And so…what have I been busy from the last post till now. In the midst of helping the two older kids revise for their examinations, I signed on for a Skin and Hair Coloring Class by Alyce of Kit and Clowder. She is amazingggg at coloring, and she has patiently created a number of online coloring classes to teach and share her coloring techniques. I pondered for quite awhile before I decided to take the plunge to purchase one of her classes. After all, card making and coloring is the fastest creative and crafty outlet for me now, given my busy schedule with the three kids.
And just like that, in the midst of chauffeuring A1 through her basketball practices and matches, juggling exam revision and church choir practices and performances, exams are over! How did time fly by so fast? I am not complaining for I finally have some wind down time of my own to create and take part in some challenges which had inspired me while I was surfing the net and sitting next to the two kids while they revised their work.
I am entering the layout below for the November challenge at Scrap Around the World and C’est Magnifique Kit Club. The former has a mood board challenge for this month and the colors are so autumn-y and screams me! Yellow, orange and pink hues just go so well together and I just had to scrap the picture of A3 wearing a dress in that color combination for Deepavali celebration in school. You can’t tell from the picture because I edited it to black and white but the colors were just apt.
I added some loud pink paint from Artisan Anthology to embossing paste and stirred in some light pink spun sugar from Prima as well. The pink color was toned down immediately and gave such a strawberry-ice-cream-yummilicious color which sparkled from the spun sugar that I couldn’t resist mixing up more to add to the page using the hearts mask from Tim Holtz.
I then dug out all my mists from Mister Huey’s and Dylusions and misted all over, sprinkling and dripping here and there. I had wanted to use orange initially but I couldn’t find any amongst my stash! (How could it be!) So I used some Spiced Marmalade from my Tim Holtz Distress Inks and brushed over another mask to create the spots and water marks. I kept my embellishing simple, using some burlap, a music score sheet, a doily and some masking tape as inspired by the mood board. Flowers were from my Prima stash (which doesn’t seem to be getting lesser regardless of the amount of flowers I have used on my gifts and layouts), and the fairy chipboards were from Petaloo. I only used the Wink of Stella pen in Gold for the wings and also dabbed some in Clear Glitter on the flowers as I did not want to overwhelm the entire layout in sparkly bling and also dabbed some in Clear Glitter on the flowers
I was really in mixed media mood and I just had to stamp and emboss the “I just Love you” stamp from Technique Tuesday’s Ali Edwards stamp. Ali Edwards stopped her collaboration with Technique Tuesday so I bought as many of her stamps as I could afford when I heard that! And then I stitched the word ‘Love’ to draw attention to it as the title.
I am so so so proud of myself for completing this layout in under 3 hours as I was sooo inspired by the mood board and sketch provided. Now to catch up on my Project Life and coloring class before I get distracted again with the school holidays and Christmas preparations. Can’t believe 2014 is coming to an end soon…