Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Together is a wonderful place to be

Hey there!

June has been quite an easy month so far and I've managed to find the time to create a layout for the Scrap Around the world June challenge. Now, doing the layout took me quite awhile, over two long nights but I must say I'm quite happy with the result!

Here's the sketch and mood board (I love this thing, it's so artsy!):

I was inspired by the black and white right down in the left hand corner and that distressed look in the picture next to it. And of course the wonderful sketch by my PaperHaus magazine teamie Julianne is just begging for creating something pretty with!

And this is what I came up with:

This is Finnabair's Sunrise and Sunset collection and I love how she mixes oranges and pinks and purples together, and you can see how I exploited that combination.

Some close-ups:

Layering trims, a die-cut fence coated with distress ink and crackle medium, flowers and patterned paper

More layering with chipboards, metal bits, canvas, ruffles and even fruit packaging!

Recycling those sentiments on the Prima packaging. The background was done with gel medium resist, layered on top with textured paste on chevron stencil and blending gelatos with water, and followed by some distress ink on another stencil.

I wonder what happened to that button?? But it does have a very interesting texture, don't you think? The film strip was also inspired by the mood board, as was the b/w photo of my boys. Silhouetting is currently my favourite thing to do :D

Oh, and I wonder if anyone noticed anything something totally "wrong" with this layout? LOL, I'll give you a clue, the devil is in the background *wink*

I'll be doing something similar again for the PaperHaus DT blog some time in July. Keep a lookout for it!


Saturday, June 8, 2013

My Scrap for Help entry


I am consciously aware that I have been lagging behind so terribly in my blog posts! Work is getting crazy and those days of coming home late have been more often than I would like them to be - it's hard to find a balance between investing time in what brings home the bacon and time in the people who really matter!

Which sort of explains why I'm using an old layout I did for the PaperHaus magazine for a Scrap for Help challenge. Did I mention that this is my first DT experience with PaperHaus and it has been a whale of a time so far! If not for the overwhelming commitments to other stuff, I suspect I would have applied for a lot more DT calls than the husband will be happy with :p

Anyway, back to my entry. It's a tutorial I did back in December, you can find the details here. Looking back at the photos, I really kind of miss the fun and the snow we had there in Korea. Now eldest is playing pretend that it's always freezing and asking to go to a "cold country" where he can see snow and walruses (???). I doubt I will bring him to the Arctic or Antartica, but a trip to visit Santa Claus and the aurora borealis might be in order sometime in the future I hope.

And here's the entry for the challenge:

We're supposed to use something woody (not the cowboy from Toy Story) or twigs. I happened to picked up some from the planted areas near our block and used them for this layout. It's always nice to have a little piece of nature around.

Some little details:

Well, I'm just going to sign off now. It's Saturday night and we've got a movie going on. See you soon!


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Blog Hopping again!!

Hello folks, welcome to the PaperHaus Magazine Summer Delight Blog Hop! 

We are excited that you are hopping with us and we would like to thank you for hopping along! We are celebrating the release of the Summer Issue of PaperHaus Magazine! There is SO much inspiration, techniques, projects, and exclusive artist interviews inside! Not only that but it’s an issue filled with amazing Mixed Media projects from people from all over the world! We hope you enjoy flipping through the pages as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you! Below is the link to the summer issue, simply click on the cover to go there now! BUT Come back as we want to show you some amazing Summer projects!

Welcome back! We hope you were inspired, and here is some more inspiration too! Our Summer Delight event is all about fun summer days filled with scrapbooking and crafting! We want to share with you what we have made! Every day on the PaperHaus Blog (www.thepaperhaus.com
) there will be amazing inspiration and tutorials so be sure to stop on by everyday in June!
And this to join in the summer festivities, this is a mixed media piece I've created for the blog hop:

Our family loves going to the park as the boys get plenty of fresh air and exercise. My eldest is a big fan of bubbles (which kid doesn't?) and in this photo, I just love that faraway look that youngest has with all those bubbles around him. Makes me feel like kicking back in a hammock and enjoying the breeze as well!

If you want to know how I created this piece, remember to check out the PaperHaus blog this June! I'll be doing a step-by-step tutorial with plenty of pictures and details. Get ready for a messy good time!
Now, don't forget, we have a blog hop going on with great prizes to be won. So go down the list for today:

and also for tomorrow!

Well, I hope everyone has fun. Remember to pick up your copy of the latest summer issue of the PaperHaus Mag and be filled with loads of scrappy inspiration!