Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"My Art Journal" - Life's Journey

Hello!!! Today I want to share my art journal with you. I made this for the "Your Living Canvas" workshop conducted by Christy Tomlinson.

Found a second hand story book at a 2nd hand books store. Love that the butterflies and title "Journey" seems to be in line with the Week One class of "Your Living Canvas" workshop.

After adding lots of mediums (gesso, multi medium, decoupage, acrylic paints, light modelling paste, rub-ons, Faber Castell Pitt artist pens and so on), here's the final result!!! Love my art journal!! And love the blue butterfly!!! Really, theres no hard and fast rule to mixed media!!

I'm so looking forward to creating the rest of the pages!!! Its really very relaxing to get inky, painty!!! Well, for some, it might seem like mixed media is abit "dark" (well, some works are!! :P), but its really like an art therapy for alot of people, including me!! Life's stresses and trials can be very hard on alot of us. But whenever I get paints on my hands, its like all the troubles and stresses had melted away!! Probably because I love ART!! I get so immersed in painting that I forgot all about the rest!! Its fun and a cure to all my stresses!!! Thank God for being creative and passing down the creative genes to us. I believe everyone is born an Artist. You just need to draw them out!! :-)

Well, have fun painting!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

"Vintage Camera" Album

Dear all, how's your day?? Me tired!!!! Spent the whole Sunday guiding my brother in his design assignments!!!! Phew!! Managed to help him with 2 projects. A few more to go!!!! Tired!!!! ha ha...

Today I want to share with you a mini album that I made for a charity drive for helping abused animals. Learnt how to make this "vintage camera" through a ""RAK-a-crop" session organised by my local scrapbook group. Love this "camera".

Used quite abit of washi/masking tapes on the camera. But super love the effect. Used Melissa Frances paper for the camera. Also used London Market paper collection for album.

Side view: love pop up effect of the camera.

Inside of album: How lovely are the London Market papers!!!

Anyone loves this idea of vintage camera?? Try doing one!! And try different versions!! Its fun!!! Have a great week. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge - Quilting

Hello.... Once again its Friday!! Today at Frosted Designs, we love to see you use Quilting on your projects, cards, layouts, mix media art, home decor art and so on..

This is quite a tough one for me since I don't do sewing and I know nothing about quilting!!! Ha ha.. What a challenge!!! But I love the result even though its just a simple card. I made this for my husband who is celebrating his 45 years old birthday today!!! That's right, its TODAY!!! :P

As you can see from the sentiments, its all about him!! Really very thankful to him as well. He is a good husband & father. Love him!!! Happy Birthday, Dearie!!!

"Relax! It's Your Day!" card -

I drew on the stitches since I didn't know how to sew. The sticker (man on the sofa) is from October Afternoon. Below you can see that I pop up 4 squares for the sentiment. I also adhere buttons and ric rac stickers.

Inside of the card:

Well, so hurry over to Frosted Designs now and join in the fun. This week's sponsor is Vntage Street Market.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

"Sweet Memories, Happy Together" Canvas

Hi, everyone!! Here I am again!! Today I want to share my first DT assignment with My Little Shoebox. Loved their papers. So bright and cute!!

For this canvas, I used "Aiko" collection. Loved the Japanese dolls and sakura flowers and the clouds. When I got this collection, I was awestruck by one of the dolls (carrying the umbrella). It resembles my girl (you can see in the picture how similar they look) and they are both so so cute!!! In this picture, you could see that both my kids are on their "bicycles". Love that my girl was quite protective of her brother as she held onto the handle bar of her brother's bicycle. My son was less than 1 year old at that time and still don't know how to sit very well. He was basically placed there just to capture this picture. :P

Here's what I did: I used multi-medium to adhere all papers unto the canvas. I painted the sides of the canvas and the edges of each papers. Then I apply rub-ons and adhere the photo.

I love my canvas to be more dimensional so I added 3 smaller canvases(covered with papers). Punched and layered the grasses and adhere flowers stickers in between. Then I added the Prima bicycle metal charm. Lastly I adhere the titles with foam dots.

Here are some close-up views.

Well, I hope you are inspired to do up a canvas using My Little Shoebox papers. Have a nice day and thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"Your Living Canvas" Workshop - Last chance

Hello, friends!!

You all should know by now that I'm "crazy" over mixed media now!! And here's your chance to go "ga ga" over it too. ha ha..

Its the last week of registration for "Your Living Canvas" workshop by the super talented Christy Thomlinson. Its a six-week course that teaches you to create your canvas that has purpose, that you are passionate about and proud of. Each week, you will be taught new art techniques that you can put it into art journals, canvas or other projects. Lots and lots of art!!!

But need not worry that you can't complete all projects within 6 weeks. This class will be a work at your own pace class. You have access to it for 1 whole year!! So hurry over to Christy Thomlinson's blog to register for this workshop!! This class starts on 21 May. That's means 5 more days to go. So HURRY over now!!

I can't wait for this class to start!! Its so exciting!!! Oh by the way, if you have not seen Christy Thomlinson's art before, here's one of her beautiful creations!!!

So don't hesitate any more. Join me at her workshop!!! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"Life does not need to be perfect to be wonderful" Journal

Hi, so sorry that me been a little inactive lately. Guess the lazy bug caught me. ha ha..

Today I want to share a simple mixed media journal page that I made. Love mixed media!!!! Going crazy over it. :P

I used Prima paper as background and painted over with gesso, Faber Castell Big Brush Pens, acrylic paints. Also adhere rub-ons, doodle the girl. Stamped a bit at background with Unity Stamp (cannot remember the name of the stamp).

Loved the stamped phrase. Indeed life does not need to perfect to be wonderful. Embrace imperfections for they are the ones that make you stronger and more beautiful.

Have a wonderful week. Thanks for dropping by. And do leave comment under my "2nd Blog Candy" post.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Frosted Designs National Scrapbook Day ATC challenge winner

Hi, all my friends. How's your week?? Me had a busy week. My 5 years old son had a small accident last Sunday. Fell and knocked against the table edge. Had a small gaping wound at corner of left eye and needed stitches. So spend more than half a day at hospital. But thank God the knock didn't affect his eyes and ears. And now he's back to his bubbly self.

Well, enough about me. I'm sure everyone want to know who's the winner for my ATC challenge at Frosted Designs. Its Christi Hicks!!! Congrats!! Please email me your address at

Here's what Christi made:

Happy scrapping, everyone!! Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Frosted Designs National Scrapbook Weekend Crop

Hi, everyone!! Its such an exciting weekend!!!! Happy National Scrapbook Day!!!!! WOW!!! Finally the day has arrived. At Frosted Designs, we have a whole day of challenges lined up for you all to participate and have lots of fun scrapping!!

For my challenge, we will be doing a Mixed Media ATC (Artist Trading Card) Design. Its time to get inky, "painty". Feel free to use any mediums: texture paste, gesso, multi medium, mod podge, gel medium, fabric, papers, ribbons, paints, mists, gelatoes, copic markers, templates, rub-ons, stickers, recycled items and so on. The only requirement is it must be sized at 2.5 inch by 3.5 inch and more than 2 mediums used. You have until Monday midnight, 7th May to submit your entry at Frosted Design Blog. So let's take out the mediums and have fun!!!

Here's my take on the challenge:

I have created 3 Mixed Media ATCs.

1) "Rustic Treasure" ATC

  • Used texture paste, Tattered Angels glimmer mists and embossing folder

2) "Smell the flowers" ATC

  • Used fabric, gesso, fabric medium, multi medium, acrylic paints, rub-ons and cut-outs

3) "She soars" ATC

  • Used papers, acrylic paints, multi medium, Faber Castell gelatoes, Big Brush pens, stamp, rub-ons.

And one winner will be selected from my challenge to receive this prize:

  • Papers and cut-outs 
  • Fabric
  • Cheesecloth
  • A small tin of mica flakes
  • Claudine Hellmuth matt medium
  • Claudine Hellmuth gesso
  • (I will be throwing in some flowers into the prize too).

Have fun creating!!! And remember to head on over to submit your challenge at Frosted Designs and also to take part in other challenges by our Design Team. Have lots of fun!!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

My Little Shoebox National Scrapbook Day Challenge

Hello, everyone!!! Happy National Scrapbook Day!! Today at My Little Shoebox, we are celebrating with a challenge based on a sketch by our DT member, Liz Chidester. So take out your My Little Shoebox stash and join us in this challenge.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take:

I used MLS Lovely Day collection for this layout. Fussy cut the circular vine and replaced the banners with 2 birdcages. Also substitute one photo with a journalling note (psst... if you notice, I haven't done any journalling yet, :P).

So do hop on over to My Little Shoebox and join in the fun!! A wonderful MLS prize is to be won. So don't hesitate any more and hop on over!!! Have lots of fun scrapping!!

Thanks for visiting my blog!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Recipe Challenge

Hi again!! This week at Frosted Designs, we have a recipe challenge. Yummy!!!

Let's look through your stash and include at least 4 of the following in your project:

  • rubons
  • ribbons
  • brads
  • stickers
  • glitter
  • the colour purple
  • flowers
  • butterfly
Sounds fun, right!!! I had a amazing time altering a plastic pot bought from Daiso last year. Used Graphic 45's (our sponsor this week) papers for the butterflies and tag. 

This is the pot before altering. Loved the designs on them.

I painted a small part of the patterns on the pot with purple acrylic paint (coated with gesso first). Then use multi medium to glue down the Martha Stewart punches leaves. Handmade all the flowers and butterflies and  viola, a pretty and easy flower pot is created!! Hope this is in time to inspire you to create for your mum as Mother's Day gift.

"All things grow with love" potted flowers:

Well, so head on over to Frosted Designs to join in the fun!! "See" you all on National Scrapbook Day!!

Thanks for visiting!!

Living Canvas Workshop

Good day to everyone!! Thanks to my friend, Michelle Looi, I got to know about this mixed media workshop by Christy Tomlinson. Love her creations!!! My Living Canvas Workshop is a six week course that teaches us to tell our story through art. I can't wait to get started. But first got to get started on the soul searching exercises and journalling for each week prior to the workshop.

I believed in my heart that its not an accident that I got this chance to attend this workshop. God is so good to me and I know that through the pre-workshop exercises and even the workshop itself , I will learn more about myself and be strengthened.

Before I even knew about this workshop, I made an art journal cover using Christy Tomlinson's She Art stamp and supplies. And after knowing about this workshop, its like this journal is made for it, ready to be used. I love art and I love creating!! Wish I could share more but for now, got to get started on the journalling part.

Before I "leave", here's the art journal cover that I made:

Happy scrapping!! Thanks for visiting my blog. Oh, and a reminder: National Scrapbook Day is this weekend. Do watch out for some fun and challenges and prizes at Frosted Designs and at My Little Shoebox. Thanks!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My doodling mini-album

Good day to everyone. So sorry that me been missing for past few weeks. Been so so busy catching up with projects and family gatherings. I hope I can share more often from now on.*Fingers Crossed*....

Today I want to share about a "mini-album" of doodling ,that I have said afew months back that I will do. Well, its not completed. Only manage to do about 8 pages. I have been so distracted by other projects that this album has taken a back seat. Well, here are the pages that I have manage to complete. It sort of tie in with the recent American Crafts paper line, Amy Tangerine Sketchbook. Well, maybe next time, I will do shortcut way and just use the AC papers and some paisleys stamps. ha ha... But I do so enjoy the process of doodling. Oops.. think I said too much... ha ha..

Here are the pages I doodle:

1) Dots and Circles:

2) Swirls and Vines:

3) Flowers and Leaves:

4) Paisleys:

hmmm... not sure whether you notice: the last page of the paisleys is not 100% completed. Left out some parts uncoloured and the title is not drawn. well, hope I can complete this album as soon as possible.

Oh, by the way, did I mention that me been in mixed media craze recently. Have been so hooked. And just started art journalling. Got lots to learn but its so fun to paint and get inky!!!! Will share more in the next few days about my art journal.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Oh, one more thing to share: National Scrapbooking Day is coming!!! Do join us at Frosted Designs this Saturday for a fun and exciting day filled with challenges. See you then.