Friday, May 4, 2007

Tulip Blossom '99

Jenn says, KAYA!

This month's challenge came in at the right time, for just last week, while I was emptying a clear book so I could have a place for the printed scrapbook sketches I gathered through the Internet, I saw this drawing made in 1999 by my college classmate, Nathaniel, featuring my favorite flower, the yellow tulip.

What I have in this layout is the original drawing he made using colored pencils and is drawn on a normal bond paper. I have another one of this drawing, which was color-photocopied the same year, and is framed and hanged on my bedroom wall.


Journalling:
While taking a break from our theater play practice, Nathaniel and I got to talk about political issues, current state of the country, and other socio-civic issues. How that chat veered its way towards us talking about our personal dreams and aspirations, I cannot recall now, but I do remember telling him that I dreamt of seeing a real yellow tulip farm in the future, for it is my most favorite flower. Being a good artist that he is, I then asked him if it's possible for him to draw me a yellow tulip farm (complete with windmills, of course). Months later, I received this one through mail c/o my best friend Lhyne. It's like seeing a real tulip farm, although I still dream of seeing a real one someday. I thought at that time he had already forgotten about my simple request, but he never did. Thanks a lot for this, Nath! (journaling 04 may 2007)

Materials Used:
Patterned Papers – Me and My Big Ideas (background), DCWV (journal strips); Aida Cloth (grey and white); Embroidery Floss – DMC' Letter Stickers – Miss Elizabeth's; Font – MKAbel; brown ribbon.

Techniques Used:
Stitching

About ME:

A nearly twenty-seven year old lady who has been interested in crafts since high school, but only dived into “real” scrapbooking September of last year. Though I have been scrapping for eight months now, I still consider myself a “newbie” for I still have to try different techniques. Style-wise, I prefer to scrap multiple pictures, and I always try to be inside my comfort zone, that is, making simple layouts. I am also a certified scraplifter and sketch user. You can check my scrap blog at: http://janu-jenn.blogspot.com or head on to my personal site at: http://janujennifer.multiply.com

14 comments:

Lee i. said...

Jenn, you made this look like it was meant to be hang on a wall. Ito ba ay cross-stitch, painting? Ay! scrapbook page! Hahaha.Very creative. I also like your photo of yourself.

jennifer said...

thanks, lee! wala akong makitang medyo okay na pic para dito, kaya eto na lang, pa-kenkoy lang. =)

purplesea said...

oo nga jenn, aside from the beautiful LO, ang cute ng profile pic mo. nakakatuwa.

jennifer said...

hehehehehe.... =) thanks, raissa!

Ella said...

JEN, like LEE has said, this is a very nice home decor. Nice LO!!!

jennifer said...

hi ella...thanks so much, i do appreaciate comments like these (including the comments from the others)...and thanks for taking time to comment on my posts. take care.

your LO is nice, too!

Scrappy_Donna said...

galing mo natago mo pa yang drawing ng friend mo jenn :) you are getting better and better friend. love the way you folded the ribbons :)

jennifer said...

actually, medyo nakalimutan ko na nga ito kasi ung colored xerox ang naka-frame at naka-hang sa room namin. buti na lang, buhay pa ito, kasi hindi naman lahat ng classmates namin nabigyan ng opportunity to receive a drawing from nath. so far, this is my favorite item -- next to the tv, the pc, ano pa ba? hahahahhaha....

thanks for the great comment, donna!

Au Lim said...

your friend is so sweet...at ang galing naman nya magdrawing! looking through the materials--may Aida cloth-- you mean real cross-stitch ito?! wow, multi-talented ka pala talaga! nice work!

jennifer said...

the tulip drawing is paper, which i pasted on a gray Aida cloth as matting. the flower embellishment underneath is cross-stitched.

thanks, au!

cabbiejanescrapper said...

hi jenn. your fave thing is so personal i mean ang galing kasi you kept this thing talaga and with the cross stitch pa, everything became more special. the painting itself became a different treasure because it was like "live" in a layout...love your crossstitch !! very artistic design..

jennifer said...

thanks a lot, cabbie! i am happy i got to keep this one, too!

C70 said...

Hi, Jenn! I love how you were able to incorporate a friend's drawing into your page. Great job!

jennifer said...

salamat, christine!