Monday, July 27, 2015

Art Journal Tutorial @ ARTplorations

{My DT work for ARTplorations}

Hello everyone! Whenever I start doing a journal page, the one thing that I deal with is texture. I must have texture to begin with and I just go with the flow afterwards. Seldom do I plan the style I want, it's never in my head because many times it doesn't work as planned. One thing for sure, texture is plan number one. 

 Supplies used: Bubbles ARTplorations StencilArtsy Border Maker STAMPlorations stamps, Versafine black ink pad, Micia brown ink pad, Alpha gesso &  modeling paste, watercolor paints, Sharpie black pen, black gel pen, white gel pen, serviette tissue, butterfly punch and alpha stamps

 I love making background and this piece of paper end up being heavy duty after adding serviette tissue for texture and coated with gesso.

 While waiting for the background to dry, I draw six petal flowers on a piece of old text book, cut it out, painted and let dry under the sun. Then I doodle the flowers and adhered on the page.
This is the background after I finished playing with colors.
There is a step by step of the process HERE at ARTplorations and a full list of stencils and stamps products which can be sourced at STAMPLlorations Store.

I'm taking my project into these challenges:
1. Mixed Media World : #5 Stencils

Thanks for visiting. Have a good week ahead and happy creating.

Hugs and smiles,

Wood Decor @ STAMPlorations

{My DT work for STAMPlorations}

Hi there! I'm thrill to show you my first home decor designed in mixed media style using Weathered Wood stencil. First let me say that I love nature and besides my love for bricks, wood grain is my second love! Or should I say I love rustic look in my house.

I wanted to make this extra special by adding yellow roses because I wanted to give this to my Mother for her birthday last July 17 who loves roses. She was delighted to receive it and ordered me to hang it on the wall at her porch and made me feel proud {chuckle}
Supplies used: Weathered Wood ARTplorations Stencil, Alpha gesso & modeling paste, watercolor paints, scallop die from my Ausralian friend and from my stash: yellow roses, micro beads, lace and gauze 
I used watercolor paints to bring in the realistic touch on the wood grain paste and sprayed brown mists to get the look. I did it several times to achieve what I wanted and feel satisfied with the end result.
So this was the original piece of wood I bought some three years ago and keep hoard it in the dark drawer until I gave it life to my heart content {smile}. That is just a piece of paper with pretty flowers adhered on the wood. I didn't want the picture but the wood {lol} so I altered a bit and created my own summer touch with blossoming flowers.

Take a look at STAMPlorations blog to see two other fabulous creations by my teammates. I hope you will like our projects and inspired to create mixed media in your creations.

I would like to take my project into these challenges:
1. The Mixed Media Challenge Blog : Summer Days
2. Mixed Media Place : Exercise #10 One Important Word
3. Berry71bleu : Use Die

Until I see you in a moment of time with my next project:~ a mixed media art journal step by step tutorial.

Have a good day.

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sharing Is Caring ~ Guest Designer @ Path of Positivity

{My GD work for Path of Positivity}

Hi everyone! I'm back again with an art journal page today. I am fortunate and happy to be offered a Guess Design spot at Path of Positivity this month {thank you Lisa Decosse}. Thus I created this textured page for mid-way challenge reminder at Path of Positivity challenge blog.

Fresh Brewed Design is the sponsor this month and I am trill to use Owl Share My Ice Cream image. Click here for more info.
 Supplies: Alpha gesso+modeling paste+pen, Stamplorations stencils+stamps, watercolors 
Until I see you again soon. Thank you for dropping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Flowers Feed The Soul {TTCRD Challenge 21-27 July 2015}

{My DT work for TTCRD}

Hi everyone! I'm back from holidays hence my silence. I had terrific time with my family celebrating Eid Mubarak with my dear Mother, my five siblings and their families at my parents' house as well as fabulous moment with my in-laws. Often this is the occasion when all of us get to meet and catch up with news, even sleeping on the floor is not an issue as long as we get to hang around, doing things together, sharing fun and laughter.

Unfortunately, a day after I return home, I was caught with stomach problem that made me the most frequent loo visitor due to diarrhea. No fun at all, seriously! As of blogging this minute, I feel somewhat better again. Thank goodness.

So now let me bring you my card creation designed for Through The Craft Room Door's Anything Goes challenge that is still going on this week. My fellow teammates have created wonderful items to inspire you as well. 
 We are sponsored by talented Lisa Decosse the owner of Decosse's Dynamite Doodle who does marvelous designs in kit form. All the supplies I used for this project can be read in the upcoming TTCRD online magazine. Interested? Click here to find out more about subscription. . 
  Thank you for visiting me today.
Until then, see you again soon.

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Rain Showers My Spirit {Digistamps4Joy Sunday Release}

{My DT work for DS4J}

Hello everyone! Wish you all happy July all the way. I'm back again with the latest as always bringing you fresh from the oven; that's right, new images from Digistamps4Joy e-shop.

Visit DS4J blog and take a look at what my fellow teammates have designed for you.
 I created an art journal page using African Violets. 
Supplies used: DS4J digi image, Copic Sketch, watercolors, Alpha gesso & modeling paste, Tim Holtz distress ink, Versafine black ink pad, Stamplorations Nestled Circles StencilStamplorations Artsy Border Makers Clear Stamp, sentiment from Paulette {Create With TLC}, serviette tissue and paper scraps

Some up-close photos:
I wish to enter these challenges once again:
1. ARTastic Challenge : Use water {liquid} in some way on your page
2. Sister Act : ATG Friday

That's all for today. Thank you for dropping by and wishing blue sky and everything nice.

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Salam Aidilfitri {TTCRD July 7-13, 2015 Challenge}

{My DT work for TTCRD}

Hi everyone! I'm back with the latest creation, this time a celebration card and part of my dt work for Through The Craft Room Door. This week we hold another challenge with simmilar theme Anything Goes. How's that sound?

The ladies in the design team {A} have created fabulous paper creations for your inspirations. Click here to see their fabulous work.
I made a mixed media card and chose to be messy this time {lol}. Pretty soon we Muslims will celebrate Eid Mubarak {Aidilfitri} that most probably falls on July 17 in the month of Syawal after fasting 30 days in Ramadan.
 List of supplies used to make this card will be available in the upcoming TTCRD online magazine {Sept/Oct issue}. Meanwhile, TTCRD has just released July/August online magazine. Check out the video on the right sidebar.

If you haven't subscribed yet but plan to, check this link for details.
 I look forward to seeing your creations at TTCRD Mr Linky by July 13. Remember, it's anything goes.

As always, my thank you goes to you for visiting me today. I so much appreciate your kindness.

Hugs and smiles,

Sharing @ Path Of Positivity {Guest Designer}

{My GDT project for Path of Positivity}

Hi there friends! I am excited to share with you my new layout I did as part of my Guess Designer project for Path of Positivity new challenge this month. Firstly, I would say Thank You to Lisa Decosse for giving me the opportunity to guest design after winning big at her blog challenge last month.

This month, the theme brought to you is Sharing. I love that word! So here's sharing a scrapbook page of my eldest and youngest daughters spending a moment together at the park enjoying nature and sharing each other's company. I think the picture of the two of them speaks more than a thousand words, don't you think? They really bonded right from the start and love each other very much but yes, they also tease each other too; the youngest likes to sulks and the eldest likes to bully her sometimes just for the fun of it {erm, is this normal behavior? ~smile~}

The design team and I were given images to work with sponsored by Limited Runs. I have colored Lilies with watercolor paints and fussy-cut them. Click here to see more flower designs from the store owner.

Here are some close-up photos:
 This page is designed based on a sketch by Karan Gerber's sketch as well as my take for Sketchabilities.
I also play along at Scrap Around The World once again. The moodboard looks fabulous. I am attracted to the meadow if I can say that; the sun lit up the sky with such beautiful scene at either dawn or during sunrise always look amazing. Such awesome nature colors.
I love that pink staircase too but maybe some other time, second entry perhaps {smile}.
Thought of zooming out my girls here, lol. I wonder if the little one can bend like that in 30 years time? She'll 37 and her big sister will be 45...and me? Ghee, I've lost count my age already, hihi, but I always tell myself to grow old gracefully {smile}.
I thank you once again for dropping by my blog today. I always treasure your visit and time!

Until then, take care and remember, sharing is caring :)

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Nothing Is Impossible @ Stamplorations {Stencil Sunday & July Mixed Media Challenge}

{My DT work for Stamplorations}

Hello everyone! I am so excited to share my story for today. 
On this beautiful Sunday, me and six teammates from Stamplorations Mixed Media Design Team is officially presenting our first creations to inspire you.
We bring you our first Mixed Media Challenge every Sunday. 
Hop over to Stamplorations blog and have a see at what the design team created. 
You can make anything your heart desire but no cards please. 

I altered an old ping pong bat into a home decoration for wall hanging. My eldest daughter is a sports fanatic and school athlete since primary school until she attends secondary school yet her love for sports never fade. She knew I was up to something when I asked if she still needed her old worn out ping pong bat that she hardly use ever since she bought new ones with my money {smile}
Supplies: Stamplorations Gridlocked Stencil, sentiment from Lisa, Webster's butterflies, Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist, Buncho watercolors, Copic Sketch, Micia brown ink pad, Tim Holtz distress pen, Alpha gesso and modeling paste, tissue serviette, PVA glue, flowers from haberdashery, brown string, buttons and beads from my stash

I used gridlocked stencil to make a brick wall on the bat so I can decorate it with flowers in a way to create a garden scene. Like the stencil I used? Click here for info.
Some close-up photos:
When crafting sometimes I get brain stuck. I wasn't sure whether I I should wrap up the entire handle or stop right in the middle so I asked for my little girl's opinion. She said I should stop in the middle. Yup, I listened to my 7yo child {kids often knows better, smile}.
So I thought of sharing how the ping pong bat looks like before alteration.
Left picture is the front side. I peeled off the first layer and sponge underneath until I get nice rough texture of purposely uncleaned surface. Then I gave two coats of gesso, placed tissue serviete and gesso(ed) again.
Right picture is the back side; rid off the black and sponge layers and smooth the wood surface with sandpaper. 

My eldest daughter will be home next Tuesday; she lives in boarding school by the way. Well you bet I can hardly wait to show her what I did. I'm already thinking what else she owns and not using no more {lol}. You know, just to keep myself busy :-)
 I hope you find my project inspiring or should I say one's thrash is another person's treasure.
With that note, I wish you good luck in your mixed media project and show us your creativity. Remember, 31 July is final day to link up your project at Stamplorations.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Unique You {Scrap Africa Sketch Challenge #54}

{My DT work for Scrap Africa}

Hello everyone! Salam Ramadan to all my Muslim friends! 
I'm thrill to share my newest layout as part of my design team project for Scrap Africa this fortnight. 

Come take a peek here to see what my fellow teammates have designed to inspire you.
Supplies used: Kaisercraft patterned papers, stamps & alpha stickers; Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist, Eno Greetings window frame resin embellishment + wood flourish, ScrapBerry's gardenia flowers & leaves, Stamplorations old rose prints stencil, Martha Stewart punch, Versafine black ink pad, Tim Holtz distress ink pad, watercolors, gems and homemade resin embellishment {bird and leaves) 

This is the sketch that we get to work on and for you to use in making any creations you like. I'm pretty excited to see your work so don't wait till the last minute although I think sometimes last minutes works best {smile}.
Here are some up-close pictures:
  Thank you for visiting me today and I shall do my best to return the favor.

Hugs and smiles,