November 22, 2008

Addicted 2…………….

I made this layout titled ” Addicted 2….” for two challenges

Challenge 1, is Elle’s challenge on

The challenge said:
My theme is “addicted!”
everyone has something they just cannot live without in their lives….so i want you to scrap about it!!!
the only proviso……it cannot be related to anything scrapbooking related sorry kids, i know we are all addicted to this, so i want to know what else you are addicted to
requirements are pretty simple:
1. you must incorporate some blue cardstock into your LO
2. the title must be med to large in size and include the word ‘addicted’
3. at least two pics, any size you want
4. some scalloping on the page
5. some paint must grace the page as well, but it can be as much or as little as you want, plus you MUST add some glitter paint (ie. kindy glitz or similar)

Challenge 2, is a sketch challenge from
I have used this sketch for Elle’s challenge.
I had multiple photos and this sketch was perfect.

This is my take on the challenges:

Description of the layout:

1. Background is a coredination black card stock.
2. I then used a solid blue color card stock and cut 2 long rectangles with scalloped edges, with my DD’s fancy scissors. These pieces of papers are distressed on the edges with Tim Holtz’s Brushed Corduroy distress ink. Then, used a piece of bubble wrap and black paint and painted on the blue pieces of card stock.
3. I printed mini photos of my addictions, my kids, coffee, my shoes, shopping bags for shopping and a picture of myself.
4. I used K & Company Blue Awning paper and cut out the flourishes. I highlighted these flourishes using Kindy Glitz Aqua glitter glue.
5.The flowers are from Prima and Green Tara with brads in the middle.The wooden flourishes are from Kaiser.
6. I have arranged all the pieces as per the sketch and used Heidi Swapp Blue Ocean Alphas for the title “addicted 2” and a chipboard arrow dressed with Kindy Glitz Aqua glitter glue to point at the photos.
7. I have used on Bella black chipboard heart shape near the photo of myself with my children to symbolise “love”
8. Using a white metallic pen, I have handdrawn the border and Kindy Glitz Slick White for the dots around the blue pieces of cardstock.

Here are couple of close ups.

Thanks for stopping by



November 21, 2008

Finally I finished…

designing my kit for the competition at

It was good but took a long time as a lot of things were happening at the same time and I had to complete it little by little.
I generally complete a layout at one go. I cannot keep it and come back later to finish it off.
I will loose the interest on it!!! Thats why it was tough for me.
Unfortunately I will not be able to publish it now.
Maybe next month after the results are out.
So you just have to wait. Suspense hun!!

The one I am working on it is something fun.
Multiple photos and a great theme.
Wait until tomorrow!

Now goodnight.

Here are a few random photos for you



November 19, 2008

Masking Technique…

Some of you had asked me about the masking technique I have been using in my layouts. Its the opposite of stamping.

1. Take your desired shape out of scrap paper. Any shape- circles, squares, tags, negative of alphas or even roughly torn scrap paper.

2. Place it where you want to mask. Example, I have used a tag cut out of a pattern paper and placed it on a white scrap paper. I want the inside of the white paper to be blank to write in it. But you could place your mask where you want to in the layout.Even over the ribbon, flower, photo etc., Basically, you are covering the area you want to be untouched and working around it.

3.Then use your desired color ink and dabb around the mask. I have used makeup sponge and distress ink from Tim Holtz.

4. Remove the mask piece and here is the awesome effect around the masked area.

I use it mainly to distress, produce extra layer without adding another piece of pattern paper.
In “Pretty in Pink” layout, I used the negative of a diecut flourish and dabbed the ink to get the flourish on the layout.
There are endless ways to use this technique.

So have fun.
Here are some photos to show you how it is done.