02 April, 2014

Helen shares her Heritage Layout

Hello Bloggers  
Today we have another of the promo projects - this beautiful one is from Helen who is doing some Guest Designing for us:

'Today I'm sharing a page as GD for Meg's Garden, 
using a brand new collection of papers 
designed by Denise Boddey, the Damask Garden Collection. 
  I used “Damask in shades of green

The papers are a delight to create with and lend themselves
 to many different styles.  
I've chosen to use a vintage photo as I think 
the muted grey/greens of this paper 
work superbly with the delicate frock and the bobbed hair style.
I chose the Bluey/purple colours as a foil for the delicate damask tones.

The extra strip was used to fussy cut some of 
the leaves to create the vine along the right.
I chose a textured alphabet cardstock to mat with, 
because Maris was a teacher for years. 
That long ago it was rare for a married woman to continue to teach. 
 She also had a family of five to care for.

The chipboard M was coated with gesso, then dabbed randomly 
with Glimmer mist and Gold paint to give an antique look.
The same treatment was used on the ornate corner frame 
and I added some seed beads as well.

This page was inspired by the sublime work of Heather Jacobs.
If you have not seen her Art, do yourself a favour and pop over to her blog.
I also made a card with paper from the new collection.
Extensive journalling is on the back of the layout, 
so the papers and the design take centre stage.

The flowers are fussy cut from P6368 "Blue and cream damask"
Apart from the texture paste background, some beads and ribbon,
I wanted to keep the card relatively simple to allow the flowers to shine.

The inside of the card.'

This is a very beautiful layout - well done Helen.  Your choice of the blue/mauve touch was superb - it made the papers & the photograph look so fantastic.  The flower cluster added just the right amount of contract with the delicate colours. Love the way you used the fussy cut leaves & die.
Also love the card - the cover is gorgeous & I love the inside  - think this is an area that is often missed.

Bye for now


  1. Both these pieces are simply stunning Helen!! Your lovely flowers complement these gorgeous papers beautifully and I love all the fussy cutting on the page. The card is also really lovely with the inside a perfect foil for the cover. Absolutely divine work!! ox

  2. Absolutely sensationally stunning!! x

  3. soooooooooooooooo beautiful Helen , softly stunning and the perfect vintage energy xoox