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!
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!!