Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas to the Moon

Hello, everyone, if you’ve always wanted to go to the moon, love all celestial things, want to be a space explorer, or perhaps just like stars on your craft projects, this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we want to see how you’re inspired by the universe, galaxy, or anything else out of this world.

For this week's challenge, I created a mixed media canvas with the moon and stars.


I just received my new Prima Flowers Modeling Paste and Gesso, and thought they would be perfect to create textures for this project.


I covered the background of this cavas with Heavy Gesso and the edges with Texture Paste White Sand.


The moon and stars were die cut using Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Crescent Moon & Stars.


The Prima Flowers Resin and Junkyard Findings were attached using Gel Glue on the canvas. I also had some Tim Holtz rub on images and sentiment on the embellishments. 



Hope you enjoyed my project and got inspired to create some project using these great products.

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Join us this week at  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge since Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. Have fun!

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. Hope you all enjoy your day.

Meihsia  ^_^



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Mixed Media Ornament

Hello, my dear friends, I have a mixed media tutorial this Wednesday at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for this week's "ORNAMENTS" theme - from simple paper designs to mixed media masterpieces, stamped ornaments to something you create to be ornamental – this week we are inspired by ornaments. They can sparkle, shine, be big or small – how will you be inspired this week?






Join us for this week's ORNAMENTS challenge and please come back on Wednesday at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for my tutorial of this mixed media ornament.


Thank you so much for dropping by. Have a wonderful day!

Meihsia ^_^




Handmade Holidays Blog Hop

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Welcome to the final day of the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! We hope you enjoyed the projects from the last 2 days! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas.

Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We've gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues.

Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can "hop" from one blog to another to check them all out.

I created a wall hanging and a gift jar using some great products for this blog hop. To start this project, I die cut the Holiday House with Elizabeth Craft Designs using three different colors of card stock.



The roof and wreath on these houses were decorated with Ice Enamels and glue. 



I distressed the edges of the house with Clearsnap Art Dauber and ColorBox Chalk ink.



 To create the base of this wall hanging, I first applied a layer of Modeling Paste to create the texture on the SmoothFoam Disc, then sprayed various colors of ColorBox Spritzers.



The sentiment was stamped with ColorBox Dye Ink and Neat & Tangled stamps. 



To make some cute embellishment hearts, I used 3D Foam Hearts and Clearsnap Designer Foils. Love these beautiful shining hearts.



To create the dimensional embellishments, I used Dodz 3D on the back of these houses and flowers. 



Here is the finished holiday wall hanging gift. Love the beautiful texture and cute little houses. 



Since I die cut three houses, one of them was pasted on this gift jar. This is a simple and quick gift idea when you need to make many holiday gifts. I hope you enjoyed my creations. 



Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects?? Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

Clearsnap  Westcott  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  Ellison Educational Equipment  ICE Resin  Neat and Tangled  Therm O Web  Walnut Hollow  Elizabeth Craft Designs  Rowland Technologies  Graphic 45  Hydrangea Hippo   Pink and Main  The Buckle Boutique  Tami Mayberry Art & Design - Tami Mayberry  Jamie Dougherty - Jamie Dougherty Designs  Elizabeth Craft Designs - Raquel Mason  Meagan - The Charming Farmer  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - Angela Ploegman   Carolyn Dube - A Colorful Journey  Pink and Main - Mistyana Wright  The Buckle Boutique - Niki Wilson  It’s Sew Lorine - Lorine Mason   ‎ Therm O Web - Andy Knowlton  L. Grace Lauer - Uniquely Grace  Clearsnap - Meihsia Liu  Oh Snap Lizzie - Lizzie Sanchez  Graphic 45 - Katie Zoey Ho  Charity Wings  ICE Resin - Tatiana Allen  Polly Carlson - Pieces by Polly Ellison Educational Equipment - Jan Hobbins  RoseRedd Paper Studio - Rochelle Washington a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Mixed Media Vintage Canvas - Good 'ol Days

Hey, my dearest crafty friends, how's your weekend? I really enjoyed Halloween and my children had lot of fun with their friends trick or treating. Now we are counting down the days to Thanksgiving since they are having a whole week Thanksgiving break.

For our crafty fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we are back to the good old days. Remember when… it’s fun to walk down memory lane and whether you’d like to create a classic vintage project, try a technique you used to use, or perhaps walk down memory lane we want to see how you’re inspired by the good ‘ol days.

I created a vintage mixed media canvas with an old picture.


I loved this vintage photo when I saw it since it reminded me of my lovely brothers and sister. All my family lives in Taiwan and I only see them every other year. I deccided to create a mixed media canvas to display in my craft room using this photo.


The canvas was covered with Gesso and colored with Distress Paints on the background. I used black and white then distressed the edges of the canvas with gold color. Love the beautiful vintage color scheme.


The white Prima Flowers Frame was distressed with Distress Paints, too. I added some touch of Pearl Accent and Izink ink randomly.


Some Prima Flowers and Gear Resin Icons were attached using Foam Squares and Tombow glue. Gold Izink pigmenet ink was randomly added on the embellishments for the final touch.


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Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. So please join us for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. You might also be on our Friday Designer Spotlight. Good luck!

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

Meihsia ^_^