Sunday, September 9, 2012

Design Team Layouts by Helen and Nadia

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For the next four days we're going to be showing you some layouts from our amazing design team using the September Kit "Fly Away".   

"Todo!" by our Guest Designer Helen Tilbury

I know what you're thinking! What on earth does Todo mean? Well I don't know either! It's the term of endearment my daughter and her best friend use with each other - they call each other Todo and they won't tell anyone why - it's really cute!!   I printed out a couple of the same photo for this layout, so I could do a trendy overlap - really draws attention to a fabulous photo.   I fanned out some Prima & Heidi Swapp packaging behind it (all from the add-on packaging) & used a plastic vintage doily as a mask behind my photo fan.   Instead of mist I used ink with my stencil this time as it creates a neater & richer effect. These papers are such great quality that I used a lot of torn strips here to show off the white core, which I then inked with several co-ordinating colors. Making my lace flower was easy as I used a gluber (giant glue dot) & simply folded it around into a circle then plonked a couple of blooms on top, inked and gessoed to blend in nicely.

"Big Brown Eyes" by Nadia Cannizzo

The purple in this collection is so beautiful. Just soft and pretty! The purple Kaisercraft blooms also complemented these papers so beautifully.

We hope you enjoyed these two totally different looks using our September Kit.  Check back tomorrow when we will be featuring Beverly and Joyce.


  1. Both are such beautiful LO's, but that is not surprising from two very talented ladies. Helen, I love the layering of the papers on your LO and the story behind is just too sweet. Nadia, I love the elements that you have put together in your LO, especially that "wrinkly" large purple flower, just beautiful. Amazing jobs ladies.

  2. WOW! Both are gorgeous! Helen I really like your style and the blue colorscheme from the page of Nadia is beautiful!

  3. Helen and Nadia, your layouts are so inspirational, each with so many wonderful details, and so different and beautiful...

  4. Helen and Nadia Congrats!! both are gorgeous!! hugs!

  5. Thanks for the beautiful comments girls :)