16 april 2014

"70's Rhodesia" Layout from Helen {April Challenge - "Our Roots"}

Hello everyone!  Wonderful to be back here with you all at Inkido today!
  I just love Inkido products & have just had an {lovely!} overdose of them 
for the last couple of days creating my new layout.  I used the April "Our Roots" 
Challenge as my inspiration.  Here is the mood board for it.  Rather than be
 inspired by the many colours I chose to be inspired by the concept behind
 the board - our heritage & where we grew up/started our lives.

I had my photo printed out for many months now - never having the suitable opportunity
 to scrap it - so now I grabbed my chance!  I created a photo tutorial to accompany
 my layout but got so excited to finish it in the end that I left out a few of my last steps! 

 Once I had completed my layout I sponged on some more gesso to mute
 it down a notch & did some "partial" stamping of the butterflies around 
the edge of the layout.  I added this to represent the millions of displaced
 Zimbabweans around the world - the diaspora - of which I am one.

Yes I see that I forgot a number 3 above! LOL!!  Did anyone notice that?!?

The brown music sheet paper I used behind my photo is from the Happy Christmas Collection {Happy Music}.  That's all from me for this month.  I will see you all again
 in May.  Please play along with our April challenge!  Bye for now... HELEN

6 kommentarer:

Helen Wallace sa...

Your layering, misting and texture add so much to the stunning photo....love it. The glorious trees are familiar to us in Oz as well and are a sign that Christmas is not far away.

Ella Swan sa...

Thanks Helen! Yes the Jacarandas came to Zimbabwe from Australia apparently!

Jean Bullock sa...

Beautiful layout. Suitable for framing and hanging. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Chantal Vandenberg sa...

Lovely work!

Val-Belle sa...

Oh I loved those streets in Salisbury ... this layout made me really nostalgic and a little sad. We lost our farm and my mom and dad are buried there... A beautiful layout though. Love it.

Bellaidea sa...

Beautiful page Helen. You made me home sick again :)