Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mixed Media Tag Frame

Hello, my dear blog friends, I am so happy you are back. We just had our first week back to school, and I really enjoyed the quiet time crafting last week. So let's play the new challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - it is to use three colors of ink, paint, or another color medium of the same kind. From distress ink to gelatos, acrylic paint to watercolor pencils – you can pick the medium and the trio. Can't wait to see your creation! 

I decided to make a simple and colorful tag this week, so I picked my favorite colors from my Distress Ink collection.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Tag Frame Be You Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp 600

Picked Raspberry, Faded Jeans and Evergreen Bough are the most beautiful colors in Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad collection to me.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Tag Frame Be You Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp 2

After stamping and heat embossing the tag with Tim Holtz Cling Stamp and Clearsnap Clear Embossing Powder on the background, I applied these three colors on the tag using ColorBox Art Daubers. The Tim Holtz Alpha Part Frame was attached and I added the colored seam binding ribbon on the tag.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Tag Frame Be You Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp 3

I covered the frame with glittered paper and pasted the sentiment with Tim Holtz Label Stickers on it.    Some Tim Holtz metal embellishments and resin roses were glued around the frame using Tombow Glue. 

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Tag Frame Be You Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp 4

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Tag Frame Be You Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp 1 


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I really appreciate you stop by my blog and hope you all have a great week. Happy crafting! 

Meihsia ^_^



Thursday, August 27, 2015

ClearSnap and Graphic 45 Blog Hop

Hello, Clearsnap and Graphic 45 friends, today I'd like to share two projects featuring some beautiful inks from Clearsnap, and papers from Graphic 45. I really love these two gorgeous paper pads I received free for this blog hop from Graphic 45 so I decided to use both of them on my projects.

The first project is a jewelry box I made using Graphic 45 ATC Book Box covered with Gilded Lily paper. Then I decorated the box with some accent pearls and decorative trim.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Clearsnap G45 Blog Hop Mixed Media Box 1

After the Ornate Metal Key Hole was colored, I attached it on the box with the glue and fasteners.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Clearsnap G45 Blog Hop Mixed Media Box 2

The edge of the box were distressed with ColorBox Mix'd Media Inx using ColorBox Art Daubers.

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The sentiment was stamped with ColorBox black pigment ink by Teresa Collin and Graphic 45 cling stamp. Flowers cut out form the same paper pad and some paper flowers were glued on the box to finish off this jewelry box. 

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Clearsnap G45 Blog Hop Mixed Media Box

The second project I created is a 6" X 8" mixed media canvas wall hanging or desktop decor.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Clearsnap G45 Blog Hop Mixed Media Canvas 1

The background of this canvas was covered with the patterned paper from Graphic 45 Artisan Style Set. On the edges of this canvas, I applied modeling paste to create the texture.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Clearsnap G45 Blog Hop Mixed Media Canvas 2

I really love the inspirational sentiment from the same paper pad so I cut it out and pasted it with the other embellishments such as the housed and flowers that were also cut out from the Artisan Style Set. All these embellishments were pasted on the canvas with foam tapes to create the dimensional effect.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Clearsnap G45 Blog Hop Mixed Media Canvas 4

Some more paper flowers and leaves were layered and pasted with the glue and foam tapes to decorate the canvas.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Clearsnap G45 Blog Hop Mixed Media Canvas 3

To finish off this project, I distressed the edges with ColorBox Pigment Inks and Art Daubers, then embossed them using ColorBox clear embossing powder and a heat tool.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Clearsnap G45 Blog Hop Mixed Media Canvas

I hope you like these projects and got inspired to use these great products on your next creation. For more inspiration from our talented designers, and the chance to win the giveaway of ColorBox Graphic 45 Decades Ink Pad Collection, please check Clearsnap Blog.

Good luck and happy crafting!

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Mixed Media Tag Ticket

Welcome back, everyone. It's the first day of school today for my kids, and I am so happy that I will have more time to create now. At Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, our design team member Sandra challenges us this week to show our tickets. Trains to movies, concerts to planes, stamps to paper – let’s see what you'll create.

I was inspired to create a mixed media tag with some tickets.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Tag Ticket Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp 600

This week I decided to use my favorite pattern paper from Tim Holtz Paper Stash Lost and Found collection to create a ticket tag. First, I distressed a #8 manila tag with Distress Inks and ColorBox Art Daubers.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Tag Ticket Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp 2

After embossing the ticket pattern using Tim Holtz Embossing Folder on a piece of patterned paper from the same Tim Holtz paper collection, I pasted the embossed pattern on the tag with Tombow glue on the tag.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Tag Ticket Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp 3

I added a layer of Faber-Catsll Glaze, and decorated the tag with Tim Holtz Metal Word Band and Idea-Ology Numbers Rubs.

Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Tag Ticket Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp 4

I really enjoyed creating this tag with all these fun techniques and products and hope you are inspired to create, too.
Meihsia Liu Simply Paper Crafts Tag Ticket Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp 1

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I really appreciate you stop by my blog and hope you all have a wonderful week.

Meihsia ^_^