Thursday, July 12, 2012


Another hot and sunny day and scrapping is all I care to do these days :) I am inspired and motivated to scrap some challenges offered by Colorful Creations this entire month. They have invited Lisa Moen  as Guest Designer this week to design a layout based on a sketch by Laura Whitaker. I enjoyed Lisa's blog and her designs are very inspirational. So today I am featuring my layout based upon the sketch that allows me to enjoy myself printing the four photos of my youngest daughter Afza.  
The sketch looks very simple and clean cut to me yet it took me a moment choosing the patterned papers to go along with the black and white photos until I decided to frame the photos instead of matting them. I love the range of "idea-ology" paper stack from Tim Holtz. Its heavyweight cardstock is extremely perfect for distressing.
Materials used: Tim Holtz idea-ology pp/distress ink, Kaisercraft pp/rub-on/ink, Martha Stewart punch, Prima "Say it in crystals (bling)", Kodomo bridal stamp, others from my stash.   

...some close-up pictures...
I was cleaning my deep drawer last month when I came across a box containing some packets of embellishments and, I don't remember where I have kept them all the while! 
I used glue gun to adhere the faux pearls...beads so to speak ;)
The sentiment from Kaisercraft says:
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
I used acid free drawing block to make the frames, distress the edges and stamp them. I always love the color brown for distressing as I personally feel that it looks good on any color background.
My little girl was so happy I have finished her layout and she wants this framed and adorn our living room wall :)
I am taking a moment to say thank you to my friends and followers who have been very kind to visit my blog again and again, I read all your comments and appreciate you very much.
Thank you for visiting me today and wish you good times always.


  1. Love this page Asmah! I love it when you find something in your stash that you completely forgot about - its like xmas all over again! Great take on the sketch too!

  2. Very pretty layout and the photos of Afza are beautiful. Love your choice of papers and embellishments.

  3. I love the absolutely perfect vintage look you have given the modern black'n'whites, Asmah. What a gorgeous combination of elements. The sketch is awesome, your layout "awesomer!" Thanks for sharing the link!

  4. Asmah this is absolutley beautiful I love it (i am a Tim Holtz junkie ) but what makes this layout so captivating is your precious little girl she is so sweet have a great day

  5. What a beautiful layout! So elegant with the lace, beads and flowers! Love it! :)


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