I wasn't really sure of how to scrap this photograph, it is a special one of my brothers and myself - one of the very few family shots that were taken of us together.
So with my trusty Helmar adhesive, I started creating, and this is the final result. All paper elements were adhered using Helmar's Premium Craft Glue, for those in Australia and who would love to try this adhesive, it is also available in Spotlight, along with many other Helmar products. OR, you can purchase direct from the Helmar website in Australia, or Helmar USA if in USA/Canada. I truly love this adhesive, and not just because I am on their Design Team, but because it is a product that has never failed me in the years I have used it. Previous to scrapbooking, I dabbled in a variety of crafts .... and 450 Quick Dry was a favourite. I'd have to say that the reason I really 'brag' about the Premium Craft Glue, is because I can use it on everything - there is not one item it will not adhere, and it never buckles my paper!
If I want to work really quickly, I use 450 Quick Dry, for lace, die-cut flowers, embellishments, etc. Perfect, and no waiting time.
Liquid Scrap Dots was applied to add dimension in my layout. Liquid Scrap Dots, allows for 'me' to chose the height of the elements - once dry, elements no matter what they are will never budge.
...and another favourite of mine, is the Gemstone Glue, I use this all the time. Previous to discovering Gemstone Glue with my design team position, I really did not add a great deal of beads to my creations - they always tended to fall off! NOW, I am in BEAD HEAVEN.... and can add 'any' bead shape, size, or weight knowing, they will be on that layout 'forever'. Gemstone Glue is so easy to apply with the small nozzle, and once dry, is completely invisible.
See you later in the month for more 'Helmar' projects....
Imaginarium Designs: 'Forever' [Remember, Forever, Together IDW0030]
Kaisercraft: 'The Lake House' paper collection from The Scrapbook Store
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies: Cherry Blossom, Dimensional Leaves, and Oval Stacker Series.
Other Dies/Punches: Carl Craft - Flower Punches, Martha Stewart - Leaf Punch
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist
Crafters Workshop: Mini Bricks
Other: Silk Ribbon, Beads, Beaded Hearts, Bird Stickers, Computer Generated Sentiment, Cardstock, Pink Acrylic Paint