Friday, December 16, 2011

CD Art #4

Here is another altered CD. The past few days have been so busy with work and household chores (our helper ran away) so blogging and crafting will have to take a back seat until we have fully recovered from the holiday activities, school activities and domestic chaos.

Bees was, perfect pearls and stamp. Perfect combination. The letters were die cuts using cereal boxes.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

CD Art#3

Here is my CD Art#3. I used my new cloud punch from my PMO family, rub-ons, stamps and whatever I can hold during my creative process.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CD Art #1

Here is actually the first CD art I worked on. Instead of using canvas, I used old CDs to alter instead of throwing them away.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Chipboard: 10 ways

Here is something to share to kick off the busy month of December.

I love how chipboards provide depth to layouts. With so much products available in the market today, altering chipboards are not limited to paints, inks and papers. Using different products and mediums give additional dimension and provide the look you want for your layout.
Here are the top ten ways i love altering chipboards.

1) Using Crackle paints and sprinkling with Beadazzles: apply crackle paint and use Ranger glossy accents to adhere the Beadazzles randomly on the painted chipboard.

2) Using acrylic paints and distress embossing powders and again beadazzles. Just love the rugged look of the fence in this layout.
3) Using acrylic paints and glitters and again beadazzles (it is not obvious that beadazzles are my favorite). Aside from beadazzles, the Martha Stewart beads can also be used. It comes with candylicious colors. Too bad I don't have them just yet as I have two more bottles of beadazzles to finish.  Notice how the last two techniques gave a different look for the same picket fence die cut.

4) Using perfect pearls to add color with shimmering effect. Apply Versamark ink to chipboard and dust with different colors of perfect pearls.

5) Using mists and glimmer glam to add color and again with shimmering effect. Apply gesso randomly and them mist the chipboard. Notice the difference on the areas misted with gesso and misted plain chipboard. Apply glimmer mist to finish off.


6) Using gesso and glimmer glam. Here's another rustic look of the chipboard fence used in the layout above. Applying generous amount of glimmer glam and drying using a heat gun will give the glass look in the bird cage.

7) Using acrylic paints, modelling paste, mask and distress inks. There are so many masks out there in the market and you just have to use it in your chipboards. First paint the chipboard with acrylic then  layer the mask and apply modelling paste (Golden Medium or Liquitex). Once dry, apply distress inks randomly on the modelling paste.

The last three techniques I learned in a class from Visual Creations under Cabbie and Ime.  

8) Using Shimmerz paintz and Golden pearl mica flakes for shimmer and sparkle.

8) Using mists, Golden Gel Medium, tulle and various beads and trinkets. Apply generous amount of Golden Heavy Gel Medium to a chipboard. Adhere the tulle and sprinkle beads and decorate with trinkets, buttons and other metal embellishments. Finish off with a spray of glimmer or any kind of mist. A technique learned from Iris Uy

9) Using crackle paint and glimmer mist.


10) Using Ranger glossy accents to adhere Martha Stewart tinsels and glitters.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December 4

This is one of the Sundays where we have to be at the church from the morning service to vesper service. For one, today is the quarterly release of the NOW bulletin and Dad has to pick it up from the printing press and bring it to the church for distribution; two, the Little Ambassadors for Christ has a scheduled rehearsal at 1pm; and three, we were designated to light the candles in the advent wreath for the vesper service.

So that it won't be a long and tiring day for the kids, shuttling from home to church, twice in a day, we initially planned to go to church in time for the children's practice at 1pm, however, it was a rainy Sunday and taking public transportation with the kids is not a good option.

I did not have enough sleep as I also worked on my altered CDs starting 1:30 am. Ish just came home from a high school get together that time. I found it too hard to focus and understand Ptr. Arevalo's message.

Practice started after lunch. LAC will be playing Away in  a Manger in Handbells and Angklung. I was in charge of practicing the kids with the Angklung. The handbells are a delight to see but gives so much pain on the neck to perfect their piece. After practice, we released the shirts for the Christmas Concert. I was able to take time to nap after practicing the kids which lasted for about an hour. After which we all decided to eat the Causeway to avail of their PhP45.00 dimsum offer.

Back at church, during the vesper service, we lighted the advent candle. At the same time, during the offering was also decor the Christmas tree, where we decorate the Christmas tree with colored envelopes containing our offering.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

CD art a day

Ever since I started making a CD art, I cannot help but work on at least one a day. Normally, I work on 3 CDs at a time. It's some sort of maximizing the mod podge or gesso in the paint brush and at the same time, at least I can prep up on the CDs I will work on in the coming days.

It is purely experimental, but I just love the outcome.

TGSUMC: Angklung Ensemble

Around September this year, with the pledges and donations from the church members and The Good Samaritan Christian School (TGSCS), the much awaited instrument is finally home at The Good Samaritan United Methodist Church and so the TGSUMC Angklung Ensemble was launched during the celebration of CE month.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Artful expression

I discovered my love for art this year. It started out of curiosity that I joined Christy Tomlinson's She Art Class and She Had Three Hearts class early this year. Slowly as weeks and months go by, I made no progress as I only made one She Art canvass. Not until recently that I get to play and experiment with my stuff. I am enjoying the process. I incorporate some techniques in my layouts. Sometimes, I cannot call my layout complete or finish without a touch of paint, spray or ink. Here is something which is an application of what I learned from the class. It is not necessarily a She Art canvass, but the creative process of mixing everything on paper, it's all here.

This ended up as a birthday card which we gave our officemate.

Art is an expression and appreciation of yourself. I love looking and admiring the works of others, but I also like finding my own style and expressing myself. It is like me going out of the box.

Until recently that we had so much damaged CDs at home that I decided to make art out of it, make something useful out of it. So here goes my CD art.

And here is my first ever CD art.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Sketch time

Here is my take to Sketchabilities Sketch #59. One thing I love about sketches is that it removes the guesswork with regards to placement of photos and embellishment. You can still own the layout by twisting or tweaking it a little bit and incorporating your own style and design.

Too bad the lighting is not so good while I took a picture of my layout. All my recent layouts reveal my love affair with washi tape. It is my go to stuff right now when I wanted to add some dimension in my page. Another thing I love doing lately is misting and painting, a technique I used to alter the die cut leaf and the doily paper.

Did you see that canvass plate painted with glimmer glam?

Creative process:
1. Die cut a corrugated board and paint with acrylic paint, mists and shimmerz.
2. Adhere washi tape, papers as mat.
3. Die cut a canvass plate and paint with glimmer glam
4. Mist the doily paper with maya road mist.
5. Adhere altogether and finish of with swirls.

Monday, November 21, 2011


This blog is on  a sleep mode so better be quiet...
-ber months are really busy mostly with school and church activities and some things really had to go.
But still, I am able to squeeze in some scrapping in between.

Most supplies from this layout is from my leftover during the Scrap Buffet by Studio Azul. This time, we were allowed to bring home leftover papers and embellishments that are on our table. How cool is that.

Creative Process:
1. Use patterned paper for background.
2. Cut the postage paper from Making Memories and layer to serve as mat.
3. Adhere washi tapes, chipboards and stickers all over.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


i hate cramming but i often do it all the time.when will i learn my lesson? now i am cramming for the second quarter exam worksheet for my two boys, but let me sneak to share this.

I love how mask and stencils can create dimension in you page. For this page, I used Crafter's Workshop Mums stencil.

Creative process:
1. Position the mask in the paper and do the misting.
2. Punch a border in a scrap paper.
3. Mat photos using Making Memories Noteworthy journalling tabs
4. Apply rubon and adhere the remaining photos.
5. Use TH tiny attacher to adhere the title.
6. Finish off by stamping and embellishing with flowers and swirls.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Saving Up for Christmas

Last night, I went grocery and noticed that shopping malls and stores are now filled with christmas gift ideas and I realized that Christmas is really in the air. This led me to another thought that I have to start saving up for Christmas. But still there are non-negotiable expenses that are due in the coming days, like Joie's prescription glasses. Ever since he is two years old, he's been wearing one and we have to see his opthalmologist every six months and he is due for check up in the next few weeks. This could possibly mean that his doctor will change his prescription glasses. I just glad I saw this video from Clark Howard who gave various money savings tip including savings on prescription glasses. True enough, I found just the perfect glasses  for Joie which not only fits my budget but gives me enough savings for the Christmas. A five year old boy really needs one that has protective coating, full UV protection, protective case and microfiber cleaning cloth. Do you think he's gonna like this:

I don't have to worry ordering from Zenni Optical since there is detailed description on the website which includes the dimesion and an option on to try the glasses on different facial shapes.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Scrappy Saturday: Sketches for You

I joined Sketches for You's End of Summer Sketch A Thon. Designers will post a sketch, but the challenge is to follow either fall, school and summer themes. And here are my takes.

Sketch 1:
Look at my very onw mistable canvass tag.

Sketch 2:

 I have two interpretations for Sketch 2. I just jove that Alpha Roller stamps...just perfect for my back to school photo.

Sketch 9:

Sketch 7:

There were a total of 15 sketches and I was able to churn out on 4.