Friday, 23 December 2011

Our Reindeer Princess

Hi Everyone,

I have really wanted to use a 12 x 12 transparency on a layout.  I took the opportunity on the Helmar Blog to use a product that I have never used before and that was the

This is a picture of my neice "Tayla" from Christmas 2009.  SO CUTE!!  I have used a 12 x 12 transparency and a piece of 12 x 12 co-ordinating paper underneath.  I sprayed the Helmar V2 Vellum Spray on the paper and layed the transparency over the top.  You need to keep this on a flat surface until it has completely dried.

I always lay my page out first, working on all the embellishments I want.  I wanted to do something different, so I gathered some similar coloured beads and I twisted wire through them to give me a unique handmade embellishment.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.  I hope your day is filled with family, friends, food and laughter.

Thank you so much for your support and the lovely comments you leave for me on my blog.

Renee xoxo

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Helmar Monthly Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to share with you the page I have made using the lovely Lydell Quinn's sketch.  This is the Helmar Monthly Sketch Challenge.

I really enjoyed doing the page.  I got to emboss, use my favourite charcoal pencil, some Dusty Attic buttons, hessian, ink and of course some Helmar adhesives.  I used lots of Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots Adhesive on this page to give dimension.

Here are some close-ups:

So why not head over to the Helmar Blog and give this Monthly Sketch Challenge a go.  You will be in the running to win some awesome Helmar Goodies!!

This is what the sketch looks like.

Don't forget this is totally your interpretation of the sketch, you can rotate it, flip it.  Would love to see what you come up with.

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Thanks for your support, and all the lovely comments you leave.

Renee xo

Thursday, 8 December 2011

My First Christmas

Hi There,

I love Christmas, but I have never scrapped a Christmas page before.  How weird is that?  So I found myself working on the December Challenge for Scrap the Boys.  I had SOOOO much fun.  It took me a good week to do this page.  I worked on little pieces of the page every day.  This is what I came up with:

There are elements of this page which were trademark me, but I found myself totally entranced in the art of this.  A little paint here, a little button there.  This photo of my little man Lucas really inspired me.

For this chipboard title I painted it first.  Then I used Glossy Accents to make the work Christmas shiny.  I used Red Glitter Stickles on the rest.

For something a little different, I journalled around the outside of the embellishments and photo.

The best part of it was the tree. I had a chipboard three cut like that and it was coloured. I wanted to give it a little makeover. I cut up buttons and stuck them on. I was in Helmar Heaven. I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.

I think I now just want to cut buttons for everything.  It was extremely therapeutic!!

And where would my page be without a tear???  And a christmas decoration to hang from it!

Thanks for checking out my page!!

Head on over to Scrap the Boys and have a go at the December Challenge!!  Would love to see what you come up with.

Happy Christmas

Renee xo