Calligraphy Painting: Beautiful You

Something to cheer you up…hey!

Weekend is almost here! 😉

Hover and click on the image to view a little animation:

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Always remember that no matter who you are, you are beautiful inside.  ❤


Illustration: Dreamy Blue Wedding Dress

Did a small illustration of my dream wedding dress:

Sketch – using acrylic paints

Final Art piece for printing:

Art Print

Sadly, with tight budget, I will not be able to do a custom-made dress so I paint myself one instead!

One of the perks of being an artist 😉


Shaker Card Inspiration: Royal Princess Shaker Card

Gosh! It has been like weeks before I updated this post, which should have been done long ago. I have been quite sick, down with a bad flu and fever for past 2 weeks that I have not been able to do much things. Right now, I am still coughing like no tomorrow, but hopefully this will go away real real soon!

Thankfully, I managed to make a card while trying to stop myself from sneezing because the card was requested quite some time back. And for my frequent readers, you must have find the design quite familiar 🙂

Back with another shaker card! Seems like shaker cards have been quite a favorite among my friends and clients, as I have been getting shaker cards orders. For this card, someone requested this design based on my previous work but wanting to go for a more princessy fantasy touch to it. So Cinderella actually comes to my mind!

Royal Princess Shaker Card

You can’t really see from here, but the navy blue card base (WorldWin Papers) was embossed with lovely glittered embossing powder (Rangers). Next, I cut out the name on mixed media paper and do some castle masking using the castle template (Sweet Poppy) and seafoam glimmery color mist (Heidi Swapp) before adding shakers of beads, glitters and diamond dust (Floracraft).

I cut out the silhouette of horse and carriage using my trusty SIlhouette Cameo before spraying with Heidi Swapp ColorShine mist of Gold and Black, and then embossed using clear glittered powder to give a glittery finish. And layering of strip paper was done before tying with twine and layered with the horse and carriage silhouette.

Royal Princess Shaker Card

That’s about it! ❤

And for those who find this design familiar, I actually made a similar design and blogged about it, which is in mermaid theme: Card Inspiration: Mermaid in the sea Shaker Card

Do hop there to take a look of the design too! ❤

I promise I will come back again with a longer post once I recovered!


Layered Card Inspiration: The Secret To a Rich Life

Hello! I am back with a layered card – Secret to a rich life card which I have a sweet floral theme in mind, perfectly described the recipient of this card 🙂

I always love this quote: “The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.” -Dave Weinbaum

For this card, I prepared a cut out acrylic paper and embossed it using Tim Holtz Textured Fades Honeycomb folder, before spritzing the paper with Heidi Swapp Colorshine Seafoam Mist to give a shimmery effect. I also distressed the edges of the paper to give a nice weathered look to present a vintage look. Layered on top of the paper is another cutout of My Mind’s Eye cardstock (Be Happy theme) and distressed the edges of the paper before using Burnt Sienna Colorbox chalk ink to create a lovely faded shade in the background to give a soft look. The remaining scrap of the cardstock was trimmed into the shape of the ribbon and layered over the card. I always love Spellbinders dies because the templates gave suck an elegant and intricate details! I used Spellbinders Shapeabilities Les Papillions Two butterfly die to cut and embossed the shape of butterfly. To add more details, I smudged the top part of the butterfly with blue chalk ink before giving a lovely glittered effect at the edges using Diamond Sticklers.

Close up look of the details

Next I cut of the frame using Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Labels Eight, soften the edges using blue chalk ink and adding the glitter using Diamond Sticklers at the corners of the frame. Quote was stamped using Cloud9 Design (Simple thoughts) clear stamp with black veramagic chalk ink.

The final outcome:

Layered Card Inspiration

I thought it will be easier for you readers if I type down bold and italic the brands of the supplies I used for easy reference. Well, I hope it helps if you want to look for those supplies to follow my design!

Thanks for looking! ❤


Little painting: Braving the storm

Braving the storm – Inspired by Jerry Yarnell

Be like sturdy rocks who brave the stormy waves and still stand firm.

– Acrylic paints on canvas paper

Broke my Ultramarine Blue cap and it got all dried up.

Time to get new paints. ❤


Mixed Media Canvas Inspiration: Big Shot Party @ Made With Love

Hello! I am back with another inspiration, this time it was done at Made With Love Big Shot Party with a friend. We had a blast! I have been so busy lately with my full time job that I was grateful for my friend who actually book a slot for me once they opened the slots and I didn’t even know about it until she excitedly sms me and asked if I am interested to join her since she booked two places. 🙂 And of course, I agree since I haven’t got the time to do some crafting myself at home so this will be a lovely break for me to make something.

Meanwhile, Party Time Tuesdays (PTT) challenge “Always Anything Goes” is still on going where you can create any project using any products you have on hand and link your project onto PTT’s blog before the deadline and you will get a chance to win some prizes from our sponsor. Thank you for those who have participated in our March Challenge, we have such an overwhelming responses and amazing creations from all our readers! Congratulation to our lucky winner!

Now, as usual, the challenge will still be “Always Anything Goes” and our this month’s sponsor will be Crafter’s Companion! So get crafting and link up your work to our PPT’s blog and you will get the chance to win some products from Crafter’s Companion!

Here’s one inspiration from me to get you started:

Mixed media Canvas project

One thing I like about joining Big Shot Party at Made With Love(MWL) is that you get to learn new techniques and equipments from Aida,  a talented mixed media enthusiast who is a Design Team member from Sizzix. So we first started out with a blank canvas where I will give it a blue base coating using acrylic paint before adding some nice purple color (Ranger brand) at the corners. My apologies that I could not remember the specific color though.

The frame was cut out using die cut, before painting it with blue acrylic and embossing the words with clear embossing powder. After which I added the “beehive” looking die cut paper (provided by MWL) behind the frame (colored using Tim Holtz distressed inks) before adding foam tape and pasting over a patterned card stock.

Frame die cut and embossed

Next is the cutting out of the butterfly using die cut and embossing the lovely butterfly to create some nice wing pattern before adding spray mist and red and yellow distress inks to create a lovely ombre color. I personally love my butterfly artpiece 😉 Stacey, another MWL staff, helped to add the crystals and metal embellishments.

Butterfly embelishment

The wording was stamped using Archival ink of brown to create a nice distress look. Yellow distress ink was used to create the background. The paper was actually tri-folded which can be opened to reveal a long paper where one can write a personal note in it.

Moving on, I also shadow embossed “Lucky” onto a paper before cutting out and creating the lovely shade of red using distress ink and finalizing the word with some beautiful glitter using Sticklers.

Shadow embossed “lucky”

Flower was also die cut (provided by the staffs), with the floral swirls by using the burlap and plastic to die cut out the shapes and layering them to create a nice flower embellishment. I added my own metal embellishment and rhinestone back at home for a finishing look.

Layered flower

And the final outcome:

Mixed Media Canvas, with mini card

I just love how it turned out! ❤

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I hope this served as an inspiration for you to start cracking and enter your entry.

Can’t wait to see all your lovely entries!