Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ikat Is Not an Apple Product

First thing first, Beth Hallgren, commenter 11, has won the Sweet Cakes collection, please leave me your email address so I can get your mailing address.

I fully admit that I had never heard of the ikat pattern before Lori contacted me for a layout for Creating Keepsakes. Thankfully, she had done all the research and pointed me to an etsy shop  Fresh Memories Studio that sells a digital kit with ikat patterns.  The result was this most expensive layout I have ever created because I had all the papers in ikat volumne one printed at Costco in the 12x10 size.  lol. Of course, I only ended up using three pieces.

It's interesting how this winter differs so much from the last one.  There's no snow on the ground so naturally there hadn't been any sledding!  It's been a nice break :)
As seen in Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.

Here is the page form the Creating Keepsakes magazine. You can see the various trending ikat patterns Lori found.  I'm so glad that I accepted this assignment even though doing "hybrid" scares me to death.  I was so nervous that it might not be ikat enough, but Lori loved it and I didn't have to change anything (very unusual) once I sent in my photo!  Yay!

This wraps up my weekend and it's time to go to bed!  Here's to a good week!

24 comments:

jacque4u2c said...

I just love this!

Deana said...

Awesome page...love the photos! So great! And congrats on yet another assignment/pub! You ROCK!

Blossom inch said...

awesome page and congrats on the pub.

Alia said...

Cool! Learning something new each day! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

How fun and cool this is, Jing Jing! You did a great job with those ikat prints. LOVE the design here, too. Really great photo arrangement and I love how you did the title. Super huge congrats on the pub, my friend!

Karen B. said...

Cool layout! And thank you for sharing some inside scoop on layouts and such for magazines. I think your extra effort was worth it!

Beth Hallgren said...

You rocked the Ikat! I've never tried any digi products, need to add that to the "to do" list.

Here is my email :) ehallgren@comcast.net
Thanks!!!

Michelle said...

This is a really fun page!! LOVE the photos!! Congratulations on the publication!
Stanley made it back to New Caney all safe and sound on Friday. He is home. I am hoping Misty will take photos of Skye's project and I will share them. Hope you had a good weekend. :)

Emily Leiphart said...

This is fabulous, JJ! Congrats on your pub. I love how you did a layout of the hubster. ;)

Melanie said...

Gravy, girl! That is one awesome layout :) I've never heard of ikat. Love the colors and patterns, though. That is pretty cool that you get assignments for pubs . . . because you ROCK :)

Charlene said...

I hadn't heard of this pattern either..But I love what you did with it lol!!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

What a fabulous page you've done .. I had never heard of Ikat .. and so I have learned a little something today .. congrats on the pub .. well-deserved. We got our firtst trace of snow last night that lasted for a few minutes until the rain hit .. then poof it was gone. Actually I am kind of glad .. already wishing for Spring ..

alexandra s.m. said...

Love the page Jing Jing and Congrats for the pub ;-)
Merci aussi pour ton dernier commentaire qui m'a fait tant rire ;-))

Christie Bryant said...

What can I say?
You're amazing!

Pearl said...

wow ! too cool , grrll ! ikat with a winter theme on a layout !

at the rate I'm going , I'm gonna forget how to create layouts ! lol !

Happy V Day too, my dear !

Kim said...

HUGE congrats I love the design......love it!!!

liana suwandi said...

this is so awesome, congrats again on your CK pub!!! you well deserved it!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Oh gorgeous layout Jing-Jing! LOVE the papers that you chose for the layout and the design is wonderful! Congrats on your pub!

Alice Wertz said...

i have never heard of ikat either. you used those patterns beautifully. super layout, Jing-Jing!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Congrats! You are so on fire!!! I love all that you do!!! :D

Aubree said...

The sledding pixs work perfectly with the ikat designs! Great to see your work published yet again! Fun to flip through the mags and say, "hey, I know her!"

Awesome awesome layout!

Nathalie said...

I don't know anything about Ikat patterns but I love the movement in your page and the fun photos! No wonder it was published as is!!!!

jamie said...

ah!
in the presence of divine creativity here.
no wonder you are called up for assignments.
so deserving.
~j

Virginia L. said...

I would be so stumped with the pattern and paper...and elements! You make scrapbooking look so easy!You rock!!