Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Yumm!

Au says, KAYA!

I looove stamping! I think it's a great (and ultimately cheaper) way to decorate one's pages. I usually rather buy stamps and inks than rubons and stickers because stamps never run out and I get them in colors i want. I was eagerly anticipating this month's challenge and wanted to do a LOT of stamping on the LO. Unfortunately, time constraints still prevented me from executing what I planned. But I did totally enjoy doing this LO despite that fact that it made me hungry while working on it. This one is based on a Pagemaps sketch in the May 2007 issue.

Hidden Journalling on the "The Story of:" tag reads:
Nita and I were cruising along T. Morato when she asked if I've tried this resto (The Red Crab). I said no so she immediately parked. The place was closing for the night but i cajoled the waiter to let us in. Boy! -- did i love meeting CRAB MARITESS with Laguna Salad on the side. Totally yummy with lots of garlic and olive oil to drizzle over hot rice. Uh-ummm!

Materials used:
Cosmo Cricket and Daisy D's papers. Stamping applications were the title Yumm! with foam stamps and acrylic paint, the red lace frame with Hero Arts rubber stamps and red embossing powder, and the strip journalling with Provocraft rolling stamp Circa and black inkpad. Other materials are 7gypsies tag, red vellum, lace and buttons from Divi. Edge distressing photos with Brilliance inks and papers with Distress Ink Tea Dye.

Hi! I'm Au Lim and I'm a stamping addict. I love crafts and have tried everything from cross-stitching, crocheting, quilting, candle and soap making. However, i have never been more hooked on anything than scrapbooking and lately, stamping. Mom to 5 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 fishes, and 2 turtles, yep our small home is a menagerie. Working for our humble biz, Ideas Enterprises, with hubby making CAD signages and also running Simply-Scrappy.com on the side. I often think work gets in the way of play.

12 comments:

leira said...

ganda ng Lo mo.. as usual naman.. everything just blended really well.. i love effect of the lace on the LO.

Alby said...

The lace was stamped?!!! Wow!!! I thought that was real lace!!!

I also have the Circa stamp of Provo but I couldn't use it. I never turns out nice for me. The dies get smudged so I practically gave up on it. Maybe you can teach me how to use it properly next time?

Great work! And yummy food!

Sheryl E. Martinez said...

Wow Au! This one is truly delicious :-) One thing about you and your LOs, you never disappoint. Ganda nito and indeed, Yummy!

Tin said...

The queen of stamping does it again!!! The lace is so ingenious! Talaga kayo ni Nita ha, puro pagkain trip niyo :-) basta trip niyo man libre madali ako tawagan LOL!!! TFS Au! 'twas a great LO as always :-) . . . parang naamoy ko na yung garlic heehee

Lee i. said...

And I was thinking, "ganda ng red lace...parang di pinutol under the pic. Sayang." And it turns out, it's a stamp! Very realistic. So much going on in the LO but for some reason, my focus goes to Maritess. I'm so hungry I could eat whole crab right now. :-)

Anonymous said...

hi au. aba! dpt eto ang panalo sa challenge last july 21. hahahah. ganda ha! i love the reds of the layout. and your lo looks so yummy and friendship-tested!

cabbie

Maybs said...

Beautiful work! Made me hungry too. I love the red lace. I thought it was real lace.

benga said...

ko din gusto ko un red lace, very pretty effect!

Anonymous said...

Hi Au,

Ganda LO mo sayang I miss the chance na nag lecture ka.

Teacher ko pa naman kayo ni Nita.

the dreamer said...

Naks! Napakinabangan agad si lace stamp! Pero, promise, kung hindi mo sinabi, aakalain ko din na lace talaga sya. Hehe.

Love how you placed this altogether. Hindi lang yung topic yung yummy pero yung papers and little abubots complement the theme kasi yummy din! Hehe.

Great job. Bow talaga ako sa yo! =)

Nina

CraftFairy said...

Au, I love your red lace! You have such great patience and great ideas! I'll be watching...

Joy Lim said...

Hi Au,
So Yummy! Crabs are my favorite. Nice idea. Pretty!!!!!!!!