Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mixed Media Tags @ MHKDesigns

{My DT work for MHKDesigns}

Hello and sending you good vibes today. I am doing great and somewhat busy on the art zone making commissioned work for my new clients. Despite my hectic schedule, I manage to balance the hours in daylight between my loved ones, housework, cooking and sewing drapes. I can hardly wait to finish off my sewing project and start on another; cushion covers that is. I shall see.

Back to my post today, it's my turn as one of the Design Team ladies at MHKDesigns to create an inspirational project. I have made two tags in simple mixed media art work.
These tags will go trough eyelet set up and tied up with twine next before they reach their recipients on May 16. As for now I run out of eyelets so yes I need to go get them at the store {chuckle}.
 Here are some close-up pictures:
 By now, I am sure you know how much I love using quotes in my projects. These quotes are available at MHKDesigns Etsy Shop.

 I fussy cut the digital stamp flower and glued down on my finished mixed media background made by using paper scraps on acid free cardstock given a coat of clear gesso, let dry and next step was putting down drywall tape randomly and applying modeling paste through a stencil. Finally I finish it off with water coloring and let dry.
 The last finishing touch after I have colored the image with watercolor pencils was splattering white paints with brush. It's another additional interest and make it more professional look if I can say that {smile}.
As the quotes said, "Bloom and blossom where you're planted...stay strong!"
I like that :)
That's it for today. Until I see you again this weekend.
Stay strong and be happy where ever you are.
Take care friends.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Things With Wings Spring Hop {Week 4} @ STAMPlorations

Hello everyone! 
Welcome to the final showcase of Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party brought to you by STAMPlorations

Spring is here and we invite you to celebrate with us every Wednesday beginning April 5.
You're sure to be inspired and we would love for you to join us by creating and linking your own spring projects -- anything is welcome as long as there are wings in it -- butterflies, dragonflies, birds, fairies, bugs, bees, pterodactyl...anything that flies, really!

We have fabulous prizes to be won and I am sure you wouldn't want to miss a chance because you could be the winner. Visit Week 1Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4 blog hop at STAMPlorations for details and have a see at the designers fabulous creations to be inspired.

I made a set of Artist Trading Cards using Framed Oriole stamp for the focal point and ARTplorations stencils (Pebble Waves and Crisscrossed) for the textural background.
Some up-close photos:
 I stamped the birdie directly on the textural background after it is randomly colored with watercolors.
 The bird is my focal point so I decided to highlight with deeper watercolors even more by using similar colors for the background.
 The quotes used are printed, adhered and I highlight the edges with watercolor pencils.
{Happiness can be found anywhere, is that correct?}

I hope you have enjoyed Thing With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party this entire month.
I also hope you have found my four projects made especially for this hop inspiring.
I look forward to see your creation(s) at Linky Party by April 30.
Thank you for hopping and all the best of luck in the draw.

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sea Creatures @ MHKDesigns

{My DT work for MHKDesigns}

Hi there friends! It's time to reveal the last new release of digistamp set brought to you by MHKDesigns

Today's release is all about Sea Creatures.
Take a visit at MHKDesignes Etsy shop to view more interesting and beautiful vintage digistamps you will love instantly.

I have created a pair of ATCs once again and I hope my ideas will inspire you to create yours too.
 Some up-close pictures:
 The background was made using clear gesso, modeling paste and watercolors.
 Let the sea set you free, isn't that a great quote? There are a few more quotes available in this digistamp set that you can get here:
Until I see you tomorrow with another pair of ATCs.
Stay bubbly and all the best.

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Funky Flowers @ MHKDesigns

{My DT work for MHKDesigns}

Hello friends! How is everyone doing? I am doing good and wish you all the same. Today I bring you another creation, something plain and simple made for MHKDesigns April Release.
And a few close-ups:
Take a peek at MHKDesigns for more details.
Until I see you again on the 25th this month with another release.
Have a good day.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Things With Wings Blog Hop {Week 3} @ STAMPlorations

Hello my friends!
Welcome to Week 3 of Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party brought to you by STAMPlorations

Spring is here and we invite you to celebrate with us every Wednesday beginning April 5.
Next Wednesday, we'll be sharing our final winged-themed spring projects. You're sure to be inspired and we would love for you to join us by creating and linking your own spring projects -- anything is welcome as long as there are wings in it -- butterflies, dragonflies, birds, fairies, bugs, bees, pterodactyl...anything that flies, really!

We have fabulous prizes to be won and I am sure you wouldn't want to miss a chance because you could be the winner. Visit Week 1Week 2 and Week 3 blog hop reminder for details and have a see at the designers fabulous creations to be inspired.

I created a colorful art journal fhis time. Some rainbow colors here are quite out of my comfort zone because I always love earth colors and vintage. Sometimes it's good to step out of the comfort zone {smile}.  
Well I hope you like my idea of using the Trendy Butterflies stamp with metal studs in the center for additional interest.

That's it. I hope you find some inspirations from my art work today.
Stay tuned for Week 4 Blog Hop next Wednesday.

Happy hopping and be sure to link up your project with this graphic:
Have a great day and come back again next Wednesday :)

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dear Dad @ MHKDesigns

{My DT work for MHKDesigns}

Hello friends! How is everyone doing? I am okay {smile}. Today we at MHKDesigns brings you another beautiful release named Dear Dad.
Sounds great eh!

Here's sharing my card I designed for MHKDesigns April Release.
Isn't that a sweet image any Dad wish to do? Chuckle.
Hope you get some inspirations from my creation today.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Things With Wings Spring Hop {Week 2} @ STAMPlorations

Hello my friends!
Welcome to Week 2 of Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party brought to you by STAMPlorations

Spring is here and we invite you to celebrate with us every Wednesday beginning April 5.
For the next two Wednesdays, we'll be sharing our winged-themed spring projects. You're sure to be inspired and we would love for you to join us by creating and linking your own spring projects -- anything is welcome as long as there are wings in it -- butterflies, dragonflies, birds, fairies, bugs, bees, pterodactyl...anything that flies, really!

We have fabulous prizes to be won and I am sure you wouldn't want to miss a chance because you could be the winner. Visit Week 1 and Week 2 blog hop for details and have a see at the designers fabulous creations to be inspired.

I created a tag using butterfly images from Blossom Like A Butterfly and Trendy Butterflies stamp set. The sentiment is from Trendy Butterflies 2 stamp set. 
Some up-close pictures:
 As always I started applying clear gesso on a piece of 200gsm acid free drawing paper and adhered layers of tissue paper. Then I dried up with heat gun before I used modeling paste through Bloom Boldly stencil to create patterns in the background before water coloring took off after that.
Next I stamped small butterflies and sentiment directly on the background using Versafine onyx black ink pad. The focal point is the big butterfly placed on gauze and trim; stamped, cut out and colored with oil pastels. I doodle the butterflies and leaves with white gel pen for additional interest and details. Yes, I love attention to details {smile}.
 That's it. Simple and easy project if you need to do something quick.
I hope you find some inspirations from my art work today.
Stay tuned for Week 3 Blog Hop next Wednesday.

Happy hopping and be sure to link up your project with this graphic:
See you soon!
Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Guest Designer @ Try it on Tuesday

Hello friends and happy Tuesday!

I am very honored to Guest Design for Try it on Tuesday challenge this time around.
Thank you so much Avril for inviting me to your wonderful blog challenge.
It's my pleasure to create something special for their challenge theme which happens to be my favorite "Add A Quote". Yes, I am a quote lover and use them a lot in my creations.

I created a mixed media card with combination of clear gesso, modeling paste, watercolors, machine stitches, stamping, stenciling and doodling. I love combining things and finalize it with details till satisfaction meets happiness {chuckle}.
 A few close-up shots:
Go and live your dreams guys and stay happy.
That's it for today. Until  see you again soon.

Thank you for dropping by and wish you all the best in your undertakings.

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, April 10, 2017

Birdcage Silhouettes @ MHKDesigns

{My DT work for MHKDesigns}

Hello friends! How is everyone doing? I am feeling so much happiness today because I have a special guest at my house for a few days and she actually came and volunteer herself to help me with my edible gardening and of course I tag along besides cooking her favorite meal which she enjoys so much. For a 70 years old woman, her gardening skill is amazing but what impress me most is she is fast and energetic!! Yes, she is my mother-in-law and I wish she could stay longer but she also has her own edible garden to look after so she will leave tonight. I will share my garden post next so to garden enthusiasts, don't miss it {smile}.

Okay enough blab, here's sharing my shabby chic card I designed for MHKDesigns April Release. 
 Some close-up pictures:
 Isn't that a gorgeous sentiment? Click here to see more.
That little birdie is totally black but it gets her white eyes from randomly splashed white paint so I feel that the paint dropped at the right place {smile}.

That's it for today. Until I see you soon.
Have a blast weekdays.

Hugs and smiles,