Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Paper Shelter (TPS) Challenge #95 - Winter Blues

The card
Ain't the image - Candy Ski  just adorable? Since the challenge is Winter blue, I decided to use cool colours for this cards. Blues, greens & lavenders. I made the card with 2 flaps & glue the center to a purple mat & added another white mat to the card.

 Close up of the coloured image
Added lots of glitter to emphasize the frosty, magical snow.

Hand cut the trees, Added Distress Stickles-Crystal & then distress it with Distress ink - Milled Lavender & Dusty Concord

Flip the 1st flap of card to the right & .......

Then flip the other flap to the left & this is how it looks on the inside

How the card looks with all the layers

The Copic markers used:
E000, E00, E11, R20 & 0

RV91, RV93, RV95
BV00, BV20, BV23
B0000, B91, B93, B95
BG000, BG10, BG11
R81, R83, R85
E13, E23, E25

Materials Used:
The Paper Shelter Digi Stamp: Candy Ski
Papers: Xpress It Blending card, dark purple & white colour CS,  Hambly - Little Hearts, Echo Park - Winter Wishes  paper collection 
Punch: Martha Stewart- Eyelet Lace punch around the page punch
Inks: Distress Ink - Milled Lavender & Dusty Concord
Other Materials: Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, Distress Stickles-Crystal & Copic markers 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Paper Shelter (TPS) Challenge #93 - Anything Goes

Christmas is near & it's my favourite holiday of the year. Since it doesn't ever snow in Singapore... I guess a snow globe kinda makes me fantasize about a land covered with beautiful, pure whiteness.  So here's a shaker - snow globe card that I made. Let's shake things up this holiday season! (^V^)

I decided to use the beautifully coloured "There's a penguin in my Cocoa" image & background. I love the colour & the penguin is Oh So cute! Just makes me want to give it a big cuddly hug.

1st, I printed my image then I printed the background separately. To make my snow globe, I used the Spellbinders Standard circle LG die (The largest one) & traced out the outside parameter of the circle & drew in a simple base for the snow globe. Cut out the shape of the snow globe & then glue it in the center of my printed background.

I need to make hole in the snow globe so that the image would be seen. So, I carefully taped (with removable tape) the same circle die onto the snow globe & ran it thru my die cut machine so that I'm left with the silhouette of the snow globe which is securely glued onto my 6x6" background.

Using the circle template that I just cut out from the snow globe, I traced onto my image so that I know where to put the foam tape. Then I lined the foam tape around my pencil drawn line & poured heart shape sequins in. Glue a piece of acetate to conceal the sequins. Now, I positioned the image to be aligned with the snow globe silhouette piece I had earlier on top of the image & glue them together.

Then I cut out a 8x8" pistachio coloured CS & made a box with no lid, just 4 flaps at the side & a thickness of 3mm (same thickness as the foam tape) & glue the snow globe shaker piece on top. Opps.... I hope you guys r not lost trying to understand what I'm saying. It's really hard trying to put this down in words without showing you. :(

Finally, made a simple card & glue the box like shaker snow globe down on the front of the card & decorated the inside of the card.

Close up of the image & its glittery hearts

Inside of the card

I added Tattered Angels-Glimmer Glam (Colour: Chandelier) on the actetate. To make the acetate look like uneven hand-blown glass. Can you see?

Side view of the card

Hereby wishing you all
A very Merry Little Christmas everyone
May all your days be happy & bright!

Materials Used:
The Paper Shelter Digi Stamp: There's a penguin in my Cocoa
Papers: Azone 160gm white paper, pistachio & fern green colour CS
Dies: Spellbinders-Standard circle LG die
Other Materials: Gold Metallic mini pearl string, buttercup pom pom ribbon, X-press It Foam tape, Acetate, Tattered Angel-Glimmer Glam-Chandelier, Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, K&Co-3D bauble stickers, gold,sliver & blue sequin hearts 

Monday, November 26, 2012

I'm on TV!!!!

Hey peeps! Check it out!! I'm featured on a Channel U variety program. (^_^)
Style: Check-in is a brand new stylish infotainment that introduces the trendiest lifestyle and news bites between Singapore and Shanghai! The show gets 7 snazz
y hosts that include Dasmond Koh, Ben
 Yeo, Candyce Toh, Zhou Ying, Jeffrey Xu Ming Jie, Tracy Lee and Jayley Woo who will identify trends that surface from the social media. These topics formed are based on these main themes: FUN, FOOD, TRENDS, ENTERTAINMENT and LIFESTYLE.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Paper Shelter (TPS) Challenge #91 - Birthdays

The card
I've been dying to use this cute image from TPS, License to Frost. She's so adorable & is wonderful for a birthday card. I wanted the card to have a fun & joyous feel to it so how can we cannot do without banners & cupcakes, right? I also added different elements such as hand-stitching, red metallic pearl strings, printed transparency & pom pom ribbons to give the card more texture.

Close up of the image
Do you like her multicoloured wings & socks? :)

I made the cupcakes using Cottage Cutz - Tiered Cupcakes  

Inside of the card

I made an actual tiered cupcakes! Cute, huh?!

Pop-up effect (Side view)

The sentiment

The Copic markers used:
E000, E00, E11 & 0
B0000, B000, B00
BG000, BG10, BG11, B32
R00, R30, R11, R20, R21, R22
YR30, Y23, YR21
E13, E23, E25, E27

Materials Used:
The Paper Shelter Digi Stamp: License to frost
Papers: Xpress It Blending card, red, brown, cream, buttercup, pistachio & turquoise colour CS,  Hambly - Little HEarts, Crate Paper-Random paper Collection, Basic Grey-Hopscotch & Two Scoops  paper collection 
Punch: Martha Stewart- Heart Lace border edge punch
Dies: Spellbinders-Labels Four, Cottage Cutz-Circles with eyelets (CC4x4-309), Scalloped Doily (CC4x4-392) & Tiered Cupcakes (CC4x4-325-D)
Inks: Memento - Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black
Other Materials: Stamp-Jillibean Soup (Dutch Mustrad Soup-Little Tags), Red Metallic mini pearl string, buttercup pom pom ribbon, We R Memory Keppers - Sew It Tool, Glossy Accents, Beacon 3 in 1 Glue, Distress Stickles-Diamond, & Copic markers 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Paper Shelter (TPS) Challenge #89 - Fairies & Elves

Fairies & Elves is the theme for this week's challenge. I know I wanted the card to look cheery & bright so I chose to work with pretty reds, pinks, yellows & greens. I made a circle easel card out of Spellbinders - Grand nestabilities dies & chose to colour TPS's image - Fairies Tea Party. Here's how my card looks!

The circle easel card

For this card, I most proud of the background that I've created. :) I wanted to create a feeling that the fairy & elf are having tea in a beautiful & most magical place on earth. I thought that it will be cool to let the background seems as if they were sitting below a rainbow. However, you'll not see the actual rainbow but only the reflection of its array of colours.

The pretty fairy

The cute little elf

The fun & colourful toadstools

The sweet flowers

How the card will look when it's closed

The Copic markers used other than
E000, E00, E11 & 0

Materials Used:
The Paper Shelter Digi Stamp: Fairy Tea Time
Papers: Xpress It Blending card, red, bubblegum pink, green colour CS,  MME-Quite contrary paper collection 
Punch: Martha Stewart-Monarch Butterfly edge punch
Dies: Magnolia-Bon Voyage Foilage, Spellbinders-Grand Label: Grand Circles & Grand scalloped circles, Other Materials: Prima-Say it with Crystals:Item#551452, Versamagic: Gingerbread, Paper roses, Distress Stickles-Icicle & Stardust, White gel pen, Silver Glitter pen & Copic markers 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Paper Shelter (TPS) Challenge #87 - Halloween

This is my 1st time doing a halloween card. People here don't really celebrate Halloween. I'm honestly clueless about what I'm going to do so I decided to just focus on the colouring of the images this week. I combined 2 images this week. They are "Was Not Me!" & "Miss Halloween". I used Photoshop program to flip the "Miss Halloween" image so that she looks like she's sweeping up the mess the naughty little kitty cat did & erased the inappropriate areas where the 2 images meet. E.g. her shoe & the pot.
I challenged myself by colouring them in a dark hues which typically is not my style. Took me a much longer time to finish them as I kept going back & forth about my choice of colours :P 

Miss Halloween

With the Copic Multiliner 0.1 & 0.3, I drew fishnet stocking for "Miss Halloween" to give her a sexier look.

The spiderweb & spiders

I wanted to draw cute, fluffy spiders & I did it with 2 shades of grey, W7 & W9. & added white dots with a white gel pen for their eyes & used Copic Multiliner 0.1 to give them their eyes & legs. Added glossy accent to give it a "Googly eye" effect. As for the spiderweb, I just drew it with Copic Multiliner 0.1.

Close up of the little witch from "Was not Me!" image

The little kitty cat

I gave the cat a stripes of a different colour to give it some character.

The spilled mixture & Pot

Coloured all the brass items with a hint of BG72 to give it an aged look. Mimicking patina on metal.
I wanted the spilled mixture to look yucky so coloured it in a dark turquoise colour & added a little pink, yellow & a fluorescent yellow, FYG1 to give it highlight. Covered it with glossy accent. It makes u wonder, what on earth was in that concoction... heehee  

The background

The background is really interesting because I wanted it to look dreamy & slightly mysterious so I coloured the background with BG70 on the top & BV31 on the bottom of the card. Then, I used my colourless blender refill "O" & deliberately drip various droplet sizes on my coloured background. I had to be very careful not to drip too near to my images as it will react with the colours. I had a tissue next to me just in case it happened. :P On the whole, I liked the way it turned out. :D

Inside of the card
The Copic markers used

Materials Used:
The Paper Shelter Digi Stamp: Miss Halloween & Was not Me !
Papers: Xpress It Blending card, green colour & black colour CS, Magnolia So Spooky paper collection 
Punches: Martha Stewart- Arch Lattice edge punchOther Materials: Distress ink: Tumble glass, Tea Dye & Black Soot, White gel pen, Copic Multiliner 0.1 & 0.3Copic markers