Thursday, 6 November 2014

Thank you Card

Autumn always brought back wonderful memory during my college years.  Leaves started to change to beautiful colors and  nice homemade pumpkin pies were available at the farmers market. 

These are the inspiration for my Thank You card.

 Using the corner dies, I cut a message card revealed when the front page is folded to half.

The rusty look of the barbed wire is created using the embossing powder.

Following are materials I used:
- Acrylic White Paint
Texture/Embossing Plates

Monday, 27 October 2014

Not too early for a Christmas Card....

This is a card I made from one of Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas paper collection I found from the 70% discount paper stack in a local scrapbooking store.  Perfect for a nostalgic Christmas ambience with the grungy style. 

Other materials I used for this card:
- Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia (S5-055) to cut my felt flowers
- Tim Holtz Distress Markers Ranger DUSTY CONCORD to darken middle of the flowers
- Spellbinders Nestabilities dies Eyelet Circles (S4-304) to cut the metal foil
- Cheery Lynn Designs Pine Branches (B146)
- Rangers Perfect Pearls Interference Greeen (PPP17769) to color the pine leaves
- Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink Pad VINTAGE PHOTO (TIM19527) for the border
- Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE (TIM21506) to add the golden glow to the card
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN TIM9497 to add the golden glow to the card
- Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Inkpad
- Ranger Ancient Golds Embossing Powders
- PVC Sheet

Thanks for stopping by.   And a Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year....

Mee Foon

Friday, 27 June 2014

Continues to Bloom....

This layout is made from the 12x12 paper the Optimist collection from Prima Marketing.  Instead of framing the photo, I did a bit of fuzzy cutting and applied gesso the photo edge to create a seamless transition between the photo and the chalkboard paper. I used some pencil colors to extend the grass and also the sky.

This layout is for my line dance teacher who has started line dance as part of her exercise program and subsequently branching into teaching and creating Senipadu Youtube channel to allow the students to revise the dances from the class.   With each years, she gains more followers from all over the world and also inspires others to dance to a healthier life through her unique dancing style. 

The base of this layout is a cork board.  On the front, I used one of the paper that has the caption "Bloom" and cut out some of the wordings from another piece to reflects her "journey".  I cut out some flowers from cotton cloth using Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and painted with Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Bluish Green Flowers - Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Red - Victorian Velvet, Fired Brick, Yellow - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade Orange , and tints of Peled Paint).  

I used another paper in the collection to create a chalkboard on the other side.  She will be able to  capture comments or personal notes as throughout her "dance" journey.

Hope this provides some ideas on how to use chalkboard pattern.  Thanks for stopping by.

Mee Foon

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Happy New Year and Thanks You very much for painting my 2013 a colorful and wonderful year

While wishing everyone a great new year, I would also like to thank everyone for a wonderful 2013.   To some of you whom I have not met, your amazing works have both motivated and inspired me to go further in my creative endeavour.  This is my card to show my gratitude that travels far beyond in the sky and aclock to represent the ending 2013 and wonderful new 2014.

To make this a special card, I have done some researches on gear motion and incorporated the mechanism into this card (as shown in the video).

I used the Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells collection as it has the cheerful and thankful orangey color tone and also gears.   To heightened the Steampunk theme, I made some metal foil die cuts for embellishments.
Both flowers and vines are from following Cheery Lynn Designs dies:
Lace Corner Deco D (B164)  (Note:  These corner dies are so versatile and can be used various embellishments)
Lacey Pumpkin Corner Flourish (B138)

As for the gears, I needed something that can cut thick chipboard and pulled out my Tim Holtz Mini Gears (657211).

Between the cloud, I have added some sun rays with the Tim Holtz Distress Paint Picket  Fence and bling it up with Ranger Star Dust stickles glitter glue.
And in this new year, may you find sunshine in your everyday life.

Thank you for stopping by.

P/S: I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Mee Foon