This week, well, hello where did the last one go!! As I was saying, this week I am pleased that us mojo girls are featuring as our guest designer, a dear friend of my from Singapore, Pearl Liu.
Here is what Pearl had to say," My name is Pearl and I'm a SAHM to 2 wonderful children, living in Sunny Singapore. I first started scrapbooking after my wedding in 1993 , without using any acid free products .There were very few acid free products available then here . Needless to say , that album is now yellow with age ! After the birth of our daughter in 1995, I started cardmaking via punchart and acquired the tools , punches and papers in the hopes that they would be useful for my kids at the right age. Well, I'm still the main user of all that product and tools ! From 2006, onwards ,there was such a shift in products available in the papercraft industry and I started using more scrapbooking products in my cardmaking. Magazines and on-line galleries were full of inspiration, so by October 2006 I started scrapbooking again and have never looked back since.
Some of my best memories on my scrapbooking adventures include being the first International Guest Designer to be featured on the Prima Blog , getting on round 2 of the Magistical Memories' Chipboard Artist DT call, winning first prize in a Glitz Design contest -prize included US$500 worth of Glitz Design products and my winning layout being displayed at CHA Summer 2008. Who I design for : Di Hickman's Card Sketches Such Sweet Tierney ( on Etsy ) you can find her resume here http://pearlliu.blogspot.com/2008/06/design-teams.html
Anyway, here is my version of her sweet layout.
I loved the circle theme she had going on & as usual went off on my own tangent.
A close up of the dragonflies so you can see those vellum wings.
Cardstock, Bazzill Vanilla
Patterned Papers; Thread Love-Studio Calico, Cherry Hill-Recipe Box; October Afternoon both from the May Studio Calico kit.
Turquoise Papermania Scalloped cardstock. Holes created by Big Bite.
Circles cut using circle cutter & scalloped with corner rounder.
Rub ons, Pink Paislee-Fascinating.
Stamps; Journal block-Studio G, Corner Scroll - Damask set Kelly Panacci, Dragonfly; Free cover stamp from Craft Stamper magazine.
Inks Versamagic Moonlight White, Stazon teal Blue,
Colourbox Queues Cats eye pigment, Colonial blue & Cerulean.
Vellum- dragonfly wings & journal box.
Blue photo turn & brad, Papermania.
Heidi Swapp Chipboard Invisibles- bird.
Aquamarine opaline pearls, Basic Grey (dragon fly bodies)
Ranger white paint dabber around photo edge.
Foam blue alphas, craftwork.
I really enjoyed creating this piece as I adore circles, pretty paper & stamping & I love the effect i got using the vellum for the wings.