Saturday, May 28, 2011

Altered Cigar Box for Eve (Swap on Scrappyhappiness Ning)

Opps... sorry that I haven't posted in 3 weeks! I do have some new projects! Just didn't got down to photographing cos it's lacking some finishing touches. But I promise I'll post soon!

Anyway here's an altered cigar box I made for Eve for the swap she hosted on Scrappyhappiness Ning. Was supposed to use Graphic45 papers actually but the paper hasn't arrived yet so I used some Webster's instead (with her blessings of course).

Eve, if you are looking, hope you like it! :)

Some close ups. I totally <3 the photo that Eve uses as her avatar, so I made her a box in a similar color scheme just so that I can put her photo on the cover :) Actually, I did a similar 12x12 layout with Jaz in class some time back. Will share when I have the time!

That's all for now folks!

Update: This project also earned me a feature on Webster's Pages Forum (Ning).

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Altered Matchbox Mini Album Swap (Part 2)

Filled in for a swapper who pulled out of the swap in the last min. Hope the ladies in Group 2 like what I've made :)

A whole different feel as compared to the ones I made for Group 1. These have a blue shabby chic theme, done up using Webster's Pages papers and vellum. Also used plastic doilies (prima packaging), flower lace and prima cabbage rose.

I also tried a new format for the mini album inside. It unfolds into a full rectangle sheet. You can opt to fit 9 little photos on it, or just place one 3x5 photo on it, slice it up according to my cut lines and you'll have a jigsaw like photo :D

Tell me what ya think? :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Altered Matchbox Mini Album Swap

Tadah! My contribution to the matchbox mini album swap that I am hosting on scrappyhappiness ning!

Let me walk ya thru. I covered the matchbox with 1/4 dictionary paper and 3/4 7gypsies Lille collection paper, lace punched. Then diecut a baroque window and pierced a little hole to attach a mini ornate key. Don't ask me why I did that, honestly it was a pain to cut that little window and do that small piercing without tearing the matchbox, cos it was done very close to the edge.

Oh well... and finally I embellished it with a mini little flower, a hamply studios screenprint I cut and some lace.

For the inside, I made it a little pocket tag album, matted every page. And every page has a pocket for a pull-out tag which you can do some journalling on. The inside of the front and back cover also sport half pockets to slot some little photos or notes. I attached a little metal locket to the cover of the mini, and that acts as a closure, for me to thread some twine thru to hold the album in place. Can probably see better in the above pic.

So yea! Hope ya ladies like this! This is for group 1. I'm not sure if I can find an angel to fill in for group 2 yet, cos a couple of swappers pulled out. If I can't, I'll design another one for group 2. Won't be the same! :)

p/s: For my readers who want to have a sense of it's size, these matchboxes are about 5cm long! cute much?!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dear Santa Card

Long overdue haha. Made this card before Christmas last year. was gonna "mass produce" a dozen of this design to give away to my friends. but i delivered my baby boy 3 weeks early so i never got to finish making them to give away. here's the only completed one. hehe
i had another half done one though... without title... so i made it into a card for Kline, my swap partner on the Scrapbeach (no it doesn't say "dear santa" of cos! hehe). So Kline... if you are looking, watch for this! hope you like it :)