Monday, 6 May 2013

Guest Designer at Orange Paperie for May

Cheryl from the lovely team at Orange Paperie invited me to design for May.  I so admire these girls since we all met at the Boxx a few summers ago.  Thank you so much, it's an honour to be among you.

The brief was Monochromatic with white space, a lovely challenge to work with.  I scrapped our DGS who is a big school boy now.

I enjoyed getting messy with texture and paints, and the way older prodcuts can be freshened with a new technique. 

Love that Prima Florish mask

The Journalling is on the back of the page.

Before you started school you said you felt both happy and scared.  Now, with the first term over, you have settled well and particularly love jolly phonics.  We missed our big boy when we didn’t see you for our special day each week and notice a huge change in your vocabulary.

We loved having you over for days during the holidays and taking you to the planetarium and to see Zambezia.

We played guessing games about names that sound the same, but are spelt differently and mean different things. e.g. which/witch, hear/here, pear/pair.  You were very good at the game, suggesting things we had not thought of.

You told us that you had helped Daddy to prepare the garden patch by digging it over to aerate it. Then you would plant the winter crop of root vegetables. When asked if you’d like to go to the park or the library, you declined saying, “No thanks, I’d just like to go home to your house and play like we used to. 

Dusty Attic - Skeleton Clock Faces
My Mind's Eye - Howdy Doody, "Like", Wild Flower Paper (Background)
My Mind's Eye - Breeze "Dream" Stamped Paper (Checked)
Graphic 45 - The Old Curiosity Shoppe Collection (Buttterfly)
Prima Mask - Flourish
Prima mask - Lattice
Prima - Vintage mechanicals ( number 5)
Prima - Wood embellishments, Gears
Atelier Gesso - White
Liquitex - Gloss Heavy Gel
E.K. Punch - Binding
Kaisercraft - Collectables, On the move (car)
Pan Pastel - Bright yellow green
Basic Grey - Alphabet stickers, Archiac
October Afternoon alphas - Mini market sticker, Green
Colorbox chalk ink - Olive pastel
Tombow pen - 177
Tattered Angels Glimmermist - Forest Green
Francheville glitter brads - Savoir Faire
Buttons - spotlight 
Deli an Kindy Glitz - Crystalina
Embroidery thread



  1. This is gorgeous Helen....and I love the colouring and the super details! Super sentiment too! I look at my son too and wonder where the time is going...they just seem to grow so fast! Amazing how these little boys can just creep into our hearts!!! ;-)

  2. such a sweet page, love all monochromatic colour, gorgeous work :)