Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
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.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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!