Thursday, December 13, 2012

'Winter Birthday' Layout by Helen Tilbury

Hello there everyone!  HELEN here with my take on Vicky's 'White Christmas/ Winter' Challenge.  I went with the Winter theme as I have been wanting to 
scrap these photos of my youngest daughter Cami and her best friend for ages.

She has a June birthday, which, in South Africa (where we live) is right in the middle of Winter.  She is a Summer girl and would love a pool party but this 
year we took her out to her favorite restaurant for a delicious steak instead!

I used this awesome frame from Wycinanka, our December sponsor, and cut off the kitties with my craft knife, as I really wanted to use it on this layout that didn't fit the feline theme :)  I simply inked it up with Burnt Sienna & Dark Brown Color Box inks, lightly & randomly, to transform the frame to this grungy, mottled look.

We have NO snow where I live EVER as I live by the sea in a tropical climate!
  In fact I have NEVER even SEEN snow in my LIVE except in photographs!!  

I hope you like my 'Winter' page!  That's as cold as it gets in these parts :)

I went for lots of texture by using gesso, modeling paste with a stencil, 
some netting & crochet lace & an awesome Manor House Creations
flower that is available in our Zeus and Zoe store HERE.

I know it's a busy time of the year for everyone but I do hope that you will play along with our December challenge "White Christmas/Winter".  Before I go I just want to wish everyone a blessed holiday season &, to those who celebrate it, a very merry Christmas!  And to everyone - a happy & prosperous new year for 2013!!


  1. Helen is just amazing!!! This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors and the layers!!!

  2. Helen, this just so so gorgeous. Love the autumn and kind vintage feel to this. As always your creation has so much to feast the eyes on.
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  3. Gorgeous Helen!! It doesn't get very cold where I reside either in winter. The elements you used in your layout are really beautiful.

  4. I love this!!! That big flower is outstanding! I especially love all the texture in the bg. I'm really starting to get into that modeling paste, so thanks for showing the up close shots!

  5. What a good idea, doing winter-as Christmas is so hot here, it doesn't seem right to scrap it as cold:):). LOVE these colours & that big flower is sensational!!!!!

  6. This is gorgeous!! One of my faves ones of yours now. Snow is nothing to brag about and I could live without it. Fantastic LO.


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