Friday, 9 September 2016

Remember the Moments and Father's day card

Hello there, it’s Helen with you today with my September post for Scrapmatts. It’s lovely to see the trees in bud, some warmer days and sunshine.
I created the layout using a sketch from Stuck? sketchesm with kind permission from Laura Whitaker, the designer.
I rotated the sketch 45 degrees to better suit the portrait photo.

The papers are from an older Kaisercraft collection called “Pitter patter” 
I treated the white card stock with clear gesso so I could add lots of texture and paint.

The frame is CB5138 String circles 02. It wasn't quite big enough to do what I wanted, so I cut it, dampened it and stretched it out. Worked a treat!

I used Whipped Spackle texture paste through the ST1002 Stencil Diamonds and swished a bit of water colour paint over the top, allowing it flow out onto the page.

The title words are CB4061 Assorted Words 17
The words were painted, then heat embossed.

The journalling is on the back of the layout and it reads:-

This picture was taken when you were 3 months old. At such a young age you seemed to like the attention that comes with having your photo taken. Your bright eyes didn’t miss a trick and you kicked away happily on your rug. I wonder what the future holds for you, in this century, when rapid advances in technology change the way we interact with our friends and family. I hope that you will always know how much you are loved.

In the words of Bob Dylan:-

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.
May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.
May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful 
And may your song always be sung

May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.
Love Granny 19th November 2011
My next project is:-
A Father’s day easel card using Scrapmatts
CB 1017 Keys 01
CB1239 Scrap words 25ß
CB5036 Kites 01
CB5127 Diamond mesh 03 (the left over skeleton pieces)

The Mesh was left untreated.
The papers are older Maja scraps.

I treated the kite with gesso and distress inks. I like the way the ink clumped into little beads.

The key was altered with gesso and rusting paste to create the aged look. 
The words were ready to go - no treatment needed.
I hope you've enjoyed your look around today.

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We'd love to see how you use the beautiful SCRAPMATTS products.
Until next time - Happy Scrapping.
Thanks for calling in to say hello.
I truly appreciate any comments you may care to leave.


  1. Oh Helen, I love the layout. So beautiful!! Such an adorable and precious photo and your journaling is always so heartwarming (love that song). Love the colours and the fabulous background .. beautifully done! Your card is fabulous too. Great colours and love the Scrapmatts chippies! Have a great weekend .. hugs xx

  2. So soft and delicate. Love that song. Beautiful, beautiful page Helen xx

  3. Wow Helen! Your layout is so beautiful! Such a precious photo! Love the pretty posies and chipboard piece! Your card is fantastic! Perfect for Father's Day! Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Oh Helen - that layout is a stunner! I love the delicate background - beautiful! A fave! And very cool card too!

  5. Your layout is so beautiful, the photo is adorable! Soft and pretty, love the circle frame around the sweet photo.. And a fantastic card too! Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Talk about contrasting creations! That Layout is magnifique! Really, really pretty & I LOOOVE the way you've constructed the bg. Not sure about you TORTURING the chippy like that....but hey! Whatever works, right??!!!! And your Dad's day card is lovely. That blue is my favourest shade & works a treat with those words. LOVE the words!!!! Nice to see you posting every now and then. I get my Helen fix. Thank you:) And btw - those song words? Just right:):)!!!! Tomorrow is Sunday. Hope it's a great one for you....we're hoping to do the food and wine festival up here. Not into the wine. But the food. Well, now....!!!!! AND I thought you asked a question on my blog...but now I can't remember and it's late at night & I can't be bothered going back in to look! Lazy sod, aren't I? You prob didn't. Prob imagining it!!!! Hmmmnnnn.....anyways....nighty night!!

  7. Oh oh oh Helen, I just love this precious LO and photo! And the song is so perfect. The FD card is awesome too. Hugs, Autumn

  8. What a beautiful page Helen, and a very sweet photo - she looks like a little doll! The effect of the watercolour over the stencilling is very pretty and I love all the different treatments you use on the chipboard pieces. Fabulous! :o)xxx

  9. Hello sweet't this just a soft and beautiful page! Loooove it to bits and the elements so perfect! Love that precious photo and special journaling too! ;-) Great card the kite and aged key! Beautiful work! ;-)

  10. Gorgeous layout, love the string circle chippy, perfect for showcasing your gorgeous Grand daughter . That Bob Dylan song is one of my faves and perfect for your layout. I went to a Bob Dylan Concert many, many years ago, it was a very good weekend. Ah the good old days.
    Love the colour scheme on your Fathers Day card, looks great.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Mary x

  11. This looks fantastic Helen and I just love the soft colour! The photo is wonderful too, the whole piece is just gorgeous! Thanks also for those great Bob Dylan lyrics!

  12. WOW! Helen you are back in full force. Creating a storm of such diverse and equally beautiful projects. I wish I could find my groove again but it is just MIA... That layout is just so soft and pretty and girly and I love those papers you used. Beautiful mixed media that accentuates your layout without overpowering it. It is just beautiful. I love that fathers day card. I have been meaning to try an easel card but still thinking about it :D Thank you for all the inspiration and I just love your journalling to Esther. How could she not know she was loved :D <3