Saturday, October 13, 2012

'Love My Life' Layout by Helen

Hello Ladies!  This post is much later than usual today as I have a line fault here & this is the first internet access I've had all day - the signal keeps dropping - very frustrating!  Well here I am sharing my project for the month, using Scrap FX chipboard & Manor House Creations flowers,both available from the Zeus& Zoe Etsy store HERE.  

I used lots of Scrap FX chipboard here - firstly for my TITLE and also the chicken wire you see above - left in it's raw state - and the maroon 'filigree square' piece on top of it that I actually cut in half to use on either side of the photo. 

Don't be afraid to customise your chipboard to suit your needs, I've done that with every piece here.  The chicken wire comes in a much larger piece that I cut down into 4 pieces and only used 2 here (on either side of the photo).   Doing this will make your chipboard go a long way and save your money!

On this side you can just see bits of the chicken wire peeking out from under the flowers.  The filigree square that I cut in half I inked up then embossed/ uteed for a shiny, glittery effect.

Here you can see one of the gorgeous Manor House Creations 'Vintage' Flowers I used - just inked up a bit for some extra depth.  

Here I inked up the cream flower using pink, blue & yellow inks & inked up the pink one with some beige, before cutting it in half so it appears to be 'coming out' from under the photo. (Another way to save money but don't cut straight down the centre, make sure to keep the stamens intact by cutting to the side so one 'half' is slightly bigger than the other).

Here I inked the blue flower lightly using pale green ink - see how a couple of the stamens have absorbed the colour!  These paper flowers take the inks really well so are completely alterable or perfect to use as is.

I customised my title too - it started off all as one long saying 'Love of my Life' which I changed to 'Love my Life' by cutting off the 'of' and splitting the 'Love' from the  'My Life'.  My daughter adores Summer & really does live her life to the full & enjoy our hot weather.

Hope you're all doing well & having a wonderful weekend!!
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  1. Ohh Helen, was so worth to wait longer! I adore the photo and all your work on this page!

  2. absolutely STUNNING!! love love love what you've done!!

  3. This is soooooooooooo gorgeous Helen! I love love loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and the flowers!!!

  4. WOW!!!!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous! Love everything about this fabulous lo! Simply stunning!

  5. Awwwwwwwww...LOVE this Helen!!!! The colors are beautiful and i love it that the whole page is a big cluster!!! So cool design!!!xxx

  6. Helen this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love that chicken wire and also the beautiful florals and paper! Everything is just perfect....truly stunning!

  7. Thanks so much girls :) Glad you like it!!

  8. I love your page Helen! The colours and details are gorgeous!


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