Friday, November 30, 2012

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge - Buttons

Hello there!! How's your week?? Me busy as usual but something different is, I'm busy with coping with illness!!! First my mother-in-law was hospitalised (she's discharged and under medication now), then me fell sick with food poisoning (had to go same hospital where my mother-in-law is, to be put on saline and medicine drips)and today my hubby had fever and throat infection. Well, I prayed that everyone will get well soon. :)

This week at Frosted Designs, we are challenging you to use 5 buttons or more in your projects. And this week's sponsor is Creative Cuts & More. Do drop by to have a look at their wonderful products.

As Christmas is coming, I made a wreath with jute ribbon and buttons. But Christmas in Singapore is not white Christmas but a warm one. So I also made a simple card with a pale shade of spring colours. I love pastel colours.

I made the trim flower cluster with the flower trim, self-cut burlap leaves, feather and self-made pearl bead vines. Its such a simple touch to the wreath. I layered the buttons to give them dimension and interest.

For the card, I watercolored the wreath with a mixture of water and Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens. Its easy to color images without much coloring skill with this method. Again I layered the buttons to make the card look less flat. 

I hope you like my projects. Do join us at Frosted Designs for this week's challenge and stand to win a mini album kit. 

Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Prima Workshop with Anna Dabrowska in Singapore

Hi hi!! How are you?? I know I have not been frequent in my blogging. Very busy these few days. My mother-in-law was hospitalised in ICU with heart problem. So everyday is like going to and fro the hospital and home. But good thing that the hospital is just about 5 minutes walk away from home. She will be going for a procedure tomorrow morning to locate the blocked artery and to expand it. Pray that she will be healed. Any prayers are welcome.

Well, yesterday, after rushing back from hospital, I rushed to attend the Prima mixed media canvas workshop conducted by my favourite designer, Anna Dabrowska. I have always been a big fan of her. So I'm very excited that she's coming and I registered for her class the first day of registration!!!

Here's a picture of me with Anna Dabrowska:

And here's the canvas I created during the workshop:

I love this canvas and the techniques she used. Learned alot about light and shadow too. Cant share too much here as think not fair to those who attended the workshop (the fees is not cheap).

Here I did make a bit of mistake.  I misted too "hard" near the photo. You can see the small "splat" at the edge of photo. ha ha... think I need to touch up and add more stuff to cover that mistake up.

After attending this workshop, I want to create more. But for now, too busy and worried to do more stuff. So I hope I can create more canvas with same techniques soon, in case I forgot about it. :)

Well, I hope you are creating!!! Have fun!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge - Color Challenge

Hi, everyone. This week at Frosted Designs, we are inviting you to join us for a color challenge. You can use this picture or color scheme for your projects.

And here's what I created:

"Live A Life Inspired" PDF Wood Board

I altered a PDF Wood Board from Daiso. Covered it with Tim Holtz tissue paper, added acrylic paints to it. Then I mixed fiber paste, glass bead gel and acrylic paint and spread over the Prima Donna Downey's peonies stencil. I used Liquitex and Daler Rowney acrylic inks for the "drips" and dabbed some white acrylic paints randomly over the board with my fingers.

For the peonies, I actually used pink acrylic paint for the fiber paste mixture. But I painted over them with red acrylic paint after the fiber paste mixture dried. Hence you might catch some pink under the red. I loved this kind of "layering". It made the peonies look more varied and alive.

I loved this lace. Bought it from a wedding accessory shop in Johore Bahru, Malaysia. Loved the transparency of this lace. You can still see the details below over the lace. (hmmm... am I making sense in my explanations??). The phrases are stamped with Unity/Donna Downey stamp and cut out and adhered with gel medium. Then dabbed over with acrylic paints and circled with black Daler Rowney acrylic ink.

Another view from the side. Loved the texture of this board.

I hope you are inspired by my project. Do join in the challenge over at Frosted Designs. Have a fun week. And do keep a lookout for Frosted Designs 12 Days Of Christmas Challenge next month.

Oh, I still owe a 4th Blog Candy for next 20 followers. I will try to post up as soon as possible.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Frosted Designs Fall Blog Hop

Hello, friends. Its time for Frosted Designs Fall Blog Hop. You should have come from Channa's blog. If not, you can go back to Frosted Designs Blog for the master list.

For this blog hop challenge, you are supposed to hop to every designer's blog to "collect" the 12 themes and use at least 6 out of the 12 in your submission project. My theme is PUMPKIN. And here's what I created using 6 themes.

"Vintage Pumpkin" Card

The reason I chose the theme, Pumpkin, is it reminds me of Halloween and my birthday is on Halloween. ;) So this is like a birthday card to myself.

I used Silhouette Cameo to cut out the pumpkin shapes and glued them to make a card. I also use Cameo to cut the leaves and a Magnolia die for the swirls. I hand cut the stalk and added lace to it.

I rolled the felt strips and add them to the flowers. I also added glitter to the swirls. Love the vintage look.

I inked these leaves with distress inks and layered them.

I hope you like my card. Now that you collected all the 12 themes, please go back to Frosted Designs to submit your project and win a prize. Have fun.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

New Venture!!!

Hi, friends. How are you all doing?? I mentioned in my last post that I have a new venture going on that has kept me very very busy apart from my design team commitments. Well, today I'm going to share with you what's going on.

I'm teaming up with four dear friends to form a sort of "company" to sell our handmade craft products at fleas. Do visit our company blog, Owls Handmade. The first flea will be held at MAAD (Market of Artists And Designers), Red Dot Design Museum on 9 November 2012 from 5pm to midnight. There will also be make & take session where you learn to craft and take home the product for a small fee in a short time.

Its a new thing for us. We had tons of fun coming together for discussion, preparation, shopping, crafting and so on. We hope you will join us at our MAAD stall tomorrow evening at Red Dot Design Museum. See you.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Do drop by tomorrow as we at Frosted Designs are having a blog hop challenge over the weekend. Have fun.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

My Little Shoebox and Epiphany Crafts

Hi, everyone. This week, My Little Shoebox has teamed up with Epiphany Crafts to bring you a week long of inspirations.

I used My Little Shoebox Vintage Shop collection to match the Shape Studio Tool Scalloped Circle 25.

I love the scalloped circle as its so versatile. I can used it as flower center, as badge and on its own.

"Vintage Owl" Notebook

I altered a notebook cover with MLS Vintage Shop paper and corrugated board. Painted the corrugated board with white acrylic paint, distressed the edges. Then I added a white lace in the middle.

I love the owl, cut out from MLS Vintage Shop paper. So I made it into the centerpiece. I layered 2 punched circles below and popped them up with foam strip. Then added the swarovski crystals to frame the owl scalloped circle bubble.  A Tattered Angel chipboard frame, with stickles applied, is added below with the Maya Road Scroll Framed Journalling Tag.

The top and bottom embellishments are done the same way. I also added 2 Maya Road flower to connect the three scalloped bubbles.

Supplies used: MLS Vintage Shop (Rose Ribbon, Heirloom), Keepsake (Garden Delight); Tattered Angel Chipboard Frame; Corrugated Board; Maya Road Kraft Scroll Frame Journalling Tag; lace; crystals; white acrylic paint; foam strip (Scrapbook Adhesives); Distress Inks.

I hope you are inspired to try out this fantastic tool from Epiphany Crafts. Don't forget to visit the Epiphany Crafts Blog to see what their talented designers have created today as well.

Have fun and thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Donna Downey "Altered Brush" Project

Hello, friends. Sorry for being missing in action. Been rushing alot of assignments lately. Phew!! Quite overwhelmed and swamped with projects to do. Plus a new venture with friends which I'm going to share later.

Today, I want to share an exciting project. Not sure any of you are aware of this "Altered Brush" Project by Donna Downey, one of my favourite designers. I always love her creations!! And I'm so honored to even be mentioned in her blog. Basically, this project by Donna Downey involved purchasing one of her brushes and altering and sending it back to be displayed in her studio. Can you imagine the excitement of my project on her studio wall??? AHHHH..... I'm so excited. Overexcited!!!! ha ha...

Without further ado, here's my altered brush:

 I used this picture on Donna Downey's blog as its much clearer than mine. Got to admit I'm not a good photographer. 

This is my favourite color palette. I painted the brush blue on top and pink at bottom. Then I used a sea sponge to sponge some white to the blue. Added a lace at brush area.

I love this flower paper from My Little Shoebox so I cut and curled them to make them look more dimensional. I added texture paste and acrylic paints to the chipboard frame. Added a acrylic sheet behind the chipboard frame and tinted it with blue stained glass (Tattered Angels).

For these pearls wires, I threaded them with jewery wires and twisted them together around the brush.

This is the back of the namecard. I used chalk ink over Crafter's Workshop stencil and added the swarovski crystals on them. Loved these shiny swarovski crystals that I got from my dear friend, Lina.

I hope you like my altered brush. Do drop by Donna Downey's blog to take a look at her creations too. Thanks for visiting.