Monday, July 1, 2013

Valley High. The Layouts.

  • We're finally home after our KL trip. Kids are finally back in school. Yay for routine! Heehee!! I'm slowly posting photos on Instagram - check them out if you're interested! We basically ate our way in KL during the six days stay. LOL. No surprise there, I drove up armed with a list of places to try! :) My kind of vacation, I say!
  • Today, I'm sharing my Valley High layouts with you. A little bit late considering I've always blogged within 24 hours after the reveal, but I hope enjoyable all the same :)
  • ps : If you like the subtle 'grid' papers I've been using a lot lately, you can find them here :)
this is real
this is real closeup
A layout about me. I love scrapping myself! You should too! 
Lots of colors on this one. I went mist crazy. :D Taxi, Bazinga, Ocean and Garden to name a few :)

Loving the Cork alphabets in the main kit. I think they look amazing against the misted background. Journaling was typed on my Adler Tippa cursive typewriter :)
something good

something good closeup

I'm smitten with the PL Stamp Add on. For real. I used the digital version on this one, traced and cut using my Cameo. (that machine is amazing, I tell you!)
Then I added some stitching in bright colors here and there to add some colors onto the layout.
the places you'll go

the places you'll go closeup

Babies make you feel hopeful, eh? :)
I traced the digital stamp using my cameo (again, just like the above layout), then used the Pink sketch pen instead of the blade on it. I then handstitched the insides of the letters for added texture. I think it turned out very pretty!
this is our story

this is our story closeup
This layout is gonna be the 'opening' layout for a new album where I will store all layouts of us (the kids and I).
I altered the digital stamp a little bit (repeating the 'this is our story' part), traced, and used my sketch pen with the Cameo, then handstitched the insides.
You & Me was stamped traditionally with the stamp set and black versafine ink. Love how crisp and perfect it turned out to be. Black versafine gotta be my favorite ink for stamping. 
hug me

hug me close up

hug me close up2
Hey! Hello! Hug me! Hug me!!
LOL. I swear, I can NOT resist hugging her, holding her close whenever she's around me. She's gonna be one spoilt girl but that's what nieces are for, right? :)
The huge curvy shape was done with my cameo. First, I flip the shape, offset it a little bit and use the sketch pen on the backside of the background paper. Then I delete the offset part, flip the shape again, and exchanged the sketch pen with the blade, and cut the Hello Love paper.
I use the lines drawn using the sketch pen as my guide to pierce the holes for my stitching. Much easier than trying to draw around the curvy shapes with my pencil.



Kimberly Kett said...

Gorgeous Miss Sasha! Love the stitching and the Hug Me layout makes me smile every time I see it!

julie e said...

Your layouts are amazing! I am always blown away by your stitching and these are no exception

Kelly said...

Eeeek!! I LOVE them all!! So perfectly gorgeous Sasha!

Tonya said...

I'm such a HUGE Sasha fan!!!!! L-O-V-E your work!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous and inspiring as always!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are all GORGEOUS Sasha!! I am IN LOVE those CUTE photos on your last one!! That title on it is PERFECT!!!! LOL!!!

Zarah said...

Love these!! Especially the first, I think: because it's about YOU, and - as you know - I adore you.

Michelle Hernandez said...

These are FABULOUS! Sasha!!! I love that circle p e- it looks like a family crest. I can hardly believe you made these all while on vacation- that's talent and focus!! The stitching is stunning and inspiring as always.

Christa said...

Oh I adore all of these layouts! Just amazing and beautiful!!

Diana Waite said...

BEAUTIFUL pages!! I think you need to try and do a video tutorial (if you can) of your sketch and cut technique sounds interesting but I can't seem to invision it! ;) seriously INSPIRING!!

Kim said... are so crazy talented! Your layouts are gorgeous - i would love to see a pic of you doing all that fine, finicky hand stitching on some of your work...heeheehee! Just beautiful! :)

Jessy Christopher said...

Always in awe with your layouts!! Gosh you are just soooooo amazing!

Nirupama said...

Love your layouts, as usual. It is fun seeing all the adorable baby pics of your niece too!!