Sunday, April 22, 2012

Holiday's Fun

Yes! As the title suggests, Holiday's Fun!! I loved holidays, without work and errmm at times, without the little noisy one.
During the March holidays, I was glad that Joyce suggested bringing the kids out to the beach since their childcare was closed. Had a good time taking photos and trying out my new lenses.

This is another webster style layout, from the redeemed papers from papermarket.

Tried to utilize some new items I've recently found and love! And of course, the huge amount of "treasure" I have in my big cupboard. Trying my best to make space for the new items that are coming in.

New love: The beige mesh thing that sticks behind the photo.

Old Treasure: Prima birdcage canvas I've bought for donkey years.

Old Treasure: My huge collection of different pattern Tim Holtz tissue tape. By the way, I really liked this quote and loved how the way it turned out on the pattern paper. I've used versafine smokey grey to obtain this water washed effect.

Ancient Treasure: Transparencies from donkey donkey years ago. I think I've got them when I just started scrapping?

Do look through your huge stash today (if you have one), you will be surprised with what you can find and matched!

Tamago Memories

Photos from Japan again! Thought the photos from Japan fits the Webster pages theme quite well.

I've recently stocked up quite a pile of pattern paper. Papermarket is having a discount for their members this month. For 150 points, you can exchange 10 pattern papers, $1.90 and below. And quoting Joyce, you can shop without having to pay! 

There isn't much techniques involved in this layout. It's quite an easy assembling layout.

Though I really love the Graphic 45 pegs and how the just simply look good with any other embellishments.

 Not to forget my favourite Tim Holtz new memory bands too.

Materials Used: Webster Pages pattern paper, Prima Journaling tags, flowers and leaves, Graphic 45 metal pegs, Tim Holtz stamps, film strip and metal charms.

You've Made Us Complete

I liked the title of this layout. I liked the way she posed in these series of photos too.

I've tried some simple techniques in this layout to make it look more complicated. I've painted the edges of the paper with very pale white paint and some of the insides of the paper too. Then I've used a script stamp to create a faint script print as the background.

I've tried working my design mainly around the bottom half of the paper as I didn't like to cover the birds and nest on the top of the pattern paper.

Decided to try something different by using smaller sized pictures. And used the same old pattern of hanging it on a twine, secured by my two favourite metal pegs from Graphic 45.

 Love the stamps and flower cluster created at the corner. I did try to used some perfect pearls to give it a matt gold look on the stamped images. Not quite visible from the photos. Think I need to work a little harder on using the perfect pearls.

Materials Used: Webster pages pattern paper, Prima pattern paper, flowers, blings and metal trinkets, Graphic 45 pattern paper and metal pegs, Tim Holtz stamps and metal charms.

Melissa Frances Inspiration

I've finally completed my first biggest scrapbooking event! It was so nice of Papermarket to provide me the opportunity to help out at the Melissa Frances event yesterday. I had so much fun! From the packing the day before to assisting the participants in completing their projects on the day itself. It was so much more fun than being a participant! The only drawback and regret I had was that I could only look at the participants shopping to their hearts content. I do really wished I had bought those glass domes. They are really fantastic and pretty with Melissa's style.  

I did this layout a couple of weeks back, in an attempt to prep myself up for the event. 

Looking back at this layout now, it's really pale in comparison with the senior designers like Jaz and Merdrey over at papermarket. 

I didn't do much here, except lots of inking and getting the frame up.

I liked the pleats created by the doily lace paper. A good way to save up money instead of buying lace. 

After the event yesterday, with the goodies given by Elaine, some stolen techniques and the remaining goodies bought, I should come up with something better this week. Do drop by again for the "hopefully" better layout!

Materials Used: Melissa Frances pattern paper, resin embellishment and stickers.