Friday, May 11, 2007

My Obsession

Nita says, KAYA!

Just in case any of you scrapbook magazine subscribers are wondering why this LO looks fa
miliar, it's because it is a scraplift of the table of contents of Creating Keepsakes magazine. As for the photo collage, I got the inspiration from a wall display of Banco de Oro’s West Avenue Branch. It is displayed at the back of the New Accounts section and I was struck with the ingenuity of the photographer and decided: "Hey, this would be a good idea for an LO." So here you have it.


Journaling:
Call me quirky, but whenever I hear the words compartments, organizers and storage systems – I get goose bumps and that pleasurable tickling sensation at the pit of my stomach. Yes, I’m obsessed with containers especially the clear or opaque ones.

I would swoon over gifts of travel pouches and keep myself entertained for hours shopping in the plastic house ware departments. I also take pride in using ordinary kitchen or hardware storage systems in unconventional ways – I fondly call it ‘thinking outside the box’ (pun intended).

I would buy stuff with the premise: I’m sure I’d be able to find a use for it later. Needless to say, I have an assortment of containers in my cabinet waiting for the perfect use for it in the future. It’s a compulsion I couldn’t resist. Perhaps there is truth after all to my best friend’s theory that the reason I love to scrapbook in the first place is because I get to organize the materials in neat pile of boxes.

Another motivating factor for me to hoard containers is that I’m an incurable pack rat. The cheaper and queerer an item is, especially if it looks romantically old – it will be in my basket faster than you can say “garbage”. With my wide variety of knick knacks, it is but understandable that I have to own an assortment of organizers and storage materials. So you see, it is not just merely an obsession, it is clearly a necessity.

Materials Used:
Bazzill & Canson cardstock ; Scrapbook Walls Butter Dots and Sky & Spruce Stripes ; Elmer’s Craft Bond glue ; Carla Craft corner rounder ; Coluzzle craft knife, cutting pad and circle template.

Techniques:
I cut 4 pieces of 4”x5” photo into 1”x1” and assembled into a collage of photo mosaic. Using a ribbed white Bazzill cardstock as a base, I took advantage of the vertical ribbing of the cardstock as a guide in aligning the 1”x1” photo. Additionally, I used Elmer’s Craft Bond to adhere the photo mosaic on the cardstock. Since it is a slow drying glue, I was able to move the picture around a bit while eye-balling the alignment. Next, reverse-printed the title and date in plain white Bazzill cardstock and cut to size. Using the actual glued photo mosaic, I penciled the desired height for the different colored cs & pps components. Before gluing them to the ribbed cs, I used Carla Craft corner rounder for the four edges. Finally, using the Coluzzle circle template, I cut a 2” dia. circle on a 5th photo and glued it on top of the date and journaling CS as a finishing touch.

About ME:
Recently turned real-mom last November 2005 at the age of 42. Adopted mother of three spoiled tomcats. Working for a living. Certified pack-rat and organization buff. Re-discovered scrapping after my daughter was born and have fallen in love with the craft ever since. (Learn more about Nita at www.copycatscrapper.blogspot.com)

16 comments:

purplesea said...

Finally Nita! LOL! Kaya pala ang tagal, its such a good LO. Love what you did with the picture. How'd you do it? Share mo naman. the colors you used are also pretty. lamig sa mata. Hope to see more of your LOs!

purplesea said...

Sorry about that. Kala ko materials lang yung nakalagay. andun na pala how to sa photo mosaic. Pero different pics ba yun o isa lang tapos na-cut into 4x6 then 1x1? Sorry ha, medyo slow ata ako ngayon. hehehe!

Lee i. said...

I like the colors, and as usual, friend, panalo ka sa pag-eyeball ng sizes and lines. So what is your favorite thing? Hahahaha!!!

Lee i. said...

Teka, nalito ako tulad ni Raissa. These are 4 photos which you cut into 1x1 and which you assembled to form one big photo. That is, you didn't follow yung original sequence nung 4 photos? Slow na yata din ako. Hehehe. If so, bilib na ako sa mata mo that you were still able to paste eveything so cohesively pa din.

Nita Ang said...

Since 2 kayong nalito ko, malamang ako ang slow sa explanation - Hahaha. Initially, I chose 4 different 4"x5" na photos tapos I cut it isa-isa into 1"x1". Tuwing nakakaisang set ng picture ako, I reassemble immediately. Yun lagay na yun, may nagkahalo-halo at umikot pa orientation kaya nag-jiggsaw puzzle pa din ako. Matapos lahat, para artistic eklat, in-overlap ko yung mga dulo ng pictures. So merong picture na kulang ng 2 1"x1" na kanto kasi napatungan ng 2nd picture na. Sa kaartehan ba, nagmukha nang abstract? Hahaha!

Au Lim said...

ibang klase talaga ang powers mo friend...type ko gumawa ng ganyang mosaic nun pa kaso di ko alam pano! hehehe feeling ko di ko na sila maaasemble uli... you have to teach me how!

pa-scraplift nito ha!

jennifer said...

ay ako rin...when i saw a jennifer mcguire mosaic LO, i also wanted to do something like it, kaso parang ang hirap. wow naman nita, minsan lang sumali ng challenge pero super ganda ha? i love how it looks, simple and clean.

Ella said...

Nita. like the colors of the pps. it did matched with the pix. Galing ng mosaic idea. Ganda sana i-scraplift pero di ata kaya ng powers ko. Very Nice!!!

the dreamer said...

Nita!!! Ang kumplikado naman nito! Ang galing-galing ng photo mosaic mo, sis! Sus, ako hanggang Microsoft Publisher ko lang nagagawa ang photo mosaic kasi pangit ako mag-execute ng tulad ng ginawa mo. Grabe ka, girl, sabi nga ni Lee, mala-Cathy Zielski pala powers mo! Great job, sis! Nina

Scrappy_Donna said...

u know waht i already posted a comment ako pa ang una bakit ganun nawala??? nyek hehehe.. nweis, i like how you did the photo mosaic ms nita. very neat ka nga tlaga :)

cabbiejanescrapper said...

hi ate nita, what a beautiful layout! i love the squared photos you did, grabe ang tiyaga mo ha and they are all well cut and adhered to pa. wow! the layout color is so pastellized and fresh to my eyes. very very neat. halata ba very organized din ang artist here? great work of art!!!

C70 said...

Hi, Nita! I love the clean lines of your page! Great job!

Valerie Salmon said...

Nita, did you mosaic all those tiny photos? Amazing.

Nita Ang said...

EEEeeeehhh... Valerie Salmon just left a comment in my box! Boy-oh-boy did you make my day, Valerie! Talk about star struck, I was physically reduced to a huma-windmill when I saw the comment. My arms was flailing all over the place and I was jumping up and down. And to think that was just 9 words from Valerie. Yun ang amazing! HAHAHAHA

Nita Ang said...

A big thank you to all the talented ladies who left a comment in my box. Nakakataba ng puso na you took the time to view my LO and leave a comment to boot. This really meant a lot to me :D

benga said...

ang galling nito grabe, ang linis-linis ng cut, parang digital ang dating, pati un colors galing ng combination, nice work!