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Aug 6, 2020

I Dedicate This to You

I was taking photos of this card while going through my newsfeed  that I learned about what happened in Beirut. It's a terrible thing to happen during these already difficult times, my heart goes out to those particularly affected.  If you have the means, please help out. And if your shoulders are already burdened by what's going on in your own bubble- I too wish you the best of intentions.

I dedicate this card to you. 

Mermaid tail


Be well. Stay safe. 

Love, 
Ann



Jul 29, 2020

Stay Awesome y'all. And Please Wear a Mask.

Hello everyone.  Picking up where I left off last week is another card from the 'Make a splash' stamp set collection from Rosie's Studio.  

This time I am using this gorgeous deep blue mermaid paper as my card background.  Next I stamped all the little stamps from the set to a card front using Versafine ink in Majestic Blue.  A shaker card is the way to go from this point on and I used gold and red sequins as the filler.  Love that combination anytime! 

mermaid dancing


Propped the front to the back using one layer of foam  adhesive then stamped 'stay awesome' because you just have to stay awesome. No matter what. 

Here's that card again.  I think I can make mermaid cards forever! 
Also shaker cards.  With gold sequins.  
 
mermaid dancing happily

That's me for this week, stay awesome, stay safe and please wear a mask whenever you need to be outside.




















Jul 22, 2020

Markers and Inks for Missy.

Happy Sarawak Day to fellow Sarawakians and if this is your first visit, thanks for your time.

No Copics, no problem. There's tonnes of other brand names around that probably is cheaper than said brand.  Results will vary but not one crafter is alike. 

The cute Rosie's Studio stamps on this card was colored using Marvy Artwin waster-based markers and of course, Copic markers.  Fussy cut and mounted them on 3M foam tape onto the front.  The card front is colored using mini distress inks and of course I had to spray some water drops to get the water effect.



     The stamp set I'm using here is from an older Rosie's Studio 'Make a Splash' collection.  I have the beautiful 6 x 6 paper pad as well that I haven't use but most certainly will.  You can still buy the different items in the collection on their online store and while you're at it, take a look at their other collections.  Simply gorgeous yet easy on the pocket. Win & win more!


That's it for this week, my crafty friends.  Here's to better days ahead to you-struggling to clear your minds in these uncertain times.  May we all stay sane with our creative sides.  Till next time.

Jul 1, 2020

Covering Those Little Mistakes with Hugs and Kisses.

I am excited to share this card with you today.  During the days spent at home I managed to add additional colors to my Oxides stash and girlfriend..I am telling you I AM LOVING IT!  

The combos used on this are spiced marmalade, picked raspberry and abandoned coral. The flower stamp is from KSCraft and it's been great to stamp with but I also want to tell you this..


Working with solvent ink -it's dries fast.  I couldn't get a perfect stamping the on the oxide background so there are parts of my image that was crisp clear and some weren't.  Didn't want to start all over again so I covered the images that were really blurry with flowers colored with the same oxide colors. Raised it up with foam adhesive and here's a closer side view of it.

Such a pleasant mistake.  I love how it turned out in the end.



I actually filmed this whole process hoping to somehow share my work process but at the same time I was having a hard time understanding video editing. Oh well..one thing at a time but for now I am trying to create some consistencies with this blog. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I do hope you come back soon and that I have a video to share about making my cards.  Till then, bye.