Sunday, 29 November 2015

Bicycle Made for Two Layout - Prima Marketing
Happy Thanksgiving Theme!

Hello Everyone!  Phew it's been a Prima time all at once now hasn't it?!?!!
I'm busy there more than usual at the moment because I am off during December
as it's our annual Holiday Time in Africa!  Our version of European Summer!!
{Only much, much HOTTER!!!!} See my post on the Prima blog HERE.

When it comes to being thankful all thoughts turn to family for me. 
 I am very blessed to have a wonderful husband & TWO pigeon pairs! 
 I used the Royal Menagerie Collection because it is so vibrant & joyful!!

 I used lots of fussy-cut papers & some gorgeous turquoise twine interspersed
 between my layers to frame my photo. Then added a couple of lush gold 
Vintage Trinkets to draw attention to my focal points – my kids & of course
 hubby peeking out at the top!  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!

Prima Products:-  Stamps 580087, Color Bloom Sprays Berry Wine 580308, 
Glistening Waves 573942, Ginger Coral 580285, Magnolia Trim 583033 & 583019, 
Twine 576882, Vintage Trinkets 560072, Silver Glitter 961596, 
Alpha stickers 582371, Royal Menagerie Papers 847449

I'm in LOVE with those gold Vintage Trinkets!  
Just the PERFECT "little bit" to finish off a page!!  

Those Magnolia Trims come in various different sizes (I have 4!)
 & they are all white, so they are easy-peasy to dye up to any colour you like!  
I dyed up the ones at the back using Berry Wine Color Bloom Spray - my tip
is to first spritz the lace flowers with water before, during & after spraying 
- in order to keep the dye colour consistent.  

The twine is also lovely & the rolls are HUGE!!  I pull off a looooong length
 of twine to loop under my cluster & even between my layers, stapling
them underneath my papers to make sure they aren't going anywhere!

I used white cardstock for my base, splattering it with mists then stamping
 using the SPLAT stamps set from Prima & some lilac ink.  I also 
embossed with some silver glitter in some places too & used
 some gold dots from the Prima alpha stickers as "confetti".

And there you have it!  PLENTY of photos LOL!!
Have you got your hands on some of the Royal Menagerie Collection yet?!
I think it's AWESOME!!!

Have a beautiful Sunday everyone :)

Let me know what you are getting up to today!

Being the last weekend of the month it's a very busy time for me with
the Scrap Around The World new challenge post going up soon, lots of 
judging to do there & at 7 Dots Studio & a couple of layouts to do too!!

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Ульяна и Полина said...

Как красиво!!!

Heather McMahon said...

Oh my goodness Helen - this is stunning! I love that twine and the colours are gorgeous!

Sanderijn de Bruin said...

This is just Fabulous Helen! I so love this page, full of color, full of details, and so very well compositioned!

Evelyn Walter said...

What a fabulous layout, Helen! Most I love, how you used the twine to create a perspective!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVING the layers and the flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mitralee said...

Rock star layout! I hadn't seen Shane up there at the top with the crown until you mentioned it..yes, the kids were the focal point! Totally dig that twine, I have to get back to layouts!!!! Been making Christmas stuff left and right! Hugs!

Debbie Standard said...

Another gorgeous page Helen! So many layers and eye candy to catch the eye!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Loving the turquoise thread! I am such a texture kind of gal!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Your page is so gorgeous - it has wonderful colors, design and elements and, of course, wonderful photos of your beautiful family. Wow, your Holiday Time sounds quite perfect - even if it is a little warm! Right now - here in Illinois in the U.S. - it is very cloudy and cold - about 35 degrees!

bernii miller said...

Helen this page is simply stunning!!!!

Helen Wallace said...

A glorious amalgam of colour, texture and family memories. You showcase Prima so well :)

Lizzy Hill said...

Oh, Helen you've excelled yourself here! This collection really suits your scrappy style & the lightness you've achieved even though there's lots tucked in - magical!!!

Lynette Jacobs said...

A beautiful page that feature your true treasure...your family ♥

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! This is absolutely stunning .. you have outdone yourself!! Love the family photo and the quote is so profound! I love the colours and all the layers you've created. There is so much here to catch the eye and it is such a light, bright and happy page .. one can really see how much you love your family!! Pure magic!! xx