Saturday, May 18, 2013

Layout⎪ Bundle Of Joy

I have just realized I have totally forgotten to post these 2 layouts that I made for Studio Calico Sunday Sketch Challenge dated 21/April. Omg, this was featured on Studio Calico blog almost a month ago. I was jumping in joy when I received emails from Nicole Harper to join them for the Sketch Challenge. Check out the blog post here.

This is the first layout I made using Dawn Mcvey's card sketch in Spencer's gallery.

When I saw Dawn's card sketch, I am inspired to make a layout with circle photos and go crazy with circle embellishment. So I created a cut file by placing various sizes of circle vertically (by following the sketch). Then I added bits and bobs of papers, buttons, garlands, splatter, enamel dots and even a flair button. 
I am in love with the way Dawn embellished each circle with heart and stars. So I grabbed some cut-out stars from my previous layout and add some doodling with White gel pen. Added some stars, button and garland from Glitz Design to each of the circle. The overall layout turned out to be slightly different from the card sketch but i really love how the sketch inspire me to do something out of my comfort zone which is creating layout with circle photo. 
I have also tied twine into ribbons by following Dawn's embellishment on the card. This is such a quick and easy layout for me as I just cut the circles, back with various patterned papers and add bits and bobs and I am done. Easy peasy!

Somehow the white balance for the photos of this layout is out. It is way nicer in real!

Had so much fun embellishing each circle.


And here's the second layout using Geralyn Sy's sketch in her Spencer's gallery:

I love the way Geralyn made her layout with 2 patterned papers for the background and also the white splatter all over the bottom piece card stock. I flipped the sketch vertically and tucked layers of papers behind my photos to replace those tags that Geralyn used. 
I love the way Geralyn added white splatter all over the bottom piece of cardstock and this reminds me of starry sky. So I used my beloved Silhouette Cameo to cut a star background and used the negative part and splattered lots of white Mister Huey. I back my layout with a piece of white cardstock that I have already added some gesso and painted with mister huey to create a subtle mixed media background. Love me some gesso for most of my projects nowadays and it's so fun! I also cut out the misted arrows and place in between the two papers to create a barrier.
I kept the position of the embellishment on the bottom right unchanged and just added a circle and a misted arrow. I am deeply in love with the arrow mask that came in the Neverland scrapbook kit. It's so versatile to use as background or cut-out as embellishment. The possibilities of using this mask is endless.

p.s.: The red color mist splatter on the someday tag did look like blood stain, so I added some yellow splatter to disguise it. LoL.

Cutting out the misted arrows. Loving the tone-on-tone effect

Loving the watercolor background under the Star negative die cut

Which layout is your favorite? I prefer the star layout more than the circle one, because I hardly use color card stock for my projects. So this is definitely something different for me. And the watercolor background under the star die cut is insanely pretty! Thanks for looking. XoXo.


  1. This looks so cute! Wish my collage/scrapping would be nice!

  2. Such beautiful layouts, Sam! I always admire the way you use embellishments on your layout! Hmm..I can't choose which is my fav coz I just love both!

  3. I like both layouts. the second one it really look like starry night.I wish I have those tools especially Silhouette Cameo to make some letter, well maybe in the near future :-)

  4. Ooooh...they are both delightful! Great use of both circles and stars. And colours. :)

  5. Can I check with you where can I can bookscrapping materials in KL? Thanks.

  6. I love them both... Love how to interprete the sketch n made it ur own style! Super...


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