Thursday, June 25, 2009

Studio Azul's June GDT!

I'm so honored to be asked by Tin Yao of Studio Azul to be the June GDT! I got this June Kit package that was soooo YUMMY, I had to start on it as soon as I had time.

Please check out the GDT feature here and the LOs here. Watch out for the project. It'll be out soon.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Something's a-brewing!

I've been busy working on several LOs and a project. I'm done with the 2 LOs, and finally finished the basics of the project. It just needs embellishment. Watch out for this last one because I'm extremely proud of the work I was able to do.

Oh, and I'm in the middle of several things too. Will update with recent news soon.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My ADS Tutorial is out!

I just found out that my tutorial is finally out. I made a tutorial for the mailboxes shown above. If you'd like to see how it's done, please head on to this site.

I'm so glad that the DTs did get to make their own version since everyone came up with such overwhelmingly GORGEOUS takes! Do check out their versions by scrolling down here. I swear, their takes really show the abundance of talent in the group. I'm hoping that others, esp. fellow Filipino scrappers, do take the chance and apply for DTs. Actually, I'm toying with reapplying but I'm just not sure if I have the time yet. I still have the next few days to think about it and to come up with a project to submit.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sneak Peek: My Artz de Scrap June Tutorial

Yup, I've been given the task of making the June Tutorial for Artz de Scrap. It's quite an honor, considering that this is the last month I'll be DT for the site. I was told to make a tutorial of anything that would be easy enough to follow. If it is too difficult, not too many people would attempt to make their own version. I'm hoping Artz de Scrap afficionados will try it out.

Here's a sneak peek of the project.
I purposedly made sure that the tutorial, to be revealed soon in the Artz de Scrap site, is easy to follow. I had made photos of every step and had to cut down on it so that it wouldn't be overwhelming. I ended up doing 2 of the same project, since Galo, my son, wanted one himself!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Artz de Scrap Altered Envelopes

This time, we were challenged to alter envelopes. I used 2 different sized envelopes which I altered using stamps, stamp inks and different colored UTEE.

After opening the envelope at the seams and hand-tearing its edges, I rubbed ink all over, with tattered rose in the middle and black at the edges. Then I used 2 stamps, a Fancy Pants From the Garden flower vine stamp and a Prima Dreamer ledger stamp. By repeating the pattern, it started to look more and more like a hankie. I embossed the flower stamp in black and rose quartz. Then I rubbed Versamark, then sprinkled black and silver UTEE and embossed them in place. This gave the envelope-wrapper lots of texture.

The smaller envelope was made into a picture frame using similar techniques but different colors. I wrapped the picture frame with the bigger peach envelope and tied it with a ribbon. I loved playing with embossing powder and UTEE so much, I can hardly believe myself that the envelopes are not made of cloth! Really fun to do. This really means that I should get more UTEE to play with!

Do check out the Artz de Scrap blog here for more inspiration from the talented DTs and RDs.

Materials: 2 different sized white envelopes (smaller one should fit inside the bigger one), Versamark, StazOn black, Color Box mini peacock, Distress Ink weathered wood, tattered rose and black soot, PA Embossing Powder black, Ranger Antiquities Embossing Powder Rose Quartz, Whispers Embossing Powder blue, UTEE black, clear and platinum, Simple Joys mocha ribbon.

Techniques: stamping, hand-tearing, smudging stamp ink, embossing.