Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Off The Rails Scrapbooking Challenge - Paints, Sprays & Ink

Hello, friends. How have you been? Busy crafting?? I have been busy shopping. Ha ha... December and January have always been the busiest months. Lots of presents hunting for Christmas and then celebration of New Year, followed by Chinese New Year. These past weeks are all about shopping, making and preparing for Chinese New Year which is this coming Friday. For Chinese, its a 15 days celebration where we visit friends and relatives. So needless say, need to spring clean the house, buy lots of goodies, prepare red packets, buy new clothes and shoes and stuff... Boy.... tired!!!

And this week over at Off The Rail Scrapbooking, our challenge this round is about Paints, Sprays & Ink to change or enhance the color and texture of your projects. And here's my take on the challenge.

"Getting Ready For Bed"

I made this layout for a church friend's daughter. She participated in a ballet concert as my girl. I wanted a vintage orange theme for this layout to match the orange lighting in the photo.

I used distress inks to alter the papers, flowers and clay embellishments.

I misted the white lace with coral mists. Used Graphic45 "window" paper to depict the window used in the dance item.

I loved Graphic45 papers. This December calender cut out is the perfect one to document this event. I used orange Sharpie marker to write on it.

As I do not have smaller orange colored thickers, I diecut my own using orange cardstocks and layered them (3 layers). I applied glitter glue on the word "Ready".

This ballet shoes cutout is from Graphic45 Nutcracker collection. Its so matching to the event I'm documenting. I distressed it abit to make it look more vintage.

Love this layout. Going to give it to my friend. Hope she will like it. Well, for the next 15 days I be quite busy again with visitations. Right now, I'm busy with making Chinese New Year gift boxes for my close "owls" friends. Hope I can share this in the next few weeks.

In the meantime, do hop over to join us in this challenge. Its fun and you stand a chance to win some goodies from our sponsor, Graphic45!!!! Woo......  So hop over here now.

Thanks for dropping by. See you soon. And blessed Chinese New Year to all!!