Sunday, January 19, 2014

A double challenge and a little video tutorial!

Hi there friends!

I'm so excited about this post because I've finally gotten a video tutorial up! It's only just a short one on background techniques, but I had so much fun doing it. This time, I've tied it in with a double challenge from Scrap Around the World and 13 Arts.

Here is the mood board from SATW:


I love the grey and blue skies, as well as a tinge of peach in the colors. The gangway to the lighthouse, bunting and jute cord give such a rustic feel which made me pull out a photo of an old jetty from Georgetown in Penang, which is an UNESCO heritage site.

And the sketch from 13 Arts:


The rule is to use the word "Time" in the layout and also to use one medium.

This is my take on it:


A little history of this place. The jetty is one of many along the coast named the Clan Jetties. Each jetty is inhabited by an entire clan with the same surname like Tan, Lim, Ong etc. It's a piece from the past nested amongst the rich colonial backdrop of Georgetown, in the fast-developing state of Penang, Malaysia. Look at the skyline, and you see the old and new juxtaposed together. Hence the title, "Lost in Time".

Some close ups:


I rested the photo on a piece of Shabby brick bit, which I embossed with distress EP from Blue Fern Studios and another piece from Film strips which I used Lindy's Stamp Gang's EP for embossing.


A metal clock trinket which I painted with some patina paints for an aged look. 


Some metal gears from Tim Holtz which I treated the same as the metal clock. 


The doily bunting from BFS which I snipped into half, brushed with gesso and painted over and stamped randomly. 


And last but not least, a little video on how I created the background. Enjoy it!


love,






29 comments:

  1. This is absolutely amazing page!!! Love, love all the details and background. Thank You for playing with 13 arts:)

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  2. this is seriously stunning Jelissa!!! thanks for playing with us at SATW!!!

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  3. Great fun...loved that square stamp.....you did GOOOD for your first vid, & I must say, for me...that music.....FABULOUS:):)!!!!!

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  4. So proud of you Jelissa on your first video, I knew you would totally rock it. Love your layout & it was great to see you at work. So glad you joined in the FUN with us at Scrap Around the World too. Awesome. Cheers Di

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  5. WOW. Jelissa this is soooooo perfect. I love it. My favourite! xx

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  6. wow, thank you everyone for your kind words!

    Lizzy: I got the music off YouTube for free. They have quite an awesome selection.

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  7. Hi sweets! I´m Sorry that I have been so bad in visit! I have had a rough time :( But now I try to keep up and visit all my fave scrappers! Your page is breathtaking! One of your best I think!!! Hugs!

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  8. Thank you Ulrika dear! I hope things will turn out ok for you soon, hang in there!

    Thank you Ewik!

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  9. Beautiful, beautiful page ! Fabulous photo, love the intensity of the colour contrasting with your gorgeous, soft muted shabby background colours. Great media techniques and everything so perfectly finished off. Thanks for playing along with us again at SATW.

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  10. Such wonderful details and textures on this. Beautiful layout!!
    Thanks you so much for playing with us at Scrap Around The World

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  12. This is so beautiful Jelissa. Thank you for showing us the process of creating the background!! I just love seeing how others create!! Love everything about this layout

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  13. Gorgeous layout! Love all the chipboard pieces and inky goodness! The stenciled detail looks fab! Thanks for joining along with 13arts :)

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  14. Thank you so much everyone!

    Lisa, thank you for your encouragement! Like you, I love to watch how the talented people around me work as well!

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  15. wonderful layout, i can't stop looking at all the details <3 thanks for playing with us at 13arts!

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  16. HI JELISSA!YOUR PAGE IS AMAZING!!!!I LOVE THE COLORS AND ALL THE DETAILS!!!thanks so much for playing along with us at SATW!!!

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  17. thank you so much ladies!

    Dorota - I'm a fan of yours!!! love your simple elegant style that makes me go WOW!

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  18. What a wonderful project you've created! I love all the details! Thank you for playing with 13 arts :)

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  19. So glad I have found your blog and You tube channel, now following both. Your work is stunning!
    Mary

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  20. Wow!!! Really love this! Great work!!! Thanks for joining along with 13arts!!xx

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  21. Stunning work ! I've followed your blog and have subscribed to your YouTube channel ;-)

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  22. Whoo! this is utter AWESOMENESS Jelissa! love love it and the photo. Stunning work! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at SATW!

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  23. great LO palette for this photo!

    thanks for playing with us at 13@rts!!

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  24. Awesome page Jelissa!! Thanks for playing along us at Scrap Around the World!!!

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