Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Layout⎪I'd Pick You Too + Mini tutorial *Prima Marketing*

Last year, I made a layout of me and my mom for mother's day, which you can find more details here
It is inspired by my mum's hobby - sewing. I tried to make the layout in grid design and stitch most of the square and rectangular pieces down as you would when doing quilting.

This year, I scraplifted my own layout (which I hardly do that), and created an updated version two for my mom. The title goes: If Grandmas Were Flowers, I'd Pick you TOO! This layout used a cute photo of my boy and my mom playing with my mom's glasses, which one of Ivan's new hobby, snatched gramps' glasses and try to put it on himself. Such a lovely photo isn't it?

I have a sketch and ideas on head before I started making this layout, so I went ahead to pick my supplies from my Prima box. I picked a bunch of flowers (to use as part of the title) and a inch of goodies from Insta Scrap collection by Leeza Gibbons for Prima.

And here are some of the close-ups:
I made watercolor background to match with the  dreamy water-colour effect on InstaScrap collection. And for  the title 'If Grandma were Flowers', I used some gorgeous Prima flowers to substitute the title 'Flowers'.

Playing with different lettering and love the effect!

And I have a simple tutorial to show you how I made the water-colour background using these awesome Prima Chalk Edgers (the one with blue casing, not the black one!)

And here's who it looks like with just two complimentary tone of Chalk ink:
P.S. The hearts and the elements are matte transparent stickers which looks like rub-ons, minus the trouble of transferring rub-ons to pages. It sort of resisting the chalk inks, so it is pretty cool!

On a side note, Mother's Day is on this weekend, my maternal grandma is really really ill in the hospital since last week. I really hope she could hang on there. It broke our hearts when she keeps saying I couldn't make it anymore and she is really showing signs of leaving really soon - i.e. she has superb memory since yesterday, she remembers all of us and keeps telling us things that happened ages ago! It happened to my paternal grandma before she passed away 6 months ago. I heard a lot of stories about when death is near, the person would have a quick flashback of his/her life, he/she would remember every little things that have had happened in his/her life. 

So lovelies, could you please pray for my grandma? I really hope that she could at least be with us this mother's day =)

And next blog post would be a tutorial on how to make your own cute page markers for your filofax / planner using felt with a free template! Stay tuned.


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