Monday, January 31, 2011

My New Stampmaker

Unbelievable i missed a whole week of challenges... browsing...
time management = 00000
this is all because of this really cool machine i purchased recently...
it a stamp maker by photocentric called the imagepac aka Teresa Collins Stampmaker Kits.
NOW, i can make my own stamps the way i like it. this is very important since i don't have much choices here in our craft shops and everything has to be ordered online. i've been on it day and night on it trying to make new stamps... here is my latest...


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

One more for the road - Single layer card

Single layer with my favorite techniques - EMBOSSED... for Gingersnap Creations

Daber Resist

today is another creation Gingersnap Creations: Once in a Blue Moon: Ginspiration, this one is for follow your favorite blog sphere, find and make it your own. so i've been in love with the Compendium of Curiosities Challenges by Studio L3. thought i'll do one from that. this is the daber resist technique from pg 37. The silver swirl design is done as the dabber resist technique from Lord Tims book.

Another one fo

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Grey is the new Black

this design is for Moxie Fab - The Grey is the New Black Challenge... Hope you like my embossed and stamped heart..

here is a close up

Going Crazy over Polka Dots

today is the last day for most of the challenges and i find that i'm stuck in the last minute to put down everything in my blog..i did the cards through out the week but i have yet again waited till last moment to publish everything and now i have about 3-4 posts in the blog only for today... well this me and technology, what can i say we have problems getting along... i hope i'll keep us next week...

anyways this card was inspired by is for Simon says Stamp and Show some Polka Dots and the colors were inspired by Moxie Fab World Color Inspirations for card week - The Jewel Tones Challenge. the little birdie is first sprayed with tattered angels spray and then inked with Adirondack acryic paint dabber and then glazed with a clear crackle.

check out the color tones Cath has given us. Moxie Fab challenges lasts until the end of the month and there are more color combos to pick from.... So Come Join in the Fun!!!!

Yin & Yang

The inspiration photo: for some reason it reminded me of Yin & Yang the Chinese philosophy of life... here is a picture

the yin and yang is described as how seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent and how they give rise to each other in turn. opposites thus only exist in relation to each other.

i really like this concept and aside from the philosophy i tried to use the two combination in to my creation...
here it is...

challenges i entered:
Gingersnap Creations: Once in a blue moon challenge: Ginspirations - Photo inspiration
The Shabby Tea Room: week #45 - White and Bright


Colorful Layered Fragments

time for another Compendium of Curiosities Challenge at Studio L3. this one was by far the difficult one i've done from tim's book. actually this is the first time i tried tell you the truth i've been sort of avoiding it.( don't know why?) it's little tough but one you get the hang of it'll run as smoothly as others...

few tips to doing the card:
the background is done by vertically brushing the tim holtz distress ink pads directly on to the card. the flowers are from thin foam, i hand stitched it to get the curly effect of the flower and pasted it to the card. the fragments of course are as simple and wonderful as tim states them to be.

Thanks Linda for posting and doing the CCC, it was only because of that i explored these fragments...

i hope you all like this

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Going back to basics 101

alright, i thought doing single layered card for the Gingersnap Creation - Once in a blue moon: Ginspiration challenges was going to be one of the easiest challenges yet... BUT i tell you now i think it was the hardest one yet... i mean i had to think twice as hard to get this little piece done. i think we have gone so far on complexities in layering we kinda have forgotten about the basic card making... the simplicity of it. this card is inked, stamped then glittered with glitter glue and finally cracked with clear crackle.

so i think from now on i'll try my best to stick to some basics while doing the complicated... or should i say easier ones... any way i will try but no promises.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fun with Acrylic

over at the Gingersnap Creations there is a once in a blue moon: Ginspiration challenge. this is pretty cool 'cause you can enter any of the 6. i'm planning to do as many as i can. as a start the design is with Ginspiration no 3: Stamp on acrylic with permanent inks.
Have a fun Wednesday!!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Another Masking Adventure

this is for the new Compendium of Curiosities Challenge # 27 @ Studio L3. alright, i know i'm going on the same trend ... but i can't help this... the tim holtx masks are too cool.. specially the web. it adds really great effects specially when i do love/ romance cards!!! sort of like a web of love!!!!

the heart is hand stitched first and pearls and other beads are added later. metal ribbon is outlined with gold metallic outliner and then used my lovely stamp for sentiment.

Cool effect huh!!!

Masking, Masking, Masking

just to show that i have many more ideas on masking... see i'm on masking craze these days!! hehe...

the ancient looking ship was hand done.. though it won't show on the photo its actually 3D.

Hope you like this one...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Masking with Distress Inks

It seems Masking is taking up the week... here is me joining in the creative spirit.
Both Studio L3 & Simon Says Stamp & Show is holding masking challenges and this one is for Simon says stamp and show.

For the background its masking with tim holtz spider web with vintage photo and walnut stain distress inks and then stamped with a letter stamp. the heart is inked with fired brick and misted with red pearls to give a little glimmer and gold/ bronze flakes are added for extra effect.

Hope you enjoy this!!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tom & Jerry

This is a card i made for my cousin who is just turned 5. he can't get over Tom and Jerry so i thought i'll do the card with them. i used my new collection of stamps but the painting is all hand done by me... turned out pretty great i think...

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Glittery Puff

one of my friends had his anniversary last month and this is the card i made for him to give to his girlfriend. i used t!m's spiderweb mask to create the background with tattered angel mists. since i'm mostly a DIY girl i found these really cool designs from Celtic Letters and did a crack on it. the heart comes in the same design rage and i have added red puff and glitter.

tip: adding the glitter to the puff is little tricky, but what i did was to lightly heat the puff (powder or paste) and sprinkle glitter while its slightly wet. then add more heat to get the real puff effect.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Rusted Grunge

Linda of Studio L3 is starting off the New Year with a great challenge... Off from Lord t!m's Compendium of Curiosities it is Challenge no# 26 - Rusted Grunge.... Yipeeeeee!!!!

This is my version of the challenge, the heart as you might notice is the rusted grunge with lace and glitter stitched to a distressed background. i have added a love letter stamp and a journaling ticket with 'Thinking of you' stamped.

Hope you all enjoy it.

A Happy New Year

for the last few weeks i've been away from bloging for personal reason so i couldn't celebrate the coming of 2011 with everyone. so i'm just going to say "Happy New Year Bloggers - May you have craft-ful 2011"