Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Miss Chef Afza

Last week I made an announcement about an exciting news regarding my selection to be on Let's Scrap Design Team. How did that happen? The usual way of course; by application! I submitted my application on the finale day; yep, that's right. Why so late? Because I had issues with my camera several days before! Something went wrong with the lens that I nearly gave up hope. Thank goodness the Almighty God lifted up my spirits and answered my prayer! I played with my digi cam and yes, it works just fine eventhough the lens is still obstructed. I gain my mojo and worked really hard designing this layout and submitted my application hours before closing time =D

Our talented designer Cheri O'Neil did this sketch for DT Call {thanks Cheri}. I love her sketch and the recipe is what I like best - I just go ahead without brain stuck! I know I follow the sketch pretty well and a little bit of twist here and  there. 
After finalising the photos and materials I had planned, first thing first was to distress the edges and let it dry before I sew the borders. It's always my favorite part! 
Materials used:
pp, die, ink : Kaisercraft
distress ink : Rangers
punch : Marta Stewart
flowers : Tiffany's Treasures
letters stickers/bling : Momoyo
others from my stash

This is my little girl Nur Afza Aqilah at the tender age of 1+ on September 19, 2009 (the final day of Ramadan). It was when we were preparing for Eid Celebration that falls on the following day, Afza was forever busy offering help! She walked in and out of my parents' home to see what she can do and she didn't care less walking barefoot on the lawn so long she can do what she wanted to do. My father was concerned of her that he warned us to keep an eye of this little active girl!
I weaved two different patterned papers to interpret the main traditional Malay cuisine namely "ketupat". The case is weaved from coconut leaves before it is filled with rice and set to cook. 

I cut two pieces of "rings" from cardstock and applied distress ink. The rings are to highlight Afza and her mischief! Aunt Lili had been following her all over with camera in hand ready to capture her whenever wherever! Thanks sis! Well that is my Afza after pulverizing the coconut and just playing with it I guess =D

Here she is "playing" with weaved ketupat cases. I still remember the echo of my Mother's voice saying a hundred times that she may spoil them but she was so funny and too cute.  Look closely at her left hand trying to play with dried chillies in the plastic bag! Such innocent face!
Making this "mischief to Miss Chef" layout brought back wonderful memories of her. Today she is 3+ and has changed characterwise (okay, just a little bit) but still remain the same adventurous, audacious, headstrong and happy go lucky kid! I think she gets these trait from me :)

I'm so glad after a moment of wait, I finally get to share my submission layout with all of you. I feel happy that my layout won the judges heart (thank you Debby and Betty). It's really an honor to be on the Design Team.

Thank you for visiting today. Hugs!


  1. Congrats on being on the design team! This layout is so fun! They grow up way to fast! :)

  2. great to see your close ups of your precious girl!

  3. Lovely, lovely, lovely-The beautiful girl and the LO. As I look at your LO I see more and more detail. Wonderful!! Love the way you added the weaving and what it represents.

  4. Love your work, Asmah, and this is no exception! You have taken an amazing sketch and literally "made it your own! Love how you varied the positions of those center circles to add interest! These photos of your beautiful daughter are this are are magnificent. Love that you gave this little princess the delicate doilies, the flowers and, of course, the bling...never too young for bling, I always say!

  5. Darling little girl and beautiful layout. Perfect interpretation of the sketch!


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