Friday, February 3, 2012

Timeless: Dusk to Dawn

Recently, my work colleagues have been talking about finding our niche area. I've been finding my niche area in scrapping for a long time, with not much success. I like techniques. I like to show to non-scrappers, scrapping isn't all about cutting and pasting. There are a lot of cool techniques that are beautifully unique. And of course, you need to attend classes or do some self reading to learn these techniques. Scrapping is definitely not child's play.

So last weekend, after creating this layout. I had an inspiration. My niche would be in inking. Since I love Tim Holtz, I love distressing, why not take the distress inks to another level by creating bright colour layouts using inks instead of the grungy brown black ones.

 Basically it was originated from the Chinese New Year cards. I took it further by experimenting with my cracks stamp. Using it as a resist with clear embossed before I rub inks on the cardstock.

Also inspired by the Merly Impression sketch challenge, I used the multi photo sketch to include as many photos as I can, from my Japan trip, in a layout.

The thing I like best, was my first attempt in using non-people photo in a layout. Turns out quite cool and I shall try to take more non-people photos.

 Materials Used: White cardstock, Impression cracks stamp,  Kasier craft clock transparency, Maya Road tags and clocks, 7 Gypsies paper clips, doily paper, Tim Holtz metal clock

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