Monday, September 24, 2007

Full of Wonder

Lee says, KAYA!

Layering six patterned papers was quite a challenge for me primarily because I'm a cheapskate. Why use SIX patterned papers when you can get away with two or three? And, some people find layering easy to do because they just cut and paste, cut and paste. Me? I'm so cheap I will have to cut out the parts of paper that will be covered up by the photos or other paper. If you check the backs of my LOs, they have holes. Nothing bad with that, except that it takes more time to do. The idea that I am "saving" makes me less guilty about my spending for scrap materials although to be honest, I have yet to use those itty bitty scraps I have saved.

This layout is of my oldest Diego who just turned five when this photo was taken with another Diego, in Abra de Ilog, Mindoro, ca. 2003. I love how they bonded immediately although that was the first time they met.

Journaling:
May you always face everything life has to offer with this same youthful exuberance.

Materials Used:
Patterned Papers - Daisy D's for 1) blue base, 2) red vertical strip, 3) striped horizontal strip, 4) dots and 5) plaid photo mats; 6) Sandy Lion Kelly Panacci for texts; Daisy D's rubons, Colorbox Ink (dark brown), Stazon (black), Autumn Leaves stamps, blue ric rac, blue buttons, UHU glue, Sakura Aqualip black.

Techniques:
Followed a sketch from nobarepages.com, but added sheets to comply with the requirements. Inked edges of the papers to add definition.

About Me:
I'm mom t0 three KiDS and partner to an artist who is very supportive of my scrapbooking. I have my very own art consultant at home although I don't always take his advise. :-) I am a full time mom and I work part-time at the family's arts studio as an executive assistant (glorified secretary, yup!) I scrap, to remember and be remembered. I enjoy it because I can do three things I love all at the same time - photography, writing, and creating. Oh, make that four - and to relive and preserve precious memories (or does that make it five?) I have a blog, do visit sometime.

4 comments:

Nita Ang said...

You did a great job here, Lee. Initially, one might think putting the red strip on one side of the LO might off-balance it, but the image of your son and the one-of-a-kind sticker evened it up. As usual, the picture is impeccable :D

Lee i. said...

Thanks, Nita. I had fun doing this. No Idol stress syndrome. Hehehe. Photo by Toym so I can't take credit.

C70 said...

Lee, I love how the muted colors you've used on your page makes one's mind wander towards thoughts of the beach and how the dash of color (red strip) makes your photo pop off the page.

Me-anne's Nook said...

love the picture and you make it appear more beautiful on this LO, yet so simple but very meaningful, parang painting hehehe. congrats sis. captured moments talaga.