Monday, June 03, 2019

Born To Fly Journal @ STAMPlorations

Hello everyone! Wish you a happy Sunday and lots of happiness.
Welcome to another new challenge at STAMPlorations namely the Mixed Media Challenge this month. As usual you can create just whatever you like but the only catch is you must include stencil in your project/s. It doesn't have to be stencil/s from STAMPlorations production though. You can use whatever brand you have or make your own.

I created a what I feel like grungy art journal if I can say that. Seldom do I use shades of red in my project even though red is my favorite color all my life, lol.
Hopefully you find some inspirations from my artwork this time.

Be sure to display this graphic in your blog post to be eligible for the prize if you are the winner. And do use my coupon code STAMPGIRLASMAH at check out for 20% discount when you shop at STAMPlorations shop.

That's it for today. I look forward to see your creations at Mr Linky
Closing date is before July knocks on the door {smile}.

Happy creating and blessings.
Hugs and smiles,

Friday, May 10, 2019

Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party @ STAMPlorations

Hey there! Party time is here!
Thanks a bunch for dropping by and a huge welcome to
Things With Wings Bog Hop and Linky Party.

Join us by commenting on this humble post of mine as well as all the participating designers on their blogs and you know you could be one of many to win something from Sherry Russ.

 While you party, why not create your own wing-themed projects and link up here. You never now luck will be yours this time and you can choose your prize.

This is what I made with big hope it may inspire you.
It's been a while since I made shabby center step fold card and quite miss it.
Here's one after ages ago...
Be sure to display this graphic in your blog post to qualify for the prizes.
Some up close shots for you:
Stay tuned on May 22 when another group of designers feature their inspiration wing-themed projects to delight you even more.

That's it for now. I'll be visiting your blogs to see your projects.
Meanwhile, thanks in advance for leaving me some love.
~Thank you so much for being here~

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Love You Mom {Tag} @ STAMPlorations

Hi friends! Welcome back to my blog and thank you for dropping by. Here's sharing my tag creation for MAY Tagplorations Challenge at STAMPlorations.

All About Mom is the theme and we have included an optional twist to use vellum in your creation/s. Your project can be a tag on its own or just anything but a tag must be included somewhere in your project.

This tag used Manila Tags Nesting Dies from CUTporations thin metal dies was cut with Sizzix machine. I ended tying the top with a trim from previous project.
We celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday in Malaysia. My girls often buy artificial roses at their school shop and happily bring home for me. I remember a card my eldest daughter made for me when she was about 8 years old I think. She wrote Happy Monster's Day. I can't help laughing every time I think about it {smile}.
Here are some close ups photos:
I have not used the alpha stamps for so long and decided to use them again which I bought in a wooden box at a local bookstore. It has always been my habit to stamp the sentiment I want using the alpha stamps and then cut each alpha to stick it down piece by piece. Key word is patience, lol.
I swiped heavy gesso over forest of leaves stencil to create a pattern in the background of decoupage. I form a texture on heavy card stock with layers of scrap papers and napkin for decoupage at first before stenciling took place.
I stamped a butterfly on white heavy card stock and fussy cut neatly. Then I glue down on the background and start coloring with watercolors using aqua brush.

That's it for today. Don't forget to use my coupon code STAMPGIRLASMAH for 20% discount.
I hope you find my little work of art inspiring. I'm pretty excited to see yours so do play along.

Till then. See you very soon.
Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, May 05, 2019

My Life Art Journal @ STAMPlorations

Hi friends! Happy Sunday and Happy May. 
Say what? May? Wow!! Time flies too quick I wish at times I could stop the clock and freeze myself a moment to give myself a break for I've never been so free to speak. I mean I'm always on the move, forever hectic killing two three things with one stone, hardly trying to get enough sleep during the weekend when the kids are off school but that seem impossible because my biological clock never let me sleep in till 5am. 4 o'clock in the morning is when my day begins! Hey I could just ramble on but no I'm not complaining just feel that at times twenty four hours a day is not enough although I try to balance everything, plan things out and at the end of the day, at least one of two numbers not mark in my planner. You like me?

So, enough ramble. Let's move on to my art journal spread created for May Mixed Media Challenge at STAMPlorations. This is just an intuitive art work created based on my emotion last week. There has been so many things going on in my life all crumple in a day that need to be sorted out immediately. With all the happenings and actions taken, I combined them all in this journal. I would say I completely put my heart and soul into this art work. This journal is completely me.
Some up close shots:
 I used Just Flow and Crisscrossed stencils to create patterns randomly. 
 The butterflies are stamped, fussy cut and colored before I set them free on the pages. The bird cage is the only image left from the Kaisercraft rub on sheet so why not fill up my journal with this beauty eh!
I purposely spread light gesso over the pages to let the context in the book play some role too in making this journal more natural. Does that make sense?
And this is how it was in the first place! At this point I had no idea what I was doing {grin}.
But this is how it is whenever I do something intuitive.

If you wish to use the stencil I use like in the photo above, you can get it at special price. STAMPGIRLASMAH can give you 20% discount at STAMPlorations shop. Happy shopping guys. 
 That's it for now. I look forward to see your mixed media creation at STAMPlorations blog before June comes. Best to hurry, don't delay. 

Hugs and smile,

Friday, April 26, 2019

House Plant Jar {Tutorial} @ STAMPlorations

Good day fellow crafters!
I bring you my newest re-purpose creation ~ simple, easy and quick to make for yourself or as a gift for someone who loves succulent.
I'm not really a big fan of succulent but like looking at them. This baby succulent and all the succulents in my home belongs to my girls. 
I stole chose one in their collection for my craft project :-)
Please head over to STAMPlorations blog for the tutorial.
 I love using brown twine and used extras for the top part for additional interest. Place white pebbles at the bottom for drainage. 
 I think this makes a nice spring project you can do with kids also and encourage them gardening in a way. 
It doesn't have to be succulent holder so to speak. Fill it with stationery, artificial flowers, little topiary and just anything you like. 

That's it for now. I see you when I see you.
Happy creating.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Spring Fling Day 17 @ STAMPlorations

Okay this is a big shout to remind our superb STAMPlorations fans and crafters that you have two days left for this giveaway hop & comment on all 12 posts or play along if you haven't already.

Visit all participating designers' blogs from April 1 to 12 and leave them some love.
Sherry Russ offers 12 prizes to the lucky ones. Could it be you?
That's not all however...Day 17 has extra prizes too...
I created a set of mixed media artwork for my artist trading cards. These pieces were pretty easy to create using just a few supplies and I could not be more happy with how they turned out. I adore the combination of softness and grunge all in one place. The surface only holds brush stroke texture and I only used gesso to achieve it.
Some up close shots:
 I stamped a butterfly and a bird directly on the watercolor + gesso background after its completely dried.
 As you can see I only play with gesso, watercolors and stamping plus a little bit of coloring on the leaves. I sprinkle white watercolor paint lightly here and there for extra dimension. Lastly I doodle a bit here and there with black gel pen for signature style as proof of my work {chuckle}. Spot the doodle below the stem in the photo below?
This was inspired by my love for nature photography which I had a couple months ago. It's really hard to capture wings animals, they refuse to sit still and to make it work I use sport function on my dslr camera. I hope some day I will get the longer lens to shoot more fascinating movement from afar.
It was windy so I did my best adjusting the camera while standing on the ladder.
The young birdie looked at me in wonder probably telling himself how crazy this lady was taking the risk for numbers of shots but just one seems okay {teeheehee}.
That's it for today. I hope you find some inspirations from my artwork. No extravaganza products used just combination of gesso for texture, watercolor paints, black gel pen and ink pad and last but not least the wonderful stamp products from STAMPlorations shop.

This is the extra fun you get for dropping by my blog right now. Yes we mentioned 12 prizes in 12 days but extra prizes is unbelievable {smile}.
*Commenting ends on Friday, April 19, with winners announced in a special post on Monday, April 22.*

Throughout April, products in the SPRING FLING section will be 25% off instantly. If you combine it with my DT code - STAMPGIRLASMAH - you can receive up to 45% off. *THAT* is a deal!
You can find the fabulous Spring Fling products HERE.

Wishing you happiest April ever, have fun hopping and best of luck.
Don't forget to leave comments {thank you}.
I read all your comments (smile).
  
Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Spring Fling Day 9 @ STAMPlorations

Hi lovely friends! Welcome to STAMPlorations ~ Spring Fling Giveaway Day 9.
Through my binocular I can see you all have been happily hopping from Day 1 up to today; but to some who haven't already, steal the time a little bit and hop to win. There are awesome prize waiting every single day for twelve days. Yes you read exactly correct.
Join us today and be sure to visit all participating designers on this day and leave them some love. Today's prize could be yours.
 Today I'd like to share with you my brand new inspiration - a pair of mixed media ATCs. If you are my regular visitor, you are surely aware of my likeness to cut images into separation. Well this time I cut a piece of die cut frame into two pieces and stick on white card stock with gesso.
I used Bloomtangled #1 Cover Plate Die for this project. Then I carefully get rid the access from the fragile die cut piece with a pin and cut into two parts before they're glue down with light gesso. 
 I gave them some Deco Art colors using aqua brush and paint the flowers gradually. As I filled up the blooms with red, it took me back to my internship days as Broadcast Journalist for the local private TV station doing a television program at Karyaneka, an art center in Kuala Lumpur. I was shooting a Batik show and was given the chance to paint batik fabric. That was just the best day ever in my life. This instantly makes me feel like I'm painting batik ATCs {grin}.  
I always find my project without black seems unfinished to me so I stamped half butterfly on each card and stamped the edges with artsy border maker for little decoration using Versafine black ink pad. Lastly I adorn my ATCs with sentiment stickers.

The cover plate die is priced at $25 but you can get instant 25% off in the Spring Fling April Sale. Meanwhile the stamps are priced at $15 and $7 respectively but my coupon code STAMPGIRLASMAH can give you 20% off at check out. Great deal huh!
Hey check this out...today's Day 9 comment by you on my post here and participating designers could stand a chance of winning your own choice of cool dies at $30 value.
*Commenting ends on Friday, April 19, with winners announced in a special post on Monday, April 22.*

Throughout April, products in the SPRING FLING section will be 25% off instantly. If you combine it with my DT code - STAMPGIRLASMAH - you can receive up to 45% off. Now *that* is a deal! 

You can find the fabulous Spring Fling products HERE.

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And here's me taking my ATCs into these challenges:
1. A Inky Mess : Ch#28 Anything Mixed Media Goes
2. Country View Challenges : Easter and/or Spring
3. DL Art : Ch#242 Anything Spring
4. Let's Craft and Create : Ch#146 AG + Option Beautiful Butterflies
5. Scrap from Your Heart : Ch#32 Use Dies
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Be sure to hop on Day 17 to have a see on my upcoming inspirational project

Wishing you happiest spring and have fun hopping. Don't forget to leave comments.
I read all your comments (smile).
  
Hugs and smiles,