Sending Hugs & Happy Thoughts

Edited on 4/4/2019
I am so glad that this card was chosen as an Outstanding Design by CAS Watercolor Challenge. Thanks DTs, you certainly made my day!

Hi Artsy Friends,

I’m so happy that I made this card right before the end of the weekends. Yay!
I’m sending hugs and happy thoughts to you, artsy friends. Thanks for stopping by and wish you a great day.

Card Details,
1. Floral and text stamps are by Altenew.
2. Frame is created by two rectangle dies by Simon Says Stamps and background Plaid Cover die is by Altenew.

3. Frame is embossed by Wow embossing powder. It's really gorgeous.
4. White panel background is spritzed with Distress Marker (Tim Holtz Spritzer) to add some interests.

Challenges to Enter



Choose Joy

Edited on 4/4/2019
Boy, I am so thrilled that this card won the following awards.
This indeed is triple happiness!

Hi Artsy Friends,

I’m happy to squeeze time out of my overwhelming busy schedule to make this CAS card. And, I’m also happy that I dug out some of my favorite old stencil, die, and text stamp for this card.

Spring is coming here in Taiwan with lots of flowers blooming. I hope this card is eye-pleasing to you. Thanks for stopping by and wish you a great day.

Card Details
1. Flower stencil is by Hero Arts, die is by Memory Box and text is by Papertrey Inks.

2. Background technique is Ghosting or so-called Water Stenciling.

3. The entire background panel is covered with Clear Wink of Stella. The sparkling effect is really pretty.

Challenges to Enter

My card uses Centre Step + Cerise/Circles + Butterfly, e.g. Theme +  Colour +  Butterfly
I love using dies and stencils in my cards. If I can only choose one, I would choose stencils because they help to create awesome background, depth and textures easily, and they are generally inexpensive.


Art Journal Page – Just a Note

Hi Artsy Friends,

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

Starting from 2019, I decided to challenge myself to create art journal pages as my DT artwork for HLS MM Challenge. This is my third try. I love music, yet with this theme I found that I have very rare music-related stamps. I finally dug out this set of stamps (by My Favorite Things, retired) which is perfect for this challenge. Yay! The following are how I made my page.

Art Journal Details
1. Apply various Distress Oxide Inks on page.

2. Splash some water droplets on page for fade effect.

3. Glue tissue paper scrap on page and apply various Distress Oxide Inks over stencil on page.

4. Apply Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink over another stencil on page.

5. Stamp focal image, color the image by Copic, cut out and adhere to page. Stamp several texts on page.

6. Apply more Distress Oxide Inks over stencils and also sponge edges to create more visual effects.

7. Apply Embossing Paste over stencils on edges to create textures.

8. Stamp treble score and music notes to finish.

I personally like the quotes very much.
“A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn’t like the tune.
Life is like a piano…what you get out of it depends on how you play it.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.”

I hope my page is inspirational to you. Please drop me a note if you like it. Thanks for stopping by and wish you a great day.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...