Wednesday, November 27, 2013
It's almost end of November and yes I'm still struggling with the handmade Christmas gifts.
I did a test run of my first few handmade (semi-handmade?) gifts last weekend. Not bad after all. Hopefully I can finish my first batch this weekend!
Friday, November 08, 2013
I've been busy with so my work and extra activities so I can't squeeze in some crafty time.
Anyway here's my first attempt on the "handmade" Christmas gifts.
I did this a few weeks ago ...
I'm wondering if the recipient will like the idea of writing on this notebook with that layered cover.
It's the thought that counts LOL. I'll just keep this in mind on my next altered notebook project.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
They are growing! To date I have 73!
(3 of them are still in boxes for some quirky reasons, Pixie, coz her box still has the price tag in Rupiah, Coral, her box has Korean writings, Toasty since her outfit is white and velvet texture which is prone to dust)
And I have two more in transit *excited*
They are April Sunsplash and Kat Jungle Roar to complete my Series 11
I love the vibrant color of April, her one sided ponytail (I used to do my hair like that when I was young), her sunnies are sooo hip!
A lot of comments from the collectors mentions Kat reminds them of Katy Perry in her Roar video, and I agree! She's so cute! well all of them are hehe
Here are my latest loot.
I thought Cloud E Sky deserves a solo pictorial, she's so pretty with her halo and wings... dainty in pink!
I'll try to give all my minis their own pictorial soon ;)
Meanwhile here are the other minis to come up next year.
Peggy is a must have, that patch is so rad! And I like the details of Haley.
I'm wondering if there's a Christmas mini for this year, haven't heard any news.
I'm recycling some of my display box to give as gifts for kids this coming Christmas. Maybe new wall paper, wall decorations and furnitures, the fun stuff!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
A peek at my scrapbooking process for my XL layouts.
Good thing I found a shop that sells large acid free CS, they range in different sizes.
I resized my CS according to the size of my frame. Just rough measurements and then cut/trim.
Since I love texture and medium in my LO, I prep my page with a generous amount of gesso using a palette so the gesso will not stay flat on the surface. The uneven coat adds texture.
While waiting for the paint to dry, I "shop" for my materials. Got this idea from Bebang, so I will not be overwhelmed with my stash, I look out out for materials in my stash that I can use and put them on my tray. I try to stick with them through the whole process. It helps in maximizing your stash and organizing ideas as well.
Since this LO has an empty frame, I have to use a sample photo to help me with my rough draft.
Then I transfer them to the actual page. This is the time I think of where I should concentrate on adding mediums like texture paint, mist, stamp or water colors etc.
And then it's done!
|I love lots of embellies and layers in my LO, even a strip of washi could add depth to an LO|
|Adding mat to cutouts defines the shape|
|watercolor and a drizzle of stickles|
This is gonna be my last XL for the year as I venture to my Project:Handmade Christmas gifts.
I'm nervous and excited with this project, wish me luck!