Sunday 31 March 2013

65 CSI Challenge - Unique

These colours just screamed little boy to fresh and vibrant.  I'd love to see you over at CSI to have a play.

I decided to play with some new Dylusion spray paints and had a lovely, messy time. I used four different ranges, My Mind's Eye, Kaiser, October Afternoon and Bo-Bunny and they all played happily in it when that happens.

It was fickle day with the weather, when I went to photograph this and I just could not get the October Afternoon Button without glare.  So here is a close up. I was aiming for a mottled effect on the alphas by using both yellow and black paint.

Stripes - on the buttons
Mini brads
White space

I used the inspiration words Interest and Personality

At 26 months you have definite ideas about how life should be lived.  You remind me of a miniature version of Hercule Poirot where all is order and method.  Unlike your brothers, you are fascinated with toy cars.  You line them up neatly in rows and when your twin scatters them out of place, you patiently restore them to their designated position on the grid. You have great spatial awareness and love to play with puzzles. You always put things away when you’ve finished with them; something I have not seen in a child before. I wonder what sort of career will interest your shy personality? Maybe something which requires great attention to detail.  Perhaps a career which has not yet been invented? Whatever you choose, I hope you find it challenging and life giving.

Bazzil Cardstock - Blue and Red
Watercolour Paper - White
Bo Bunny - Back to Basics, C'est La Vie "Art Nouveau" (Green) 

My Mind's Eye - Notable "Love this" Adore yellow
My Mind's Eye - Boy Crazy "Point" the way" chevrons
My Mind's Eye - Boy Crazy "Decorative Buttons
My Mind's Eye - Boy Crazy Decorative buttons (banner) 

Kaisercraft Collectables - On the move (car)
October Afternoon - 5 & Dime Tin Pins (Wagon)
Imaginarium Chipboard - Alphas, lower case
Ranger Delusions - Ink Spray, "London Blue"
Ranger Delusions - Ink Spray, "Fresh Lime"
Tattered Angels Glimmermist - Patina
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Ranger Acrylic Dabber - Lemonade
Royal Coat - Dimensional Magic
Prima Mask - Circular Lattice
Spellbinders Die - Sprightly Sprockets
Mini Brads



  1. Oh I forgot, hope you have a lovely Easter day
    happy easter to you :)

  2. Beautiful layout Helen, love the use of the mists and the coggs
    Mary x

  3. She must be a Virgo!
    Love your page Helen. The colours suit the photo really well.The banner is so cute too.

  4. Helen, this is THE best page I think I've seen you do...thought so over at CSI when I saw it.....Dylusions totally rock, don't they???!!! They're my top faves.....& you've worked them perfectly here....I am seriously impressed!!!!!!!!

  5. Hi Helen...Hope you have had a lovely Easter break.
    Your layout is Beautiful...the misting looks fabulous, love the cogs,the little banner, the car and the adorable photo. As always I love reading your wonderful journaling.
    To answer a couple of your questions regarding my layouts...
    Fabulous Boy....I printed a sepia photo onto a transparency.
    My daughter...I cut the banner from a piece of Glitz Chevron paper.
    Thanks for always stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments. xx

  6. Gorgeous layout. Plus- your blog is looking amazing!!! Where did you get the template/s from (or did you make them yourself?) Kylie

  7. Loooove this one Helen,such lovely happy colours, they compliment the pic perfectly.

  8. Helen, this is just one super page!!! I love the white space, banner, drippy paint, background, sweet photo and great accents! Everything is perfectly perfect! I love it! ;-)

  9. This is beautiful, I adore the colors and perfect mix of arty and clean!! Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog, they made my day :)

  10. I love this fun, bright happy layout Helen. You know I am one of your biggest fans because not only are your layouts just so nice but the journalling is just so special, and I think it is wonderful to be able to get to know your family through your stories and all the personalities that make it so special. The misting and paint runs on this layer are just wonder. Love it...

  11. Beautiful beautiful mix of collections and happy bright colours!! totally adore this page of yours! As Val says, your journalling is always so special, love reading about your family and getting to know yourself through all the fabulous anecdotes. That drippy paint is the icing on the cake!! hugs,