Thursday, April 26, 2012

New lay outs.

 From MME's latest papers by Rhona Farer.  Beautiful papers and colors.  Lay outs by Karen Filipino.
                                               A great pic of me and my mom at my brother's wedding.
                                                     Mom and her baby Suki.
                                              Playing with EP scraps and Studio Calico papers.
                                      Love this picture of my high school friends.  Used some locally sourced trim, buttons.  DCWV butterflies, sizzix die cuts.  Distress inks.  Prima journalling papers.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

One Perfect day

Lay Out:  One Perfect day in Paradise
Journalling:  Grey cast skies, a stormy turbulent sea, a bad day in Boracay?  Nope.  I just need you by my side  and I'm ok.  It doesn't take much to make me happy.

Materials used:  Paper:  Bazzill and MME.  Alphas:  Prima and Cosmo Cricket.  Punches:  Martha Stewart. Pearls:  Prima.  Baker's twine, washi tape.

    My name is Bessie del Rosario.  I'm an avid scrapbooker.  I love taking pictures of my family,  places we've been to,  and pictures of my furry little family members.
    I've always been a paper, glue and paper trimmer gal.  Only traditional scrapbooking for me.  I make 12 x 12 lay outs.  I usually meet up every week with my girl friends to scrap!  It's a great creative release.  We push each other to be more productive.
    Thanks for reading,  and I hope to be considered as design team member for the Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge.

Friday, April 6, 2012

This and That

Worked on these lay outs during holy week.

I've also taken to batch processing. I have a bunch of sizzix die cuts, which I've painted gold or rose metallic. And now that they are painted, I just pile them on lay outs.
Photos from week end at the Marriot, Resorts world. I am in a wheelchair, because one of the dogs bit me.
At our favourite restaurant in Bangkok, Ta Wandang German Brewery. They serve the yummiest pork knuckles.

A picture from Boracay.
Have a box of die cuts, like this butterfly I cut from an MM paper. Now I have a bunch ready to glue down any time.
Posing with my dad's Harleys.
My niece Leanne and me at the Ocean Park.
A beautiful Sizzix die cut from my Secret Santa. Thank you. I don't have a bunch of Hero Arts stamps. But the ones I do have, I use all the time.
Yohji,Leanne and me at the Ocean Park.
My Hubby and me at my brother's engagement party.
Pic taken during our prenup.

some were scraplifted from the Echo park newsletter. Fab ideas, by the way. Some, I found on the Echo Park FB page. And some I made on my own.
Pretty papers! I have to slow down a bit. This is getting to be expensive if I can run through this in two days.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sharon's Smashbook

This is a self made smash book by Dr. Sharon Chua for Geng Camaso.
Her super thick book is bound by twine. And Sharon made the box herself using chip board and black duct tape.

Punched, stamped and colored with Copic.
beautiful frames!

Eiffel tower die cut. painted black and stamped with script. Sharon took time out to put eyelets on each page, for the page binding. Talk about a labor of love. She used a beautiful Tim gate on the edge die for the cover.
Beautiful art works made by talented ladies.

Karen's Smash book

This is a self made smash book by Karen Filipino for Ime Oranga.
Karen used metallic tape.

Her book cover.

Karen's gear page. Ang galing!

Amazing Ime

I am so proud to belong to a group of amazingly talented women. I'll post this smash book made by Ime Oranga. She is so talented. And I am so lucky that I am her smash book recipient.
She piles on embelishments.
She is so creative in putting envelopes and washi tape pages.
The front page is made up of canvas, and she put burlap on the sides. Amazing!

With Bells and Whistles pa! She put a whole sticker book, washi tape, paper for picture matting and even journaling tags.
This is why I encourage people to think outside the box, because everyone in the group goes overboard.
And every one seems to have problem stopping with their books. It ends up so thick.
I love Ime. I love this swap group.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Oh what a Fun Journey

It's Holy Week, when everything in the Philippines stops for a couple of days. We reflect on the death and passion of Christ.
I don't know if any reflection is getting done in the beach, the mountain tops, but everybody hies out off town.
Great couple of days for crafting. I was able to get most of the tags done in an afternoon. Doable.
Looking forward to class.
I did not have the glossy paper, the kraft resist paper, the felt stamping cloth, and some of the metallic alcohol inks. So I skipped the days when they did those.
Day 2
Messing around with distress inks
Day 5
playing around with distress inks as a mistand and as a colorant. I cheated. I used distress stains ink with a sakura aqua brush, and brushed that on. I used tattered angels for my mist.

Day 7
As a resist. Full on cover. Embossing as you pile on colors.


Before I clean up, I finished three days of the Tim class. Yay! Not all of the tags, but some of them that I think will not require too much effort.
So today is paint day. Used crackle paint on the first, some snow cap dabber on the second and rock candy on the third.
Happy with how tags 1 and 2 came out. Not happy with the third one. I think my rock candy croaked on me. We have uneven covering of the die cut. Plus the stains did not really penetrate the cracks. So total failure on the third tag.
Day 8

Day 9 is perfect pearls. On the first tag we put enough perfect pearls that it actually looks like blotches of paint. Marbling effect on the first tag as well. And on the second tag we used distress stain like embossing ink, it held unto the perfect pearls. Nice effect! Same stamp, two ways.

Tim Tag

I have a friend who is such a Tim fan. She collect everything Tim. Hi Karen! I coast on her fondness for Tim, not my colors since he is into dark and distressed things. I like fluff and sunshine and fun colors. So I am more of a Liz Kartchner fan.
But I am not one to pass up on learning something new! Love his techniques. Always a fresh take on hoarded supplies.
I tried tag 10 today. It looked easy when Tim was doing it. And not so much stuff to take out. And here it is.