Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Glitz Design Feb Challenge

Today I want to share a layout using Glitz Design new paper collection. beautiful vintage colors and patterns. I joined in their Feb Challenge... they have such a gorgeous color challenge that I couldn't resist. So, I played along. Here's my 2 pager --- I want to challenge myself a bit -- to do the unusual.... my first 2pager for 2012. "Happy Day"..... a layout about her birthday.. what we did.. capture the emotions and the laughter. a simple but extremely memorable for us!
More close up:
More close up Here's wishing you a HAPPY day. Dont forget to laugh and have a little fun in your little routines.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Graphic 45 design team 2012 Auditions

It has been a long love affair with Graphic 45 since it burst into the scrapping scene some years ago. When it was first launched in CHA, their booth won the BEST Booth for that year. It was when my heart floated towards this brand. I love the creativity spirit behind this brand. I can relate to it because it has a sense of playfulness, a spontaneous wit behind every collection. Yes.. the motifs are bold... in fact very bold that some new scrappers are afraid of playing with it. I heard this in the classes I taught. However I always tell my students to see the colors and the idea behind each collection, you will love it. You dont always have to scrap a Halloween layout with a Halloween collection. You can take it to your personal preferences. That's what I love about Graphic 45..... So, today I decide to take a BOLD step to throw my name into the hat. Yes.. I know ... tough to get in among the hundreds... but I want to step out of my comfort zone. It has been a while since I appy for a DT ..... so let's see how this goes... I am nervous.. but found a freedom in my heart to play again.
This is one project I did as a Featured Artist over at G45 blog some years ago. I love this distress and shabby box I made to contain my travel knick knacks! Brushed gesso all over to give it a 'wendy-look'...haha
"Escape" .... using the new collection. I love the blues and orange.... lovely burst of colors. I distress the edges of the papers... rub some inks... drop some paints on it. I tilted the blue paper a bit in case you are feeling a little giddy. LOL. Can you spot the green pleats I made... just the right amout of color.Voila... a very fun layout!
some close up: I cut many many motifs and layered and layered.
I apply some Rock Candy over the butteflies... cool technique!
The fussy cutting possiblities are endless! I made embellishments with it and added mediums to make it POP! "Thank you card"... sweet and sincere. That's what I like my card to be.
Special Memories..... I love Once upon a Springtime Collection. My all time favorite. Lovely fairies, flowers and cute bunnies to cut out. Seriously, I spend lots of happy time cutting for this layout. close up: can you spot the ID chipboard fence. Brush gesso and spray with pearl mists! Just the right amount of fairy dust!! hee..hee..
And some layouts which were published before: 2 page feature of my layout using G45 in Somerset Magazine! A layout published in MM Idea Book. Oh.. this is another of my fave layout! And finally a gift I made for a new mommy! I love to give home made present.
This new mommy can place this in the new baby room! Love love. Simple lovely fussy cutting from the Little Darling collection. The motifs left me drooling! Yes... I covered a cone with a ruffles trim from Maya Road. and then the decoration began. I can't stop adding stuff to this tree.
I love the little clothes... i hang it with wooden pegs...I love the stock... cute bird..I love the pram...Oh.... this got me a bit giddy this morning! (but pardo the bad lighting because of the rain... I am taking clearer pictures once the weather is kinder to me)
If you like this project, let me know. I can share a tutorial soon. I have always share tutorials on projects, techniques and tips on my blog.
Ok, I am keeping my fingers crossed for this DT call.
My style is shabby chic... you will always see my signature touches of paints and mists. And fussy cutting is my 2nd name! haha... And layering too is in my blood.
Hope you like it. Have a great day!

CSI #8

Hello friends, another week has passed and CSI has grown by leaps! We are onto our #8 inspiration prompt. This week colors are my fave.. you have the bright yellows, teals, blues and a bit of olive. You got to join in! HERE Let you in my process: 1) I chose to work the new MME papers because it has most of the colors I need. 2) Then I layered chipboards and ink all the sides to give it a constrast 3) How about some twine moving across the page to give it a whimiscal look By now, I realised I have 2 distinct styles.... 1 is shabby chic... soft, layers... fussy cutting...lots of flowers. The other is this artsy and whimiscal look which I also adore. Usually I love splashing inks and mists and paints over such look. Both styles are natural to me..... and I love it! Which style do you like from me?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

a quick post

Hello friends, here's a quick post of my recent projects but i havn't had the chance to post. Really busy week..... and still breathing hard. LOL.
A card I made using Prima PPP colors... it was featured over at their blog.
And the newest arrivals from Made with Love.. how can I resist! The latest Prima shipment made me giddy!!!! I love Almanac papers and of course every flower and vines...... created this for Made with Love. You can view it at the shop from tomorrow onwards.
And this is for CSI... i forgot to post this last week so here is it! Lots of textures from the burlap, paints and torn edges. I love these colors... fun and vibrant. I played with the new MME 'follow my heart' chipboard (the kite and 'happy day")... this collection is worth checking out. Fun yellow and teal... hmmm... my favorite combo now. You will see more layouts from this collection soon (if I have the chance to scrap tonight or tomrrow... hee..hee..) Thanks for dropping by my friends.

Friday, February 10, 2012

in deep trouble!

I am in seriously trouble with the 'law' in this household. I bought this cute Tim Holtz Sizzix die and thought to myself... "hmmm... I have been wanting to buy this... I really need this.."... so I grab it!!! Guess what.... when I returned home, looking at my Sizzix collection.. horror of horror... indeed! I have the same 1! Gosh.. I must have bought it last year! Why is this happening to me? My hubby thinks my scrapping obsession has gone way overboard... not knowing my inventory. that means bad news. I have way too much stuff!!! arrgghh... My sin now out in the open... i feel so vulnerable! LOL But well, I am sure one of you was thinking of buying this. Retail price is $49.95... I am giving a 35% discount. Selling this at $32. For Singapore-based residents only cos I am mailing it out to you. email me at if you want to grab this good deal

Monday, February 6, 2012

have you seen CSI???

hello friends, have you checked out the latest prompt over at CSI site. Amazing inspiration. Come and check it out HERE. This week I just want to play with my mediums... a free flow kind of way! No fear, no restrictions.. just let my creative flow take me! I love such freedom.... do you? That's all for this busy week. Wishing you joy in all you do.