Thursday, June 25, 2015

Peace {TTCRD Challenge 23-29 July 2015}

{My DT Work for TTCRD}

Hey there! I'm back with my new creation, another piece of art journal in my drawing book. 
A new challenge with same theme all year round Anything Goes is available at Through The Craft Room Door this week.

The design team has made beautiful creations to inspire you. Do take a peek.
 I used several techniques from gesso the entire page after I placed a piece of serviette for texture to painting the entire page and let dry naturally. Then I used modeling paste over the stencil and let dry for a while. Normally I use heat gun but it's not working for a month, grr, waiting for hubby to fix; just don't know when he's free.

This week we are sponsored by Drawn with Character and the image I used is named Snail and Mushrooms. You can read more of the supplies I used to make this page in the upcoming July/August TTCRD magazine. 
I hope my work has given you some ideas and inspirations.
Until I see you again soon. 
Have a good day.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Going Places @ Scrap Africa "Planes, Trains & Automobiles Mood Board Challenge"

{My DT work for Scrap Africa}

Good day everyone! I'm so excited to share with you my latest work, yes, a layout this time. Scrap Africa has a new moodboard challenge this fortnight and the theme is about Planes, Trains and Automobiles. How fun is that? I decided to make a collage of a little girl playing travelling by train in a fantasy world {smile}.
 Supplies: Bazil cardstock, EnoGreetings patterned papers, Kaisercraft patterned papers+sentiments+doily template, Stamplorations stencil, Alpha gesso & modeling paste, watercolor paints, Micia brown ink pad, drywall tape, buttons and pebbles

This is the mood board:
I am inspired by the black shiny train. I made my own choo-choo train templates from acid free drawing paper. This reminded me of those years at primary school during art class where papers, scissors and glue were main tools.
I adhered scraps of patterned papers to decorate the train. Spread some pebbles for the track. Yes, they are actual pebbles meant for fish tank or water potted plants in vases if you like green sight in your home.

Once again I used pastel colors from Scrap Around The World because I love the color combination in the mood board. As a child I always loved pastel colors especially light pink and blue sky. 
I love stamping so much {another childhood love that still lives in me, lol}. I applied watercolor paints on the stamps and randomly stamp the edges.
I don't want to miss entering this project at Berry71bleu that is running a Stamp-It-Up challenge this month. The work by their design team is so fabulous! 

As always, I can't do without a sketch! Cest Magnifique has awesome sketch this month and I am also playing along in their sketch challenge. I think I stay true to the sketch.
This was how it all started in the first place. You can see some red marks on the patterned papers, that's right, my little one did some drawings on the blue paper some years ago. I didn't throw it away of course, too precious so I keep it until I the sketch caught my eyes and out came the paper for me to cut into strips and adhered strip by strip on the pink bazil. Then I added some drywall tape and gave a gesso coat.
Here are some zoomed-in shots once more:
 Oh! That greyish buttons are saved from my husband's old coats. I was clearing up the wardrobe and asked my man if he needed the coats anymore. How excited I was when he said no because I sure could recycle the buttons and able to downsize the number of clothes in the house {mind you, we are six people in the house...imagine the laundry I do every day but we are very fortunate to have the washing machine in comparison to our grandmothers and mothers. I only hand wash certain things. I do appreciate every little things I own and that's one reason I don't throw paper scraps because they are rather expensive and can be handy for collage project like this}.
I love making flowers for my embellishment. The mood board by Scrap Around The World has beautiful rosettes. I've done that many times over the years and getting a little bored with that already, lol. Last year I bought three sizes of circle punches and have since made lots of tea bag folded flowers in my spare time. Previously I used circle cutter so frequently that the blades gave up working, teeheehee.  
My little one Afza then aged 3 who was standing on the same chair she is sitting on in the photo below. She loves drawing in her book when I took this picture last week. This young lady will turn 7 in August. I think she still has that baby face {smile}. She was overjoyed to see her finished layout that creates jealousy to her big sister {I promise hate to make a promise but I did tell her I would make one fantasy layout of her soon. Now, is that a promise? LOL}. I believe this one will go join the rest at the wall of happiness, lol.
That's it for now. I can't wait to see your creations at Scrap Africa. 
Thank you for dropping by and I truly appreciate your time visiting me.
Till then. Have a good day.

Hugs and smiles,

Everything Has Beauty {Digistamps4Joy Mid-Challenge Reminder}

{My DT work for DS4J}

Hey there folks! It's that time again; a note of reminder to those who love challenges. This time we the design team from Team B at Digistamps4Joy has created our work to inspire you with sincere hope that you will partake in our Anything Goes challenge with a twist Spring. How's that for easy peasy challenge? 
You have until the end of this month to upload your project (only 3) and stand a chance to win fab prizes from the store owner.

This is my art journal using two DS4j images from Kiewiet family. Click here to find out more. 
Supplies: DS4J image, watercolor paints, Versafine black ink pad, Tim Holtz distress ink, Kasiercraft stamps, Stamplorations stencil, Carla Craft punch, alpha stamps, sentiment computer generated

Some up-close pictures:
 The sentiment is by Confucius.
 I love fuzzy-cut these birdies.
I hope you have enjoyed viewing my art journal this time. Another piece is in the process hoping to finish it by tomorrow, we'll see.

I will be back again with a layout in my next post. Till then, have a a good piece of mind.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Find Ourselves {Digistamps4Joy Sunday Release 14 June 2015}

{My DT work for DS4J}

Happy Sunday to all my friends in the blogland! We are nearing mid-June. Wow! Time flies so fast! My children have return to school again today after two weeks vacation. Yes, it is mid-year simply means second semester has begun. Pretty excited to see what surprises are in store as we live on. Don't you feel the same way as me? LOL.

Enough blab. Let's move on to my creation of the day. This stepper card use two images which are released today at DS4J shop. Click here for Colour Maze and here for Cameo Lady.
Supplies: DS4J image, Copic Sketch, Tim Holtz Idealogy patterned paper, sentiment from Pinterest, Micia brown ink pad, pearl and metallic paper

The current challenge Anything Goes with an Optional Twist "Spring Season" is still running at Digistamps4Joy. You still have plenty of time but don't delay.

Until I see you again real soon. Have a nice day.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Everything Grows Up {TTCRD Challenge 9-14 June, 2015}

{My DT work for TTCRD}

Hi everyone! Wishing you a happy June. I've been busy entertaining my kiddos during the school break taking them to places they wish to visit. Cooking is a must, despite endless housework...all mother's common job {don't you think?}. But however no matter how busy I am, I make sure not to miss making any craft stuff especially ones related to my dt work that I really enjoy and fascinates me as it gives me opportunity to get to know more talented people in the craft industry and be inspired.

Today is no exception. I bring you my latest art journal pages I did in an old book. 
Through The Craft Room Door has a new challenge this week, same theme every week, Anything Goes. Take a peek at my teammates' creations at TTCRD blog who designed awesomeness to inspire you.
This art journal is made based on a beautiful moodboard brought by Scrap Around The World. I fell in love with the pastel colors right away. 
Several supplies used to make the pages which you can read more in July/August issue of TTCRD magazine. If you aren't yet a subscriber, you can have a see here.
I thank you very much for dropping by today and please know how much I love reading your comments. Truly appreciated.

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Siblings Layout & My New Journey @ Scrap Africa

{My 1st DT work for Scrap Africa} 

Hello everyone! Wishing you all blue sky and everything nice. We are still facing heavy downpour and I believe this will continue throughout June. My children are on school break for two weeks and I have lined up plenty of crafty ideas to make and let's see if I 'can' get them done this week.

Just recently on May 30, Denise van Deventer announced her new design team members at Scrap Africa. I was and still am excited to see my name listed among the wonderful and talented designers from all over the world. I have been playing in the blog challenge for quite some time and won Top Hat twice that brought me to be their Guest Designer twice. When I read Denise offered DT Call last month, I decided to apply on the finale day {20 May} after much consideration. I didn't put high hopes though. When I received email from Denise the next day, she sounded positive and some days later she sent me invitation to Scrap Africa DT Blog. I was tickled pink to be selected into this incredible group of designers. {{{Thank you Denise}}}.

Today I would like to present my new layout which is part of my design team project for Scrap Africa Sketch Challenge #52.
 Supplies: Kaisercraft patterned paper & stamps, Alpa gesso & modeling paste, Sizzix die-cut machine, Heartfelt Botancial Wings dies, Stamplorations Chevron Crazy Stencil, watercolors, gauze, black gel pen, washi tape, twine, rhinestones and leaves/swirl die cuts were gift from Heather Waldron 

Here's the Sketch Challenge #52
Some up-close photos:
 Made the blooms in my spare moment. Added gauze and rhinestones onto swirls for interest.
 I have to be honest. I am not a fan of washi tape but that one I used was a gift from my middle daughter which she bought at her school shop last year. How can I resist?
 Doodling the watercolor splash. I love doodle :)
 I love writing note for my children.
 This has been one of my best photography last year when we spent a day at the park. I took lots of photos of my children who were very co-operative all day long {normally it's}. I think one of the secrets to great 'co-operative shots' is to pre-plan your photography day and be sure to bring along food from home {your own cooking works best} and have fun. 

I hope you have enjoyed my layout this time and will take part in the current sketch challenge at Scrap Africa. Remember, the deadline is June 14. 

Until I see you again with my next project, take care and have a nice day.

Hugs and smiles,