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13@rts July Challenge and A Small Giveaway!

As promised, I am back to share with you on a layout that I have just created last week. Encouraged and inspired by a dear friend, Jelissa whom I met over scrapbooking at class a few years ago, I bought some Blue Fern Studios paper and chipboards and was all ready to start scrapping layouts again. Project Life was an outlet for quick release but nothing beats the joy of getting your fingers inky and dirty, splattering paste all over and putting together all the elements on a layout. I like to let my projects dry naturally. It’s really fast in our Singapore weather and it suits me fine, allowing me to work on it bit by bit…

Over at 13@rts , a Polish company with their own exotic range of mixed media products, they are having a Sketch, Mediums and Butterflies Challenge for the month of July. It’s just so so me! I just had to try this out! So over the last three days, I had been planning in my head what to do with my layout and we just had our family photos taken last month. I had been eagerly waiting to scrap the photos after the school holidays had ended and now that, the kids were back in school, I have a little bit more time to myself again.

So over 2 hours (spread over 3 days), I gesso-ed and stamped and stenciled and colored using Twinkling H2Os, fussy cut and distressed and painted and misted and ended up with this!

I started with the background. Gesso, stamped the french script, colored over the Tim Holtz Hearts Stencil using my Twinkling H2Os, distressed the edges using chalk ink, stamped randomly butterfly images with Distress Inks and finally added some misting to it.

Then I painted the chipboard which I had wanted to be the focus of my layout, with acrylic paints from Golden. I mixed the yellow and teal togther and sponged on some Distress Inks again after it was dry. I added some more silver mica flakes from Golden again after it was dry. Check out the close- up below!

Then I gathered my elements and started putting them together. The teal colored burlay, prima flowers and stickers were again distressed further.

I had totally enjoyed myself doing this up. You’ll find that I still had my previous blog address watermarked in the images. Well, I was in two heads about keeping that blog for my scrapbooking but it’s just easier and more convenient to use wordpress and I had all my old blog posts from that blog imported over! Thank God, it’s finally complete and that brings me to the exciting part of this post.

I have prepared a small giveaway to celebrate my return! Yippee yay yay!!!  You will find stamps, journal cards, prima flowers, some stickers and embellishments… all part of my favourite stash for giveaway. (Pardon the photos as I have to take them at home since I have hurt my foot in a freak accident.) All you have to do is to leave a comment on my blog to say that you have been here to visit and I will randomly pick a winner. Giveaway will close on 31 July, 12 noon, Singapore time.

Giveaway Items: Prima flowers, Leaves and more Flowers, Brads, Alphabet Stamps from Inkadinkado, Round floral Stamp, MME Quite Contrary Die-cuts, Prima Journalling Cards, Maya Road Chipboards and Felt Items, MME Journalling Papers etc.

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