Saturday, 21 January 2012

Calling Grandma

This layout is made for the ongoing challenge at Kraft it up! They have a fabulous color combo this month – and it’s perfect with kraft! Here’s my take on the challenge:
I love to use paint on my layouts and with this color combination I could use a lot of paint! Oh, this was fun! In addition to acrylic paint, I have also used gesso and Distress Ink.

I used some bright papers from Basic Grey’s Lauderdale. The white/transparent butterflies from K & Company fit perfectly with all that color.
The chipboard heart is covered with yellow Washi tape. There is also some red Washi tape under it.
And for those who understand Swedish, here’s the journaling:

Thank you so much for looking and leaving all those lovely comments!!! It really makes me happy!!!


  1. WOW! I am in love with every inch of fun and colorful and I'm a sucker for texture! BEAUTIFUL!

  2. WOW!!! what a colorful layout, just like your daughter's cloth.
    Wonderful work with all the paint, gesso and distress inks.
    BTW, I got your lovely package, and I just love it. Thank you so much!

  3. OH! MY! GOODNESS that background is totally out of this World AWESOME......
    OH! LA! LA! love the white butterflies too!!!
    FAN FAB U LAS layout Helene.... Always such a pleasure to have you join US over @ KIU..... ♥

  4. Oh My!!!! You are so ROCKIN' the painted/misted backgrounds at the moment Helene!
    This is AWESOME!! LOVE IT!

  5. Well even though I can't understand Swedish I still ADORE your layout Helene.
    That background is so cool and I just love what you did with the washi tape too. Thanks so much for playing with us at KIU x

  6. Oh,Helene!Muito obrigada.
    Eu também estou gostando muito de vir aqui.
    Ficou tão maravilhosa esta página!De verdade.Adoro tintas no Lo.

  7. Heeeelt underbar! Vilken bakgrund, brilliant! Älskar färgerna!

  8. Hi Helene - I'm finally back (remember me!) I have been meaning to get back here and follow your blog but somehow Christmas and New Year got in the way! ANYWAY - here I am and your work is just beautiful! xox

  9. Wow what a vibrant and gorgeous layout! I love your background work! Fantastic!!!

  10. brilliant! I love how your page turned out! so bright and cheery:)

  11. oooh!!! Just SUPERB paintwork with that colour!!

    Its very eye-catching! gorgeous work Helene!

  12. Some breaking news: Attention have just been awarded the Liebster blog award. Please join the red carpet over at Misty's blog to receive your prize! CONGRATS!

  13. So glad Misty pointed the way to your blog!! Just LOVE your work!!!
    Ingrid xxx

  14. This is AMAZING! I was referred here through Misty. Your work is fabulous! I love the paint, the textures, the fussy cutting. New follower right here!

  15. love all that bright texture! love it all :)

  16. Va snyggt med alla härliga färger!!! Gillar ditt kladd och dina små detaljer, som blir pricken över i:et! Det där med washi tejpen på hjärtat var ju jättesmart (och snyggt)!

    Tack för dina kommentarer i min blogg - jag uppskattar dom mycket! Och jag förstår vad du menar med att göra "en hög av en hög", det var lite så jag tänkte faktiskt :)


  17. WOW WOW WOW!!! that is incredible Helen...totally luv your use of colour in this LO!
    Thx for playing along at KIU!
    looking forward to seeing what you do this mth. :D


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