Thursday, April 12, 2007

a patch-up job for batch one

here's my LO for the week. although this is all the output i can show for the long vacation, i am happy that i am still on track for my at-least-1-LO-a-week target. i started this on our scrapaholi-week day and finished it the next day.

unfortunately, it was initially less than satisfactory. i used MM foam stamps Gabby for the title with i really liked until i got to the "C". i think i slanted it way too much to the left so now it looked like an "E". I wanted to leave it as it is but a little voice inside wouldn't keep quiet that the title seem to read like "BATEH one" instead of "BATCH one".

Before the patch-up

So i took out the BG paper kit again and searched for a good patch up paper. this is what I came up with.

final result

hey, i think it turned out better than the first one despite the patch :-D and a big hurray for the paper's distressed style. otherwise, that patch-up might not look too nice.

deconstruction:
Basic Grey Scarlet's Letter kit - using 4 patterned papers from this kit including the patch-up paper; black Bazzill cardstock as matting; brown lace, red/multicolor fiber, green ribbon, metal buttons as embellishments; Image Tree Antique Typewriter rubber stamp letters for "our brood"; Sizzix Funky Brush die cut letters for the main title; Sizzix Alpha Clips diecut in sheet brass [yup, an actual metal sheeting!]; Making Memories acrylic paint (copper) to tone down the metallic shine of the metal diecut letters; Making Memories Dater magnetic stamp; Making Memories Ornaments magnetic stamp for the ornate design on top and under the word ONE; Making Memories acrylic paint (meadow) to stamp the green ornate design [yes! it is acrylic paint...]; Colorbox inkpads (black) to distress the cut paper edges; black gel pen for journalling; EK Honeybee scissors to cut paper flower shadows.

items available at Simply Scrappy ScrapArts store used in this project are:
Bazzill cardstock, fibers, Image Tree Antique Typewriter letter stamps, MM acrylic paints; MM Magnetic Stamps, Ornaments and Dater; EK Honeybee scissors

2 comments:

jennifer said...

Your final layout did look much better than the first one. Talagang mahirap gumamit ng script letters, especially pag all-caps.

You know, you look so young, I cannot believe you have teenage kids na. And with your tongue piercing and tattoos, you are one groovy mama, indeed!

Au Lim said...

thanks for dropping by and looking jenn!

Wow naman, kinilig naman ako sa compliment. Di nga siguro halata kasi not so much that i don't look my age pero more that i don't act like it...hehehe...(fortunately or unfortunately!)

but it is unfortunate that i just recently lost my tongue piercing, huhuhu!. the hole closed up on me when i removed the tongue ring last week!

oh well...

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