Sunday, February 28, 2010


I created this layout of Amelia Earhart for several challenges.  I love when the stars align that way.  And to prove it, just look at that Maya Road BINGO card stamp with the numbers 19 and 37 side-by-side, the year of Amelia's world flight attempt in her Electra!  
My sister-in-law rented the movie starring Hillary Swank and Richard Gere.  As I was watching it, I decided Amelia was a perfect subject to scrap.  She embodied determination, conviction, and courage.
Here are a couple of close-ups of the Digi-Inkco Daisy image which I downloaded, colored with Copics, put inside a gold frame and turned into a butterfly, using Maya Road hatpins and butterfly wings from Tim Holtz grungepaper Idea-ology Harlequin elements spray painted with Walnut stain and gold Perfect Pearls.

The layout base is Graphic 45 Fashionista paper as a frame with DCWV red cardstock trimmed down to fit on top.   Then I added Graphic 45 Transatlantique papers (which actually are about Lucky Lindy and the Spirit of St. Louis--but hey, I used to coordinate a non-traditional careers grant so I can make this work!).  I stacked the stamps and sign on cardboard for a 3-D effect.

The photo is public domain.  I texturized it in Photoshop Elements, then burned the edges (yes, I played with fire--very scary!) 

I just bought the gold star trim which is perfect for the circular part of the sketch.

Inks:  Tim Holtz for Ranger Distress Inks in vintage photo, tea dye, and faded jeans; Memento June Bug and Danube Blue
Alphas;  October Afternoon Hometown Newsroom

Gingersnap Creations GC43 3 Colors You Love (mine are blue, red, and vintage beige--we had a navy blue wedding and we have a navy blue and white dining room and living room; I own at least 8 red tops--sweatshirts, sweaters, etc.; and vintage beige goes with everything in my Victorian home)
Pages in Time Historical Challenge with name of person in the title.
Let's Capture These Sketches:  Sleepy challenge with word dream in layout
Coordinates Collections Winter Crop:  CC4: Photo Inspiration:  I took from the photo the crowned woman on the Starbucks coffee cup (Amelia--queen of aviation), the gold spoon (gold stars, frame and butterfly), and the linen napkin (vintage beige)


Clare Lloyd said...

stunning layout. good luck in all those challenges. ClareX

Shar B said...

Fabulous page! I love your choice of theme!

Lynne said...

Helen, this is def one of my faves!! Pic & embellies work so well together!! Just gorgeous!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

You are very talented! Love your work! :)

Lori said...

Holy Moses, another stunner! These keep getting better and better! How about I give you my photos, and you can do the layouts? He HE.

Lynn Stevens said...

This is over the top awesome! and so close to my heart. Amelia was actually a distant relative in our family.No kidding!!! I'd love for my mom to see this!

Anonymous said...

I saw this page yesterday at pages in time and i fell in love with this lo!! I have not idea how I found your blog but I am glad that I did it!!
Your work is really Beautiful!! and I love it!!
see you around.

Jean Franks Beck said...

WOW!!! This layout is absolutely fabulous! I just love all of the wonderful details you put into this page (and the year on the bingo card!!!). Love the color combo for Gingersnap, too!

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