Sunday, April 26, 2009

Post-Easter Altered Eggs

I recently altered some real egg shells. I wanted to make my own Faberge' Eggs ever since I've seen one on tv when I was a child. By taking out the yolk and albumin, and using only the complete egg shell, I made my own egg art. Friends who saw these eggs, all of them scrappers, have been encouraging me to send them to a magazine for publishing. (Because I'm going to submit it for publication, I can't have the photos up yet. My apologies!) A few have asked me to make a demonstration as well. I'm hoping that the eggs do get accepted for publishing because they really are too pretty not to be shared. If possible, I'd like to write a "How To..." article even. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Artz de Scrap Happy Easter Banner

I've had these wonderful Grungeboard alphas which I haven't even used once! When the time came for us to come up with a banner, I just had to use the alphas. I used both the original and the textured stripe. To color it, I rubbed 3 different colored Colorbox stamp pads in Peacock, Peony and Moss Green, then stamped Inque Boutique See-D's Savoir Faire majestic Flight scroll with StazOn Black.

I cut egg-shapes out of tracing paper, rubbed Glimmer Mist Merlot at the sides using a cottonball. This gave the paper eggs more definition, making them look more 3-D. I also stamped the same scroll using Ancient Page Plum Wine stamp ink this time. to give the paper eggs some character. I also sprinkled clear glitter on it to give it some sparkle. After adhering the alphas, I punched 2 sides of each egg paper and attached mm Sky eyelets. To connect each egg, I used miscellaneous cloth flowers in purple and blue found in Kamuning. Each flower is attached to a wire which made it perfect as a decorative accent and as a connector to each paper egg. Pebbles ribbons in purple and light blue complete the look

To see the wonderful creations of the other DT and RD members of Artz de Scrap, please visit this site here.

Materials: Tim Holtz' Idea-ology Grungeboard Alphas (plain & stripe), Elit Tracing Paper, Tatttered Angels Glimmer Mist Merlot, StazOn Black, Ancient Page Plum Wine, mm Sky eyelets, Leeho glitter, Pebbles striped ribbons in purple and light blue, miscellaneous cloth flowers with wires. Stamp used: Inque Boutique See-D's Savoir Faire Majestic Flight scroll.

Techniques: Stamping, rubbing edges with Glimmer Mist, rubbing alphas with stamp ink, spreading glitter across stamped images.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Artz de Scrap Teaser

Here's a teaser for my Artz de Scrap tutorial take. Do head on to the Artz de Scrap blog It will come out soon.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bored Waiting, ScrapJam LO & RAK

ScrapJam immediately followed our return trip from HK (literally the night before!) so I barely had time to have photos made and get ready for scrapping. Of course, I thought I was pretty well-equipped for the event, only to find out I didn't bring my cutting mat, my blade, photo tape, sander, Maya scrolls, flowers, ribbons, etc. I had to borrow from my scrap buddies just to make it through!

Hence, when judging for the LO came, I didn't expect to win, nor even place as a runner-up at all! With great scrappers, Lee, Bjay and Donna, in my table blowing our minds with their skills, plus the talents of Cabbie, Mia, Nita, Au, Alby, Jeanie, Gracie, and so many others present, I just didn't have a chance. Still, I just went for my target of making 1 finished LO given everything stacked against me.

We were required to use the 3 papers given to us, plus Thickers bought on the spot, and also to use any stamp. Good thing, I had my Studio Azul Kit with me so I was able to use the boy stamp and the tag provided therein. The tag was great as a hidden journal, and fortunately, Scrapbooks-Hawaii sold ribbons of the exact color as the papers I got!

I decided to put the 3 papers one on top of the other, making some kind of stairs. I made the kraft paper as the first base, with the brown, then the red pp on top. In order to fit the 12x12 size, I had to recut these papers so that the total will still fit my albums. I also hand-tore some of the edges.

Journal: April 3, 2009. Hongkong International Airport. You were hungry, thirsty, tired & bored, waiting for our return trip to Manila. You're a real trooper.

Techniques used: Stamping, layering of papers, hand-tearing and rolling of edges for distressing, folding of papers and photos plus sanding to make white lines across everything, crackle painting the undressed Thickers in 2 colors, rubbing 2 Glimmer Mists on the edges of the kraft paper (without shaking the bottles to lessen the glimmer part), handwritten journal.

Materials used: Basic Grey pps, SR pp, misc. kraft paper, Thickers Shoebox, Prima Accents Cavalier Collection Brads, Studio Azul Kit tag, mm Love 2 ribbons, 7 Gypsies Gaffer Tape, Ranger Distress Crackle Paints (Tattered Rose, Shabby Shutters, Aged Mahogany, Brushed Pewter), StazOn Black & White Stamp Inks. Stamps used: Studio Azul Kit Boy & Girl Stamp, Prima My Rose Ledger & Postage Stamps.

Here's the RAK I luckily won! Thanks, Marisa of Scrapbooks-Hawaii, Yoyin and the ScrapJam Team! Love the RAK!

Artz de Scrap Altered Notebook

Remember those angel telephone directories we used to make in the Philippines eons ago? Well, it so happened, Artz de Scrap asked us to alter notebooks for this month's project. Unfortunately, I was out of the country and didn't have a notebook to alter with me. I ended up using 5 HK Disneyland coupon booklets instead which I've attached together.

After folding each page, I painted the edges with blue acrylic, then used glitter glue to draw stars on them. I placed a photo of my son inside a glass christmas ball, stuck a popsicle stick inside and inserted it on top of the coupon booklet body. To top it, I placed a Mickey Mouse Magician's Hat. Just something to remember our recent trip. Also, it was a good excuse for me to fold all those pages while waiting for our flight!

To see and be inspired by the wonderful altered notebook creations of the Artz de Scrap Team, please visit this site: