Bellaeillustrations: Ralph & Russo Gown Inspiration Sketch

Have you seen Ralph & Russo Autumn Winter 2016-2017 Coulture Dresses Collection?

Credits to Ralph & Russo Website

They are absolutely stunning with gowns which has so many lovely detailings like the floral designs that cascade down the gowns, bold prints and soft tulle sheaths which create the romantic feel! And one dress caught my eye enough to spark inspiration into my head and I couldn’t help but draw the gown instead.

Runway Look 50

I am so into these ruffles and their crystals glass bead embroidery!

White silk crêpe gown with pale blue silk organza voluminous overskirt, hand-appliquéd with ruffles and elaborately embellished with China blue silk thread-work, crystals and glass bead embroidery. – Ralph & Russo

Work in progress drawing the outline using Nikko G nib and Sumi ink after painting the gown with watercolor:


Scan and clean up using photoshop before finalizing the artwork:

Finalized artwork

I always love Fridays because that’s when weekend is here. It’s always good to have a good break after a busy week!

Happy Friday and have a great weekend! ❤




Acrylic painting: The secret beanstalk

I was actually sitting down at my office one day, when I suddenly envisioned a giant beanstalk leading up to the sky. It has been making me fidgeting the whole time with this vision in my head, and my hands itched to hold a brush to paint the picture down.

This got me restless for a few days as I busy myself at work, as I bustled around the research lab (yes, that’s my real full time job!) and doing data analysis, I just couldn’t stop thinking about it. At the same time, I stalled having to paint it because I never paint fantasy, and wasn’t sure how I should go about it.

Then one night, I decided to sit down and paint it out on the cheap fibreboard that I got from Daiso. First time trying out the surface and I don’t really like one bit!

Took me 2 hours just to paint clouds as I was trying to get used to the fiberboard.

And I took a break away from the painting before continuing the next night.  And it’s done!

The Secret Beanstalk – Acrylic on fiberboard


A question lingered in my mind:

“What will you expect to see when you climb up that beanstalk?”

An interesting thought 🙂

Doing the things you love

 Adding rose to the butterfly create a lovely embellishment! 😉

Instagram: Love working with rose and butterfly diecuts. Not to forget…glitters ! #papercraft #sgcrafts #cardmaking #bellaelysiumcrafts #spellbinders


Sneak Peek in the making: Shabby Chic Mixed Media Card

My favorite way of keeping my readers in suspense:

Sneak Peek In The Making!

I have been wanting to venture out and try a slightly different style by applying various techniques in the area of mixed media. Mixed media has been quite a trend in the craft community right now, and I have since developed a fondness for anything vintage and shabby chic! There are so many inspirations out there in Pinterest, Craft blogs, Facebook… I am so amazed by the growing number of talented crafters out there 🙂

Let’s say, I had fun playing with the mediums and the embellishments used in this card. I will explain more about this once I get to the posting of the finished card as this is a wedding gift for a special friend. So no posting up of this card until this card get delivered!


Till then ❤


Colour Inspiration: Frosty Christmas

My Colour Inspiration is back with another lovely colour pattern and palatte, so suitable for whimsical Christmas related theme!  I love whimsical and christmas together so why not I come up with the colours and share with you guys?

Here is it:

Frosty Christmas Colour Inspiration

White, Purple, Sky Blue, Royal Blue

Aren’t those colours are lovely? I just love the pattern which I have created using COLORSlovers, so quaint! I am a big sucker for anything vintage and whimsical!

The best part about being a designer and crafter is that you can conjure up something you love that you can never find elsewhere.  – Esther Peh

Aye Aye, that is my own quote which I always tell my friends the reason why I love being an artist / crafter and I am very proud to be one!


And here’s my take for the colours:

Frosty Christmas Easel Card

When close

I decided to make easel card because they are a great way to display christmas card on desks in office or at home! A lovely card which can brighten up your day whenever you look at it ❤

I use Fairytale theme Kraiserkraft paper for the base and distressed the edged of the paper using Distress Ink (Faded Jeans) and handstitched the border of the card as well.

Close up look:

Close up look

Closer look at the boy

The boy (Magnolia) was stamped and colored using Copic Markers and colour pencils before using gloassy accent on his hat and glitters on the whites of his hat and gloves.

I used Spellbinder die cut for the border.I distressed the edge with Faded Jeans Distress ink and added Diamond Sticklers to create the glitter look. I use Die-Namite die cut for the bare branches, and glittered it as well. Martha Stewart lace border punch was used to create the border below the picture. Paper dolly was also used as well! You do notice that there are also many layers here and there, this help to create a lovely 3D look so that it looks really appealing. So brainstorming the colours before making it is very important. Be sure to come up with a palatte and see if the colours works really well with one another instead of clashing terribly.

Closer look at the edge of the card

Layer, Layer and Layer!

Notice all the layerings? If you count, there is about 7 layers. I love it! ❤

Closer look

A closer look at the flower. I bought the flower from a local craft store, and glitter the center toward the end with Sticklers before adding the blue rhinestone.

This is the picture took during the work in progress stage for creating the tag for the “Marry Christmas” phrase:

Creating the sentiment

I used Maya Road chipboard and add some blue glitter before using Crackle Accents to give a cracked glass look and placed over the christmas sentiment. Love this look! ❤

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That’s about it!

Frosty Christmas Easel Card


Thanks for looking!

Much lovesss ❤

 PS: Want to learn how to make easel card like this one? Hop on to my tutorial here: Making fairytale easel card


Every card need a spider at Halloween

Halloween and Thanksgiving is round the corner! Have you make any craft relating to the occasion yet?

This time, I am back with Halloween card! Not a big fan of halloween but I love orange and it is related to Halloween so I decided to come up with another colour inspiration!


Colour Palatte for Halloween

White, Green, Yellow, Orange, Black

And here’s my take for the colours!

Every Card need a spider at Halloween


If you have been following me in Instagram and Facebook, you would have a sneak peek on my card before hand which showed a little spider and my colored stamped image!

Work in progress at that time

Little weeny spider


More close up on the card:

House Mouse Colored stamped

The background of the card was pasted with pattern paper from Fancy Pants Designs (Off to school – Economics), and distressed the edges using Distress ink (Spiced Marmalade),  before shearing the paper edges to create a torn and tattered look and layered with the outer black card stock. I stamped the House Mouse and colored them using copic markers and color pencils, before adding some glitter using Diamond Sticklers to brighten up some parts of the picture. It was so fun coloring them!

Mr Spider and his web was cut out using CAMEO, and how I like it that he doesn’t look at all scary, more of lke a grandfatherly look 😉 I use glossy accent for his eyelids to make it slightly pop out, and add glitter on his web as well.

Spider on web

This is one pretty spider which looks so real due to the glossy accent added to the spider’s body. The web was also glittered as well. “Happy Halloween” was printed using Canon PIXMA, before distressing the edges of the paper using chalk ink. After which, green rhinestone was added beside it.


That’s about it!

Had so much fun making this!

I had so much fun making this! Thanks for looking!

Much lovesss ❤


Sneak Peek : Explosion Box in the making

Sneak Peek for the explosion box that I am currently working on!

Lovely combination of sea green, blue and gold 🙂

Top up with glitter, glitter and more glitter!

Stay tuned ! ❤