Hello there! This is Sam to share another project of me using the 6x6 paper pad that came with our Pocket Life kit this week. Instead of making a 12x12 traditional layout, I opted for making mini layouts for my Japan trip. Before I start, I just want to say how awesome is Internet and this online community! Most of you may know I came from Malaysia, far far away from US, and what a coincidence that I got to meet one of Citrus Twist DT girl - April Joy in Tokyo! And of course, we has to meet up in one of the largest craft store in Shibuya, Tokyo — Tokyu Hands. It was really a quick and fun meeting-up session with her and another Japanese girl that we got to know form Instagram ;)
So I decided to scrap two mini layouts of our photo and also for the crafty goodness that I lugged all the way back from Tokyo. I decided to use Basic Grey Capture album (yellow and kraft cover) that I got from Citrus Twist Store a while ago (that I have been hoarding and did nothing to it). I didn't like the kraft cover so I started with painting the cover with layers and layers of mint acrylic paint. I only painted twice and the Martha Stewart Satin acrylic paint gives such a great coverage and smooth finishing.
To make my layout, I trim down a piece of white card stock to be fir into the album and also want to make background with Tim Holtz Distress Paints.
I started adding paint strokes to the background (which is my current favourite technique), then add some stickers and embellishment and I am done with a layout within 10 minutes. I didn't want my layout to have a lot of dimension as I worry that the whole album might ends up too bulky when I am done scrapping my 7 days trip. Since I have printed an extra photo of the craft goodies from Japanese dollar store, so I made another layouts using scraps and pieces that I have leftover from making PL pages. And so, I made 2 layouts using all the scrap bits & pieces from the PL kit to make these two mini layouts. I am loving how it looks in my album now!
The blue glitter Thickers are to die for. LoL
And more close-ups for the 2 mini layouts:
Thanks for looking!