Wednesday 2 January 2013

First challenge of 2013 at Scrap For Help using Prima "Tea Thyme"-collection. And Project Life at Paper Issues.

Hello everyone!
This is only the second day of the new year and I am here to share my  my first post of 2013 and coincidentally also my first post as a Design Team member of the challenge blog Scrap For Help.
The fun challenge this month is to use string/twine on your project and you may use it in any way you like as long as you explain it to us.
One of the ideas on S4H is to use recycled materials, and I am sure you all have lots of left-over string from all the Christmas presents you received!! 
We want you to think outside the box and most of all: HAVE FUN CREATING!!

  This is what I made :

 Below you can see a photo of what my half finished layout looked like. I normally don't have a plan for my design, and that is probably why my lo's take long to make...I knew I wanted to use my Dusty Attic "Lacing Tash" chipboard in combination with the string challenge: but that was all....
 I used papers from Prima Marketing's beautiful "Tea Thyme" collection. I love the subtle patterns of this collection.

 And here are a few close ups as always,...-we all like to get a closer look,..right?

 I really love this pretty photo of Victoria. It was taken a couple of weeks before her 18th birthday as she was going off to school one day.

 I used a mask from Crafters Workshop and some coloured paste from Pebeo.
I added  little dots made with a bead/paper pen in colour 'dark chestnut'. Lots of flowers here from different Prima collections and the butterflies are made using a Martha Stewart punch.

It was a little tricky getting the finish slightly neat-looking, but I am satisfied that it looks ok.
I cut one of the long chipboard pieces in two  and that turned out to be just the right size.

Finally a look of the finished layout without the frame.

Why don't you make a visit to the Scrap For Help site to enjoy all the beautiful layouts made by my DT-friends. They are all so talented !

I would also like to tekll you about the latest hop over at Paper Issues.
It is called Right Here- Right Now and showcases Project Life.
 HERE you can read all about the hop and our sponsor NKat Designs. 
You can link up your projects there too, for an extra chance to win ( -and get more visitors to your blog :-P )

NKat Designs  will be giving away a 3 month Subscription to her Project Life Kit Service!
 So all you Project Lifers, off you go and check out the hop. 
You could be a winner!

Thanks for visiting and I'll be seeing you around in blog-land soon!


  1. Beautiful Bente! Love this page!! Happy New Year!!! Victoria is sooo stunning!

  2. Så lekker LO du har lagd. Nydelige detaljer og pynt.

  3. Wowwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS! I love love love the stitching with the photo in the middle and loveeeeeeee all the flowers!!

  4. HI.. This layout is so pretty, I love the lacing, it reminds me so much of a ladies Corsette.. beautiful flowers, and the end result is a stunning layout!! I must go and have a look at this challenge site, it sounds really good!!

  5. Wow...what an amazing layout. I love the design and I agree with Helen...your daughter is stunning.

  6. Oh Bente this is a stunning beautiful...I keep looking at all the details!...I hope 2013 brings you and your family good health, wealth and happiness!!!...

  7. gorgeous layout ! BEst wishes for 2013

  8. Wow Bente this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the way you made the page look like it's opening up and all the touches that you did to it....amazing!

  9. Beautiful Bente! Love this page!! Happy New Year!xoxo

  10. Absolutely beautiful, Bente! Love the laced up bit down the middle & your textured background :)

  11. Oh Bente, this is just lucious!!! I love everything about it, and the lacing is especially striking! Love the colors of the little blooms and threading too! Beautiful work my friend!

  12. oh woooooooooow!!! LOVE this!! it's amazing, love the background, love the flowers, love that little banner...AWESOME page!!!

  13. Nyyyyyyyydelig layout Bente!! Godt nyttår ♥

  14. Så himla fin Bente! ovanlig design för dig, men så läckert med korsetteringen och hur vackra söta Vickan är i fokus. Gillar skarpt maskingen med den färgade modeling pasten, skitsnyggt helt enkelt! Kramkram

  15. This is completely beautiful - Thank you so much for sharing!! you met all of your objectives - this is amazing!!


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