Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday scrapping: Moving with the times...

Errr, ok, this is rather late, but I managed to finish 2 layouts across the past week or so.  Everytime I got tired of working on my dissertation at night, I would start cutting up/pasting bits of paper to destress.  I realised that I have a this compulsion to ink almost every piece of paper that gets into my hands, its pretty therapeutic, heehee!

Both layouts are about the little boy and movement, but I think they're pretty different in terms of colour and styles, probably due to the different lines of papers I was using.  The first one was about the little boy "flying":

The kite was made from a tag (I just cut a diamond shape from it)
as I wanted to use the little eyelet at the bottom to attach the string.
I cut the red parts from the poor robot's face from one of the patterned papers. :p
The blue sky was glimmer misted using the cut out clouds as a mask.

Almost everything was inked, including the thickers, as well as the mock "grass"
that I punched out from the reverse side of the patterned paper using a MS punch.
And I didn't have to glue the kite string down since its tied to the tree!

And the full layout:

Layout: My Little Shoebox
Supplies: White & kraft cardstock
Patterned paper: My little shoebox
 (Robots: Reboot, Sky's the limit: Down the street,  Away we go: Vroom)
Journal tag: Doodlebug, Chipboard stickers: Cosmo Cricket (Earth Love)
Lettering: AC Thickers (Regards), Making Memories Tiny Alphas (Teal Ledger)
Glimmer mist: Tattered Angels (Electric Blue & Mustard Seed)
Stamp: Dear Lizzy (Warble), Ink: Versafine (Vintage Sepia & Spanish Moss)

And the second layout was about a walk the boy had with his Ah Ma at a park sometime after he started learning how to walk on his own:

I cut out the flowers from the patterned paper and used foam dots.  And inked them of course!

The leaves were cut out and inked, so were the butterflies!

Closeup of the title: Thickers were inked and I used washi tape at the bottom...
I inked the birdies too! :)

And finally, the full picture, which used up 5 pieces of my beloved Crate paper:

Supplies: Patterned Paper (Crate Paper: Blue Hill- Breeze, Rain, Flower, Grass, Sky)
Blue Hill (Impression Diecuts), Flowers (Prima), Brads (American Crafts Glitter)
Lettering: AC Thickers (Regards & Emerald), Washi tape

I'll be back later for Weekend wanderings, hope you had a great weekend!


  1. great layouts jus!! still amazed by all ur creativity!! :) how did u do the tearing paper effect in the 2nd one? hehee

  2. Oh wow! I really like the flying layout :) It's very unique and the colours are well complimented. Especially like the string and the misted clouds idea. Keep it up!

  3. This is absolutely amazing! love the vibrant colours, the different textures and the typography. You are so unbelievably talented.

  4. Bing: Thanks girl! :) Err, I just used my paper trimmer and slit the paper (you can use a penknife too). Then I started tearing the edges, inked them and curled them up... If you need a demo I can always show you one day!

    Eileen: Thanks! :)

  5. I love your design and colours it is so effective :-)

  6. Gorgeous layouts! I particularly love how you added the little clouds for perspective on the first layout - and all your layers and details. Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along at The Studio!!

  7. Phenomenal LOs! I really love what you did with the MLS sketch!

  8. I love what you did with the MLS sketch!!! What a clever idea with the kite!!! Thanks for playing along!

  9. Holy cow...I LOVE what you did with the MLS sketch...that kite!!!! Awesome work!!! :)

  10. Yo jus..Nice things u have got there! :) enjoy looking at all ur creations. keep it going k!

  11. Valerie, Rebekah, Deanna, Susan and Pamela: Thank you, and thanks for popping by! :)

    Daphne: Hey girl, thanks ya! Hope you've been good?



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