I almost didn't get to send this entry to Andros' challenge. Good thing I checked the website and confirmed that the due date is tomorrow - May 2 (at 11:59 PM).
Scrappersatsg Challenge # 16
This is my first stab at the "cluttered" style and experimenting on lace cardstock. This is also the first layout I've done with so much stuff:
Cardstock - "Apples Lucky" lace cardstock, Die Cuts with a View White
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye "Mon Cherie" and "Memories", Quilted "Baby" flat paper
Cosmo Cricket, Fontwerks cardstock stickers, Bo Bunny "Double Dot" chipboard alpha, Me & My Big Ideas "Soft Spoken" embellishments, Black Glitter chipboard alpha, Red felt flowers and button, Red & green Stickles, Black crystals, Label maker, Maya Road chipboard
The most unique technique I've done here is the photo mounting (which was actually accidental). I originally made the rectangular scalloped edges and later thought of making the bracket edge. I was going to throw the scalloped cuttings out but then liked the effect with the new edge so I retained it. Also, the extra white around the photo makes it stand out from the overwhelming green and red of the papers. The red flowers on the left were added as well to balance out the whole layout (I didn't have that in my original design).
The main sketch for this was inspired by a Tourism Singapore ad (from the back of the front passenger seat of a taxi cab). It's a pretty simple Chinese-looking style with a large circle and 3 small circles on each of the 4 corners.