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!


One Layer Card Inspiration: Flower for you

One short post here because I have just finished the last batch of card orders for Valentine day, and it is now past midnight. Here I am, fighting to stay awake and blogging this post because I just want to share another one-layer card.

Previously i shared one-layer card using the bunny stamp. I am quite in love with the bunny stamps, and I regretted not using them earlier when I got them like months ago. So here’s another one-layer card inspiration using the same cute little bunny:

Taken from my Instagram (@bellaelysiumcrafts): Flower for you!

I colored using Copic Sketch markers, and the background was blended using Faded Blue and Spiced Marmalade Tim Holtz distressed inks, creating the cloud-like effects using my brush (in dabbing motion) so its like kind of creating the scenario of the bunny floating in the clouds.

Why these two colors?

10 % Spiced Marmalade + 90% Faded jeans = Greyish tint

Caution: Mixing too much of orange with blue, you might end up with brown!

Glossy Accent was added to the balloon to create a 3D effect, and Diamond Sticklers added to the bunny as finishing touch. Birthday quote (Fiskars) was stamped using Stazon Jet Black ink.


Shall close off here before I nod my head off the table 🙂

Thanks for looking! ❤

One Layer Card Inspiration: Bunny in a Pot

A start of the new week soon, and I am back with a simple one-layer card. This time round, I dug out stamps (Somebunny to Love) which I got from Quick Cards magazine as freebie and have never used it before. It has been a while since I last colored!

Bunny popping up to say hello!

For this card, I used a mixture of FaberCastell watercolor pencils and Copic Sketch markers to color the image. I used FaberCastell color pencils and wet brush to color and blend the blue background as well as the grass layout. And finally, adding glossy accent to the heart and flowers’ center before glittered some parts of image using Diamond Sticklers.

Close Up

As I was blogging this post, I just realized that my bunny nose and flower’s cloth patch was left out! I have already colored its’ nose using Blush Copic Sketch. How absentminded of me! 😉

Adding the color to the forgotten parts!

If you have been following my Instagram (@bellaelysiumcrafts), I have demonstrated how I actually use one colour to create different shades (colouring the pot).

Do hope over to my instagram if you haven’t! ❤


Card Inspiration: Galaxy Birthday Card

In the previous month, I posted Party Time Tuesdays (PTT) challenge “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 and you will get a chance to win some prizes from our sponsor. Thank you for those who have participated in our January Challenge, we have such an overwhelming responses and amazing creations from all our readers!

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:

Galaxy Birthday Card

I am so in love with this card when I was done with it! I used a mixture of Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord distress inks to create this beautiful piece of work on acrylic paper with the help of water spray mist to help blend the inks together nicely.

Next, I stamped the border stripe (not sure which brand is the stamp as I got it second handed from a seller) with versamark ink and embossed with seafoam white embossing powder. I used CAMEO to cut out the “Happy Birthday” and embossed it with seafoam white embossing powder as well. After which, I added some sequins onto the card to create a shiny effect 🙂 Finally, I inked the edges using dark soot distress ink.

The finished work

That’s about it!

I cannot wait to see what you have, so do craft away and link your work up at PTT blog!


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)



Valentine is coming – Send some XOXO!

XOXO Shaker Card

Have you ever stared at your blank piece of unfinished card and have no idea what to do? That happened to me while I was making this card. I actually cut out the XOXO on acrylic paper using my CAMEO and had left it for few days because I have no idea what to do with it. I didn’t want it to be very plain, and yet not so complicated so I was cracking my head while looking through my drawers of tools to see what I can come up with.

I saw some stencils which I have not yet used, so I decided to implement some stenciling into the card to create an abstract kind of pattern. So I choose The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW) Mini Tile stencil and sponged using mixture of orange, red and green colours (Colorbox chalk inks) before adding bits of glitters using Diamond sticklers on some tiles to create a glittering effect.

Adding glitters

Next, I decided to punch out some heart shapes to create embellishments:

Shape punch always come in handy!

And colored the hearts by sponging with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink:

It was quite a bit of disaster if you attempt to just ink it straight from the ink pad because it makes my paper wet and I couldn’t stick foam tape on it properly so I end up sponging on new hearts instead.

I pasted the hearts onto a strip of blue pattern paper which I happened to dug it out from an old file that was kept 4 years ago! I distressed the edges of the paper with black chalk ink before layering onto my card using foam tape to create dimension. After which, I added the hearts on top of it before adding small rhinestones to prevent the hearts from looking plain.

Adding rhinestones help to give a nice finishing touch

On the side note, the shaker was already done before I did all the steps mentioned above as initially I plan to just leave it plain as it is. But it’s not really my style to leave so much whites so I decided to add all the colours to brighten up my card. So that’s explained the glitters and seed beads you see in the picture above. I stamped the “hugs&Kisses” wordings using black chalk ink.

Love how it turns out!

One last look on the finished card:



That’s about it! ❤

PS: If you have been following my blog, I have posted a link on how you can make shaker cards yourself in my past post. Again, I will post it here: Jennifer McGuire’s Shaker Card Tutorial. Have fun!