Monday, 2 June 2014

Beautiful - CSI and Scrap 365/6 challenge

These are not my favourite colours, but I like to be forced to think outside the square. After several attempts, with lots of paper cut up and nothing looking good, I raided my scraps box and found the perfect colours.  The Dark Coral is an old piece of Bazzil cardstock and the light peach,
I’m not sure about; it could be Anna Griffin.
I used the June
Scrap365 sketch
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I used a water colour paper for the base
My attempts were hideous, so I flipped it over and started again.
It's hard to see, but there is a textured frame behind the coral one.
The die cut frame is Spellbinders - Fleur de Lis, rectangles
Chipboard title is from Scrapmatts - Scrap Words 03
I altered the white ribbon with gelatos to make the light peach colour
Enamel dots were left over from a class.
I think they are Teresa Collins
Texture paste
Lace - punched border

I used the initials of my subject to generate words to describe our DGD 
They are written on the back of the layout.




  1. simply stunning . love the way you have used the colors and the photo is just perfect, little darling girl xoxo

  2. Helen this is just beautiful. So much detail in a minimalist page. Gorgeous and thanks for joining us at Scrap365 :)

  3. This is simply gorgeous.. I really love the end result here...

  4. Just Gorgeous Helen....sweet photo, love the paper strips, the frame, the enamel dots and splatters and I love how you coloured the ribbon to match. x

  5. Stunning page. Again so deceptively simple...and striking. I love your take on this colour challenge.

  6. Oh my, this one stunning page Helen. I always adore your style, and this layout is not exception! Love how simple it is, how you focused on the picture and that picture is so sweet!!!
    Fantastic work!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Scrap365 <3

  7. Errrk! Wrote a comment & it went away....weird how that happens at times....anyways, you might have struggled with it, but I think it looks fabulous....those colours are the texture with the plasterer's tape & those enamel dots are the perfect touch amongst your oh-so-delicate 'splats':):):)

  8. Hah! Maybe you've got BOTH my comments now...this'll be numero 3:):) Hee hee...aaah well, it'll give you a laugh, You don't have to approve #1....I was being a bit cheeky!!!!! OR this one, either, LOL!!!

  9. What a sweet photo and lovely page, thank you for joining Scrap 365 challenge

  10. gorgeous Helen .. both the LO & photo .. i empathise with you on cut up strips that don't quite work out as we imagine ... love your frame .. hugs

  11. Absolutely gorgeous....the photo of your DGD is so sweet! Love the clean design..and both frames...stunning! Love it!

  12. Absolutely exquisite Helen! This is truly such a pretty page!!

  13. I agree I found this palette challenging and it was the blue that threw me. I think you have created a beautiful layout and the white on white texture frame is so subtle and so pretty. She is such a sweet little thing and I love the words you used to describe her. This is one of my fave layouts. Love the white space.

  14. wonderful entry, thank you so much for playing along with us at Scrap 365 <3

  15. what you've done with this! :)