Monday, January 9, 2017

Picture Perfect and a Card

Helen with you today.  Welcome to the New Year.   
I hope your festive season has been filled with Joy and Peace.
Well we are off and running with another year of creating 
and today I’m sharing two projects for the Scrapmatts DT.
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I’ve used 49 and Market paper for the background, the Vintage Artistry collection, "Botanical Press".  The paper is sturdy enough to take lots of mixed media.
I used all sorts of left over bits and pieces of papers to form the mats.
I love this stencil which I used with texture paste and LSG spray
The Honeycomb chipboard was treated with Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Moon Shadow” mist
The Leather look Chipboard words matched the papers well without any treatment.

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-

This is one of my favourite "little bubba" photos of you Oliver.  It shows your happy nature and your twinkling eyes.  It also shows that you still have your front teeth, so it was taken before they got knocked out.   Not long after this, you had a bit of a fall when Mummy took you to the play ground and you knocked your teeth right up into your gums.  The dentist said they might me OK and they did gradually come down again.  But one day when we were looking after you, you tripped and knocked them right out!!!  Oh no!  I was mortified that it happened on my watch. It was late in the day, we couldn't phone a dentist or get hold of your parents, who were on their way to pick you up.  The perils of Baby sitting.   Now at almost six, you still have a big gap in the front. 
The perils of Baby sitting!  Photo taken 5th March 2013

The card was created on water colour paper.
The diamonds on the background were created by using crackle paste through
then rubbing distress ink into the cracks.
I used alcohol inks on acetate to create the butterfly. 
      CB1243 Scrap Words 29 
add the finishing touch to an all occasion card.

Thanks for calling in and for any comments you care to leave,  I love reading them.
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  1. Both projects are fantastic Helen! Love the sweet layout! Love the honeycomb design and star studded details! The card is so creative and artistic! The butterfly is fabulous!

  2. These are both beautiful Helen, I really love the layout, sweet photo and your card is amazing, love the colors!!

  3. Beautiful Helen . The colour palette you have chosen really makes your gorgeous photo shine . Love the star stencil . Your card is very pretty , I like how you used the distress inks on the card

  4. Lovely makes again Helen!! Love the papers used on the layout and the stencil work and chippies look wonderful. An adorable photo beautifully scrapped!! Fabulous card too. Love the colors and that butterfly is amazing!! Love those scrapwords too .. gotta get me some more of those, they are brilliant!!

  5. Beautiful work Helen. The layout is just gorgeous and showcases that adorable photo perfectly and your card is stunning!!!! Love, love, love!!! hugs xx

  6. Gorgeous creations as always Helen :)

  7. Lovely layout Helen, love the background effect using the stencils, the colours work well together. The card is lovely and happy, stunning

  8. You are so talented, Helen! The layout is an absolute treasure & the card is just stunning!

  9. Gorgeous and beautiful page....soooo love the styling and earthy colours! A definite favourite for me! Beautiful card too! ;-)

  10. Lovely artsy page Helen and what a story, ooooh it's every babysitter's nightmare!!! The card is so beautiful and I'm totally going to copy that idea with the butterfly :o)

  11. Lovely work Helen my favorite is the layout wonderful

  12. Stunning work, Helen!
    Simply love your layout!
    Beautiful work as always xxx

  13. Stunning projects... especially love your Ollie page...that chicken wire chippy & the words...they look fantastic. Love the 'natural' colours....the card is glorious. Especially the butterfly. VERY impressive purple toned creation, LOL!!!

  14. Wow Helene, two different but amazing projects...

    Hugs xx