Monday

Fun monsters


Fun-monsters

So I had these fun photos of nephews #1 & #2 wearing the novelty headgears I got them. Coincidentally my friend Karen passed me some old Bam Pop patterned papers which was perfect for these photos...


The monster on the paper saved me from titling my layout "horny" boys...now that would be terrible right? *winks*


The photos I printed were way too small and had a really distracting background so I fussy-cut the silhouettes. I painted some white gesso on the background so it looked like they were standing on clouds since there were clouds on the patterned paper.


I love the doodling design on the patterned paper so I doodled similar designs on the speech bubbles. I also did the terrible doodling on the monster's eyes...*LOL*

Playing along with ARTastic Challenge and Let's Get Sketchy.


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Friday

The 5-minute Christmas card


5-minute-Christmas-card

Okay, so I'm a little late to the Christmas party since this is my first Christmas card of the year! But I'm staying positive because this only took 5 minutes! *winks*


1. Wind cording around washi tape roll to get the shape for the wreath....1 minute
2. Choose a card base from my stack of residual-misted card bases....1 minute
3. Heat up the hot glue gun and choose an embellishment saved from last year's Christmas card....1 minute
4. Adhere the wreath and the embellishment...1 minute
5. Add little bits of Golden gold mica flakes...30 seconds.
6. Admire my handiwork....30 seconds. *LOL*


P/s: Happy weekend friends!

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Wednesday

Let's show a little kindness...


Kindness-mixed-media-canvas
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Aesop
I'm grateful for the little acts of kindness others have shown me...holding the door open for me, letting me go ahead in the queue, leaving me sweet messages in the comments*winks*...


And I try my best to treat others with kindness. I know it's so hard NOT to whine and complain. That's why we need art therapy right? *LOL*


Playing along with the City Crafter Challenge.


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Monday

Self-expression...


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This is self-expression...when a little girl [aka niece] gets frustrated with her brothers! *LOL*


Having been on a floral kick for the past few weeks, it was nice to work with my fave Dylusions ink sprays for bright pops of colour!


The first round of photos I printed were too dark so I printed another set and fussy-cut them. The old photos were used for the "background" and the silhoutte photos were adhered with 3D dots for a pop-up feel.


Playing along with Sketchabilities.

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Friday

Because I love experimenting...


Because-art-journal-page

I have been playing in my art journal every night...adding little bits of mediums and colorants and just enjoying the experimentation process.


It takes a while to complete the journal pages because I often work on multiple pages at a time across  a few art journals. This is primarily because I like my mediums to try naturally rather than speed up the process with a heat tool.


These pages were created with The Crafter's Workshop stencils, Liquitex light modelling paste and super heavy gesso, Caran D'ache Neocolor II crayons and Ecolines liquid watercolours.

Playing along with Sodalicious.


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Thursday

Follow the signs...*winks*


Follow-the-signs-layout-by-Yvonne-Yam-for-The-Crafters-Workshop

I love that my family members are always game to take "silly" photos...for a good laugh!


For instance, on the last family vacation to Taiwan, we were all about "following the signs"....



Check out the expression on my sister's face! *LOL*


A layout for The Crafter's Workshop.



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Tuesday

Fly away...a mixed media canvas


Fly-away-mixed-media-canvas

So I was lucky enough to win a pack of the Montage paper collection from Blue Fern Studios [yeah...when I was on their DT, they only had chipboard...now they have pretty papers too..*pouts*] which has put me in a fly away, romantic, floral mood of late...


I am down to my last two pieces of patterned papers and have done 3 layouts and 5 canvases...[yay, go me! *winks*]


I recently got myself a bottle of Crackle Glossy Accents which explains why you've been seeing "frames" on my projects...*LOL*


And I've also been furiously using my sewing machine...because the warranty is almost up [I got it last Christmas]...*LOL* 


Playing along with Blue Fern Studios.

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Monday

A challenge to not get my hands "dirty"...


Party-time

So I challenged myself to work on a layout without getting my hands "dirty"...aka no mists, paints or inks...old school scrapbooking.


Since the DCWV patterned papers came from a pack, they were all coordinated so it was quick to put this page together. The one for my background even had glitter on it...gotta love a paper that does all the hard work for you...*winks*


The part that took the longest time was the machine stitching...and only because I had to rethread the bobbin...why can't bobbins hold more thread, right?
Playing along with Let's Get Sketchy.


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Friday

The Great Outdoors photo display for Xyron and Paper House


Great-outdoor-photo-display
This whole week, the team at Xyron is joining the folks at Paper House Productions for a fabulous creative blog hop. I made a 6x6 photo display featuring my sister walking her "pet" at an African Safari...*winks*. Read on for a quick tutorial.
I started by cutting a piece of cardboard to 6x6 and running it through the Xyron 9" Creative Station for an even application of adhesive. Then I adhered the Paper House Productions patterned paper (The Great Outdoors mini paper pad) to the cardboard and distressed the edges for some texture.
The photo was fussy-cut and adhered to the base with the Teresa Collins Mega Runner. A graphite pencil was used to outline the silhouette and blended with a tortillion. This helped to create the illusion of depth.

I fussy-cut another piece of the same photo and propped it up with 3D foam dots. Then I decorated with Paper House Productions The Great Outdoors dimensional stickers. I also fussy-cut some elements from another sheet of patterned paper and adhered to the base with Teresa Collins Clear Hold Adhesive.

Then I pulled the elements together by painting the "scene" with Silks Acrylic Glazes.


Don't forget to leave a comment at the Xyron blog for your chance at a great giveaway! :)


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Thursday

Monogram tag


Monogram-tag


I love monograms. 


Good thing my first and last names both start with "Y" so I can scatter my decorated monograms all over the house without raising any eyebrows. *winks*


If you love monograms, come join in the fun with LESSology Challenge #42: Monogram.



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