Sunday, December 13, 2015

Thank You Helen: Scrap Around the World

Hello to all my sweet artsy blogging friends!! 
Hope your holidays are off to a great start. 

Just about a year ago, I made my first ever scrapbook page for Scrap Around the World. I was so intrigued by all the wondrous visions of loveliness coming from their design team that I would spend hours looking at them all and watching videos.  

I was so shy and unsure of how to do anything at first... but I was determined.  And honestly, I had this tiny tiny spark of a dream that I would one day see my creation on the wall of fame at Scrap Around the World.  It just seems almost as good as getting a star on Hollywood Boulevard - doesn't it???? At least to me.  

So when I read that this was the last SATW challenge... truly - I was a sad gal.  I know it's the right thing and understand totally why it has to be but... there are so many super fine things about SATW.  For one thing... it was one of the best organized and well done challenges I have met up with yet.  Inspiring, motivating, impeccable scheduling, timing and follow-thru.  Professional. And for another... it offered such fine inspiration and teachings. 

So for me... this last Scrap Around the World page just HAD to be about SATW. It's a thank you... to you all with love! 

I began with 12x12" Craft n Craftin  'Rose' glitter cardstock and accented this with the same cardstock in 'Champagne Gold'. 

I modified the SATW banner a bit by adding Helen's picture etc and used Lindy's Stamp Gang Brushed Nickel Glitz Spritz on it and another piece of cardstock in a matching size. 

Although it's not nearly as wonderful as the mood board... I tried to copy "The Future is Bright" part of it just by hand drawing. Then drew in the colors with Faber-Castell Pitt Pens. 

The chipboard was embossed with Ranger Emboss It Dabber and Lindy's Stamp Gang Midnight Pewter. 

Again, Lindy's Stamp Gang was used in Flat Fabio Rizzo's Rowdy Red to spray the Prima flowers to match.  I tried a more pinkish color but it wasn't dark enough to match the rose colored cardstock!

The flowers were made into a nosegay type embellishment with some vintage lace I cut off of an old wedding dress. 

I tried many things to accent the edges of the cardstock but nothing seemed just right so... I got out my gelli plate and made some pretty paper - tore it and attached it randomly to the edges.  I already started tearing it when I realized I had forgotten a picture!

To make the paper I used:
Gelli Plate
Pebeo Iridescent Violet Blue & Fluorscent Pink
A Noodle Brush!!
Prima Finnabair Stamp 960889
The Crafters Workshop 'Art Is' by Jaime

I added the paper to the edges with DecoArt Decou-page.  I had already done the edges of the other pieces and put the layout all together when I decided to add the matching paper to the outside edges as well as some lace I had in my stash.  I realize the paper torn paper edges are a little different but I enjoyed them!

Here are a few extra pictures of the finished project. For me, this one wasn't as much about perfection (which is my ususal issue!!) as it was about saying thanks bunches to SATW!  When I think of Helen, for some reason I think of lace, glitz, sparkle and always flowers so I wanted to make my project with all those things!  

The picture of the girl with her hand on the glass seemed so perfect - saying goodbye but with the knowledge that we are all still here and will always be blogging friends and artists :)

Thanks bunches to for stopping by again to spend time with me especially during this busy holiday season.  I soo sooo sooo appreciate your comments.  My reply button is still not working but truly know I am thrilled hearing from you.  
Hugs, j. 

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Happily entering in the following challenges:

Final Challenge
Fabulous Finale - Mood Board

Thank you Helen Tilbury and all of those who helped you to make Scrap Around the World a life changing opportunity for us all. 
Best wishes to all of you and the new More Than Words Team too!  Hugs...j.

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