Saturday, 15 June 2013

I am a finalist!

Wow. Just wow. This is like my first submission and it is well-recieved. Really, thank you people for all support and stuffs and I am really glad to be one of the selected finalist for this amazing design team call. Can't wait to see what I'll be doing and I am so glad to be part of these wonderful ladies as their design team members. 

Good luck everyone!

 Just also want to say thank you to the people who believed in me and always asked me to sign up for all these DT calls. Really thankful to be surrounded by nice people.

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Sunday, 9 June 2013

All on focus: Ribbons.

As many of you know, my styles are probably diverse and I love to try out different styles with a wide range of colours and mediums as I can. As a scrapbooker for about 8 years, I guess its pretty much to say that my materials are always the one that inspires me and also sometimes a few techniques taught here and there during my time teaching and shared by other teachers, students and friends.

Today I'm focusing on ribbons. One of the many favourite things to use one a scrapbook layout or even a lovely card to brighten things up. It helps create texture, easy to use and is easy to peel off when u need to reposition your work.

I collated 3 of the layouts I did which had alot of use of ribbons and included a easy to do tutorial! Here's one which I have made previously using cut outs and different ribbons to combine the work.
 Love how the butterfly looks like its floating on the ribbon.

Another layered with the use of different ribbons and peals to work on the layout. Just winding it here and there for an added dimension.

Here's one of the popular ones which many had asked me to share and create a tutorial! 
thanks everyone for loving the ribbon frame that I made and got amazed at how easy it is to create one! Whats more, you can pop this ribbon up to create dimension!

How to create the ribbon frame

I started off with just simple materials:
  1. a transparency which you get get from assorted brands
  2. a shape template: here I use a photo as a template
  3. strong glue (beacons work really well.)
  4. Ribbons!! Assorted thickness and colour would be cool.

I started by putting my template behind my transparency and added glue. Try to work to a consistent line with the glue.

After finishing lining the glue, I added the the ribbon and twisted the ribbon in some parts to add effect and added work.
 Optional step, I added a green twine to create a more interesting effect on the brown ribbon frame. (you could add different thin ribbons if you want too!) This is where the ribbon is great for as you can peel off the ribbon without damaging it and added in the ribbon at certain slots.

Next, Its time to cut out the plastic frame.

Cut out the inside parts of the transparency as well.

Tadah! Your very own ribbon frame! 
You could add it to your layout and even use foam dots to pop it up! :)

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have fun working on with a ribbon frame!

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Not just another Sunday

A little recap on my busy 5 months: my third time going to Waikiki organised by the school sports committee and I'll have to say that it was one of the busiest and best time I've had for a long time! Also one of the best time we get to see everyone who has been working out (or not) for this beach event. 

these 2 pretty ladies are going for exchange for the later part of the year I'm probably more alone than ever.... (i think i should wear a cap more often but many diagree.... hmmmmm)

made one of the sweetest card for the lady at her birthday surprise with a melted cake and a lovely card.

Memorable beach times. And in the later part with pies and coffee and great music.

Really enjoyed the music from this amazingly talented acoustic group: Sam willows. You gotta check them out, they even had a tour in america so they are really doing singaporeans proud. 

Got myself 2 CDs and one for a friend. 

More updates soon as I try to work my way out to create more stuffs. So much to say, but there way more to do than I can imagine. More updates soon! 
Leave a comment on what to blog more cause I have too many ideas already! :D

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