Thursday, 27 March 2014

CSi - Case File 115 - Stage Door

115 - Stage Door

Here is my attempt to solve Case File 115 over at CSI.

The Scheme: I have used all the colours but the peach is a little pale.

Evidence: hearts, lace, mesh, flowers, clouds, stamps, pen work, mixed
media background

Testimony: Inspiration words

My idea for this layout came from the inspiration words, Float, Dreamy,
Imagine, as this is how I felt when the photo was taken!

The photo was taken in 2009 when I was just starting out with scrapbooking
and I always knew I would create a layout with it, I just didn't know when.
I met David Essex at the stage door of Wimbledon Theatre, London after
seeing his show All the Fun of the Fair. He was very gracious and generous
with his time. A real gentleman. He even said that he liked my 1950s
hairstyle, which left me on Cloud Nine!!

I originally thought I would do a funfair style layout but when I saw the
Case File, I decided to create a theatrical layout instead, reminiscent of
all those lovely old London theatres that I often frequent and love so

The background card is Core'dinations (both sheets). I have used pearl gems
and Magic Mesh. The wood heart is recycled from a broken homeware item. The
horses are actually a pair of ear-rings! I purchased them with a view to
using them as carousel horses and to achieve this effect, I bent the posts
upwards! The white plastic flower came from a haberdashery shop. The paper
clips are from Morrisons (UK). The wood hashtag is Studio Calico. The
vintage lace is Crafts Too. The tag is a recycled clothing tag to which I
tied some recycled ribbon.

The title and journaling are all stamped. The little heart is stamped and
adorned with Glossy Accents. The sheet music background is stamped and
embossed in white. I created the dots with ProMarkers. I used brown and
white ink pads.

Pointing hand - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found
Small alphabet - Hero Arts
Numbers - Stampendous Retro Alphabet set
Sheet Music - Debbi Moore
Heart - PSX

I have always admired the techniques of mixed media and altered art but
haven't ventured to use them on layouts very much, if at all. I have been
brave on this occasion and given them a go! I have used white children's
paint as my background. I spread the paint using my fingers and I think the
result is rather cloud-like! I also painted the recycled clothing tag using
the same paint, and stamped onto it.

I always love to see torn pages but have never really done that on layouts
either and certainly not on a large scale. Another new technique for me!!

Thanks for looking,

Helen xxx

Friday, 21 March 2014

Scrap365 magazine April challenge

Good afternoon bloggers!

I have been busy scrapping this "Spring has Sprung" layout using the March sketch challenge in Scrap365 magazine. I don't usually follow challenges but have recently started this type of scrapbooking and there's no stopping me now! When I do a sketch challenge, I do like to stay true to the sketch (otherwise, what's the point?).

The Spring has Sprung background sheet is from the Dear Lizzy set by American Crafts. The badge is Cath Kidston. The tag is Sass Belle. The bone clip is from Morrisons.  The chipboard pieces are Webster's Pages. The floral sheet is Nel Whatmore. The daffodils are Papermania. The heritage letters are from the Lost & Found set by My Mind's Eye. The other items are from my stash.

As always, I like to use some free stuff/older stash on every layout and I always go to my scrap paper stash for mounting photos, etc.

The photo was taken in my garden with the early daffodils in bloom! I always like to photograph the early signs of spring!

Have a good weekend. I'm off to the big smoke to visit my bestie and see a show! I am planning to call in at the Yellow Vintage Fair on the way home on Sunday! I am looking forward to my road trip!

Helen xxx