Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sneak Peek of Workshop in KL

Here's a little sneak peek on the project that I've created for the workshop in Kuala Lumpur this 18th April. This project consists of various techniques used on acrylics and I do hope that it could make anyone fall in love and have a different thoughts about using acrylic in their future projects. You'll be playing with loads of different mediums in creating this project.
I was told that there are only 2 spots left and if you're interested in joining this workshop, the details are below and you could sign up here.
Hope to see you all there!
I'm still busy packing for the big move this weekend. There's so much to pack and the funny part is that while packing, I've discovered so much stuffs that I've had all this time but did not know about it...lol! This had certainly kept my packing process interesting.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Distress and Stamp on Chipboard

I'm sure that I've used this techniques in quite a number of my projects and might have even shared it briefly in a tip or technique post here. But since I'm doing a step by step write out with pictures for Scrapbooks 'N Stickers, I think I will share it here too.
Here are the steps.
1) Get some distress reinkers, mini misters and a chipboard piece. Add a full drop of distress ink into a mini mister and top it up with some water. Shake it well. Spray them randomly onto the chipboard. I've used two different colour distress reinkers in my example above.
2) Use your fingers to flick and drop some water droplets onto the chipboard piece to further distress it using the water distressing technique. When it's completely dry, ink it's edges with distress ink.

3) Use a stamp and some solvent ink to stamp randomly on the chipboard.

This is quite a common technique but I do hope that it will benefit those who had not tried it yet. Hope you all like this technique and give it a go.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Closed Workshop in Penang

I'm actually having a closed workshop in Penang this 11th April. This is a workshop organized by the local government's Preschool Education Committee for preschool educators.

This workshop is rather big and it will somehow be a little different as compared to my normal workshop. It's more into scrapbooking in early childhood education. How scrapbooking will benefit all parties involved and of course, I will definitely be teaching them the style of scrapbooking that suits their purposes.

I'm actually very excited about this workshop as I'm an ex-owner of a preschool and had been learning different pedagogy or approach in early childhood education. I really hope that this workshop would somehow help all preschool educators to learn something new and to see things in a different perspective. If you are a perschool educator here, do ask your principal about this workshop if your're interested.

I do hope that in future, I could do another workshop to educate some parents too as I believe that parents also form an important part in the development of a child besides the schools. What do you think?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Do Not Peek Door Hanger

This is my first ever altered door hanger. It's a project that I've created for Scrapbooks 'n Stickers using their gorgeous Kaisercraft pattern papers. This will be hung on Ryan's door when we move to our new home.
Here are the steps.
1) Cover the lower half of the door hanger with black card stock and the upper half with pattern paper.

2) Distress the edges of the photograph using the scissors distressing technique and ink it's edges with distress ink. Paste it to the door hanger and cut out a triangle from a pattern paper to make a photo corner. Dress it up with Stickles. Add a paper clip to it's left and tie a white ribbon to the clip. Add some Stickles to it too.

3) I've added three strips of ribbons on the bottom of the door hanger and use some alpha tiles by Junkitz to create the word "PEEK".
4) Cut out some flowers from a pattern paper and ink it with distress ink. Paste it randomly on the door hanger.

5) I've hand written the word" DO NOT" on a white card stock and attach it to a big black tile. Add the tile to the doorhanger and detail it with Stickles.

6) Cover two layers of chipboard flowers with pattern paper and ink it with distress ink. Cut out another small flower from the pattern paper and ink it with distress ink. Add it on top of the huge flower. Dress up the whole flower with Stickles.

7) Lastly, tie some ribbons and rick racks on the knob hole.
Hope I've not failed in my first altered door hanger.
I've noticed that some of you had asked me about where am I moving to? Well, I'm actually moving to a house which is about 5 minutes away. Currently, I'm staying in a small apartment and we're running out of space with Ryan and Chloe growing up and needing their own space in the apartment.Therefore, we've bought a house so that everyone would have their own space which means I will have a bigger scrap space too!lol! The moving is going to be hectic but I guess it would be fruitful to everyone in the end.
Have a great weekend!!

Sources: Card Stock: Bazzill; Pattern Paper: Kaisercraft; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink; Others: bare doorhanger, Ranger Stickles, Junkitz tiles, ribbons, rick rack, paper clip, chipboard flowers, Helmar glue, Glue Dots and other adhesives.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Clear Scraps Giveaway Winner: Serena Testa

Serena is a winner of my Clear Scraps minis giveaway in January 2009. She had used some of the acrylic minis to create this gorgeous mini "recipe for love" for her boyfriend. Isn't this sweet?

She had covered the mini acrylic cupcakes with some sweet coloured pattern papers and added her journaling on it. This is such a fun and sweet idea. Thank you Serena for sharing this wonderful and lovely project with us here. If you have not tried any of these acrylic minis from Clear Scraps yet, why not start with some acrylic mini cupcakes to sweeten up your life a little.

Winner of March Stamp Giveaway!!

It's time to announce the winner of the "Keys" stamp set. Drum roll.......the winner is

Carolyn said...
I love the stamps. And I like keys. Keys open doors to opportunity. The biggest key we have is to know who we are and where we are going. We can do that better knowing where we've been and where we came from. A key is also being true to yourself and trying to improve every day - to become the best we can be. We are the key, the key to the future. The key to our own happiness.

Congrats Carolyn!!! Please email me your address so that I could send the stamp set to you. Thanks to everyone that had played along.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sand Rock Effect

This is a technique that I've come up for Scrapbooks 'N Stickers. It's a technique on altering chipboard. I've named this technique as the "Sand Rock Effect" technique.

Here are the steps to it.

1) Cover your chipboard piece with a layer of scattered straw crackle paint and let it dry completely.

2) Apply some black diamond stickles randomly onto it and lightly spread it all over the chipboard with your fingers. Let it dry.

3) Apply some vintage photo distress ink all over it and black soot distress ink on it's edges.
I hope you all like this technique and start creating some sand rock effect on your chipboard now!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

QKD April Get Inked Kit!!

The April Get Inked! Kit is finally up for pre-orders. There's only 3 kits left even before I post about it here. So get yours now before it's all sold out! Click on this link to check it out.

This is what you'll get in this kit.

1 Stamp Set designed by me
1 Stewart Superior Purple Metallic ReInker
1 How To's & Technique Sheet written by me
1 Dee Grueing Purple Blending Box Ink Pad

Here are the projects included in the technique/project sheet.

I'll also be doing more samples using this set of stamps. So, if you want to follow along and have this set of stamp to play with, grab your kit now before it's all gone. This set of stamps is not available anywhere else because it's specifically designed for this kit.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I'm a DT of Swirlydoos!

I guess some of you might have wondered why I've added the icon/logo of Swirlydoos on my blog last week. I've been keeping this news to myself all this time waiting for Swirlydoos to announce it on their blog. I've been invited to join their amazingly talented team of designers to design projects using their gorgeous kits. Check out their site by clicking here if you want to know more about them and their kits.

Due to my crazy overloaded assignments, workshops and moving, I'll only start my assignments with them from their August kit onwards.

I've actually started to pack some of my stuffs getting ready for the big move in early April. Hope it's going to be a smooth process.

Monday, March 23, 2009

A Beautiful Picture Tag

This is another tag that I've created using the "Keys" stamp set. I've had so much fun with inks while creating this tag.

Here are the steps.
1) Use a cardboard as the base for this tag. I've actually recycled an old clothes tag to create this tag. Distress it's edges using the scissors distressing technique and ink all over it with distress ink.

2) Cut a rectangular piece from a white card stock and layer a small piece of pattern paper on it's lower left corner. Stamp on it's left border with the "hinge" stamp and black solvent ink. Stamp again on it's top using a "compass" stamp and distress ink. To colour this piece, use the "Crayon Resist" technique and distress it using the water distressing technique. Then, further distress it's edges using the scissors distressing technique and ink it with distress ink. Add it to the tag. Add a brad to the compass and highlight the "hinge" image with a gold pen.

3) I've added some stamps that I've collected to it and ink them a little with distress ink to create that distress look.

4) Stamp the "key" onto black card stock using perfect medium and dust over the image with some perfect pearls. Set it with a mist of water and let it dry. Cut it out and highlight it with a gold pen. Add it to the tag with a brad and a small metal charm.

5) Punch some holes on the left border of the tag and do some twine threading.

6) I've painted a paper clip/holder with some alcohol ink and add it to the tag.

7) Punch a hole on the top of the tag and add an eyelet to it. Tie a rope to it and add a pin with the title of the tag to it.

Hope you all like this little tag and start having some fun with more inks and stamping. If you want to try your luck in winning the "keys" stamp set, just scroll down and participate in my giveaway now. Good Luck!

Sources: Card Stock: Bazzill; Pattern Paper: Hot Off The Press; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Stamps: Queen Kat Designs; Others: gold pen, stamps, paper clip/holder, twine, rope, brads, pin, metal charm, eyelet, Helmar glue, Glue Dots and other adhesives.

Workshop at Scrap.N.Crop

This is a poster that the organizer had done for advertising about my workshop in Kuala Lumpur this April. This workshop would be a little different from what I've done in the past. It's an "upclose and personal" class. There will only be 10 attendees and from what I've heard a few days ago, there are only 2 to 3 seats left. We'll have some serious technique fun using acrylic. So if you wish to book a place for this workshop, just click on the link below.

April Acrylic workshop at Scrap.N.Crop

For more information on this, you could check out this blog post by the organizer. Hope to see you all there!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Yesterday ATC

Here's another sample from me using the "key" stamp set from QKD March Get inked! Kit. It is another acrylic ATC from Clear Scraps that I've been having so much fun playing with.

Here are the steps to create this ATC.

1) Use an acrylic ATC as the base. Run the acrylic ATC through an embossing machine. I've used a Cuttlebug to emboss my ATC above.

2) Ink the acrylic ATC with some alcohol ink (Cranberry, Espresso, Butterscotch). Do not ink the whole of the ATC. Leave some clear space on it's left.

3) Use a black solvent ink pad to dab on the embossed image and use the "words" stamp and some brown solvent ink to stamp on it's left.

4) Add a fabric to it using some brads on it's lower left. Print a vintage image from the computer and cut it out. Ink it's edges with distress ink and add it to the ATC. Dress it up with some Stickles and liquid pearls. I've added some glittered flowers to it too.

5) Stamp the "vintage key hole" image using black solvent ink onto a white card stock. Ink all over it with some distress ink (scattered straw, peeled paint, vintage photo, brushed corduroy). Detail it with some Stickles and a crystal. Add it to the ATC using foam adhesive.

Hope this sample would give you all more ideas on using this set of stamps. If you want to have a chance to win a set of the "keys" stamps or simply want to get hold of QKD March Get Inked! kit, simply scroll down to read more details. I'll be sharing another sample on using this stamp soon and keep an eye for more information of my workshop this April.

Sources: Clear Products: Clear Scraps acrylic ATC; Card Stock: Bazzill; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Ranger Alcohol Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Stamps: Queen Kat Designs; Others: Ranger Liquid Pearls, Ranger Stickles,Ranger Blending Solution, fabric, brads, Zip Dry, Helmar glue, Glue Dots and other adhesives.

Friday, March 20, 2009

March Stamps Giveaway!!

It's that time again of the month! I'm giving away the "Key" stamp set above to one lucky winner. I've designed this stamp set exclusively for QKD's March Get Inked! Kit.

I design these stamps with the thought of every single thing, happenings and people in our lives are keys to us. They help us to open the door to a new day, a new chapter and a new vision to our lives. So, in order for you to enter for a chance to win this stamp set, post a comment here and tell me a key in your life. It can be a happening, a person or something.

I'll be announcing the winner on the 26th March. The winner will have to create at least a project with this stamp set and it'll be featured here on my blog.

I'll be posting some projects using these stamps in the next few days. If you don't want to risk and want that stamp to follow along the tutorials, you could still get the kit. There are only a few left. Click here to get your kit now.

For those of you that wants to attend a workshop with me, I'll be having one workshop soon in Kuala Lumpur. Do keep an eye for the details on my blog next week. I can only have very limited number of people for this workshop.

Good Luck everyone!


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