Sunday, October 28, 2012

Helen here - Lovely to Meet You {and Look what I made!}

Hi there everyone!  Helen here.  I am so pleased to be
designing for Purple Pumpkin now & thought you may
be interested in finding out a little more about me.

Hi there,  my name is Helen Tilbury and I live in Durban,
South Africa, with my hubby, 4 kids and 3 kitties & I’ve 
been papercrafting for 9 years now.  I consider myself a 
scrapbooker first and foremost although I do dabble in 
cards, tags, mini-albums and canvases from time to time!

I have a teeny studio {we converted our entrance hall}
 & you can find me in it a LOT of the time, surrounded by 
floor to ceiling stash! {my heaven on earth!!}

I’ve been blogging at
for over 4 years now & worked at many different challenge 
sites, sketch blogs & kit clubs.

Currently I’m designing for Les Papiers de Pandore 
in France, Berry71Bleu on Etsy, Creative Scrappers 
& My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club as a Mixed Media 
Educator & of course here at Purple Pumpkin too!

My style is detailed, clustered and layered up without
 being overly busy – Modern Shabby is the term I’ve 
coined for it and I see that others are using that
 terminology now too which is really cool!

I love strong, saturated colour and pale backgrounds 
& enjoy techniques such as misting, masking, painting 
& stamping to add depth and detail to my pages. I don’t
 like flat, clean and simple pages – for me the whole process
 needs to  be tactile and fun to be therapeutic and satisfying.


Well I think that's enough reading for one day don't you?!
Now for another Purple Pumpkin layout!

On this layout, which you can read more about on my
blog HERE - I've used Purple Pumpkin fabric & wooden buttons.

You can find these patterned buttons in sets from the
Purple Pumpkin shop HERE.

The heart buttons you see here are also from Purple 
Pumpkin & they are printed, but I turned mine over
& inked them up instead.  You can view all the wooden
buttons in stock HERE.

If you love layers, like I do, then Purple Pumpkin buttons
are for you!  They are perfect for tucking under flowers
& creating interesting clusters when mixed with other
embellishments too.  Have a great Sunday!


Sarah said...

Gorgeous page as always Helen!

Bellaidea said...

Nice to meet you too:), lovely page my friend!

Debbie said...

Simply beautiful Helen!!

Arnlaug said...

This is gorgeous!!

Arnlaug said...

This is gorgeous!!

Judith said...

Gorgeous page.

Evgenia Petzer said...

i love this one!!!

Tracey said...

A stunning page Helen!!

Mara said...

I am so not a layered person, so I hope I can grab some inspiration from you.

Pam said...

What a lovely page!