Tuesday, 20 December 2011

My Love

Remember THIS layout? The one I made after being inspired by Finnabair (Anna Dąbrowska -Pękocka). She makes amazing grungy layouts and I have been trying to figure out how she does it. At first I thought she used gesso and so that's what I used. It turned out that I was wrong because the finished effect didn't look like what it's supposed to. But at least I found a new technique. 

Two days ago, I saw on Live With Prima on Ustream that Finnabair made a tutorial video of her special grungy technique. It was amazing to see all the little details in her work - the masking, the misting of 5 Glimmer Mist colours and the 4 different types of stamps she used just to make the background. After that came the embellishment arranged around the photo and so on and so forth. 

Of course I just HAD to try making a layout. I didn't have the same products that she used, nor did I used all Prima products. I just made do with whatever I have.

Here's my take..... drum roll......

I think I'm getting the how, although mine isn't too grungy except for the embellishment part. But the colours look a little too bright for a grungy look. Some close ups

28 - because he was born on the 28th. 

If you look closely, I masked with Tim Holtz gear mask, stamped the filigree-liked image
from Prima, script  from Fancy Pants Designs and messy spots from
 Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous.

The clock dials and the gears I got from an old Swirlydoos kit, which I have
 been hoarding a ages. The street light is from Kaiser.

I am happy with the job I did. But next time I would use darker shades of the Glimnmer Mist colours.

Thanks for dropping by everyone. Have a nice day!!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

The Good Old Days

I had so much fun making a layout yesterday after a long break that I decided to make another one last night. I had been browsing Christine Middlecamp's blog last night and was inspired by her layering techniques. They was she just pile it up, you don't feel like everything is a mess. So armed with my Crate Paper goodies, I started layering and piling up. 

This id what I came up with:

Looks a little messy but not too bad, I think. The collection that I used is Restoration which I think goes with the old photo of me and my brothers taken some time in the 70s. If you noticed, the photo has a lot of white spots due to old age. This was actually scanned from the original photo and I decided not to do any touch ups to it just to add some uniqueness to the layout. In other words, I was just plain lazy.. hahahaa!!

Anyways, that's my attempt at layering. Needs more practice, that's for sure. Go check out Christine's work if you haven't already. She does some pretty amazing work.

Till the next time, thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Sue & Yatie

It seems like such a long time since I last scrapped and today when I decided to make a layout, I find myself weeding through my stash looking for the right paper and the right mist colour and other things. A simple layout that would usually take me an hour or two to finish ended up taking almost a whole day. Oh well, I guess it'll probably take me a few days to get my engine smooth sailing again.

Today's layout is a simple one with mostly paper and some cutting, misting, inking, stamping and rub ons. Here's what I came out with..

Using papers from Kaisercraft's Chanteuse line and one old paper from my scrap drawer, which I don't remember where it's from, I'm happy with the mixture of pink and green and cream which compliments the photo well.

The rub on quotes are from Kaisercraft and the one on the strip is from Bo Bunny Mama-razzi collection. The doileys were misted with Glimmer Mist Olive Vine and Apple Glitter, and inked with Rusty Hinge distress ink.

I originally stamped the little flowers on the grid paper and accidently stamped on the pink background paper, and thought what the heck... I might as well go all the way.. hahaaa.

The photo is of me and one of my oldest and bestest of friends, Sue. We've known each other for almost 30 years now, and I hope we'll stay friends for 30 more years!!!


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