Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Clearsnap Fancy Pants Blog Hop

Hey, my dear crafty friends, welcome to Clearsnap and Fancy Pants Blog Hop. We are sharing inspiration this week using the beautiful and awesome products from Clearsnap and Fancy Pants. Be sure to hop around to see all the fabulous projects our designers created for you and have fun!

I'd like to share two simple cards and a journal cover with you. I've always love to create mixed media projects using ColorBox® Spritzers. For this blog hop, since I had many beautiful embellishments and papers from Fancy Pants Meology collection, I decided to use these embellishments to layer with the tag that was stenciled using Spritzers and ColorBox® Art Screens on my first card. 

To make the second card, I simply layered the patterned paper, corrugate paper, the embellishments from Fancy Pants Meology collection and a tag that was colored with ColorBox® Spritzers.

The cover of this journal was created with the same method. I just love those cute Fancy Pants embellishments and the fun Spritzer. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you enjoyed my creations and got inspired to create. Remember to leave a comment here and hop over to Clearsnap and Fancy Pants blogs for a chance to win the prize.

Happy crafting!
Meihsia ^_^


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Art Journal Do Something New

Hey, my dear crafty friends, hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Finally it feels like Fall now in Dallas 'cause the temperature dropped to 60 degrees. It's the best time for us to play tennis outdoors.

Speaking of Fall, I was inspired to make an art journal page this week for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - the theme is "Rock the Techniques!". I created the watercolor effect with Distress Inks and Aqua Brush on the falling leaves on my journal page.

I've always loved to create watercolor effect with different inks and medias on my mixed media projects. This week, I decided to make the watercolored background on my art journal page using Simon Says Stamp New Stamps,  Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Pentel Aquash Brush.

After stamping the leaf images with Distress Ink on the watercolor paper, I used Aqua Brush to brush over the stamped images.

The texture on the background was created with Modeling Paste and Tim Holtz Layering Stencil.

Then I added my favorite Prima Flowers and Tim Holtz embellishments over the background.

Hope you like my creation and are inspired to create something with your favorite techniques.

Supply List:

It wouldn’t be STAMPtember without techniques – so show us what you’ve got! Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher. Hope you are the lucky winner!
Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. Happy crafting!
Meihsia ^_^

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mixed Media Shadow Box

Hi,  my dear friends, welcome to Simon Says Stamp STAMPTEMBER blog hop. You should have arrived here from May Flaum's blog, if not please go to the start of the hop on Andrea Ockey Parr's blog. For your inspiration, we are each sharing a special trick or technique on our blogs, so be sure to hop around and check them all out!


Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. For more than 10 years we have celebrated rubber stamping and its glory. We work to bring companies from around the world together in a one stop shopping environment. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember®" event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the delight of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.

This week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we challenge you to use a Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp – or any Simon brand product to help us kick things off!

I was inspired to create a mixed media cover of a shadow box using Distress Paints to make the textures for this week's challenge. 

This is a blank board box sized 5" X 7 1/4" X 2 1/8".  I'll be decorating inside of the shadow box in the future. For this week, I focus on creating the mixed media cover. 

First, I apply a thin layer of Gesso on the cover of the box using a paint brush. 

Stamp the Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge Stamps with Distress Paints to create the background patterns. 

Apply UTEE on the wet Distress Paints and heat set to make the beautiful textures on the background.
Some gorgeous Prima Flowers, resin embellishments and Tim Holtz metal embellishments were attached on the box.


I hope you enjoy the technique I shared to create the patterns and textures with Distress Paints, stamps and UTEE. Please hop over to lovely and talented Michelle Zerull's blog for more inspiration. Have fun!

Supply List:

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. Join us for this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and celebrate StampTember with us. You might also be on our Friday Designer Spotlight.
I really appreciate you stop by my blog and hope you all have a wonderful week.

Meihsia ^_^