Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I'm a Malaysian Scrapper

This is my second project as the guest designer for Prima this month. I've always wanted to scrap about me being a Malaysian scrapper. I've noticed that I've been quite often misunderstood as a scrapper from other countries.
Since this layout is about me, I would hope to include more elements that reflect me on it. This of course would include loads distressing. Do try to study this page and click on the song "Find Yourself" at my song playlist on the right.
Here are the steps.
1) Use a Prima Angelique pattern paper as the base for this page. Distress the edges using the scissors distressing and the tear in technique. Include a huge tear in on the upper right of the page. Ink the edges using vintage photo and black soot distress ink. Add eyelets on the huge tear in and lace it using a twine. I've used a black pen to highlight some swirls around the pattern paper.
2) Cut out another rectangular piece from the Prima Angelique pattern paper and distress it. Ink it with frayed burlap distress ink and paste it on the left of the huge tear in.
3) Use a piece of Prima Pasties Note and distress it using the crinkling and inking technique. Paste it on the left of the page.
4) Distress the photograph using the
"Distressing your Photographs using Hole Puncher" and the scissors distressing technique. Paste it in the middle of the page.
5) Mask an arch above the photograph using some black soot distress ink and hand stitch along the edges using the "Net Stitching" technique.
6) The word "Malaysian" are actually Prima stamp stickers which I've arranged along the arch. The word "scrapper" had been printed out from the computer and cut-out. I've used some foam adhesive to paste it to the page for some dimension.
7) Add a strip of Prima IOD Clear Tape under the photograph.
8) Add a piece of Prima Angelique chipboard button on the end of the huge tear in.
9) Cut a circular piece from the Prima Angelique pattern paper and ink it's edges using black soot distress ink and paste it on the left of the page.
10) I've cut out some swirls in black and paste it on top of the strip of clear tape. Add some stickles to it for details.
11) To create the huge flower, cut out a huge flower from a white card stock (use any flower as template) and stamp on it using some timber brown solvent ink. I've used the "Distress your Flowers with Punchers" technique to distress it and ink it with black soot distress ink. Curl the petals and add some Prima flowers to layer above it.
12) I've also added quite a few Prima flowers all around the swirls. Use some Prima Say It in Crystals flower centers to embellish it.
13) I've also added some fibers underneath the huge flower stretching vertically and horizontally.
This is a very meaningful layout to me and I hope through this layout, you all will know me more.

Sources: Card Stock: Bazzill; Pattern Paper: Prima Marketing; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Stamps: Prima Marketing; Others: Prima Angelique chipboard buttons, Prima IOD Clear Tape, Prima Say It In Crystal Flower Centers, Prima Artful Collage Flowers, Prima Panty Lace Flowers, Prima Stamp stickers, Prima Pasties Note, Ranger Stickles, brads, fibers, eyelets, twine, zig pens, uni-ball signo gel pen, floss for stitching, glue dots and other adhesives.


melles-world said...

Oh - my - God!
You make me to feel feaint. Have I told you before, that I love your style.... *suspire*

I don't know all the right words to say it in English. But this LO is awsome, perfect, phenomenal!

Greetings from Germany

Anonymous said...

Very beautifull .......All is very nice.

Unknown said...

You are beautiful! This is a fantastic lo of a fantastic scrapbooker! Love the eyelets and fiber! Hugs Pia

Karen Lambert said...

As usual, incredible work. You are so creative. I can only hope to someday produce something as intricate as you.

Shirley said...

My daughter pressed some keys and my comments all disappeared and I'm not sure if they have been saved!
Anyway, I just wanted to tell you how much your work touched my heart and the way that each piece of work is so lovingly and skillfully put together just blows me away!

Tammy said...

Your attention to detail is FABULOUS!!! I have always admired your work and this LO is just gorgeous!!!

Cricket said...

This is absolutely amazing! I just love your creativity!


mininessie said...

i´m in love with your work!!
really so beautiful!!

angie said...

wow! your work is so fantastic!! i love how you show all the fabulous bits. i recently found your blog, and am so inspired by you!

C. Sage Deerborn said...

I like your work, but this page just blew me away. It's fantastic.

Eileen said...

I don't know about anyone else, but I know your layouts speak to me and I love what they say! I hope you never stop because I never tire of looking.

Mescrap said...

So cool ! Love it !

Audra aka Ready Set Distress said...

Irene...you never cease to amaze me! You out of the box ideas and details inspire me to continue to love getting my hands dirty. Thank you for such great inspiration!

Juliana Michaels 17turtles said...

Your work is just gorgeous!
I am so inspired by your style & I am going to have to try this hole punch technique! Thank you!!!

paulien710 said...

Gosh....... so stunning!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your scrap !
Nanou from France


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