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Entry for Scrap Around the World Challenge and C’est Magnifique Kit Club

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.

Mood Board at Scrap Around The World

Over at C’est Magnifique, a sketch was provided for their November challenge, and I thought I will try it out, after seeing the beautiful works of the DT.

LoveI 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…

Meanwhile, please hop over to Scrap Around the World and C’est Magnifique to try out this month’s challenges!

Marilyn Rivera - November 14, 2014 - 12:02 am

Hi Adeline! Your page is gorgeous, I really love it! But to be eligible for judging at Scrap Around The World, you need to share the moodboard image in this blog post. Thanks for sharing at SATW!

zuziucha - November 16, 2014 - 2:57 am

Lovely page. And the picture is sooo sweet. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for palying along with SATW this month!

Karita - November 16, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Beautiful layout! Wonderful colours and design!
Thank you for joining at SATW!

Pam Ellis - November 17, 2014 - 6:38 am

Gorgeous layout! Love the background work! Adorable photo! Please make sure you have an active link up to our blog!( Just copy and paste our blog address from the top of the page on the SATW blog and paste in your post!) You need this to be eligible for a prize! I wouldn’t want you to miss out as this is gorgeous! Good Luck! All the best from SATW! :)

Terhi Koskinen - November 17, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Oh WOW I love this one! Thank you so much for playing along with us at SATW! :)

Di Garling - November 21, 2014 - 7:34 pm

Love this layout & wanted to “feature” it on our facebook page but you must have this blog on a setting that won’t allow me to copy this picture. Such a shame because I know our followers would love to see it. If you would like to forward me a copy of it, in perhaps a private message via facebook, we will definitely feature it.
Cheers Di Garling for Scrap Around the World.

Heather McMahon - November 27, 2014 - 6:46 pm

Wow! All this in under 3 hours! I’m impressed – it’s such a gorgeous page! Thanks for joining in at Scrap Around The World.

Dana Tatar - December 1, 2014 - 10:45 pm

Stunning! I love the hearts and the stitching. Thanks for joining the C’est Magnifique Sketch Challenge! :)

Tamera B - December 3, 2014 - 2:33 am

Lovely! The color and texture is Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at C’est Magnifique!

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