Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My 1st Art Journal + Make Your Own Stamp

   I used 9" x 12" watercolor paper. Apply fairly amount of
                                               gesso. Allow to dry completely.
       Apply paints.
        Layer piece of patterned paper. Apply thin amount of
                                                gesso. Allow to dry completely.
Note: I used a piece of used envelope too.
 Inside part.
  Apply another layer of paints. Spray inks can use too.
                                                  For easy application, use paint brush. Allow to dry.
        Stamp image.
Technique learned from our LSS, Clipper Street, Langley. I just simply used foam paper instead of styrofoam plate.

 Cut an image and trace onto the foam paper. You can
                                                 draw your own image too.

 Glue on a clear, plastic materials. I used the cover from a
                                                 salad box. Kitchen finds always works for me *winks*
      Apply paint or ink. I used paint.
       Stamp the image. And you just created your own stamp!
Note :I used paint too to stamp my journaling.

  • paints - Michaels, some paints from Kim stash
  • foam paper, gesso - Michaels
  • spray ink - Dylusion
  • stamps - circle image Fancy Pants
  • letter stamps - Recollection
  • patterned paper - Crate Paper and used envelope


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Draw with Spray Ink

Sketch by Sue Sykes
Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine
April 2013 Sketchy Challenge
This page is also for Club CK - April Color Challenge

      MEDIUM GREEN            PALE YELLOW              LIGHT GRAY           

And for Club CK -  Mar/April Issue Challenge #7 
Create a LO with a larger photo, supported by smaller photos

Unscrew the whole lid and use it as a pen.
Draw vertical and horizontal lines to create the basic plaid pattern.
Allow to dry completely.

  • cardstock - We R Memory Keepers and DCWV
  • patterned paper - MME and American Crafts
  • spray ink - Dylusion , lemon zest and cut grass
  • "I Want To Be " - Jenni Bowlin RAK from Laurie
  • flower and "Mr. Richardson" Basic Grey
  • buttons, rhinestones - Michaels
  • thread - RAK from Laurie
  • punch - Martha Stewart
  • markers - Slick Writer RAK from Laurie

Monday, April 22, 2013

1st Anniversary Card Challenge

Hello everyone! As promised, here is our anniversary card challenge.  I do love cards with quiet space. Clean space stays in the background to make your focal point or sentiments stands out. Background doesn't have to be white only, you can use other colors too.

For our challenge : Cards with quiet space


Here are some of my cards.


stamp image and watercolor pencil,
twigs - free hand drawing using woodgrain patterned paper, then fussycut
  • cardstock - watercolor paper,  Michaels
  • patterned paper - MME
  • watercolor pencil - Crayola
  • pearls - K&Company
  • owl stamp and "owl-ways"  - Michaels
  • "love you" stamp - Hampton Art
  • pens - Sharpie
 Prima resist canvas
I used spray ink to see the details.
I used white paint to stamp my sentiment.
  • resist canvas - RAK from Heather M
  • spray ink - Dylusion, lemon zest
  • sentiment - Hampton Art
  • pearls, paints - Michaels
  • sentiments - Hampton Art

check Scraps of Ribbons for details

check Thinking of You Bicycle Card for details

To enter your creation, Add your link below. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Thank you so much for dropping by and hope to see you again.
Check out our anniversay RECIPE CHALLENGE too! And don't forget our Anniversary Giveaway!


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mixed Media Card

**Please visit My 1st Anniversary Giveway, Recipe Challenge and Card Challenge too, thanks!!" 

I used watercolor paper to create these cards.

Can someone please tell me how to call this paper? *embarrased* It's a kind of heavy tissue paper use to wrap flowers. A mulberry paper? I don't know, I'm not sure...Anyways, I used this paper to create this "Happy Bee Day" card.
Prepare your sheet.
Lay a mask/stencil on top.
 Mist with your favorite color spray ink.
 Let it dry completely.
  • watercolor paper - Michaels
  • stencil - TCW Hexagons
  • string - American Crafts
  • "Happy" - RAK from Laurie - Jenni Bowlin
  • "bee" - altered BG chipboard letters. Just painted it with black and straw color from Ceramcoat by Delta
  • "day" - American Crafts
  • spray ink - Dylusions , cut grass color
  • bee - cuttings from an old birthday card
Lay a mask/stencil on top.
I used tape to keep the stencil in place.
Apply ink.
For paint splatter, I mixed  paint with a little amount of water .
 Mix to get the water down consistency.
Splatter the paint down, tap your brush freely.
Let it dry completely.
  • watercolor paper - Michaels
  • stencil - Plaid Folk Art - Pebble design
  • bicycle stamp - Recollection/Michaels
  • "love you" sentiment - Hampton Art
  • ink - Versa Magic , turquoise gem and tuxedo black from Memento
  • patterned paper - Pebbles Seen and Noted
  • wooden buttons - Dollar Daze
  • embroidery floss - RAK from Laurie

Please check this link how to make the background, thanks.
Stamp images onto a vellum paper. Set the ink to dry.
Paint the back of the image.
You can use, colored pencil, ink, or even watercolor pencil.
Let it dry completely.
Fussycut them and you are ready.
  • watercolor paper - Michaels
  • pearls - Dollarama
  • vellum - Recollection/Michaels
  • punch - Fiskars
  • friendship quote - DCWV
  • ink -  tuxedo black, lilac posies and grape jelly from Memento
  • cardstock - from sticker packaging
Thanks for looking!




Tuesday, April 16, 2013

School Memories

create a layout that shows a span of time, a then and now layout

Thanks Devra for the link
  • patterned paper - American Crafts and Peebles
  • cardstock - DCWV
  • brads and washi tape  - American Crafts
  • fonts - Papyrus

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Oh A Happy Day

 to use imperfect pictures, blurry, too dark, too light, wierd shadows etc.
I used thick white cardboard for my letter stickers
"oh a" and "day" to add more dimension.
  • patterned paper - Pebbles (Seen & Noted Collection pack)
  • cardstock - DCWV
  • tag - American Craft
  • hearts and flowers - Basic Grey
  • pearls - Michaels
  • "HAPPY" - Basic Grey
  • "oh a" "day" - Recollection
  • "I can do it myself" - Making Memories
  • pen - Sharpie

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Anniversary Recipe Challenge

To continue the celebration, let's have some fun and do "RECIPE CHALLENGE with a TWIST". All you need to do is create a page with the following  five  things :

  1. Two or three photos of any kind of celebration, could be birthday, Christmas, anniversary, retirement, valentines, fun day at school, any celebration
  2. Twine, string or floss
  3. Stitching (machine,hand, rub-on, or faux)
  4. Atleast one button or brad
  5. Pen or marker
TWIST - scraplift one of my layout posted in my blog! *big smile* sorry guys, it's my challenge *winks*. Maybe a couple of inspiration from my page will do. It maybe the color, technique, design, using scraps, elements I used or anything that inspire you (hope there is something) *wishful thinking*.

 You do not have to use the Twist on your layout, if you feel it doesn't fit with your page.


To enter your creation, Add your link below. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Thank you so much for dropping by and hope to see you again!

Check out our anniversary CARD CHALLENGE too! And don't forget our Anniversary Giveaway!

1st Anniversary Celebration

Yes, I will be celebrating my 1st scrappy year on May 11 and being a "Club CK Peep" too.  A year full of inspirations, encouragement, love and support from new found friends in this world of creativity. THANK YOU! and I would like to beat the drum with "YOU".

I am so happy that I managed to start this blog before the "Big Day". It's not quite done yet but I'm getting there *fingercrossed*. Thanks for dropping by. I really appreciate it. 

Now let's the party BEGIN!

On May 11, 2013 I will randomly pick two winners to receive prizes by simply :
  1. Leave a comment and ADD YOUR TOP THREE(3) embellishment fave
  2. If you are a follower, your name will be place in the draw twice. If not, become one *smile*
Want more? I love challenges. Sketch challenge, recipe challenge, issue challenge, color challenge, scraplift , card challenge and other. So as part of my one month celebration, I will throw challenges and offer prizes too! Please check this link --> RECIPE CHALLENGE and CARD CHALLENGE for more details. Hope you can play along.

See you around!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Nanaimo Visit 2012

Instead of double pager layout, I decided to try different approach for this one. I honestly don't know how to call this  but my inspiration is from a wedding invitation.

 My page :
I used this --->
as my stencil.This is actually from pizza box. Instead of putting the pizza directly on the box, our favorite pizza parlor use this to keep the pizza crust "crispy". Mist with Dylusion ink - lemon zest and cut grass color. Twine and wooden buttons - Michaels; chipboard letter - Basic Grey 

I used masking tape to attach sides patterned paper, doodled dots and lines to get "spiral notebook" effect.
  • patterned paper - Crate Paper
  • cardstock - Recollection
  • masking tape, rhinestones - Michaels
  • envelope - Dollar Shop
  • doily - Wilton
  • twines - American Crafts
  • frame, vellum envelope - Colorbok (goodies from Frances)
  • ric rac ribbon - Michaels (RAK from Laurie)
  • bird cage, bird stamp - Michaels
  • "Go Places", "ice cream" stamp - Imaginisce
  • ink - Memento
  • canvas tag - Making Memories
  • journaling card - Bo Bunny
  • printed canvas banner - American Crafts
  • pens and markers - Sharpie
  • others - net (kitchen finds)