A 2nd "Pearly" Layout and 2 cards

The following projects were made using Studio Calico's "Iconic" Kit.

This layout could also pass for this month's Kaya challenge but I already submitted one so I guess I'll just post it here. Anyway, it took a while for me to complete this layout because I struggled with the elements - like those yellow vinyl Thickers. I had to distress them a bit with chalk ink to mute the brightness of the color. Arggh...I really hate the viny Thickers! The adhesive is so gooey and they don't stick well. If I try to remove them, they leave a mark behind.

I added the pearls to the butterfly transparency (Heidi Swapp) for added texture and dimension. Oh, and those stamps are the cutest! I adhered the frame with foam dots to make it pop on the page.

The strip of paper that says "Soda Water" is actually a patterned paper from Jenni Bowlin. I just cut a one-inch strip, distressed it and pleated a few inches. The phone book page which I tore was really fragile. Not sure if it's acid-free since it is already falling apart. I used it anyway. LOL!

I made this card for a friend's baby shower. The train and giraffes were cut using the Animal Crackers cartridge of Slice.

The next card is for my dad on Father's Day. I used the stamp from the Iconic Kit.

The stamped image is actually adhered on the inside page of the card. I just punched a semi-circle on the cover.

The message explains why I used the guy holding an umbrella. :D

And this is the envelop. I love the colors!

Thanks for looking!


Mia Castrillo said...

Love your layouts, Alby! Your eye for detail is amazing! Love how you put each and every embellishment on the page and making them complement each other. Galing! :D

Alby said...

Thanks Mia! I'm really trying to maximize my kit so I use as much of the available elements as possible. :D

Maybelle said...

Beautiful layout as usual, Alby! Love your cards also. Hmmm... after seeing your work, I'm now seriously thinking about the slice. ho-ho-ho.... arrrrghhhh!!!

Liza said...

Wow Alby! I really love how you churn out those travel layouts! I am envious, really! Until now, I have yet to sit down and create for any of our trips in the past 4 years. And I really love the way you placed those embellies together. BTW, love the butterfly!

Alby said...

Thanks Maybs and Liza!

Maybs, I'm really enjoying the Slice. Sige na! Go!

Liza, been procrastinating nga. Have tons of untouched photos that need to be resized, posted and/or printed. Kaya ayan, paisa-isa. Dapat gawa ako mini album. The toughest part is always picking the photos to print. :D

Cookie Aguilar said...

wow Alby!!! love your pages pati cards ganda!!! naku i really wish maka scrap pa tayo together soon!!!

ems said...

Very nice!!! Love the cards too!

Jeff and Pia said...

Super duper love ko to Alby! I can take a look at this layout all night! I'm amazed at how you put all of these little details together. I'm loving the color combo too ... I want those yellow embeliies (hirap maghanap ng ganyang yellow hehehe). And syempre love that picture, great shot!

bjay said...

love how your "salpak" abilities come out looking this way! galing! kung ako? naku, magmukhang ewan ang LO for sure :)


Alby said...

Cookie, Ems, Pia, Bjay - thanks! You made me smile today.

Bjay, I didn't realize I have salpak abilities. Haha!

Lymatry said...

wonderful !!