Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

On Saturday, Roberts Birthday, we went to Bluewater.
I had a appointment for a facial at the Elemis spa-room in John Lewis and once finished realised I'd forgotten my make-up. A lovely lady on the Bobbi Brown counter gave me a quick make-over so I was ready for our night out.
Following a lovely meal at Loch Fyne - fantastic seafood platter - we went along to the cinema where I had  tickets in the gallery for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which inspired this layout.

I started with a plain piece of white bazzill and inked the edges.
A piece of bubble wrap was dabbed with Tim Holts distress ink pads in Milled Lavender and Faded jeans, the placed onto the white and pressed lightly. I then added splatters of Cosmic Shimmer and Tattered Angels glimmer mists.

Random strips of paper from the BG Kissing Booth collection were cut and inked then placed onto the cardstock. A recent app on my iphone for a photobooth made the perfect photograph for this layout, especially as we took it whilst waiting for the film!
I tied a thin piece of white organza ribbon around the strip, matted onto paper, then stuck it on at an angle. The journalling block was punched with a large scallop from another of the Kissing Booth papers, I chose this bit as it had "25" on it which was the correct date which I ringed with black pen.
A few flowers from my stash were added with pearl and jewel centres along with a spray of gems.

The title is stickers from the BG collection pack which I have edged with fineliner.
I love the way this alphabet came in three different styles.
The Birds are from the element sticker sheet, inked edges and mounted onto 3d foam pads.

I have been browsing many magazines and blogs lately and have used various techniques/ideas that I have seen. I cannot remember where/when so please let me know if the idea is/was yours and I'll gladly credit you.

As for the film????
I haven't laughed so much in a long time, it was absolutely fabulous and I would recommend everyone to see it - it's ageless (unless you are under 12 when you need to be accompanied by an adult!)



Mole said...

A brilliant page - love it!

Claireliz said...

Stunning layout Linda.
C xx

Lynn said...

Love the layout Linda, great to see it finished (I saw it half way through being created!) Film sounds good too.

Anita said...

Absolutely LOVE this layout Linda, so much to look at on there. Love the different techniques used and the end result. xx

Pam said...

stunning layout!!
I love Loch Fyne too-especially on the banks of Loch Fyne.

Deirdre said...

Gorgeous layout Linda:)