Saturday, September 28, 2013

Antiquary. The layouts.

I made 11 layouts for this reveal and loving every single one of them. :) Subscribers can shop now through the presale link, the rest of you can do so 12 hours later

I got 

  1. Antiquary Scrapbook Main Kit
  2. Antiquary PL Main Kit
  3. Add on #2 - Vienna
  4. Add on #3 - Rome
  5. Pl Add On - Dublin
  6. Stamp Add On - Edinburgh
I also got myself some hemptique thread and as usual, more white cardstock and more grid paper to play with. I also used quite a bit of the digital elements on my layouts this month. Learning to really love hybrid scrapbooking here. :) If you can, give hybrid scrapbooking a try. It's so fun!


everyday02 closeup

I used my Cameo sketch pen instead of the blade on the cameo and sketched the title everyday flipped horizontally onto the back of the cardstock, then I pierced the stitching holes(still working on the back of the cardstock here).
Flipping the cardstock over, i used the pierced outline as a guide to apply watercolor inside the line. When that is done, I let it dry and stitched the title and build the page.
Love how the camera patterned paper is showcased here in the grid design. Can't get enough of the perforated word strips! The clothes pin added some bulk to the page but that's okay because I plan to have this layout framed and displayed somewhere in the house :)
a moment captured
a moment captured closeup
Four years on and this is still one of my favorite photo of us. :) The camera charm from PL kit is so perfect for this page. Those little bit of machine stitching makes my heart happy. We're learning to be nice to each other - my sewing machine and I :)
I die cut the 'I love you' and 'Hugs' - they're actually arrows with welded words on them, I snipped off the arrows and slipped them underneath the edge of the main rectangular part of the layout. LOVE how that look.
And the colors! the colors here. . . *sigh* I am in total love.
today you
today you closeup
I wanted to journal about what is different today compared to when this photo was taken (2008). But the journaling is private so they're on the back of the layout.
Which is why I get to make use of the whole of the front of the layout for design purposes. I like how the red title provided a nice contrast to the page. That was just a white SC grid paper which I recolored with my red ink pad. It may look like the title was cut from a glittery paper but that was actually the parts that didn't get as much ink as the rest.
The camera paper clip is too cute to be hidden in my opinion, so I attached it with a few dabs of glossy accents instead.
happy closeup
Smitten with the camera paper as you can see! I spent quite sometime loving on it with my scissors. :D I love it as it is, but wanted some dimension to my layout, so I hand cut every singe camera and make my own background paper. :)
Then I added some Yellow Hemptique thread and die cut the title using the digital stamp from the Card kit.
august closeup
A layout about me for August this year! Love using the digital stamps to create layered look before I print out the journaling and calendar stamp onto the white cardstock.
Just some random stuff that was happening - sort of a month in review layout. I totally can see myself doing this kind of layout again.
wonderful girls
wonderful girls closeup
oh look at those faces! they frustrate me sometimes, but overall, they're really wonderful kids. I'm so blessed to have them!
I stamped the yellow hearts digitally using the card kit digital stamp, then stitched straight teal lines to create one side of my layout. I adore how that looks and certainly easier than trying to stamp those hearts in straight lines too.
I also used 'check one' digital stamp on the label before recoloring it digitally and printing it out.
The title was cut on white cardstock and recolored with black ink pad. Butterfly was cut on grid paper and recolored with teal ink pad. I'm in my 'coloring with ink pad phase' right now. LOL
hey you 23
hey you 23 closeup
46 and 13 this year. How time flies. They share the same birthday and she's his best birthday present. Ever. :D
Did simple layering here with the tag, label, wood veneer and die cut. I feel that is enough and complement the modern font (Copperplate) well. That triangle paper - I need more of it! :D I can't seem to stop using it on layouts after layouts!
The teal frame was originally light blue (in the main kit) but I recolored it with my teal ink pad. ;)
happy documented
happy documented closeup
First day in Seoul. We were so happy and when we saw the cart full of strawberries, i think we were the happiest on that street. Haha! They don't sell strawberries by the street in Singapore! :P
Loving how beautiful the colors of the paper when they're put together like this. :)
I stitched the chevron with gold thread. I think I'm addicted to gold thread now. HELP! :) Kidding. I don't need help. I love gold thread and not afraid to show it or use it on every layout. LOL.
lovely sunset
lovely sunset closeup
Another layout showcasing the digital stamp from Vienna add on.
White cardstock was cut into sections and machine stitched onto the background. 'Lovely' looks so pretty printed in pink. The triangles and perforated word strips made it easy to complete this layout.
important closeup
Can't forget about my beloved circles! :) The stamp add on works perfect for this layout. I love the solid circular stamp as a background to the 'phrases'. Put together like that, they look very cute!
love and dream
love and dream closeup
My beautiful sister on her engagement day - it was a family affair. The boy's family came over to ask for her hand in marriage from my parents then we had a little party. Family, good food and good friends, it was perfect.
I like how this layout is layered but still maintains the airy and light feel to it. I cut some frames on white cardstock with my cameo and build the page from there with some random sized circles.
Added some hand stitching to emphasize some of the circles and die cut the title from the DL paper that I adore so much.

Thank you so much for looking! I hope to see you again soon! :)



Scrapthat said...

Always beautiful work Sasha! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Your layouts are amazing, filled with so much attention to detail! I can look at them multiple times and see something different each time!

Coochies & All said...

Loving all the layouts here Sasha - I'm a big fan of your work which never fails to amaze me. I dropped you a note on fb some months back, hope you have received it. Just wanted to say hi. :)

elaine t

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* you are amazing!! These are gorgeous! I love love love love the colors and loveeeeeee the stitching!!!!

Haberdawoman said...

You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful work!!! You inspired me to be creative today so as soon as we are done tackling our 500 things on our list I will do a layout!Keep inspiring us :)

Alexandra Boehnke said...

I really love your layouts! A lots of great details and stitching - amazing!

Suz said...

Love your gallery this month Sasha! You know I always love your stitching girl! naming your typewriters? Novel and cool idea too! Yo have me thinking about what I should name mine. LOL TFS! Happy Sat (or Sun) to you!

Kimber-Leigh said...

these are lovely sasha! i love the stitching and oh, the journaling over the subjects in "what i love the most" is fabulous!!!

young said...

Lovely layouts! Especially love the first one!

MelB said...

Your layouts are amazing Sasha! I just love your gallery, so very inspiring.

Diana Waite said...

you are seriously my scrappy ROCKSTAR friend!

Inga said...

Dear Sasha,

I would like to pick your layout "lovely sunset" as inspiration for our jumpstart challenge over at Scrapbooktreff in Germany.
Would you give me permission to show the image of the layout there? Of course you'll get proper credits with links to your blog and blogpost as well.

Thanks for your answer!