November 11, 2008

Curly Locks………

This layout I made for challenge in
The challenge says:
to use lots of RIBBON
but… it must NOT LAY FLAT… twist it, twirl it, twine, it do whatever,
but it must NOT lay flat on your layout
must also inlcude: a single photo, buttons & stitching.
Description of the layout:
1. The background paper is from Basic Grey. I love the paper because of the dark green colour or olive colour with some water color effect on it. Just beautiful. I am starting to like Basic Grey. I love the Scarlet range and Urban Couture range too.
2. The photo is my DD when she had her latest hair do. all curls and layers. Oh I just love it. But you know when I was little I had the same curls and I hated it!!!!! I remember my mom telling me that it is just beautiful, all the curls……….. but I wanted it straight!…………
Now it is myelf saying the same thing but…………. fortunately my DD loves curls too.
Glad she like it. No fights over that for now!
Got carried away!!!! OK, no distressing on the photo, just matted on black cardstock.
3. I made a flower with the American Craft Pink Ribbon. Love the shine on them and the texture is great too. It does not easily get scrunched at all. I have also used a circle cut out of transparency, placed under the ribbon flower to lift the flower and a button in the centre of the flowers to add contrast. I also used green and pink ribbon and twisted it and attached it around the purple and the piece of crate paper.
4. The rest of the flowers are from my favourate Green tara and Heidi Swapp. The tiny flowers are from Bella chipboard stickers.
5. The flourishes are from my stash. all of them had couple of showers of purple and green Glimmer Mist.
6. The journalling pad is from Bella Journalling pad. The title tag is from my stash which also received a shower of Glimmer Mist and dried using heat gun, after the title was stuck on to it.
7. Stitching is obvious around the corners of the pattern paper and I have added white beads to it as well. There are other places in the layout, where I have hand sewn for added interest.
Enjoy the closeups and the layout and please leave your feedback in the comments.



November 8, 2008

Mr!………… Damn Age is getting to me!…………..

This layout is for Deb’s challenge #2 on

The challenge says:

………………..Scrapping to Music Challenge!!!……………..

With this Challenge, I give you the Song title & you must scrap a LO using the name of the song as your title! The song Title this month is…………………….


you can use anything you like for this layout Ladies anything goes, so have fun be get creative.

Description of the layout:

1. Dark brown card stock as the base, which is distressed on the edges and inked with Versa color black ink.

2. A piece of pale blue card stock is roughly torn by hand into a medium size rectangle. I used Versa color pinecone and pale yellow inks and dabbed them around the blue torn cardstock placed on one side of the background brown card stock.

3, I have used only one pattern paper here. Kaiser Mocha paper. I cut it into a medium sized rectangle , distressed the edges and inked them using Versa Color black ink. I have used the damask side up for this piece. Another smaller rectangle piece of the same kaiser pattern paper is used. This time, the Mocha side up, I have hand torn, curled and inked the edges using Versa Color Black.

4. I have stamped the rest of the brown card stock with Heidi Swapp Damask Stamp with Versa Color Pale Yellow ink.

5. The photo is also distressed and inked on the edges using Versa color Pinecone ink.

6.I cut out 2 circles and2a flower shapes from transperancy sheet and used them as a layer between Green Tara flowers. The flowers are held together with brads.All the flowers are inked randomly using Bella golden ink pad.

7. Kindy Glitz Aqua is used to give texture, glitter and shape to the circle and flower transoerancy cut outs.Similarly the flourishes are also given glitter and texture using the Kindly Glitz.

8.Rub on is from my stash, golden sparkly flourishes are from Bella, the journalling tag is also from Bella journalling pad, Golden circular frame from my stash, felt die cuts damask is from SEI

9. I have interpreted the title to be used a bit differenlty. Instead of Mr. Damage as it is, I used it as ” Mr.!! Damn Age is getting to me!”. Journalling says “am getting wrinkly, hard to read tiny words, getting layers of chin,multitasking is hard and many more. Damn! age is getting to me”.

Enjoy the some close ups of the layout.

Thanks for looking



November 7, 2008

Mom’s Sonflower………………….

This layout is for Scrap ‘n Craft with T’s challenge in

The challenge says:

Must use 1 large photo eg 5×7 +, can use more than photo if you want too
Must use ink/paint on the layout in some way

Must use ribbon

Must have metal on the layout somewhere

Must have bling

The title is to be different, inventive in some way.

Description of the layout:

1. Base is the Tangerine Coordination card stock. I have also used a large circle template and masking technique to get the circle on the orange card stock.

2. I then stitched the perimeter of the circle using black thread and I also added some beads in them.

3.I have used Glimmer mist and Ranger distress inks on bubble wrap to paint on the rest of the card stock.I have distressed the edges of the cardstock and inked them.

4. I used a piece of white card stock which is distressed on the edges using scissors distressing technique and inked. Then again used the bubble wrap on glimmer mist and ink and dabbed on it. I then randomly stamped a heart shape stamp with black ink. The Glimmer Mist provides shimmer on the piece of card stock which is now a pattern paper.

5. I then cut out various size circles from different PPs from my stash and layered them using doublesided foam. I then added some Bella glitter chipboard pieces, Kaiser purple rhinestones, some diecut flowers which are blinged with Kindy Glitz, some purple bubbles and a flower from my stash, to the circles.

6. I have used a metal flower embellie to the ribbon under the photo.

7. Photo is converted to B/W which is 5×7 size as per the challenge rules.

8. The inventive or different title here is the use of layered flowers with a tiny sunflower in the middle for “Sonflower” The other part of the title is made out of Pink Paislee alphas.

9. I have added purple Kaiser bling flower and black arrow, Bella glitter flourish as added interest and bling into the layout.

10. There are some black tiny flowers from Pink Paislee and a rub on from my stash as well added for interest.

Thanks for reading.

Thanks for looking