Sunday, 13 July 2008

Pretty Girls

On the Paper Paradise Forum, Tracey set a challenge using this month's Paper Paradise Kit!!
Check out Tracey's blog for more ideas on how to use the kit! She managed to create 4 pages from it!

I loved the way that Tracey had cut out flowers from the pp in the kit and couldn't wait to get started!!! I read the rules of the challenge and Tracey set it so we couldn't lift her page, oh noooo!!! I have never worked with such bold patterns before! We also couldn't add anything to the kit!!!!

I remembered a sketch challenge on CIS (Crafting In Style) CISter's Stylish Sketches Blog, so I decided to use that sketch!

This is what I came up with!

First of all I have used 12 photos in my layout and I promise this will be the last time that I use these photos, it has to be, or I will never get any other photos scrapped! LOL

I inked all the edges with black ink!
I used the salmon Bazzill for my background paper! I used one sheet of pp, I traced around a Bazzill 12x12 scalloped sheet of cardstock.
I used the creamy coloured Bazzill, I traced around a woodware chipboard scalloped boarder to get this shape. I then stamped some flourishes to create a background as it was too plain! All cardstock and papers have been inked with black ink.
The title was glued down and traced around with a black marker to make the title stand out!! And no I didn't get extra letters in my kit, the second T was made by cutting the bottom of the J off and the second R was made by cutting the bottom of a B off!!!
On the flourishes all I done was inked them!
As there wasn't enough brads in the kit to put into the middle of every flower, I used a circle hole punch and punched out the centers for the flowers out of the scrap pieces of paper and cardstock! I layered some of the flowers and stuck some of them straight on to the layout.
For the journaling strip, I gutted the back of the cardstock. I then printed what I wanted off on some ordinary copier paper, then cut the salmon cardstock to size, used masking tape and stuck it over the printed words, ran it through the printer again! I then cut the card stock more closely to the words and inked the edges. I used 3D foam pads to add some dimension to the page.

Hope my extras are allowed

Stash Used
  • Bazzill Cardstock - Salmon
  • Paper Adventures - Primavera Flower Fancy
  • Bazzill Carstock - Cream
  • Letters - Cuttlebug - Funky Chick
  • 2 Large pink brads
  • 6 Small green brads
  • 2 Woodware chipboard flourishes
  • Assorted Prima Flowers
  • Inkadinkado Clear Stamps - Floral Flourishes
  • Black Marker pen
  • Color Box - Cats Eye - Lava Black
  • 3D Foam Pads
  • Circle Punch


LazyKay said...

............are like a melody (as the song goes).

Stunning, stunning, stunning page - I'm lost for words (not often that happens).



sam21ski said...

WOW - this is fantastic, absolutely love the layout and all those lovely photos - great, fantastic, brilliant page - WELL DONE xxxxxxxxxxx

Tracey said...

Well I for one will never tire of seeing those beautiful photos !, absolutely fantastic page for the challenge, love all your techniques here Helena and the way you incorporated so many photos on the page - need to take a lesson from that myself TFS and thanks for taking part in the competition XXX