2017/12/07

Peace Love Joy


Hi Stamping Friends,
 
I can’t believe it’s December already, nearly the end of the year! The Happy Little Stampers (HLS) Mixed Media Challenge December Theme is Anything Goes. Yay, I think it’s super easy for you, isn’t it?

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. Be sure to join for a chance to win $20.


Here in Taiwan, we’re still wearing short-sleeves clothes, yet there are more and more poinsettias on shop windows. Yes, Christmas is coming and I love it. The following is how I made my tag.

Tag Details

1. Stamp text background on tag and sponge several Distress Inks over the stencil on tag.


2. Spread Embossing Paste over snow stencil on tag and let dry.


3. Stamp poinsettia solid stamp with Distress Inks on card scrap. Stamp poinsettia outline stamp with Brilliance Graphite Black Ink and heat emboss. Die cut the poinsettias.


4. Heat emboss texts in white and cut out. Cover poinsettias by Wink of Stella. Apply Glitz Stickles Tiara on center of poinsettias. Assemble the tag.


5. The shining poinsettias are really stunning as shown below. It's too bad the photo does not do it justice.

Hope my tag is inspirational to you. I wish you peace, love and joy. Thanks for stopping by.


Challenges to Enter

  
    I did not play with the twist.

2017/11/07

Spread Kindness


Hi Stamping Friends,

Time flies. It’s time to play along with Happy Little Stampers (HLS) Mixed Media Challenge again. The November Challenge Theme is Tag. Yay, this is basically like Anything Goes, isn’t it?

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. Be sure to join for a chance to win $20.


It’s approaching the most colorful season of the year. I’m challenging myself to make an autumn tag in a pastel way. The following is how I made my tag.

Tag Details


1. Apply several Distress Paints on stencil, flip the stencil and use the stencil like a stamp, i.e. press the colored stencil on tag. Let dry.

 
2. Apply gesso on tag to create pastel effect. Let dry.
 
3. Apply several Distress Inks over stencil on tag.

4.Randomly apply Embossing Paste over stencil on tag to create texture. Let dry.


5. Die cut leaves (by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous). Stamp music notes (by Hero Arts). Edge leaves by Distress Inks.


6. Heat emboss text (Simon Says Stamp) in white on black card scrap. Assemble the tag as shown on top.


Hope this tag is eye-pleasing to you. Let’s spread kindness by making and sharing tags/cards with one another. Thanks for stopping by and wish you a great day.

Challenges to enter

2017/10/07

Today is Full of Possibilities



Hi Stamping Friends,

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

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. Be sure to join for a chance to win $20.

Were it not for this challenge, I wouldn’t have dug out the crackle paste!  Ha! The following are how I made this tag.

Tag Details


1. Apply several DIY Distress Mists over two overlapping stencils (by TWC) on a watercolor tag. For DIY Distress Mist recipes, please check out my old post.


2. Ink the white area by Distress ink.


3. Apply a thick layer of Crackle Paste over the butterfly stencil (by Memory Box) on tag and let dry.



4. Color crackled butterflies by Distress Stains. Apply Gold Distress Stain Mist to create splatter effects.

 

5. Heat emboss text (by Simon Says Stamp) in white on black card scrap, adhere sequins and assemble the tag as shown on top.


I hope my tag is inspirational to you and hope today is full of possibilities for your craft creations. Wish you a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Challenges to Enter

2017/09/10

Hello Friend



Hi Stamping Friend,

I haven’t made any one layer card for quite a long time. It’s great that I made it today. In fact it is a post card. I’m grateful that a long-time stamping friend thought about me and sent me a post card. The right one below is from my stamping friend, 阿閑. Thanks so much.


Hello friend, hope this CAS one-layer card is eye-pleasing to you. Thanks for stopping by.

Card Details

1. Block stamping with watercolor wash and Emboss Resist techniques are applied.
2. Silhouette flower stamps are by Tim Holtz and text is by Hero Arts.

Edited on 10/4/2017
This card is awarded by Time Out Challenge DTs as one of the three "Honours of Taking Time Out". Thanks, DTs.

Challenges to Enter
  
   My choice is Emboss Resist.
  
  
   My choice is Sentiment, Watercolor and White.
  
  
  
  

2017/09/07

Today is a Good Day to Smile



Hi Stamping Friends,

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

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. Be sure to join for a chance to win $20.
 
Were it not for this challenge, I wouldn’t have dug out patterned paper scraps and some previous DIY book pages from my old project leftover box. The following are how I made this tag.
 
Tag Details

1. Adhere patterned paper scraps and DIY book pages to tag to create a collage using Gel Medium.

2. While Gel Medium is wet, cover the collage with several pieces of tissue paper, creating some wrinkle effects, to reach Shabby Chic look.


3. Die cut butterflies. Apply Distress Inks on the white butterfly.


4. Heat Emboss text in white on black cardstock. Torn the edge. Lay silver sting under the butterfly. Assemble the tag as shown.


I must say I’m quite delighted for what I’ve made. Hope this tag is eye-pleasing to you. I also hope “today is a good day to smile” for you. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges to Enter

  


 

2017/08/20

Bundle of Joy


Hi Stamping Friends,

I made this monochromatic baby card for a subordinate. I was lack of ideas before I started. Yet I’m happy with what I made! Hope this card is eye-pleasing to you and also brings you bundle of joy. Thanks for stopping by.


Card Details
  1. Sponged distress inks to create monochromatic yet radiant effect.
  2. Applied Pearlescent Embossing Paste over a stencil.
  3. Stamped baby onesie and heat embossed text in white.
  4. Die cut scribble, onesie and text. (I used 3 dies.)
  5. Assemble the card as shown on top. The close-up is shown below. As can be seen, the shining pearlescent paste is really pretty.


Challenges to enter


 


2017/08/07

Happiness is Contagious

Hi Stamping Friends,

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



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. Be sure to join for a chance to win $20.


Due to my work and family reasons, I’m again handing in my project on a last-minute basis. I must say I don’t like my current messy life. I do hope my condition will improve eventually.


In addition to the Challenge Theme, I got inspirations from Loll’s Tissue Paper Watercoloring & Techniques Tutorial (thanks, Loll) and Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of 2014- July(thanks, Tim). The following are how I made my tag.

Tag Details

1. Spray Distress Spray Stains on a piece of tissue paper.






 








2. Die cut sand dollar, sea horse and trees from watercolor stock. Apply Distress Inks on craft sheet, mist inks water, press die cuts onto the wet inks to get watercolor effects.
 













3. After the tissue paper is dry, adhere it to a tag. Try to create some winkles when gluing the tissue paper on tag. Oops, I incidentally tore the tissue papers! No worries. I fixed it later on.

 



















4. Cover the tag with a stencil and spread embossing paste over it.

 













5. Heat emboss text (by Simon Says Stamp) in white on black card stock and cut out. Adhere as shown. I then found an undesirable empty space among sand dollar and sea horse.

 



















6. To remedy it, die cut another sand dollar and cut out the sea star. Color the sea star by Distress Ink.
















7. Assemble the tag as shown on top.
 
I’m happy about how the tag turned out. Happiness is contagious. Hope this tag is eye-pleasing to you. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges to enter:


  

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