Saturday, May 19, 2012

Good Times

It's a beautiful weekend with sunrays, soft wind and birds chirping; the beauty of my surrounding allow me to scrap a layout for Laura's INSM12#14 challenge at Let's Scrap. This time I chose an old photograph of my son to do another layout for him on a Timepiece Gears collection from Bo Bunny. I love the vintage look of these patterned papers and perfect for distressing.
Laura wants us to incorporate five recycled items on a layout. Here's my creation:'s the sketch I chose for my layout...

Materials used: pp (Bo Bunny), Tim Holtz distress ink,  Kaisercraft ink, stamping (Kaisercraft, Heidi Grace), acid free drawing block, watercolor and recycled items

The surface of the watch is from my  husband's broken wrist watch. One day last year my little girl played with the broken watch and peal off the surface; I thought that's just great for scrapping some day. The rosette is from my son's former school exercise book; I used the brown cover to make the rosette.
The clock pieces are from another broken wall clock. I save them for a good cause! The yellow star is from one of my girl's broken head gear and save on that one too. The brown matting of the photo is also from my son's school exercise book from the previous year. I have also used the hardcover off a drawing block to make the matting for the clock. I had hard time cutting it out with my circle cutter so I used a scissor to cut the circles...only after I have adhered them on the cardstock, my big girl told me she just make a circle from the hardcover with the circle cutter very easily. I was like, "...really, how did you do that?" and she replied, "I changed the blade and it's very sharp!" ...pffft, and there I was struggling with my circle cutter...why did I never think of blunt blade in the first place!
I used the traditional method of splatting watercolors onto white drawing block using old toothbrush and blow away the blot of colors with straw to create lines or pictures. My children saw what I was doing and they helped me blow as well (they have learnt this at school anyway).
The string is from a package from my sister; I simply ink it up. My favorite item is the washer! I always check the pockets of my husband's work pants to make sure it is empty before I load it into the washing machine; and most of the times I see lots of things like screws, bolt, nuts, washer, banknotes and coins. For this layout I decided to spray the washers with black color and used glue gun to adhere them {you can still see the glue gun here; well, I will clean it up later} =D
I have used the back hardcover of the drawing block to make the swirls and ink it up. 
Another swirls from recycle drawing block hardcover to form a heart shape.
This has been a fun project excluding the blunt blade, lol. The best part is getting my children's involvement. They were doing their revision while I did my layout but the kids often come over to watch me so that is why I try not to scrap when they are home but the weekend is just great for scrapping because I don't have to drive them to school and have plenty of time for scrapping and getting lots of distraction too :)
Thanks for visiting today and have a great weekend!


  1. This is a beautiful boy layout. The star is the only colour that complements the outfit Ariff was wearing. Great idea for all the recyclables. Gorgeous creation.


  2. Just so beautiful. Loving all the clock accents and not to speak of the cute subject. Wishing you a relaxing Sunday.
    DS4J DT Member
    Doing Life

  3. Wow Asmah, you did a fabulous job on the recycling challenge, I love all the cool things you used.


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