Thursday, December 01, 2016

Believe To Achieve {Tags} @ Scrap Africa

{My DT work for Scrap Africa}

☺❤Hi everyone! Welcome to December❤☺
As you are reading my post for today, my children and I are enjoying the school holidays with my Mother at her home. We arrived on Saturday morning after some seven hours bus ride from my home. It's great to be back at my hometown here in the southern peninsula where I grew up and attained my kindergarten to elementary to high school education. The only person I miss so much being home is my late father. So many fond memories every time I am home.

Aaah,enough melancholic. Today at Scrap Africa, we have a new mood board challenge.
I absolutely in love with the colors in the board because red...I repeat...red is my favorite color {smile}
Here are my tags:
Based on this awesome mood board:
I am so much looking forward to see your creations at Scrap Africa this entire month.
Enjoy your 31 days of 2016 and wish you great times.

Until I see you again soon.
Take care.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Create & Explore @ STAMPlorations

{My DT work for STAMPloratios}

Good day my dearest friends.
I hope this day finds everyone of you in good health and cheery mood all the time. I definitely am. My children have finished school term for the year and we are spending five weeks school holidays with my Mother. The new school term will reopen on 1 January 2017. That is correct...they return to school on New Year!

I am here to show my new mixed media creation using STAMPlorations products which you can find here.
 A few close-up piccies:
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Have a good day and see you again next month.
Hugs and smiles,

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sending My Love @ Digistamps4Joy

{My DT work for DS4J}

Hello my friends and before I go further, join me to welcome my two new beautiful dedicated talented crafty friends to my humble blog, Torsa Saha and Roshini. Thank you ladies for joining in and showing support to my little arts and crafts adventure in the blog land.

So, we are now sliding into the middle of November today. That is a sign for mid-challenge reminder at Digistamps4Joy. This month Jackie my fellow teammate is hosting the monthly challenge. Anything Goes is the theme with a twist Christmas Is Coming. Click here and have a see at design team B creations for some inspirations.

My card used DS4J digi named Snowman ~ Waistcoat.
 Thank you for dropping by and I hope you will play along with us. Click here to submit your card/s or any paper creations by the end of the month.

Taking my card into these challenges:
1. Frilly and Funkie : What a 'Mesh'!
2. One Stitch At A Time : Autumn Colors
3. The Corrosive Challenges : Fall/Autumn
4. Crafty Friends Challenge : For Someone Special
5. The Pencil Case : ATG
6. Crafting With An Attitude : ATG
7. Crafty Girls Creations : ATG

Take care and have nice day.
Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Greatness Within You {Art Journal} @ DS4J

{My DT work for Digistamps4Joy}

Happy Sunday everyone! I spend some hours today ironing a pile of clothes and I tell you this domestic work was enjoyable simply because I did it in front of the television watching one program after another {smile}. Let it be ironing alone would be boring eh! How's you Sunday? I hope it's happy and productive. 

Today is a new release images at Digistamps4Joy. There are so many new lovelies at the shop and we hope you will like what you see here.

I made a simple spread of art  journal in an old book using Red Robin applique bird image. I printed a few birdies and also reversed the image so few of them can face each other. 
A few close-up pictures:
 I printed some birdies and reversed few of them at PhotoScape editor so they can see each other and mingle by the seaside. Oh how fun is that?
 I wasn't too sure about the fence though. I mean, fence at the beach? Why not eh? Erm, this must be a rough beach to have fence installed.They are pieces of chippies from cardboard boxes.
 The sentiment is from pinterest. Deep meaning isn't it? 
 For the background I glue down some pieces of white tissue serviette and drywall tape all over the pages for texture. In the center, I adhered a piece of gauze; this one is extras from the dentist when my little girl had her milk teeth extracted months ago.
As always, when the pages were done, I gesso-ed everything lightly and let dry naturally. Watercolors were the biggest role here to make the process comes alive. Took me some thirty minutes playing with colors and dry with heat gun to see the dried effect. I added more highlights here and there until I was fully satisfied. Eventually I glue down the birds and used aqua brush to paint them with watercolors. The final touch was gluing down black sequins to their eyes. Well after all they are applique so they need tender loving care {smile}.
I hope you like my work this time and hopefully it inspires you to make something to do. 
Do join DS4J Anything Goes Challenge that ends this 30th day. See you there.

Taking my artwork into these challenges:
1. Crafty Life Challenges : October Challenge
2. 613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
3. Love To Create : Anything Creative / Mixed Media Goes

Thank you for dropping by and have a nice day. 
Hugs and smiles,
 

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Be Free @ STAMPlorations

{My DT work for STAMPlorations}

Hi everyone and a happy first Sunday of the month! That simply means a new display of Sunday Stencil by STAMPlorations design team is up at her challenge blog bringing the latest mixed media challenge for November. 
Take a visit here for lots of beautiful creations that we hope will inspire you to create any mixed media work and join our challenge but no card please.

I played with watercolors as always on my art journal this time and simply let the mind runs free.
Some close-up pictures:
I started gluing down trims on both ends and some mesh on layered of paper scraps which I have adhered three days before while waiting for my middle girl to finish school. I don't like to waste time and you often see my fingers working on crafts or reading magazines while waiting {smile}
I stamped the Be Free sentiment from STAMPlorations when the entire page was dried naturally. Sometimes I use heat gun to speedy things up but the other day I was just lazy to get up for the heat gun in the other room so I let the air dry it up and I browse the net while waiting. Make use of time!
Notice the dots below? Yes, you guess right; they're modeling paste through Dots All Over ARTplorations stencil.
And this is how it was before watercolors took over.
After I have gesso-ed the pages, I randomly build up the texture with layers of paper scraps, some mesh and trims making sure the composition is appealing to the eyes. Next I begun to apply modeling paste through Dots All Over and Flourishes ARTplorations stencils. 
I misted the pages with water, dropped some watercolors, picked up the page and chasing the water tilting side to side, top to bottom to fill in some white areas. I usually start with lighter color and gradually drop in darker colors towards the end until I am satisfied.
Basically I didn't use many products for this art journal.
Here's the completed artwork once again:
I hope to see your work at this linky before the month ends. Don't forget to display this graphic on your blog post to be in the votes and stand a chance to win fabulous prize.
Last but not least I'm taking my art journal into this challenge at Berry71bleu:
Thank you for dropping by and see you soon.
Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Permaidani {Layout} @ Scrap Africa

{My DT work for Scrap Africa}

Happy Sunday and sending you good vibes this November! Firstly, I would like to welcome my new friends to the blog: The Nickel Nook, Zuzka Cedulova and Barlie Kenny. Thank you so much for following my blog ladies.

Without further ado, here's my newest scrapbook page made as part of my design team work for Scrap Africa new sketch challenge this month.
We have beautiful Lydie Denis also known as Lilibleu as a our Guest Designer.
Come visit Scrap Africa and be inspired by my fellow teammates' gorgeous creations.

This is a page of a floating mosque my family and I visited some two years ago in Penang Island and spent a few moment for prayer and photography session 
{as always wherever I am, smile}.
It is named Masjid Terapung {Floating Mosque} built on the bay in Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island. I loved the reflection and captured its beauty through my lens.This photo was printed two years ago but only now I scrap it waiting for the right sketch!!
Well here's the hexagon sketch by Denise. Pretty eh?
Some close-up pics:
The flowers and leaves are punched from cardstocks using my two favorite old Carla Craft punches and Jeff punch.
I used modeling paste through STAMPlorations stained glass stencil to create patterns randomly over light gesso sponged up on the page earlier on.
The butterfly is a freebie, printed and cut out. I chopped off the antenna and replaced with a white wire. I love to decor my butterflies now a days {smile}. You can even see the pva glue used to stick it underneath the butterfly; it takes a while to dry and adhered strongly after dried. I always use pva glue in all my projects because of the special strong bond between the subject and the foundation; they don't come apart after completely dried.
The beads sit nicely in the flower center. They are actually left overs from my bead work project I did recently.
I also added some drywall tape, black thread and cheesecloth before I glue down the focal point, paper flowers and leaves.
The sentiment is from a chorus from a song entitle Permaidani by local artist; typed and printed.
The hexagons were cut out the old school way from a template which is kept in the file for so long. Always come handy when need be. I gave them a coat of gesso and used STAMPlorations crisscrossed stencil to form pretty cool patterns using modeling paste.
 Lastly as you can tell, I started stamping randomly and playing up with watercolors, let them run here and there until I was satisfied. The end process was splattering white paint and I was done. 
I hope you get some inspirations from my design this time. I look forward to see your creation/s at Scrap Africa this month. You have one month long to take part and stand a chance to win fabulous prize.

Until then. See you again soon and take care.
Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Thank You Friend "Mixed Media Tag" @ DS4J

{My DT work for DS4J}

Hello everyone! Wish you a happy Saturday! 
It's raining here {day by day once again and I have not been gardening, sigh}. I've been meaning to re-pot some plants from last week but the gloomy weather is not giving me good vibes to scrap the garden. Nevertheless I have been quite busy with the children attending sports day on Thursday and visiting their eldest sister at the boarding school yesterday. On the phone the night before, 'Alyaa sounded okay but reality speaking, she was sick but didn't say on the phone. I bought her 100+ and mineral water in big bottles, food supply and went to the doctor afterwards. Hopefully the meds would help her recover quickly because she has History paper to answer on Monday and the following week will be final exam.

Enough blab, lol. Let me continue with my main subject that is to remind you the mid-challenge at Digistamps4Joy is still running at the end of this month. The theme is Anything Goes as always with a twist Make Your Own Background
Click here to see creations by Team B girls and here to submit your paper creation/s.

I made a mixed media tag with background from paper strips on gesso and after it is dried, I applied texture paste through stencil. Finally I played with monochromatic blue watercolors on the surface.
A few close-up pictures:
The digi image is by Jen Leeflang. She is named Phantasi 1 {click here for info}. I colored her with different shades of watercolors using aqua brush.

That's it for today. Until I see you tomorrow.
Take care and thank you for dropping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Guest Designer @ The Outlawz

Hi everyone! 

It is a privilege to be given the honor as Guest Designer at The Outlawz for 
her Twisted Thursday challenge.
Thank you Angela Bonanno for the invite and wonderful opportunity.

I also wish to thank Mynn from MHK Designs who kindly sponsor me her beautiful vintage digital images to work with for my projects. I picked Blossoming digital stamps, printed them out and fussy cut to make a card and tags.

For my first creation, I created a simple mixed media card with less is more concept.
Sometimes it's nice to make something simple and pleasing.
What do you think?
Here are some close-up pictures:
Some layering from scratch and stamping.
As for these two tags below, I basically used paper scraps, gesso and texture for the background. After I let dry, I began messing them up with colors.
And a few close-up pictures:
My choice of colors is from a lovely plum passion mood board challenge at Berry71bleu.
Isn't that stunning?
I also wish to take my creations to 
MHKDesigns : September/October challenge
Craft Stamper Magazine : Autumnal creations

I sincerely hope you find some inspirations from my projects.
Thank you for dropping by.
Have a good day.

Hugs and smiles,