Monday, October 1, 2012

Muthi Mae Duniya ( World in my First) CMS Challenge #13

When I saw the colors for Challenge #13, I loved them! I knew I would be using them for a beachy layout! This is what I came up with using the Challenge colors as inspiration.

Checkout the color combo this challenge is based on! I think it can be used for a fall layout as well or a black and white photograph would work too!

I had this photo shoot planned out. I wanted all of us to wear white and beige and do a photo shoot during our cape cod vacation! Cape Cod was so beautiful! Lovely beaches!White Sand! So relaxing and fun! A much needed vacation:) . Not surprising the best photo of the whole shoot was the most unplanned one. So cool that Sid caught this on Camera! I love it! Pure innocence! Feel of sand slipping through your fingers, trying to close your fist as tight as possible. Watching it with such innocence. Wish time would stop...

I had this title in my mind from the beginning of the layout. I was trying to get a good translation for it and do the title in english. I almost went with ' To see a world in a grain of sand' ( From a poem by William Blake). But then, Sid was like why don't you just do the title in hindi. I found the font Shusha and also a keyboard help file to go with it. It took me 2 hours to figure it out! I love the end result though! The title translates to 'the world in my fist'. I added that to the layout as well.  I don't think Anurag is going to be able to read hindi when he grows up. Maybe we will teach him, we will see!  I didn't glue the whole title down, a little glue and some staples and left it like that. It adds some dimension.

I added the Globe stamp and embossed it with white zing. I thought the camera looked empty with holes, so added the stars in the center. 

I used 'Samarkan' font from dafont to do the english translation. It looks so pretty!! It is a very commonly used hinglish font:-) I am going sequin crazy! I picked up some more sequins in a bigger size. Its crazy they had such little sequins in it! I think I am going to pick up those 4 oz bags next time I go, in different sizes and shapes. I think it looks really cool on a layout. Just enough shine! 'You are my Sunshine' was a printable from the pop off the page class by SC. I added twine on the photo, just for a little color and kind of tying it all together.

I used Gold Shine spray by Heidi Swapp on the leaves. The leaves were also a cut file from the SC class. I yellow paper is handmade . It is from India. I love the vellum script paper from hobby lobby. I added a doily by wilton to make the layout softer. I added the woodgrain paper by Miss Caroline to go with the fence. The colors are so nice on the woodgrain. 

I had absolute fun making this layout. The colors worked perfectly with my picture. I used a 6 by 8 photograph. Using a enlarged picture is so fun! I have entered this layout in Fall'n for Flair Contest at Paper Issues Blog and also in Layout Love Linky at Purplemailbox blog.

The prize this month is another mystery bag! Please visit Color Me Scrappy to see what the other designers created using this fornight's color pallete as inspiration! The deadline for Challenge #13 is
October 14, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST. What are you waiting for? Come play along with us! We can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for visiting me today! Please leave a link to your blog so I can visit you too and leave some love! 


Patterned Paper: Amy Tan 'Ready Set Go', Miss Caroline's Dilly Daily, DCWV Neapolitan, Vellum Script from HL, Yellow Handmade paper from India
Embellishments: SC Wood Veneers, Baker's Twine, Wilton's Doily, Sequins, Button from A Flair for Buttons, Cut files by SC, Stickers from Stash.
Tools: Fiskars Trimmer, Cameo, Tim Holtz Stapler, TH Heat Gun, ATG Glue Gun
Ink and Stamps: Memento Black, Amy Tan Globe Stamp, Gold Color Shine by Heidi Swapp
Pen: AC precision Black
Printer: Canon Pro 9000 Mark II


Cindy deRosier said...

It's GORGEOUS! The photo is great and I love the way you scrapped it. I love that you kept the title in Hindi. It's both eye-catching and meaningful.

Nirupama said...

So cute Viji! The level of detail is amazing. Love the title work too. The addition of Hindi and hinglish is so special.

soapHOUSEmama said...

What a gorgeous layout! The layers and title work are beyond amazing!!! Thanks for linking up with Purple Mailbox :)

Maria said...

Love how you used your language for the title. Really looks awesome!

Mamatha said...

very pretty!