Monday, January 08, 2018

Intuitive Art Painting

Hello everyone!
I am so excited to share with you my recent make for STAMPlorations and today I share with you how I did it in step by step picture tutorial.
Please head on to STAMPplorations blog for the tutorial.

I created an intuitive painting in a mini art journal paper bag with stenciling and stamping in the background. 
I don't use many materials for this project; just some basic items, stamps and stencils from STAMPlorations shop.
 Stencil used is Circular Two and stamps from Trendy Birds 2 set.
Here is the full spread I'm showing officially right here. You may have seen the left page yesterday at January Mixed Media Challenge. Why don't you come along and play with us this month? You may stand a chance to win gorgeous prize. Good luck on that!
I hope you find my art journal inspiring and hopefully you find my 'follow your heart' painting interesting.

A little note, when you shop for stamps, stencils and dies at STAMPlorations shop, do mention my name at check out to get your special price!

Meanwhile we are having New Year Sale until January 15. Best to hurry!

Until I see you again next month with another tutorial. Have fun time creating and take good care.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Intuitive Art {Mixed Media} Painting

Hi friends! Sunday is here and that means show time at STAMPlorations. Today the mixed media design team brings you the first challenge this beginning month and as always, we want to see anything goes projects in mixed media form but no cards please. Take a look here for inspirations and ideas.

I have made a mixed media art journal painting containing products from STAMPlorations shop and this was done in a mini paper bag album. If you look closely, I didn't use scissor to cut the paper bag neatly but it was carefully tear up just so the edges are distressed naturally.

This post is showing you the left page of the entire art journal spread. I shall be back tomorrow with the full reveal and you will find out more of the making process.
 And more close up pictures:
 The sentiment is included in Trendy Birds 2 stamp set and this is satisfying indeed because the designs of birds are super trendy.
Aren't those flying birds in words pattern gorgeous? I love them.
 Suddenly I feel in love with these color combination {smile}.
 For additional pattern and interest, I chose Circular Two ARTplorations stencil with the help of texture paste.
I truly hope you like this little piece of art and my hope is you will spread your wings larger this year and continue to find more achievement and happiness in life.

Should you are looking for new products at STAMPlorations shop, do mention my name at check out for special price:

Till then. Have a happy Sunday and a good weekend.
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the reveal.

See you!

Hugs and smiles,
 

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Hope (Tag) @ STAMPlorations


~~~Happy New Year Everyone~~~

Let us all look forward to another awesomazing creativity this year and I wish you a whole lot of happiness and positive vibes your way.

How has it been so far on your end? As for me, I was wrapped up with school preparations with my three children on the final week of December. Three kids, one high school, one boarding school and one primary school with one same hope that is achievement! They started the new term on January 1 and let me tell you how fantastic that sounds because I am finally able to have my half day 'freedom' at home while my son and my youngest are in schools. As for my middle girl, she returns home every fortnight. Thus I am back to full time mother ... driver ... cook ... gardener ... artist??? designer??? Lol...

Let me now take you to my first post today for TAGplorations January challenge but first I wish to tell you how grateful I am to be a part of STAMPlorations design team and just like my tag says "HOPE" so I "HOPE" my designs will give you some inspirations along the way.
The challenge this month is about winter and you may add texture paste if you like for optional twist.
It's my favorite medium in my work that I can't reject {smile}.
You can make a tag on its own or any projects that include tag. 
I used two different sizes from luggage tags nesting dies set to make this winter tag. 
 I stamped two similar flower image from bloom factory stamp set in different colors for contrast then I cut them out neatly and stick them together before I glue it down on the tag.
Pssst, don't tell anyone that sometimes I can be a lazy crafter (tell me who doesn't, hihi)...so at first I wanted to attach a button or something in the center part of the flower but I was lazy to get up and get it you see.
So instead of putting the die cut letters just right at the bottom of the tag, I decided to spell them in the flower center. My son who was sitting opposite me said cool and told me to paint them red because they were white in the first place (white cardstock precisely). I did and red is more aggressive in order to achieve goal or whatever. What say you? Well I know I was lazy while creating this tag eh but I finished it aggresivlely nevertheless {chuckle}. Hey, did I just say red? Yes, it's my utmost favorite color but I seldom use it in my creations, ha. 
 As the challenge speak winter theme so I used bubbles stencil to create circles designs to depict snow scene with splash of white paints for finishing touch. The use of drywall tape is just for additional interest and extra texture. 
So there you have it, my first tag to kick start the year in one simple word - hope!
Don't forget to include this pretty graphic below in your post to be eligible for the price.
 

And a little reminder for special price while shopping at STAMPlorations, just mention my name:
 That's it! I look forward to see your creations at Mr. Linky before the month ends.
Have a pleasant January and enjoy your time always.

Hugs and smiles,