July 7, 2009

Scrappin' Moms Idol 3: Round 1

The much awaited scrapping event here in the Philippines is back!
It is a 2-month long challenge organized by the Scrappin’ Moms. The main objective is to display the creativity and artistry of the Filipino scrapbooker. This is a chance for us Filipinos to showcase the degree of talent that is very abundant here and comparable to our international counterparts. The finals will be an On-the-Spot challenge with the Top 10 Finalist on August 29, 2009.

This year’s theme is about going back to basics, back to the true meaning of a scrapbooker – preserving your family’s memories in pages that transcends time and trends.

I am so happy to announce that I made it through the Elimination Round and now the official challenges begins.

For Round 1, here are the requirements:

  • Creativity is the key and sky is the limit. There are no restrictions on what you can create.
  • The only limitation is to use at least 3 photos on your layout.
  • Include a write-up on your design process and how you created the paper pieces
  • You may submit any size format but no lesser than 8.5 x 11
  • Photos for this challenge must not have been used in any previous layouts (both Local or International)

Criteria for Judging: Originality & Creativity - 35%; Overall Design & Craftsmanship - 35%; Choice of Photo - 15%; Journal - 15%

Here is my take:

For this particular challenge, I actually made 2 layouts because I am quite unsure about paper-piecing. After chatting with Ms. Liza, Cookie and Lee, they gave me an idea on how to go about this. So this is actually my first time doing paper piecing and I decided to scrap some photos that I took last January to go with it. I am really not into scrapping myself and I really have less than 5 layouts I think with my photos. This is the best opportunity to use them.

The theme of my layout is about my unconditional love to my daughter. Underneath the big photo is a hidden letter to my young one, an intimate letter. I wish to keep it quite private between me and my baby so here is a part of it:

Journaling: My darling daughter, if you are reading this, I just want to let you know that you are loved. Eversince you came to our life, you brought us joy, peace and contentment. You are the best thing that happened to me and your dad. I love you

Paper Pieced Butterfly - On this layout, I made a big butterfly. Not owning any punchers or diecut machines, it made it quite harder. I handcut each pieces of it. i first made a pattern as its basis.

Materials Used:
Patterned Papers from BasicGrey Wisteria Collection Pack
Alphas - BG Wisteria Alpha Stickers
Rubons -We R Memory Keepers Promenade - White
Bling - Kaisercraft and Dew Drops

Feel free to view all the entries here.

Thank you for all your support ladies. Stay tuned for the next round.


Tracey said...

Gorgeous Lady Grace. Just beautiful work hun....xxx

Aphra said...

Beautiful layout, LG! Good luck . . . I'm pulling for ya!

Chowchow said...

LG - as usual - your layouts are so beautiful. Good luck in the Idol challenge.

Tanya said...

This layout is so very beautiful! Love your butterfly - well done and hope you do well in the challenge xx

Marcie said...

This is amazing LG! Your work is just beautiful!

Katy said...

This is simply beautiful LG love it hun xxxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! I love the touches of purple, it makes the entire layout have a passionate feel about your love for your daughter!

Monique said...

I was just on the forum of Myscrapbooknook and saw some fab news.....congrats girl, on making their DT!!!!! I expect I'll be there more often again, now you're there!!

Dalovely Damanda said...

Hi LG! Congrats on making it through the Elimination Round! Your Wisteria submission is GORGEOUS! Paper piecing can be lots of fun! Wishing you all the best...Amanda

Shyra said...

Greetings from Malaysia :)

I've been reading your blog for a while now..and I'm here just to say Hello and I love your layout LG! Cant wait to see more! :)

Lisa T. Howard said...

Hi! Just found your blog by way of a comment you left on Stacey Michaud's blog. So glad I dropped by! Your work is stunning!

CreativeMe68 said...

Gorgeous LO and I love the flutterby!
Luv Shaz xoxo