Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sweet & Fabulous


Hello, welcome back to my blog, dear friends. This week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge we have a very easy and fun challenge for you - ANYTHING GOES!!!

I was inspred to use lots of my Heidi Swapp collection to create a project this week since I have so many fabulous products by Heidi Swapp but didn't get chances to play with them. It's the best time to used them up and create something beautiful and colorful this week.
I colored the paper roses with Color Shine and made some cute clip embellishments.
Some cute photos of Natalie and Christopher were placed on the inside pages of this memory file. All these photos were decorated by the beautiful stickers and cut outs.
The cover was attached with stickers, paper roses, vintage chic note and seam binding. There are also some die cut embellishments were added using my favorte cutting machine Silhouette Cameo .
 
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It's so fun to play with those great stuff that I was too busy to use or I almost forgot they were in my craft room.
 
Do yo have anything that's been sitting in your craft room for a long time and you don't even remember they were there? Now, it's time to use them to create something beautiful and fun.
 
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Please join us for this week's Anything Goes challenge since Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. You might also be on the Designer Spotlight on our Friday post. Good Luck!

And just a reminder that Simon Says Stamp has moved to SimonSaysStampBlog.com and you can find lots of inspiration, tutorials and videos there. Please bookmark or set it as your favorite so that you won't miss anything on it.

I really appreciate that you drop by. I'll hop over to visit your blog soon.

Have a wonderful day!

Meihsia ^_^

 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Mixed Media Canvas

I have enjoyed creating this mixed media canvas so much using the October Pumpkin Latte Mixed Media Kit from The Paper Bakery. So today I'd like to share the canvas and the tutorial video with you.

There are unlimited possibilities to combine all the materials in this fun kit and use different techniques to create a mixed media project.
Usually it is important to have enough drying time between layers when creating mixd media projects. To speed up the process in this video, I used the heat tool to dry the mediums on each layer.

During the creative process, there might be something unexpected such as the way the watercolor flows. It is the fun part of creating mixed media projects - experiment and enjoy!



This 9" X 12" canvas is included in the kit and I love the beautiful colors of the oil pastel. You can use the stencils and stickers to make these pretty textures.

I'd love to share my project at AED and PPF since I've missed the fun for a long time.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Meihsia ^_^




Friday, October 25, 2013

Clean and Simple Cards

Hi, my blog friends! Happy Friday!

It's been a very long week to me since my internet has been down for many days because of the service provider. I needed to go to the library for the wifi connection to do the posts and visit my blog friends (it's my first time to use Wifi in the library and I found it's pretty convenient )  Because of less of internet time,  I had more time to play jewelry making and dig out some craft stuff that I almost forgot they've been in my craft room.

Fortunately, I got the internet connection back now. So I'd like to to share with you two very simple cards I made. Before that, I have to show you these awesome goodies I recived two days ago. Aren't they just so fun and cute? I am going to be very busy playing with kids this weekend definitely.

The first simple card here was using the Design Adhesives and Designer Foil from Clearsnap. You can see there are some different patterns on the above picture. I have a short video to show you how I used them. They are just so easy and fun to play with.  
 



The second card featuring Jumbo Design Wheel by Rollagraph® and embossing using Mixd Media Inx.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are a variety of events around the world that are organized in October by incorporating pink. So on this card, I used the Rollagraph to roll the ribbon image on pink cardstock then cut only one of the ribbons and embossed it.


Usually I use embossing inkpads to emboss, however, Mix'd Media Inx™ Inkpad is great for embossing too. This inkpad is juicy and thick with extended drying time so you will love the beautiful results when using it on blending and embossing.
The flower pattern and sentiment on this card were also stamped using Mix'd Media Inx and embossed with Embossing powder.


I hope you like these simple cards. Thank you so much for stopping by.  
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy crafting!


Meihsia ^_^



Sunday, October 20, 2013

BOO!


Hi!!! My blog friends!

This week at Simon Says Monday Challenge we are creating spooky projects! From stitching up a monstrous creation to making a sweet little trick or treat sign, embracing my dark side for some steampunk with edge to simply making something with a lot of black and grey, this week let’s embrace the spooky.
And it does not have to be “Halloween” at all.

I've always love to decorate birdhouses so this week I decided to make a spooky birdhouse to display in my craft room for Halloween.


I started this project with a cute little unfinished wooden birdhouse that I purchased at the local craft store. 



There were various mediums used on this birdhouse such as Gesso, acrylic paints, modeling paste, glaze, distress stickle, pigment inks, etc.   



After painting the background with black and orange acrylic paints, I attached all the Halloween elements such as a spider, bat, skull, spider web, branch and pumpkin on this birdhouse. Love all these fun mixed media elements on this projects and they turned out kinda cute.  

Here are some close up photos.

 
It is also fun to see this haunted birdhouse in the night time and my kids think it is spooky now. hehe....
 

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As always, Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher that will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. To qualify all you need to do is create a new project that ties in (in any way!) with our theme and post it, along with a link back to this challenge, and add a link to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. 


Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Meihsia ^_^








Saturday, October 19, 2013

Some Projects for The Paper Bakery and Clearsnap

Hi, my dear blog friends, hope you all enjoy your weekend. I have created some projects this week and would like to share them with you.
It is always so fun to play various mediums and make my fingers colorful. So I made this simple card with some mixed media elements from the October Mixed Media Kit by The Paper Bakery.

To make the background, I splattered the mixture of PanPastel and water with a pen brush on the white cardstock. I love all the cute papers from Amy Tangerine Cut and Paste paper pad which is included in the Capture 365 Kit so I picked one of the papers from that collection to cut the tag.
The flair button and the sticker are just so lovely that I had to put them on this card. 
Mixed Media Tip: The old book page in the October Mixed Media Kit is great to make the background of mixed media projects. It is also fun to color the page using PanPastel or Oil Pastel and punch it out to make cute embellishments.
 

The second project I made for The Paper Bakery is a 12" X 12" layout using the October Capture 365 Kit. I love the clean and simple look. I layered the patterned paper, journaling cards, doily, photo frame and photo to make the dimension.
Love the cute Amy Tangerine Cut and Paste paper pad and the flair button. The sewing stitches added some interest as final touch.
The last project I made is a fun tag featuring some cute Ann Bulter quilt stamps, and the pigment ink and embossing powder from Clearsnap.
I love Ann Bulter's cute and fun stamps, and they are so easy to work with since they are all in 1 inch square and every stamps cooridates each others greatly.
I stamp all the images with Petal Point pigment ink and heat embossed the patterns with clear embossing powder. To make the faux quilting, I used machine to sew the stitches.
The background of the stamped image and sentiment was made using Rollagraph and blending tool with chalk ink and pigment ink. I love the soft and gorgeous colors.


Hope you enjoy my creation and get a chance to try these cute stamps and fun techniques to create some beautiful patterns. For the complete supply list please check here.


Thank you so much for stopping by.

Happy crafting!
Meihsia ^_^

 
 
 
 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Bon Voyage

Hi, everyone!
This week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we are playing anything nautical!
Whether you are inspired by the cruise liners or thinking about pirates or trip to the islands – please join us for the fun! From mermaids to sea critters, rich ocean blues to sandy glitters and embossing powders – let’s see what you can come up with! 

I was inspired by the cruise trip our family had in this summer and made a 12" X 12" canvas layout.

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During our cruise trip in Alaska, the most amazing part was seeing the gorgeous glaciers and ice fields. We truly enjoyed the natural beauty of Glacier Bay National Park and the cities along the way. To keep these beautiful memories of our vacation, on the background of this layout I used the Gesso, Gelatos, modeling paste with stencil and crackle paint to make the ice and ocean look. 
  
 
The Maya Road banners were covered with Gelatos and crackled paints. I distressed the edges of the feathers. Love the Americna Crafts cute glittered buttons and the white string.

I used Tim Holtz cling stamp, watermark ink and clear embossing powder to heat embossing the background. These circles remind me of the beautiful ice floating on the water over the sea. 

 

Use the Prima Flower arrowheard stencil to trace and stencil the triangles. And decorate the layout with Prima Flower resin embellishments.

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Every week, Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher to a random winner, so please join us by making a nautical themed project and share it at Simon Says Monday Challenge this week. You might be also on the designer spotlight on our Friday post.
Here are some photos I took during our Alaska trip to share with you. 
Embarkation from Anchorage - took this photo from our cruise ship
Love the view from the ship
 
 It is amazing to see a glacier.
Hope you all have a great day! And happy crafting!

Meihsia ^_^



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Beautiful Friday

Hi, everyone!

I'd like to share a mixed media project that I made for The Paper Bakery today.
A couple of weeks ago, Sarah Hill invited me to join The Paper Bakery as a Mixed Media Expert - hehe... what a cool title. I was so happy to join this wonderful design team and here is my first layout.
 
I used the October Mixed Media Kit which will be revealed in the mid of October to make this 12" X 12" layout.
I layered the pretty patterned papers and added some cute embellishments. Love the photo of sunset that I took. To match the beautiful sky in the photo, I distressed the edges of the layout with PanPastel.

 
The fall themed stencils and the colors of the oil pastels in the kit are just so gorgeous.
 
 
Mixed Media Tip: Apply the PanPastel using Art Dauber with circular motion on the edges of the cardstock, you can achieve this beautiful distressed effect.
 

 
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy this project and are inspired to create. For more information or inspiration, please check The Paper Bakery.

Happy crafting!
 
 Meihsia ^_^