Friday, 29 August 2014

Layout: You Are My Sunshine, You Make Me Happy!

Hi! Today I’m going to share with you my layout for Mei Li Paperie’s August Inspired by... Challenge. I love this month’s inspiration piece. 

Sad to hear that Robin Williams passed away. Robin Williams made art that changed my generation. His humor, his storytelling, and his thousand and one different expressions are what I watched growing up. Not just any celebrity can bring about epic feelings of childhood. Robin Williams is one of the few artists in our time that has that gift. Ok, back to the inspiration piece. It shown a fun photo of him that has a lot of feeling. How I get inspired? 

First, the B&W photo and the wooden floor caught my eyes. I straight away thought of my Pink Paislee’s Hello Sunshine – Happy Days and Simple Stories’Vintage Bliss Gray Wood/Butterfly Stiches patterned papers. Secondly, the humor of Robin Williams.

To me, black is dark, sorrow and sad color. By the way, this was my first attempt to create a black base layout. Well, since Robin Williams brought us so much laughters, it was great to turn this black to a bright and happy layout. Laughter is the best medicine. I chose Pink Paislee’s Hello Sunshine – Happy Days as my base. Do you notice the wordings at the bottom of the paper? Does it sounds familiar to you? Yes, it was part of the lyrics in a song called “You Are My Sunshine”.

I came across Creative Embellishments’ August Challenge.

I was being inspired by the picture and for the twist to use ‘You Are My Sunshine, You Make Me Happy’ as my title. I chose a photo of my little Sunshine - Little Ze is smiling and saying ‘cheese!’.  He really brightens up my day. Then, I added a stripe of wordings from Hello Sunshine patterned paper … Let’s sing!

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

I used the sketch from Elle’s studio Sketch Thursday 21/08/2014.

Oh, Robin Williams holding some little flowers and some on the floor in the first inspiration piece. I included some little colorful flowers in my layout as well. Can you spotted them? 

I used two transparent tags in this layout.

I adhered mini alphabets to the transparent tags and layered it on top of a square piece which I stamped a camera onto it. You said Cheese!!!

That’s all for today!
Happy Crafting!

I'm entering this layout for

Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee Bitty Blocks
Simple Stories’Vintage Bliss Gray Wood/Butterfly Stiches
Simple Stories’Vintage Bliss Live Simply
Elle’s Studio Shine Transparent Tags
Elle’s Studio Shine Extra Tidbits
Elle’s Studio June 2014 Kit

Thanks for dropping by!
Have a great long weekend!

Happy National Day, Malaysian!

Layout No. 11


  1. What a sweet pic and cool page! Love the die cuts, tags and design. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Embellishments.

  2. Gorgeous creation! Laughter is the best medicine you are correct and show cased it well with your LO! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Creative Embellishments!!

  3. Great layout! Adorable photo and I love the black background with pops of color! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Embellishments August challenge!

  4. So wonderful! I love how much of the photo is reflected in your layout. Thanks for playing with us!