Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Trick A' Treat April GDT

I had the privilege of being invited by Dorcas to be Trick A' Treat GDT for April. Although it may not be my best works ever, but I really appreciated the motivation to immerse myself in something I enjoy. Else, most of the time, I would just spend moping around.. Thanks to Dorcas, I think she thought along that line too.. she believed in my "scrapping power" (LOL) when I did not believe in myself anymore.

The GDT kit items were a mix of Jenni Bowlin, MME, Lily Bee Designs, Basic Grey, as well as Delight Fabric thickers from American Crafts. The colour tones were red, cream, pale green, pale blue and pink.

Aside from these items that came with the GDT kit, I made heavy use of Studio Calico's stamps, border punches, Prima crystals, Hamblys Overlays and three-D roses. Brandless brads and ribbons too (Daiso I love you!) And distress inking, inking, inking all the way.

I made a mini album using Basic Grey chipboard, which was hanging on a stand altered from 2 biscuit containers and a chopstick (*finally had my revenge on the chopstick, it was "single" for a very long time and irritated me no end because I couldn't find its partner!)

I thought for a long time about the theme of the mini album. There wasn't a happy thought in my head over the past few months but I decide to make something commemorating the everyday things I am thankful for. And it did make me feel happier and more grateful about life. =)

All right, done with the sneaks, here are the pics of the album proper.

In the beginning.. Crackle painted, distress inked and stickled the edges. Left them hanging on the towel rack to dry..

Cover page:
Inner pages:
By the time I got to the end of the album, there were not enough space left and I ended up with a list of things squeezed on the back page. Nice. =)

Back cover:

Hanging on the stand:
This is called.. O.T.T (over the top!!!!) Lots of fabric, laces, ribbons, paper strips, 7Gypsies gaffer tape, big and small roses, paper cutouts from Basic Grey Wisteria (loves) and the 3D bird perched on the chopstick.

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