Sunday, November 01, 2015

Thankful @ Scrap Africa

{My DT work for Scrap Africa}

Hi everyone! Here's sharing my last layout for the day, a scrapbook page designed as part of my dt work for Scrap Africa. A new sketch is up and the design team has came up with spectacular inspirations for you. Go here and have a see.

I made this layout for my eldest girl's keepsake. All the while I scrap her little sister and she complains that her pages can be counted with fingers yet her little sister's pages are countless {lol}
Here's the sketch by Denise, isn't it gorgeous? I did my best to follow the sketch as close as possible and so I used Kaisercraft 'Base Coat' paper collection. This is the first time I used such background paper design. I'm more of a brick lover but I also love plank of woods. You bet I won't hoard the paper collection no more {teeheehee}.
Some up-close pictures:
 The one thing I was unable to achieve is the film strip so I replaced it with a rectangle kraft cardstock and tucked in punched strip underneath for dimension. I adhered Kaisercraft die cuts quotes so my big girl will understand what life is all about {smile}. 'Alyaa left home for boarding school two years ago at age 13. She only comes home once a month and during school break. When the entire family reunite, we will go places and some time back in August we visited a park with horses around. This friendly horse didn't mind us around him. It's never easy to photograph one with animal but I was fortunate to come out with this tight and sharp shot which I don't even have to zoom in at photo editor except changing it to black and white since I run out of ink color to print {brrr}. Then again I must say this is my best photography so far {big grin ~ hehe}.
 If you are regular visitor you probably know by now that I love to make paper flowers. Sometimes I make them in leisure hours for future use (like the big blue rose above) and sometimes I make there and then when I need to create flower cluster. Thus out come all paper scraps, punches even Sizzix making super quick flowers like those little blue ones.
 I love the new leaf bliss stencil by STAMPlorations. The black leaves are from a very thin wood bookmark which can be cut out for decoration. I have also punched few more leaves for interest.
The colors used on my page are inspired from Scrapkopilka mood board. Without doubt the picture of the girl and the horse in the mood board becomes my main factor to use my photograph of 'Alyaa and the friendly horse. I am also attracted to the blue flowers, hence the handmade paper roses. The designed paper resemble the wood in the mood board and I splattered yellow paint for extra interest besides artsy style.
I hope you have enjoyed reading my post this time. I look forward to see your creations at Scrap Africa by mid-November. See you when I see you. Take care

 Hugs and smiles,


  1. Beautiful photo surrounded by so many wonderful embellishments! Love all the blossoms and leaves! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Nice layout. Lovely embellishments.

  3. This is beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration and your lovely comment on my blog! :-)

  4. Love the layout, the gorgeous photo and the colours. Great take on the challenges. Beautiful details with the rose and leaves and the stencil ones. Thank you so much for your kind and generous comments on my blog x

  5. Wow so beautiful Asmah. Just adore the earthy tones with touches of blue.
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