June 25, 2012

a Project Life 12x12 page

I am one of those who started Project Life this year. I thought it would be easy but as life goes on at the same time,so does the weeks I need to catch up. Currently I am missing over 15 weeks. The good thing is, everything is documented in my iPad and I all my photos are organized. I just need to have some time off to do it.

One of the page style I do for my Project Life is inserting a 12x12 layouts. I do this when I want to highlight an event or tell a story about the week. I also compensate this for a page layout that I do with a 12x12 photo collage from vacations.

Here is a quick 12x12 page that I did for my PL:

Here I have used BasicGrey's What's Up collection. It was perfect for our Singapore trip last summer. I adore the design of this line, it made embellishing the page much easier.

June 19, 2012

BasicGrey PB&J layout

Definitely one of my stress reliever is hand cutting patterns from patterned paper and using them as an embellishments. In this layout, I hand cut the flowers from the Daisy Mae and Toasted patterned papers. I love that the PB&J has a variety of colorful patterned papers to choose from. Using flowers as inspiration, I also made a handmade flower. To create the flower, I first punched 9 one inch circles then folded it like a cone shape. When adhered together following a circle pattern, I was able to improvise my own flower embellishment.

June 16, 2012

June OUAS Sketch Challenge

I can't believe it has been a year since I was invited to be part of a new sketch challenge blog by my good friend Nadia. I was so thrilled and excited for her. OUAS has grown to be one of the most popular scrapbook challenge blog available online. With an amazing DT line up, the challenges were very inspiring and motivating. I am honored to be part of its growth.

Even though this would be my last challenge participation as an OUAS DT, I will surely play along with the challenges. I will miss my other DTs there but also excited to see a great line up of DTs that will continue to surprise the followers with their amazing interpretation of the monthly challenges.
The theme of this challenge is BIRTHDAYS

We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "BIRTHDAYS" however you like based on the following sketch. You can journal as little or as much as you like, but your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch below. Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . Hidden journalling is perfectly fine. 

Ideas for Journalling:most memorable birthday celebration for you or anyone in your family, the last birthday you celebrated and tell us your thoughts on turning this age, your child's/other family member's birthday and your thoughts on their age, a birthday that was a turning point in your life and your excitement/fears or other thoughts you had, an upcoming birthday for you or anyone and your thoughts, the best birthday present you ever received/gave and why?. You can also base your layout on a non - person birthday. This means your birthday theme can be based on : a pet, a business venture, a milestone anniversary etc etc. Its up to you how you interpret "BIRTHDAYS
Here is my take to the challenge:
 I have used the gorgeous Nook May kit here

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** The deadline for this challenge is midnight June 30thAustralian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the Top 5 layouts PLUS Top 5 featured layouts will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.
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June 11, 2012

BasicGrey Scrapbook Sketch : 6.4.12

It was my turn at BasicGrey sketch challenge. This week’s sketch is for a single page, two photo layout.Sketches are always my go-to when I need immediate inspiration. For my layout, I decided to rotate the sketch to accommodate the portrait photos that I have. These photos were post edited using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom so that I can get the purple hues that I wanted. I have used the beautiful Plumeria collection because I am in love with the soft tones of purple that is in this collection.

Here is the sketch:
And here is my take to the sketch:

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June 2, 2012

Imaginarium Layout

I always wanted to tryout a softer colour palette on my pages. For this layout, I showcased the silhouette of the Title Chipboard I’ve used. The photo is my sister and her gorgeous daughter. I randomly create layouts of her and her kids so that we can complete the album I gave her.

You and Me

Products Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Masking Tape, MME patterned papers and embellishments, Pebbles brad, Kaisercraft rubon, Shimmerz and October Afternoon Mists, and Gesso acrylic paint

Imaginarium Design Chipboards used:
You and Me (IDP0023)
Embellishment 4 (IDS0013)

To get a full coating of white paint, I simply dipped the chipboards directly to my gesso container. The effect is so beautiful. The chipboard will look as if it was made of clay because of the thickness of the coating. Allow it to dry for a few hours.