Friday, December 30, 2011

Sketch 62 at Sketchabilities

My second term at Sketchabilities begins now with Sketch 62.  As usual, I am so excited with Karan's Sketch so despite the hectic schedule of the yuletide season, I still got my mojos working.  Head on to Sketchabilities and you will know why.  

Sketch 62

My take:

I have to apologize though for failure to take a list of the materials used.  As far as I remember, I used Fancy Pants and Echo Park for my patterned papers, Lily Bee Designs for the rub-ons, Little Yellow Bicycle for the overlays, among others.

Thanks again for dropping.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Buttons Up at Scrap Your Crap

I believe that most, if not all, scrappers consider buttons as staple in every scrapper's stash.  These are one of those we hoard first when trying to build up our stash.  But for some reason, they are often forgotten owing probably to the never ending releases of new embellies in the market.  In fact, I have seemed to have abandoned them, thus, the dust accumulating on jars upon jars of buttons.  

It just an excellent idea that Scrap Your Crap came up with a challenge to find creative ways to use buttons in a layout or project.

This is what I came up with:

I used yellow buttons to create the rays of the sun.   I used lesser embellishments than usual to highlight how buttons can themselves be used as the highlight of a layout.  I love how the LO turned out.  The colors are so vibrant (loving my own, of course!)

Please head on to Scrap Your Crap and you will be glad you have now the reason to use those buttons which are just sitting in the containers begging to be used.

Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sketch 61 at Sketchabilities

I am excited once again to share with you my take on Karan's Sketch # 61 for Sketchabilities.  As usual, the challenge sketch provides ample inspiration to come up with a well-made layout as the sketch itself provides guidance on where to put just the right amount of embellishments.  

Sketch 61
My take:

I did some misting here using a Prima mask.  Stamped on musical notes stamp (the info on manufacturer will follow) and embossed with fine glittery embossing powder.  The overlay which says "sweetest day"  is from Pink Paislee.  Made some fussy cutting also to add to my Prima flowers.  Owing to my messy work area, I could not recall anymore the pp used.  It was taken from a kit prepared by our LSS.

Thanks for looking and hope to see your take at Sketchabilities.

Friday, December 16, 2011

I Am Part of Sketchabilities Again!!!

Yay! I am privileged to be invited again to be part of the DT at Sketchabilities.  This is my second term, which is the maximum term a member can stay as DT.  

Meet the members who will attempt to inspire you from January1-March 30th 2012

Aki Iinuma - Japan
Helen Tilbury-South Africa-returning
Kim Kendell-Austrailia-returning
Leah Cameron-Austrailia
Linda Eggleton-Austrailia
Marilyn Rivera-Puerto Rico
Nina Stenzel-Germany
Regina Castillo-Philippines-returning (this is me!)

Please visit us at Sketchabilities and be inspired by the sketches of Karan Gerber and the interpretations of her team.

Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Trying my Luck with Imaginarium

Owing to the versatility of chipboards, most of my layouts are never complete without them.  They provide the needed dimension without much effort.  When I heard of the DT call for Imaginarium Designs, a designer and manufacturer of chipboards with unique designs, I summoned all my luck to be picked as one of the DT.  

I have chosen few of my favorite layouts which used chipboards as one of if not the main embellishment.

 Title: You Complete Me

A layout is surely given a lift with the use of the clock chipboard.

 Title: Adoration

Chipboard is likewise a great way to use as title to a layout.

 Title: My Baby is Now a Lady

For some natural feel, chipboard can be used unaltered.

Title: Precious Memories Shared

Or you can paint and mist chipboards to match your color motiff.

Title: I will Guide Your Through

Chipboard will never overdo your layout but will always provide lift to what may be an "overdesigned" page.

Title: The Look of Love

Title: You Make us Proud

I can never have enough of those butterflies.  Their possibilities are endless.

Title: A Star is Born

Love the effect of crackled paint on the bird and the cage.

Title: Because of You

Need I say more about my love for chipboards.  Lady luck, please, please, smile my way. :D

Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Trust at Bird is the Word!

Jeannie, one of the November celebrants, prepared a canvass kit for the Wednesday Group to channel our inner talent in painting  . . .  at least in painting the base where we would put our scrapbook layout on.  :D

We applied gesso on the canvass before applying paint. I used Making Memories paint in lagoon and yellow as my background (courtesy of Sharon Chua).  I stamped on Tattered Angels stop watch and applied medium gel to set in the paint and stamp.

My project:

Journalling: Trust that your love will guide you through life's struggles. 

Since I intended to enter this to the next challenge at Bird is the Word, I deliberately used the word Trust in my journalling.  I always love to join challenges at BITW because my layout always end up more meaningful with my heartfelt journalling inspired by the challenge word at BITW.

Thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sketch No. 60 at Sketchabilities

Another great sketch is up at Sketchabilities.  Please join us and be inspired by the versatility of the sketch.

The Sketch:

My take:

Title: My Girl Forever

I used again the feminine line of Echo Park Victoria Garden.

I used the clear tag of Tim Holtz to stamp on and emboss "Life is Good" by Technique Tuesday.

Thank you for dropping by.  Hope to see you at Sketchabilities.

Birthday Layouts

Everytime a scrapper of the Wednesday Group celebrates her birthday, she has to prepare a project for the group.  As I turned a year younger, I prepared layouts for the group using a Crate Paper's Kit (I just need to get back on the name of the Kit).  I generously used the paper so I was able to create four (4) layouts which I think could be stretched for one more layout or two.

Title: Home is Where You Are

I created a brick using a gesso and a paint, although I didn't get the desired color (I must have done something wrong).  I glued on mica flakes on the house, tree and flowers for some shimmer.

The flowers were from Karen.  I used them sparingly to extend its usage (you know how expensive prima flowers are).  It would be nice though to put more flowers to make a frame out of them.

The strip of chipboard with butterflies was copied from Iris' class.  I painted the chipboard with pearl dabber.  I melted 2 layers of UTEE and while it was still soft, I stamped on the butterflies by Tim Holtz.  I brushed on some gold perfect pearl and set it with water with the same color of perfect pearl.

This layout is basically about layering, nothing much.  I just used the Pink Paislee mistables and misted it with Maya Road Mist on pink (I think).

Thanks for looking.