Monday, 13 July 2015

ABNH July

I can't resist playing with this wonderful photo inspiration from A Blog Named Hero before my trip.

I was inspired by all the colours.  For this card, I used the water mist technique on the acrylic block after applying several colours on it.  Love how the vibrant colours turned and I stamped PB Divine once the watercolour cardstock is dry.  Then, I dipped a thin brush in bleach and brushed over the flowers.

Slowly, the flowers turned into white - ta na!  Distressed all the edges and applied some black sequins.  The sentiment is from HA Everyday Saying which is heat embossed in white on the black cardstock. The mini butterfly is from HA Antique Engraving which I hardly used but somehow it seems appropriate here.

I am also entering this card into Craft Stamper and Penny Black Saturday challenges.



Thanks for dropping by and have a good summer holiday!

Friday, 10 July 2015

TGIF #11


Yeah!  Summer holiday has officially started and we are driving to Scandinavia countries next week.  Our first stop will be Copenhagen which is about 950km.

I am playing at TGIF and The Kraft Journal with the theme "summer".

Die cut the tag in kraft paper and stamped with HA unicorn ink with MFT Abstract Art.  The sentiment die cut is from SSS.  The adorable summer plant is from PS Perky Plants which is stamped, heat embossed, coloured and fussy cut.  Lastly, I added a tiny piece of the spellbinder Fancy Tag Three on the side of the tag.


Added some twines and sequins

Thank you for dropping by and have a good weekend!

Saturday, 4 July 2015

TKJ #230

Today, we visited a friend who lives in the southern part of Holland and the temperature reader in the car kept in rising!  When we arrived at our destination the temperature was 37.5 degrees celcius.  I have never experience such high temperature in Holland before.

Today is also the official kick-off of Tour de France in Utrecht the 4th biggest city in Holland.  It's the 102th tour made up of 21 stages and covers a total of 3360 km.

As the school term is coming to the end, I made a couple of thank you gifts for some of the conceirge/ adminstrative staff who are usually forgotten by parents. This is one of  the few which I made and I went for a match-box suitcase design.  I am going for the colour theme "red/ white/ blue for the colour challenge at The Kraft Journal.

The sentiment die cut is from SSS.  I only die cut the letter "T" in white and the rest in red.



Put some chocolates and made a matching tag.

Thank you for taking time to visit me!

Friday, 3 July 2015

Thursday Throwback #5

Weather has been hot and humid over here reaching a record of 38 degrees celcius in the Southern part of Holland. Luckily, I live close by the sea so the sea breeze does helps to cool things off.

I am using Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals for this card by using the colour challenge from Colour Throwdown.   I was inspired by Maureen Meritt of Wplus9 but did a twist by making it into a shaker card!  I am also popping this into Addicted to Stamps.


Somehow, my stamping on the acetate did not turn out so well but it was saved by the multi-colured sequins!

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Sunday, 28 June 2015

ABNH Sketch

Today's weather has been rather humid and it has been forecasted that by the end of the week, the temperature will rise to 30 degrees celcius.  There are many people out there who loves this weather but this is definitely not for me.

Here is card which I made for ABNH sketch challenge.  I would like to pop this card into All Sorts challenge.

For this card, I used Hero Arts Past Time.  First, I distressed the base card with chipped sapphire, faded jeans and broken china.  Here is a new trick which I just learned that I spritzed my stamp with water and stamped directly onto the distressed area.  Oh!  I forgot to mention that the distressed area need to be of a darker colour otherwise it will not be visible.  Then, stamped another time but with chipped sapphire over the water print.


Here is the result after stamping with water.

Then stamped with the matching colour which for this case, is chipped sapphire.  I love how the double stamping turned out.

Then, I did some masking and repeated the same procedure.  Here is a close-up of the broken china - on the right side.  The middle inking did not turn out well so I had to do the cutting and pasting to cover up.


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Saturday, 27 June 2015

The Card Concept #38

The moment I saw the colour challenge at The Card Concept, I fell in love with it.  I just love the combination of yellow with grey and it also gives me the feeling of summer - light and airy (if you know what I mean).  I am going mixed media with this challenge!

Firstly, I stenciled the background very lightly with ice spruce randomly.  Then, I used PB Floral Delicate, coloured with distress pens and spritz with water and stamped onto the card. Then, I used a brush to lightly stamp over the image to give a more watercolour look.  Once dry, I added some glitters on the yellow flowers.  The sentiment is new which I just bought from Kaisercraft Blue Ray which is stamped in ice spruce as well.  The edges are distressed and I finished the card with grey satin ribbon.  I am also popping this into Happy Little StampersSimon Wednesday ChallengeSimon Monday ChallengeAAA Cards and The Daily Marker.



Thanks for taking your time to visit me and have a crafty day!

Friday, 26 June 2015

MFT Summer School - Movement/ Flow

Have you been following the Summer School over at MFT?  There are several online classes and one of them that I thought could be challenging to make a card is called the "Movement/ Flow" lesson.  In this lesson, it will help us to understand the idea of incorporating Movement/ Flow in our designs. You could also check out the video by Susan Opel.

Here is my take on the Movement/ Flow.  I am using the ombre technique as I interprete it as movment/flow as well.  Basing on the sketch from CAS (E) this Sketch and colour challenge from ColourQ, I stamped the base card with MFT Woodplank Background by using the TH chiped sapphire, faded jeans and broken china.

The feathers are also from MFT which are cut onto a watercolour paper. Then I used mustard seed and chipped sapphire onto the acrylic block and spritzed it with water.  The feathers are dapped onto the acrylic block to achieve the result. Finally, I die cut the sentiment and added a glittered twine which I did a double knots.



I ran out of navy blue and used this instead for the layering and sentiment.


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