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.