Thursday, August 18, 2016

To Be Or Not To Be?


It's time for another reveal at My Creative Sketches and here is this month's lovely sketch.


My daughter recently went on a school-organised literature trip to the United Kingdom, and I just had to scrap these amusing photos of her mimicking the Hamlet statue at the Gower Memorial in Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Sir William Shakespeare.


I used papers from one of my favourite collections from Webster's Pages - their Magical Wishes collection, and mixed those with some corrugated cardboard for dimension and texture, embellishing the layout with flowers and bark butterflies from Prima.



Here are a couple of close-ups.



Now, hop on over to the MCS blog to check out the amazing prize that's been put together for this month's winner, and also for more great inspiration, and come and play along with us! Thanks for taking the time to drop by! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Webster's Pages - Magical Wishes Collection - Prince Frog, I Believe, Make A Wish, Magical Life
Corrugated Cardboard
Flowers and Vines - Prima Marketing - Pixie Vine Collection (Fairy Belle), Vintage Emporium Collection (Verona), Salvage District Collection (Royal Hall)
Butterflies - Prima Marketing - Natural Bark Shapes Wood Embellishments - Butterfly
Alphas - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Alpha Parts - Newsprint, Signmaker
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; American Crafts - Slick Writer - Fine Point (Black)
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Story Of Today


My DT layout for My Creative Sketches this month is inspired by this lovely sketch by Christine Meyer.


I used papers from DCWV's beautiful The Mariposa Stack, with embellishments from Prima Marketing, Petaloo, Pink Paislee and Webster's Pages, among others.


The photos were taken during our visit to the Longneck Karen Tribal Village in Chiangrai, Thailand last December, where we got to meet these amazing women and observe as they weave the beautiful scarves which they were selling. It was a wonderful, memorable experience, which I felt I had to document.


I substituted the star and pennants on the sketch with flowers, and used pop-up foam dots for the mounted photos to give the layout some dimension.


Here are some close-ups.




Now hop on over to the MCS blog for more inspiration, and to check out the wonderful prize that's been put together for this month's winner. Looking forward to seeing all your lovely layouts, so come play along and join in the fun!

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - DCWV - The Mariposa Stack
Paper Doily - d.line - Paper Doyleys
Flowers and Leaves - Prima Marketing - Bellas, Tatiana (Victorian); Petaloo - Botanica Collection - Faux Dried Blooms x4 (Cranberry/Amber/Green)
Garland - Prima Marketing - Prima Vines - Scrapbook Jewelry (Daffodil)
Butterfly Clip - Pink Paislee - Hope Chest Collection - Butterfly Clips
Title Sticker - Me And My Big Ideas - Soft Spoken Embellishments
Washi Tape - Webster's Pages - Allison Kreft Designs Designer Washi Tape - Composition And Color Collection
Printed Canvas Ribbon - From own stash
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots

Friday, June 17, 2016

Discover


This month's sketch at My Creative Sketches is a lovely two-page one by Liz Chidester.


I used papers from Pink Paislee's Sweetness and Butterfly Garden collections for my layout, with photos taken during our trip to Chiang Mai last December.


Here are the individual pages of the layout.



I used Bazzill Basics' Bling cardstocks as the background papers, applying a chicken wire mask to create patterns on them, and embellished the layout with laces, flowers and wooden embellishments.

Here are more views of the layout.










For more inspiration and also to join in the fun, hop on over to the MCS blog. And check out the lovely prize that's been put together for this month's lucky winner.

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Pink Paislee - Sweetness Collection - Picture Perfect, Sweetest Day, Love Letters, Pretty Lace; Pink Paislee - Butterfly Garden Collection - Dew Drops
Cardstocks - Bazzill Basics Paper - Bling Cardstock (String Of Pearls)
Flowers and Leaves - Prima Marketing - Royal Menagerie Collection (Helena), Vintage Emporium Collection, Florella Collection
Wooden Embellishments - KaiserCraft Wooden Flourishes - Magical Butterflies, Ornate Clock
Laces - KaiserCraft - Crochet Doilie; Minton Ribbons
Title Alphas - Prima Marketing - Alphabet Stickers
Journal Sticker - K & Company - Brenda Walton Embossed Stickers (Maison Word Strips)
Puncher - Martha Stewart Crafts - Punch Around The Page - Loop Edge Punch
Stamp - Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Collection
Mask - The Crafters Workshop - 12x12 Template - Chicken Wire
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain); Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Cherished Friends


Time for another reveal at My Creative Sketches, and this month's sketch is another lovely one by Christine Meyer.


I inverted the sketch for my layout, and used papers from KaiserCraft's Ma Cherie Collection, embellished with vines and flowers from Prima Marketing, as well as some pearl strands from my own stash.




The photos are of my two girls with their good childhood friends, some of whom are currently overseas, or have gone overseas for studies and work and are now back home. At least once a year during Chinese New Year, when everyone is home for the festivities, our families would gather together to catch up. I therefore thought the quote here is very appropriate.


Here are more close-ups of the layout.




Now hop on over to the MCS blog for more inspiration, and check out the wonderful prize that's been put together for this month's winner.

Thank you for taking the time to drop by, and looking forward to seeing all your lovely submissions. :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - KaiserCraft - Ma Cherie Collection - Darling, Beauty, Dainty, Elegant, Exquisite
Title and Journaling - KaiserCraft - Ma Cherie Collection - Sticker Sheet
Vines and Flowers- Prima Marketing - Vintage Emporium Collection (Aria), Box Flowers
Pearl Strands - From own stash
Butterfly - Prima Marketing - Resins - Butterflies
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Iced Spruce, Frayed Burlap
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Life's Journey


It's reveal day at My Creative Sketches, and this month's inspiration comes from this lovely sketch by Liz Chidester.


I used papers mainly from BoBunny's The Avenues collection for my layout, the colours of which I think match the colours in my photos perfectly! I also combined these with a couple of papers from the Gabrielle collection, which complemented The Avenues collection so well.


I inked and water-distressed the papers, and embellished the layout with paper doilies, some lace, flowers and metal embellishments.


I also used 3D foam dots for the mounted photos to give the layout some depth and dimension.


Here are some close-up shots.




I so love this quote - it's one of my all-time favourites.


Now, come and join in the fun at MCS! Hop on over to the MCS blog for more inspiration, and also to check out the amazing prize that's been put together for this month's winner.

Thanks for taking the time to drop by! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - BoBunny Press - The Avenues Collection - Shutters, Clocks, Trellis, Treasures, Song Bird; BoBunny Press - Gabrielle Collection - Romance, Promenade
Flowers and Leaves - Prima Marketing - Salvage District Collection (Royal Hall), Vintage Emporium Collection (Verona), Florella
Metal Embellishments - Prima Marketing - Junkyard Findings - Vintage Trinkets - Typo Bulbs 2, Typo Zippers; Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Quote Bands
Title Alphas - Prima Marketing - Canvas Alphabet Stickers - Large Black
Lace Trim - Prima Marketing
Twine - Vivi Gade - Natural Hemp
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Paper Doilies
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Follow Your Bliss


The sketch for this month at My Creative Sketches is a lovely one by Christine Meyer.


For my layout, I used papers from Prima Marketing's Nature Garden collection, along with a mix of flowers from Petaloo and Prima Marketing, and crystals from Zva Creative.


I tore, distressed, and inked the papers for definition and texture, and added some corrugated cardboard to the layout to give it even greater texture and character.


I then added some flowers and a pretty crystal flourish to complete the layout.


Here are some close-ups.





Now, hop on over to the MCS blog for more inspiration, and check out the wonderful prize that's been put together for this month's winner. Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful layouts!

Thanks for dropping by! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Prima Marketing - Nature Garden Collection - Pixie, Esprit, Blackthorn, Midsummer's Eve
Flowers and Leaves - Petaloo - Botanica Collection - Faux Dried Blooms x4 (Cranberry/Amber/Green); Prima Marketing - Serenity Collection, Belle Artes Collection (Nuveau, Butterfly), Florella Collection
Alphas - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Alpha Parts (Signmaker); Prima Marketing - Alphabet Stickers
Journal Stickers - Cosmo Cricket - Tiny Text (Life)
Crystal Flourish - Zva Creative
Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)
Corrugated Cardboard
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner