Monday, 30 June 2014

Love - SATW June challenge

Mood board with it's dramatic colours
reminded me of holidays and relaxation.
The word LOVE was the catalyst for my page.
Thank you Di Garling for this brilliant challenge.

The colours of the mood board are so summery and bright that
I was inspired to scrap a photo of DGD who has a 
vibrant and sunny personality.
The background is water colour paper primed with gesso
Then I splashed around different yellow paints, 
before spritzing with gold and black.
The sequins and threads were inspired by a class I did with
Louise Nelson
The cute Flair is from Scrap Friends.
The words are from Scrapmatts
The circle stamp was kindly tracked down for me by my friend
If you don't know Val and her brilliant work,
due yourself a favour and hop over to her blog and check out her style.
The heart is a Freckled Fawn veneer
I just coloured it with a Sharpie.
Love the camera flair, but unfortunately I don't know the maker
it's something I picked up on my travels around Western Australia

The journalling is on the back and it reads.
We baby sat you at home on this day and you were "all over the place, like a blowfly in a bottle," as my Dad used to say.  I'd forgotten how busy some little children can be at two and a half, but the memories of your Daddy at a similar age came rushing back in an instant.  In and out, up and down, round and round, until I was almost giddy with the speed at which you moved and this was just the first hour or so.   My usual trick of story reading didn't have the usual calming effect.  By the second page of the book, you were squirming to get down, saying "I've had enough of that now Granny."  The only time I got you to sit still for a few seconds was when the camera came out.  You loved changing your dress and doing a twirl.  And just look at the smile, butter wouldn't melt in your mouth.  At the end of a tiring day, I have not only the memory of your antics, but also this gorgeous photo, which I treasure.   Love Granny, 22nd March 2014


  1. WOW Helen, this is absolutely GORGEOUS. A really fabulous interpretation of our June moodboard. That pic of you grandaughter is a wee bit adorable too, the perfect subject. So glad you were able to join in our challenge at Scrap Around the World. I am always a big fan of your work. Make sure you also upload it on to our facebook page too Hele, so that you go in our draw for an extra prize. Cheers Di

  2. Oh this is soooo sweet, and absolutely adorable.. love that photo and great take on that challenge too..

  3. Absolutely gob smackingly perfection....I'd be surprised if you didn't star over there with this one. I'd star you in a heart beat! LOOOOVe the flair [of course!!].....& the stitching with the yellow......YUMMMMY!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. What an absolutely gorgeous page! Yellow is a color I don't use very much in my crafting, but this may just give me the nudge to pull out those ignored little pots & bottles of color...

  5. FANBLOOMINGTASTIC!! Adore this Helen! Brilliant job!!

  6. Just LOVELY page my friend! Great photo too, thank you for joining SATW this month!

  7. I absolutely Love, Love, Love this Helen....So Gorgeous.
    Its a winner for me too.
    The star of the layout is that gorgeous little girl, then there is so much gorgeousness surrounding her.. the misting, the sequins, threads, flairs, stamping, blooms, the colours.....
    .WOW!!! New fave!!
    I just have to scroll back up for one more look. :)

  8. This is just soooooo beautiful, I loooove everything about it!!!!

  9. This is soooooo beautiful Helen!!!! Stunning!!!!

  10. Wow Helen I LOVE this. Love the drips, sequins and the bright, sunny palette for your beautiful photo

  11. Gorgeous page! Love the paint drips and that photo is so sweet! Thank you for playing with us at Scrap Around The World in June!

  12. Sooo sweet photo and stunning page :) Thank you for playing with SATW! :)

  13. What an adorable layout! The photo is awesome and I love how you used the yellow on this page! It's just stunning! All the best from SATW! :)

  14. This is a precious and gorgeous page! That sweet little face is so precious! Love the design of the page and the fabulous background! It is certainly sunny, bright and full of life! Love your journalling....makes me think of a busy little bee!!! Fabulosity! xx

  15. Fabulous sweet page! Love it so much! Thanks for sharing with us at SATW!

  16. Helen I love this vibrant, playful layout and I had a giggle at your journalling, a bit how I feel already looking after my two and they are not even crawling yet. I have a feeling that they will be very busy bees too. She does look as though butter wouldn't melt in her mouth and it is that very look that makes it all worthwhile. I love your background, and those stamps look amazing. Thank you so much for the shout out. This is one of my fave layouts I think. :D

  17. wow wow wow !!! this is just breathtaking .... cant stop looking at it ... wonderful art x

  18. Wow...Helen this is a magical page. I love the colours and I love the mixed media background. Very artistic.

  19. Congratulations on your Honourable Mention! Such a stunner!!

  20. Amazing page, I absolutely love it!!! ...and got a lot of inspiration...:)

  21. I say WOW!! just look at that photo of Miss Sunshine, sooo CUTE!! and the MM background, delish delish delish!! Now this merits 10 out of 10 from me! xoxo