Thursday, June 20, 2013

'Romance' Layout by Helen {My Final Project}

Hello there Purple Pumpkin fans!
Yes I am going to miss saying that 3 times a month LOL!!
This is my last post for Purple Pumpkin - thank you for having me :)

I have had a lot of fun here with my dear old friend Vicky Varvadouka  -
10 months all in all, if you include my initial GDT.  
But all good things must come to an end & I am moving on - 
please don't forget about me ladies!  
I hope that I have provided some inspiration to you during my time here!

You are most welcome to keep up with me on my blog HERE & come 
& play along at my challenge blog - Scrap Around The World - HERE.

Sam has very generously agreed to sponsor our 4th prize there
 for an entire year - THANK YOU SAM!!  

On with the show!  This is how I go about creating with Purple Pumpkin products. First I choose what products I am going to use.  I wanted to do a rainbow-type layout so I selected what I could find in my stash that would help me achieve an ombre/rainbow type look.

I had a photo in mind that I wanted to use & I printed it out in black & white as it was a mobile phone photo & not the best quality.  Doing this always 'saves' less than perfect photos.  I added a vintage hue to it to tie in with the yellow tones.

I began this layout by stamping with a Prima stamp around the perimeter of where I knew the photo would go (in the centre) then I used gel medium to apply some offcut strips of burlap (hessian) that I had leftover from a previous project.

Once that was stuck down I brushed over the burlap with gesso paste then added some watercolours around the edges of the burlap.  Then I flicked on some black mist, dried everything off with my heat gun, glued my entire page to a thin sheet of chipboard to flatten it out then added some white sponging of gesso around the edges of my page.

Lastly I positioned my Purple Pumpkin embellishments together with some chipboard words from Scrapmatts & some leftover bling dots from Flourish with a Bling.  As I wanted a muted layout I finished off by protecting my photo with a piece of acrylic plastic while giving my page a light spray of "Calico White" by Studio Calico (Mister Hueys).

All the items shown in my first supplies photograph can be found in the Purple Pumpkin online store HERE

 (Yoyo flowers, patterned fabric buttons in Large & XLarge, resin roses & flairs)
Miss you Already!


Kerry said...

What a lovely LO to finish off with. I will be following your blog and look forward to seeing more of your work.

Sandra said...

Beautiful way to finish off your stint as designer, I love the colouring on this page.

Sandie Edwards said...

What a beautiful LO Helen!!

Denise Price said...

What a wonderful finale for your Purple Pumpkin tenure! I like the rainbow aura. I also see a bit of a bird's nest effect...fitting in with the idea of love birds.

And believe me, Helen, no on is gonna forget you! <3

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Thank you for everything Helen!!! You did amazing projects for PP!!!!You will be surely missed A LOT!!!!!
p.s. Amazing layout!!!!!!So inspirational, as always!!xx

alexandra s.m. said...

Helen's layouts always take my breath away!
Thank You~


lovely layout, love the romantic vintage style