Thursday, April 12, 2012


Hello there! It is time to share my newest layout today. I'm so glad you are here =D
Let's Scrap has a weekly sketch challenge and as a DT, my task is to create a layout based on an attractive sketch by Cheri O'Neill.
I admit I got a bit stuck at first as I couldn't decide on the patterned papers until I decided to use Webster's Pages and feel so satisfied with the outcome.  

This is the sketch done by Cheri O'Neill. I love the rain man character, so cute, but I replaced him with a big flower instead to match my daughter's outfit.
Materials used : Webster's Pages (Yatch Club), alphabet stickers from Webster's Pages, Prima flower, flying birdie and stamp from Kaiser, Ranger's distressed ink, Stickles, gingham fabric and buttons from my stash

I cut out a creamy cardstock into six squares, ink the edges, stamp a flower, sponge up with blue ink and adhered the letters each.

I don't like to sew at night time but this pink flower aka sunshine idea came to mind so I didn't wait any longer. I use one big flower (the only one huge Prima I have, would have been nicer with more petals though), shear the petals out and arrange them neatly before I patiently sew each and every petals. I would have written the journal but I just love the pink accent so I chose dymo lettering...voila! My journal is simple :)

I {have always} love{d} gingham red and white fabric since I was a child and so I make this flower to coordinate the gingham patterned paper and the jumper 'Alyaa wore. I love that button - a packet of lovely gift from my sister Lili Sulastri ~ thanks dearie :) 

The year: 2001. The girl: Nur 'Alyaa Sakinah (my firstborn aged 1+). The place: Pantai Merdeka, Kedah. The story: We love going to the beach and headed to Pantai Merdeka for an evening out. The story behind the scene: Pantai Merdeka has a special memory of me and my family back in the 70's. Our father used to take us here and I still remember the photo of Mom holding me when I was just a baby except I can't spot the rock Mom sat on =D.
Thank you for visiting today. Hugs!


  1. So glad I came by for a closer look Asmah! Your daughter is so adorable and I love the close ups of your sunshine flower:) I didn't realize you'd stitched and I love stitching! Also, your title is wonderful, I thought for sure you cut patterned paper, but you made it with inks and stamps! wowzers!!!

  2. This is a very lovely layout, sis. I really like your idea of the sunshine. Very ingenious. So to the placement off the alphas on the cardstock.

  3. The colours you have used here are STUNNING Asmah, and they suit your photos to perfection. I'm really enjoying seeing all the different takes on this sketch! LOL

  4. Amazing layout, Asmah! I love the detail!

  5. This is absolutely beautiful. Love how you have created the sun with a flower and use it for journaling.


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