Saturday, July 2, 2016

Wedding Day Scrapbook with Altenew Stamps and DCWV Gilded Grey Stack


Hello Luvs! I woke up feeling hyper today. It's play day in my craft room because it's Saturday. My kids are at their grandparents, thankfully, so  I'm ready to scrap all day!

I am excited of ALTENEW'S Documenting Wedding Memories Challenge. I have the Peony Bouquet in my stash and it's the set I used for this project. 

I really like wedding photos and everything else about weddings. I happen to have this beautiful photo of a couple who wed recently, with the groom's suit really matches the Gilded Grey stack by DCWV...

Photo courtesy of Vista de Lente Photography Studio
This stack is rally really pretty! I tell you!


I used embossing ink to stamp the image, then poured gold embossing powder over the stamping while it was wet. Then I used a heating tool to melt the powder. 


DCWV Gilded Grey stack has gold foiled papers that are really pretty and it matches the gold embossing powder! I also stamped a couple of leaves....



Scrapbooking supplies used:
DCWV Gilded Grey stack
Altenew stamp Peony Bouquet
Rangers Heat Tool
Rangers Gold embossing powder
Rangers Embossing ink
Clear blocks
Fiskars Wedding Stamp Set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Black ink
Stick-on gems
Pearls
Adhesives

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Hello Birth Month ~ Surprises from DCWV and Friends


Hello Loves, I'm back for a very exciting post. July is my birth month and I can't help but feel blessed
for the good things that's coming my way.

Then.... I got a package with DCWV goodies on June 29th. My heart skipped a beat when I found not one, not two, but 8 12x12 stacks and 2 6x6 stacks of the FRESHEST DCWV papers. My gosh!
What will I do with these? There's soooooo many!

So, I decided to do a scrap-all-you-can party to share these goodies and join the DCWV July stack-a-holic challenge.

 Here is my layout using the DCWV Coastal Stack. The papers are soon pretty!!! Deciding which print to use was the most exciting part.


A friend brought her daughter who loves to make paper crafts.


and I received a birthday cake.....


They enjoyed peeking through the pages of the stacks


free embellishments and ribbons....




Scrapbooking is best when it is shared..... a happy bonding moment for mom and daughter.

I could not resist the Coastal stack, the papers are soon beautiful!!!


You'll now what's that thing I used if you are a scrapbooker..... Hahaha!!


Thank you so much DCWV !!

Love! Love! Love!





Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Bird On A Wire for Calligraphy and Mijello for Watercoloring


Hello dear! I was extra happy yesterday to receive a pretty package from ARTISAN MNL . It's a box containing my limited edition nib holder. This is a handcrafted nib holder made of hardwood with a handpainted design called Bird On A Wire. For those who do not know, I've been practicing calligraphy with pointed pens for several months now and I'm really doing my best to improve.

I must say that this thing is a piece of beauty. 





Since I design invitations in my own studio, INKPRESSIVE INVITATIONS AND CRAFTS
I am taking the design a step higher by incorporating my very own handwriting and painted flowers. Below is my first ever piece for my clients, Lea Mae and Timothy Lee. 

Flowers: Alstroemeria and roses in Rose Quarts/Blush Pink
Color palette: Rose Quartz, Serenity Blue, Grey


I really enjoy Calligraphy and watercoloring. Being in Doctor of Medicine is not a hindrance to pursuing hobbies and passions in life, all I really need is a little time to sit down and relax, like what I'm doing below, managing a selfie. Haha!  I'm currently working on a secret project now and I can only show you some snippets of it. 



Calligraphy nibs: Tachikawa and Hunt
Pen Holder: Bird on a Wire by ARTISAN MNL
Watercolor: MIJELLO MISSION GOLD
Brush: Raphael


Till next post!




Monday, June 13, 2016

Scrapping Old Photos of My Travel to Ilocos

Hello dear! It's been a week since my last post. In between the busiest hours of my life, I managed to have an alone time for myself to organize my scrapbooking stuff. My hubby took my kids to their grandparents house for a while. Then, I saw some photos when I visited Ilocos. Such a nice place and I got to see the awesome windmills. 

I hurriedly picked out some embellishments and coordinating papers to put these 2 layouts together before my kids arrive home. 

I love chipboard stickers so much because they are less hassle. I once thought that collecting metal dies and creating scrapbook embellishments will make my life cooler..... oh boy, I was wrong. So, I just placed everything on a tried and tested layout design, no messy pastes used, no inks. I also enjoy fussy cutting the flowers from a paper sheet to be used as decor on my 2nd layout. This way, It will be faster for me to consume all my hoarded cardstocks, LOL.






Embellishments: Simple Stories chipboard stickers
Twine: Jellybean
Papers; Mixed


Till next post!





Monday, June 6, 2016

DCWV June 2016 Sketch Challenge and more


Hello June! Oh how time flies, it's already half of the year! Can you believe it?
I don't want to end this year without creating any scrapbook layouts, so I am here once again,
playing along with the DCWV STACK-A-HOLIC-CHALLENGE FOR JUNE.

The sketch is so nice, made by Susan Stringfellow, you can visit her blog SKETCH SAVVY to see more fun sketches to play with.


My SWEET BLOSSOM cardstock block is still half full. The colors and patterns are gorgeous, 
this has become one of my favorite DCWV stack.



Now, Here's what I did.....
1. I wanted to create a white space on this patterned paper.
So I brushed some gouache paint unevenly.


3. Then I used a heating tool to speed up the drying process.


3. There's a sheet of paper in the stack that has large flowers. I cut out each flower and petit aside...


4. Now check out how I arranged the cut-outs... I used dimensional foam adhesive to create height to some of the flowers.


And this is the finished piece.....
I used alpha stickers for the main title and wrote a short note over the painted surface...


This was a quick, no-fuss, and most of all, FUN layout. I can do like 5 or 10 (LOL)  layouts in one sitting using this sketch. Hahaha! I wish I had the time to do 10.....
BUT...... I was able to create a second layout. I just followed an old sketch out of memory.

TIP: use 3x4 pocket-life filler cards with sayings as alternate to journaling.



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VENUS


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