Friday, September 30, 2011

When I Look Through the Lens, I See Life

This turned out to be another sentimental layout. I love it when I get to blend all the scrapbook items as well as the photos, to complement each other. :D

It's the first time that I used a quote for a long title. This was taken from Technique Tuesdays Ali Edwards stamp collection.

I used Get Picky's September sketch challenge #12:

Our family photo was taken last April 2011. Little boy looked adorable even if he wasn't looking directly at the cam. The photographer's assistant tried in vain to make him smile. Hahaha. :D

As always, I took some close-up shots to showcase the techniques I applied in creating the layout.

Layers, layers, layers!
Look at that! Lovely layers of fussy cut patterned paper,
clustered together and further accentuated with Zva Creative crystals.

Dustic Attic bodyform chipboard
painted with white acrylic paint and Golden coarse pumice gel.
Look at that texture. Love it!

Prima swirl stencil sprayed with
Ranger blue perfect pearls mist
to fill up the upper right and lower left corners.

Materials are all from Scrap That's "Romantic Spring" May 2011 kit.

Additional embellishments: Kaisercraft metal key, Creative Imaginations metal word sentiment, Shabby Green Door baker's twine, Maya Road pearl pins, Technique Tuesdays quote stamp, Webster's Pages floral whimsy, acrylic paint, coarse pumice gel.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to submit this in time for the deadline. Totally forgot about it and was soooo busy with lots of stuff. Oh well. Hahaha! :D

However, I am entering this in Scrapbookers Anonymous' various challenges for the month of September, as follows:

1. Main challenge: chipboard
2. Birthday mini-stash challenges: long title, bling-bling and stamping! Wee!!! :D

I'd like to thank Lea for posting her comment and informing me about the above challenges. :D

Lastly, this LO is totally a 101% labor of love.



Lea said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! You know there is a bling challenge going on as one of the mini challenges this month at Scrapbookers Anonymous if you're interested! Love all the layering and fussy cutting on this!!!

Dorothy said...

lea, thank you for informing me about the latest challenges of scrapbookers anonymous this month. i updated my post and entered this in the main challenge (chipboard), and three of the mini challenges. hahaha. thank you, thank you! :D

Lea said...

You're welcome! It's a great layout, I'm glad to see it meets the criteria of so many of our challenges!!!

adele holcomb said...

Beautiful as always, Dorothy. You should be on the Prima design team!

Theresa said...

beautiful. You can tell its a labor of love. so many details. and it's wonderful how many challenges you covered with one layout. =)
Thanks so much for digging into your stash and celebrating with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.

Anne Pennington said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous!!

Jeni O'Connor said...

Thanks for your lovely comment Dorothy.
Ijust adore that lo