Monday, May 25, 2009

Hi everyone! I'm happy to announce that I am now designing for Visual Creations. This is one of our local scrapbook stores here in Manila and it is owned and run by Mitch Sy - a wonderful person and an amazing artist as well. It will be my privelege to be in the same team with the 1st Scrappin Mom's idol Cabbie Lopez! I'm so looking forward to this.

In the meantime here are the layouts I designed using My Little Yellow Bicycle Baby Safari Girl Line, together with some gorgeous Hambly, and a little from Teresa Collins' Family Matters.


In my previous post I mentioned about a couple of techniques I have used here which has saved me from spending on scrap supplies. I have been a huge fan of mists but I could not afford to get it in all the colors I wanted (naturally I wanted it all!). So I tried to find an alternative. I bought a set of twinkling H2Os which I use as watercolor. A set has several shades in it. I broke off a piece of the cake and dropped it in a mister filled with a little water. I just had to wait for the cake to melt and it was ready to spray some beautiful sky colored shimmer on my page:)


Another embellishment I am crazy about are fabric, felt, or cloth items. I also wanted to try embroidery but I did not have the talent for it, nor did I have the money to purchase a machine. What I did in this layout was to get some inexpensive embroidery floss. I slowly covered the chipboard with glue as I wound the floss around it. It was easy to do and I loved the hand-made and textured look of the chipboard tree:)

15 comments:

Liza said...

Sabi ko na nga ba Iris. Hehehe! Congrats on the DT stint! Great to see you designing again for the LSS. I can't wait for your upcoming class. Looking forward to it. Oh, and I forgot, I LOVE your LO's as always!!!

bjay said...

congrats, sis! woohoo!

how cute naman si cheska, I want to pinch her chubby cheeks! love your new LOs :)

Lynette said...

Absolutely gorgeous layouts Iris...I am astounded at your talent! God has truly blessed you.

bessie said...

I just love your lay-outs. Popping in just to say hi!

Lynn said...

absolutely stunning. congrats on your gig!! its gonna be a blast.

Kataroo said...

wow wow wow wow wow wow wow

you are so WOW!!!

I have to go look again :) LOL

ania said...

Oooo I see your baby has the same kind of hair my Amalie had when she was a baby - we used to call her our little troll (affectionately ofcourse :D)

Benga said...

Hi Iris! congrats on Visual Creations DT stint! Walang kupas ang mga projects mo, and cheska is sooo cute!!!

Kathleen said...

Wow, just had to pop in a comment to say I absolutely love your style!! Your work jumped out at me on the Prima site, really gorgeous, so inspiring :)

Kate said...

congratulations, iris!! *huggies*

Ulrica... said...

congratulations! Adoreable works, you are fantastic!

Hugs Ulrica

Beate said...

I just love your style, the layouts are stunning!! :)

Angie's Scrappin Spot said...

what a cutie..look at all her hair now.. I just love these layouts and the butterflies are just too cute.. my favourite thing right now too. I really need to get me some hambly. Congrats on your new DT adventure.. can't wait to see what is next. hope you are having a great vacation.

Sasha Holloway said...

That layout is fabulous girl.

L'Hélène said...

I discovered your blog today and I can't get over how gorgeous your layouts are!

Another way to make misters is with water and ink pad refills. You can add a bit of perfect pearls in it to add shimmer.