Friday, January 18, 2019

Happiness {Art Journal} @ STAMPlorations

Hi everyone! Welcome back to my blog and here's me again taking you to mid-reminder January Challenges. The STAMPlorations' designers created stunning projects to inspire you and invite you to play along with the challenges we offer.

I did a quick and easy splash of modeling paste over bubbles stencil for January Mixed Media Challenge.
 A few close ups:
I stamped down framed solitary rose and colored with oil pastel crayons. You may notice the scribbles I did with black gel pen. Nothing special just something fancy. 
You may think I used black gesso but I didn't. This is a page from a paper bag mini album turn into mini art journal. The paper bag is black and brown, cut into several same pieces hence the black page you are seeing here. I didn't apply a coat of gesso in the first place like I used to. I simply applied modeling paste through the stencil for bubble pattern and let dry.
 To make more stylish (lol), I doodle the edges with white gel pen and finish it off with happiness sticker cut into each letters and stick them down.
That's it! I hope you get some ideas from my simple and humble art journal and hopefully it may attracts you to try your hands on mixed media challenge if you haven't already.

Grab this graphic and display in your blog post to be eligible for the prize if you are chosen winner.

And don't forget StampGirlAsmah will give you 20% discount at check out when you shop at STAMPlorations shop.

See you at Mr. Linky before January says good bye.
Wish you the best in January votes! Happy creating!

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Let Your Dreams Take Flight & Farewell DS4J

Hi everyone! This is my saddest post ever written let alone adding the watermark to the photo below but it had to be done. Margaret Kieser has decided to step down from the digi industry and close her shop forever.

I shan't forget March 2013 when I received email from Margy offering me a spot to join her design team. I couldn't be more happier and accepted. I never leave her team and stay loyal until this day. Margy has always been a wonderful lady boss, understanding and easy going person. I adore her drawing skills and the many images at DS4J store. Sadly, all these are coming to an end this 31st January. I will absolutely miss DigiStamps4Joy and the wonderful ladies in the design team. 

This is our last challenge and we invite you to join us for the last time. Winners will be announced on February 1st. Meanwhile, take a visit at DS4J shop and grab all digistamps at half price!
I filled up a page in my art journal envelop booklet with this less is more art journal artsy combined with printed digi images of fuschia drawn by Margy herself, some random stamping of leaves, watercolors, white gel pen and sentiment.
I absolutely find this flowers so beautiful that I wish I could plant them in my garden but unfortunately my hot weather doesn't allow my intention.
I patiently cut the flowers with very sharp scissor and glue down using pva glue.
Taking my creation into these challenges:
1. Crafty Creations: Ch#382 Anything Goes
2. The Crafty Addicts : Ch#56 Anything Goes
3. Words 2 Craft By : W2CB #61 Hope

Link up your project at Mr. Linky by the end of January. 
Taking this opportunity to say thank you to all of you who have been merrily playing along in all our challenges.

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, January 10, 2019

It's A Girl Thing {New Release} @ STAMPlorations

Hi everyone! I hope you will love this special post as much as I do. STAMPlorations has just released two new stamp sets in the It's A Girl Thing series. 

This is a mini hop and all you need to do is visit STAMPlorations blog and all participating designers' blogs. I can read you here if you leave me a comment {smile}.

You could be one of three (3) lucky crafters to each win a $15 coupon code to the STAMPlorations store. Commenting is open until January 31st. Winners will be announced on February 10 in the January winners post.
My creation used one cute flower I personally call it daisy and two sentiments from Its A Girl Thing: Kindness.
First of all I used Sizzix to cut two pieces of tags from ARTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies.
I did the background on the tags by swiping some gesso, let dry, drop two color paints and spritz water to let them run wherever they like {lol}. 
Once they dried completely, I stamped down the writing from STAMPlorations Framed Solitary Rose stamp  randomly to create interest.
 I stamped few flowers on heavy card stock using Versafine black ink pad and patiently fussy cut each of them before I start arranging them for dimension and composition on the watercolor background.
  Next I glued the tags down on black card stock. Then I cut the edges neatly with old school method: cutting knife, ruler and cutting mat.
If you look closely in the picture below you can spot my daisies are not neatly fussy cut.
{which I also just notice as I type this...😥...but hey this is art...
need no perfection eh...although I am a perfectionist 😜}. 
And then...I finalized it by tying up the holes with jute. The end 😍
There you have it. One of many ways to use the new stamps.
You can find more loveliness designed by the participating designers:
Asmah (you are HERE)

Help yourself with the the New Release in the store at 5% off instantly!
STAMPGIRLASMAH will give you 20% more!!

Good luck to you and thank you so much for dropping by and leave me some love.
Have a good day.

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, January 07, 2019

Destination Art Journal @ STAMPlorations

Hey there everyone! Tine flies too quick this week when yours truly is super busy. My sixth day into the New Year has been tremendously hectic with catching up on housework and grocery shopping mostly. My goal tomorrow is sorting my craft stuff once again to downsize the maximum collection of papers and heavy duty cards I accumulate over the years. Let's hope I can achieve success 😂

On this day, I am honored to bring you the first Mixed Media Challenge at STAMPlorations.
My fellow teammies have came out with lovely creations to inspire you to make yours and join us before the month ends.

 Okay I have to be frank here. I really have no idea why I kick start 6th day with mixture of now I am not so sure if this is supposed to be vintage or spooky in my art journal 😄😄😄 but nevertheless this spread is taking the negative mind to more positive attitude and happiness. Don't ever surround yourself with negative people but join the positive crowd.
More up close pictures:

 If you play, make sure you include the graphic below in your post and link back to this challenge post in order to qualify for our prizes.
And never forget to remember that STAMPGIRLASMAH will offer you some discounted price when you shop at STAMPlorations.
I'm already excited to see your creation(s) at Mr. Linky and keep the coming to stand a chance of winning cool prize.

I shall be back soon. Thank you for dropping by and have a nice day.

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

This Is Epic {TAGplorations}

~Happy New Year 2019~
Greetings and Salutations friends!
I wish you the best in life this whole year and may all your life dreams come true. I am looking forward to more interesting happenings and I'm also anticipating for life challenges with positive vibes. What about you?

On this dry day on my end, STAMPlorations continues with TAGplorations challenge with a winter theme. The designers have created lovely tags as usual to inspire you and we hope you will play along with us this month.

I created a tag that says "this is epic". Honestly speaking I had no idea why I chose the quote for this All About Winter theme but there probably will be a blessings in disguise one fine day {smile}.
Your project can be anything -- from cards to layout pages, ATCs to home decor as long as there is a tag included somewhere in your crafty creations!
If you play, make sure you include the graphic below in your post and link back to this challenge post in order to qualify for our prizes. 

 StampGirlAsmah will give you cool price when you shop at STAMPlorations.
 I look forward to seeing your entries at Mr. Linky.
Have pleasant memories always.

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, December 24, 2018

Peony Eye Shadow {Tutorial} @ STAMPlorations

Hello friends! Seasonal greetings to you!
I wish you and your family good times and merry with your family and loved ones.
As you read me, I am down here at my parents' home with my trios, my dearest Mother, siblings and their family chatting away and eating most of the time (lol). On Saturday the 29th I will head back to my house with my trios to prep them for the new school term commencing January 1st. I look forward to 2019 with new adventures and challenges to be taken without hesitant I hope {chuckle}.

Alright then, without further ado, here's me bringing my last artsy creation for this year. I named it peony eye shadow because I used eye shadow to give more sweetness to this beautiful peony flower  
The entire process is very easy and super quick if you plan to create something in a blink of an eye

Please click here to take you to STAMPlorations blog for step by step tutorial which I hope you will try.
Besides eye shadow, I also use brown and black ink pad, gel pens, and products from STAMPlorations shop.
 I hope my tutorial comes handy to you for a quick make this holidays.
 StampGirlAsmah will give you cool price when you shop at STAMPlorations.
 I shall be back again next month with more fresh and hopefully out of the box ideas.

I wish you and your family 
warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season and a Blessed 2019.

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Favorite Time {Tags} @ STAMPlorations

Hello everyone! I wish you and you loved ones a wonderful season this year. Family time as often as we try to be in it is always the best time ever, don't you agree?

And now let me take you to TAGplorations challenge this month.
You can create just anything you like showing a tag or many using your imagination and creativity.

Here's my little tags using Manila Tags Nesting Dies.
I made them simple to place on a wrapped box to gift a friend.
I just love to doodle with white gel pen in my creation nowadays. Probably I love my white gel pen so much 😍

The theme for December is Winter with optional twist glitter.

I shall take a look at your lovely creations at Mr. Linky and wish you all the best of luck with the vote and draw.

See you again soon and thank you for dropping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Wanderlust @ STAMPlorations

Hi everyone! Here's me again sharing a little piece of artsy designed as part of  my dt work for STAMPlorations December Mixed Media Challenge
 My creation this month is a notebook I cover up front to back with gesso, paints and texture paste as the main element. I combined two watercolor paints, blue and green in different shades and spray down with water to let it run here and there.
 I stamped a butterfly with versafine ink pad on a white card stock and cut it out neatly to paste down on the front cover.
 For this project, I decided on using swirly blooms stencil to create heavy texture pattern randomly.
 I kick start the notebook cover with strips of leftover papers by gluing down each pieces with pva glue {it's always my all time fave because it sticks well}.
The process...
I look forward to see your creation/s at Mr. Linky before New Year invites us to another wanderlust.

Till I see you real soon. Stay positive and blessings your way.
Hugs and smiles,