Monday, 9 May 2016

You & Me makes me Happy. Scrapmatt DT

Welcome to my May Scrapmatts projects.
They are both created with soft, feminine colours 
which I enjoy working with. 
I thought the ornate frames were perfect for the shabby chic style of the page. They were not quite the right size for my photos, 
so I trimmed off the sides and just used the tops.  
The paper is from Prima, as is the sweet flair and the lace.
The Metal Filligree corners tied in with the soft gold of the heart sprays
and I used black texture paste through the Stencil Bubbles to enhance the title. 
The heart sprays are perfect for tucking into clusters to soften the edges.
JOURNALLING - on the back of the page.
These three photos show how quickly your expressions change and how happy you are to have your photo taken - as long as I’m quick about it!   After all there is lots of crafting, bike riding, gardening and mud play to grab your attention.  Like a little honey eater, you flit from one activity to another, eager to slurp the essence out of every experience.  We love your company, your sunny nature and your quirky sense of humour.  
Photo taken 17 August 2015.  Journalling 7 May 2016. Love Granny  

CB 6103 Scrap Words 21 - left untreated
CB4056 Ornate Frames 13 - treated with 
Stampendous embossing powder - Aged Ivory
CB5054 Heart Spray 02 - painted with gesso and Gold silks glaze
CH017 Filigree Corners #2
ST 1004 Stencil Bubbles

The Birthday card was made with Maja papers.
I love the CB 6090 Ornate Frames 18 
which formed the centre of this easel card,
Frame treated with Stampendous embossing powder - Aged Ivory
I treated the CB 1202 Roses 02 with twinkling H2O's and added the 
Happy Birthday with CB 1244 Scrap Words 30
The words were left untreated.

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  1. Stunning creations Helen and I love those photos on the page.
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  2. Hi Helen, I always enjoy seeing what you are creating.. your Scrapmatts creating this month look so pretty, I love the sweet photos on your layout and lovely papers and great use of the chippies, and your card is so pretty and feminine.. love them.. I hope your week is going well..

  3. They really are the prettiest, soft creations....those papers go sooo well with the scrolls and flourishes etc.....I really like how you've added the touch of black to your LO....& what GORGEOUS expressions your grand girl has! She looks such a sweety! Thanks for all the blog love you leave me, Helen....sorry I haven't been around for a while. I am glad that you're on this team, though, cos it means now I'm back I know I"ll get a regular "Helen fix"!!!!

  4. An absolutely darling layout and such a beautiful card! Gorgeous work. Hugs, Autumn

  5. WOW!!! Helen you have captured some delightful shots of your little grand daughter.....she is just Beautiful....your journaling made me smile can see exactly what she is like from the sequence of photos. Lovely papers and perfect chippie elements.
    The card is Beautiful...beautiful colours, love the dies.
    Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your weekend. Love Janice xx

  6. Two stunning projects yet again Helen! Gosh - what georgously expressive photos too!

  7. Oh my...this is such a pretty layout! A pretty layout for such a pretty young lady! That little face just says it all! Your journaling is always such a delight! Beautiful and elegant card too...the colour combo is perfection! ;-)

  8. Ooooh such a soft and pretty page Helen and with so much depth and interesting texture to it, but those sweet photos are still the star of the show. Your granddaughter looks very like you doesn't she? That card is lovely too :o)xxx

  9. Ah she is a little doll but behind that girly little grin is an iron temperament and a wicked sense of humour I am sure. She knows what she wants :D the colours are so vibrant and seem to match her personality perfectly.
    The card is just lovely and I see you used my favourite papers.