Project Life | Week 2 Twenty 12

Project Life | Week 2

Welcome back to Project Life update.

I’ve finally completed my Week 2 and even Week 3 which I’m way behind but I managed to catch up both weeks over the weekend.

And I’m truly excited to show you my spread for Week 2. I used my Clementine core kit and photo pocket pages from Scraplicious (main distributor for Project Life products in South East Asia & Japan) together with my other stash to fill up my Week 2 spread.

This is the left page, filled with lots of bright colors especially reds as my hub and I were out shopping for the Chinese New Year goodies in Chinatown and the nursery. So, the images were all taken at both places. We especially enjoyed ourselves walking along the streets and shops in Chinatown looking for home decorations and snacks.

Here’s the right page where I documented my boy Ethan creating his own art work using a single piece of leaf, some papers and crayons. I photographed the whole process of him creating his art from coloring to cutting and pasting. I love seeing him creating something especially what he learned from a TV program called Mr. Maker on CeeBeeBies, a BBC channel. It’s a very educational channel we always encourage him to watch.

For Week 2, I even have an insert because I’ve taken a whole lot of photos during my visit to Chinatown, the nursery and my home where I put up the decorations and I want to include them into the spread. For the insert, I used Photo Pocket Pages Design G.

For the front page of the insert, I only printed photos and mat them with black cardstock to fill up all the pockets and attached label stickers to name some of the items we purchased from the nursery.

This is the back page of the insert showing all the photos taken at home of the decorations we bought. I only attached a label sticker from October Afternoon on top of the photo pocket page some where in the centre.

So, the insert for Week 2 are highlighting only photos from our outing and at home.

Here’s a close up look on the left page on the top right. I attached the photo on a Scenic Route grid paper and added words sticker from October Afternoon on the bottom left of photo.  I journaled on a journal card from Echo Park Paper Victoria Garden collection and taped across the top with fabric tape and Cosmo Cricket scallop sticker. I stitched around the edge of the grid paper with sewing machine.

In the centre of the left page, I used the blank and journal cards from the Clementine core kit, added my own masking tape, Pink Paislee mini note & label, label sticker from Creative Imagination and Heidi Grace word epoxy. On the left card, I even tied a grey white twine around the top and added My Mind’s Eye brad to secure the twine.

Here are another 2 cards in the centre of the page. For the left pocket, I cut out a journal card from Echo Park Paper Victoria Garden collection (love this so much!), attached a “Celebrate” ticket, masking tape and a number label from Elle’s Studio. For the right pocket, I used a blank journaling card with 2 different masking tapes, attached an October Afternoon tag sticker onto the photo, added a Pink Paislee Soiree teapot to the bottom of the card and finished off with letter stickers from October Afternoon and Provo Craft (I got this years ago). I also added machine sewn stitches randomly on both cards.

Next would be the bottom left pocket of the page. I added a paper from my scraps, photo of a shop in Chinatown selling gorgeous plastic flowers, an Elle’s Studio circle label tucked partially beneath the photo and finally added a Victoria Garden flower sticker on the circle label. Have I told you how much I love Echo Park Paper Victoria Garden collection? *laugh*

And for the last bottom pocket of the page I included a photo of some delicious peanuts we bought from one of the stalls on the street in Chinatown. I added strips of papers from EPP Victoria Garden again and finished off with label stickers from Creative Imagination. The peanuts are really good stuff you know.:D

Next, we’re moving on to the right page. I’m loving this because I get to observe Ethan’s whole process of creating his simple piece of art work!

First photo on the left showing the leaf Ethan picked up from the garden below our apartment. And the 2nd photo is showing him coloring the paper with the leaf’s imprint showing. He actually tucked the leaf under the paper before he started coloring. I only added an October Afternoon label and alphabet stickers and Heidi Grace word epoxy on this pocket.

On the next pocket, the photo is showing Ethan rotating the leaf to get more imprints. Cool! The photo is adhered on my 4″ x 6″ paper from my scraps and I added masking tapes, another grey with white polka dots scrap paper (can’t remember the brand), doily paper, mini shipping tag I bought from Etsy, MME brad, October Afternoon label and tags stickers, GCD Melody Ross journal prompt sticker and I stamped the words “create ART” using October Afternoon alpha stamps.

In the centre pockets, here’s an image of Ethan in action! I used the Clementine journaling cards on both pockets, added October Afternoon and Creative Imagination tag and label stickers, Pink Paislee Daily Junque note card, American Craft Thickers chipboard alphabets and Provo Craft alpha stickers.

Here are the other 2 centre pockets using Clementine journaling cards, with a photo showing Ethan in the process of cutting the leaf imprints, and I added Elle’s Studio label, October Afternoon tag sticker, a ticket and glued a button on top of Cosmo Cricket sticker. Stitches are sewn randomly on the both cards too.

On the bottom left pocket I printed a 4″ x 6″ photo of Ethan with borders. He was putting up the leaf imprints on his bedroom door. Whenever he creates something new he will always stick them on his door. It’s like an art wall for him to display what he created. I only added a Cosmo Cricket sticker and Heidi Grace word epoxy at the bottom of the photo.

Here’s the last pocket of the page with the leaf imprints created by Ethan. Simple and yet refreshing to me! I love it! And I also added a Cosmo Cricket sticker and Heidi Grace word epoxy on the photo. Photo is mat on a grid paper from my scraps (I think the paper is from Scenic Route if I’m correct).

Let’s take a look at Week 2 with the insert between 2 pages.

Phew! This is one long post and I hope you’re not falling asleep on me. *laugh* I think I need to cut down on my words on my next updates before everyone falls asleep.;)

I have also completed my Week 3 pages but I’ll leave that for another day or two to post. I need time to enjoy my Week 2 spread first.:D

Oh, here’s a peek at what I did to conclude my January’s Project Life, which will be inserted into Week 4 filled with lots of yummy Instagram photos which I compiled into a 8.5″ x 11″ page. And I’m going to share with you some tips how I made the collage too.:)

Thanks for dropping by again and for all your lovely messages!

Hope you’re having a good weekend.

Da!

  • Jackie O.January 30, 2012 - 4:05 am

    Just lovely as usual Leena. I do miss the hustle and bustle just before CNY. Seeing your pics on PL brings back good old memories. I see that Ethan is just as creative as you are!

  • SteffiJanuary 30, 2012 - 10:06 pm

    I love the way you´re doing the Project Life! Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

  • cfJanuary 30, 2012 - 11:54 pm

    Nice!!!

  • Chok KeunJanuary 31, 2012 - 1:08 pm

    These are gorgeous, esp heart the create page on your son’s creation and also the conclusion page for January’s Project Life, filled with Instagram photos which u compiled into a 8.5″ x 11″ page. Would definitely love some tips from you!

  • HeikeFebruary 3, 2012 - 1:36 am

    Dear Leena, this is so lovely! And Ethan is an artist as well! He’s definitely your son:-)

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