Hi Stamping friends,

I’m so thrilled to join the talented Design Team of Happy Little Stampers (HLS) Mixed Media Challenge starting from Jan 2017.  I'd like to thank Kylie for offering this opportunity to me. I have high regards for this position as I desperately need a motivation to force myself squeezing time from my routine busy schedule as a banker, haha!

This month the HLS MM challenge theme is Layers. For details, please check out the challenge blog. Anything Mixed Media could be linked up to our challenge as long as it follows our theme. Please join us for a chance to win $15.

My tag has lots of layers. Hope this is inspirational to you.

Tag Details
1. I first applied distress inks on watercolor paper, then applied Water Stenciling technique to make two background papers. I picked the left one for my tag.

2. I stamped text collage, then overstamped butterfly collage.

4. I applied Translucent Embossing Paste over honeycomb stencil. After dry, I sponged white ink over the indentation to create a mosaic look.

5. A text was diecut and affixed as a final touch.

It’s the beginning of a new year. Hope everybody has lots of smiles this year.

If you like this tag, please do let me know. Thanks for stopping by.


Alcohol Ink Christmas Tag

I haven’t played alcohol inks for quite a long time. Were it not for a challenge hosted by Happy Little Stampers with the theme of alcohol inks, I wouldn’t have dug out my AIs and played! Viola. This is what I made. This is also the first Christmas artwork I made this year.

Tag Details

1. Stamp and stencil are by Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz.
2. Technique applied – Tim’s signature Alcohol Ink Agate Technique
3. The falling snow was covered by Pearlescent Embossing Paste.

I am happy to re-visit the old trick. Sometimes we just need a little motivation. Haha! Hope you like this tag. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges entered

1. Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge – Alcohol Inks
2. STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge

3. Stamp & Stencil November Challenge – Tags/Bags/
4. Stamping with Loll – 12 Tags of Christmas
5. More Mixed Media Challenge, Anything Goes with Optional Black

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6. Love to Create Challenge #23, Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
7. Take it Make it November Challenge – Take a Stamp Anything Goes

8. Creative Artiste's Challenge 20 - Anything Mixed Media Goes

Edited on 12/18/2016
The tag was chosen as a Favorite by Happy Little Stampers November Mixed Media Challenge. Thanks, DTs.


Million Thanks

Boy, I haven’t made any card since November which has the most beautiful colors in nature and is also time for gratitude. I happen to have some leisure time today and this is what I made.

Card Details

1. Text background is by Hero Arts and sentiment is by Winnie & Walter. Die cut is by Memory Box.
2. I combined Masking technique with Pattern-on-Pattern Watercolor Technique. I learned the latter from Watercolor for Card Makers – Intermediate Techniques Class arranged by Online Card Classes but have never practiced until now.

The card is inspired by the following challenges:
1. CAS Mix Up November Challenge – Stamping+Masking+Choice 

    My choices are watercolor and die cut.
2. CAS Watercolor November Challenge – Text

3. Happy Little Stampers November Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

4. STAMPlorations November Theme Challenge –Stamps & 3 of Anything 

  I have 3 colors – orange, brown and kraft, and 3 sequins on my card.
5. CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC160, Color Challenge – Orange, Brown and Kraft

6. Outside the Box Challenge #18 – Giving Thanks

7. AAA Cards CAS Game #77 - Thanks/Thanksgiving

8. Addicted to Stamps Challenge 135 - BANNERS/FLAGS/PENNANTS
9. Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 73 - Grateful

10. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving

I’m happy with the result and I'd like to give millions thanks to my life. How about you? Thanks for stopping by and wish you a great day.

Edited on 12/18/2016
I'm excited to find that this card was chosen as the Winner of My Memory Box Challenge #18. Thanks, DT, you made my day.


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