Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Marvelous @ MHKDesigns

{My DT work for MHKDesigns}

Hi there friends! My second post for today is a mixed media art journal using MHKDesigns newest digistamp set released today.

This beautiful flowers come along with several sentiments in the set. Click here to purchase the stamp set at MHKDesigns etsy shop.

I created a minimalist mixed media artwork in my journal and I hope you find it inspiring {smile}.
Here's the stamp set up-close:
A few close up shots of my art journal:
 The sentiment is so true. What say you?
 I did a very attentive fussy cut with this image. Yes it's very delicate.
 Yes you guessed right dear! All my artwork in my journal book is upside down as you can see the text in this book pages are the other way round. I purposely get the text involve this time by not cover up the pages with heavy gesso; it's just for extra interest. My oldest sister, Lili gave me some old books from her former office that meant to stay in the bin forever so why not she gave them to me to re-purpose and recycle.
I wish to get this project into these challenges:
1. Try it on Tuesday : In My Garden
2. Love To Create : Ch#16 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
3. Digi Designs : Flower Fancy
4. Art-Journal-Journey : Poetry In Motion

That's it for now. I shall be back again with a mixed media layout in my next post.
Stay tuned and have a wonderful day.

Hugs and smiles, 

Enjoy Life Keep It Real @ DS4J

{My DY work for DS4J}

Hi everyone! How is life on your end? I'm good. As promised, I am back again within two days after my last post and here is to share my recent creation for Digistamps4Joy mid-challenge reminder. My teammate Karin is hosting this month and she has chosen summer theme for the optional twist in the Anything Goes challenge that ends at the end of this month.

I have created a quick and easy mixed media card with Clivia digital image you can get from DS4J shop
Some close up pictures: 
 I started the background on a 200gsm drawing paper by applying texture paste through a stencil to create some flower patterns. After it is dried naturally, placed down some drywall tapes on the paper then I used a brush to 'paint' the surface with gesso and let dry.
 Next was coloring process which is always my favorite part. I used Deco Art paints to color the background by brushing down the colors here and there and spritz water randomly. I used heat gun to dry the first layer of colors. Then I used Buncho watercolors add some splash here and there. 
 If you look at the small squares, they're patterns created from drywall tape I peel off after I have painted with Deco Art colors. The bubbles formed from heat gun blow was on purpose as I wanted texture. You can see similar technique I did in my art journal page.
And so this is how it was before I lay down the flowers. I used Faber Castell watercolor pencil and aqua brush to color the flowers.
That's it for today. I hope you will get some inspirations and ideas from my artwork today and hopefully you will play along in our monthly challenge before 31st August.

The challenges I'm taking part:
1. Creative Artiste Mixed Media : Anything Goes Mixed Media
2. Ooh La La Creations : Flowers
3. Crafty Friends : Ch#64 Anything Goes
4. Mixed Media World : AMMG with a twist (mood board)
{I've chosen shades of green, brown, yellow and black for my background}

Thank you for dropping by once again and I feel so thankful with the love you leave behind.
Have a good day.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mixed Media ATCs @ DS4J

{My DT work for DS4J}

Hi everyone! I am back on this beautiful Sunday with my newest project designed for Digistamps4Joy with our new releases at DS4J Shop.

I created a set of mixed media Artist Trading Cards using black and white images drawn by our very new talented artist who joined the team at DS4J commencing today.
Let's welcome Lyndall Bosch.

You can view more of Lyndall's fabulous drawings at her website.
For my project today, I used uncolored images of
Shorthaired Cat and Collared Sunbird.
A few close-up pictures:
 The sentiments are obtained from the internet. If you are regular visitors, I am pretty sure you know my love for motivational quotes {smile}.
 I started my project by adhering a ply of tissue paper and applied a coat of gesso. I let dry naturally and had a see at my instagram account in between. Side track is common when I'm in no hurry to get a project done {lol}.
 The diamonds were stenciled with texture paste through crisscrossed stencil from STAMPlorations
 And no, I didn't do the black straight lines myself in the photo above. I can never draw straight lines. It was done with plaid maker stencil by placing it on top of the card and I dipped a dry sponge in black watercolor over the stencil to create the straight lines.
 The images were printed and cut out then pasted on the card after I have colored the background with watercolors and let dry. Only then I started highlighting the digistamps with Faber Castell watercolor pencils. 
 I used white gel pel to highlight the quote too but at some point the ink refused to cooperate so I used paint brush and white watercolor to outline each phrase. When one doesn't work, there's another way...just don't give up!
I love the way it turned out in the end. The white cat looks so adorable but however my little girl said I should have colored her other than white, lol.
 I hope you will hop over to DS4J's blog and have a look at the gorgeous creations my talented design team mates have created with the wonderful new release images.

I wish to partake in these challenges:
1. Morgan's ArtWorld : Anything Goes
2. A Vintage Journey : Watercolor
3. Dragonfly Dreams : Animals

Thank you for your time and I really appreciate the love you leave behind.
I will be back again in a couple of days. Till then. have a great Sunday.

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Light of the World @ MHKDesigns

{My DT work for MHKDesigns}

Hi everyone! I am back with a second project for MHKDesigns August Release: Light of the World.
This set includes five images and four sentiments that might melt your heart. Take a look at my card I created using one of the lights:
How I wish I own such light in my home! It's really beautiful lamp, isn't it?
This digistamp set is available at MHKDesigns Etsy shop. Click here.
Meanwhile the monthly challenge is still running until the end of this month so do get your entries in at Mr. Linky.

That's it for today. I shall be back again real soon with some mixed media projects in my next post.
Til I see you again, thank you for dropping by.

 Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, August 06, 2017

The Dress @ DS4J

{My DT work for DS4J}

Hello everyone and a happy Sunday! It's a beautiful day today and I am enjoying life to the fullest or should I say my life is back to normal again after digesting extremely hectic life in three consecutive weeks. Except never ending laundry and weeding job to get done, all is well and wish you the same too {smile}.

It's the second Sunday of the month and that means a new release of digi stamps at Digistamps4Joy. Take a peek here and may you get some ideas and inspirations from the designers on how to use digi stamps in your creation.

I created a shabby card using The Dress image. I paper pieced the gown using patterned paper from Kaisercraft. I had so much fun sewing making the dress!
 Here are some close-ups:
I tucked in lace underneath the gown to give more depth and intricate detail. 
 Some punched leaves and Prima flowers to adorn my elegant lady.
 I always love distressing papers with scissor and the 3D layering of the pleated skirt gives me more satisfaction and happiness as well.
 I hope you like my shabby card this time and I do look forward to see what you will do with yours.

Challenges entered:
1. Brown Sugar : Use 3 Pattern Papers and Ribbon
2. Realy Reasonable Ribbon : ATG with Ribbon
3. Fussy and Fancy : Favorite Colors {pink, green and brown}
4. Scrapper's Delight : ATG
5. Crafting With An Attitude : Alwys ATG
6. Southern Girls Challenge : Ch#165 Flower Power
7. The Outlawz : Festive Friday ~ Something With Bows
8. Crafting By Designs : ATG

Thank you for dropping by today and I will have more posts coming up this entire August.
Until I see you again soon. Have a great week day ahead.

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Winter Wonderland {Tag} @ MHKDesigns

{My DT work for MHKDesigns}

Hi again my sweet friends! How are you feeling today? Me? Busy with my three girls at home all morning since my two boys were doing their own things at different places. It's not often that I get to spend time with my firstborn and middle daughter because they both live in hostels. My youngest girl is forever with me at home and is my bestest crafty companion and I notice she has become a good talker and very talkative too. In a week she will turn 9. I can hardly believe my baby is turning 9 years old. Oh boy!

So without further ado, here is my winter wonderland tag made as part of my design team work for MHKDesigns new digi stamp set released today named Christmas Frames.
I welcome you to visit MHKDesigns blog for more details. 
I love fuzzy cutting the image from these sets ~ Christmas Frames:
There will be four more beautiful vintage stamp set coming up soon and I am looking forward to share with you.

Till then. Thanks so much for dropping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Happiness Today & Always @ MHKDesigns

{My DT work for MHKDesigns}

Hi everyone and a happy August! How are you feeling today? Me? I am still struggling to get the house back to life again after two weeks of neglecting every corner, front to back, floor to ceiling, room to room, bathroom tiles need deep clean scrub and the list goes on. Well even my garden looks so sad. I'm thinking this Saturday would be perfect to tackle the front lawn plus weeding at the edible garden and more weeds in the backyard and the courtyard too; okay the lawn surrounding my house needs a friendly mowing machine so to speak! Aaaargggh, enough blab. Sorry for the rant {hihi}.

Today is the beginning of a new challenge at MHKDesigns. The designer have created gorgeous cards with MHKDesigns digital vintage images that are available at the MHKDesigns Etsy Store.

This is what I came up with hoping it may give you a bit of inspiration: 
I used Fabulous Flowers digistamp. One of my favorite flowers in the store!
As for the sentiment I used is from Hollyhock Happiness digistamp:
The challenge runs for a month and if you don't use MHKDesigns digi goodies, you can create and enter the challenge by getting inspirations from the mood board below:
I look forward to your creations at Mr. Linky.
Thank you for dropping by and have good times always.

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, July 24, 2017

Special Birthday @ DS4J

{My DT work for DS4J}

Hello friends! I have been very quiet for so many days I know. My last post was July 10 and then I was creating for some custom orders and upcoming design team work as well as balancing between working from home, housework, sewing clothes, mothering and family time. I was occupied and keeping everything organized as much as I can until mid-July approach bringing us the most saddest news ever. The evening of July 15, my husband received a phone call from his youngest sister of their beloved father's passing. My mother-in-law was with him until his last breath. My 78yo father-in-law was ageing and not in the best of health but still able to drive to the mosque, eat and drink as usual, walk up the stairs to his room except he didn't have the energy for gardening anymore. I used to help him cleaning his garden together but ever since he can't do it anymore, I would do as much as I can when we visited him. Now is just a memory that is still hard to swallow! 

After the funeral on July 16, we spent many days with my mother-in-law until it was time for me to go home with mountain of dirty clothes and plenty of things to get done since we left the house in emergency so the house was completely a huge mess. I left the house with tea time dishes unwashed, oven not wiped, clothes unfold, floor not swept and mopped and dining table full of dt work with paints and stuff. Even the sewing machine was not kept properly let alone fabrics and sewing materials all over the room.

Enough blab...thank you for reading so far {smile}. Today this moment ignoring a badge of laundry to fold {never mind that}...so eventually, I am able to share with you my long waited post for Digistamps4Joy mid-challenge reminder project I did before my father-in-law left us forever.
 A few close-up pictures:
The challenge will end at the end of this month so you still have ample time to submit your paper craft creations.

I hope my card gives you an inspiration to play with mixed media elements if you like that and create to your heart content.
Until I see you in the next couple of days. Take care and thank you for dropping by.

Hugs and smiles,