Saturday, 2 August 2014

Scrap Africa Sketch 32 - Bali

Hello, hello and welcome to my blog.
Today, I'm sharing a DT layout for Scrap Africa.
The sketch was set by the talented Marta Lapkoska, one of our DT.
I rotated the sketch 90 degrees to the right.
to see what the DT have created for your inspiration.
I was inspired by the bright flowers and chose photos I took in Bali.
I'm still on my quest to use my old stash so
the background paper is a very old Basic Grey, " Stella Ruby".
I kept the page very simple to allow the vibrant, tropical flowers to shine.
  The alphas are Basic Grey too.
The black dots are made with Glimmer Glaze, one of my favourite products.
 The green paper is a scrap of Sassafras Lass, "Luscious"
and the orange is possibly Echo Park.
The metal flowers are by Prima
Love these travel tags by SCRAPMATTS

The journalling is on the back of the page:-

Our family had gathered from around the world to celebrate the wedding of our middle son to his beautiful fiancee. Our gorgeous villa was at Seminyak and came with a shared living area as well as individual mini Villas for each couple.  What absolute luxury to have meals provided by the chef whenever we were hungry. We had a blissful ten days in Indonesia, where the heat and humidity promotes lush growth and brilliant flowers; so different from the harsh, brown landscape I live in.
The wedding was held at the Villa, with local people providing the magnificent food.   Oct 2008


  1. wow wow wow !! love it Helen, brilliant x

  2. Look at those gorgeous flowers... Beautiful work Helen the flourishes and blooms are the perfect accents to your layout. Such a special occasion, sounds like you had a wonderful time.
    Feels good to delve into the stash, create a layout and make it new again. xx

  3. What a strikingly beautiful page Helen, the colours give it a really tropical feel. Love those metal flowers and your perfect dots (is that tricky to do?)
    Thanks for asking about my shelving btw - if you check out the post I did ages ago when my room was all new and shiny it has all the details

    ps you should join in with WOYWW - I would love to see your creative space too! :o)

  4. Ooooh this is wonderful. I love the layered look here & I adore Bali. Can't wait to go back one day!!

  5. Gorgeous layout Helen! The photos are stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I'm glad I'm not the only one trying to use up old products at the moment. This is fabulous Helen! we had a week in Vanuatu a few years ago & the tropical plants just blew my mind. As you said, so different from our own landscape. What a wonderful experience attending your Son's wedding in such an exotic setting.

  7. Love how you always make your photo shine and of course your journalling is a highlight for me. Wow the time you had in Bali sounds Amazing, pure heaven (oh how I would love to have my own chef, not a fan of cooking myself) and using up old stash is always a bonus

  8. I'm in loooove with that bg pp...regardless of age! It's a fab base for your bright blooms.....what a wonderful, luxurious time it sounds, too:):)

  9. I love your page Helen, great choice the dark background behind the vibrant flowers!
    Beautiful work!!!

  10. Absolutely stunning. A lovely reminder of exotic destinations xxx

  11. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!
    I love your layout! The way you combine the bright colours on the photos with the dark background and metal is brilliant!

  12. Gorgeous, exotic page Helen....just like those beautiful flowers and exotic Bali! Love the metal flowers and the colouring.....stunning page!

  13. Your flowers are beautiful and they really pop on the darker background. I am on a quest to use my old stash too... pity about all the new stuff finding its way in :P I love that stamp it is so subtle on that paper and the metal flowers are gorgeous.... I wan't to play along if I get time.

  14. Oh what lucious photos and flowers. I love how exotic and different they look.
    Good choise to keep the background and other ebellishments fairly simple to let these beauties shine,

  15. Stunning! I Love how the pics really pop on this one.

  16. Such a beauty of a page Helen! chiming in with the other ladies. My gosh to have a cook of my own! that wedding must have been one pretty special one! Just look at those flowers, amazing! xoxo