Sunday, January 26, 2014

Kek Lok Si

Hello people! Sorry I didn't post any new layout last week, I was lazy and didn't get any new layout done until these few days. So here we are, my first 12x12 layout for 2014! 

I've used the January Week 3 sketch from Let's Get Sketchy as my foundation, though I've changed a couple of things to better suit my layout. I don't always join layout sketch challenge, but this year I am going to challenge myself to join as much challenges as I can. This way I can make sure I will have 'constant output' for my layouts and blog posts, and maybe a chance to win some goodies or get featured at other blogs. Killing few birds with one stone. *wink*

So back to this layout. These photos were taken back in 2010, a few days road trip I had with my parents after my internship. We seldom travel together, so these are the few rare occasions that I wanted to record through my scrapbooking. Honestly I think they probably don't even remember this trip. Well, luckily I borrowed a camera from my sis at that time and managed to snap a few photos throughout the trip.

This was one of the places we went, Kek Lok Si, a temple located in Penang. The temple has these stone carved zodiacs around their garden and we took pictures with our zodiac sign. Both my parents were born in the year of Tiger, and I am a Dragon year baby. 

I wanted to use up that patterned vellum that I bought few years ago, and it does look nice with the background. Then I picked the color scheme for this layout from the vellum, pink/red with turquoise/aqua. The embossed cardstock that I chose is a darker shade of turquoise and I placed another piece of vellum on top to soften it.

There is a square photo in the sketch but I only have 2 photos for this layout, so I cheated a bit and picked the 3x3 photo overlay and backed it with a vintage looking camera from Red River Gorge Cut Out as substitute for that element. 

Buttons, I have not used them in ages!

Supplies (Papers)
  • Horizon Line & Vellum by Studio Calico
  • Love You Madly Collection 8" Paper Pack by Glitz
  • Patterned Printed Vellum
  • Embossed Cardstock
  • Red River Gorge Cut Out by Studio Calico
Supplies (Letters)
  • Letter Stickers by local bookstore
  • Honey Sticky Keys by October Afternoon
Supplies (Embellies)

This is my first layout in 2014, and my first challenge entry at Let's Get Sketchy, any comments are appreciated!

Have a lovely Sunday!


  1. Cute LO! Thanks for joining us @ LGS.

  2. Great photos and take on the sketch. The good thing about photos is they jog the memory of the things we forget!. Thanks for playing along with us at LGS

  3. super photos.. great accents and fab take on the LGS sketch

  4. wonderful page, love your colors here too!!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with LGS!!!!

  5. Fantastic photos on this gorgeous LO. Thank you for joining us over at LGS :)

  6. What a lovely job you did on your layout! Such pretty product choices. I love the vellum! Nice job using the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Get Sketchy!

  7. Wonderful take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  8. Great take on the sketch, thanks for joining us at LGS

  9. What a beautiful layout. I love the soft colors. Great take on the sketch and thank you so much for joining us at LGS!

  10. Lovely page. Thanks for playing at LGS.

  11. love the details. Thanks for joining us at LGS

  12. Wonderful page! thanks for joining us at Lets Get Sketchy!

  13. Your layout is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at LGS!