Friday, April 18, 2008


This layout is about how Ryan's smile brightens our family everyday and that's the reason why I've named the layout "Brighten". The inspiration of the layout came to me while I was walking in the park one day and it just sparks to me that spring is not just about flowers, it's about leaves too. Therefore I would liked to create the layout using some leaves embellishment.

Here are the steps to this layout.

1) I've used the "Printing with Plastic Wrap" technique to give the background some depths and a more textured look.

2) I've created the strays of light by masking using a self made template and some distress ink.

3) The leaves are created using "Create Leaves using Alcohol Ink Treated Transparency" technique. I've cut part of the leaves and fold it up to give some dimensions to it.

4) All flourishes are stamped and heat embossed.

5) I've used some felt fusion and vellum to create the butterfly. To add some interest to it, I've added some bling using stickles and doodling.

This is such a fun layout to do and it's also my first experiment with alcohol inks. I will definitely be using it more in my upcoming projects.
Sources: Card stock: Bazzill Basic Papers, Pattern Papers: Basic Grey, Stamp it, Ink: Ranger Alcohol Inks, Tim Holtz's Distress Ink, ColorBox, Staz On, Emboss It and Memories, Rub-ons: Urban Lily, Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Impression Obsession, Norsk Stempelblad AS, Hampton Art, Art Warehouse, Chipboard: Heidi Swapp, Brads: The Paper Studio, Others: Zig pens, uni-ball signo gel pen, acrylic paint, crackle accents (Ranger Ink), stickles, transparency, felt fusion (Queen & Co).


Marsha said...

Wow! LOVE the beautiful leaves and flourishes. Now I HAVE to give alcohol inks a try. The entire layout is beautiful, and your son's smile is just radiant!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Very lovingly created - it shows!

Mescrap said...

Beautiful !
Love the effect of the alcohol ink....really can't wait to see more on your creative way using the alcohol ink. Your son's smile really can cheer up your days !

Anonymous said...

Your work is soooo amazing!!! I have subscribed to your blog many months ago and have been a fan for a very long time. Today I just had to let you know how amazine your work is.

Dawn said...

Beautiful Irene!! Love all the colors on this one and the embossing!!

Kwebbel said...

Hi Irene,
wow your lo's are beautiful - thank you for showing!!!

My namy is kwebbel and I am from Germany.
I have a blog too and I am looking for scrapper from the whole world - and you are my scrapper from Malaysia! I hope that is ok for you!

Greetings from Germany
your Kwebbel

Meow said...

Your projects are so beautiful. You are so talented and creative.

Marsha K. said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!! I just love that swirl!!!

Tam, I am said...

Your work is stunning!

Anonymous said...

I have to have the LEAF stamps!! Do you know who makes them??? I've looked every where & can't find any good ones :-(

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

Hi Heidi,

Those leaves stamp is actually from Impression Obsession. I think there are a few online sites that sells them. If you can't find, you can email me.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Irene! I did end up traking them down at impression obsession. Got my order in!!!! Thanks hun!!


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