Saturday, October 29, 2011

Apple of My Eye

I recently laid my hands on some new Basic Grey Picadilly papers. The cheery colours and prints called out to me and I knew I had to scrap them with a new black and white photo I had. And this is what I came up with, inspired by a sketch at the Basic Grey blog.

As usual, I had to create a shabby-chic layout with lots of distressed edges layered with some lace, trims and Picadilly embellishments.

The lovely green crystal flourish is from Zva Creative. I turned it into a flutter trail for the butterfly and added some black Zva crystals for the butterfly's body and antennae.

The title work using Basic Grey sticker alphas. Did you spot the apple on the layout? Corny, I know. :)

Thanks for dropping by. :)

Crystals - Zva Creative Triumph Olive/Lime Crystal CRB-04CB-105
Patterned Paper - Basic Grey Picadilly collection
Embellishments - Basic Grey Picadilly collection
Alphas - Basic Grey Picadilly collection

Friday, October 28, 2011

O Christmas Tree - A PaperMarkt Class

Hi there! Here’s the class I’ve designed for PaperMarket for the month of November.

With Christmas just around the corner you might be thinking of handcrafting Christmas gifts for your loved ones or making a pretty Christmas home decor. In this class you’ll alter a wooden Kaisercraft tree in its own ornate metal vase, making a delightful Christmas tree to hang your family or friend’s favourite photos off of. You’ll get to create with some of the newest embossing powders, Christmas collections from Graphic 45 as well as flowers and embellishments from Prima Marketing.

The class schedule is here: PaperMarket November Class Schedule .

The Christmas Tree is now displayed at PaperMarket Raffles City. Do take a look and I hope to see you in class. Til then, happy scrapping!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Zva Creative Design Team 2011-2012!

I'm so thrilled to be back on the Zva Creative Design Team for my third term. Here's the list of talented ladies on the new team for 2011-2012. I can't wait to see all their beautiful creations.

Windy Robinson – US  (DT Coordinator)

Andrea Ewen – US

Sarah Gough – New Zealand

Lisa Gregory – US

Christin Gr̦nnslett РSweden

Lisa Johnson – US

Susan Lui – Singapore

Nicole Martel – US

Carole Maurin – France

Jolanda Meurs – Netherlands

Yukiko Ochi – Japan

Fabi Oremerod – Brazil

Tara Orr – Canada

Karen Shady – Australia

Robin Shakoor – US

Lisa Somerville – US

Be sure to join us on our next Zva Creative monthly blog hop in November where you'll see the new team at work. :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Here's my October DT layout for Zva Creative using flowers, crystals and leaves from Zva Creative and patterned papers from Webster's All About Me collection. The layout's of my daughter's cute little puppy, Aidan.

Lots of layering of patterned papers, handcut details, flowers, lace and crystals. I used two Zva Creative crystals here - one's a green leafy stem, the other is the tail end of a butterfly flourish.

I like soft details on my layouts, like the use of lace, Webster's bloomers, and one of my favourites - muslin gathered under handcut details.

The layout's all about Aidan, so the journalling reads:

My Top 3 Faves:
1) Going for walkies.
2) Racing around super fast in the park.
3) Lazing in some cool mud on a hot afternoon.

Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Aidan & Daisy

I was surfing the net yesterday and came across this lovely sketch by Kim Keane at My Creative Sketches. I had an idea of how I was going to use it and as I had the afternoon free, I decided to give it a shot.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take:

I decided to scrap a photo of our puppy, Aidan, and his good doggy pal, Daisy. These two have a whale of a time together and this photo's so cute because it looks like the two of them are having a good chat with each other.

I used Prima's Romantique papers on the layout, along with a die cut from last season's Botanical collection. I went for a shabby-chic look with a subdued colour palette, distressed edges and lots of layering and dimension.

I dug deep into my stash of Prima flowers and merrily layered them over some scrunched up lace and trims. You might recognize some of the flowers from a few seasons ago mixed in with some brand new ones from this CHA. :)

The alphas are also from Prima and I chose a tone on tone for the title-work, selecting an off-white alpha over the beige patterned paper.

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sharing some news

First news - I'm getting published! Yay! A layout and a mini album.

And the second piece of news is something a number of you have been waiting for - Tattered Angels is having a Design Team Call! Check out all the details here: TA DT Call

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Prima September BAP Winner!!

I woke up this morning to a fantastic email from Sharon Laakkonen telling me I'd won Prima's September Build-A-Page. What a great way to start the morning. :)

Here's the layout:

I used Prima's new Printery collection on the layout. I love the Printery collection with its neutral vintagey hues. To give it a pop of colour I pulled out my trusty Tattered Angels glimmer mists, glams and glazes and gave the new Prima mistables a good spritz of colour. :)

The new Prima masks that came out this CHA are just so pretty. I misted one over a sheet of white cardstock with My Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in Mallard, Patina, Jazz Blue and Glimmer Glam in Organic Garden. 

A collage of Prima flowers, leaves, chipboard, lace and the new mistable canvas bird peeking out from behind the flowers.

This dainty canvas floral stem is one of my favourites amongst Prima’s Resistant Canvas packs. You can custom colour it using Glimmer Mists to match any layout. Here I used shades of blue and green to complement the masked background – Mallard, Patina, Jazz Blue, Olive Vine and Clover.

Thanks Sharon and Prima for making my day! :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

All Aboard

Hi there! Here's a monochromatic layout I created for my design team assignment for My Tattered Angels. I created the brick wall background using Rum Punch Glimmer Mist and a Prima mask. I love all the new masks that are available in the market now. It's so easy to design your own background to match your patterned papers. Here the misted background blends perfectly with the patterned papers from Authentique.

Layering the fussy cut flowers with a stamped image of four birds on a branch. 

One of my favourite elements on this layout, a wooden street lamp which I embossed and misted over with Chalk Chalkboard Mist from Tattered Angels.

I just received a big box of goodies from Tattered Angels so I'm going to go play with my mists some more. :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Altered Wooden Peg

This month, the Tattered Angels Design Team are showing off the TA Paint Systems. I decided to work with this one, the Prima Hummingbird Paint System. This pack comprises four very versatile colours: Chalk Chalkboard, Rum Punch Glimmer Mist, Espresso Bean Glam and Waterfall Glaze.

For this first project I decided to have a go at some mixed media fun. I altered a wooden peg using Chalk Chalkboard and Waterfall Glaze, plus bits and bobs from my stash of leftover fabrics, flowers and whatnots.

I have to say I really enjoyed altering this wooden peg. It's a great way to use up little pieces of scrap.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Trekkin' Wales

I just realized I haven't posted this layout on my blog yet. It's one I created for My Tattered Angels for the Prima-Tattered Angels blog hop.

This project uses a 12×12 Prima canvas on which I painted on Glimmer Glam in Tide Pool and Organic Garden and misted with Glimmer Mists in Mallard, Trunk Bay, Patina and Sweet Clover. I layered on some Prima Pixie Glen patterned papers and Dusty Attic borders, and of course some Prima flowers.

The lovely Prima blooms were complemented by the new Prima Resistant Canvas leaves. I love the blank canvases with resistant prints which work perfectly with glimmer mists. The leaves were spritzed with Lemon Zest, Sweet Clover and Olive Vine for a lovely variegated tone.

More canvas lovelies in the form of these butterflies, which I misted in Jazz Blue and Lemon Zest.