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,

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Mixed Media ~ Things With Wings @ STAMPlorations ~ Blog Hop & Linky Parties

Hi everyone and a happy Sunday.
I am so excited to show you my dt recent mixed media make for STAMPlorations.
Yes, you read right...Mixed Media Challenge is back and once again, we would love to invite all of you to join our Things With Wings blog hop and linky parties.

Create your mixed media project(s) using stencil. It doesn't have to be stencil or mask from STAMPlorations. The only thing we don't want to see is card creation.

I came out with a mixed media art journal made with minimal medium.
 Here are some close-up pictures:

 I randomly stamped butterflies and leave as is.
 I stamped the butterfly and cut into half and place it on top of each other slightly afar as if the butterfly is fluttering from side way view.

The process was so much fun from beginning. You may be interested to see how this was done so stay tuned for my tutorial coming up next week.

Kindly display this graphic in your blog post to be eligible for the prize and link up here:

I'll be glad if you use my coupon code while shopping at the shop and get 20% off:

That's it for today. Thank you for dropping by with your lovely comment.
Until I see you again soon. Have a good day.

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Things With Wings @ STAMPlorations ~ Blog Hop & Linky Parties

Happy May everyone!

I love today for two reasons.
One ~ it's a public holiday in conjunction to Labor Day in my country so my loved ones are home with me which is a blessing because we are all busy human beings living under one room {except one is away at boarding school and only returns every fortnight} and even though we all live in the same house but we only see each other in the evening or close to bed time! Only when everyone is off work and school, the house becomes a home. Sounds awkward eh but that's the kind of lifestyle I face.

Two ~ today nineteen years ago my husband and I tied the knot. That is over a decade now and I feel so blessed to have able to keep the marriage going strong. No celebration between us though because unfortunately he is under the weather the minute he came back from work yesterday so he is in bed resting while I continue making newspaper pots for my okras. I germinated the seeds last week and have great growth day by day until its time to transfer them to single pots.

Okay, its time I take you to STAMPlorations May event namely Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Parties the entire month. Go here to hop along and party with us.
What you need to do is create any numbers of wing-themed project(s) that features a tag (tags) and each project is in separate blog post.

I created a tag or should I say three tags in a tag? I combined three different sizes of tags from Tags 1 Nesting Dies
Here are some close-up pictures:




Remember guys...please display this graphic in your post to be eligible for the prize.

 Looking for special price while shopping? Just mention my name at check out and you will earn discount price..

That's it! I look forward to see your project(s) and will read all your comments for sure.
Until I see you this seventh day with a mixed media wing-themed project, please take good care and wish you happy days always.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Flower Spray Art Journal

Hi everyone! How is everyone doing? I am fine, thank you. Here's keeping myself busy with artwork and while de-clutter my craft boxes and purge a lot of things to keep and donate, I discovered several hidden items stored in tier drawers untouched for months. Many brand new mini albums, paper rolls, stickers, hmmm and the list goes on. It's hard decision to keep them all so I took the most wanted and donate to my children's friends whom appreciate. I was able to reduce quite a lot and gain storage to rearrange and organize better this time, lol.

Enough chat. Let me now take you to Digistamps4Joy and today we bring you five new digital images at the shop. Click here.

I created a page of art journal using Flower Spray digi image printed twice and fussy cut neatly before I glue them down.
 As always, I begun my artwork by coloring the background with watercolor paints. It's more of intuitive than real plan. I just go with the flow until I reach satisfaction.
 I did a bit of doodling in the background by drawing circles with the help of bottle cap and white Gelly Roll 08 Sakura pen I recently bought. I just couldn't get enough of the pen I end up doodling the flowers as well.
 I stamped the edges with rubber kitchen place mat that's been with me for some five years. Just look around for anything that has pretty texture made with rubber or silicone and you are ready to stamp away. 
I love the end result after several sittings at making this on a lovely weekend between cooking, eating and looking at the growths in my garden. There are times I need to take a quick short break while creating because the creative mind get stuck all suddenly.

So there you have it for today on a beautiful Sunday. I hope my art journal will inspire you to create to your heart content.

Until I see you again real soon. Enjoy life and stay blessed.

 Hugs and smiles,