Enough said....this month, designers are suppose to scrap around a theme of celebration or special occasion.
So.......Greatest event of this month??? Other than it's my birthday month, it's also SINGAPORE's BIRTHDAY!! I choose to scrap about Singapore National Day of course :)
This layout was completed mainly using the beautiful Webster's Pages Strawberry Fields Collection. It's the perfect collection for a layout on Singapore National Day as it's centers on red and white as well.
Ahem...confession.....actuallllllyyyyyy this is my very first attempt on playing with red and white theme and I was initially skeptical if it will be too red and gawky but in the end it turned out fabulous!! I love the vibrancy and contrast of both colors! Agree?
Following photos are a few close ups on some special touches.....
- Stamping the background with my Hero Arts Dandelion stamp to give it a softer effect.
- Crafter Workshop Sketch Grid Stencils and White Gesso were used to create the grid effect on the red cardstock.
- Star Wood Veneers were inked with Staz On Black Cherry and Ranger Stickles Glue in Diamond added the bling bling
- Lots of distressing, tearing and layering to follow.
You can see from the photos below that I have used Gesso to create a fogged effect on the lines and on the thickers to tone down the Gold glitters. Finally, I completed the whole layout with some final touches of laces and clear stickers (from MAMBI).
Webster's Pages Strawberry Fields Collection
Webster's Pages Victoria Gardens Collection
American Craft Plain Cardstocks and Thickers
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Prima Doily #2 Metal Die
Maya Road Clear Plastic Clocks
MAMBI - Clear stickers
Hambly Screen Print - Clear white banner (sorry this brand is no longer available)
Hero Arts Dandelion Stamp
Sizzix Originals Die - Large Flourish 659716
Staz On Stone Gray and Black Cherry
Studio Calico Stars Wood Veneer
Tim Holtz Stickles - Diamond
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Daler Rowney Gesso
Laces - my own
Most of the supplies are available in Made With Love! They are having a storewide discount of 49% till 13 August. You have 2 more days to grab some goodies!! :)
Thanks for visiting and I hope you like this striking layout :)