Friday, May 16, 2008

Layout- Me {I am the me I wanna be}






Firstly - I apologise for the photos not being in sequence.  I have always wanted to do a lo with transparency and I have used a Hambly one this time.  Another first is that I wanted to impress on my children that they should always be content with themselves and be whoever they are.  Hence - I named this lo - I am Me - I am the Me I wanna be.

I think being yourself is always very important and it took me years growing up to realise that. I hope that this lo will portray how I feel and signaling a new change in Jan 2008 that I should try to change and start journalling all my thoughts.  Maybe being older - makes me feel wiser??? LOL!!!!

There wasn't anything difficult about doing this lo except it was very very tedious cutting the delicate plant.  Took me nearly 1 and a half hours using both my cutter bee and X-acto knife.  I had to be very careful not to tear the delicate stems.  In addition,  gluing it was no mean feat too...

I tried dabbing alcohol ink on the sheet but it kinda corroded the sheet - not a nice feel to the sheet anymore - not so smooth.  So I won't recommend using alcohol inks on acrylic sheets.  The rest was just cut and paste and a little Yellow UTEE to brighten up the corner.  Would also like to credit KAtherine for giving me the idea to use alcohol inks on the transparency.

Materials used:
Hambly Transparency (SV),  KnCo Mira pps,  Sunflower UTEE by Ranger,  Thickers chipboard alphas,  7 Gypsies rubons,  Welcome to Asia chinese rubon,  Acrylic Dabber - Red Pepper,  Alcohol inks - gold, butterscotch and pesto, black Stazon ink,  Penny Black Script stamp and 3d pop up dots...

8 comments:

Liza said...

That is purely Stunningly Gorgeous-ness!!!!! Love all the techniques used! Love the cut outs and yupz you've guessed it....Love EVERYTHING!!!! You are always Wise in my Book, Babe! Thanks for the Inspiration Babe!

Yatie said...

oh my word!!! That is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it to bits!! Love the cutouts and love the colour combination. This is one great job, babe!!

chowchow said...

Thank Liza and Wati for taking the time to read my blog and write so many encouraging comments....

I will strive to do better....

teacher jessy said...

You definitely made me go speechless! Awesome cutting & amazing composition!!!

chowchow said...

Thanks Jessy...

n said...

mich, gorgeous2 LO!!!!! i LOVE it wuhooo

kitkat said...

Love this LO, and the idea of the subject being yourself. I have to work on mine (which has been in the works - read: in my head for months now) which has yet to translate on 'paper'!

chowchow said...

Thanks Nad.

Thanks Kat - I hope you will work on yours too. Would love to see what you would come up with. I am sure everything that you do -it will be guaranteed artistic!!!