Tuesday, February 27, 2007

China - Nanjing


I've skipped another couple LO (not of me and H) to get to a brighter one. I made this when I came back from Singapore (after spending another load of $$$ on scrapbooking supplies) One of the many things I got were 2 bottles of Prima flowers from Laines and a bitty bag from Scrapbookingcove which I was itching to use. Since I knew I wanted to use flowers, I thought it was best to use plain cardstock to make the LO seem less busy. My pictures from China had really nice scenery so I decided to use the ones taken when visiting the Ming Dynasty tomb in the China National Park. I just used plain white cardstock from the DCWV stack I got from Shabby Chic. The circles u see were from some pattered paper I got from Shabby some time ago. I had just purchased a circle cutter from Laines and I knew I did not want to use the whole pattern paper for a LO so I took Scrapperholic's tip and cut out a few circles though I only used 2.

The photos were meant to have even emphasis and I chose Prima flowers to match the colours in the pictures and circles. I use glue dots to stick them on except the blue one in the left corner of the bottom picture where I used a crystal brad. I got the chipboard phrases from
K & Co. Chipboard in a Tin, words n phrases and just chose ones that were appropriate in words and colour to match the LO. I used the small circle punch I'd bought from Laines to punch out little circles to write the words "China" on and covered them with MM page pebbles though they did not really have the 3-D effect I expected. I punched another circle for my large Heidi Swapp Florals pink flower and used some crackle glaze on it but I think my circle is a bit small. Lastly, I used a border punch I had bought from Takashimaya to punch out the paper I was using for journalling and used the hearts from the punch out to fill up some space on the LO.

I wasnt satisfied that it was finished at first so I showed it to H and he thought it was good so I've left it at that cos I didnt want to overdo it. Most people who have seen pics of this LO really like it actually. I think its the bright colours and flowers that do the trick. I still have more China pics and Barcelona pics to scrap. Thinking of doing a double LO for those tho. Havent embarked on a double LO before so being a bit wary....

5 comments:

JazzScraps said...

This is such a pretty LO. Neat and simple..yet cute! Lovely!! Bet there are more LOs to come!!
As for me, I'm slowly running out of LOs to post in my blog. I need to do some more LOs!! Panic! Panic!

Scrapper-holic said...

Nice! I'd like to see the LO up close to see your crackle effect. I think the page bubbles worked out well tho.

Pandachu said...

I was thinking of bringing my albums out tomorrow. Do u all wanna see?

JazzScraps said...

Did you say albums (as in plural)? Gosh!! How many projects have you done? I only have one album of my scrapping LOs.

Yes! Bring them along for the crop nite! It'll be nice to have a look up close cos certain effects don't show so well on photos.

Pandachu said...

LOL, I only started in Jan! I've given about 3 LO's away and a couple of cards too but I have a 12"x12" with 3 LO's and a 9"x9" album with 2 LO's...hehe. Itching to do more but just havent had the time...