Sunday, 30 November 2014

Studio Calico Announcement + Park Ave Reveal

hello everyone! i'm sorry i'm so so late this month! i have been sick on and off for these 2 weeks so i haven't been online so often these days. lucky for me, ethan is good enough to give his poor mummy a break by sleeping early tonight so here i am! 

first of all, park ave is my last kit for studio calico for this term. for the coming year, i will be a contributor to the creative team. this gives me the flexibility to design only on certain months so i can make way for life and to spent more time with ethan. 

do drop by the studio calico blog to check out the talented ladies who are on the creative team and the list of contributors for the next year!

next, for the park ave reveal... 
this is what i made this month...

a trip home 
(main kit only)

the design of this layout started with me cutting the diamond chipboard into triangles. i wanted to make a layout with all the triangles scattered around. to add more layer, i used a pencil to draw more triangles and color them with watercolors. I also got inspiration from ashley's class to draw some star markings to add interest to the page. for some final touches, i added transparency die cuts, my title and journaling.

so good
(main kit only)

for this layout, my idea was to spilt the page into 2. one side with a pattered paper and simple with a photo of ethan, and the other side with white cardstock and a bit messy with a cluster of embellishments and journaling. with this idea in mind, i selected my favourite patterned paper and adhered it to a piece of white card stock. i didn't want it to be exactly half, so used a 75%-25% rule. most of my embellishments are the transparency die cuts, so to show more layering, i added some watercolors to the white cardstock

(main kit, ritz, helmsley)

 for this layout, created my own version of a christmas wreath. i used paige's digital design as a sewing template and sew the wreath with gold thread. I had lots of fun decorating with all the die cuts from ritz and used it to frame a photo taken last christmas! i kept the rest of this page rather simple and only added a title - joyful to complete the page.

let your light shine
(main kit, ritz, helmsley)

presenting my favourite layout this month! :)
the design for this layout came about when i saw the light bulbs! this page was inspired by wilna! in one of her recent layouts for webster pages, she has these cute little light bulbs hanging from the top of the page with thread. so i lifted this idea and used yellow gelato to add 'light' to the bulbs! next, base on the colors of the die cuts in helmsey, i used painted a rainbow background for my photo with gelatos. then i used the die cuts, sequins, buttons and paper clips to create a banner in front of the photo. i loved how this page turned out and how the focus of the page is still on my black and white photo!

ok, that's all i have today! i hope you enjoyed my pages and if you are interested in finding out more about studio calico's scrapbook kit, click here.

thank you so much for dropping by!


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Park Ave Sneaks

hi again! another month has just flew by and it's almost time for the reveal of studio calico december kits! once again i am in love with the december kits - park ave. it's filled with lots and lots of goodies and i thought christmas came early for me when i opened up the kits! i had the chance to play with the main scrapbook kit, add on 1 (ritz), add on 2 (helmsley) and add on 3 (waldorf)! and here's a look at what i made...

this is a sneak from my main kit only layout. i love purple and have always wanted to add some purple into my layouts however, i find it a bit of a challenge adding purple into my layouts. having said that, there is something special about the kits and it was a breeze for me to add all the tints of purple this month!

another main kit only sneak. happy that i manage to add some purple here as well! and these transparent die cuts are so cute!

for the christmas season, i made my version of a christmas wreath with this digital file designed by paige evans! i used it as a sewing template and decorated it with the floral die cuts from add on 1 ritz!

and here's a sneak of my favourite layout this month! love love love these cute light bulb die cuts from add on 2 (Helmsley)...

thanks for dropping by and see you later at reveal! remember to join us for reveal chat at 11 am EST!

subscribers reveal will be on 27th at noon EST/ 11am CST and for the rest of the public, it will go live on 27th at midnight EST/ 11pm CST.


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

SC Inspires Giveaway Winner

as the title suggest, i have a winner for the underground scrapbook kit giveaway!!!

 before i announce the winner, would like to thank all of you who left a comment on my post! i enjoyed reading through everyone of them and got to know what your favourite item in the kit! i hope you all had lots of inspiration and fun for the #scinspires blog hop! and now without further ado, the winner i picked (via is eliseg! congrats elise!!! the studio calico team will be contacting you very soon!

thank you for playing along and hope to see you soon!