Sunday, October 14, 2007

Ma-Cho Temple

Jenn says, KAYA!

I really had a hard time thinking how to execute this challenge without pattern papers, but I was happy I was able to pull it off. I am not really a cardstock type of a scrapper, so imagine my relief when I finished doing this one.

The idea of this layout is from a layout of CD Muckosky, published on Creating Keepsakes April 2007 issue. Since I cannot stitch some thread here, I just mimicked the cross stitching by using strips of cardstocks. This challenge also made me reunite myself with the very first craft I learned = papier-mache.

Journaling Reads:
"Built as a 'thank you' gift to God for saving his life, stepping inside the grounds of this temple was truly majestic. The intricate details in the architecture was splendid, and even though I was not able to see how the temple looks like inside, having to see its surroundings was enough to make me feel the love invested to make this place come to life. Ma-Cho Temple, San Fernando, La Union, 15 August 2007

Techniques Used:
Layering, Papier-Mache, Handwritten Titles and Journals, Doodling

Materials Used:
Cardstocks - Karen Le Mieux by Provo Craft, Filstar - All About Scrapbooking, Miss Elizabeth's, DCWV * Pens - Sakura Pigma Micron 04 (black), Staedtler Tripus (brown) * Others - Elmer's Craft Bond, water colors

About ME:
Currently in a relationship with an American Psychologist who loves me way more than I love him...lists spaghetti, pizza, and fried chicken as favorite foods, but is now limiting intake of fatty and salty foods due to high cholesterol levels and pre-hypertension...striving hard to make myself fit...hopes to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop CS2 so I can make my own Blogger and Multiply header. Learn more about her scrapbooking at


Donna Espiritu said...

wow jenn!!! i love ur lo, esp the paper mache technique u used. so unique! :) thanks for joining the challenge ha? :)

CraftFairy said...

Hi Jenn! as usual, another great LO. Love your papier-mached flowers. Di ako marunong nyan. Paturo.

marjorie said...

WOW! ang galing galing..i love all the little details here! amazing job jenn.

zabeth said...

Nice colors. Love the doodle unique and talented you have.

Roxannee said...

i like the flowers and flourishes!!!ang ganda ng effect!

Candie said...

Thanks for writing this.