Friday, 20 November 2009

I'm Lovin It (TS #024)

It's week 24 at Twisted Sketches and this week's twist is DISTRESS; anyway you like it. Please go here to see the sketch and the other DT's splendid work.

This is my take:

I have to admit that this is not one of my best. With a theme like 'distress', I know I could have done better. It being one of my favourite techniques. But I've been out of town since last week and over the weekends, not to mention that life has been so hectic with Nadiah's end of school term that I hardly had any time to stop and think. Oh well....

Anyway, instead of using my distress inks, I chose a dry distress technique on the edges of the paper and the cardstock. The black cardstock is from Core-dination which has a pink core but it's not showing too well in the picture.

I love those Prima flowers which are new and had to use immediately. Also those mulberry paper leaves which I found at a local haberdasher store.

Photos are of Nadiah having ice-cream and a Happy Meal at McDonald's, her most favourite place in town!!!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Core'dination, Bazzill Basics. Patterned paper: 7Gypsies. Alpha stickers: Basic Grey. Flowers: Prima Marketing. Journaling card: Collage Press. Others: Heidi Swapp paper distresser, paper leaves, a leather thong.

Friday, 6 November 2009

We Are Family

This week at Twisted Sketches, the twist is to use RUB ONS in any way you can. Please go here to see the sketch and get inspirations from all the beautiful works done by the DTs.

This is my take:

Photos of the three of us were taken last year at a birthday party. There's not many photos of the three of us mainly because I am always the photographer. I think most of you share the same problem.

The green circle and semi circle rings are actually the chipboard piece that comes with Prima's Say It In Pearls packages and I put it through my Big Shot to make rings and embossed with embossing folders.

Rub ons that I used are the reminder notes, the butterfly, the swirls on the top right corner of the photos, the hearts, the flowers and the grungy effect at the bottom of the photos.

So do take part in this challenge and post your layout link in the Twisted Sketches comments section.

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Crate Paper, Basic Grey Doily paper. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics. Rub ons: Pink Paislee, Crate Paper, Luxe Designs, Daisy D's. Journalling card: Luxe Designs. Others: Alpha rubber stamps, StazOn ink pad, chipboard piece, Big Shot dies and Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Shabby Chic Effect : A Video Tutorial

Last month, I was asked by my friend, Michelle, if I would do a tutorial for Scrapping Inspirations. I said of course and came up with this tutorial of how to do a shabby chic effect background using acrylic paints and embossing technique.

Michelle has kindly allowed me to share the video here in my blog as well even though the tutorial was for Scrapping Inspirations. But please do hop over to SI to see other tutorials, tips and techniques that M has posted. There loads of them and there are also news and info on the happenings in the Malaysian scrapping scene.

So here goes:

Monday, 2 November 2009

Scrappin Kids

It is with the utmost sadness that I hereby announced that Wati has decided to end Scrappin Kids due to her many responsibilities. I know it wasn't easy for her and I'm sure she has given this a lot of thought.

For me, Scrappin Kids was the first ever challenge blog that I found when I first started scrapbooking. Back then, I didn't even know what scrapping challenge was, let alone taking part in it. I loved all the twists and turns in the challenges that SK came out with and the fact that they were always about the kids, was what really got to me as I've always loved scrapping about Nadiah.

From the start, I've taken part in all sorts of activities that SK has come out with: challenges, online challenges, online tutorials, charity events and was also invited as a Guest DT. But the best part was making it as one of the DTs.

I have loved working with Wati and my fellow DTs. It has been a great stint and I only wish we could have a lot more time together.

So here's sharing some of my layouts and altered projects that I've done for SK, either as a DT or a participant....

Wow.. that's quite a lot, huh? Didn't I tell you that I loved SK activities?

Anyway,I wish Wati and the rest of the SK crew all the best and keep on creating!!

For those die hard fans of SK, don't fret... you can always go back to SK old challenges and pick out those that you've never done before and scrap away just for the fun of it!!


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