Tuesday, 19 August 2008


I have created this layout for the August Sketch Challenge on the Paper Paradise forum, hosted by Ruth.

The stickles looks a lot better IRL, just could not get them to photograph the way I wanted them - sigh!

Ruth got permission from Magga Mjuka to use a sketch that she designed, check out her work on her blog Here or her gallery in Scrapbook.com here!

This has to be one of the most busiest pages that I have done, and it was fun!

I decided to use different shades of pink cardstock to make the base. All card edges, photo edges etc have been inked. I cut 2 photos into circles, I then used some clear plastic into the 3rd circle as I wanted it to be transparent like bubbles.
I used a circle journaling stamp on the plastic and used a peel off marker to write the journaling, and as usual made a mistake, at least future generations will know I am not perfect, lol

I stamped some flourishes and then used a whole lot of flowers, when I was finished the bottom flourish had all but disappeared, so I re-stamped that flourish. Next came stickles, everywhere all along the flourish lines, on some of the brads, etc

My line of brads at the bottom went a bit wonky, but hey I am like that anyways, lol

I used self adhesive pearls around the top photo. I used a substance like liquid pearls to add blobs to some of the petals. Lots of crystal gems, some glitter brads, a brad with a butterfly that I stickled (bottom left flower).

The pink butterfly I got from dismantling a hair bobble that was got in Claire's Accessories. A dragonfly that I can't remember buying, which also got stickled.

The title was done with rub-ons.

Some pics of the flowers and flourishes in more detail.

Cardstock - 3 shades of Bazzill
Flourish stamps - Papermania Ornate scrolls
Journaling Stamp - Prima
Flowers - Prima, Bazzill, Petaloo (thanks Brenda) and charity shop bought flowers stripped down
Rub-on letters - Mini Marks - American crafts (Thanks Kels)
Stickles - Icicle
Clear Gems - Studio Catouluge and Mark Richards self adhesive
Pink - Making Memories
Frosted - Papermania
Black Sugar Coated - Doodlebug Design (thanks Kels)
Butterfly - Papermania
Dragonfly - Can't remember, but was bought in Paper Paradise

Pink butterfly - Hair bobble from Claire's Accessories
Pink Pearl blobs - Creatateur - 3D Deco Liner
Self Adeshive Pearls - Mark Richards
Black Ink - Stazon
Journaling Pen - Peel off Marker



altered geisha said...

OMG this is stunning!!!! I knew that this sketch would bring out the best in everyone but yours is truly beautiful!!

Aimee looks so serene and the swirls, flouishes and flowers are a perfect match to this pink girly page.

Good to see you have remained faithful to your trusty stickles it is such a shame they don't photograph as well as they look in real life but on this LO you can still clearly see them.

We have both used the prima stamp in exactly the same place!!lol!

Well done xxx

Celena said...

Wow! Your layout looks amazing! I am a huge fan of how you used so many flowers and swirls!

Jean at Penny Lane said...

That is a great sketch!

Tracey said...

OMG !!!!!!!! I am picking my jaw up off the floor here !!!!! this is absolutely delightful, love the pink and off course all the flowers and the stickles and the pics and the flourishes and the oh heck I LOVE it ALL, my fave of yours to date, love love love it (can you tell lol) XXX

LazyKay said...

Love how you've fitted the circle theme in with the bubbles and altho' I'm not a 'pink' person I think the colours are pefect for this theme/image.


Maya said...

This is just gorgeous!
Stunning work,Helena :)
Love all the little details,and the colours and the photos!
Love it!!

Hugs from Maya