Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My last AAM challenge

A new challenge is posted over at All About Me.

This will be my last layout I do for the AAM design team:(
I had the opportunity to continue another term, but I actually turned it down. I think I need a break from scrapping myself. Imagine that.

Now I' have absolutely no other (scrap) obligations than to myself and my blog.

I'm, so grateful to Melissa for accepting me for her first design team. I learned so much and made great new friends. I know for sure I will continue to follow her blog and participate in the challenges now and then. Maybe she will even ask me to guest design some time (hint,hint)

This weeks challenge is called "the year I was born"

Very revealing indeed. Mine is called- a chocking- 1967;)

Journaling sais;

this is the year when Elvis marries Priscilla,

when the Vietnam war is still going on

when the Beatles release Penny Lane

and when Sweden starts driving on the right side,

but most importantly

this was the year I was born.

I based the layout on my sketch # 18;

I used chalk for all the egdes. I like chalk, because it gives a more subtle look than ink. It's barely there, but still gives dimension to the layout.

I handcut the flowers from my old SEI paper ("Aunt Gerti's Garden") and doodled and chalked all the edges.

Be brave and join the challenge and reveal your age if you'd like. Click here to go to AAM.
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MiamiKel said...

Well Helen I have to say your pages have been an inspiration to me! I will miss them on the AAM but hope you continue to post here and there :) And you look GORGEOUS because I was born the same year as you! ANother '67 baby here (march!) and I wish I looked half as wonderful as you do, m'dear! Keep smiling and craftin!

Jennifer said...

Love this beautiful LO! So soft and elegant! Love the hand cut flowers and wonderful photo. I might have to try chalking. I like the subtle look! Don't worry Helen, I'm a '64 baby. You look terrific!! :)

mustangkayla said...

Wow Helen! What a beautiful layout! I love your journaling too!

Mo said...

what a great layout, i'm so excited to work on mine! sorry to see you leave the AAM team. that page is beautiful.

Teri said...

Love this beautiful page!

Melissa Elsner said...

Helen I love this! You will always have a special place at AAM.. including GDing.. we'll chat! ;) Thank you for all that you contributed during your term. It was a pleasure to have you!

wintam said...

This is beautiful! I love how clean and simple it looks, but still so interesting. Just great! I might even try the challenge myself...

sheri said...

I hate to see u go but look forward to seeing what u have planned for your own site. love this LO and especially the flower. I love making flowers also. I have gotten out my quilling that was tucked away and have been having fun making quilled flowers. thanks so much !!!

Ann Arbogast said...

Happy Birthday Helen! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

love this layout.. very pretty..

Kristie said...

Oh Helen, this is a magnificent layout. I love the sweet and soft feel to this one and that photo is PERFECT!

Your journaling is fantastic, what a wonderful "book about me" you have created from your DT work!!!

Bev said...

Simply stunning layout.. the colour are so soft..just perfect for that fab photo... love the layout sketch... just might have to reveal my age with the use of this great sketch ..thanks Helen.. fab job

Arlene said...

this is such a beautiful LO. I'm sad you're leaving us. Hope you stick around, though.

~ Kendra ~ said...

LOVE the LO! Great job!

Maritza said...

Hi! I am new to your blog so I do not know if I can copy and share one of your "Flower" tutorial with my friends. Do you have any regulations that prohihits this? Please let me know if this is ok with you.
Congratulations on a great blog,

Maritza said...

I would like to copy one of your "Flowers" tutorial to my blog, is this ok with you? I just started my new blog and would like to share with my friends your wonderful tutorial.
Thank you, very much and congratulations on a wonderful informative blog,