Tuesday 12 September 2017

Scrapmatts DT September 2017 - Together and Believe

Hello and welcome back to Scrapmatts.
It's Helen with you today.

First I'm sharing a layout about a newborn baby meeting her Daddy.
The photo was slightly out of focus, but too precious to discard, so I added a watercolour filter, to blend in with the ombre background paper.
All the papers are from the  Kaisercraft collection, "Indigo Blue." 
The flair is from Studio Fourteen 40.
The puffy clouds is from Amy Tangerine "Cute overload".
I'm not sure where I got the spotty flair, apart from the bottom of my stash, maybe G45?
I left all the chipboard bare apart from the heart which I wet embossed with 
Stampendous "aged Taupe."

I based my layout on a sketch by Laura Whitaker.

Scrapmatts products used:-
CB1229 Chains 02
CB1071 Hearts
CB5142 Retro Squares
CB6112 Scrap words 31
Heart Stencil

Next up is an older photo from a Christmas 2014.
Still stash busting, I've used scraps of older papers to make the red and patterned trees;
then combined them with a new Kaisercraft Christmas collection "Letters to Santa",
for the green tree and green mat.  I think that the gorgeous
 Scrapmatts products have added a touch of festivity and sparkle.
I used various water colours and Tim Holtz Oxides to paint the Holly leaves.
The Believe title, the Frame and the stencilling was done with Nuvo Mousse. 

I based my page on a sketch by Laura Whitaker

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  1. Aaaawww I always love pictures of Dads with new babies, melts my heart! Also love the page you've made to preserve this precious memory, all beautiful blues and soft textures, just perfect! x

  2. These two layouts are beautiful Helen, the photos and moments very precious.. and great use of the Scrapmatts goodies too..

  3. Both these layouts are absolutely beautiful Helen. Love the monochrome theme on the first page and the lovely photo of Dad with a new babe .. so very precious. Your Christmas page is also a delight. Another precious photo showcased and another precious memory documented. So much love has gone into the making of these layouts and they are both totally gorgeous!! hugs xx

  4. You are just so talented, Helen--love seeing your pages! You never overwhelm the photos, but rather enhance them & draw the eye to them! Wonderful photos & love all the elements! The patterned paper Christmas trees & use of the mousse really caught my eye!

  5. Beautiful layouts Helen! Love the sweet photos! So precious! Great show of products! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. OH my Helen, these layouts are stunning! I love both of them for such different reasons! By the way, thanks for the tip to add a filter to blurry photos to help disguise the blurriness.

  7. Two super gorgeous pages Helen, love them both!

  8. Both layouts are beautiful. You have done a wonderful job with the top layout, making the beautiful photo shine, love the hues of blue. Your second Christmas layout is fun and I can feel the happiness.

  9. Fabulous creating Hellen, both pages are stunning! Thank you for the inspiration :)

  10. Apart from the fact that I can't deal with Christmas so early :D :P I love these two layouts. Lovely layout or your newest grandie and such a special photo. The three boys on the Christmas layout is very special too I love the mixed media too very subtle.

  11. 2 Fabulous pages! I love the first one for the gorgeous photo and blue's and the second one for the festivity, photo and layers! Beautiful work, as always! ;-)

  12. You are so smart to salvage that precious baby photo. I have one of my hubby and first born and it is the most special of all! I love how you used the tree motifs in the background of your second design, festive goodness! Hugs, Autumn

  13. Such a precious photo. Love the design, layers, colours and the perfect title.
    An adorable photo of the boys. Feels good to stash bust doesn't it! Love the holly leaves. You have show cased the chippie perfectly. Gorgeous layouts. xx