Tuesday, December 20, 2016

ARTplorations Blog Hop (Day 7)

Welcome to the last day of ARTplorations Stencils Blog Hop.
I sincerely hope you have enjoyed hopping from Day 1 up to this day. You are also welcome to submit your creative creations using stencils to Linky Party.

Once again I wish to share my creations with hope that these ATCs may inspire you to play with watercolors if you like that.
I simply used very basic art ingredients from gesso to modeling paste and a sweet helper from STAMPlorations product named Old Rose Prints and watercolors.

Final step was adhering sentiment. I used black watercolor for highlight.

I look forward to see your creations at the Linky Party.

See you there.

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, December 19, 2016

ARTplorations Blog Hop (Day 6)

Hi there my friends and welcome to
ARTplorations Stencils Blog Hop.
Today is the 6th day you have been
hopping, have you?

If you haven't done all, no worries,
you still have plenty of time.

Take a visit at STAMPlorations and hopefully
you will get some inspirations from the design team.

I covered up a note book with easy steps using paper strips, gesso, modeling paste, stencil and watercolors.
Here it is:
And some close ups:
I had fun using two stencils that are available at the shop.
Click for Bold Florals and Foiled Again stencils.
I hope this hop will give you more inspirations to create andbjoin the Linky Party. You can be the winner!

Have a good day.
Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Shabby Tags @ DS4J

{My DT work for Digistamps4Joy}

Hi everyone! It's mid-December and sixteen days left till we bid the year farewell. I am still holidaying with my children and spending time with my mother is always greatest moments ever.

So anyway, today I have shabby sparkly tags to share with you.
Digistamps4Joy is waiting for your paper creations for her Anything Goes challenge with optional twist Make It Sparkle that ends on the last day of this year.
Head on to DS4J blog for more sparkly creations.

I made these tags from my favorite Kaisercraft papers combining DS4J images. I hope they will inspire you to create something special today.
Till we meet again soon. Wish you all the best.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

ARTplorations Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Artplorations Stencil Blog Hop.
Today is dedicated just for you to join our finale blog hop of our fabulous stencils.

There are so many oh-so-amazing creations by the STAMPlorations girls to keep your creative juices flowing.

Make yourself a cup of coffee and feel comfy at STAMPlorations to enjoy the fun and incredible creative journey as you hop.

I sincerely hope you will like my art journal and get some inspirations.
Some up close shots:
I used a chorus part from Pink's popular song Just Give Me A Reason simply because I love her song.
The background was adhered with layers of paper strips and gesso to build texture. I also used texture paste througj Bubbles stencil to create patterns.
As always I played with watercolors from soft to darker colors.
This art journal is a collaboration between me and my eldest daughter. For the first time I decided to have her drawing on my art. 'Alyaa loves anime at the moment and draws anime in her free time. She was somewhat surprised when I asked her to draw me a long haired sad lady directly on my art. She sketched on a paper first and after getting my approval, she nervously draw on my textured background. I was satisfied with her drawing and began to color her.
I was inspired to create this piece of art from this lovely mood board at Berry71bleu:

I hope you are enjoying the Linky Party and feel inspired all the time.
I thank you for your participation and wish you all the best of luck at:
I thank you very much for dropping by and leaving me comments.

See you again in my next post with another creations in the next days hop.

Have a good day.
Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Winter Wonderland Tag @ STAMPlorations

{My DT work for STAMPlorations}

Hi and happy Sunday my friends! Wish you a great time today and beyond. 
I am back again with another series of mixed media tags which are part of my deaign team work for STAMPlorations
More amazing creations can be seen at STAMPlorations blog for your inspirations.
These tags are made using tribal swirls stencils for the background and letting the watercolors run through the textured surface.
Meanwhile the mixed media challenge will end at the of this month. I look forward to see you there.
Until I see you again this 14th day for a blog hop event. Stay tuned and have a nice day.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Mixed Media Tags @ STAMPlorations

{My DT work for STAMPlorations}

Welcome to another episode of STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge that runs this entire month. 

Check this link for more awesomeness from the mixed media design team.

I created some flowery tags which I hope you will like and get some inspirations.
Please attach this graphic in your submission post:
You have one month long to get your mixed media creations link up at STAMPlorations blog. No cards please!

Until I see you again, have a nice day.
Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Believe To Achieve {Tags} @ Scrap Africa

{My DT work for Scrap Africa}

☺❤Hi everyone! Welcome to December❤☺
As you are reading my post for today, my children and I are enjoying the school holidays with my Mother at her home. We arrived on Saturday morning after some seven hours bus ride from my home. It's great to be back at my hometown here in the southern peninsula where I grew up and attained my kindergarten to elementary to high school education. The only person I miss so much being home is my late father. So many fond memories every time I am home.

Aaah,enough melancholic. Today at Scrap Africa, we have a new mood board challenge.
I absolutely in love with the colors in the board because red...I repeat...red is my favorite color {smile}
Here are my tags:
Based on this awesome mood board:
I am so much looking forward to see your creations at Scrap Africa this entire month.
Enjoy your 31 days of 2016 and wish you great times.

Until I see you again soon.
Take care.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Create & Explore @ STAMPlorations

{My DT work for STAMPloratios}

Good day my dearest friends.
I hope this day finds everyone of you in good health and cheery mood all the time. I definitely am. My children have finished school term for the year and we are spending five weeks school holidays with my Mother. The new school term will reopen on 1 January 2017. That is correct...they return to school on New Year!

I am here to show my new mixed media creation using STAMPlorations products which you can find here.
 A few close-up piccies:
Have a good day and see you again next month.
Hugs and smiles,

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sending My Love @ Digistamps4Joy

{My DT work for DS4J}

Hello my friends and before I go further, join me to welcome my two new beautiful dedicated talented crafty friends to my humble blog, Torsa Saha and Roshini. Thank you ladies for joining in and showing support to my little arts and crafts adventure in the blog land.

So, we are now sliding into the middle of November today. That is a sign for mid-challenge reminder at Digistamps4Joy. This month Jackie my fellow teammate is hosting the monthly challenge. Anything Goes is the theme with a twist Christmas Is Coming. Click here and have a see at design team B creations for some inspirations.

My card used DS4J digi named Snowman ~ Waistcoat.
 Thank you for dropping by and I hope you will play along with us. Click here to submit your card/s or any paper creations by the end of the month.

Taking my card into these challenges:
1. Frilly and Funkie : What a 'Mesh'!
2. One Stitch At A Time : Autumn Colors
3. The Corrosive Challenges : Fall/Autumn
4. Crafty Friends Challenge : For Someone Special
5. The Pencil Case : ATG
6. Crafting With An Attitude : ATG
7. Crafty Girls Creations : ATG

Take care and have nice day.
Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Greatness Within You {Art Journal} @ DS4J

{My DT work for Digistamps4Joy}

Happy Sunday everyone! I spend some hours today ironing a pile of clothes and I tell you this domestic work was enjoyable simply because I did it in front of the television watching one program after another {smile}. Let it be ironing alone would be boring eh! How's you Sunday? I hope it's happy and productive. 

Today is a new release images at Digistamps4Joy. There are so many new lovelies at the shop and we hope you will like what you see here.

I made a simple spread of art  journal in an old book using Red Robin applique bird image. I printed a few birdies and also reversed the image so few of them can face each other. 
A few close-up pictures:
 I printed some birdies and reversed few of them at PhotoScape editor so they can see each other and mingle by the seaside. Oh how fun is that?
 I wasn't too sure about the fence though. I mean, fence at the beach? Why not eh? Erm, this must be a rough beach to have fence installed.They are pieces of chippies from cardboard boxes.
 The sentiment is from pinterest. Deep meaning isn't it? 
 For the background I glue down some pieces of white tissue serviette and drywall tape all over the pages for texture. In the center, I adhered a piece of gauze; this one is extras from the dentist when my little girl had her milk teeth extracted months ago.
As always, when the pages were done, I gesso-ed everything lightly and let dry naturally. Watercolors were the biggest role here to make the process comes alive. Took me some thirty minutes playing with colors and dry with heat gun to see the dried effect. I added more highlights here and there until I was fully satisfied. Eventually I glue down the birds and used aqua brush to paint them with watercolors. The final touch was gluing down black sequins to their eyes. Well after all they are applique so they need tender loving care {smile}.
I hope you like my work this time and hopefully it inspires you to make something to do. 
Do join DS4J Anything Goes Challenge that ends this 30th day. See you there.

Taking my artwork into these challenges:
1. Crafty Life Challenges : October Challenge
2. 613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
3. Love To Create : Anything Creative / Mixed Media Goes

Thank you for dropping by and have a nice day. 
Hugs and smiles,