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.

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:


  

2017/07/07

Be Confident Be Brave Be Amazing


Hi Stamping Friends,
It’s time to play along with Happy Little Stampers (HLS) Mixed Media Challenge again. The July Challenge Theme is TEXTURE.


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 coupon to spend at the Happy Little Stampers shop.


I have to apologize for not providing a step-by-step tutorial for my tag as I barely missed the deadline and finished it on a last-minute basis! Yet I trust that those Mixed Media lovers could tell how I made this tag. The following are some close-up photos for your inspirations.

 
 

Hope this tag is eye-pleasing to you. Thanks for stopping by.


Challenges to enter:

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2017/06/24

CAS Baby Boy Card


Hi Stamping Friends,

I made this card for a subordinate. It’s a CAS card with some textures and I like it a lot. Hope you like it too. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges to enter

My choice is DIY patterned paper and washi tapes by using some of my favorite background stamps.
The text is considered new. I’ve own the set (by  Simon Says) for quite a long time but just used it for the very first time.
         
    
  
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Edited on 7/7/2017

The card was chosen as one of the HonorableMentions by Watercooler Wednesday Challenge DTs. What a happy surprise! Thanks, DTs.

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