Thursday, February 14, 2008

One Fine Day

Tes says, KAYA!

This is my first time to join the KAYA challenge and I would like to say thank you to Danielle for the wonderful kit and most especially to Dianne for hosting this challenge. I had been hibernating from the (digi) scrapping forums ever since my dad passed away last year because I couldn't get myself to do it. I scrap mainly for my family and myself but I know being part of the forums and participating in challenges help motivate me to improve my layouts. I had already finished my LOs and have been procrastinating on sending it. It was just really difficult. The big challenge for me was to finally hit that SEND button and go for it. So here I am with two LOs, stepping out of my box and saying to myself finally, Kayang kaya kaya sumali ulit? (sabay pikit at lunok) KAYA!

Layout #1:

One Fine Day

This is my dd in front of Taal Vista. We celebrated her birthday here last year. She's not really grumpy. I asked her to pose this way and she did. :)

"Don't let this picture fool you. This is where we celebrated your 5th birthday and you just had your fill of chocolate cake. I think you wanted just a little bit more"

Materials Used:
Everything from Danielle Young's Springtime Feelings Kit
Fonts : Amelie, Crack Babies, FG Cathie's Hand

Techniques Used:
Used PSCS3 to:
Create layers and apply manual shadows
Recolor the flower stickers
Apply texturizer on the red and striped paper
Cut out the circle frame using the marquee tool
Wrap the blue ribbon around the frame using the eraser
Cut out the yellow mat for the number using the magic
wand tool
Blend the flowers to the journaling paper using
blending modes

Layout #2

Midsummer Night's Dream

This excerpt was in a Baby Einstein video that my kids watched while they were growing up.

(excerpt from Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream)

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
with sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.

There sleeps Titania
sometime of the night
Lull'd in these flowers
with dances and delight

Materials Used:
Everything from Danielle Young's Springtime Feelings Kit
Fonts : Amelie

Techniques Used:
Used PSCS3 to:
Create layers and apply manual & preset shadows
Recolor the flower stickers
Cut out the photo corners using the marquee tool
Blend the main photo into the background using
blending modes
Apply filters and other blending modes to main photo
Select and cut out the leaves, stem, flower centers
using the magic wand tool
Cut out the tree and branches from the brown striped paper

About Me:
My name is Tes Pedrosa-Tirol ('teys' in blogs/scrap forums). I'm a homeschooling SAHM to my two kids, Kai (8), and Aemu (5) and have been married for almost 10 years. I started out as a paper scrapper in 1998 for my first child because I didn't have a lot of pictures of myself growing up and I wanted my child(ren) to be able to look back and remember not just their pictures but my thoughts and my sentiments for them as well. I've kept diaries for as long as I remember and scrapbooking was the perfect way to combine their pictures and my journaling. This was my visual diary for them. I have switched to digital because I find it more convenient. Maybe when I finally have my own creative space just for me (who knows when?) LOL, I'll be able to do both.


diane said...

Teys!!!!! This is WOW! I love love love your 2 LOs. Sobra! Ang galing galing! I love your photos. Napakaganda ng pagkaka kuha! And I love that tree! Grabeh hindi ko maiisip na makakagawa nga pala nyan sa kit ni Danielle. Sus meh! This is Amazing LOs! As in naka nganga ako ngayon! Naka titig lang ako sa LO mo ng matagal at iniisip ko on how you think of doing that LO. grabeh! BOW ako sau sobra! Whew!

Anonymous said...

Hi Teys. Love your 2 LOs but especially Midsummer. How creative that you made a tree. Love the dreamy picture too.

Julie said...

This is an amazing LO, Tes. The picture is breathtaking, the expression on the girls' face is very well captured. Is she Aemu? Lovely name, too:-) Very, very beautiful!


CraftFairy said...

Love that tree! Love those colorful flowers! Love the journaling that went well with the dreamy picture.

Love that ribbon wrapped around that frame that brought focus to your little girl.

Roxannee said...

ang ganda ng puno and leaves!!! pano ba yan...paturo!!

Anonymous said...

That photo is beautiful!


Teys said...

thank you mga sis at na-appreciate nyo ang aking gawa. nakakataba ng "heart" he he thank u diane for the challenge, malakas na loob ko ng konti mag-post ulit; thank you marian. craftfairy and sharon for the love as well; yes julie, she's aemu :) actually her real name is eireanne pero we call her aemu; salamat at type mo ang aking puno at dahon, roxannee, if you use photoshop i can email you what i did :) TFL Ladies!!!

zabeth said...

Dear Teys,

Wow! Everything is so focal. I can say you are good in digital. I guess also in traditional. Congrats to you! Hope you win.

Donna Espiritu said...

wow! great techniques you used in your layouts!

Benga said...

hi! beautiful pages! very creative and out of the box, galing ng pagka-utilize mo sa digikit!