Sunday, 29 September 2013

Fun In The Sun

hello again. today, i would like to share a layout i made for studio calico challenge - use your scraps! 

i first created a background with repeated frames using the stamp from studio calico "roundabout pl kit" and had lots of fun decorating the frames. i gathered some left over pl card, embellishments from mainly the sc "planetarium pl kit" and bits and pieces from my stash to fill up each of the frames. i also added some watercolours, hand stitching and mist to finish off the layout.

here are some detailed pictures:

i used the amy tangerine tag from sc "marks and co pl kit" as a stencil to pierce the design for the heart on my layout and hand stitched it. I also hand stitched the rays of a sun to complement my title 'fun in the sun'.

i tried the pebbles alphabet stamp (included in sc "double scoop pl kit") for the first time and love how it looks. I think i need more practice though.


kits: studio calico ("roundabout pl kit", "planetarium pl kit", "planetarium scrapbook kit", "double scoop pl kit", "marks and co pl kit")
additional paper: dear lizzy ("neapolitan")
white card stock: american crafts
mist: studio calico mister huey in seafoam and sky scrapper
alpha: amy tangerine ("yes please"), making memories ("children at play"), dear lizzy ("spring")
stickers: october afternoon ("woodland park")
button: october afternoon ("midway")
wood veneer: studio calico, freckled fawn
ribbon: american crafts
others: vellum, dolly, wooden peg, gold foil heart sticker, sequins 

Thank you so much for dropping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, 2 September 2013

The Sweetest Moments In Between

happy monday! i am here to share a layout i created for crate paper august creative weekly. the theme for this month's challenge is to use navy blue and sequins in your project. 
you can read more details on this challenge here.

i started my layout using this whimsical balloon chipboard from crate paper "the pier" collection. it's one of my favourite elements in this collection and i have been saving it to work on a layout for ethan's birthday.  Using the colours on the balloon as a starting point, i created a background using some watercolors and mist. this is my first attempt using watercolors on a layout and i am happy how it turned out.

next, i placed the embellishments base on the colours on the balloons and background. to further highlight the navy blue colour on the page, i hand stitched part of the title 'moments in between' in navy blue thread. this word art is from paislee press 'downtime' element pack which can be found here.

sequins can be found in 3 different ways here. some are used to create a sequin heart, some are used as confetti in a shaker window and others are glued directly on the cardstock. i love how sequins adds color and extra sparkle to the page.

here are some detailed pictures...


all products are from crate paper "the pier" collection except:

resin flower clips: crate paper "maggie holmes"
emamel dots: my mind's eye
buttons: october afternoon "midway"
wood veener: studio calico "snippets"
white card stock: american crafts
others: vellum, sequins

I hope you have enjoyed this challenge as much as i did. 
thanks for looking and have a great week ahead.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Project Life - June - Love You To The Stars

Hello again, i'm back to share to quick post on my project life for june. i completed this spread some time back but couldn't find time to share it so here it is! i am currently using project life as a baby album to document the everyday memories of my growing boy, ethan. i am working on monthly spreads and i usually have 4 pages for each month. i had too many photos in june so i added 2 extra pages. here we go...

this is page 1 and 2. i am using studio calico pl kit for may - planetarium. 

my favourite cards this month are the morning, afternoon and evening cards which i used to highlight a regular day for ethan. 

i have been seeing the studio calico noah outline alpha stamps quite often in the studio calico gallery, so i decided to purchase it after a consideration. it's quite an expensive stamp but it's totally worth it! love how easy i can add titles to my cards now with this stamp. i like the look of it plain or filled with watercolour.

this is page 2 and 3. in this spread, i mixed the planetarium pl kit with becky higgins midnight edition. 

this particular weekend, we went to the art museum for an annual art exhibition for kids! the neutral tones of the midnight edition are great for the colourful pictures.

this is page 5 and 6. in this spread, i mixed the planetarium pl kit with some cards from older studio calico pl kits and papers from my slash. 

i wanted to keep track of the list of words that ethan can say now so i wrote the list and slot it into the beautiful striped envelope from spencer pl kit.

that's all for my june pl spread. i am working on my july spread now and will share it once its done! thanks for stopping by!