Friday, April 30, 2010

Simply Handmade...from Hero Arts

Friday Sketchers - Sketch #100
Stampavie and More - Challenge #92 Distressing

These stamps are from Hero Arts and they are so cool...

The moment I saw the stamp in the catalogue, I already have the distress idea in my mind. And now here is my result of distress.

I used Distress Ink to do the colouring, a bit of water colour effect and the colours are so outstanding.

The background pattern paper is from DCWV - The Crafty stack, you can see the antique sewing machine and some sewing tools...its just match my stamps.

This is my power of distress... :) distress from office work.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Something New...

Just completed this card...

The reason I made it is because of the Martha Stewart's border punch...

I just got it today and wanted to try the border punch once I reached home...and this is really good, this is the type of border that I keep looking for.

This punch I got it from Art Republic from Novena Square...but they don't offer any discount that I used to get from JDA... :(

Anyway, this round I tried with blue and orange combination...very brave of me but still not too bad, the blue really make the orange outstanding.

Rubber stamp is from Penny Black Gift of new block from 2010.

Worth of having this border punch...go and grab it now... :)
Something Simple...

I made this something simple just a lace for buttons and flowers as I found that flower is not suitable for this little boy.

I choose this pattern paper to match the frogs...hehehe...

Yah just a simple one...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Distress Power is Back...

I never think of this little cute bear can be used with distress method until I saw my pattern paper from Graphic 45. This pattern paper in under the series of Commuique Collection 2009 and the theme just good for my letter posting bear.

In line with the letter posting, I choose to use the lettering embossing folder underlying the image of the card. What a perfect match :)

The 2 distress that I used are Vintage Photo and Old a must have colours if you like to have this kind of distress effect.

Pattern papers from Graphic 45 mostly come with 2 sided and for this pattern paper that I'm using, the back of the paper is the vintage stamps where I have cut it out and made it into the embellishment on the top left of the card.

Simple card without many embellishment...but lots of distress here and there :)

Lastly I stamped a "miss you" wording from Penny Black at the bottom left of the card.

Distress is still my favourite way...
Fish Dreams...

Friday Sketch- Sketch 99

I bought the pattern long time ago from Made with Love, this is from Flair Designs. This morning I found out that this pattern paper so match with my rubber stamp design Fish Dreams from Penny Black 1998.

I like the wording, I wish I may...I wish I might...

Again, I'm using blue and green to match the paper as well as my colouring, I like the layout and really enjoy making the card.

Here is the inside of the card and you can see how I like to use my new bought embossing folder with the distress ink. I'm a kind of hook on to this embossing folder and seems like I will try to use it in most of my card making.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Slow and Sweet...

Sketch Saturday - Week #100

This is sweet, from Sarah Kay - A Kiss For Chloe

I'm using my new bought embossing folder from Cuttlebug and the embossing effect is so amazing by using my EpicSix :)

Thanks to JDA again for bringing in such a wonderful embossing folder and I really hope for more to come...including my long waiting Magnolia ♥

For this card, I have slightly improved on my edge distress and the colours spread so evenly. I need to have more practice.

Material used
Stamp: Sarah Kay
Card Stock: DCWV
Colouring: Caran D'ache colour pencil with blender Sansodor
Embellishment: Robin's Nest Drop

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sarah Kay - Picnics of Daisies

Friday Sketch - Challenge #97

Once I decided the colors of pattern papers to match for the layout, I just use less than 20mins to complete it. Recently I like to use the leaves and to go with the flower embellishment, I just like the combination with more than just greenery and yet with some orange and yellows...

I have to do another rounds of shopping to get some roses and leaves to go with my upcoming project as my stock level is running low...

Making a simple card on a simple Sunday...have fun...

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mod Podge Project - Recycle Empty Toilet Paper Roll

This is very simple and easy to made...

I have the idea to reuse it when I saw this empty toilet paper roll...I just wanna turn into something that I can use or as a decoration.

After searching through the net, I finally got the idea of turning this empty roll into a memo card holder.

I started to sketch the design and just a few mins I have my sketch done as well as choosing the pattern papers, embellishments and techniques.

I choose to use the pattern paper from DCWV - Rustic, this series really very good in doing distress.

Before I start, I distress the 2 edges with a metal ruler...

Crush the paper into a ball...

Reopen the paper to get the wrinkles

Direct apply the distress ink onto the pattern paper

I used Vintage Photo distress ink and you can see the wrinkles more clearly

I start to stamp the background, I choose to use the wordings and clocks, both are from Hero Arts

I stamp the wordings stamp with Versafine Vintage Sepia and after that follow by the clocks with Versafine Onyx Black.

I cut another clock from Graphic 45 pattern paper and attached it onto one of the clock to make it more 3D effect.

I secured it with diamond brad and giving some space in between so that the clock can move freely

After that use the Mod Podge to glue the pattern paper to the empty roll

And here is the end result

I spray lots of different colors of the Tattered Angels on the can see pink, purple, gold, shine under the light

This two butterflies are from Hero Arts and I color them with color pencil, the effect came out as good as using happy. I applied a layer of clear crackle paint from Ranger on the butterflies and the moving clock.

The last step you need to do is use a big pen knife make a cut on top of the roll so that you can slip the memo card in.

That is...simple and easy...go green ne...

So what you need to do time collect more empty roll and turn them into beautiful craft piece for yourself or as a gift.

I was thinking of putting this on my office work desk, if not then might think of giving away as a gift...just wonder...who wants it ne... *wink*

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Mod Podge Project

This box was given by one of my colleague and I have been keeping this for quite sometime. Recently I join the fans of Mod Podge in Facebook and I saw lots of fabulous work from all around the world.

I started this project as I wanted to give it to one of my friend, this is a kind like a small gift for her and I hope that she will like it.

I have been very lazy and tired recently...maybe due to some body hormone changes :)

I bought these paper flowers and leaves from Art Republic, this shop is the new shop that just open recently at Novena Square 3rd level. They have those self packing lose flowers and leave so I'm not too sure which brand they belong to.

I like these a 3D effect and they blend well with the leaves and I bought together.

I bought the swirl pearl from Art Republic and this is from Prima, quite a reasonable price and it is very easy to use. Again I used lots of butterflies, some are from Graphic 45 pattern paper and the big one is from QuicKutz.

For the base pattern paper, I used lots of Tattered Angels to spray for the distress look, add on I apply layers and layers of distress ink. For finishing, I touch up with Rock Candy the clear Distress Crackle Paint on top the pattern paper and butterflies. Lastly I coated with different colours of Stickles from Ranger and All Purpose Ink from Tsukineko.

Dear friend, I hope you like the surprise that I give to you ♥...