Monday, October 06, 2008


What do I do to destress? Do layouts. And for 2 weeks, these 2 layouts have been lying around in the house and I just finished them back to back.

I've been wanting to make a layout using this photograph taken when Jonathan's American cousins came here this year. They are close in age-group..starting with Matthew {Singapore cousin} who is 12 years old. Ruel {9 years old} didn't come.

On the right side are crystal stickers with words like 'friends', 'pals'...
I used rolled up transparency {soft sheets} and arranged them to make a frame around the photograph. Inspiration for this comes from Jonathan's school Teacher Sharon who used this to do picture frames during art lesson in class.
Materials used:
1) Bazzill Cardstock {light blue}
2) Ursus Flattblatteh Transparency {Various colors} that I rolled up and arranged them to form a frame around the photograph.
3) Kids 'R' Cool Crystal Stickers
4) Plain cardstock for printing journal
5) Heidi Grace and Heidi Swapp chipboard alphabets
6) Hamptom Art {Sassarilla Font} rubber stamp
7) Brads {black} to fasten the strips
8) Making Memories Acrylic Paint {Red}
9) Stickles Glitter on the arrow letter 'C' {Pink}
10) Maya Road Chipboard Arrow to make letter 'C'

I used the stickle glitter to go over the letter 'C' {above} to make it shiny.
It's actually a Maya Road curved chidpboard arrow.

I painted the background red to make a difference instead of leaving it plain {above}

Names of cousins: "Lizzy .. Matthew .. Brandon .. Samantha .. Jonathan"


This layout was done for Molly {Harith's cousin}. Picture was taken about 3 years back. So when I found it, I thought it's time for a layout. Molly and her son, Roy, are very close. It's really a nice picture of them together.
Materials used:
1) Bazzill Cardstock for base and backing
2) DCWV Pattern Paper
3) Maya Road Chipboard alphabets
4) American Craft Pattern Paper which flowers I cut out
5) Basic Grey chipboard dragonfly and butterfly
6) Stickle Glitter and Glitter Embossing Powder
7) Ribbon on the photograph
8) Zig Glue Pen {which I used to glue the thin lines of the pattern flower paper}
9) Making Memories Acrylic Paint

I added a little embossing glitter to the butterfly and bottom of the chipboard alphabets
to make it stand out a little {above}

Another Basic Grey chipboard dragonfly {above}

Journaling {above} : "Shared passions ~ Dancing...Cooking...Travelling...Love"

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