Saturday, December 19, 2009

MME's Challenge

I loved this My Mind's Eye challenge cos I got to stick flowers everywhere!! Heh heh heh! I got so busy sticking flowers, I had no time to post this until now. Here's the sketch and flowery LO!
MME Sketch


I cut out flowers from the Bloom & Grow collection and used a Breaking Free collection paper as the frame. I first propped up the frame using really thick, unbleached (it's acid free if its unbleached) cardboard.

Then I crushed up the backgound paper (Signature Collection) and used that as a 3D effect for the photo. All background papers are from the old Signature Collection range that I still had. (I loved it soooo much!!)

Then I cut out the flowers and propped them up, again using unbleached cardboard, large glue dots, small, medium and large foam dots. The various sizes creates the different layers and makes the flowers look like they're in motion.

I curled the edges of the flowers and leaves from the outside in, instead of from inside out in the usual way. This makes the flowers curl gently. Finally, I layered the flowers over each other and under the frame.

The title "LOOK" has a special meaning. Brianna was holding a little flower in her hand and staring very hard at it. At the moment that the photo was snapped, she said, "Look!" It was the 1st time she said that word and coincidentally I snapped the photo at that time. It was one of those serendipity moments and I knew I had to scrap this in a most special way!!


sollie said...

OMG, it must have been a huge work to cut those flowers. Amazing layout!
xxx, Isolde

Anonymous said...

Nice blog. I love seeing how illustrators use their own set! And I love seeing such out of the ordinary ideas! Love this

Flowers said...

Nice blog. I love seeing how illustrators use their own set! And I love seeing such out of the ordinary ideas! Love this. Keep on posting.

Yin said...

Nice nice flower cut outs Shirley, you put so much work into cutting out the flowers. Really soothing feel to your this LO, i love it!!

Here's a Merry merry christmas to you & your family, and keep those LO coming ya!


eMeLiNe Seet said...

wow shirley i admire your patience and effort in cutting up those flowers ! :) some neat design here! have a berry merry Christmas !!

Rene' Sharp said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, really appreciate it! Love your lo, it's beautiful!

LG said...

Love your take to the sketch!

This has been a busy Christmas season and I apologize for not being able to greet you last Christmas. But its better late than never right? Hihihi

Merry Christmas to you and your family and I hope you had a wonderful time together. Thank you for always dropping by at my blog, for all your support and inspiration. Everything is very much appreciated.

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