Thursday, November 22, 2012

Each Moment Only Once Layout by Helen Tilbury


Hi Everyone!  HELEN here with my take on Bellaidea's challenge for this month
 - to "Go Crazy!"  I tried my best LOL!   I did several things differently to usual.
We were sponsored this month by 7 Dots Studio so of course that made my job
 just that much easier :)  I mean papers designed by the almighty Finnabair
herself are bound to be anything but ordinary!
I mixed the tags and stickers from 'Hopefully' with the papers from  'Domestic Goddess', along with twine from Purple Pumpkin, a funky Prima lightbulb & some grunged up cogs from Imaginarium Design.
Yeah I smudged the journaling - but it's all in keeping with the  'look' right?!
 I got quite a lot of background texture going on with my modeling paste - that
 is so thick I battle to squeeze it out of the bottle!!  I used WAX CRAYONS through
my stencil, which is certainly a first for me, but the texture was AWESOME!!
Splatting some dots of black mist onto a layout = a sure-fire way to add some manly grunge.  I also freehand cut a strip along the top of my layout & tucked in a few bits & pieces. This is a very trendy new technique I've been wanting to try!
I went crazy with the twine as you can see above & below! I was thinking it kinda reflected my son's inner 'teenage angst' as he is an 'over-thinker' like ME :)
And of course printing out a large photo then backing it onto chipboard, mounting it and inking the edges in black give a 'cardboard cut-out' look which is something I've never tried before either!  Thank you Bellaidea for setting a challenge that 
certainly had me 'pushing the boat out'!  

Still time to enter our challenge HERE!

Supplies List for 'Each Moment Only Once' Layout

Papers - 7 Dots Studio - Domestic Goddess -
 White Apron & Women's Talk
Stickers & Tags - 7 Dots - Hopefully Collection 
Stencil - 6" Reverse Chicken Wire - The Crafter's Workshop
Modeling Paste - Reeves
Mon Ami Creamy Crayon Sticks - Red, Yellow & Orange
Black Mist - Maya Road 'Charcoal'
Twine & Wooden Heart Buttons - Purple Pumpkin
Chipboard Cogs - Imaginarium Design
Inks - Black - Doodlebug - Red - Color Box - Warm Red
Beige Crackle Paint - Ranger - Antique Linen
Black Paint - Making Memories - Asphalt
Journaling Pen - Shachihata
Light Bulb, Wooden Bird & Black Alphas - Prima


  1. Wowwwwwwwwwww!! Helen is AMAZING!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee this!! LOVING that photo and love love love love the twine action!!!

  2. Oh my!! Truly love this one! Beautiful work Helen!! Thank you!!

  3. Helen, I just saw a photo of your boy from 6 y a and now I can see handsome young man, what happend? This is such a great page with your design , colors and message, love it!

  4. LOVE that you fussy cut your photo makes your DS stand out...great, grungy texture is of my faves of yours:):):)

  5. Oh My Gosh! This is seriously awesome! LOVE what you did with the twine. What a striking layout, Helen!!! :D

  6. This turned out really cool. Love the way you enlarged an cut the photo he's very handsom!!!

  7. Speechless.............................

  8. AWESOME!!!! love this my friend!!! Gorgeous work!!!! hugs! ;)


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