Sunday, August 11, 2013


Hi, blog friends, let's have some fun playing the new Simon Says Stamp Monday
Challenge. This week we are going to use some die cuts. Whether you use a
die cutting machine, paper punch, pre-made die-cut shapes or stickers, please
just join us for the fun. 
I love to collect journals and this Tim Holtz District Market Journal is one
of my favorites.  Since I have three journals with similar patterns, I decide
to alter one of them to a shabby chic style with some die cuts and flowers.
The die cuts were colored with Distress Stain. I inked the edges of them
with ColorBox ink in black to make the vintage look.
The front of this journal was corvered with Faber-Castell Gesso and sprayed
After I got these sprayed colors beautifully blended and dried, I glued the
and some embellishments on the cover.
Now, it turned out a gorgeous shabby Chic journal.

Color, Ink, Medium
Other Supplies:
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 challenge
and link up you project at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challegne. You might
also be on the designer Spotlight on our Friday post. Can't wait to see what you
come up with.
Thank you for stopping by. Hope you all have a great day!
Meihsia :)


  1. Amazing work! I like the use of dies! I love the colors that you added! Bright and romantic at the same time! BArbarayaya

  2. So Stunning Meihsia...the colours are gorgeous...I love the beautiful flowers and the tiny butterfly...just fabulous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Hello Meihsia
    This is a fabulous Shabby-Chic, creation, all your elements are wonderfully tactile, it is beautifully made.

  4. What a beautiful composition! I love all the details and the imaginative use of the die cuts. Just such a fabulous journal cover! Julie Ann xx

  5. Hi Meihsia, beautiful piece, love your use of die cuts and your colours are so bright and eye catching. Love your design and the flowers are stunning. Love your use of the weathered clock die. Tracy x x

  6. Meihsia...your Tim Holtz altered journal takes on a whole new and absolutely gorgeous feminine appeal, the way you've completely changed the look of it. I love your choice of colors. Your die cuts are a great combination of shape and dimension. Those Prima flowers you've added are such lovely colors and really pop color onto the cover. Such a beautiful piece! Love it! <3 Candy

  7. Beautiful altered journal cover Meihsia! Love your mix of vibrant colors and gorgeous blooms!

  8. Gorgeous altered journal Meihsia!! Love the fun colours, die cuts and flowers. A total change from the original album.

  9. Such a beautiful job on your project Meihsia!! I love the beautiful flowers you chose to go with all the vintage bits!! TFS!

  10. so many wonderful details have been put together, so inspirational

  11. Gorgeous altered journal, Meihsia! I love the colors you used and the corner pieces you used to embellish!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  12. Such a gorgeous journal! Beautiful!

  13. Super treatment of your journal, lovely treatment of the die cut elements and the flowers or gorgeous x

  14. Absolutely beautiful colours in that background, and the layered die-cuts and embellishments look simply stunning. This is a beauty, Meihsia!
    Alison x

  15. wow what a fabulous alteration! I love the colors and the gold die cuts. Great texture and the flowers are beautiful.
    Hugs Kelly

  16. LOVE this with a capital LOVE. This is my favorite one of your pieces yet...although I think I say that to you every time!

  17. What a stunning transformation. Love the way you have added the background colouring and those yummy flowers. Hugs, Jenny x

  18. Ohh what a fabulous altered album cover! Love the bright colors and such pretty embellies! Hugs, Sandra

  19. Lovely shabby chic journal! I love how you used the car behind the clock hands and the lovely flowers are perfect!

  20. AMAZING!!! Love how you altered this journal...I never would have! The clock and car are perfect!!!

  21. I love your art work, Meihsia, and this journal book cover is a great example of your fabulous mixed media style!