Friday, February 29, 2008

Sneak Peek - International Woman's Day lo

My project for the day last night was making the International Woman's Day layout for the newsletter. I finished late and hence did not find the time to blog this. I have to say I am going to miss designing for this website. This will be one of the last 3 los with them. My DT (Design Term) is up with this website and now they are looking for new DTs. If anyone is interested, pls visit the site and drop a line with them.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Altered Canvas - {Sam and Ryan}

Played with the new MM Fifth Avenue pp today. I love the spring colours and managed to find some Scenic Route pp which complemented it.
Materials used:
MM Fifth Avenue pp, Scenic Route pp, MM ribbon, Rubons from KnCo, Flowers - MM, Buttons - Autumn Leaves, Versamagic chalk, Brilliance Inks, Adirondack dabber, pearls, Klindyglitz glitter glue and 12 x 12 canvas.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Altered Canvas - Bloom

Played with this canvas this am whilst watching tv.

Materials used:
4x4 canvas, fibers from Lincraft, Acrylic Dabbers from adirondack, Brilliance inks, stazon inks, pp, chipboard, flowers from local gift shop, glitter glue, stamp from Mary Engelbert, some plastic mosaic from Bangkok.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Altered Canvas - Create

Made a simple canvas today. Firstly I must credit 2 people for the inspirations for canvas. I have to admit that when I first made my canvas layout - Pls see Canvas - Sibling last year, I thought I came up with the idea. Now - it seems that everyone is doing it. So I guess I didnt pioneer it...I was under the illusion that I did - LOL!!!
I must credit Ali Edwards - who wrote Life Artist - bought it from last month or the month before. Love all the canvases that she produced. Secondly - for the textured ways that I have employed here... It was from the book "Tantalizing Textures" by Trudy Sigurdson. I spent 4 hours at the hospital today and I tried to read her book back to back. Here are the results of the read I guess....

Love the textures that I created and the 3d effects. I nearly forgot to thank my pal, Shar for giving me the wire mesh last December, thanks Shar....

Materials used:
4x4 canvas, Adirondack Acrylic dabbers, Making Memories Mesh, Some chipboard letters (sorry cant remember where thery were from), Prima Flowers, Blue Bling, chipboard and some fibers that I bought from Lincraft.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Journal - Typo mistakes

It has come to my attention that I have lots spelling errors in my blog, mainly Adironback and etc....

I am too lazy to go thru each post and hence - this is to correct myself that :

Adironback should be spelled as ADIRONDACK....

I apologise for the error- will endeavour to lessen my spelling mistakes ... which of course will inevitably happen cos I type too fast and my mind lingers when I am typing... So pls bear with me...

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Altered Canvas - Art {1}

Played with this today. Kids are off studying by themselves, phew - I have just enough time to make this.

Materials used:
4x4 canvas, adironback acrylic dabbers, crackle paint, Maya Road ghost letters, Stamp-it Stamp, Tim Holtz Grungeboard, Stazon ink, Brilliance inks and SnC blue trim.

Journal - Dr Randy Pausch

What an inspiring talk! Thanks to Audrey to sent me this. Pls watch this if you can spare 10 mins of your time:

Its by Dr Randy Pausch who is currently dying from cancer and has only a couple of months to live. His perspective of life till then ...

Friday, February 22, 2008

Altered Canvas - Girl {stampit}

Made this 4x4 canvas for fun using stamps and chipboard. I love using my stamps now and would love to make a big collage on my walls. Wish me luck in making the collage.

Materials used:
4x4 canvas, Stampit stamp, scrap pp, brilliance ink, stazon ink, crackle paint, adironback acrylic paint, prima flowers, crystals and pink and silver ribbon trim.

Altered Canvas - Family {MLHooi}

Made another canvas for a friend. I am getting more and more addicted to making los with canvas as they are quite handy - make great presents as one can use them immediately and hang them up.
Materials used:

12x12 Canvas, MME pp, Lots of Prima flowers, Crystal hearts and cabouchon, Thickers alphas, white ric rac, pink and silver ric rac, BG rubons, Adironback Acrylic Dabber and Technique Tuesday chipboard circle.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Altered Canvas - The Hoois

Helped my friend develop some photos today. Couldnt help but to steal some photos from her cos I love them so much. I decided to scrap her parents photos as they both look so good together and Uncle was even game enough to put his arm over auntie's shoulder... Awwwww..... All the pic have been taken by who else but Jessy of course. Well done Jessy - lovely photo shoot.
I just scrapped the pics simply using 3d techniques which I have used before. The only diff were the UTEE chinese words which was peace, harmony and love. Uncle and Auntie - I would like to take the opportunity to wish you lots of peace, harmony and love. In addition, I stamped the sides and added some cabouchon pink jewels to highlight the center of the flowers.

Materials used:

12 x 12 canvas, adironback acrylic dabber, distress ink, stazon ink, october afternoon stamp, cabouchon stick on jewels, UTEE, To Dye For ink, melting pot, embossing ink and mod podge

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Journal - A boy and his dog

I found both Sean and Izzie locked in an embrace last night... Must be love... Apologise for the last pic being blurred but you get the picture...

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Altered Canvas - PLAY

This is an altered canvas for ArtzDeScrap site. As you probably know - I love playing with canvas and today this is what I managed to come up with after 4 and half hours. I know I was slow but I decided to take my time with it.
P.S. Panda - used your ribbon and clip that you sent on top left. Thanks.

Materials used:
Canvas, Scenic Route pp, KI lace CS, Adironback Arcylic Dabbers, Brilliance Inks, Stazon Inks, Heidi Swapp stamps, Fancy Pants Stamps, Stamp-it stamps, Time Holtz Grungeboards, Gold embossing ink, Autumn Leaves rubons, Flower trim, MM enamel saying "boys will be boys", chipboard, Nostalgic donuts, flower trim, Stamp-it chipboard sayings and a plain white trim and a plain white flower trim.

Journal - Izzie - update

Just when I thought that it was torturous enough for Izzie to watch all the kids' shows on telly, my brats came up with this idea this am. I mean - I am SPEECHLESS!!! I was just painting thw background of my canvas - seriously - left them with Izzie - for maybe 5 mins? Gosh - this is what they did to her.

The poor dog is in the stroller - all tucked in with another of her fave toy - a pink poodle and all cuddled up. Poor Izzie - but I had to take a pics. Of course I scolded them but secretly I thought that the whole Izzie in the stroller quite cute!!! My friends, pls dont call the SPCA or the Animal Abuse hotline, they really do love Izzie lots. They just treat her like another playmate - thats all...

Altered Box - YT

This is an altered box that I made for a friend. I used some of my latest sb stash namely - crackle paint, Adironback colour wash, my latest Stamp It stamps from Oz. I had fun altering the box and I personally think it looks artsy.
Materials used:
Small box, Adironback colour wash, Crackle Paint, Stamp-it Stamps, Fancy Pants Stamp, Thickers alphas, BG rubon.

Journal - Izzie update

This post is dedicated to Joelynn. This is what Izzie looks like after 3 weeks here. She is getting very bored with the attention that the kids give her. They terrorise her the minute they get home, make her watch loads of cartoons and shows on tv. As shown in the picture, poor Izzie has to be always on their laps during each tv session.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Journal - Cycling in the land of Oz

Starting to ride and trying to balance and take pics at the same time - awesome!!!

Finally getting some help from daddy to push the handicapped bike back to the bike hire shed...
Sean's bike sprung a puncture and he had to push it all the way back to exchange for another bike whilst mummy took pictures of the scenery - beautiful!!!

This is how Sean cycles when he is tired. He put his feet up on the bikes' bar. Very funny....

One of our fave activities down under would be cycling. I took loads of pictures today but will only post a couple here. Will post more in my travel blog when I have the time.

I think I kinda can take decent pictures even when I am cycling. One hand on the bar and another holding the camera whilst I am pedalling furiously to keep up with the rest. I didn't fall luckily - otherwise it will not be a pretty sight!!! LOL!!!