Monday, July 9, 2018

Hero Florals Peonies Birthday Wishes on a2z

Happy Monday everyone,

I am sharing a few projects today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog, and I hope they would cheer up this first day of the week for you.

First I've made a faux Chinese painting, using rice paper (also know as Mulberry Paper or Xuan paper).

Second I gold heat emboss on the same paper.  I was afraid that the paper won't hold up to the heat, but surprising it turned out nicely!

Last I made a place card (holder).  This time using 140 lb watercolor paper, and die cut using matching frame.

Hop over to a2z to check for more details and supply list and shopping code.  And check the backside of my place card holder over there.  You'll see it's easy to do.

I am linking up the last project to Die Cut Divas' July Challenge - Anything But a Card.

Thanks for visiting.  I wish you a lovely day!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Butterfly Birthdays on a2z

Happy July 1st!!  And to all my Canadian friends Happy Canada's Day!!!

How fitting it is that the a2z Scrapbooking July Challenge theme is Birthday Bash

This theme is perfect for today and the up coming Independence Day in the United States.  So without further ado, let's see my cards.

I used the Delicate Petals stencil and distress ink to create my background.  

Next I stamp the base layer of the Color Layering Butterflies in Red Royal, then the next pattern layer in Pearl Acrylic Paint.  But when I lift the stamp up, it had actually lift some of the paper out.  So to recover I used a small brush to paint the pattern instead.  You can see in this photo, the right side shows the paper lift out, the left side is after I touched up with the brush.

I was having so much fun, I created a second card but this time with just distress ink and Wink of Stella.

The background colors are slightly different.  But I love how it turned out.  Here's a close up.

And the beauty shot.

Hop over to a2z Scrapbooking and check the beautiful inspirations my team mates created for you.  Use my promode code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 or over (before shipping) at a2z store.  If you don't see the item you wanted in the store just Request Custom Order.  :)


Hero Arts Say It All Clear Stamp
Ranger Distress Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Spun Sugar, Crushed Olive, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Chipped Saphhire)
Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Wink of Stella (Clear)
White Gel Pen
Black Marker

Thanks for visiting.  Have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

30 Day Color Challenge - day 30

Oh boy oh boy!  I've missed so many days of coloring!  And today is the last day of the challenge.  Yikes!!

I did a simple watercolor card to thank a few of my a2z Design Team mates as they are stepping down.  You could check the details here.

I stamped the Hero Arts Florals Nasturtium in Jet Black on watercolor paper and watercolored!  :)  The sentiment is from the same set.  The humming bird is die cut using watercolor paper with Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird Pair die and it is also painted in watercolors.  


Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

A Blog Named Hero Challenge: Summertime Fun
(my summer time fun is gardening, and my Nasturtium is doing great this season :)  )



Thanks for visiting me here.  I wish you a lovely day!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Addicted to CAS - Code Word Girl Power

Hi everybody,

I am so happy and honoured to be guest designing for Addicted To CAS today.  For the new challenge, the code word is:

Here's what I came up with.

Behind the vellum the Number Pattern background is stamped in Spun Sugar, the vellum gives it a softer look.  The main focus - the girl's silhouette is cut from pattern paper and layered on dark chocolate card stock and trimmed again.  It is then adhere to the vellum panel over a Concord & 9 Butterfly die cut (which I cut apart for spacing purpose).  The sentiment banners are also cut from pattern paper and adhere using foam tape.  I am pleased how it turn out.  And I do hope I've inspired you to play along. 

Now hop over to Addicted To CAS and check out their DT's wonderful inspiration projects.


Hero Arts Number Pattern Cling Stamp

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I wish you a sweet day!!

Friday, June 15, 2018

30 Day Coloring Challenge day 15

Hi, I've got another project to share today. 

Even since I discovered that Hero Arts Shadow Ink does not smudge when I watercolor over it, I like using it for watercolor, I like the softer outline.  

I stamped the Hero Floral Nasturtium in Soft Granite on white card stock, masked it and stamp again to fill the panel, then watercolored.  The sentiment is stamped in same ink and clear heat embossed.


Muse Challenge #270 (inspiration photo):


Hero Florals Nasturtium Clear Stamp
Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (Soft Granite)
Clear Embossing Powder

Thanks for visiting.  I wish you a sweet day!