Sunday, May 17, 2009

029: Jie Mei & 030: Tickle

029: Jie Mei

Its always been very hard to capture S in a moment of stillness. But I especially wanted to get a shot of her and my tummy. This was finally managed with the mobilization of G's "big camera" because our little point-and-shoot is certainly not fast enough for Miss Mouse!

This LO was done using colour inspiration from Eye for Design Challenge #1. The 5 colours are dark purple, light purple, red, pale creamy-yellow, and charcoal grey. I tweaked it a little because I felt charcoal grey was too dark and muted the tone of the entire LO. Its replaced by a yellowish-grey tone. And the creamy-yellow got intensified to pale yellow per se. I kept the purples and red though as I really love these colours. Yummy!

Also liked the rich fabric, cool metallic and warm wood accents within the inspiration page and I tried to incorporate that into the LO. This took me 5 hours.. Whew!! Lucky I did not try to incorporate PAINTS into this.. like the paints in the inspiration page.. hurhur.

Papers: Basic Grey Aged and Confused Vagabond (grey), Basic Grey Wisteria Jardin (dark pirple), random DCWV paper (light purple), random flocked paper from Spotlight (red swirly flower and bird cutouts), specialty paper from Scarlet Lime's July kit (red and white cutouts). Photo mat from K & Company Que Sera Matpad. The second artisan shape in cream is actually the reverse of the red photo mat.
Alphas: American Crafts Vinyl Thickers Poolside in Powder (oh how I love this font!)
Embellishments: Rub-on tape by Daisy D's, "our beautiful moments" rub on by Fancy Pants, wooden flourish and flower by KaiserCraft, Buzz and Bloom Blame It On the Sunshine Large Mirror (flower and centerpiece), brown velvet flower by Creative Imaginations, metal flower with pearl brad by KCK, purple velvet ruched flower by Maya Road, Dewdrops by The Robin's Nest in Sunflower, brown lace trim by Fancy Pants, random brown organza.
Others: Eyelets from Making Memories punched in a large heart shape. This took AGES!! Reminder to self - Don't try this again =(

030: Tickle

Tickle is a series of Sophie's facial expressions when G is tickling her. I wish I can capture her infectious laughter that goes along with the grin but too bad, cannot.. So only the cute grin is immortalised!

Tickle is done for Eye for Design Colour Challenge 2. Colours are red, yellow, green, cream and grey. I am not really big on grey so I modified that to black instead. The colour combi immediately brought to mind Cosmo Cricket's Hello Sunshine range! So I went to dig out my pp from that range and used them up. It is a much simpler LO compared to 029 though, as there are only 3 pp in use on this one and no eyelets (argh!! phew!!)

What struck me about the challenge inspiration page were the colourful swivel sticks (er.. I am not sure what you call them) in a clear dish. So I attempted to replicate that using a transparent backing and thread with buttons in the center of the LO. Although there was nothing round in the inspiration page, I just felt round would be good for this LO and proceeded to went crazy with circles. All the circles are painstaking cutouts ok!! The original pp is..
.. compare it to the final product..

The circles in the top right hand corner were cut out one by one and overlaid on one another.. the flourish plus circles along the right side and top of the paper are one entire section of the original pp.
Some popping up is done with foam dots to give a bit of texture.. else, quite flat..

This is the attempt to "pay homage" to the swivel sticks.. I used a transparent CD-like thing to represent the glass dish and the threads are like the individual sticks.. with the buttons and paper cut-outs being the "heads" of the sticks. Aiyah, very hard to describe lah. =(

Papers: Cosmo Cricket's Hello Sunshine Clover and Blowing Bubbles, Cosmo Cricket Jack's World Wake Up.
Alphas: Making Memories Tiny Alphas in black, American Crafts Thickers Foam Daiquiri in white, Doodlebug Designs Loopy Love in red. Title alphas are mounted on beige cardstock.
Embellishments: Almost all entirely cutouts from the Blowing Bubbles paper except for a few buttons. Red, orange and green tags from Scarlet Lime August 2008 kit, cream embroidery thread, transparent CD-like thing dug up from G's table, Fig 1,2, and 3 labels from Daisy D's Favourite Photos cardstock die-cuts.

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