2018/04/12

A Crafty Friend Like You is a Gift


Hi Stamping Friends,

I was in a mood to make a mixed media CAS card and this is what I made. I plan to send it to a craft friend whom I haven’t met for quite a while.



I like the contrast element of this card, e.g. black versus white and mixed media versus clean & simple. Hope you like this card too. Thanks for stopping by.
 


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My card style is mixed media CAS. I was inspired by the beautiful spring colors and the flower theme.

  

  



2018/04/07

Beautiful Journey


Hi Stamping Friends,

It’s time to play along with Happy Little Stampers (HLS) Mixed Media Challenge again. The April Challenge Theme is TRAVEL.


For more details and other DTs’ inspirations, please check out the Challenge Blog. Anything mixed media could be linked up to our challenge as long as it follows our theme. Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE. IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

Today I’m excited to play with Distress Oxide Inks which have been sitting on my shelf for months. (Yes, I don’t know what went wrong with me to take such a long time to try. Ha!) This tag has everything I love - bright colors, layers and textures. And I love the theme - travel too. The following are how I made my tag.


Tag Details

1. Press Distress Oxide Inks on craft sheet and spritz with water. Swipe watercolor tag on craft sheet with Distress Oxide Inks.


2. Continue to swipe tag on craft sheet several times to layer colors.


3. Add more colors to build more layers of colors.


4. Stamp text background on tag.


5. Apply embossing paste over stencil to create textures.


6. Die cut globe, heart and flower. Cover heart with Wink of Stella for shining effect.


7. Assemble the tag as shown.




Hope this tag is eye-pleasing and inspirational to you. Wish you a great day and thanks for stopping by.


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2018/04/06

Hello, You Brighten My Day


Hi Stamping Friends,

Rubber Band Technique is something I learnt in my early stage of stamping journey, yet I haven’t played it for many years. I was so inspired and fascinated by Loll’s artworks that I decided to make a card with a similar style.


Card Details


1. Use a previously-made scrap (shown below) and apply Distress Inks to create tone-on-tone effect.


2. Apply Rubber Band Technique with Archival Black Ink on background scrap.


3. Die cut wonky stitched frame (My Favorite Things and Simon Says Stamp, respectively). Die cut text (Hero Arts) and bird (Memory Box).


4. Stamp the text and assemble the card as shown.


I'd like to thank Loll for her wonderful tutorial video and inspirations. I’m so delighted that I made this card. Hope this mixed media CAS card is eye-pleasing to you. Thanks for stopping by.


Challenges to Enter
 
     Distress Ink Direct on Stencil is my choice in this card.
    
     My favorite technique is stenciling.
     
      
     The beautiful colors like pink, orange, yellow and the bird all remind me that spring is coming.

  
  
 

2018/03/22

Guest Post in Stamps and Stencils Blog

Hi Stamping Friends,

I have exciting news to share.



This tag won me a chance for a Guest Post in Stamps and Stencils Blog today. What an honor! Hope you will visit there to take a look.

Wish you a great day and thanks for stopping by.

2018/03/12

Thanks for Everything






Hi Stamping Friends,

I’m super excited to join the New Release Blog Hop of Happy Little Stampers (HLS). This is my very first time to join a blog hop in my stamping life!


The newly released stamp sets are as follows.









I've made six cards using three of HLS's newly released stamp sets. Although I’m in the Mixed Media Design Team, all my cards are CAS (Clean and Simple) style this time. 

(1st)
The first card was done using VersaMark Resist (or so-called Ghost) Technique. 
(2nd)

The second card simply applied Distress Stain Dabber Direct Technique.

(3rd)
 
The third card used VersaMark Resist Technique again.
 
(4th)
 
The fourth card applied DIY Distress Mist Stenciling Technique.
(5th)
 
 The fifth card applied Distress Stenciling and Heat Emboss Techniques.
 
(6th)
 
The sixth card applied Heat Emboss Technique.
 
Hope these cards are eye-pleasing and inspirational to you. Please let me know which card you like the most and be sure to follow the prize rule listed below. Good luck and thanks for stopping by.
 
 
How to win? You need to do the following -

1. Comment on this blog post
2. Follow the links below to our Designer's blog posts and leave them a comment.
3. The Blog Hop will run for 1 week from 12th March 2018 @ 6am to 19th March 2018 6am AEST.
 That's it! Enjoy the show!

We have 10 prizes up for grabs. All our winners will be chosen at random and you MUST comment on ALL the blogs in the Hop.

Let's Go!
Comment on this post and then follow the links in the Hop.

GOOD LUCK :)

2018/03/07

True Friends


Hi Stamping Friends,

It’s time to play along with Happy Little Stampers (HLS) Mixed Media Challenge again. The March Challenge Theme is Friendship. For more details and other DTs’ inspirations, please check out the Challenge Blog. Anything mixed media could be linked up to our challenge as long as it follows our theme. Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE. If you use stamps by Happy Little Stampers and you are our random winner, your prize will be doubled!


Unlike general mixed media artworks that tend to have lots of textures, this tag has little texture, yet I managed to create lots of layers to enrich the visual effect. The following are how I made my tag.

Tag Details
1. Stamp text background (Hero Arts) on a glossy white tag.


2. Stamp floral stamps (Hero Arts) using VersaMark on text background. Heat to dry.


3. Apply Distress Inks to create VersaMark Resist effect.


4. Apply Distress inks over stencil (TWC) on tag to create tone-on-tone effect.


5. Overstamp floral stamps using Shadow Inks to create more layers.

 
6. Heat embossed sentiment (Paper Makeup) in black and apply Glitz Stickles on center of flowers to create texture.
 

Hope this tag is eye-pleasing and inspirational to you. Wish you a great day and thanks for stopping by.
 
Edited on 4/4/2018

I’m so excited that this tag was chosen as one of the Top Three by Sud Sentiments Challenge Blog with the following comments from DT: I love all the layers to this beautiful tag. Thank you, DTs.
 
Challenges to Enter
    My favorite technique is stenciling with Distress Inks. In this tag, I applied Tone-on-tone Stenciling Technique.

     

    2018/02/18

    Thanks for Your Kindness


    Hi Stamping Friends,

    February is a month full of loves because we have the Valentine’s Day. For me, Valentine’s day is not just to express love but also gratitude and thanks. I’m making this card for a card donation club held by my stamping friend, Mandy. The cards will be sent to those adopted kids for them to express their gratitude to their adopting parents and family.


    Card Details

    1. I applied Jennifer McGuire’s Liquid Watercolor Backgrounds - Drip and Spritz Technique to make the watercolor background.


    2. Floating Hearts die is by Simon Says Stamp and text die and stamp is by Hero Arts.


    Hope my card is eye-pleasing to you. Wish you a great day. Thanks for stopping by.


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