Sunday, April 22, 2018

Flower Spray Art Journal

Hi everyone! How is everyone doing? I am fine, thank you. Here's keeping myself busy with artwork and while de-clutter my craft boxes and purge a lot of things to keep and donate, I discovered several hidden items stored in tier drawers untouched for months. Many brand new mini albums, paper rolls, stickers, hmmm and the list goes on. It's hard decision to keep them all so I took the most wanted and donate to my children's friends whom appreciate. I was able to reduce quite a lot and gain storage to rearrange and organize better this time, lol.

Enough chat. Let me now take you to Digistamps4Joy and today we bring you five new digital images at the shop. Click here.

I created a page of art journal using Flower Spray digi image printed twice and fussy cut neatly before I glue them down.
 As always, I begun my artwork by coloring the background with watercolor paints. It's more of intuitive than real plan. I just go with the flow until I reach satisfaction.
 I did a bit of doodling in the background by drawing circles with the help of bottle cap and white Gelly Roll 08 Sakura pen I recently bought. I just couldn't get enough of the pen I end up doodling the flowers as well.
 I stamped the edges with rubber kitchen place mat that's been with me for some five years. Just look around for anything that has pretty texture made with rubber or silicone and you are ready to stamp away. 
I love the end result after several sittings at making this on a lovely weekend between cooking, eating and looking at the growths in my garden. There are times I need to take a quick short break while creating because the creative mind get stuck all suddenly.

So there you have it for today on a beautiful Sunday. I hope my art journal will inspire you to create to your heart content.

Until I see you again real soon. Enjoy life and stay blessed.

 Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wanderlust Series {Special Post} @ STAMPlorations [ Comment To Win =]

Hello my lovely friends and welcome new visitors to my blog. Thank you is all I can say to each and everyone of you for taking time to drop by. That alone is so meaningful to me. Oh and I wish you much joy, love and happiness to you today and every single day.

So guys, let us travel to STAMPlorations blog and shop this minute to enjoy the stunning eighteen Wanderlust typografia sentiments that spell travel!

I honestly say these are amongst my favorite stamps in the series that I can't get over with both in creating and the temptation to travel again some time in June. Just after returning from our family getaway in Thailand last month, hubby suggested we go again, lol.
Like the sentiment below says "You don't magic to disappear but all you need is a destination." That is so true!
I created a no plan page in my small art journal booklet with three products from the shop: All You Need Is A Destination - Typografia WanderlustCityGirl - The Bee's Knees and Forest of Leaves ARTplorations Stencil.
I had no idea what I was doing in the beginning {lol} when I started playing with paint brush but I surely did a few strokes from up to bottom and side ways as well that form a random pattern. When dry, I swiped gold ink pad over the stencil and thought, "...hey that's cool."
The toughest part {as always} was placement of image and quote. One often has to decide, isn't that so? {chuckle}

 Up next is a spread of watercolor art journal in my handmade paper bag album. The actual pages were brown until I painted them with black gesso and leave out the middle part for shades of green blended in with brush strokes until I reached satisfaction. Oh yes, that is always the case {lol}.
When the pages were dried in the air, I started adding stamped images of Beautiful Place to Get Lost -Typografia WanderlustWanderlust Hipster Icons and Trendy Birds 2.
I simply mixed white watercolor with white gesso and applied directly on the stamps to stamp down on the background. They end up being white sillhoutte {smile}. Told you it's intuitive and no planning {lol}.

So guys, leave a comment for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate.
Also, to win more, join April Challenge by linking up any project you make with the focus on the sentiment. Be sure to display this graphic in your blog post to be eligible for the prize:

I do hope you find my intuitive art journals interesting and hopefully gives you some inspirations to do yours. Should you plan to get the new Wanderlust Series, do mention my name STAMPGIRLASMAH for special price.
That's it for today. I look forward to read your comments and wish you best of luck in winning the $25 GC. Have fun creating and stay blessed.

 Hugs and smiles,

Monday, April 02, 2018

Say It Big Series {Special Post} @ STAMPlorations ~ Comment To Win

Hello everyone! It's been over a month and a half since I last posted a content on my blog. So much happenings so little time for everything but above all, one ultimate reason was defeating acute bronchitis between February through March. Coughing madness days and nights for weeks was seriously crazy. A visit to to the doctor was a big rescue indeed after being given some antibiotics and medicine. As March crawled away, I found myself talking without husky voice, laughing without coughing and able to sleep all night. I was so contented to gain back my good health. That was the best day of my life! Blessings xx
As many of you in the western countries are welcoming spring, I am welcoming rain once again. It has been extremely hot and humid since December I think up to March with little pour in a single week or none at all but it seems that rain is back like once or twice in a week now. That's super cool for my garden although I am just not thrill that the weeds love rain too, lol. More about my gardening story later or I may write a post about it soon as I have been busy with propagating plants and germinating vegetable seeds.

Enough blab! That's what happen when I feel good, I talk so much...just So, okay, we at STAMPlorations have a lot to offer you with new released stamps in the shop. Today, we represent you some new stamps in the Say It Big Series. The design team has created stunning cards and tags with the stamps. Visit here to view them.

I created a shabby card and tag with hope to inspire you to create with all your heart even if you are under pressure {smile}. 
I admit this card that was created with More Precious stamp took some twenty minutes on thinking how to create the card with the sentiment. Different people has different perception about the most precious in their life and it can be someone, some things, or just whatever. I then knew the most precious in my life are my four blessings! My children are my best gift from God. Thus out came the old Kaisercraft patterned paper I have saved for too long and used it for this project. Are you like me sometimes who get stuck while creating that you need a moment to think a little for ideas?  
This tag is no exception. I stamped the Under Pressure sentiment on a patterned paper and wanted a vintage look. My eldest daughter suggested the image of diamond shape tuck in somewhere but I only favored something straightforward with minimalist decoration because I wanted to highlight the sentiment. Less is more for this time {smile}.  

So there you have it. Ever wonder how you can win the gorgeous Say It Big Series stamps? All you need to do is check back weekly and leave comments at STAMPlorations blog and on the designers' blogs.
You can also get special price while shopping by using my coupon code. Just mention my name at check out:

Last but not least, if you want another chance at winning, link up any project you make with the focus on the sentiment to our April Challenge which will be starting on April 5th! There's your heads up -- you have 3 days to make a project or a few that you can link up! 

That's it for today. I look forward to read your comment(s).
Until the morning after. See you soon.

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Putty Filler Tag {Tutorial}

 Hello everyone. Today I bring you my recent make, a simple mixed media tag using very cheap and affordable main product anyone can get at your nearest hardware.

A tutorial on how this was done is available at STAMPlorations and I hope it will inspire you to create your own mixed media tag as well.
Here are some up-close pictures:
 The quote is from Pinterest and I highlighted the edges with white gel pen.
Here are the STAMPlorations products I used for this project for your reference:

While shopping at STAMPlorations, I'll be glad if you mention my name at check out for special price upon purchase:
So there you have it for today. I hope you will try out this tutorial and kindly give me a shout out if you do {chuckle}. This is one easy and cheapest way to build up texture in your project and should you wonder if the putty filler texture won't last long in your project after a while, I can say it won't based on my Art Journal book cover which is still in perfect condition since August 2015 until now.
Lastly, here's today's easy and quick showcase once again that I hope will inspire you to create your project and experiment hardware product(s). I shall be back again next month with another tutorial. 
Hugs and smiles, 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Mixed Media ATCs

Hello again! Happy Sunday from me and us the design mixed media girls at STAMPlorations. Yup, that means a mid-challenge showcase by the design team for today's Sunday Stencil and a reminder to get your anything goes mixed media makes to January Mixed Media Challenge by the end of this month.

I did a set of ATCs and when I showed my oldest daughter during our video talk, she asked me, "...isn't green not your favorite color?" Erm, I realized the projects I did lately have been in green shades and it's not even my favorite color {but I really adore green plants, chuckle}. For this project, I blended in some greens, blues, yellow and black. I bet this is going to be a group of colors I will use frequently throughout the year. We'll see. 
A few close-up pictures: 
 I love butterflies and like to have them in my creations. I stamped trendy butterflies using versafine onyx black ink on 200gsm acid free drawing paper and fussy cut nicely before I attached them over the black strings for additional interest.
 The uppercase alphabets is reverse die cuts from previous projects. I used the letters for some previous projects and keep the left overs for future creation like this one. I cut the piece neatly and glue down on thick card stock.
 I started to prime the three foundation with light gesso and let dry before I swiftly gave them brush strokes of Deco Art paints. I also left some yellow paint on certain spots for stenciling purpose.
 So I applied texture paste through crisscrossed stencil over the yellow paint to create random patterns just so the texture paste and yellow paint blend together naturally.
 Lastly I stick down three computer generated quotes. Usually I will distress the edges with black watercolor pencil but decided to leave it as is. Yes, it is what it is {smile}.
 That's it! I hope you find my ATCs inspiring and may help you get some ideas to create this week.
Should you are looking for new products at STAMPlorations shop, there are a whole lot of stamps, stencils and die cuts available at special price. Use my coupon code while shopping and gain more happiness.
Meanwhile, the monthly challenge is still running until 31st January so hurry up and play along. You can pick your own selection of prize if you are the winner and be sure to display the graphic below in your post. 
 Until I see you very soon. Enjoy your weekdays.
Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Start Somewhere {A Tag Creation}

Hello crafty friends and visitors! How are your doing today? I am up and about now that I have gotten back my best buddy; my netbook precisely. Like I mentioned on my Instagram dated January 12, my best buddy didn't co-operate after I turn it on. It was cold and so was I {eeeksss}. Anyone who works from home definitely can relate to this situation. My most three essential equipment are my netbook, camera and tablet...oh, and tripod too. For all work purpose, I rely on my netbook. Basically I use tablet for IG and communication while on board. So when my best buddy fail to perform, somehow I was positive it must be the adapter's fault. Rest assured, it was after the pc guy had it checked. I must say that was the best day of my life this January! Thank God I can still use my netbook after purchasing a new replacement adapter even though it left a big hole in my wallet, sigh.

That's the reason I've been completely silence from blogging since my last post. Typing blog post on the tablet is my least favorite thing to do because it strains my eyes plus going back and forth for links to copy and paste isn't cool and eat plenty of time. I was not able to use my husband's laptop because he was outstation the week my netbook was under the weather...pfftt. So yeah, you bet I am a happy camper to be able to use my netbook right this moment. God is great! Life is back to good {smile}.

Enough blab. Let me now take you to this post that is long overdue. I created a simple mixed media tag as part of my DT work for Digistamps4Joy. Presently, the monthly challenge is running until the end of this month. As always the theme is Anything Goes and our dear Sami is hosting the challenge so she has a theme for you that is Your Favorite Color Combination as optional twist. 
 I used Mandala 3 that you can get at DS4J shop. I printed the image to the size I want and cut it out. 
 The quote is what I figured to be perfect for this month. After the long holidays in December plus the mishap of my netbook, it sure takes a long time to get back to making art work. So I just got to start somewhere, right?
 I just played with watercolors in the background after putting on a light coat of gesso and texture paste was used to form some diamond patterns through a stencil for additional texture. I didn't tie a string yet because I need to get that one I saw at the store. Problem is I didn't buy it the last time I went so maybe tomorrow I will go there again and grab it! I have other strings and ribbons so to speak but well, if you are like me you will understand the feeling, lol.
That is all for now. I look forward to see you at DS4J Mr. Linky before 31st January. Join us and stand a chance to win images from Margy.

Until then. Have a great day and thank you for dropping by.
Hugs and smiles, 

Monday, January 08, 2018

Intuitive Art Painting

Hello everyone!
I am so excited to share with you my recent make for STAMPlorations and today I share with you how I did it in step by step picture tutorial.
Please head on to STAMPplorations blog for the tutorial.

I created an intuitive painting in a mini art journal paper bag with stenciling and stamping in the background. 
I don't use many materials for this project; just some basic items, stamps and stencils from STAMPlorations shop.
 Stencil used is Circular Two and stamps from Trendy Birds 2 set.
Here is the full spread I'm showing officially right here. You may have seen the left page yesterday at January Mixed Media Challenge. Why don't you come along and play with us this month? You may stand a chance to win gorgeous prize. Good luck on that!
I hope you find my art journal inspiring and hopefully you find my 'follow your heart' painting interesting.

A little note, when you shop for stamps, stencils and dies at STAMPlorations shop, do mention my name at check out to get your special price!

Meanwhile we are having New Year Sale until January 15. Best to hurry!

Until I see you again next month with another tutorial. Have fun time creating and take good care.

Hugs and smiles,