Tuesday, 28 August 2012

August layout ~ 1.2.3. Smile

Being a new comer to scrapbooking, the quickest to get a great layout idea is referring to sketches.

Since my first layout was featured by My Creative Sketches July Contest, I'm encouraged to submit another layout for their August contest.

Again, not just for getting the prize but to motivate myself to do more nice layout!

1.2.3. SMILE.....!

This time I used a picture of my elder daughter, Anson, the picture was taken last year when I was still on maternity leave. She just woke up from bed, sucking with her thumb, but smiled to my camera.  I immediately pressed the shutter from the opposite direction, that's why the picture is up-side down, however, very adorable!

What a coincide! the concept match perfectly with my new, small, acrylic stamp set - Camera & the word "Smile"; I ordered this as well as various crafting tools from Joann.com earlier this month as my lovely colleague was visiting her brother in the States, she is so kind to help me to bring them back. 

I followed the Sketch of MCS' August contest, which comprises of 3 square-shaped in the background. However I did not put 3 paper square but creates those squares with different elements and textures.

One square was simply a paper square, I put it right behind the photo; 

the 2nd square on the top right hand corner was actually made of light molding paste, I applied the paste with the bricks stencils, so it gave an effect of 3D bricks background; 

the 3rd square was made of layers of lowers which I hand-cut from a nice pattern paper and it became a "Sea of Flower".   

I bought some nice decorating embellishments from Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, where many crafting materials are being sold; I used a few pieces of sunflowers on this layout, as well as the wooden piece of die and leaves

This is from the 2 pieces stamp set - Camera & "Smile"

I love this so far and particularly I like the orange colour tone on this layout. 

Wish me luck for being the winner of the contest and thanks again My Creative Sketches to give me such a great idea to continue my momentum on doing scrapbooking. I think it's time now for me to work on another projects, SEE YOU!!


  1. I love this! The happy orange, the upside-down smiling child, the layers of flowers... what a great layout!!!

    1. thanks Sondra. I love your layout too, it's great to have this monthly opportunity to stimulate my creativity. Have fun!!

  2. What a cute layout! Love all the different textures and colors. Thanks for joining us at MCS!

    1. Thanks Bonnie for your appreciation. I'm also delighted to know MCS and knowing all great artists from around the world like you.

      Scrapbooking is not very popular in Hong Kong so it's great to learn from you and share.

  3. What an adorable page!! Thanks for playing along with us!!

  4. What a little cutie!!! great take on the sketch! Thanks for joining in the fun at My Creative Sketches!

  5. Great photo! And great take on the sketch!

  6. What a cute photo! and a beautiful layout! I love all your layers and textures! Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Creative Sketches :)

  7. This is such a sweet page! Luv ur masking too! Thanx for playing at My Creative Sketches