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It is in You – Prima’s March BAP

I created this LO to participate in Prima’s March BAP. I am now a fan of their monthly BAP. Their sketches are really fun and versatile and the Prima’s design team really work wonders every month.

This LO was created with Prima’s Madeline Line! I love love love this line. It’s my favorite amongst those released this CHA. The colors are just so rich and sophisticated, and they just scream ‘smart elegance’. Can you check out the amount of new Prima releases on this LO? The papers, the flocked rub-ons, the lace and crystals and the flowers…You can guess by now that I have a huge hole in my pocket just from getting my hands on all these new Primas. I even bought those vintage charms and I have not used them yet because I just can’t bear to…

I love quotes. I think most of them are so wise and timely reminders in our daily lives. ‘True beauty lies within’- a reminder that I would like Adah to keep within her. That beauty is but skin deep and when she eventually grows up into a young lady, she will not fall prey to worldly ideals of beauty and learn to develop her own very attractive character.

A side picture of the LO. Am so totally in love over that red… and those fluffy flowers, gotta get more of them, love their textures! I can just drown in a bed of Prima goodness! Lols!!!

Leena - March 14, 2011 - 1:49 pm

Your take on the sketch is absolutely gorgeous! Love the little details that you added. Ooooohhhh, I’m loving the Madeline’s collection too!! Can’t get enough of them and I’m adding them more to my “already-overboard” Prima stuff! lol!

Wendy Kwok - March 22, 2011 - 9:38 am

You work wonders!!! This is so gorgeous

7G Printer’s Tray for Baby Danielle

I created this Printer’s Tray for my baby niece, Danielle as a gift for her full- month celebration. She has such big round eyes and a nice curious smile, if she’s not yelling to be carried. She is definitely doted upon by many. Adah and Asher are the only grandchildren on my brother’s side of the family before Danielle’s arrival and these two monsters have already outgrown their cutesy stages long ago. And Danielle is the first grandchild on my sis-in- law’s side of the family, so there was much excitement and amusement over this tiny thing when she arrived.

I am proud of those photos on the tray. I took them when Danielle was 5 days old, nervously. It’s my second time practising on a newborn, but this time I had more props, photoshop and an idea of what I wanted to shoot and surprisingly, my grouchy brother was game to try out the angles. That’s his hand holding out Danielle in the middle of the tray.

Lots of layering there on the rest of cubicles on the tray which are not filled with photos. My usual, sweet, girly touches. After all, Danielle is a little girl. Love the bright felt butterfly which I had stashed up for a long time from Basic Grey long time ago. It’s finally put to use. I used Websters Pages for most of the background papers, stuck on with glitter Mod Podge and embellished mainly with my leftover chipboards from Crate Paper’s Restoration line. I added an envelope from G45so that my sis-in-law can write down her birth details and keep it there. I am sure those memories would stay with her for a long time.

School holidays for Adah start this Friday. I am so looking forward to it and having the two kids spend more time with each other. Hopefully I get more scrapping time in between and I have 2 photoshoots requested from my girlfriends of their kids. I am looking forward to having some more nice pictures to share and scrap!

By the way, Swee Ching mentioned that most of the slots for my ‘Fly Butterflies Fly’ class at Made With Love have been taken up. Thank you so so much everybody for your support, and I hope I will not disappoint and that I will get enough time to interact with everyone and know you all better. There will be lots of cutting, so I hope we can complete the class on time! ;-P For those who have not been able to get a slot, you can always put your name on the reservation list and if we have any spare kits at class!

bebang - March 9, 2011 - 10:19 am

so beautiful Adeline! :)

shaggyfish - March 10, 2011 - 5:00 pm

congrats for the class! beautiful tray.. love it!
you sure enjoy teaching 😀

Coochies & All - March 11, 2011 - 7:25 pm

Hi Adeline – I found your blog!! Your work is SO BEAUTIFUL – REALLY!! I had fun talking to you today – thank you so much for your support in my work. Will be going through your posts here soon!
elaine t

So Much Fun for Made With Love

I can never get sick of going through the photos from our Aussie trip in October last year. We took a whooping 2000 photos and everytime I go back to that folder to see the photos, I find another few scrap-worthy ones…
This week, we were assigned to play with distress inks and paints. I have been researching and playing with more mediums lately and they are really fun, fun, fun! Only drawback is the layouts take a little longer to complete because I prefer to wait for the mediums to dry naturally instead of using a heat gun…but it suits me fine because I have lesser time to scrap now, about 2 hours of free time a day, and I want to read, blog, study photography…
Back to the layout, I misted a piece of cardboard with blue mist first and then mixed some yellow acrylic paint with a clear granular gel to spread it on the bottom part of the cardboard. This gives it a grainy look and feel when dry and I wanted it to look like part of the beach. I also sprayed with some brown mist when it is halfway through drying to give it some extra dimension.
Next I took an old transparency from MME and dabbed onto it with aqua alcohol ink around the border. After some fussy cutting on my favourite paper manufacturer, Websters Pages (Seaside Retreat), I layered the papers and am quite happy with the final look. It didn’t take me very long to get this done, except for the waiting time for the cardboard to dry.
Btw, I have already submitted my class samples at the store. Please feel free to take a look. This layout is also on display, go ahead and take a look at the textures if you happen to visit the store. I have discovered a new ‘toy’ in scrapping.

Sneaks for My First Class at Made With Love

To be honest, I am in a brain dead state as I am typing away this. I went to bed at 5 am in the morning and got up at 8.45 am again. I wanted to sleep in but was disturbed by 2 phone calls and I am up. I am a light sleeper so I can hardly get back to sleep again and am now wide-eyed awake though the brain is not responding to anything.

I started on my layout late last night after receiving my BoBunny Gabrielle class kit from Made With Love. So the truth is out, I am having my own class in March! I was at first initmidated when Swee Ching first approached me with the idea of designing a class around this line. Every paper was filled with details and there were butterflies everywhere which I couldn’t bear to cut out.

Surprisingly, once I started playing with the papers after prinitng out my photos, the ideas just came to mind on what to do. I was hoping to share 1 canvas display and 2 layouts with the class and I wanted to challenge myself by including my boy’s photo for this obviously very girlish line.

So if anyone is keen to learn how to play with mediums on canvas, layering and how to make the best use of your papers, do register yourself at Made With Love once the newsletter for March is out. I will be bringing down the class samples for display at #03-33 on Monday and you may want to take a look at what you will be completing in class.

I am so jittery and nervous about the class actually, so show me your support, yeah?

madscrapper - March 28, 2011 - 9:37 am

Such a stunning class! Thank you for beautiful lauyouts and canvas, and great inspiration. We spent 6 hours on Saturday making LO’s:)

Moments Like These

I created this LO for Prima’s February BAP. Once I saw the sketch, I already had in mind what I wanted for the heart to appear like. Lots of textures and fun! I used MS Word to create a longish heart and then printed it out on paper. Cut it out, trace onto my patterned paper and cut again. (P.S Can anyone teach me a faster and easier method than this?) I am still learning where Photoshop is concerned, else I would have created a heart that is unsymmetrical on both sides for a more dramatic look!

Pasted the heart onto the paper and stitched around it using colored floss from Daiso and then mixed some clear gel with the paint and dripped haphazardly around a slanted outline of the heart. I left it to dry overnight and the textures were amazing when I checked on the LO in the morning.

The rest of the embellishing is created by fussy cutting flowers from the Prima papers and lining them together with the bird vine which I had cut up too. Did u spot the new Prima flocked rub-ons on the LO? Fantastic feel and a different look. Finally I added a tulle ribbon on the twine just to soften the colors a little.

Definitely had lots of fun creating this. Do play along at Prima and leave me your comments! Would love to hear your feedback!

Have a good week ahead.

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