Monday, October 17, 2011

Sea Waves - Celebrate the Women You Are by Nida

Hi there! It's Nida here and this is my first post for Scrap Yourself. The challenge that I've been given for this week's theme is 'Celebrating the Women You Are'. So, here's my layout presenting the woman that I am and always wanted to be! You can't really see my face but this was me during one of my scuba-diving trips (actually this photo was me snorkelling my way to the boat after completing a dive. I never had an underwater photo taken before! How weird is that!? LOL!).

I've always loved the great outdoor and my favourite is certainly scuba-diving. Underwater, I feel so relaxed and always mesmerised of how great God creations are and how important for us to protect them. I haven't been diving for quite some time now owing to my busy life with my family and also commitment to my job. I do hope someday I would be able to scuba-dive again. This is certainly one of my greatest passion in life!

So, on that note, I have created this layout using some elements that represents the sea, or near the sea. I have actually applied white paint onto the background so that it reminds me of the sea waves. Sometimes, when the weather is rough, it does look like that! LOL! I have that pretty Webster's Pages printed paper (pp) of a lighthouse and fussy cut it and adhered to the layout using 2 layers of cardboard (underneath) just to add dimension. I've also used in this layout, Mariposa pp from DCWV. I've somehow added the linen string, which reminded me of one incident where I had to be pulled up onto the boat by using a rope due to the rough waves! LOL!

The flowers here are from Prima and I have just added some glitter onto the red ones. I've also added that table lamp chipboard sticker by My Mind's Eye for fun. If you notice, I have also used Martha Stewart punch around the page on this layout and also raw chippie from Dusty Attic.


Thanks for looking! Hope you like it!

Nida

12 comments:

Nanette said...

Well done Nida on your first post here. Nice layout with all the sea embellish. Great way to learn more about you

Becca Boriscrapbookera said...

It is gorgeous!

chalesek said...

Oh Nida I love it!! Love the paint strokes and all the fun elements!!

Nida Razali said...

Thanks..was quite nervous being the first post for this season...

Pendra said...

Nida this is so beautiful and very creative!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra

Brenna "ScrapSmith" said...

Really love the linen thread effect!

Kristin said...

Great layout Nida! Love all of it.

Alia said...

Love it! Great unique qualities!

Kim said...

Great layout Nida. Love all the elements.

Reflective Art Studio said...

Nida Love your work.... and The paint... Wonderful addition.

jennaroo said...

WELL DONE, TFS!

lisaplus6 said...

just beautiful... I feel as if I am at the sea just looking at your page!!!