Sunday, October 7, 2007

Our House

Nina says, KAYA!

I love my son to bits. But I've started to run out of words and the inspiration to keep scrapping Matt's photos. He has tons too so I don't think I'll ever finish them. Anyone have any suggestions on who else to turn to for inspiration on boys' layouts? I can only think of the fabulous Ali Edwards kasi.

So I decided to just have fun and do a layout on our house (which is actually my Mom's house) because I wanted to do these fun cut-outs of a tree, a bird, and a tree branch.

I was inspired by these rubber stamps I saw online, which was basically a leafless tree trunk and an oval shadow stamp for the leaves. I was also inspired by the birds and branches chipboard from Maya Road. So, starting from the cut-out tree, the rest of it came together.


Our House
... which is not our own.
... with a blue roof and rusted gate.
... with a garden of weeds and wildflowers.
... where a tiny family lives.
... is a place we call home.

Materials used:
cardstock, black marker, black pen

Techniques used:
Paper piecing; used a puncher for the bird, butterfly and tear drops for the petals of one of the flowers; everything else was cut freehand

About ME:

I've been scrapping since March 2006. I was doodling with black sign pens on plain white paper in college. At 8, I was cutting out and pasting comic strips from the newspaper in a folder of collated paper. At present, I'm into altered art, ATCs and ATDs. To me, they're all the same form of expressing myself through paper.

Even though I initially didn't like Donna 'coz of this challenge (haha, joke lang po), I realized that oo nga naman, I should also use my stash of cardstock. I'm pretty good at improvising with what I have because scrapbooking, to me, isn't just about using up my stash but doing it in a creative way.

This was a fun challenge, D. Thanks for the inspiration.


cabbiejanescrapper said...

nina, ang galing mo i love this layout of yours!!!!you have a way of executing into something creative, something different. ang cute ng colors. i love it!!! hope i will be able to see more of these layouts ha. take care.

Alby said...

Hi Nina! Nicely done! Love the paper piecing. Ayan, naintimidata na ako magsubmit ng entry. LOL! Seriously, ang galing. Bagay na bagay ang paper piecing embellies sa picture ng house.

Donna Espiritu said...

hi nina :D thanks for joining this challenge ha? you are making a mark, your own style :D your work is always full of creativity and uniqueness. I love the colors and the paper-piecing elements u used here. Very few can get away with this kind of style and you nail it each and every time! :)

Au Lim said...

wow! nice graphic LO! very effective yung use mo of your colors and design. cute journaling too :-D

marjorie said...

nina,when i found out about the challenge for this month,ikaw agad ang naisip ko...i knew you will make something extra-ordinary! great job nina!

CraftFairy said...

Nina, I love your paper piecing. The tree, the flowers, the mail box...they all go together! and did anyone notice the fence?? What fine details!

C70 said...

this is such a fun page, Nina! those paper-piecings really complement your photo!

zabeth said...

All of your LO's are very unique and creative. Very impressive ako sa styles mo.