Sunday, August 21, 2011

Friends Are Forever - a scrapbook layout

Hola! How's your weekend so far? I'm glad that my swollen cheek caused by the tooth surgery I had more than week ago finally subsided for good.

This week, I have completed a layout for the White With 1 (WW1) August Challenge. It's white, purple and doodling. I have my background in purple and white paints so I thought, why not put it up there at WW1. But I think, I shouldnt have mixed other colours into it though....well anyway...

I have used Webster's Pages, in fact, 2 WPs here in this layout. Can you spot them? It's from the Country Garden and Madeleine's Collection. Another pp that I have used here is from the 7 Gypsies.

The background was gesso'ed and later whipped with splashes of purple paint. I've also used 2 designs from the Dusty Attic collection in here; the Hanging sign and post and the Fancy Trim.

These pictures in here were taken back during Raya 2010. This layout is actually about friendship and togetherness.

The Country Garden and Madeleine in combination below.

Materials used:
Card stock: Bazzil Basics
Pp: Webster's Pages & 7 Gypsies
Flowers: Prima
Ticket findings from Making Memories
Colourwash Ranger for misting the flowers.
Birdcage and bird die cuts by Sizzix (Tim Holtz)
Chippies: Dusty Attic

TFR&L! Ciao!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bakun - a scrapbook layout

Hola! Today is a week after I had the tooth surgery and still not 100% recovered. Still have a bit of pain on the gum that was stitched and it's a but swollen. I'm enduring ....

Anyway, here's a new layout from me and about me...Hehehehe....I have always loved the Tim Holtz's alteration Gears die. It reminds me so much of my work. Though I don't really design gears, but I used these stuffs as a part of a system. So, basically, this layout is dedicated to what I do work...

This layout is about Bakun hydropower station located in a remote area of Sarawak. I was there last year before the water impoundment begins. Today, that jungle behind me could have probably be filled with immense amount of water. There were a lot of criticisms went on before and during the implementation of this project especially by the environmentalists. But that's another story...

This layout is very orangey...don't you think so? I never expected that for when I was doing this, I didn't really know what to expect. I just knew that I wanted to use that gears die, splish- splash everywhere, a bit of girlie stuff ( cos my work is a man's world after all) and paper flowers.

I have used quite a lot of TH's stuffs in this layout including a tissue tape Journeyman, which I folded myself to make a flower and finished it off with a button. Also, I have the paper rosette, which is so easy and fun to make!

And again, I would like to apologize for the quality of these photos. Not taken from my dslr at the moment. Sigh!

Materials used:
Paper: Bazzil Basics
Pp: Echo Park paper co, 7 Gypsies
Die: Sizzix's Tim Holtz - Gears
Grungepaper to make the die cut
Colourwash by Ranger
Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels
Tissue tape Journey man by Tim Holtz
Grungeboard elements by Tim Holtz
Embossing powder by Ranger

TFR & L! Ciao!

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Oh wow...spotlight designer?!

Oh wow...I just realized today that I was the spotlight designer for Day 153 at 365 Cards.

Here's the card again..

Thanks to 365 Cards!

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Sweet Pie - a scrapbook layout

Hi there! A simple scrapbook lo from me and this is my take on the OUAS August 1st challenge. A beautiful original sketch by Nadia Cannizzo.

Again, sigh!, sorry for the photos quality. My dslr is not working and I need to get it fixed.

Anyway, this is a simple layout again from me. It involved misting, distressing, embossing, punching, and a bit of painting.

Materials used:
Paper: Bazzil Basics
Pp: 7 Gypsies
Stamp: Heart Winged Butterfly by Hero Arts
Lace sticker: Cristina Re
Inks: Tim Holtz's Distress inks, Memories and Versamark
Embossing powder: Ranger
Alpha stickers: American Craft
Punch butterfly: Martha Stewart - Monarch large butterfly
Grungeboard by Tim Holtz painted with Folk Art Glazed Carrot and later applied with crystal lacquer
Masks: Prima
Flower bouquet: D'Nata
Vintage ticket: Making Memories
Spellbinders Labels Eighteen for the journalling.

Other circle paper base for the butterflies are from packaging paper from 7 Gypsies and Prima.

TFR&L! Ciao!
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Have a Safe Journey - a card

Hi there! Just wanna post here today the outcome of my very first try on the Teresa Collins stampmaker. You can read how it was done in my previous post. I still couldn't find the right settings for my printer though. But I am out of negatives anyway, so need to get that fast!

This card was created using my scraps, experimental stuffs; things I werent sure what to do with them before. Except for the button and the vintage car stamp of course!

Again, sorry for the quality of the photos. I wish my dslr is back in action but I still haven't got it repaired!

Materials used:
Pp: Prima
Die cuts: Spellbinders
Stamp: a vintage car - self created hehe..
Twine: Hero Arts

TFR&L! Ciao!

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Stampmaker - the test

Hi there! My cheek is still swollen cos
of the tooth surgery yesterday. I can't talk right but I can do a lil' bit of work while sitting down. So, I have decided to work on my new stampmaker ( Teresa Collins) instead. 

Not sure how it is to you but to me it's pretty daunting to look at with all the polymers, negatives, clamps, etc. And most of all you're only provided with 2 sheets of negatives! So kedekut! I was hoping there would be more! With all the experiments to get it right, I'm just not sure how many if these negatives I'll end up using. Anyway, my adventure begins with carefully following the instructions but! I missed one step and that was to dampen my fingern and knowing which side is the printable side! Oh well.. I learned my
lesson well and here's how it looks like. And after 1.5 hrs, it's still wet!img_1313051254.jpgSo, OK, I tried on the right side this time and here's how it looks.img_1313051362.jpgCan you see that the black ink is see through and that's a big NO NO since it will harden whole of your polymer! And here's how it looks like hehehe..