Thursday, August 18, 2016

Enjoy Life's Moments

Hello there! Just to explain my silence in several hours to get this custom made card reach my client before time. I should have recorded her dance and happiness the minute she got this card that was ordered for her mother's birthday. 
I chose shabby and did some sewing at the edges.
I made the big rose with Sizzix die, punched some little flowers and leaves.
The banners were hand cut and distressed with blunt scissor.
Butterfly is often a must in my project {smile}. I also punched MS border punch for the hearts and tucked under the big rose. I would have added more elements but my brain told me to stop. I finished off my card by splattering white paint for additional interest.
I used this pretty sketch from Atlantic Hearts to kick start my card:
That's it for today. Till next time. Enjoy your day.

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Queen of My Heart @ Digistamps4Joy

Hi everyone! Wishing you lots of happiness. 
My project for Digistamps4Joy is here to remind you that the current challenge is lasting until the end of this month. Same theme Anything Goes with an optional twist of "add roses". My fabulous team-B-mates have created stunning projects for more inspirations. Click here to have a look. 

I have gone vintage this time {smile}. I've been meaning to scrap this vintage family photo long ago but never doable until recently. I needed the feel for it to make it right {chuckle} but I have a confession to make: I weep a bit and then a bit more during the making because I miss my father since his passing until now. Not easy being daddy's girl I guess {lol}.
If you are a fan of the Irish band boys that already split up couple years ago, you surely have heard their song 'The Queen of My Heart'. Yes, I used to be a big fan of Westlife in the late 90's and up to now I still listen to their songs on You Tube while browsing the net or typing {like I'm doing now}. Pssst, and erm...still admiring their charming look while watching their old video clips and they still look hot in their 40's {teeheehee}
The chorus part from the song lyric used on my pages.
The background was adhered with paper strips, drywall tape and mesh randomly before I wiped gesso all over the page and let dry. Then I applied modeling paste through a stencil for more texture. Up next was adding some elements for interest. When satisfied, I started playing with watercolors. Yes I often use watercolors in my project. Love it!
I used digi image namely Rose Corner {click here to purchase if you wish}. I fuzzy cut the roses and glued them down with pva glue {love this glue so much}.
A little close up of my family photo but unfortunately my big brother is not in the picture. I have no idea where he was then; see I was just a baby in my mother's arm. Maybe he was the one who snapped this photo. We are a family of seven. My parents had two daughters between my siblings but they have been living in havens since babyhood. I have two elder sisters and two elder brothers but believe me, being the youngest child is not haven on earth no matter how great being a daddy's girl! {lol}.
Taking my art journal into these challenges:
1. The Artistic Stamper : ATG with stamping
2. Stamps and Stencils : Time to Take Flight

That's it for today. Until next time. Have a great week ahead and thank you for visiting me today.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Happy Happiness @ STAMPlorations

{My DT work for STAMPlorations}

Well, welcome to first Sunday of the month; a day I love to relax and read or should I say the other way round{chuckle}. If you think I am writing this post this minute, nope. I scheduled this post for Sunday on Friday night because I have agenda going on all Saturday at my eldest's boarding school. 

So, welcome to another episode of Stamplorations. That is correct. A new mixed media challenge starts today and as always it's anything goes except NO CARDS please.

I made a scrapbook page of my middle girl celebrating her 5th birthday in 2009. Time flies! 
I used crisscrossed ARTplorations stencil and texture paste to create diamond pattern.
I sprinkled glitters even though I am not a fan of glitters (lol).
The square frames are altered from library cards spread with texture paste and water colored.
I started off this layout by referring to this lovely sketch #130 from Scrap Club and flip it upside down.
Look forward to seeing your none cards mixed media creations by August 31 and please display this graphic below on your post to be eligible for the prize if you are the winner.
Until I see you again real soon. Take care.

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, August 01, 2016

LOVE brings you HOME @ Scrap Africa

{My DT work for Scrap Africa}

Hi everyone and here's wishing you a glorious August. I'm back again with newest layout. I can't exactly remember when was the last time I scrap; I think it was early June. Time pass by so quickly and we are living in August already?! So what did I do in July besides fasting in Ramadan and celebrating Eid afterwards that is coming to its end this week and also fighting eczema; yes, I did a lot of sewing and decorating the house. So I would say July was dedicated to spring cleaning and home decorating. It's a never ending process however. I keep changing things around the house. Do you?  Maybe I should do a blog post about home decorating. What d'ya think? Suggestions are welcome {smile}

Enough blab, lol. Here's another scrapbook page for my youngest child. She's always thrill every time I make her one even though she question, "Me again? Why not them?" referring to her big sisters and brother {chuckle}.
This month challenge at Scrap Africa is based on this mood board.
Pretty huh? I like the color combination between blue and purple. I simply focused on these two colors on my page. We would love to see your creativity here using this mood board before the month ends.

Here are some close- up pictures:
I used many scrap papers for layers from previous projects. Papers are so expensive and I can't bear throwing the tiny bits...
 My all time favorite Carla-Craft leaf punch used to punch some leaves and colored.

 The beads from my bead work and will soon sew beads and sequins on my eldest's dress that is in the making.
{hope to finish a.s.a.p because we will visit her at boarding school this Saturday being a meeting session between parents and teachers on report card day respectively to discuss about her academic progress and mid-year examination results she had recently...sounds no fun to any pupil I bet, lol}.
 I love distress ripping off the burlap for additional interest; something that drives me nuts if that happens while sewing {bahaha}.
 The more layers the merrier, think I've said that many times before.
Overall, I didn't use many elements to decorate my page this time; just some flowers and butterflies to adorn the page with some beads, gems and buttons. I wanted to highlight the layers more with watercolors and gesso afterwards.
I used this lovely sketch from Creative Club to kick start my page:
Until I see you again soon. Have a great time living life and take care.

Hugs and smiles,

Altered Creation @ STAMPlorations

{My DT work for STAMPlorations}

Hello everyone! Hmm, this post didn't go on schedule yesterday, I have no idea why so without further ado, here's clicking publish to share a project with all of you. This is made in very simple steps from gesso-ing to modeling paste to decorating and coloring. 
There are more gorgeous mixed media creations to see at STAMPlorations blog.
Click here for more loveliness from my teammies.
So what is special about this craft? Well, this is an up-cycle creation that will return to its owner. My niece visited me last month and had eaten some potato chips in the car during the five hours journey. Upon arrival, her mother brought in a box of food and the empty Mr Potato canister sat in the box too. Looks clean and pretty, my brain told me something!
I love giving new life to things that I think okay for upcyling and recycling.
For this project, it stared with all shades of blue colored in the beginning, I changed to red.
Hopefully my niece will like it (the color).
That's it for today. Until I see you again soon. Take care and have a good day.

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Summer Ice Cream @ Markers! Papers! Digis!

{My DT work for DS4J}

Hi there friends! Digistamps4Joy is participating in a 3-day Hot Hot Summer event in the Markers! Papers! Digis! Facebook Group. Lots of prizes to be won, and this image - Summer Ice cream" - will be available at half price only $1 from 29 July to 15 August for the coloring competition on Facebook.

Margaret Kieser the owner artist of Digistamps4joy is in the spotlight over at Markers! Papers! Digis! She is offering this adorable digi for $1. It's called Summer Ice Cream, and is a re-release of one of artist Jen Leeflang's works.

I love this cute image and made a shabby card.

 The image is printed on a drawing paper and colored with Paper Mate color pencils. Then I fussy cut with sharp scissor and cutting knife a well. Lastly I adhered on the layered card. 
Okay, have to be honest with my coloring, lol. I did a major spring cleaning prior Eid Mubarak last month and many craft stuff of mine are packed into boxes for a while so we can move things around the house and me sewing curtains at the same time. When the celebration is over, my Mother, siblings and their families bid us farewell. Slowly and surely I started cleaning up and opening the packed boxes. My girls have a new 12 cubicle storage in their room which they let me share to place my craft tools along with their books and comics. I just love looking at my display for hours; like a kid in a candy store you know {chuckle}. I know you have the similar feelings too {smile}. So.....only when I was about to color this sweet image couple days ago, I can't find my box of Copic markers! Oh man!!! That's why I borrowed my middle girl's color pencils for this project when I can't even locate my own watercolor pencils I just used the other day {what is wrong with me?? lol}. Speaking of extreme spring clean huh?!
 Taking this card into these challenges:
1. Feeling Sketchy : Sketch #149

That's it from me today and off I go to have choc ice-cream! Enjoy your weekend and happy creating.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Joy Art Journal @ Digstamps4Joy

{My DT work for DS4J}

Hi everyone! Digistamps4Joy is re-releasing Jen's digistamps today. Take a look at them in the shop and please visit DS4J blog to view at the design team beautiful creations.

I made an art journal pages using Joy digiimage.
 More close-up pictures:

That's it for today. Until I see you again real soon. Take care and have a great week ahead.

Hugs and smiles,