Sunday, September 18, 2016

Try Anything New @ STAMPlorations

{My DT work for STAMPlorations}

Hi everyone! I am back again with art journal today.
Check out more mixed media awesomeness from my teammates at STAMPlorations.

I created an art journal with autumn feel and used a computer generated quote

by Albert Einstein.
I used Trendy Leaves 2 for stamping with Versafine onyx black ink pad and here are some close up...

Last but not least, I'm joining The Colours of Autumn challenge at Stamps and Stencils.
Meanwhile the STAMPlorations Mixed Media September Challenge is up and running until the 30th day so do hurry and you could be the winner!

I hope you get some inspirations from my artsy. Until then. See you soon.

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, September 16, 2016

Just Be You {Tag} @ Digistamps4Joy

{My DT work for Digistamps4Joy}

Hi everyone! Wish you a great day today wherever you are. We are now in mid September and that means a mid-challenge reminder is in the highlight at Digistamps4Joy.

Sharing a mixed media tag for today and hopefully you like it.
I used Anemone corner image for the corners of my tag colored with Faber Castell watercolor pencils.

You have until 30 September to send in your paper craft project and stand a chance to win more images from DS4J.

Until I see you again soon. Have a great weekend.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Trendy Leaves 2 @ STAMPlorations

{My DT work for STAMPlorations}


Yes, you heard right. STAMPlorations welcome you to join our blog hop, leave comments and let's hope this magnificent new Trendy Leaves stamp set will be yours!
Can you spot the leaves on my layout?
I stamped some leaves using Versafine onyx black ink pad on white watercolor paper. Spent happy moment fussy cut the leaves to tuck them underneath each other as well as paper layers.
 I love that beautiful black maple leaf with musical notes on it. I think it looks perfect underneath the purple flower {my middle daughter made it for me many moons ago and finally I decided to use it}.
 Heaps of layering here {lol}. I was looking for something in the drawer at my daughter's study table and saw a strip of white netting. I wonder what on earth she was doing behind my back {sniff, sniff...very fishy, haha}. There's finished green food coloring bottle and white tissue serviette turns green; even bits of the white netting was also green!! I cleared the drawer, threw away the bottle, sticky tissue and cut off some of the white netting and's given a proper place on this layout rather than sitting in the dark drawer for how long I don't know! My middle girl is still having finale primary school exam until Thursday afternoon so I haven't asked her what sort of project she was doing behind my back.
{She always have science projects; slime was one of them early this year and the whole house stinks when she did the science project for homework, lol}.   
Confession to make: This photo of my girls {left is Anis with her non-stop science projects and her eldest sister 'Alyaa at the park} was printed last year but I was not pleased with it because it was meant to be black and white. Unfortunately the ink was dying so the printer gave me this purplish photo. At the time I was unsure what to do with it so off it went to live in the box-of-things-to-do-project until I dig it out again for this layout. I did have hard time picking patterned papers to suit the photo though. I placed it on some green patterned papers, pulled out more rustic designed papers to see if it balance, even on a wood one too but in the end I figured some sort of monochrome would do the trick.
Yes, I'm happy with this page at last.
{Took one whole day to complete in different sittings, half day alone on paper selection, seriously!}. 

And more up-close shots:
As always I needed a sketch to kick start work on my layout. This fab sketch from Scrap Club inspired me to keep going {smile}:
And also the Home & Scrapped Stash Buster challenge:
I hope my layout gives you some inspirations and hopefully you have enjoyed hopping.
All the best to you and I sincerely hope this new stamp set prize will be yours!

More information on the stamp set, please click hereUntil September 13, this set is available at 10% off.
Coordinating dies is available here.

That's it for today. Thank you for hopping and stay cool.

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, September 05, 2016

Explore The Unknown @ STAMPlorations

{My DT work for STAMPlorations}

Hi! Firstly I would like to say a big HI to my new friends, Nadya Drozdova and Marina Berezova. Thank you ladies for following my blog.
How's your weekend everyone? Mine has been good, enjoying the cool breeze and did a little bit of gardening each morning or at least try to or else the weeds will spread further with pride to defeat the green grass that sprawls beautifully on the lawn day by day. With rain without warning I prefer doing my garden in the morning unless the sky spills its water. My afternoon and evening is mostly spent indoor. On weekdays my routine differ for sure or in better term I can hardly breath sometimes {lol}.

And so the first Sunday of the month {time sure flies!} means a new mixed media challenge at STAMPlorations. Click here to see my fellow teammates's gorgeous designs with hope you may get some inspirations to start making your mixed media projects and submit to us.

I would love to share a mixed media project I did on canvas. The splash of colors took an evening because I kept changing colors. First I started with earth colors but realized it didn't fit. I changed to vermilion red mixed with orange then I finished off by splattering white paints. A failure! Almost a disaster! I left the table, made hot chocolate, had bun, join my son watched tv and faced the canvas again. I wanted something scintillate; something glimmer, something that pop! I stared at all the paints I have and eventually picked two shades of blue and gold!
That's it! Obviously this canvas has many layers and depth of different colors {smile}.
More close-ups:
I used texture paste through pebble waves stencil to make the design.
 The canvas was adhered with tissue paper in the first place, gave it a layer of gesso and let dry. As I go along, I decided to ads some mesh and drywall tape in the center part for additional texture and dimension. For this design below, I used delicate links stencil with texture paste. 
 To create the title, I used bold sentiments - explore with Versafine onyx black ink pad. Then I colored it up with white gel pen.
Lastly I splatter white paint. Looking twice, this canvas looks like galaxy. What say you?

Well I hope you like my artwork this time and looking forward to see your mixed media creations at STAMPlorations September Mixed Media Challenge  before end of this month. No cards however and please display this graphic below on your blog post.
That's all for today. Thank you for visiting me and hope you have a great week ahead.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, September 04, 2016

You're The Best @ Digistamps4Joy {New Sunday Release}

{My DT work for DS4J}

Happy Sunday everyone!
Digistamps4Joy has released new digital images today. Click here and check out what the design team did with them.
Here's my card created for the new release:
And some close-ups:
I used left over Kaisercraft designed paper for the backing and layering as well. The edges was distressed with blunt scissor and normally I stitch the edges when I'm in shabby chic mood but for this card I wanted it plain and simple.
The flowers are dig out from my trinket of my own handmade flowers {I would do them while waiting for my kids to finish school or whenever, lol}. Firstly I punched white cardstock with flower punch, crumple the punched petals and keep them in the trinket box {simple as that}. For this project, I decided to leave the paper flowers as is simply by gluing two white crumple petals together onto green non-crumple petal and added coloring whatsoever. I want it simple {very unusual me, lol}. 
I'm not a sticker person like I was in my childhood who loved collecting stickers {and still have them till today} but the other day while shopping I found this sticker book of phrases from Rosie's studio and can't resist the temptation of getting one for me {smile}.

I hope you like my simple card this time and I'm taking it into these challenges:
1. The Pencil Cases : Anything Goes
2. Crafty Catz : Anything Goes {twist Autumn Colors}
3. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge : Anything Goes
4. QKR Stampede : Digi Image, Pattern Papers & Embellishments

Thank you so much for dropping by. Have a good day.

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Happy Times @ Scrap Africa

{My DT work for Scrap Africa}

Hey everyone! I'm so thrilled because September is here!! Yayy!! It's my favorite month of the year! A month where I get the chance to celebrate me, me and just me {lol}. Me counting days...eight days more to go and turning another year older {chuckle}. So yes, me counting days excitedly. Okay, enough blab. Until that day comes, it's me here inviting you all to another sketch challenge at Scrap Africa.

Take a look at this fabulous scrapbook pages and cards designs by Guest Designers and Scrap Africa Design Team. 
This is my layout of my youngest daughter when she was 5yo. I had the photos printed in 4x6 size some three years ago but often procrastinating from scrapping because at certain point I lost mojo making double pages with 4x6 photos that particular year. As you can see here, I crop the photos in circle using a punch and distress the edges. So glad finally I used the photos for this project.
    I took a break from mixed media and played with my sewing machine to sew the edges; something I love doing when I make shabby chic design. I tried to stay close to the sketch by layering three circle patterned papers.
Here are some up-close photos:
 I punched the borders with MS punch, distressed with Ranger's ink pad and crumpled them up.
 I loved the little rose from Prima, the pink flower came from Daiso and the blue one from Kinokuniya book shop that always bring in lovely creation from Japan.
If you have been my regular visitor, you may have noticed how much I love using my old Carla Craft leaf punch and adorn the page with layers and layers of distressed punched leaves.
 The lace has been in my stash for some time which I cut out from my youngest daughter's old gown so there's a keepsake to remember {smile}.
That's it for today. Don't forget guys, you have one month long to create any paper project based on the sketch but be sure not to wait until the last minute {smile}. Well, I'm so glad you stop by and I hope to return the favor.
Have a good week ahead and all the best in September.

Hugs and smiles,