Since I started scrapbooking, some friends have been encouraging me to scraplift. They tell me, don't make it hard, find an LO that you like and scraplift it. They say since I am just learning I can use other scrappers' LOs as a guide. Learn their designs and techniques. And then as I grow more confident in my work, I can eventually spread my own artistic wings.
So today, after reading on the etiquettes of scraplifting, I finally decided to go for it.
I would like to thank Renee Camacho, for inspiring me with her Princess layout in the book Designing with Simplicity. I apologise in advance, my work is a poor copy of her wonderful work.
This is my first LO of my youngest daughter Kahlo, the feistiest of my three kids.
Journaling reads: YOU are remarkably independent, funny, smart, sweet and sassy. Being the THIRD child, you feel you always have to prove that you are as grown-up as your Kuya Diego and Ate Sarah. YOU always assert yourself - sometimes to the point of annoying them...And us. But you are always loving and affectionate. You are adorable. I hope you continue to grow up to be YOU.
Materials Used: SEI Aunt Gerti's Garden PPS (thanks to Cabie for inspiring me to use my old stash), 3 Bugs in a Rug Inspire, Karen Foster stickers, Mod Designs Alphabets, Creative Imaginations Alphabets, Colorbox Ink, acrylic stamps, wooden butterfly, Prisma glitter.
The process: Once I committed to Renee Camacho and to my choice of papers, I cut and adhered everything. I wrote the journaling on the spot - something new for me since I usually have my thoughts organized way before I start on an LO. I inked the edges of the Canson tracing paper and adhered with Vellum Glue Dots. I cut the bottom with dull pinking scissors so the edge is not straight. I then stamped butterflies on the LO and at the last minute added the stickers YOU. That would've been the end of it but then DH came home and said that there was something lacking. I felt that, too. So I stamped on the white swirls. As you can see, I may have stamped on too much every which way.
I'm afraid I made a complete and utter mess. But when I showed it to Kahlo, she was very happy with it. Years from now, when she has an eye for design and she feels something is not right, I will remind her that long ago, she liked Mama's work.