Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Dandelion Clock

Aimee loves to blow Dandelion Clocks, but she calls them wishes, love that!!!! Manged to get a few photos of her blowing them.

A few close ups!

I started the layout by using a die cut 12 x 12 paper, tracing around it onto other paper and cutting it out. I then measured around the edge and cut out the inside and then curled back the edges, I saw Tracey demonstrating this one day for one of her scrapbook ladies. Wet the edges lightly with a baby wipe and then curl them back on itself. Quick and easy distressing.

I then used a distress ink pad and cut'n'dry foam to colour the paper doily.

I used a cuttlebug die to make the beautiful vine.

I made the hat pins by threading some beads, chains and charms unto a stick pin, as they already had some beautiful pearl tops.

I stamped clocks onto acetate and cut around them.

I cut the title from cuttlebug dies and coated the letters in diamond glaze.

I also sprayed the big cluster of flowers with Glimmer mist

And I raised two of the photos at different heights to give more live to the layout.

What I used

The list below was bought at Running With Scissors unless stated otherwise

Cardstock - Green and pink Bazzill
Paper - Sandylion - Meadow
Die Cut - My Mind's Eye - Sun Kissed "only smiles" Flower Girl Paper
Flowers - Bazzill - Paper flowers, Prima - Painterly Petals and a collection of flowers
Leafs - Bazzill paper leafs
Cuttlebug die - Floral borders - Die 2
Cuttlebug Alphas - Borrowed from Tracey (thanks)
Childhood tag - was bought at Running with Scissors but long since lost the packaging
Inks - Staz on black - Tim Holtz distress ink pads - Worn Lipstick
Crystals - Mark Richards
Diamond Glaze - Ranger - Glossy Accents
Cut'n'Dry foam - Ranger

Doily - Sanisburys
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels - Old Lace - Hobbyhouse
String of beads - Freebie from Papercraft Inspirations
Aceate - Staples - think they are supposed to be used for fronts of CV's
Charm with heart - "borrowed" from a pair of children's jeans
Beads - Netto



Kary Sol said...

Fantastic work!!!!!

Lisa said...

Another gorgeous layout! The flowers are so pretty and I love the doily.

Lisa x

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

this is just stunning, I love it!!! xOxO deb

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

this is just stunning, I love it!!! xOxO deb

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

whoops, well it bears repeating!!!

Nicola said...

Totally awesome creation Helena. Fabulous subject and top marks with photography. Those floral arrangements are so so beautiful and this combo is super.
Nicola -x-

Tracey said...

Absolutely beautiful hon I love the progression of photos and the fresh pinks and greens of the page and embellishments TFS XXX

Lori said...

This is a gorgeous layout! I have similar pictures of my grandson at age 6 blowing on dandelions. In this part of the States, we call them Dandelion Wishes. As a child I was told that the fairies (the seeds being blown off) would carry my wish to Heaven. I just might have to scraplift this, if you don't mind.

Lori said...

Oh, I also wanted to add that I, too, LOVE the progression of photos and the cluster of flowers and embellies in the lower corner--stunning! I just had to become a follower.