Wednesday, September 26, 2012

missing the sea

It's been almost a year since our last dive trip and since it was a baby making trip, both Bernard and I felt it would likely be my last one for the next few years to come. So what better place than the Maldives for some awesome diving and chillax?

Looking at the pictures again (and the madness of dealing with two boys now) does make me ache for the sun, sea and sand. And of course, the feeling of looking into the vast endless horizon, knowing that there is nothing but freedom.

Monday, September 17, 2012

oh joy!

It's a good thing I finally got this blog moving again because.... *drum rolls*


This is so exciting! And considering I have no previous DT experience, the wonderful people at PaperHaus are so kind to offer me this awesome opportunity. It will be fun meeting new people with so much to share!

Just got my schedule for October. Time to get to work!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Prima Sep BAP

If you don't know that that means, it's the monthly Build-a-Page challenge over at Prima. Here is this month's sketch:


And this is my take on it:

Using the color palette from the photo itself - teals and browns. This sketch screams mixed media and I'm a big fan of those paints, mists and pastes! Basically any thing that allows me to create a painting with different dimensions of textures and layers.

Some close-ups:

The title using Maya Road chip words and Prima's own alphas. Not to forget my favourite bandages and banners.

Flower clusters. I'm nuts about those. For this, I used a vine and one of those Prima flower packs I got off MWL during their big sale. It's on-going for the whole of September!

Since I already have one flower cluster, I decided to try something new and made my own hot-air balloons with buttons and patterned paper. The butterflies create the feeling of the balloon being lifted off by them flutteries.

Well, that's all for now. I'm submitting this LO as part of my portfolio for the Paper Hause DT call. It's this new online mag on scrapping that features lots of techniques on mixed media (yay! my favourite!) and tutorials on how to achieve those effects as well. Wish me luck!

Ciao :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

this is bad!

oh my, do all my entries have to be one year apart? LOL and not only that, almost 30 layouts and a handful of projects, and another baby boy later!

I'm reckoning, if I really want to even make it to any decent DT, it's time to get this going. Tomorrow, I promise, will be my first post on my scrap work and other miscellaneous stuff!

That is if I remember.... ciao!