Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I Scraplifted - Sue Me!

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.

Title: YOU

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.


Marissa said...

Talaga naman! Pinasisikatan ako ng husto! Well, all the supplies and tools we bought are put to good use. I'm so proud of you!

Lee i. said...

Thanks, manang. Medyo mabagal pa din, pero at least may output di ba? Nag-e-enjoy na ako ngayon. Mow I understand why you're a scrap addict, hehehe.

Au Lim said...

hey! hey! a new LO! my, have you been busy...nice job! needless to say, i'm lovin' the butterflies. and as usual, great journaling. tahimik ka dyan you're up to something pala. patingin sa personal nito sa friday ha :-) bubutingtingin koh!

the dreamer said...

WOW! Ngayon ko lang ako nakapag-blog-hopping and was astounded to see this gorgeous layout. Ganda naman nito. Love the journaling, the swirls and the butterflies. And of course, hehe, your daughter's photo definitely captures her personality! Great job! More to come, ha. =)


Lee i. said...

Thank you, guys, for your positive comments. I am liking it now, too. Medyo talagang feeling ko lang, I went overboard with the stamping. I think my eyes have to get used to white space. And avoid the urge to fill it up with something - anything.