Sunday, April 20, 2008

Cosmo Crickets

So, Lasting Impression had another challenge. This time to use Cosmo Cricket products - at least 3 patterned papers, journaling blocks and diecuts. So, hoping that lightning will strike twice (LOL), I used part of my Webster's Pages challenge prize to purchase the prerequisite materials. I chose stuff from the Dutch Girl collection. Nothing to lose, right? I get an LO done (in this case, two) and get 2 chances to get picked. It's like buying tickets to a raffle, except that you have to creatively work harder.


Kahlo hams it up for the camera. I remember in this photo, she tied a red ribbon (from the Red Ribbon cake box) around her waist and I couldn't get her to take it off. Well, the ribbon (not visible in this photo) did look good with the blue dress, I have to give her that. :-)

I think I used a whole small pack of Prima swirls on this LO. My first time to use them. I encountered some difficulty adhering them to the page because when I remove them from their backing, the swirls lose their shape. They are also so sticky that if you mishandled them, the blings might stick to each other. I'm sure there's an easier way of adhering this and since I still have several packs of these swirls, your advise would be most appreciated.

Journaling (written on Fabulous card):
Well, no one can ever tell me that I'm raising a fashionista. Quite the opposite, in fact. I buy most of your clothes from the sale rack (specially after I discovered scrapbooking :-)). Or wait until Ate Kayla gives you the clothes she has outgrown. No, you are as comfortable in the dresses Lola Tita sews for you as you are with Kuya Diego's old jeans and shirts. But baby, whatever you wear, you make it work. You don't care what others say (me included). You've got a style all your own. Something definitely "Kahlo" that no one can ever take away from you. And what can I say? You are simply FAB!

Cosmo Cricket - Audrey, Anna, Strip Tease PPS, Journal Card (Fabulous), photo turns diecuts. Others - Prima flowers and crystals, Autumn Leaves buttons, Tulip fabric paint; Clearsnap ink, Ranger Glossy Accents; Saunders glue; Glue Dots.

The Sweet Things in Life

Have you noticed how in scrapbooking, you are just patting yourself at the back for successfully trying something new, and when you look around, other scrapbookers have moved on to something else? What you just did is now passe! This always seems to happen to me. Hahaha. I have just gotten the hang of layering many patterned papers all over the 12x12 background and when I checked, everyone else is doing tight LOs where the photos and embellishments are tucked in a corner, or compressed in the center.

That's what I tried with this LO, and I was so impressed at myself (pats in the back) for doing it, that I forgot I was in a contest. I like this LO as it is, simple and the focus is on this sweet sweet photo, but I know it will never win. In contests, the rule is, the more, the better. More techniques, more materials (of course, atrfully put together) are more eye-catching than simple layouts like this one. Right now, I could think of other things I could've added to this stark layout but I think I'll leave it as it is.

Journaling (written on journal card):
You tell me that you felt very happy when you saw Jazmane Marie for the very first time in August 2006. You love touching, kissing, and playing with her. I guess that was to be expected because you always wanted a baby (other than yourself) in the house. You consider Jampong as part of the family like her Mama, Ate Juliet, who has taken very good care of you since you yourself were born four years ago.

Cosmo Cricket - Audrey, Anna, Strip Tease PPS, Journal Card (The Sweet Things in Life), parenthesis diecuts. Others - Fancy Pants felt,; Clearsnap and Tsukineko ink, Saunders glue; Glue Dots, Lace and butterflies (unknown)

There are alot of wonderful layouts in the gallery. And I know for certain that lightning will strike twice...thrice...more times...but not on me. Good luck to everyone.

1 comment:

Christine said...

Love that photo of Kahlo! She looks really 'fab'!

I love your pages, Lee, even if you say your technique/style is passe. I think the more simple the page is, the better :) (haha, my pages are also super simple and this is why i don't really join LO competitions!)