Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Love You To the Stars

hi there! today i would like to share my first layout using mist. i bought a couple of bottles of studio calico mister huey color mist sometime back but did not have the chance to use them. i love the mist splatters that i have been seeing so much of, hence, i decided to try adding some to my layout. 

this background paper is one of my favourite from the dear lizzy "lucky charm" collection. i love the subtle circular design on the paper and i wanted to place the photo in the middle so i started by adding splatters to form a circle. 

for the title, i stamped the quote "love you to the stars" on white cardstock using the studio calico noah outline stamp. next i painted the letters with mist, cut them out and adhere to the page to form a semi-circle. for more texture, i hand-stitched (this is the time i wish i have a sewing machine!) a couple of circles along the mist splatters added earlier.

i then place the photo in the middle of the page and added a few pieces of patterned papers, vellum and a floral die cut from dear lizzy "5th and frolic" collection as layers.

since the title only forms a semi circle, i place some wood veneer stars, feathers, sequins and a gold foil heart sticker on the opposite side to balance it.

here are some detailed shots.

i'm happy with the results of the mist splatters and will definitely try them again in my next layout.


kits: studio calico ("planetarium scrapbook kit")
additional paper: dear lizzy ("lucky charm")
white card stock: american crafts
mist: studio calico mister huey in gold and seafoam
die cut: dear lizzy ("5th and frolic")
wood veneer: studio calico
others: vellum, gold foil heart sticker, sequins, wooden peg

thanks for looking! I will be back soon to share my project life spread for june.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Oh Happy Day

hello there! today i'm here to share a new layout i made using some new mt tapes i got from the mt expo held here in singapore! this layout is inspired by the mt tape covered hallway at the expo. the floors, walls, pillars and almost everything else was covered with mt tape. 

I love how colourful and happy it looks!

to create this background, i started with sticking the mt slim tapes and some cath kidston tapes on white cardstock. i though the colors were a bit too strong, hence, I added a piece of vellum on top to create a softer tone. i hand stitched the vellum to secure it to the cardstock since i do not have a sewing machine. 

i added the title on the photo in photoshop. 
next i printed the photo and pierce holes on the photo using the title as the guide. then i hand stitched on the photo using some pink dmc threads. the title 'oh happy day' is a free download from paislee press.

love this yellow flair button from studio calico planetarium scrapbook kit.


mt slim tape: yellow, neon yellow, neon pink, neon green
cath kidston tape: blue polka dot, light pink
flair button: studio calico ("planetarium scrapbook kit")
stamp: dear lizzy roller
paper: studio calico ("valley high card kit"), 
studio calico ("sundrifter") 6 x 6 paper pad
white card stock: american crafts
others: arrow paper clip

thanks for looking!