After all of the amazing entries I needed to have my decision verified by two independent judges so that I could be sure that the outcome for the Team Challenge was fair.
The winner of the Paper Belles Stampin' Up! Team Challenge for February was Helen with an amazing scrap book layout.
See also the Chevron Border Punch detail in Basic Grey and Helen has used the punched out shapes (in reverse direction) on the photo edge and popped them using Crystal Effects. The detail on the Gold Watercolour Wonder Designer Washi Tape and the scattered gold sequins which she has painstakingly removed from their stitching (the Gold Sequin Trim is featured in the Occasions Mini Catalogue). Note that I am not even mentioning the lettering as yet. . .
Flowers stamped with the various patterns from the Petite Petal stamp set, punched with the matching punch and daubed for added detail. More sequins and more washi tape - love it. An antique brad amongst the flowers looks like it is meant to be there. . .
If you go back up to the original shot of the whole layout you will also see that Helen has included a journaling tag tucked in behind the mounted photograph (you can see it at the bottom left hand side of this shot) which she has punched using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and tied off with Gold Bakers Twine and with a little flower as a stopper so that it can be pulled out and pushed back in with ease. . . every little detail. The wooden arrow draws your attention to this nifty little detail.
Completely amazing project and well deserving of the first place kudos it has! Thanks for your hard work Helen.