Monday, 29 September 2014

The Underground Reveal

hello! i'm back today to share what i made with studio calico october kits from studio calico - the underground.

make magic 
(main kit only) 

another new silk screen in this month's kit! this was my first attempt with silkscreen and i love it! I used the silkscreen with mist here and thought it turned out really well! I'm not good at misting actually, so I used a paintbrush and painted the color over the silkscreen. it's especially fun when you can make so many of them in different colors. i made 3 using mary mary, gold and sea foam. if you have no idea what a silk screen is, it actually works like a mask/ stencil. one side of it is sticky and you stick it down to your cardstock. once it's secure, you can use your favourite media to colour it! some options i can think of are acrylic paint, mist, ink pad and gelatos! there is a video by natalie from the creative team on the sc blog where she shares the different ways you can use the silk screen! click here for the post.

one fine day
(main kit only)

love these leaves cut file by hello forever! i cut them out in the different patterned papers and the old book paper available in the kit. i love using watercolour to paint the background recently and used the technique here. i decided on the colors base on the colors of the patterned paper. i used a blend of red, orange, yellow here. next i scatter the die cut leaves around the page. to add more texture and detail, i hand stitched some of the   leaves and added some cabochons. i love brush script titles, but my handwriting isn't as beautiful as i hope it is... for now (more practice required)! so i cheated by printing the title in manus font in black and fussy cut it. i'm happy with how it turned out! lastly, i fussy cut some hearts in white to add more layers to the page.

happiness = you
(main kit, piccadilly, notting hill)

this is the first time i am using a huge photo for my layout. i printed my photo on a piece of 8.5 x 11 vellum and i love how it turned out, especially after i layered the photo over a patterned paper so that the colors shows through. i wanted the huge photo to be the focus of this page, so i kept the embellishing. i used the beautiful stamp in piccadilly and stamped the design in black on white card stock. then i fussy cut the stamped flowers so that they can be used as embellishments together with some stickers and badge. another favourite of mine this month are the pastel wood drop stickers!

go see do
(main kit, piccadilly, notting hill, king's cross)

love these beautiful crate paper frames and how they can be used to create a simple grid design. to add interest to the page, i painted a background with watercolors as a base for my frames. to decide on what colors to use, i turned to the beautiful rub ons included in king's cross. i would never have thought of matching the colors grey, yellow and purple but when i saw the rub ons, i thought the color combination is perfect. what's better is that there are frames in the pack that fits into this color scheme. after i painted the background, this page came together easily as i added matching frames and embellishments to each grid. 

i hope you enjoyed the layouts i made for this reveal! if you are interested in finding out more about studio calico's scrapbook kit, click here.

thank you so much for dropping by!


Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Underground Sneaks

hello everyone! i am going for a short getaway and before i am off to hit the beach, i thought i'll drop in to share some sneaks for studio calico's october kits - the underground!

this is a sneak of my main kit only layout. the colors of the main kit definitely reminds me of autumn! even though its summer all year round in singapore, i am loving these fall colours! and they work especially well with the lovely leaf cut files designed by hello forever! 

another main kit only sneak. mist + silkscreen = magic...

i think i found my favourite stamp in piccadilly! used the main kit + add on 1 (piccadilly) + add on 2 (notting hill) here... the crate paper sticker sheet in add on 2 is so sweet!

loving watercolor backgrounds now! used add on 1 (piccadilly) + add on 2 (notting hill) + add on 3 (king's cross)...

i hope these sneaks will give you an idea of what to look out for in the upcoming kits and help you decide what to get during reveal! thanks for dropping by and see you soon!


Monday, 1 September 2014

30 Days of Me at Studio Calico

the registration for studio calico class - 30 days of me is almost closing! this is your last chance to sign up for this class conducted by maggie holmes! 

i am a big fan of maggie's mini albums so i am excited to join this class! as memory  keepers, we usually focus on documenting memories of our loved ones, and may have missed out including ourselves in our projects. hence, for this class, maggie will be sharing ways to incorporate yourself into memory keeping by completing an entire album, focused on you!

when you sign up for the class, you will receive this pretty bonus kit you can use to put your album together! 

as always, beautiful printables and cut files will be available to you once you sign up!

to sign up or to find out more details on the class, click here.

see you in class!