Monday, October 31, 2011

It feels good

to wake up on a Tuesday morning at 10am. As you can see, school is kind of officially over. Other than reporting for invigilation and going back to the staff room from time to time, i am pretty much free now! Yipee!

So i guess that calls for more scrapping right? I have been creating a lot of layouts lately and some of which, i have yet to post it up. Will find the time when it arises. For now, this layout was inspired by Get Picky's Oct Photo Prompt Challenge. If you check it out, you will realise we had to work with really bright and contrasting colours. I dont know what came over me but i found it quite intriguing and decided to give it a shot, considering that i dont really like BRIGHT colours. :D

Here is my take:

Part of the challenge was to use fabric so i used my Dear Lizzy's fabrics that i have kept for the longest time, selected all the colours, cut them into strips and use them as a background. I needed the colour blue since it was seen in the photo so i misted the background with TA's Jack Frost. Well, it was not enough as i wanted more blue to bring out the elements in the layout. If you look at the close up photos, i embossed a texture fade die into a Pink Paislee paper as well as cut out a heart shape at the side of the photos. The heart shape was painted with gesso over a mask and was distressed with Tim Holtz' Tumbled Glass distress stain.

WAHHHH! Sounds so technical but i thouroughly enjoyed myself. I am learning to challenge myself to go beyond cut and paste. Finally, i finished some touches with some faux sticthing, journalling and adding FLOWERS AND FABRIC FLOWERS! :D All the more to make me grin as i use up my flower stash. :D


On the side line, you might have realised that i have been using a lot of white cardstock recently and with all those scraps left, i decided to change the way i tracked my mists and stains. My earlier system did not work so i cut up the scraps into equal sizes and misted on them for easy reference.

Not the first time you heard about it but it certainly works for me! Well, that is it for today. Have a lovely Tuesday ahead. :D


Lizzyc said...

HI.. what a gorgeous layout! i love all the flowers.. and what a great tip about the misting.. love it..

Treesa said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along at GP x

Tanya Tahir said...

adore your beautiful page! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Get Picky :)

Joanna said...

Wow wee....nice nice! Really love the bicycle but why did u use these photos of us??

MamaJ said...

WOW... I really love what you did with the heart and all that misting and inking. Lovely! Enjoy the hols!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous page! Loving all that misting! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Get Picky! :)

Leanne said...

Great Tip with the misting and a stunning LO. Thx for playing along with us..x

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