Sunday, April 28, 2013

Planetarium. The Layouts.

this guy

this guy closeup

this guy closeup2

Love love love the colors in the main kit this month! So sweet and happy! I used my favorite element - circles! are you surprised? LOL.
Can't get enough of circles. I love layering them up like that, adding bits and pieces, here and there. That anchor flair was my starting point for this layout :)

ordinary days
ordinary days closeup
ordinary days closeup2
I'm sure you have seen the youtube video of Katrina Kenison and her Ordinary Days. Her words spoke to me, like it's meant for me you see, so I really want to document that.
Played with watercolors on this layout. Once I'm happy with what I have, I let it dry and then typed out the quote. I stitched the letter R when I realize that I ran out, but still wanting to use that particular set of alphas for this layout.

be happy
be happy closeup
I really love the stamp in Orion. *sigh* I decided to use one of our latest family photo taken enroute to Singapore from Seoul last month.
I wanted to use the cork chevron on the layout, but I feel like I need them to be 'anchored' to something - so I handstitched the diagonal lines and then my life is complete. LOL. (or I'm just so addicted to stitching, maybe? LOL)

fear closeup
I adore the wood veneer sheet! I can't bear to cut it up more than I should, but since I scrap 8.5 x 11, I still have some left to play with, so I ran it through my big shot to get the two butterflies.
I used my typewriter for the journaling - works perfectly. And oh, as you can see, I hand-stitched on the wood background too. I love how versatile the wood veneer sheet is!
you are so very loved
you are so very loved closeup
you are so very loved closeup2
You are so very loved was traced from one of the card in PL kit. I used the card as a guide to pierce the stitching holes - can't help it, as I love the swirly handwriting so so much :)
I still have the card - I can see myself using it to stitch a couple more times for other layouts. Why waste a good template eh? :)
smile big
smile big closeup
I used the V pattern mask as a stamp here, with White Mister Huey as my 'ink'. I love the 'barely there' look I got and decided to play with the watercolors! While the white mist is still wet, I just dipped a little color onto it and let it spread and blend. The pastel marbled effect is so pretty! :)
fly happy
fly happy closeup

Totally a 'what was i thinking' moment. LOL. That was what I thought when I see Neha being so high up in the sky! That was the only time the girls got to go parasailing, maybe that one time experience sobered mommy up. LOL.
I love that anchor. In love with that anchor more like it! Glad I waited to scrap these photos until now :) Some sort of symbolism since I didn't capture the boat that was pulling Neha + the parachute :)
I made my own background for this layout, using the circle stamp in Big Dipper. I randomly stamped the circle with versamark and embossed them in white before adding the mist. I spray the mist onto my kraft skeet and very lightly put my white cardstock facedown, making sure some parts stay white for the marbled effect. It's a gamble every time, but I love how no two pieces can ever be the same using this technique. Once I'm happy with the background, I gave the embossed parts a good wipe with some tissues.
Thank you for looking!!


Lal said...

OH. MY! Why must all your LOs be SOOOO amazing!! SIGH!! LOOOVE them all! :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful, as always. I so love the bright colors you use, and the stiched 'R' in the ORDINARY is brilliant. <3.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous!!! Loving all that stitching!!!

Maria Asmus said...

Totally in love with your projects - again!! :D

Kelly said...

Totally AMAZING pages Sasha. Love them all!

Mandalika said...

Love your sneaks as always, especially the first one. I think it is just beautiful.

NinaSt said...

Every month your gallery is the first I look at. Your layouts are always so bright and colorful, your stitching is always gorgeous. I just love your style!

cissi said...

Amazing and beautiful layouts that I think I have to LIFT.

Alexandra Boehnke said...

Great layouts! I love the different styles and so many colors! Love it!

Funky Finds said...

Your layouts are AMAZING! You inspire me so much!!! The stitching is so terrific...thank you for sharing your talents with us! ~ Jessica D.

debbie said...

I have never seen your "work". I am AMAZED! I LOVE IT! You have inspired me to play with my stamps, masks, paint, stitching....Such beautiful, meaningful layouts!

Marhamah Cyrus said...

l♥ving your awesome layouts!!!

Candi Billman said...


Diana Waite said...

oh my SUPER eye candy my friend--just GORGEOUS!!!!

Jenny said...

you are ridiculously crazily talented. the end.

Tara Elias said...

Absolutely adore!!

Michelle Hernandez said...

I agree with Jenny 100%. These are stupendous!!!! pinning all of them!

Wati Khames said...

Astoundingly inspirational !

Kimberly said...

Absolutely STUNNING...each and every one! xx Love ya girl! :)

Esma said...

Chevrons are famous nowadays :)

Abiye said...

The informations are so lovely and so usefull so thank you very much. Be sure i will use all of them keeping in my mind.Have a goog luck.