Wednesday, 15 April 2015

You Make My Heart So Happy

hello everyone! i'm sharing some love on studio calico blog today! 

 use your stash to make a mixed media layout. it's lots of fun so grab your art supplies and join me!

thanks for dropping by!


Thursday, 26 February 2015

Color Theory At Studio Calico

hello everyone! it has been sometime since i blogged! have been so busy with my new house and moving in, packing and unpacking, with almost no time to scrap and blog! however, in the mist of all the messiness i am in now, i would like to drop by today to share with you the latest class on studio calico - color theory!

i am extremely excited about this class as i am a big big fan of wilna furstenberg! i have taken some of her previous classes and her classes are always filled with beautiful layouts and wonderful videos where she will show you how she made every one of her layouts! i enjoy watching her work and i have learned so much from her! if you have not seen any of her videos before, you can check this out on the studio calico blog.

here's the description of the class!


let wilna furstenberg be your guide in learning how to use your color theory paints like a studio artist. in this class, you'll explore amazing paint techniques and tricks for creating perfect color combinations on every project.


and wilna designs the prettiest digital cut files and these will be available to you once you sign up!

enrollment for color theory will close on february 28th at 11:59pm est and class will start on 3rd march. to sign up or to find out more details on the class, click here.

lastly, thank you so much for dropping by, i will be scrapping and updating this space more often once i have settled down (which i hope is very soon). in the meanwhile, hope to see you in class! 


Sunday, 30 November 2014

Studio Calico Announcement + Park Ave Reveal

hello everyone! i'm sorry i'm so so late this month! i have been sick on and off for these 2 weeks so i haven't been online so often these days. lucky for me, ethan is good enough to give his poor mummy a break by sleeping early tonight so here i am! 

first of all, park ave is my last kit for studio calico for this term. for the coming year, i will be a contributor to the creative team. this gives me the flexibility to design only on certain months so i can make way for life and to spent more time with ethan. 

do drop by the studio calico blog to check out the talented ladies who are on the creative team and the list of contributors for the next year!

next, for the park ave reveal... 
this is what i made this month...

a trip home 
(main kit only)

the design of this layout started with me cutting the diamond chipboard into triangles. i wanted to make a layout with all the triangles scattered around. to add more layer, i used a pencil to draw more triangles and color them with watercolors. I also got inspiration from ashley's class to draw some star markings to add interest to the page. for some final touches, i added transparency die cuts, my title and journaling.

so good
(main kit only)

for this layout, my idea was to spilt the page into 2. one side with a pattered paper and simple with a photo of ethan, and the other side with white cardstock and a bit messy with a cluster of embellishments and journaling. with this idea in mind, i selected my favourite patterned paper and adhered it to a piece of white card stock. i didn't want it to be exactly half, so used a 75%-25% rule. most of my embellishments are the transparency die cuts, so to show more layering, i added some watercolors to the white cardstock

(main kit, ritz, helmsley)

 for this layout, created my own version of a christmas wreath. i used paige's digital design as a sewing template and sew the wreath with gold thread. I had lots of fun decorating with all the die cuts from ritz and used it to frame a photo taken last christmas! i kept the rest of this page rather simple and only added a title - joyful to complete the page.

let your light shine
(main kit, ritz, helmsley)

presenting my favourite layout this month! :)
the design for this layout came about when i saw the light bulbs! this page was inspired by wilna! in one of her recent layouts for webster pages, she has these cute little light bulbs hanging from the top of the page with thread. so i lifted this idea and used yellow gelato to add 'light' to the bulbs! next, base on the colors of the die cuts in helmsey, i used painted a rainbow background for my photo with gelatos. then i used the die cuts, sequins, buttons and paper clips to create a banner in front of the photo. i loved how this page turned out and how the focus of the page is still on my black and white photo!

ok, that's all i have today! i hope you enjoyed my pages and if you are interested in finding out more about studio calico's scrapbook kit, click here.

thank you so much for dropping by!


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Park Ave Sneaks

hi again! another month has just flew by and it's almost time for the reveal of studio calico december kits! once again i am in love with the december kits - park ave. it's filled with lots and lots of goodies and i thought christmas came early for me when i opened up the kits! i had the chance to play with the main scrapbook kit, add on 1 (ritz), add on 2 (helmsley) and add on 3 (waldorf)! and here's a look at what i made...

this is a sneak from my main kit only layout. i love purple and have always wanted to add some purple into my layouts however, i find it a bit of a challenge adding purple into my layouts. having said that, there is something special about the kits and it was a breeze for me to add all the tints of purple this month!

another main kit only sneak. happy that i manage to add some purple here as well! and these transparent die cuts are so cute!

for the christmas season, i made my version of a christmas wreath with this digital file designed by paige evans! i used it as a sewing template and decorated it with the floral die cuts from add on 1 ritz!

and here's a sneak of my favourite layout this month! love love love these cute light bulb die cuts from add on 2 (Helmsley)...

thanks for dropping by and see you later at reveal! remember to join us for reveal chat at 11 am EST!

subscribers reveal will be on 27th at noon EST/ 11am CST and for the rest of the public, it will go live on 27th at midnight EST/ 11pm CST.


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

SC Inspires Giveaway Winner

as the title suggest, i have a winner for the underground scrapbook kit giveaway!!!

 before i announce the winner, would like to thank all of you who left a comment on my post! i enjoyed reading through everyone of them and got to know what your favourite item in the kit! i hope you all had lots of inspiration and fun for the #scinspires blog hop! and now without further ado, the winner i picked (via is eliseg! congrats elise!!! the studio calico team will be contacting you very soon!

thank you for playing along and hope to see you soon!


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Walden Reveal

hello again! studio calico november kit - walden is now available! love the woody and fall colours in this month's scrapbook kit. the add ons are amazing as well! my favourite kit has to be concord (add on 1)! its packed to the brim with lots and lots of goodies! celine will be using this kit for her upcoming mini book workshop, so if you are taking the class, another reason why you wouldn't want to miss out on this add on! this month, we also have a christmas theme add on - pine hill (add on 2)! love the mix of pretty christmas papers and the lovely washi - i am planning to use this one for my christmas wrapping! and lastly, baker bridge (add on 3) that is full of exclusive items! now let's take a look at what i made this month!

you are my favourite hello
(main kit only)

there is something romantic about the colors in the main kit this month so i made a gift for my cousin using his wedding photo. not my usual colors that says romance but i love the soft colors of grey, peach, green and gold...

for the floral wreath above my photo, i first created a border using the washi tape. i used the walden scrapbook digital stamp to create some die cut flowers and leaves with my silhouette cameo. then i painted the die cuts in coordinating colors to match the washi tape and added the deer and badge as embellishments. i love the brush script hello designed by wilna so i made it into a cut file, paint it with black acrylic paint and used it as my part of my title. and to complete the layout, i added some ink splatters with gold mist and a big round brush. i usually create the ink splatters with the tip of the bottle nozzle but this time with the big round brush, i could see the shimmer of the mist and it's beautiful!!!

a happy day at little big
(main kit only)

i wanted to use all the pretty papers in the kit so i thought a grid design would be best! i used one of the squares for journaling, 2 for photos and the rest, i decorated with embellishments and die cuts. a quick and simple layout to put together. something new i tried with this layout was using a small brush to draw a border to frame the layout. i used gold mist here and used my precision pen to define the border. love how it turned out so i think i will use this technique again!

(main, concord, baker bridge)

this layout is a gift for my dear friend's wedding! i used gelatos to create a rainbow and layer lots of pretty embellishments over it to create a border above the photo. for added interest, i added some stamp leaves and flowers in coordinating colors. i used color theory ink pads - coral bay, blush crush and something bluei will be posting a tutorial for this layout soon so keep a lookout for it!

hello lil king
(main kit, concord, pine hill, baker bridge)

this hello stamp designed by wilna is my favourite this month! i stamp the hello in different yummy colours to create a background paper. i used color theory ink pads - sunny day, blush crush, orange countryglass slippergoing green, lime light and clean stateafter deciding on the placement of my photo, i added the title - 'lil' using the woodgrain transparent alpha from baker bridge and stitched 'king' on another piece of card stock using the amy tangerine embroidery set.  then i fussy cut each alphabet and adhere it to the layout to add more dimension.

that's all i have! i hope you enjoyed the layouts i made for this reveal! if you are interested in finding out more about studio calico's scrapbook kit, click here.

happy shopping and thank you so much for dropping by!


Monday, 27 October 2014

Walden Sneaks

hello! studio calico november kit - walden is almost here!!! i hope you are excited to see the lovely kits this month! here's a peek of what i made for the reveal...

my first sneak made with the main kit...

the best way to use every piece of the pretty patterned papers in the kit is a grid design...

love love love the pretty embellishments and stamps in add on 1 (concord)!

yummy ink colors and my favourite stamp this month! used the main kit and 3 add ons in this last layout...

thanks for dropping by and see you later at reveal!

subscribers reveal will be on 27th at noon EST/ 11am CST and for the rest of the public, it will go live on 27th at midnight EST/ 11pm CST.