Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bag Ladies! Models for a Day :)

I’ve been having annoying internet connection issues for the past 2 days and although it’s back today, it’s still very unstable. I've been sucking the life out of my phone data usage *ouch* Anyway, thankfully I’m just in time to post and submit this layout.

This is a photo of me along with two of my besties: Ai Leen and Jade at a very momentous occasion. It was at the store opening event at Jade’s Radley boutique at Pavilion KL in November 2010. She needed a group of ‘everyday-real-women’ to model the bags so since we love her so much, we relented and allowed ourselves to be embarrassed and hounded by media lenses for a couple of hours hehe.
Here’s my shabby-glam fashion-forward LO :)

This LO is for Scrap-It-Lah’s September challenge by DT Helen Tilbury with the following criteria:

Create your own mixed media background, using printed paper as a base.  Be sure to include at least 3 different paint colours in whatever effects you fancy. This can be using stamps, bubble wrap, etc etc - its all up to your imagination.

Also ensure that you have at least twelve words on your layout, which can include the title, date (if you want to include one) and the journaling (or even be one REALLY long title if you like!)

The deadline is actually tomorrow, so you still have a wee bit time left if you wanna join :) It’s totally worth your while because they have Studio Calico’s Debate Team Kit as the winning RAK. So go on over to Scrap-It-Lah now!

I am also entering this for Create (Make It Happen) with the criteria of butterflies, buttons and blings. They also have a RAK for the lucky winner but deadline is also tomorrow.

I have used Pink Paislee’s Parisian Anthology resist paper as the background which I colored with these: Tattered Angel’s Glimmer Glam in Rustic, Tattered Angel’s Glimmer Mist in Viva Pink, Tattered Angel’s Glimmer Mist in Red Velvet and the top light shade is Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Mist in Cream. I also used a combination of liquid pearls and glitter glue on the top right corner of the paper. As per criteria, there's definitely a mix of media here; fabric, doiley, chipboard, wood, mists, liquid pearls and glitter :)

One of the feature on this LO is Dusty Attic's dress-form chipboard which I dressed up with some fabric, also using the same colors as the background and some trims and etc. This was a satisfying fun process :)
Wooden button; Maya road. Rose, ivory rayon crinkled seam binding & stickpin; Etsy.
The next prominent feature here is my handmade satin ribbon bloom which I edged with some delicious red lace. I used a couple of wooden spools will to add a fashion-forward feel, spools; Yew Buttons (local haberdashery)
Tiny fussy-cut frames from a Sassafras paper, alphas from Jenny Bowlin. Rose from Etsy. Buterflies with blings as per criteria for Create (Make It Happen).
Title alphas; American Crafts. "Bag Ladies" because Radley is a brand that sells bags and purses etc and we had to carry alot of bags during the show. The photo was also taken against a wall full of bags on display from ceiling to floor.
Journaling reads: "Thanks to Jade (babe in the centre of the pic), we got to be models for a day at the Radley store opening fashion show at Pavilion!" (I definitely have more than 12 words here, as per criteria, hehe)

The fabric ruffled border is from Pink Paislee Mistables which I colored with some of the same shades I used for the background and topped it with red glitter glue at the edge.
Just another angle zooming in on the pretty DA chipboard beauty :)

This was quite a challenge as it's not easy trying to incorporate at least 3 different colors unto a patterned paper background, I was contemplating for almost a whole month how to go about it and then at the eleventh hour, the mojo hit me in the face. 

Thanks for dropping by, now go hop on to these 2 fabulous challenge blogs and check out their DT work and perhaps join the coming challenges :)

Here's a parting temptation; this is the September RAK, check out those goodies ...  even if not just for the love of it, aren't these good reason enough to get scrapping hehe :)


Sabrina said...

Aihhh which one is you, dear? Hehehe!! A very beautiful girly layout indeed!! Love what you did with the dress foam :)

Svet-lana said...

Marina,this is fabulous and so elegant, bright and rich! Totally love the ribbon and lace bloom! You have to prepare a tutorial!
Wish you a stable internet connection :-)

Blossom inch said...

a very beautiful page indeed and what a lovely DA chippie with that red skirt! Love the bloom and the PP mistable cloth. Lovely lovely lovely page indeed, you really nailed it and awesome background too.

Marina, I love to collect spools and seam bindings! Love seeing those two in your layout, awesome kan?

Thanks for sharing my dear.

Marina said...

Thanks ladies :)

Sabrina - I'm the short one on the far right, I was in my 3rd month of maternity confinement, so was still abit pudgy hehe.

Svet-Lana - thanks, I'll consider a tutorial on this, need to find someone to hold the camera cos I need both hands on the flower hahah :P

Yuz dear - I actually got the inspiration from you on the spools!!! Hehehehe, I have alot to thank you for, for all the inspiration you've given me, you do great stuff with all these ordinary bits and pieces of things :)


Amelia Khalik said...

Gorgeous work like always. Love the details and there's so much to see!!! Beautiful handmade blooms and yes heart the background! :)))

sandi said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about this...everything! Just stunning!

naddy said...

beautiful LO.. love the colours you used here and all the pretty details... Tq for playing along at SIL

Yatie Tajudin said...

What a beautiful layout!! Love the background too. And the embellishment... gorgeously done!! Thanks for playing along with SIL!!

Anonymous said...

This is just stunning! I can look at it for hours! Thanks for playing along with us at SIL

Helen Tilbury said...

Beautiful layout Marina! Thanks for joining in again at Scrap it Lah!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Marina! This page is GORGEOUS!!!

Edleen said...

Hi Marina! Thanks for joining our challenge @ {Create} :) you made it in time and what a fabulous layout!

Hope you'll join our future challenges.
Have a great weekend!

Lean said...

beautiful page you have created stunning detials lovely colors and verry beautiful flowers you made!

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