Thursday, October 18, 2018

A Tribute For Melissa Lane @ STAMPlorations

Hi everyone! I am here to share this special tribute for our only Melissa Lane who left us to be with her creator on October 2. I came to know Melissa when she joined the Mixed Media team the past two years. I often admired her stunning vibrant creations and not just that, she was always professional, prolific, persistent and pleasing. 

Melissa loved butterflies and these beautiful flying creatures is chosen as main theme in remembering Melissa. Kindly visit STAMPlorations to read more about this special tribute. If you also wish to create a card and should you wish to send your card to Melissa's family, the link is there. 

I combined a few elements that Melissa loved which are butterflies, red, flowers, stamping and art.
This is a simple three layering card with only stamping and ink. 


 ~~~ You will always be missed Melissa ~~~

Thank you for your time. Until then, take care and have a good day.
Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Time Is Precious (Mixed Media Art Journal) @ STAMPlorations

Hi everyone! I am so happy to share my newest project for STAMPlorations mixed media challenge this month. 

~~~oo00oo~~~

But before I proceed, I have sad news:~ 

...Melissa Lane, my dear teammate passed away on October 2 leaving behind a husband and four children. She was 47. I already miss you Melissa and will always do.
Rest in peace...

~~~oo00oo~~~


I filled up a page in the mini art journal album made from brown shopping bag a couple years ago and still have few blank pages to splatter with paints in the next few days. Meanwhile, I hope you find this one interesting though {smile}.  
Some more pictures:
 I started off with the empty background by swiping modeling paste over Circular Two stencil. When dry, I blended in two shades of green colors and added bits of black as I go with the flow. When completely happy with blending achievement, I put aside to dry {for tea break, lol}.
The Big Bloom Factory flowers were stamped way advance using Versafine Ink. I fussy cut them while I watched tv with my girls {bonding whenever possible with them because we are usually busy individuals on weekdays and family quality time is important, don't you agree? So I like to do something easy while sitting in the living room with the tv on. Don't like to waste time, smile}.
I gave the flowers colors by using Faber Castell watercolor pencils and blend in with water using brush paint. Yes simple as that.
I randomly stamped the background using Framed Oriole stamp for additional interest. For the flower stems, I picked one stamp from Artsy Border Maker set to create the look.
Lastly, I touch up the overall project with white paint to highlight certain areas and gave more depth to the flower edges with black watercolor crayon.

So there you have it. I look forward to see your Anything Goes project{s} at Mr. Linky 
and please include stencil [any brand is fine]. Don't forget to stick this graphic below in your post to qualify for prize.

Take a look at this challenge guidelines for more detail:

Remember me when you shop at STAMPlorations okay 😍😍😍

That's it for this day. I shall be back again with a recent project coming up soon.
Until I see you again, stay blessed and be blessed.

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

All About Fall [TAGplorations] @ STAMPlorations

Hello everyone! Finally I am back today after a long silence from blog land. Life suddenly became chaotic on my end with family matters and giving priority to my health the past months that I decided to give myself a break for a while. When all sorted and done and my eczema heal, I slowly do my garden once again, something that helps me sweat even more because exercise is not my thing {chuckle} therefore gardening helps me pull some muscles and sweat naturally.

I was lucky also when the STAMPlorations girls were given a break from design team work in the summer {thanks a bunch Shery Russ}. That gave me my crafty mind a chance to recuperate and collect ideas for upcoming projects {smile}.

Today we are back! Yes! This moment that the designers and I have been waiting for is here to share our ideas and creativity with you. 
TAGplorations October challenge offers you All About Fall with a twist of red, gold and orangeCreate a project based on the theme with or without the twist. Your project(s) can be anything but it must have a tag (or tags) in it. Non-STAMPlorations products in entries are OK.
   
Easy peasy right? So without further ado, here's my tags presentation in mixed media art journal page.
 Some up close pictures:
 I stamped trendy leaves 2 randomly onto the dry painted tags. For additional interest I splattered white paints with brush.
 I adore butterfly so much since I was a kid and often present them in my projects. This is stamped using versafine ink and cut out neatly with sharp scissor. Then it was colored with watercolor pencils before highlighting it with white gel pen to make it more outstanding look. What do you think? Would love to hear your comments.
After I have blended some colors in the background, I swiped modeling paste over trees 1 stencil to form some patterns.
I used three different sizes dies in the manila tags nesting dies set to create three tags from 160gsm acid free drawing paper. The end result satisfy so much that I can't wait to share with you my upcoming tag projects for more ideas.
I hope you find my art journal page with tags interesting and inspire you to create and join this challenge before the end of October.
Remember to display the graphic above in your blog post to be eligible for the prize if you are selected as one of the winners.

Take a look at this challenge guidelines for more details:

I would love you to use my coupon code when shopping at STAMPlorations shop to earn more discounted price:

I wish to send in my creation into these challenges:
1. Papercraft : Anything Goes {Theme Fall (Autumn)}
2. International Art & Soul : Ch#43 NOT clean and simple, layer it up!

That's it for now. I look forward to see your tag creation{s} at Mr. Linky.
Until the morning after, wish you good times and happiness.

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, June 25, 2018

{Special Post} STAMPlorations 5th Birthday Hop

Hello friends! I am thrill to bring you a special post today
First and foremost, here's to say it's my turn to continue with STAMPlorations 5th Birthday Hop on this beautiful Monday.

We have so many prizes to give you and I hope you have had so much fun since hopping from June 1st. If you haven't already, you still have few days more to catch up and finish your hop at the end of this month.

 "CASE the STAMPgirls" is our topic for this event. I would be delighted if you CASE one of my projects below. It doesn't have to be exactly the same or specifically mixed media. You can just copy the style, the colors, the handmade flower ribbon like you see in the layout or whatever you feel like copying and make it your own signature style.

If you do, let me know in your post okay. I'll jump high in the air if you COPY my work...with my permission of course, lol.

Shery has asked the designers to pick 3 of our favorite projects in the past. I assure you it wasn't easy to pick. Well that's because as you probably aware, we the mixed media designers in Shery's team do not create cards like the other teams. Therefore I created scrapbook pages, art journals, off the page, ATCs and tags mostly.

So here are my most favorite projects I adore so much.
 A scrapbook page of my family.

I am totally fascinated by these ATCs and not giving away yet.

Lastly my quite thick art journal page I keep looking back, lol. 

If you feel those three projects above may take a moment to CASE, then you may want to CASE my simple, special and newest project for this event.
 I only use very limited elements to decorate the back of a book note.
I dare say it's very easy to make with only black coffee to splash colors in the background, white gel pen to drag lines from the butterfly, watercolor pencils for butterfly and highlight the stencils, Parker Quink black ink to sprinkle black ink and eye shadow pallet to blend in some colors in the background plus stencil and stamp. How's that?

Dare take up the challenge with your make up and black coffee only?

I hope you find my post today interesting.
I shall visit Mr. Linky and leave comments on everyone's blogs.
As much as we designers get your support by visiting our blogs, we also return the favor and I appreciate each and everyone of you.

Thank you for hopping and good luck.

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Things With Wings {Tag} @STAMPlorations ~ Blog Hop & Linky Party

Hi everyone! How's life? I have been quite busy multi tasking of late with hope to get done as many things as possible before May take off. Quite a big mission going on over here. Wonder if its the same on your end? Whatever you are up to I wish all goes well as planned.

Without further ado, let me share with you another project made special for Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Parties at STAMPlorations. Click here to view the design team's amazing tags.

Here's mine which I made quick, sweet and simple. Hope you like it {smile}. 
 Some up-close shots:
I used Luggage Tags Nesting Dies to cut two pieces of card stock with Sizzix and glued the smaller tag on the bigger one. Then I stamped a trendy birdie using Kaisercraft purple stamp pad on card stock and fussy cut. Lastly I applied a quote I googled from internet and printed on card stock. All the edges were distressed with the same purple stamp pad. Easy peasy project if you want to make in less than thirty minutes {okay, unless the printer doesn't co-operate so just use a stamp of quote you have or write down ~ handwritten note is more meaningful don't you think?}.
I look forward to see your creation/s with tag or tag by itself at Mr. Linky by 31st May. Be sure to display this graphic below in your blog post to be eligible for the prize:
I'll be glad if you mention my name when shopping at STAMPlorations shop:
That's it! Wish you happy hop and stay blessed!

Hugs and smiles,

For Mom @ DS4J

Hello there! Wishing you great times on this beautiful day!
Over at Digistamps4Joy is an on going Anything Goes challenge with a twist For Mom in conjunction to Mother's Day celebration this entire month.

My team-B-mates have designed stunning cards for this special to inspire you and invite you to play along with us. Click here and link up your creation(s) before June set in.

Here's my card and tell me what you think. 
This has been one of my favorite Misteri series by the artist Jen Lee. Click here to purchase this pretty Misteri Graduate.

The sentiment is from Ginger's House which I printed long ago but never use. I was looking through my files and came across this printed word of wisdom and figured it's just perfect for this project. Why not!

I hope you find this card appealing and let me know if you feel the sentiment is true {smile}.
Until I see you again soon.

~Happy Mother's Day~

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, May 14, 2018

Woody Rusty Texture Background {Tutorial}

Hello mixed media friends!

I am super happy to bring you another tutorial and share with you my way of creating simple background with just a few basic things.

Some friends of mine were interested to know how I did my textural background with minimalist items and tools. First take a look at my art journal and up-close photographs.
More pictures:
Yes, that's my handwriting {smile}.
This is how it was before finishing touches.

To see the step by step process, please go to STAMPlorations blog.
Thank you for leaving me comment over there.

Last but not least, we are having blog hop and linky parties till May ends. Come join us at Things With Wings.
 That's it. I look forward to see you real soon and really hope you will try out my tutorial.

Happy creating and have a good day.
Hugs and smiles,

Guest Designing @ Cupcake Inspirations {Pastel Challenge}

Hi everyone! Such a lovely day today and all of me feels happy to create a shabby card for Cupcake Inspirations as part of my design team project on behalf of STAMPlorations.

Thank you Cupcake Inspirations for having me in your pastel challenge this time of year.
This bi-weekly challenge is sponsored by Sherry Russ the owner of STAMPlorations and surely you wouldn't want to miss the opportunity of winning awesome prize, wouldn't you?

Here's my card which I hope will inspire you:
I love pastel colors while growing up and still do. The backing paper is from Kaisercraft paper pad that suits the colors in the board below:
My little girl truly fell in love with that cupcakes. I bet the colors attracted her so much.
Who wouldn't eh {smile}
I used manila tags nesting dies from CUTplorations Thin Metal Dies products available at STAMPlorations shop. I layered the different tag sizes on top each other for extra dimension and interest. To finish off the look, I stamped a big trendy butterfly in brown and fixed it on the card and I'm done.

If you are interested to see more new stencils, masks, stamps and dies items, take a peek HERE and just mention my name for discounts:
If you stick a wing item on your project, why don't you join along at STAMPlorations Things With Wings before June arrives. Click here.
That's it. I look forward to see you soon and happy creating.

Hugs and smiles,