Hi and welcome again to our “Studio”! Today we want to present with pride and happiness Irene Tan (aka Scrapperlicious) from Malesia, well known and admired mixed media scrapbooker who agreed to be our Guest Designer in April! Her talent, recognisable style and wonderful personality show that without doubt  she is one of the top designers in scrapbooking world. We are so happy she accepted our invitation and during next month she will present projects based on 7 Dots Studio papers, stickers and elements. Welcome to Irene’s Studio!

I am Irene Tan, from Malaysia and a mother of two blessings. I love the beauty of combining art and creativity with the magnificent world of scrapping and crafting. I love to experiment with all the wonderful crafting and scrapping products in the market and come up with new ideas in using them.
My inspirations of my work comes from everywhere. From the photographs to my surroundings and from the stories to the emotional attachment I have towards a specific project. My projects had always been a story teller. It’s meant to tell the stories of each subject or topic of the projects. It’s also my thoughts and view of that particular project.
My style is more into distressed/ephemera with loads of details. However, I am also able to work with other styles comfortably with a twist of my own. I love challenges and innovative assignments.

My favourite subjects are mainly my family. They are closed to me and I love to scrap my feelings and thoughts towards them.  My favourite tools has to be inks, mask and stamps! They excites me and makes me want to to go my scrapping table….LOL!  My favourite sources of inspirations are always the photographs. They are the stories and what makes this whole sccrapping is all about. Of course, there are times when I’m spark with inspirations from my surrounding or things that I see online.

Here is the project I made for  “My Studio”:

When I saw this old moon picture, it actually makes me wonder, how they’ve started to colour the films in the old days. And I start making finding out the details and yes! They’ve coloured it with markers and pens. Therefore, This makes me wants to play with that technique in this layout. I’ve actually coloured part of my printed photograph using markers and create the film look by adding strips of film to it.

Pattern Papers: 7 Dots Studio: Wonderland ; Stickers: 7 Dots Studio: Wonderland
Others: Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On, Ranger Color Wash; Stamps: Vilda Stamps; ; Others: Clear Scraps acrylic products, Dusty Attic chipboards, Tim Holtz idea-ology film strips and masks, Ranger Glossy Accents, lace, burlap, brads, Zig markers, Kars molding paste, Ranger gesso, Uni-Signo white pen, thread for stitching, Beacon and other adhesives.

See you soon!