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.

Thank you for dropping by.

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.

Thank you for dropping by!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Reverse Confetti #25

Here is my take on the sketch from Reverse Confetti by using the colour challenge from Cards in Envy.  My masculine cards are running low and I thought this is a good time to stock them up again.

I am using MFT Die-namics Chevron for the background which is run thru CB three time in white, red and blue. Then I alternated the reds' and blues' on the white piece.  A piece of vellum is machine-stitched.  The white petals are Reverse Confetti set Petal n Posies which are embossed in sparkling snow.  The sentiment is from RC set Label Me.

I would like to pop this card into Shopping Our Stash and Simon Wednesday Challenge.

We are going towards the end of the school year and it is a busy time for me with lots of activities and meetings to attend.

Thank you for taking your time to drop by.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Freshly Made #191

Happy Sunday!

I don't use my washi tape enough and thought this is a good opportunity to use them now for the challenge at Stamplorations

The washi tape is adhered onto a long piece of white cardstock, scored and twisted onto flower shape.  The top is a die cut from MFT.  The background is stamped with MFT Woodgrain in grey and one cm is cut off from the top of the cardstock to create the separation.  The card is finished off with a banner which is stamped and heat embossed which is my all time favourite.

Have a good day!

Thursday, 18 June 2015

The Card Concept #37


I have a clean and simple card to share with you today by using one of my favourite sets; the butterfly from HA Antique Engravings. I am choosing the tic-tac toe challenge from Hero Arts: Stamped twice on a watercolour paper, heat embossed on white and trimmed.  Then I spritz water and coloured with TH distress inks.

The background is wet embossed by mixing the embossing paste with TH inks.  I also added a vellum and some matching metalic twine before attaching onto the base card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges : Color Throwdown, A Blog Named HeroHappy Little StampersThe Card ConceptPenny Black and More and The Daily Maker.

Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, 15 June 2015

Waltzing Mouse PJ Party June

I have not been joining Waltzing Mouse Pyjama Party for a long time and I thought today's theme was fun.  Do check out all the details over here.

I have chosen to use challenge #1 which is Can It/ Pickle It.  The base card is stamped with TH antique linen with HA Background Manuscript and lightly distressed.  Then, I used a patterned paper which is also lightly distressed.  For this card, I also used a special handmade paper which I got many years ago from a japanese friend and she told me that these papers are from Japan.  I've never used them as I treasured them too much to use them.  The paper has a very special texture and it is also lightly distressed in antique linen. Then, I machine-stitched around the edges.

I used the WM Jar set which is stamped onto a patterned paper and trimmed.  As I wanted to make a shaker card, I decided to trim the inner jar as well and added an acetate.  Tie the lid with twine.  Added a double lace and finished it off with double bow!

Hope you have fun hopping and thanks for dropping by!