Friday, August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015

Carte Postale-Helmar Design Team

Summer is in full swing and the earth is in its full glory.  Kathleen here with another layout I created using my favorite Helmar products!

I love the bright red on this train.  It reminds me of all the bold summer colors of blooming flowers and since this picture was taken in France I decided to use Graphic 45 French Country paper collection.  I started by using a mask(made with  Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue , baby power and white acrylic paint)  which I would later paint.

 Next I used my favorite Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue  to apply cardboard to the back of the post card size pieces that would frame around my picture.  This builds up layers on your layout where you can tuck bits and pieces underneath.
My chipboard triangles were given gesso on one half then painted giving them a weathered look.  The clock hand chipboard pieces were embossed then touched with paint.  All of the chipboard received  a thins band of  Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue and then tucked and stacked around the picture. Bits of lace, drywall tape and cheese clothe were added for texture and interest. 

A close up of the chipboard.  I also scattered a few gem stones and sequins and adhered them with Helmar Gemstone Glue .  I know they are they to stay!  Love these glues!
The chipboard, flowers and clock resin were all glued down with Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue.  
Thank you for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you today.  As always, when starting a new project make sure to reach your Helmar products!


Graphic 45-French Country-Grandeur, Sunflower,Bon Appetit and 6x6 pad


Graphic 45-French Country- Chipboard
Creative Embellishments-triangle and clock hand chipboard
Robin's Nest-Robin's Egg glass glitter
Stash items-twine, lace, flowers,gem stones, cheese cloth, dry wall tape


 Shimmerz-Peppermint Twist Inklingz, Sunset Strip Vibez
dylusions-white linen ink spray
Lindy's Stamp Gang-Ocean Breeze Blue, Morning Glory Azure embossing powder
Heidi swapp-Mustard color shine


Helmar Gemstone Glue  Gemstone Glue 1.7 fl.oz. Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue

Craft & Hobby PVA Glue 8.45 fl.oz.

C'est Magnifique

Scrap Around the World 
Love the travel theme in this moodboard.  This pic was from my journey to southern France.  The background depicts the mood of the country side. 


  1. So much to see in this fabulous piece. Love all the activity and details, to say nothing of that terrific red!

  2. Love those brights colors against the dark background! Thanks for playing along with us at SATW.

  3. This looks amazing! So many layers! Love the dimension! Beautiful layout!

  4. Stunning layout! Love the bold look and colors! One of my favourite paper line from Graphic 45! Your background is wonderful love all the fussy cutting and wonderful elements! All the best from SATW! :)

  5. wow !! your page is so amazing !! Thanks for playing along this month at SATW!

  6. Wow, Graphic 45 papers looks so great in your layout) and you choose great colours) Thanks for playing along with us at SATW.

  7. Beautiful layout, Kathleen! Love the bright colours and your rich embellishing is gorgeous!
    Thanks for participating in our C´est Magnifique August Sketch Challenge!

  8. Stunning layout Kathleen! I LOVE all the textured layers and the pop of red. Thanks for joining the C'est Magnifique August Sketch Challenge! :)