Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Always Yours

Cathy says, KAYA!Add Video
I've been a PS member for only about 2-3 weeks and this is my first time ever to join a challenge. I had fun doing this challenge and I promise to join more!

I had so much fun doing this challenge because I got to use items that I never thought I would be able to use on my scrap pages. It really squeezed my creative juice and I'm very happy with the outcome I think this is my bestest ever layout to date - or so I think. :-)

Materials Used:
Cardstocks: DCWV luxury paper & Imaginisce, Chipboards: Inque Boutique, Lace: All About Scrapbooking, Flowers: Prima, Pearls - miscellaneous, Karen Foster Rubon, Kaiser paint, Colorbox ink pads, Ranger crackle paint and super fine embossing powder, Hero Arts stamp and Judikins diamond glaze

Techniques Used/Process:
- The huge photo corner I used is a chipboard from Inque Boutique. I fist painted it with gold acrylic and then crackle paint on top. So when it cracked you can still kinda see the gold beneath.

- The lace at the bottom of the picture is where I almost kinda gave up. I couldn’t glue the small pearl beads to it so I had to hand sew it. Anyway, when it was finished it was worth it.

- The chipboard (same IB set) on the right side is inked, stamped and embossed. I first inked it with colorbox pigment pad then embossed using hero arts script stamp and then used clear embossing powder.

- The flowers were all prima and except for the crochet piece and I just added some pearls on top.

- The bead strings shown as doodles on the flowers are actually hand made too. I just strung the beads together. I was so happy with this because I got to use my old beads that were already stuck in the basement. - How happy is that? I never thought I’d be able to use it on my scrap pages!!!

- Lastly, the title “always you” is actually a rub-on from Karen Foster and I just used Judikins Diamond glaze to lift it up.

About ME:
I'm a scrapaholic! Started scrap shopping when there were barely any suppliers here and that was 7 years ago. Since I only had my own scrapbook room last year. that's when I started scrapping and got introduced to the different suppliers here! Since then i've attended a few workshops and have only been active in blogging a month ago.

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MyLittleTeapot said...

I love your take to the challenge Cathy! Well done!

janis said...

so glad you joined this challenge cathy!!! galing ng mga handmade embellishments mo. ;o) enjoyed reading your techniques too, ramdam kong labor of love siya and it shows on your awesome layout! great job!

Donna E. said...

such a lovely layout!

Lee i. said...

love how your framed that beautiful photo with your own embellishments. very creative.

bjay said...

this is so elegant, cathy! seriously! :)