November 6, 2008


This layout I made for my application for a CT position in

Description of the layout.

1. I have used “masking technique” on the Pink Coordination card stock. I have used ” Tim Holtz’s Ranger ink Antique Linen” and “Versa Color Carmelia” and blended them over 2 different pattern and size leaves to create the background. The leaves are die cuts from “SEI Windsor range”.

2. I have also used “Scissors distressing technique” on the Pink card stock to give the distressed effect. Then inked them using “Brilliance Dew Drop Pearl Golden Ink” on the distressed edges.

3.I have used Prima’s Whisper Collection “secrets” pattern paper both the sides. Again distressed them using scissors distressing technique and inked them with Brilliance Dew Drop Pearl Golden Ink.

4. I have hand cut two of my photos into circles, one large and one small and sanded them on the perimeter and inked with “Versa color Camellia” ink.I have also edited my large photo using soft focus on Picasa software.

5. Now, I cut a large circle out of a white card stock and distressed the perimeter using “Scissors distressing technique”. I also cut a circle roughly out of a scrap paper slightly smaller than the other circle, used it as a mask. Dabbed “Tim Holtz’s Ranger Brushed Corduroy Ink” and “Versa Color Camellia ink” and blended them using water. I also distressed very slightly the whole circle journaling tag and drew lines for journaling.

6.Flowers are from Green Tara, Prima and misc from my stash which I stamped randomly using the “Brilliance Dew Drop Pearl Golden Ink” and heat embossed using golden glitter embossing powder to give texture and raised effect. All the flowers are mounted using the double sided foam to give the raised effect.

7. Flowers have button brads, Kaiser pearls of pink and chocolate color on them for added interest.

8. I have also stamped corner flourishes stamps using the “Brilliance Dew Drop Pearl Golden Ink” on the corners of the Prima PP.Again for added interest and to coordinate with the other flourishes in the layout.

9. Rub ons are from “Basic Grey” and Die cuts are from “SEI, Windsor” range.The tassel and the pink die cut flourishes are from my stash.The chipboard title is from my stash bought from Kmart.

I think I have pretty much covered everything about my layout.

Thanks for looking



November 6, 2008

Wiser day by day……… lol!! lol!!

This is for the Deb’s Bold Challenge at
The challenge says:

………………………..A BOLD STYLE LAYOUT……………………………..

with this LO, you must only use bold colours but with a B & W pic of any size you wish.

It is a free for all so get creative & try this style of scrapping!!! :D

Here is the description of my layout:

1. the background paper is from Autumn leaves, Rhonna Farrer. I used glitter pink gel pen to highlight the flourishes on the paper.

2. I used a white card stock and dabbed Green meadow Glimmer Mist and Orange versa Color on the edges and inked it with black Versa color.
3. The orange pattern paper (i do not remember which company it belongs to!) is distressed using scissors technique and inked with Versa Black ink.
4. the black flourish is a cutout from another pattern paper.

5. the photo is converted to B/W, wrapped with the ribbon and matted using double sided foam on to a green pattern paper.

6. The flowers are from Green Tara and the glitter flowers are chipboard glitter cuts from Kmart.

7. The alphas are from Pink Paislee range.

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November 4, 2008


This one is for one of Deb’s challenges at

This time, it is a heritage or vintage layout challenge

The challenge says:


1. you must use either a B & W pic or a sepia pic.

2. any size pic you wish.

3. no limits on embellies etc

4. no limits on the color you choose.

5. you Layout must have at least 1 form of distressing on it.

I looooove distressing. The technique I have used in this layout, I read it in one of the blogs. I wanted to try it for a long time and now I got the opportunity to give it a go.

Here is the description of the layout:

1. The background paper is from K & Co Blue Awning range. It is mildly distressed, perfect for heritage/vintage layouts. But I wanted it a bit more boldly distressed. So I blended Versa Color Blue ink and Tim Holtz’s ranger Brushed Corduroy Ink to distress. This time I used masking technique to distress and the scissors distressing on the edges. I have used 2 different sized circle templates for masking with the inks.

2. My photo–is a photo of myself when I was studying my post graduation. I edited it into sepia and antiqued it using software. I also distressed the edges and inked them using Tim Holtz’s Ranger Brushed Corduroy Ink.

3. I made my own journaling scroll using white card stock. I used a scrap template slightly smaller than the white card stock and used masking technique and Tim Holtz’s ranger Brushed Corduroy Ink and Versa Color Blue Ink to create a vintage scroll for journaling.I also distressed it on the edges.

4.I have used flowers from Green Tara of various sized all inked with Brilliance Dew Drop Golden Ink and layered using double sided foam. I have decorated them using the tiny chipboard flowers from K & Co Blue Awning range too. This gives the flowers the vintage look needed for the layout.

5. I wanted to use something more than just the flowers, So I stamped little circles from Daisy Bucket stamps, cut them using circle punch and distressed them using Tim Holtz’s Antique Linen Ink and Glimmer Mist Purple spray. I enhanced the stamped image using a blue glitter gel pen. These circles also have K & Co Blue Awning chipboard stickers on them for added interest.

6. All the flourishes are from my stash. They all had a shower of Glimmer Mist Purple Spray for the shimmer effect and also inked using Brilliance Dew Drop Golden ink.

7. Title is from K & Co Blue Awning Chipboard Stickers. Ohh………. how much I love K & Co Blue Awning range. I want another pack of it if possible. Will have to look out for it.

8.Blue ribbon is from my stash. Tied it around the journalling scroll.

9. Journalling says “We all have our own time machines.Some take us back, they are called Memories. Some take us forward, they are called Dreams. By Jermey Iron” I just loved this quote and it is so true. When I look at my photo in the layout, it brings back all my memories of university, hostel, friends and all the fun I had at that time.

10. I have used Kaiser Black Rhinestones for added interest on the flowers, flourishes and the title as well.There is a black lace which pop out the layers of the flowers and the distressed piece of paper under it.

Hope you enjoyed reading how I made the layout and give few of the techniques a go.

Thanks for looking.