layout! Love the colours and gorgeous flowers too!

Lizzy Hill said...

Looking good, Helen..... love that photo & how it's still the focus even though you got plenty of flowers and clusters happening. fave bit is the arrow leading the eye to the photo. Lovely!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo gorgeous! LOVING those flowers!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

As always, Helen, a most beautiful layout. And, thank you for the tips - very helpful.

Annie Claxton said...

a BEAUTIFUL layout Helen, I love all those fresh summery colours :o)xxx

Yulia said...

Очень красивая страничка!)

Lynette Jacobs said...

You nailed it my friend. Gorgeous background and beautiful collection of blooms xx

Helen Wallace said...

A beautiful photo expertly scrapped. Love the bright, joyous colours and the MM background. Thanks for the mini tute on using old stickers. I have a squillion of those just waiting to be repurposed in this way. TFS

Sandi Clarkson said...

Those colors and the Kraft are simply amazing!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful layout Helen! Love all the layers and pretty flowers! Hope you have a great week!

Val-Belle said...

That mood board is just gorgeous and I really want those shoes :) Beautiful photo of your girl and her dad :D Nothing nicer than seeing them together. Love the tutorial. I haven't scrapped for so long cause of all the wedding stuff so I am going to try that. I love how it looks. A fabulous layout.

Eila Sandberg said...

Thanks for the mini tut darling! all tips always come handy! sure is a happy moodboard just perfect for a host of beautiful blooms. Thanks Helen! xoxo

A Persons said...

I really love those poppies! They are making me happy as are the colors on this page! LOVE LOVE LOVE this one, Miss Helen!

P.S. Is that package there yet? I have no patience...

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous page and love all those blooms! The photo is fabulous and such a special Dad and daughter shot! ;-)

Lynnda said...

ANother WOW layout Helen! This layout is absolutely beautiful! hugs...x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Gorgeous page Helen, really showcases the lovely photo beautifully!! Love the fresh colours and always appreciate your tips and tricks!! Great post!! xx