Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Trendy Leaves 2 @ STAMPlorations

{My DT work for STAMPlorations}


Yes, you heard right. STAMPlorations welcome you to join our blog hop, leave comments and let's hope this magnificent new Trendy Leaves stamp set will be yours!
Can you spot the leaves on my layout?
I stamped some leaves using Versafine onyx black ink pad on white watercolor paper. Spent happy moment fussy cut the leaves to tuck them underneath each other as well as paper layers.
 I love that beautiful black maple leaf with musical notes on it. I think it looks perfect underneath the purple flower {my middle daughter made it for me many moons ago and finally I decided to use it}.
 Heaps of layering here {lol}. I was looking for something in the drawer at my daughter's study table and saw a strip of white netting. I wonder what on earth she was doing behind my back {sniff, sniff...very fishy, haha}. There's finished green food coloring bottle and white tissue serviette turns green; even bits of the white netting was also green!! I cleared the drawer, threw away the bottle, sticky tissue and cut off some of the white netting and's given a proper place on this layout rather than sitting in the dark drawer for how long I don't know! My middle girl is still having finale primary school exam until Thursday afternoon so I haven't asked her what sort of project she was doing behind my back.
{She always have science projects; slime was one of them early this year and the whole house stinks when she did the science project for homework, lol}.   
Confession to make: This photo of my girls {left is Anis with her non-stop science projects and her eldest sister 'Alyaa at the park} was printed last year but I was not pleased with it because it was meant to be black and white. Unfortunately the ink was dying so the printer gave me this purplish photo. At the time I was unsure what to do with it so off it went to live in the box-of-things-to-do-project until I dig it out again for this layout. I did have hard time picking patterned papers to suit the photo though. I placed it on some green patterned papers, pulled out more rustic designed papers to see if it balance, even on a wood one too but in the end I figured some sort of monochrome would do the trick.
Yes, I'm happy with this page at last.
{Took one whole day to complete in different sittings, half day alone on paper selection, seriously!}. 

And more up-close shots:
As always I needed a sketch to kick start work on my layout. This fab sketch from Scrap Club inspired me to keep going {smile}:
And also the Home & Scrapped Stash Buster challenge:
I hope my layout gives you some inspirations and hopefully you have enjoyed hopping.
All the best to you and I sincerely hope this new stamp set prize will be yours!

More information on the stamp set, please click hereUntil September 13, this set is available at 10% off.
Coordinating dies is available here.

That's it for today. Thank you for hopping and stay cool.

Hugs and smiles,


  1. Amazing layout with so much details ...
    many to look *smile
    CU hellerlittle

  2. lovely project! all the time spent on the flowers and leaves paid off!


  3. Gorgeous layout with beautiful textures and dimension! Love the new stamp set, Trendy Leaves 2! Such beautiful designs!

  4. Such a beautiful Mixed Media layout... I love the layers of papers and clusters of embellishments. Very inspiring!

  5. Bob Ross always said there are no mistakes, just happy accidents.
    I think you had a happy accident with the purple picture.
    Beautiful layout. I love how it is divided into two
    section. The girls are darling.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. Wooww Love your layout and so great using the leaves...I love purple and all is on your layout..bagus sekali Asmah
    salam dari teman Indonesia

  7. Wow! So much detail in your amazing layout!

  8. Amazing project. Love all the details.
    Valerija xx

  9. This is such a beautiful layout. I love all of your details and elements. TFS

  10. Your purple photo was waiting for your lovely pretty x

  11. Fantastic project. You made the leaves look so elegant.

  12. Wow. Such subtle colours for such a stunning effect. Wow. Hugz

  13. That is one of my favorite colors and the project looks stunning.

  14. Oh my, this layout is a work of art. LOVE all the shabby shick layering and the colors are just out of this world GORGEOUS. Thanks so much for sharing this with us:)

  15. Awesome layout. I just love the story that led to the creation of this layout. Awesome layering and great use of the leaves. Something to consider should I win the Leaves set. Purple photo!!!!

  16. Wow! Your layout is absolutely STUNNING!! Sooooo pretty!

  17. Asmah, this layout is stunning! So beautiful in purple. I love that you made the leaves white.

  18. Your layout is absolutely stunning and so full of amazing details! Purple is my fave color, so I'm really drawn in to the details of your design. Very creative and thanks for sharing! :)

  19. Wow. Wow. Wow. Stunning layout. All those layers are simply divine.

  20. OMG many gorgeous, elegant and shabby chic layers for your beautiful scrapbook page. Your girls I would think must have been thrilled to see their sweet photo amongst all your treasures (and your middle daughters) :-) TFS Hugs, nancy P.S. I did see the Trendy Leaves 2.

  21. Wow! Wonderful layout!
    Thank you from the Kiev scrap club.


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