Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Enjoy the Journey

Hi Everyone:

While I was on holidays, Richele Christensen had this great post using the compass embossing folder and distress paint.  I loved it so much that I wanted to make my own version of it when I got back home. check out her blog link here:

here is my card that I created

I did the same technique with the distress paints (LOVE THEM!) such creamy smooth paint. I added Dark Brown fluid chalk ink to make it look a little "older". I die cut "enjoy the journey" from black card stock and added the stamped image of the airplane on clear acetate. This one is the reverse side so I could have the plane going the other way.  I made a belt with some fabric tape and cut a "buckle" from card stock.  I just love the background.  Thanks Richele for the inspiration. Your color combination was just yummy.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Tattered Floral Challenge

Hi everyone,
By now, most of us paper addicts have seen or heard about the tattered floral challenge that Tim Holtz put up on his website. I got caught up in the frenzy and decided to make a card for this challenge.

I love Frangipani and Hibiscus flowers. They are everywhere in the tropics, so I wanted to take the Tattered Floral die and make my own out of paper. Here's what I created...

and here's the finished card

I am missing my "Siboya Sister". This card is for you girlfriend.

Birthday Blues

Hello again,
I was really excited to drive down to my local scrapbook store when we got back from our trip. Not much stamping or scrapbooking going on in Southeast Asia. I knew the new releases from winter CHA were arriving here at home, (I would find a WiFi spot and check my mail.)

I "needed" the compass and blueprints embossing folders and the birthday blueprint stamps. I wanted to make a faux blueprint so this is what I came up with...

I debossed the folder on light blue paper, added some faded denim distress inks to the surface to get the two tone blue effect. Next, I stamped the mini blueprint birthday stamps on the background, then stamped them again on specialty stamping paper ( can I rant and rave about how much I adore this paper?) and watercolored them with distress markers. I then cut the images out and mounted them onto the background with foam tape.
Of course, every card needs a sentiment, so "make a wish" was stamped on scraps and trimmed to size.

That's it, pretty simple, but I like it. Now go play with some of your new stuff, you know where I'll be...

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Far and Away

Hello again,

Sorry for the lapse in posts, the sweet man and I have been in Southeast Asia for the month of February.  It was a great holiday unfortunately I brought home this nasty asian flu bug that gives you "the exorcist" side effects on a 11 hour flight from Hong Kong to Vancouver. I felt so sorry for the lady who was sitting next to me on the plane. The Westjet staff in Vancouver wouldn't let me on the plane home, but instead called the Paramedics and they transported me to the Richmond hospital. I was fed 2 big fat bags of IV fluid and gravol.  I felt like I had the worst hangover in the world without the fun of drinking to excess the night before.  BLAH!  (A big shout out thank you to Cathay Pacific, Westjet, BC EMS, and the Richmond Hospital for taking such good care of me) Anyway, we managed to get clearance to fly home the next day and I have been recovering since then. I certainly feel better now and can't wait to get back to stamping, inking, scrpabooking, and creating wonderful projects from the last few weeks.

I did bring a few supplies on my trip. My art journal, aqua crayons, and a water brush. Limited options; I kept wishing I had a stamp and some ink pads, but oh well, I didn't want to carry around a mini art room in my backpack Hahahaha. I drew some Frangipani flowers and painted them on the page. My drawing skills aren't that great which is why I use stamps, but it was good to stretch my mind a little and try something different. I will add a little more colour to it now that I'm home.

here's a few pictures of the fabulous views we enjoyed over the last month as well...
Lombok Indonesia at the swank Novotel

Ko Siboya bungalows Krabi province, Thailand
not a bad view for enjoying my morning coffee
Phuket, Thailand

I think this car needs a little work