Saturday, 1 September 2012

Our favorite place to go

It’s a new month which means new challenges! Kraft It Up! has a color challenge this month – with a color scheme that’s quite different from what I normally use. That’s true for one more of my DT/CT- layouts this month as The Craft Garden wants you to create in blue. (I will show that one here soon.) So it has been a lot of fun for me!
Here’s my take on the Kraft It Up! challenge:
My parents in law have a cottage that we can use when we want to and we all love to go there. There are so many beautiful places in the surroundings and of course I have a lot of pictures that I want to save for the future. So what should I do? A multi photo layout? No, I created an envelope and put four more pictures in there! In this way they will be a bit like a secret…
The envelope is made from scratch and I have used Distress ink, stamp embellishments and some stamps to make it look old and used.
The mushrooms and grass are stamped on Kraft paper and colored with a white gel pen.
The background is decorated with ink on a template, acrylic paint added with different techniques, and some butterfly stamps. The frame is doodled on a patterned paper and cut out.
I hope you want to join in on the challenge! To create on kraft paper is always fun as it makes the colors more visible! If you want some more inspiration you can go here. The CT girls are also linked up in the side bar to the right.
Thanks for looking!!! Have a nice weekend!


  1. Beautiful layout, Helene! I love what you did for the bacground and the envelope is superb! it looks so real.
    I like this challeng, and I might join you...
    TFS and have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Eu gosto de novo !!!
    Lindíssimo e impressionante.
    Muito bonita esta combinação de cores.

  3. So fabulous Helene, perfect photo for these colours.
    love the stamping and doodling and your handmade envelope!
    well done!

  4. Wow! Otroligt vackert! Färgerna passar så bra ihop med varandra och med bilden. Och kuvertet är jättefint! Att det sedan inte bara är fint utan även praktiskt är ju smart. Ramen runt bilden, dekorationerna, de stämplade motiven och skapandet med färger och masker i bakgrunden är allt mycket, mycket fint!
    Kram Maria

  5. wow this is awesome ,totally love your page...hugs Anita..xx

    1. I was looking for your blog, Anita. But I cannot find it! If you want me to visit please leave your blog address here! :)


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