Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Follow Your Dreams & TTCRD {Feb 3-9 Challenge}

Hi everyone! It's time for another challenge at Through The Craft Room Door {TTCRD} and as always the theme is Anything Goes. My fellow teammates at TTCRD have designed various inspirations for you and looking forward to your participation this week.

I have come out with a page of my little one when she was almost 4 years old. I have printed the photo some two years ago but never find the right mojo nor perfect paper. When we at Team A were sponsored by Fitztown with some gorgeous digital images, I fell in love with the roses name Valentine #12 and knew they would look beautiful on my layout {click here if you wish to purchase}.
 Supplies: Digi Image Valentine #12 by Fitztown, Kaisercraft patterned paper & stamps, Heartfelt sentiment stamp, VersaFine black ink pad, Tim Hotlz distress ink pad, Micia ink pad, Carla Craft punch, Sunlit punch, watercolor, twine, gauze, texture paste, gesso, drywall tape, black gel pen, my trusty sewing machine, blooms  and lace from my stash
I used watercolor for the digital images. I'm really a big fan of roses! Some three years ago I purchased a pot of yellow roses and gave to my Mother who adores roses too.
My choice of colors was inspired from a moodboard from Scrap Around The World. I love the shades of green, such dramatic earth colors, the yellow flower in the girl's hair and the tranquility of each picture to create a dreamy layout for my little girl's album. 
I knew I needed a sketch to work it out so when I found a sketch by Denise at Scrap Africa, I couldn't resist the temptation to combine both challenges.
Some more close-up photos:
 I sparkled up the blooms with gesso and tucked in gauze.
 I enjoyed fuzzy cut the printed digital images with precision knife then applied watercolor and put under the sun for super quick dry.
A quick and short but meaningful journaling from mother to daughter :)
Oh! I must share this story when my sister Lili, our children and I went shopping at The Pavillion in Kuala Lumpur last November. We spent {{{maybe}}} an hour at Daiso; too many stuff at MYR5 each and very crowded as well. I can't stand the crowd but took my time eyeing for something I may not get at my place. From row to row I looked up and down, left to right and my eyes narrowed down to a roll of brown paper twine! It's not what I was after but pretty much an intention! You see, the day before while relaxing on a couch in Lili's living room, I borrowed her Japanese craft book and 'read' it front to back.....oh yes in Japanese but I only understand the step by step photos. I saw how lovely a wreath made with brown twine adorned with little pink roses. That's why I bought the twine and Lili asked me, "...that is what you bought?" I smile nodedly. Ha, now she can read my answer {smile}. And last month while visiting my in-laws in the capital city, I found Daiso! I am so thrilled they have opened up a new branch near my place now. {So thankful}!

I am glad you stop by today and thanking you so much for visiting me. I shall be back soon and meanwhile, happy creating and don't forget to submit your creations to TTCRD blog by February 9.
And a few more challenges I entered:
1. Digi Sketch : Any Sketch & For The Girls
2. Imagination-Crafts : Always Anything Goes
3. Scrapbook Stamp Society : Anything Goes + Option Thinking Of You/Valentine 

Until I see you again. Have a nice week.

Hugs and smiles,


  1. Beautiful layout. I love the layers and pieces of lace peaking out. Also the layered look on your heart - adorable. The round twine frame, the colours and that gorgeous cluster of blooms. Simply amazing! Thank you for sharing with us at Scrap Africa.

  2. What a beautiful layout with so many gorgeous techniques! Thank you for joining the SATW challenge!

  3. Asmah - this is absolutely stunning!
    (hugs) Cara

  4. Asmah this is stunning I love it.

    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  5. Stunning layout! Love the hearts and the gorgeous flowers! Adorable photo! All the best from SATW! :)

  6. WOW Asmah,this is so elegant card!
    Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  7. Stunning page! I love your colour combo and take on our Challenge. Thanks for playing at Scrap Africa :)

  8. Gorgeous layout! I love the colors and all details! Thank you for joining at SATW!

  9. Wow !! This is absolutely stunning !! Thank you for playing at SATW :)
    Lydie Denis

  10. So lovely! I love the texture and all those flowers! Thank you for joining at SATW!

  11. OMG!! Such a Beautiful Layout!!!!
    Love the layers, flowers, all the details!
    Thanks for playing with us at Scrap Africa!

  12. Oh wow this is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Digi Sketch Challenge.

    Kelly x

  13. Wow Asmah...this is absolutely beautiful and stunning! So love everything about your page and the twine is just fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

  14. Wow, wow, wow!! This is absolutely STUNNING! I love all of the flowers! Thank you so much for sharing and playing along with us at Scrap Africa!

  15. It's so beautiful, Love the flourish composition - it's amazing! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa!

  16. stunning!so cute page!!!thanks for playing with us at Scrap Africa!!!

  17. Asmah this is just gorgeous. I love to see your layouts again. The colours and the design just beautiful <3

  18. love how you "fit" your flowers into background! thank you so much for playing along with Scrap Africa!

  19. Congratulations for winning this layout at Scrap Africa. You did a great job.

  20. Absolutely beautiful love the cutie photo and fabulous layout love all the embellishments and texure and great paper twine wreath a great detail
    carol x


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