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!


Humorous Birthday Card

If you have been following my instagram (@Bellaelysiumcrafts), I actually post a picture of Hero Arts Mini shadow ink which I used for the card below and I love it! I am always very particular about stamp ink pads as most ink pads do not always give very nice and crisp images, and produce those undesirable blobs on the image. So when I saw Hero Arts shadow ink stamps, I thought maybe I should try the mini sizes because the colours are too pretty to resist!

So here’s the card I used with Cornflower shadow ink:

Humorous Birthday Card

Humorous Birthday Card


I think the colour is awesome! I stamped using Cornflower Hero Hue ink pad and Hero Arts Cling rubber stamp. There’s isn’t any unwanted blotches which I have tried using other brands (dye ink), the outcome is perfect!

I am also a big fan of embossing powders, especially anything that sparkles. My aunt bought this set for me recently and of course, I love them!

a la mode embossing powder

I used the blue sparkle embossing powder for the border of my stamped image to create some sparkles.

Close up look

I just use my finger to brush away some powder so as to create a “smudge” look instead of straight border. And I add Sparkles Glitte glue (baby blue) to the outer border as well after adding burnt sienna chalk ink around the edge.

And finishing touch by adding red paper strip and handwritten the stitches using Gelly Roll white pen, with the chipboard star and button for embellishment.


That’s about it! Thanks for looking! ❤

Scrapbooking – Love Blossom

Hello! I am back with a mini scrapbook layout to give my photo print a new home:

The photo was taken at Cameron Highlands where we went there to do strawberry picking during our Valentine date last year. I decided to put a garden theme which suit the photo perfectly!

I started out with a blank canvas paper, dabbing the paper with my flat brush and Faded Jeans distress ink. I use TCW mini stencil and gesso to create the texture of wordings on the background before adding the die cut of the clock (Tim Holtz), adding the pearl onto the hands’ center.

I primed the die cut (cardboard) with gesso before sponging it with Walnut Stain distress ink, and sprayed with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine to create a gold, shimmery effect. I softened the look by dabbing with a bit of gesso all around, including the hands. I also dabbed a bit of Green Patina Perfect Pearls onto the side of the clock inside.

I cut out the “LOVE” using CAMEO, and sponged it using Black Soot Distress ink before using foam dots to glue over the clock die cut and adding glitters using Sticklers Diamond. And the layering of the flowers, branches and stripes of paper start!

I tore My Mind’s Eye Designer Paper into strips and layered them first onto the card using cardboard as backing to create dimension. After which. the process of layering the flowers continued by layering inside the strips of paper as well as the top of the paper, using different colored Prima flowers and self-made roses. Tucked in between the flowers and underneath the strip of paper, I also included the Die-namites Knobby Branch die cut as well.  On top of that, punched out paper butterflies were also added.

Once I am satisfied with the whole thing, I dabbed abit of gesso to soften the whole look, before distressing the edges of the card and paste onto a bigger white cardstock as a backing. Finally. I layered my photo on top. Finally, my photo has a new home!

I love the whole look!<3

This scrapbooking card will go onto my mini easel stand where I will display it on my table’s platform!

Materials used:

  • Papers (System3, My Mind’s Eye)
  • Distressed Inks Faded Jeans, Walnut Stain (Tim Holtz)
  • Stencil Mini (The Crafter Workshop)
  • Weathered Clock Alterations Die (Tim Holtz)
  • Flowers (Spellbinders, Prima Marketing)
  • Knobby Branch (Die-namites)
  • Gold Color Shine Spray Mist (Heidi Swapp), Green Patina (Perfect Pearls)



Sketchabilities – Sketch #130

I decided to try my hand on scrapbooking, like finally!  I do not have the habit of putting my photos into my crafts because I usually don’t print out my photos. But because I have a few printed photos lying under my table, I decided to put them into crafts instead so that I can display on my table. So the first stop to get started is to look at sketches of layouts to get started and I decided to join in Sketchabilities Sketch #130 challenge for my very first attempt at scrapbooking.

Sketchabilities – Sketch #130

I decided to go for a simple and clean look  with blue and purple theme. So here’s my take for this:

I printed the photo using my canon PIXMA printer and Canon photopaper before cutting out, leaving the white border around it. Next, I started out with a blank canvas-like paper and painted the background with a mixture of blue and purple using distress ink dusty concord and faded jeans. I used mini tiles TCW stencil and white gesso to create some texture before I started on the layering process.

I layered Prima flowers and gauze underneath the paper, as well as using spellbinder rose die cut to make beautiful embellishment, layering on top of the self-cut paper ribbons and punched out lace border. I also add blue rhinestones on the border as well. After which, I sprayed0 the whole paper with Heidi Swapp Color Shine Sea Foam to give the paper a shimmery effect (which you can’t see here though). Finally, I added Prima wood embellishment as a finishing touch.  ❤

Somehow, I am not at all satisfied with the look, but hey…

there’s always a first time for everything 🙂


Special annoucement and prizes to be won

I am part of Party Time Tuesdays Design Team!

I am honored to be invited by Jenn to be a part of 1st 2015 Party Time Tuesdays (PTT) Design Team!

We will be showcasing our projects to serve as source of inspirations  as well as to get you started to participate in our challenges as there will be prizes to be won! I hope you can take the time to visit the rest of the talented team members‘ blogs too 🙂

Party Time Tuesdays is here to help Challenge & Inspire you to Create. We will be holding challenges on 1st Tuesday every month where you can choose to accept the challenge, create your project, link up your images and follow the directions to enter the contest for your chance to win prizes from our sponsors!  – Party Time Tuesdays

Current PPT’s Challenge:

Currently, Party Time Tuesdays (PTT) is holding a challenge for this month “Always Anything Goes” where you can create any project using any products you have on hand and link your project onto PTT’s blog before the deadline. You will get a chance to win some prizes from our sponsor for this month, Spectrum Noir!

Spectrum Noir is the revolutionary coloring system brought to you by Crafter’s Companion.

The range combines affordability with versatility across a vast color spectrum which has been designed specifically for the crafting market, to make both alcohol marker and pencil coloring achievable for colorists at all levels of confidence and ability.

– Spectrum Noir

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I hoarded pieces of purple scrap paper leftovers from previous project (Krasiercraft’s Fairytale) and loads of white acrylic paper leftovers from my acrylic paintings so I decided to use them for my project.

Here’s my take for this month’s challenge:

Majestic Royal Card

Using various techniques to make a card always help to spice up the card and make it more visually appealing. For this card, I used the remaining leftover Krasiercraft Fairytale paper for the background, and I die cut the frame using Spellbinders die and pasted it using foam tape to create dimension. After that, I die cut using another Spellbinder circle template.

Favorite quote stamped using chalk ink

I stamped using my favorite quote clear stamp using black chalk ink, as well as the butterfly image with maroon chalk ink and distressed the edges of the circle using purple chalk ink to create a soft edge look. I layered it onto the frame before adding Diamond Sticklers to the butterflies to give a glittering effect.

Adding butterfly embellishment

I die cut butterfly using Spellbinders die as I want to add some embellishment to create a classier look. I just love the intricate details of the butterfly! The top of the butterfly wings was distressed with blue chalk ink before adding a bit of Diamond Sticklers at the edge to create a nice shimmering effect and pasted onto the card.

After which, I added rhinestone and pearls for the finishing touches and there you go!

Finished masterpiece!

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I hope my team members and I gave you some inspirations to get your head cracking so that you can show us your wonderful project too!

So stop hesitating and hop over to PPT’s blog and start linking up your project!

Looking forward to see all your entries!

Have fun and good luck! ❤


Exploring your creativity by using the scraps and tools you hoarded

It’s the start of 2015.

Have you make any new year resolution yet?

My first new year resolution is to stop myself from buying new craft supplies and materials, and make use of the one I hoarded! So what I do last week was to dig out all my scraps and rearrange according to colours, and I discovered that I have so many white scraps that I decided to use up those before taking out new pieces of paper out from packet.

So…I am back with another shaker card. A simple one this time using the white scraps I hoarded from making previous cards and digging out old clear stamp to use, to the Valentine Day’s theme since Valentine’s Day is just next month. ❤

I hope this can inspired you to make some cards as well since it’s a simple process which you can work around with the tools you have. Explore your creativity and use which ever scraps and tools you have! My card may be simple but by adding some unique features like glitters or embossing, it can really spice up the whole card to create a stunning look 🙂

Valentine Shaker Card

Valentine Shaker Card

I embossed my card base using Sizzix textured plate and Big Shot to give a really nice floral texture background. Next, I used CAMEO to cut out the “I LOVE YOU” words from the acrylic paper before adding glitters to it and sealing up using foam paper. The background of the inside of the card is created using Tim Holtz distress inks of dusty concord, faded jeans and brick red colours to create a nice “galaxy” look.

Stamped heart shapes

I stamped the hearts using Maroon chalk ink. After which, I decided to add glossy accent to the stamped image to make the hearts look slightly more “pop”. I also add in sticklers (Diamond) to the inner outline of the heart shapes.

Using glossy accent onto the stamped images


And of course, posting one last final look of the whole card:

Valentine Shaker


That’s about it! ❤


Craft of the day: Christmas Shaker Cards


A quick post of christmas shaker cards made this week:

Christmas Shaker Cards

Xmas shaker – Taken from Instagram (@Bellaelysiumcrafts)

It has been a long time since I last did shakers, and I decided to make some shakers after being inspired by Jennifer McGuire‘s shaker cards at KwernerDesign blog 🙂

I prefer my cards to be more embossed and more glitters, so I make the cards in my own style. I embossed the white cardstock with Sizzix embossed plate and Big Shot. The cutout of the reindeer and the tree was done using my silhouette cameo, I absolutely love my machines to bits! I used distressed inks to make the galaxy colors before adding spray mist for a bit of small little white spots. Adding bits of glitters and stars is always my favorite part of cardmaking. I sprayed the background using Heidi Swapp Coral Color Shine for a bit of glimmer effect. After which, I added meaningful word embellishments to the cards.

If you wish to learn how to make it, do hop over to her youtube video tutorial here: Inked Shaker Cards with Jennifer McGuire.


I hope you are inspired to make more christmas cards for your friends and loved ones! ❤