Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hello Friend Card with Prima Dies

Hello friends, how's your weekend? I hope you all enjoyed it. It's our last week of summer break next week. We are so excited that Natalie is going to middle school and Christopher is going to 5th grade after this summer. We've been so busy with our traveling and moving for the past two months and now preparing for the new school.

This week, we have an Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Yes, anything goes! Just be creative and have fun!

I really had lot of fun playing with my new Prima Flowers dies to make a card for this Anything Goes week.


I had to use these Prima Flowers Doily Metal Die and Prima Flowers Leaves Metal Die once I received them from Simon Says Stamp because they are so beautiful.


On the background of this card, I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and a blender. The honeycomb pattern was created with Tim Holtz Honeycomb stencil and Distress Paint. The sentiment was stamped using Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Simple Sayings stamps and Memento Black ink.



Supply List:


Join us for this anything goes week. Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher. You might also be on our Friday Designer Spotlight. Good luck!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and hope you all have a great week.

Meihsia  ^_^



Thursday, August 14, 2014

Happy Place Mixed Media Wall Hanging - Clearsnap Smoothfoam Bloghop

Hi, my dear friends, welcome to the Clearsnap and Smoothfoam Blog Hop! Hop along to each blog in the hop list to see inspiring ways to use Smoothfoam with Clearsnap’s ink, created by our teams of designers. Be sure to comment on each blog in the hop, then use the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post to enter to win a prize pack of Smoothfoam and Clearsnap goodies!



The project I created for this hop is a mixed media wall hanging using 8" diameter x 1" tall Smoothfoam Disc from Smoothfoam and ColorBox® Spritzers from Clearsnap.


Smoothfoam is a smooth, closed cell foam, most commonly referred to as smooth Styrofoam ®. It is molded from tiny beads into many shapes like balls, bells, eggs, miniature fruit shapes and more. Because of its smooth surface it is excellent for painting. It is also very durable, making it great for projects requiring pins or glue.

 
To create the texture, I applied a layer of Gesso, and pasted the old book page and cheese cloth on the disc. There are many different sizes of disc you can choose from SmoothFoam and it is really easy and fun to work with mixed media colors and materials on it.  
 
 
The background was colored with ColorBox Spritzers and water mixture. I simply mixed the Spritzers with water and applied the mixture on the SmoothFoam using a watercolor brush. 
 


The last step was adding some beautiful Prima Flowers and embellishments. I really love the result and hope you get a chance to try these awesome products from SmoothFoam and Clearsnap.



Hop along to see more inspiration from our designers. Thank you so much for stopping by.
Happy Crafting! ^_^

Hop List:
Suzanne Austin - What's in a Lousyananut
Julie McGuffee - Life in the Craft Lane
Jennifer Priest - Hydrangea Hippo
Lisa Fulmer -  Lisa Liza Lou
Meihsia Liu - Simply Paper Crafts
Anita Scroggins - The Flamingo Chronicals
Steph Ackerman - Live Laugh Scrap
Carmen Flores Tanis -  Flores Tanis Studio
Tami Sanders - tami sanders * paper crafter  
Beth Watson - Beth Watson  
Sabrina Alery - The Honor Roll
Marilyn Gossett - Marilyn Gossett Designs
Denise Hahn - In My Blue Room





Sunday, August 10, 2014

Art Journal Note to Self

Hi, friends, hope you all enjoyed your weekend.

This week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we challenge you "All Scratched Up" - from rubbing with steel wool to sandpaper, giving an aged look with a brown ink pad to crumplng and then flattening back out some paper, or even using a scratched up looking stamp -  just embrace imperfection and get grungy.

I was inspired to create an art journal page with scratched looking edges.


And this art journal page reminds myself to follow my heart and be daring.


On this page, I colored the background with ColorBox Smooch Spritz and distressed the edges with ColorBox Ink Pads.


To create the scratched look, I stamped Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Bitty Grunge Stamper Anonymous around the edges.


There are some great rub-on sentiments that I love and inspire me on the page.

 
Hope you like my project and are inspired to create something fun and beautiful with scratches.
 
 
Supply List: 


Join us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher. You might also be on our Friday Designer Spotlight. Have fun!

 
Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you all enjoy your day and happy crafting! ^_^
 
Meihsia