Sunday, April 22, 2018

Flower Spray Art Journal

Hi everyone! How is everyone doing? I am fine, thank you. Here's keeping myself busy with artwork and while de-clutter my craft boxes and purge a lot of things to keep and donate, I discovered several hidden items stored in tier drawers untouched for months. Many brand new mini albums, paper rolls, stickers, hmmm and the list goes on. It's hard decision to keep them all so I took the most wanted and donate to my children's friends whom appreciate. I was able to reduce quite a lot and gain storage to rearrange and organize better this time, lol.

Enough chat. Let me now take you to Digistamps4Joy and today we bring you five new digital images at the shop. Click here.

I created a page of art journal using Flower Spray digi image printed twice and fussy cut neatly before I glue them down.
 As always, I begun my artwork by coloring the background with watercolor paints. It's more of intuitive than real plan. I just go with the flow until I reach satisfaction.
 I did a bit of doodling in the background by drawing circles with the help of bottle cap and white Gelly Roll 08 Sakura pen I recently bought. I just couldn't get enough of the pen I end up doodling the flowers as well.
 I stamped the edges with rubber kitchen place mat that's been with me for some five years. Just look around for anything that has pretty texture made with rubber or silicone and you are ready to stamp away. 
I love the end result after several sittings at making this on a lovely weekend between cooking, eating and looking at the growths in my garden. There are times I need to take a quick short break while creating because the creative mind get stuck all suddenly.

So there you have it for today on a beautiful Sunday. I hope my art journal will inspire you to create to your heart content.

Until I see you again real soon. Enjoy life and stay blessed.

 Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wanderlust Series {Special Post} @ STAMPlorations [ Comment To Win =]

Hello my lovely friends and welcome new visitors to my blog. Thank you is all I can say to each and everyone of you for taking time to drop by. That alone is so meaningful to me. Oh and I wish you much joy, love and happiness to you today and every single day.

So guys, let us travel to STAMPlorations blog and shop this minute to enjoy the stunning eighteen Wanderlust typografia sentiments that spell travel!

I honestly say these are amongst my favorite stamps in the series that I can't get over with both in creating and the temptation to travel again some time in June. Just after returning from our family getaway in Thailand last month, hubby suggested we go again, lol.
Like the sentiment below says "You don't magic to disappear but all you need is a destination." That is so true!
I created a no plan page in my small art journal booklet with three products from the shop: All You Need Is A Destination - Typografia WanderlustCityGirl - The Bee's Knees and Forest of Leaves ARTplorations Stencil.
I had no idea what I was doing in the beginning {lol} when I started playing with paint brush but I surely did a few strokes from up to bottom and side ways as well that form a random pattern. When dry, I swiped gold ink pad over the stencil and thought, "...hey that's cool."
The toughest part {as always} was placement of image and quote. One often has to decide, isn't that so? {chuckle}

 Up next is a spread of watercolor art journal in my handmade paper bag album. The actual pages were brown until I painted them with black gesso and leave out the middle part for shades of green blended in with brush strokes until I reached satisfaction. Oh yes, that is always the case {lol}.
When the pages were dried in the air, I started adding stamped images of Beautiful Place to Get Lost -Typografia WanderlustWanderlust Hipster Icons and Trendy Birds 2.
I simply mixed white watercolor with white gesso and applied directly on the stamps to stamp down on the background. They end up being white sillhoutte {smile}. Told you it's intuitive and no planning {lol}.

So guys, leave a comment for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate.
Also, to win more, join April Challenge by linking up any project you make with the focus on the sentiment. Be sure to display this graphic in your blog post to be eligible for the prize:

I do hope you find my intuitive art journals interesting and hopefully gives you some inspirations to do yours. Should you plan to get the new Wanderlust Series, do mention my name STAMPGIRLASMAH for special price.
That's it for today. I look forward to read your comments and wish you best of luck in winning the $25 GC. Have fun creating and stay blessed.

 Hugs and smiles,

Monday, April 02, 2018

Say It Big Series {Special Post} @ STAMPlorations ~ Comment To Win

Hello everyone! It's been over a month and a half since I last posted a content on my blog. So much happenings so little time for everything but above all, one ultimate reason was defeating acute bronchitis between February through March. Coughing madness days and nights for weeks was seriously crazy. A visit to to the doctor was a big rescue indeed after being given some antibiotics and medicine. As March crawled away, I found myself talking without husky voice, laughing without coughing and able to sleep all night. I was so contented to gain back my good health. That was the best day of my life! Blessings xx
As many of you in the western countries are welcoming spring, I am welcoming rain once again. It has been extremely hot and humid since December I think up to March with little pour in a single week or none at all but it seems that rain is back like once or twice in a week now. That's super cool for my garden although I am just not thrill that the weeds love rain too, lol. More about my gardening story later or I may write a post about it soon as I have been busy with propagating plants and germinating vegetable seeds.

Enough blab! That's what happen when I feel good, I talk so much...just So, okay, we at STAMPlorations have a lot to offer you with new released stamps in the shop. Today, we represent you some new stamps in the Say It Big Series. The design team has created stunning cards and tags with the stamps. Visit here to view them.

I created a shabby card and tag with hope to inspire you to create with all your heart even if you are under pressure {smile}. 
I admit this card that was created with More Precious stamp took some twenty minutes on thinking how to create the card with the sentiment. Different people has different perception about the most precious in their life and it can be someone, some things, or just whatever. I then knew the most precious in my life are my four blessings! My children are my best gift from God. Thus out came the old Kaisercraft patterned paper I have saved for too long and used it for this project. Are you like me sometimes who get stuck while creating that you need a moment to think a little for ideas?  
This tag is no exception. I stamped the Under Pressure sentiment on a patterned paper and wanted a vintage look. My eldest daughter suggested the image of diamond shape tuck in somewhere but I only favored something straightforward with minimalist decoration because I wanted to highlight the sentiment. Less is more for this time {smile}.  

So there you have it. Ever wonder how you can win the gorgeous Say It Big Series stamps? All you need to do is check back weekly and leave comments at STAMPlorations blog and on the designers' blogs.
You can also get special price while shopping by using my coupon code. Just mention my name at check out:

Last but not least, if you want another chance at winning, link up any project you make with the focus on the sentiment to our April Challenge which will be starting on April 5th! There's your heads up -- you have 3 days to make a project or a few that you can link up! 

That's it for today. I look forward to read your comment(s).
Until the morning after. See you soon.

Hugs and smiles,