Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mixed Media Altered Anchor

Hello, everyone, how is your summer so far? We are still on vacation and having a lot of great time visiting our family. I love traveling and visiting different places during summer time even it is hot.

For the theme this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we want to see your "Mid-Summer" creations. Whether your creative mind wants to take a vacation or be inspired by Shakespeare; play with a Farmer's Market inspired paper line or stamp into a starry night frenzy - we challenge you to create and share with us.

I created an altered anchor to display in my son Christopher's ocean themed bedroom.


Summer reminds me of ocean, and ocean reminds me of an anchor. Christopher loves everything about ocean. So for this week's challenge, I decided to alter an 11" chipboard anchor that I purchased at local craft store to display in his room.


First, I prepared the chipboard with applying a layer of Gesso on it using a paintbrush. 


Create some beautiful stain pattern on the chipboard with Prima Flower stencil and Modeling Passte.


I gethered different inks in blue shades such as Distress Stain, Izink ink and Distress Ink, then applied them on the chipboard anchor. Distress the edges with ColorBox Mix'd Media Inx Chox.



Decorate the anchor with Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Words Remnants Rubs and Border Stickers.
To finish off this project, I tied a string and the decorative trim on the chipboard anchor. 

Attach the distressd keys to the anchor.



I hope you like my chipboard anchor and I know that Chrisopher will love it!

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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 ^_^


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Art Journal - Observations & Found

Hello, my sweet crafty friends, hope your week is going well. I am currently having my summer vacation and traveling with family out of the country. I always love to observe people through their faces when traveling. It's fun to imagine or make up a story behind those faces after observing.

This week Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge challenges you to be inspired by a face of some kind - from face stamps to the face of a clock, cameos to silhouettes – just be inspired by a face.

I create an art journal page with the face of this beautiful girl for this week's challenge.

 
I stamped the face image of this Prima Flowers Sophie Bloom Cling Stamp and colored it with watercolors. The girl's beautiful hair was decorated with Prima Flowers.
 
 
The beautiful butterfly was cut using Simon Says Stamp Devonshire Butterfly die.
 
 
Tim Holtz Words Rubs are so easy to use to add fun sentiments or textures on the journal page.
 
 
The background was colored with Izink inks and watercolors. Tim Holtz Layering Stencil and Simon Says Stamp Stencil were used to layer the background patterns.
 
 
I hope my journal page inspired you to create a project with some kind of face on it.  Have fun!!!
 
 
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Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher so please join us for this week's face challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. We also want to see you are featured on our Friday Designer Spotlight. Good luck!
I really appreciate you stop by my blog and hope you all have a wonderful week.

Meihsia  ^_^