Tuesday

Go modern shabby with Helen Tilbury! :)


My guest today is the lovely Helen Tilbury of Scrap Addict. Helen has a sweet romantic and eclectic style. Her layouts are always full of pretty details and luscious layers. She also plays with mediums to create one-of- a-kind backgrounds that are rich in interest and texture, creating the perfect backdrops for her stunning photos! :) Today she's hosting an awesome challenge with a cool RAK for the winner! :)

But first, let's ooh and ahhh over her gorgeous gallery! 


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Hi there Peeps!  My name is Helen Tilbury & I live in the sunny town of Durban, South Africa, with my dear husband Shane (he puts up with a lot…) and my 3 kids…Jack (16), Reilly (13 & a BOY in case you were wondering…) and my little girl Camryn, whose 11.  I have another darling daughter, Chelsea, who is now 18, and lives away from home for the most part as she is studying at university (sob sob!).  We also share our home with 3 fur-babies called Cocoa, Daisy & Chives & our ‘can’t-live-without’ full-time house-helper Mercy. 

Life can get pretty hot around here with temperatures reaching 40 degrees celsius in mid-summer so the safest place for me to be is in my scrap room!  I can easily spend hours & hours in my studio as it also houses my computer, where I love to blog & photo-edit too.  Currently I am serving on six different design teams & I just can’t get enough of this wonderful hobby!  You can read more about me & where I “do my thing” in the sidebar of my blog at http://helentilbury.blogspot.com if you like J

Thank you so much to dear Yvonne for having me.  I love Yvonne’s blog & her “Less is More” approach & am honoured to be able to share my layouts & challenge with all of you, her readers, here today. 

I am also forever repurposing things like medical gauze for my layouts as I have to buy all my scrapbooking products online & wait a month for them to arrive, so when I’m in need of “a quick fix” I look around the home & see what I can find to cut up LOL.

I hope you enjoy my challenge & I look forward to seeing all your lovely creations here soon.
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Are you ready to play along with Helen's challenge? Read on...


The challenge is to MIX YOUR MISTS (Modern Shabby Style!)

1)     Use at least 3 different colours of mists(diluted acrylic paint in a spray bottle works too)
2)     Use chipboard that you have first used as a mask for your mists (like I have done with the Imaginarium Designs butterfly)
3)     Use up some of your old (or new!) rub-ons (stickers work too)
4)     Add an eclectic assortment of other elements to give your creation a MODERN SHABBY STYLE – here I used Hambly Screenprints Doily stickers, American Crafts chipboard elements & tags, plus some flowers, twine, a pretty pearly brad &  glossy American Crafts badge.

Pretty cool challenge, eh? Are you up for it? Helen's offering this awesome RAK to the winner...


Please link your newly created modern shabby style project (card, layout or altered item) via Inlinkz (located at the end of the post) by Friday 12 August.

As always, please leave a little love for my guest Helen.

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19 comments:

snehal watwe welde said...

Wow lovely layout and style...thanks for introducing us to yet another lovely lady

~amy~ said...

wow..such fabbie inspiration!!!!! Love your style Helen!

Jess said...

ooo aaaahhh i looove helen!!! this layout is fantastic!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! Helen's work is certainly amazing. love her one of a kind backgrounds. truly amazing layouts!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I {{{heart}}} Helen and loveeeeeeeee her work!! AWESOME challenge! I am hoping I can do this one... don't have a lot of faith in my misting skills! lol! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie E said...

What a wonderful LO!!! Great style :>) This will be an easy challenge for Yvonne ;>)
I don't own a single mist...gasp, I know ;>)

Blossom inch said...

this is such a lovely layout Helen!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Exciting, I love Helen's blog and her work, she is an amazing photography too! Thanks for sharing such wonderful guest with us!

Hussena said...

wow such a lovely layout helen and such soft colors too.its so nice to get know different craft styles thanks yvonne for introducing such awesome talent.

RiNNE said...

Beautiful!!!

TesaB said...

How fun getting to know Helen! Love her blog and the projects shared here!!!

Spardha said...

WOW!.. WOW!.. WOW!!.. super fun challenge!.. Count me in! :D
My God she is soo super talented!.. I got an inferiority complex just by looking at her projects!..
But the RAK has inspired me!.. Off to crafting! :D

Vasu said...

So beautiful, love the colours she use, and her style, very elegant and soft, amazing challenge


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Lea said...

Great challenge! I'm a recent follower of Helen's! Love her work!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Goodness is that really ME they're all talking about Yvonne?!? Makes me wanna cry (with joy!!) Thanks so much for this great opportunity my friend xx

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a gorgeous page Helen. Off to check out her blog. :)

In Love with a Bug said...

Beautiful project and wonderful challenge!

Audrey Pettit said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous projects from Helen, and such a fun challenge! :)

Lynnda Hosni said...

Sucha a great inspo Helen... Your projects are simply amazing and beautiful.... I've linked mine... hugs...xoxo

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