Monday, September 10, 2012

Family is Forever, Layout - Helmar

Hi Everyone,
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....

Materials List:
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


Adriana B said...

Sandy such a special layout, love all the handmade blooms, so gorgeous:)

Astrid Maclean said...

A wonderful LO and a gorgeous photo!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Sandie.
Such a beautiful photograph and the layout and details you have added are gorgeous

Hugs Sue

Lean de Ruiter said...

So sweet lovely work and a adorable picture you have used.

Vicky Alberto said...

gorgeous - amazing masking!

Vicky Alberto said...

gorgeous - amazing masking!

juscrap said...

A wonderful LO and a gorgeous photo! Have a nice day. xx

Christina C. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Sandie!
Love the shape, the beautiful photo and all those exquisite embellishments. A true labor of love! You take scrapbooking to an entirely new level.
P.S. I'll have to try that adhesive...thanks for the tip!

carlies said...

Hey friend first thank you so much for your very sweet comment.And big congrats the winner of blog hope from My creative scrapbook .

So and now about your gorgeous page love all your fussy cutting and masking !!

hugs Carla

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous page. So many pretty flowers. It really is gorgeous. I might have to give that Helmar craft glue. It sounds wonderful.


Keren Tamir said...

wow Sandie this one is gorgeous!! love the details!!

Elaine said...

This is lovely Sandie I like the fountain its so pretty , fab photo too Hugs Elaine

Cheryl Walker said...

Another BEAUTY!!! I LOVE the picture of you and your brothers, soooo cute!!!! LOVE the flowers and the layout on this one too!!!! Beautiful job Sandie!!!!

Hugs again,

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Helen Tilbury said...

Wow Sandie this is another totally lovely layout! Your fussy cut details are amazing!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Good golly Sandie! this is absolutely beautiful! so pretty details! I really adore how lovingly you scrap your family photos. xoxo

Colleen Dietrich said...

Cute photo of you and your brothers! LOOVE the scene you created around that...the brick, the fountain, it's all so wonderful.