Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I ♥ Dora

UPDATE: Chosen as a fave again! Yahoo! Thanks!!! :D

Yehey! I was able to create this layout of my niece and her fave stuffed toy, dora the explorer, in time for Sketchy Thursdays' 6.23 challenge.

The patterned papers used are all from Nikki Sivils' Beatrice collection.

Here's the sketch on which I based my LO:

See that big "title" required of the challenge? Luckily, I had these large alpha chipboard in my stash! I first primed the alphas with gesso, then painted it with red acrylic. Afterward, I finished it off with Judikins Diamond Glaze.

On the other hand, the scalloped chipboard with holes was painted with a combination of yellow and orange arcylic paints. Sprayed with Maya Road iridescent pearl mist, then finished off with Ranger distress stickles. Then I put gold blings in the center of each hole. Whew! Loved the result! :D

The big black heart is a Colorbok sticker, while the smaller heart with flower on top is a Jolee sticker.

Of course, a little girl-themed LO should always have clustered flowers. :D

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Materials used: Nikki Sivils Beatrice collection patterned papers; Shabby Green Door baker's twine, Ranger distress stickles; Maya Road iridiscent pearl mist; All About Scrapbooking ribbon, gold blings, chipboard alphas, netting and brads; Judikins Diamond Glaze; Colorbok black heart sticker; Jolee's heart sticker; gesso; acrylic paints and flowers from my stash.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Chubby Cheeks!

It's been a rainy week here in the Philippines! :D

Anyway, I'm back with a new layout based on Scrapbookers Anonymous' latest June challenge posted here, which called for using at least 3 sheets of paper from a mini paper pad to create a layout.

For my entry above, I was able to use a total of 6 sheets of paper from the 6x6 mini pads of Nikki Sivils' Blueberry Hill line.

In addition, I also used the following Nikki Sivils' products: We Are Family border paper strips, cardstock stickers and alphas; burlap buttons, warm cord brad (brown) and the journaling tag from the brad's packaging.

As always, here are some close-ups for you:

These are photos of my little boy when he was just two months old! Now he's an active three year old toddler. How time flies!

Here are the main papers used together with the central focal subject:

The main papers were then duplicated into mini versions and placed in the upper left and lower right corners.

Lastly, I used these cutie round cardstock stickers and attached foam tape on them for added dimension:

Other materials used on this LO are Ranger Liquid pearl (gold), Tim Holtz distress ink, flowers and twine.

The rain's still pouring so hard as I type this post. Nevertheless, it won't dampen my mood to scrap some more!

Hope you like what I shared today and thanks in advance for the love!

Happy weekend! :D

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Nurture Curiosity

*Scheduled post*

I made this LO for Sketchy Thursdays' 6.9 challenge, using the sketch posted below:

Patterned papers, corrugated shapes, embellishments from Little Yellow Bicycle's Twig line. Alphas from American Crafts. Wood veneer butterfly from Studio Calico. Prima mask, ribbon and blings. Glimmer mists. Bazzill cardstock. Local ribbon and corrugated board.

My little one had fever last Friday night. I made this a scheduled post to be submitted in time for the challenge's deadline.

Gotta go. Thanks for looking peeps. :D

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

'I Do'

Here's my entry to Prima's June Build-A-Page (BAP) challenge. I hope I get lucky and win. After all, who doesn't want to get their hands on a fab Prima prize? :D

This is another of my bridal photos that I made into a layout. My wedding scrapbook album will soon be full. Yay! :D

Majority of materials used on this LO are Prima-based, which are part of Scrap That's May 'Romantic Spring' kit. I re-used the packaging papers from the Mistable Canvas Sheet and Say It In Crystals with lace. Patterned papers are from Paisley Road (Bhangra), Shabby Chic (Majestic Breeze) and Strawberry Kisses collection. Musical note stamp, Say It In Crystals with Lace and all the flowers are also from Prima.

Here's the sketch on which I based my LO:

I love the beauty that Prima flowers create on a layout when you cluster them. The SIIC with lace further adds a touch of elegance.

The two butterflies and two flowers peeking from behind are from Prima's Shabby Chic (Majestic Breeze pp) line, that I found among my stash. It pays to keep all those teeny tiny bits of patterned papers!

I added a "mini version" of the main embellishment clusters. Here it is on the upper left corner, while the main embellishment clusters are located on the lower half of the LO.

Lastly, I used black chipboard alphas are from Pink Paislee for my title.

Hope you liked what I shared today. Thanks also for your comments!

Other materials used: Bazzill cardstock, Martha Stewart puncher, Ranger Liquid pearl (Peacock), journaling pen, Pink Paislee chipboard alphas.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


The month of May was such a super busy month that I was unable to do my favorite hobby and neglected to update my blog, as well.

Anyway, I'm back with a new layout! This is another Webster's Pages project, one of my favorite brands. This is also the first time that I used numbers, i.e., (my wedding) date, for a layout's title.

The following Webster's Pages products were used for this LO:

Miracles Occur patterned paper from A Sweet Life collection
Princess Petal from Country Estate collection
Whimsey Flower
Whimsey Heart
Lavender Trim
Nature's Storybook die-cut stickers
Postcards from Paris alpha stickers
Small scraps from Enjoy Life (Wonderfall) patterned paper.

I was also able to apply various mixed media embellishments and techniques on this layout. Here are some close-ups:

Other materials used: gesso, soft matte gel, crackle paint, distress ink, embellishments (bling, pearls, beads, sequins, flowers), Basic Grey pp (base) and butterfly pp (unknown brand) from my stash.