Monday, January 24, 2011

A Sister is the Closest Friend

A new layout for Made With Love:

I know Tim Holtz' range of Sizzix dies is associated with grunge and distress but I wanted to create something light and flighty/flirty using the TH dies Caged Birds and Fanciful Flight. But knowing me, I used one of the die in a totally different way.

It's this bird cage, which got transform into a gigantic flower.  Seven bird cages became petals of a flower to frame the single photo. I like the shadows formed by the lines from the curled petals.

As for the butterfly, I decided to make it look diametrically opposite to the featured photo on its packaging.

I cut the wings out of vellum. Then, using Maya Mists, I swirled and mixed and blotted until I liked the final colours. To attach the overlay on the solid wings I applied a generous coat of Glimmer Glaze between the two. This added a touch of shine without the bulk of typical liquid adhesive.

A close-up of the butterfly nestling in a cluster of flowers

Thanks for looking!  Hope your week is great!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Who loves you?

Peek-a-Boo Valentines mini album with Sizzix dies Lace Heart Frame 655693 and Scallop Heart 655919. For Made With Love.

Photo descriptions
Cover : Sizzix dies used : leaving a hinge for the lace doily : photos inside the peek-a-boo doilies : Hambly pages : pages sewn though glitter cardstock : twisted stitching and ribbon/Velcro binding

Each page features a question and a corresponding photo hidden behind the doily:

Who feeds you prata for breakfast and takes you for walks in the park?

Who reads you stories at bedtime while you lie on her stomach?

Who teaches you how to fist-bump and say "yeah man", "cool"?

Who cares for you and takes you weekly to the pool?

Who play with you and tease you, all in loving fun?

Your family, grandparents, cousins - in short, everyone!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Miss Spoken

E: 爸爸有胡须,妈妈有"恐龙"。
Me: I think it should be "口红"!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Crafting to end 2010 and to usher in 2011

Christmas gifts to my in-laws:
One in a black holder:

And the other in white:

Some close-ups:

Swap pieces for 2011 calendar:

24 coasters stamped with 24 name of the month and adhered to 24 misted cardstock. 24 butterflies atop 48 vellum, 24 glossy and 24 metallic flowers. 96 blings coloured and heat set. 1224 numerals stamped inside 24 grids.

144 lines scored on 24 cardstock strips folded into waterfall mechanism.

Eight (whew!) doilies cut into thirds.

Super "siong", extremely exhausting, relentless during construction, rewarding at the finish.
My finished pieces:

What I received:

The wonderfully talented girls:

We survived! And crazy as we are, we have already started planning the next swap.