Thursday, 30 September 2010

Tea Leaves

After a long hiatus, I am back in the scrapping world with a vengeance... tee hee!! I managed to do 5 layouts in just 2 days. Woohoo!!

The first is of our vacation to Cameron Highlands in June, where we visited the breathtakingly beautiful BOH tea plantation.

I used mostly pieces from the September Swirlydoos kit which is full of the gorgeous My Mind's Eye's Lost & Found - Union Square collection. I know that Eiffel Tower is a long way away from Cameron Highlands but.... owh why not? It's a beautiful piece!! Nobody said I HAVE to scrap only pictures on Paris with this line.

Not much on techniques for this one. It's mainly just cutting and pasting. Although I did stamp the date on those Maya Road kraft tickets. And I did spritz a little glimmer mist on the diecut paper. So that's basically the end of my technique requirements :D

Materials used:
Patterned papers, paper flowers and brads: My Mind's Eye. Flowers and pearl swirls: Prima Marketing. Alphas: American Crafts. Chipboard frame: Bo Bunny. Kraft tickets: Maya Road. Journaling tag: 7Gypsies. Others: tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Tim Holtz distress ink.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 60 layouts
To do: 40 layouts

Sea Swept

When I started this layout, I didn't like how it was going and decided to put it aside for a little while. Little did I know that 'a little while' will turn up to be months later. I had almost forgotten about it and doubt that I would remember had I not given my scrap area a thorough clean up.

After staring at it for 15 minutes I decided to just go with the flow.

I didn't have much of a beach-y themed embellishment but found these cool cork thingy which came in a RAK I got from Yuz. Thanks, Yuz. They really save this layout from being abandoned again :D
Topping the corks are metal flowers and leaves from Tim Holtz collection. They are just awesome!! Then there's that Prima crystal swirlys which I dabbed some alcohol ink to make it not so bling-bling.

I decided to paint some texture with acrylic paint and bubble wrap, just to give the background some patterns.

These rocks I bought ages ago and remembered I have them at the last minute and added some gold spiky stars which I dabbed with alcohol ink and topped with mossy green crystals.

The picture is of Nadiah sitting on the edge of the beach being swept by the waves, thus the title 'Sea Swept'. That was taken at the Teluk Kemang beach in Port Dickson, which was Nadiah's first experience with the sea. I've just realised that I've forgotten about the journaling for this layout, and can't think of a suitable place for it. Well, if worse comes to worse, I could always journal at the back of the layout.

Materials used:
Pattern paper: Basic grey. Alpha stickers: Autumn Leaves. Stickers: Making Memories. Clear frame: Glitz Designs. Crystal swirls and stamp: Prima Marketing. Crystal and pearl vines: Swirlydoos. Others: Tim Holtz distress inks, Tattered Angel glimmer mist, Stamp It embossing powder, StazOn ink, Tim Holtz metal embellishment, Alpha acrylic paints, printed rocks, gold stars.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 59 layouts
To do: 41 layouts

Sand & Water

Here's a simple layout I did of Nadiah's name written in the sand and being slowly wiped away by the sea water. I didn't feel like an elaborate layout for this with too much embellishment and kept it fairly simple and clean.

That watery clear crystals looking like they are being washed up by the see onto the paper is actually crystal granules which I sprinkled on wet glue and left to dry. It gives a nice effect, I think. Added a couple of fabric flowers from Prima to give a finishing touch.

I love that film strip ribbon from Tim Holtz, layered with a kraft ticket from Maya Road on which I stamped "in dreams we catch glimpses of life larger than our owm", also from Tim Holtz. Although I have to say that my stamping was appalling with blurry image. I definitely needs to stamp more!!

Most of the items I used came from a mixture of Swirlydoos kits, except for the kraft ticket and the glittered alphas. I think I should have title the layout Sand & Sea, which has a nice right to it. Unfortunately I've already glued down 'water' before realising my mistake. Well... just go with it, I tell myself!!

Materials used:
Pattern papers: My Mind's Eye, Creative Imaginations. Flowers: Prima Marketing, Swirlydoos. Tim Holtz film ribbon. Tim Holtz Stampers' Anonymous stamp. Kraft ticket: Maya Road. Crytal granules: Swirlydoos. Others: Tim Holtz distress inks, Tattered Angels glimmer mist.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 58 layouts
To do: 42 layouts

Monday, 6 September 2010

Big Giant Ball

Oh no!!! It's already the month of September. Where did August go? It just flew by and I only managed to do 3 layouts in August. I have soooo many layouts to catch up.

Anyway, a new month means a new challenge at Scrap-It-Lah. This month we are running a scraplifting challenge. Each of the DTs are to choose one layout from another DT and scraplift it. What you have to do is to choose any layouts from any of the DTs and lift the layout. Easy? Definitely I think, because you get so much inspirations from the layout you choose but remember that you may only scraplift an original layout and not one that came from a sketch. Please go HERE to see the gorgeous samples from the DTs.

Here's my layout, lifting from DT Michelle's Yo-Yo Am I Cool Or What layout. I have always been a one-photo layout scrapper. Two photos at the most. For this challenge I have chosen a multiphoto layouts that Michelle had done of her son. I changed the grungy boy layout into a girly cheery one.

Materials used:
Patterned papers: American Crafts. Foam alphas: Creative Imaginations. Sticker alphas: October Afternoon. Scalloped border (blue): Bazzill Basics.
Chipboard elements: Scenic Route Paper Co., Pink Paislee. Stickers: Bazzill Basics, Pebbles Inc. Journaling card: Jillibean Soup, Pink Paislee. Rub ons: Pink Paislee, Bo Bunny. Others: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 57 layouts
To do: 43 layouts


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