Monday, March 02, 2015

Mixed Media {Mon}: Love Blooms Card

This card size (3.5"x5.5") is what I have left over when I use a 12x12 cardstock, and cut out two 4.25"x5.5" cards.
I stamped the image and used my ArtBars (Derwent) to outline and watercolor the design.
Then, I adhered the panel on patterned paper, drew a frame around it, and adhered on card base.
I added some sequins and finished it up with some baker's twine.


Challenges:
1. Freshly Made Sketches #175 - A sketch by Jen B.
2. SSS Wed Anything Goes
3. WAW #172: Anything Goes

Have a nice week!
Lilian

Sunday, March 01, 2015

House of Cards DT Mar Challenge: Enamel Dots + Video Tutorial

If you're looking for the SOTM CTMH Blog Hop, click HERE

Hello,

It's the first of the Month...it's a new House of Cards challenge!
This month, the challenge is to use enamel dots...


Here are two of my cards...using DIY enamel dots:

Challenges:
1. WAW #172: Anything Goes
2. SSS Mon No Rules
3. SSS Wed Anything Goes


I even have a video tutorial!


The original concept is not mine...I've seen YouTube videos on how to make your own "pearls" using clear glue sticks, but not colored ones...

Here are some additional tips:
1. Make sure your hot glue gun is really hot! Let it warm up for a few minutes before you start the project.
2. My glues sticks are by SureBonder, but there are other brands and colors available: glitter, neon...
3. If the dots are not quite round or the tips cool down before they "flatten", sometimes you're able to fix them by heating them up with a embossing heat gun. Once the top starts to melt, you should stop heating...otherwise, they start to loose shape, bubble or the glue starts moving around...
4. Changing colors: when you get to the point when the colors start mixing, you can use the mixed glues to actually glue stuff, or depending on the sticks you choose, you can create new colors (I had blue, then yellow and I got aqua/mint).

You have until the end of the month to link up your projects!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lilian

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mar SOTM -Choose Happy- Blog Hop

If you're looking for House of Cards Challenge DT card and video tutorial, click HERE!

Hello,

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Choose Happy!


If you have come here from Michelle's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants HERE.

This month we have around 70 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this lovely stamp set - Choose Happy.



I love it so much, I have not one...BUT 3 cards!
Here are my projects:


Card #1

Challenges:
2. The Card Concept #29 {Get Well Soon}

Card #2: I heat embossed the borders in white, watercolored the panel (colors inspired by Fusion), then added stamped images and sequins.

Challenges:

Card #3: Washi/Paper Piecing using Hopscotch PML cards

Challenge:

Supplies (CTMH):
Choose Happy Mar SOTM
B1463 Thankful Heart
stamp set from Artfully Sent Collection (sentiments)
Hopscotch Picture My Life Cards
Washi Tapes: Topiary Striped, Woodgrain and Polka Dots
Gold Sequins
Shin Han Touch Twin Markers - Tender Pink & Leaf Green
3-D Foam Tape
Craft Heater
White Embossing Powder (Ranger)
VersaMark (Tsukinek/Imagine Crafts)

Your next stop is Jacquelin's Blog!!!

Thank you for stopping by!

Lilian

{Sat} PS26 #5: Angel

Hello, 
Welcome to Scrapbook {Saturday} Project Scrapbook 26 (PS26), where I share pages/layouts every other week!

I was going to make a scrap page for a few challenges, but being sick, with sick kids...it didn't happen!
So I just finished this one...


Challenges:
1. WAW #172: Anything Goes
2. SSS Mon No Rules
3. SSS Wed Anything Goes

Easy one, since I used patterned papers and just had to punch the border, add some stamping (border and frame), stickers and flowers/gemstones.

Have a nice weekend!
Lilian

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Good news!!!...and bad news...

Hello,

Today, I have good news and bad news...I'll start with the bad...

I got sick again this week, so haven't been posting lately...can't look at the laptop screen, 'cause I feel like throwing up...yuck!

And the good news...

I'm on Cardabilities Design Team (Mar-May 2015)!!! Check out the team HERE!


I applied last minute...'cause I kept changing my mind...but I'm glad I did!
Thank you, Karan!

And a quick card to share:


Challenges:
1. CASology #135: Mini (mini card)
2. WAW #172: Anything Goes
3. SSS Mon No Rules
4. SSS Wed Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!
And to compensate the lack of posts this week...I'll have a bunch this weekend! I even have a video tutorial to share!!! So stay tuned...

Lilian

Saturday, February 21, 2015

For You Embossed Card

Hello,

One more card using chevron washi tape, embossed background, dimensional stickers and sequins...




I'd link to enter it in:
1. Happy Little Stampers Feb CAS Challenge: Embossing
2. WAW #171: Anything Goes
3. SSS Wed Add a Little Texture

Thanks for stopping by!
Lilian

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

DTC DT Challenge #94: Faux String Art Heart Shadow Box

It's Wednesday, and it means it's Decorate to Celebrate time!
Create and link decorations for anything you please: 3-D projects, cards in a box, cards with any 3-D cut out on it, etc...

I made a Faux String Art Heart for a shadow box:

Challenges:
1. Anything But a Card #44: Friendship
2. WAW #171: Anything Goes



Faux because instead of nails, I used the scallops on the heart to anchor the strings! Easy peasy!
Then, I adhered the heart on patterned paper with foam tape (for extra dimension) before framing it in the shadow box from IKEA.

Don't forget to visit my team mate's creations!
You have 2 weeks to link your projects!

Thanks for stopping by, and for all the lovely comments you leave me! =)
Lilian