Saturday, July 30, 2016

Summer Ice Cream @ Markers! Papers! Digis!

{My DT work for DS4J}

Hi there friends! Digistamps4Joy is participating in a 3-day Hot Hot Summer event in the Markers! Papers! Digis! Facebook Group. Lots of prizes to be won, and this image - Summer Ice cream" - will be available at half price only $1 from 29 July to 15 August for the coloring competition on Facebook.

Margaret Kieser the owner artist of Digistamps4joy is in the spotlight over at Markers! Papers! Digis! She is offering this adorable digi for $1. It's called Summer Ice Cream, and is a re-release of one of artist Jen Leeflang's works.

I love this cute image and made a shabby card.

 The image is printed on a drawing paper and colored with Paper Mate color pencils. Then I fussy cut with sharp scissor and cutting knife a well. Lastly I adhered on the layered card. 
Okay, have to be honest with my coloring, lol. I did a major spring cleaning prior Eid Mubarak last month and many craft stuff of mine are packed into boxes for a while so we can move things around the house and me sewing curtains at the same time. When the celebration is over, my Mother, siblings and their families bid us farewell. Slowly and surely I started cleaning up and opening the packed boxes. My girls have a new 12 cubicle storage in their room which they let me share to place my craft tools along with their books and comics. I just love looking at my display for hours; like a kid in a candy store you know {chuckle}. I know you have the similar feelings too {smile}. So.....only when I was about to color this sweet image couple days ago, I can't find my box of Copic markers! Oh man!!! That's why I borrowed my middle girl's color pencils for this project when I can't even locate my own watercolor pencils I just used the other day {what is wrong with me?? lol}. Speaking of extreme spring clean huh?!
 Taking this card into these challenges:
1. Feeling Sketchy : Sketch #149

That's it from me today and off I go to have choc ice-cream! Enjoy your weekend and happy creating.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Joy Art Journal @ Digstamps4Joy

{My DT work for DS4J}

Hi everyone! Digistamps4Joy is re-releasing Jen's digistamps today. Take a look at them in the shop and please visit DS4J blog to view at the design team beautiful creations.

I made an art journal pages using Joy digiimage.
 More close-up pictures:

That's it for today. Until I see you again real soon. Take care and have a great week ahead.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Cutest 'Paper Bag' Art Journal Mini Album @ STAMPlorations

{My DT work for STAMPlorations}

Hi there friends! Today I have a mini project I am making for my grand nephew who turns 1 recently. It's going to be a mini art journal photo album made from brown paper bag and this is one of the probably ten pages to fill up the mini album. I shall be sharing other pages from time to time as I blog and at the same time waiting for more photos from his grandma {my middle sister}.
I used two different stencils from Stamplorations to create the textural background after applying two coats of gesso. Firstly I used Peonies All Over stencil and after it is dried I used Dots All Over stencil.
 I punched some Kaisercraft patterned papers and adhered randomly on the page.
 Cute sentiment for a young boy eh? {chuckle}
 I stamped the butterfly from Trendy Butterflies stamp directly on the circle and used white gel pen to make some dots on the left wings for interest.
 After all the texture and watercolors are dried, the paper bag becomes super heavy and somewhat sturdy. That pleased me all right because I was quite afraid in the first place if this project will ever get torn in the long run. Later when all the ten pages are completed, I shall add tags in every pocket and go with the flow. 
I hope you like my project for today. My fellow teammies have also created their gorgeous projects at STAMPlorations blog today. Click here to have a see.

If you have created a project that use stencil/s, why not submit your work at STAMPlorations July Mixed Media Challenge and be a winner!

I wish to take my project into these challenges:
1. Craft Stamper Magazine : Take A Stamp July Challenge
2. Country View Challenges : Have Fun With Circles

That's it for today. Until I see you again soon.
Thank you for dropping by and have a nice Sunday.

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, July 15, 2016

Love Art Journal @ Digistamps4Joy

{My DT work for DS4J}

Hi everyone! How are you all doing? I'm doing good and slowly recovering from the heat and eczema attack on both my legs {no fun I tell you because at times my feet become swollen and the the skin becomes dry and crack that makes walking somewhat painful}. Still I'm grateful I can still walk although slow and have been applying creams without fail and not to mention the 'itchy pills' to prevent me from scratching but puts me to sleep faster and longer {chuckle}.  Despite the health issue, I had the most happiest moment after having spent a week with my Mother, my sisters and their families at my house to celebrate Eid Mubarak on June 6. Normally we return to my Mother's house for the celebration but for the first time Mom breaks her own history to leave her house and travel some six hours in the car to my house for Eid preparation and celebration.

I can go on blabbering about it but let's move on to my creation today that is designed for Digistamps4Joy and this is also to remind you that we are now in the middle of July so you have roughly two weeks left to get your creation into our monthly challenge before the month ends. This month my fellow teammate Debbie is hosting the challenge and she would like to see some dies or punches in your paper project.

I did an art journal using stained glass roses image. Click here to take you to DS4J blog to have a see at the design team's creations for more inspirations.
Some up-close photos:
I hope you like my work this time and hopefully it gives you some inspirations to play with watercolors in your creations.

Until I see you again in the next couple of days, take care and have a nice day.

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, July 01, 2016

STAMPlorations 3rd Birthday Blog Hop ~ Day 3

Hi everyone! Welcome to STAMPlorations third birthday blog hop.
Thank you for hopping.
It's Day 3 of the STAMPlorations third birthday blog hop and linky party! 
I created a quick and easy mixed media birthday card using gesso, modeling paste and watercolors for the background. Then I stamped some cupcakes from Party Mates Dees Artsy Impressions stamps set, punched and adhered on the background.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and if you comment, share, like, and/or link up here's what you could win:

All prizes will be randomly drawn using
Prizes for commenting on the STAMPlorations blog and STAMPlorations designers blogs:

THREE (3) winners of $25 gift certificate
SEVEN (7) winners (1 per day) of $10 gift certificate

Prizes for liking, commenting, sharing, and tagging a friend on the STAMPlorations Facebook page post: 
TWO (2) winners of $15 gift certificate -- 1 for the commenter and 1 for the friend she tags in the comment

Prizes for creating and linking up a party/celebration/birthday project:
ONE (1) winner of Kathryn’s Big Wishes stamp set
ONE (1) winner of CUTplorations word dies (winner chooses 3 from 10 available)

Thank you for dropping by and enjoy your hop
~Good luck~

Hugs and smiles,