Friday, September 12, 2014

Altered Tea Light Stand for 13arts

Hello friends!

Today I'm up on the 13arts blog with a little altered project to share with you. 
This is a tea light holder which I've coloured and decorated using supplies from 13arts.

Some details:

Using papers from the "All Is Love" collection and some 13arts paper flowers.

The interior of the tea light holder.

Using 13arts paints and mists to create a burnished copper look.

The color bleeding technique which I used to alter the paper rose.

Here's a start to finish video tutorial to show you how I've put this project together. Sit back and enjoy the video, and remember to drop by the 13arts blog for more inspiration from the rest of the fabulous DT!

Until then,
happy scrapping!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Close to My Heart for Marion Smith Designs

Good day lovely friends!

I have for you today, a layout I created with the Nirvana collection by Marion Smith Designs. I just love the teals and the golds and browns in the collection and together, they make such a rustic and shabby combination.

I did lots of layering with different papers from the collection for my photo mat, plus lots of stamping and playing around with Ayeeda liquid medium, mists, gold paint and also my new toy the Luminarte Silk Acrylics.

Some close ups:

Stamping little hearts with one of the MSD stamps and coloring it with a mixture of Silks and Ayeeda liquid medium. The liquid medium is now my favourite go-to other than clear gesso. It gives so much body and fluidity to any paint or pigment and I absolutely have to use it for everything I paint with now! The flowers I fussy cut out were also covered with a layer of gold glaze, and the resin flower (also from MSD) was painted with Ayeeda Gold Pearl paint. 

Layered amongst the Nirvana papers are also some chipboards from Blue Fern Studios. I am in love with the effect I've created here and I will be showing you how to create this super grungy look in a video tutorial soon. 

You would have noticed little gold arrows everywhere? These are from MSD's Junque and Gems embellishment lines and these little arrows are perfect for creating movement, and directing the focus onto your photos or your clusters. You can also see n the background I've used MSD stamps all over. 

That's all I have for you today. Thank you for dropping by and remember to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous work on the MSD blog.

Until then,
happy scrapping!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Prima BAP September

Hello people! 

Sneaking in mid-week with my entry for this month's Prima BAP. The sketch is designed by one of my very talented team-mates on Blue Fern Studios, and she's none other than the fabulous Keren Tamir.

Here is the sketch she created...

And my take on it:

I used the new Epiphany collection from Prima (my favourite till date) for the background and layering papers, as well as the bird cage stamps from that collection. Just love the subtle tones of gold, peach and teal in these papers and I've matched my paints and flowers with this palette. This is one of the very rare photo of me and my eldest (when there were just 3 of us) on his first holiday trip to Taiwan. Hubby snapped a photo of us and it was the boy's first time feeding ducks at one of the tourist spots.

Some close ups:

I stamped the bird cages on one of the patterned papers and fussy cut them out for more dimension. I also used the wire trim to create a frame tucked between my paper layers and added some crystals on it. If you remember, Blue Fern Studios has a chipboard design called "Beaded Strings" and that was the effect I wanted to re-create here. The flowers, wooden frame, resin feather and wire trim were brushed with gesso, and highlighted with either Shimmerz Inklings or Silk Acrylics. There's also a real feather which we picked up from our recent trip to the Bird Park and I tucked it in behind the flowers.

Some flowery fun! I've layered the roses and flatter paper flowers and painted them over with Inklingz and Silks. Same goes for the bird cage piece and the wood title. Again, me being me (unable to follow rules), I've moved the title over to underneath the photo. For my background, I've done some random stamping and also a little bit of texture paste over the Bubbles stencil from Prima. 

Another bird cage which I had stamped and cut out, plus a wood piece which I've painted over with some Silks. To make the Silks more fluid, I used 13@rts' liquid medium (I call it Magic Medium). It gives additional body to the Silks without diluting the intensity of the color. LOVE my Magic Medium!

The other cluster. I had so much fun altering the white flower with Inklingz and bleeding the color for an ombre effect. There's also a doily which I die cut out from one of the Prima metal dies and you can also find pieces of this tucked in all over the layout. The Elemental metal flowers were painted over with Silks and I added some crystals just to finish up the layout.

So that's all I have to share today. Thanks so much for dropping by!