Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
This mini is definitely going to be filled up with more embellies as I go along journalling on it. Thanks for stopping by!
Sweet Nothing's rub-ons by Kaisercraft -all of it..lol!
Shabby chic frame - Melissa Frances
Sparklers, Dazzle Me Gems and pp: Webster's Pages
Pp: October Afternoon
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The ATCs below are made on some kind of wood..; maybe balsa wood? I dunno. Forgot to ask the seller. I bought it from an art shop near my place. It's very thin and easy to cut and you can stamp or even paint on it. Stamping can get a lil' bit smudgy if you are not careful. So, be careful.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
2. Now we need to prepare the 'flip-strip'. I called this the flip-strip because this is the mechanism to flip the waterfall card later. The size of the flip strip I have used here is about 10x1" (length x width).
On the flip strip, we need to do some scoring on equally interval places on it to create as placement for the waterfall card later. Firstly, fold the flip strip in two so that you will have a 6" length on one side and a 4" length on another.On the shorter side of the flip-strip, we will work on the scoring now.
We need to score on 4 places on the shorter strip with each being 1" from one another. The topmost (scored line 1) of the score will be the one that you have scored earlier to create the 6" and 4" length on the strip. Now, just add three more downwards at 1" interval as explained before.
Now that you worked on mostly what is required for the flip-strip, let's put it aside for a while.
3. Now, we want to work on what I called the 'strip-base'. Basically, it is just a strip of paper (preferably as sturdy as the base card), which you need to paste lower mid-length of the base card that we worked on earlier to create a foundation for the flip-strip to work.
Get anything from your scrap and cut out about 1x4.5". Just glue on the ends of this strip-base to your base card. Just on both of the ends and not the whole thing. The middle portion of it has to be free since this will create a path for the flip-strip to slide in and out.
4. Now take your flip-strip and lay it on the base card with the shorter one facing up. You will need now to secure the end of the shorter length to the strip-base. Secure it with glue or just a scotch tape. It should not move when you are pulling the flip-strip in and out later.
Now, you can put on a nice cover for the base card to hide the strip-base and all the Scotch tape. You can use similar paper like the one for the card base or choose another to your liking. Cut out about 2.5x4.5" out of the paper. The width of this cover should be the same as the card base and the height should be reasonably good in order for the waterfall card to be pulled inwards later. I have use height of about 2.5" in this example. Again, just secure it on the ends only, to the base card.
5. Now, test your flip-strip. If its OK, let's try now placing the waterfall cards. We need to create 4 waterfall cards of about these sizes:
- 1st page: 3x4"
- 2nd page: 3x4.5"
- 3rd page: 3x5"
- 4th page: 3x5.5"
To all celebrating the Chinese New Year; Gong Xi Fa Cai.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Hi there! I don't think I will have a sound sleep tonight. Just want to write cos I'm really bored in my room now. Lucky enough I brought a story book with me but the lights in the room is pretty dim and my eyes are getting a lil' bit watery from reading now. There's no tv, but that's fine really. I just have to play my collection of songs in my iPad or iPhone. The resort where I'm staying now is just a couple of meters away from the beach and I don't think it's a good idea to stay too near to the beach especially during the monsoon season. The waves are so strong and the tides are coming and, the sound; well its like a big roaring machine out there. I don't think I will get a good sleep tonight. That's fine, I can sleep during the flight home tomorrow.
I'm sleepy really.....here's a photo of the beach in Tioman. At the point where I stood and took this picture earlier at around 6pm; the water has already risen and covered the sand completely now at 10pm.
Be back tomorrow with crafting work. I will try an upload my completed ATCs, which I did recently. They are of these series:
1) Vintage Faces
2) Time Waits For No 1
3) Bird Cage
4) Frosted Memory
Good night and sleep tight!
Hola! Today is my turn to post at Papier. This is my second project for Papier and feels like I'm running out of ideas already. Lol! Not sure how and where I got this idea from but it must be those accordion album that I have bought quite a while ago and thinking of doing a mini out of it.
I just call it an accordion card. It's actually made from a single 12x12 inches patterned paper of which I have cut it into half. I have scored on 3 interval of equal spaces on both and overlap both ends of each to create the length.
It can stand on its own but if you wish to keep it away, you can also fold and secure it with the ribbon lace, which is tucked around the back of the card. Quite simple, yes?
I'm in Tioman Island now. Took the flight this morning and had a rough landing cos the wind was so strong and it was raining heavily. We walked about 30 mins to the project site and spent there about 3 + hours and walked back to our resort about 45 mins of walking! We didn't get a car since we thought it would be fun walking ( actually that was my idea. Lol! ) The soles of my shoe came off and I can feel the wetness up to my socks! Had to get myself a slipper so now I'm walking around with a very fancy one! (no, they don't have a real decent looking slipper here! They are all colorful with fancy prints on it ok! ). I'm gonna rent a bicycle later and cycle around the village. That should be fun......ciao!
Patterned paper: Webster's Pages (DT kit)
Adage tickets: Tim Holtz Ideology
Game spinners: Tim Holts Ideology
Tissue tape: Tim Holtz Ideology & American Craft ( dear lizzy )
Lace: available at Papier
Altered paper clip: from my DT kit
Decorative stickers: from DT kit
Naked pockets: 7 Gypsies
Brad: Making Memories ( DT kit )
Eyelets: We R Memory Keepers
Stamp: Hero Arts
Till then! Ciao!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I don't think I have used the wrong-side of a pp before in any of my layouts. When I first saw this paper, I instantly knew that I must work on the wrong-side because I just have the right photo for it. So I did, and there it is. It was fun doing this cos I got a lil' bit high on imagination and created that lassoed leather string and tucked it nicely on the horse's head! I've always loved horses! Wanted a pony once but I got a cat instead! Old story....lol!
Do visit Papier's blog and read more from there....Ciao!
Main pp: Webster's Pages - Western Romance collection
Paper die-cuts: October Afternoon
Other pp's: Kaisercraft & Glitz Design
Facets and Pen Nibs: Tim Holtz Ideology
Twine: My Mind's Eye Lime Twist
Distress ink: Ranger - Evergreen Bough
Chipboard stickers: Prima
Flowers and ticket ephemera: from Maya Road Shadow Box Kit
Lace: available at Papier
Paper distresser: Ranger
... And of course..my own stapler (lol!)
Thanks for reading and looking!