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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Mother's Day Layout with Fabrika Decoru Supplies


Hi guys! 

It's Mabel here and I'm back with a layout I made especially for Mother's Day using the collection 'Especially for Her'. See the pun there? This collection is wonderfully appropriate for Mother's Day with the sweet color scheme and pretty blooms available to fussy-cut. 

My layout is inspired by this month's Fabrika Decoru's challenge and More than Words challenge. For more information, click on the image below, it'll direct you straight to the challenge post. You can also check out wonderful samples from other designers as well!



Ta-da! The final look came out a little different from what I had imagine but nonetheless, I still love it! It was simple, clean-cut and yet full of details. It came out a little different from the moodboard, but it's okay, since it's up to one's imagination right?


I had use my markers in black and white to create some additional interest to the background and to write my greetings. Sometimes, freehand drawing looks so much better than stamped images. 


See the bricks on the background, I had created it using acrylic paints and makeup sponge, by stamping it over the stencil. Since my background is dark, it is important to use paints with certain degree of opaqueness such that the colors will pop. 




Isn't the white-washed, grainy looking background gorgeous? I had created that effect using my palette knife and heavy white gesso. Simply pick up some gesso on the flat side of the palette knife and press it down on the paper to tap of the excess. Once you have minimal amount of gesso on your palette knife, swipe it across your background to create this distress look. Control the amount of gesso you use depending on how 'grainy' you want your background to be!



That's all for this post!
Just a quick shout out to everyone out there, it's Mother's Day soon, do spend some quality time with your family!

Cheers!








Saturday, 13 May 2017

Sweet Baby Girl Mini Album with Fabrika Decoru's Supplies


Hi Guys! 
It's Mabel here and I'm back to share with you a cute little album I made with Fabrika Decoru's new collection, Sweet Baby Girl.

Remember I did a mixed media box a few post back? Click HERE to see it.
So I was inspired to create something that fit in the box, hence the idea of making an album came up. It was such a coincidence that I happened to receive a 8 x 8 inches paper pad from the Sweet Baby Girl collection, so I made full use of it.

I had challenged myself to use only the papers from that collection. I did cheat a little adding some extra embellishments of my own but I promised this album is 99% from the new collection. It goes to show how little supplies are needed to create something pretty.




Friday, 5 May 2017

Altered Beer Bottle with Fabrika Decoru's Products


Hi Guys!

I'm super excited to show you my altered piece - Mixed Media Vase made from a beer bottle!


My inspiration of this mixed media vase came from my desire to find something to how these pretty dried flowers I have gotten. I realized the vases I had in my house were too modern or unsuitable for these flowers. So with a beer on my hand, I was inspired to create something from scratch and something that was rustic and grungy in contract with the femininity of the flowers.



Friday, 28 April 2017

Mixed Media Treasure Box with Fabrika Decoru's Supplies


Hi Guys! 

It's Mabel here and I'm back to share with you a mixed media treasure box with Fabrika Decoru's supplies.


I had always been fascinated with textures especially when I'm doing an altered project. This treasure box is of no exception. I had used cheese cloth along with crackle texture paste and marble particles texture paste to create this effect. Choosing and adding colours to it was a breeze. The crevices of the textures will 'trap' the colours and make the textures more revealing. 










End of the project by highlighting the textures with a contrasting colours. You can try using white paints or gesso. I had used a mixture of white gesso and coloured waxes.

That's all for my post today.
Hope you like my project!

Have a great day ahead~







Thursday, 13 April 2017

Little Aliens Rosettes with Fabrika Decoru's Products


Hi guys! 
It's Mabel here again to share with you what I usually do for party decoration!



I love rosettes, they are easy to make and so pleasing to the eye. By making rosette of assorted sizes with different center arrangement, you can easily create an awesome and eye-catching background for parties.


These are just some of the pieces I made for a little boy's birthday party using mainly the Space Adventure Collection from Fabrika Decoru and some other tiny embellishments.


Friday, 31 March 2017

Words & Paintery and Kaisercraft March Challenge


Hi Guys!

I'm back again showcasing a layout I did inspired by both Words & Paintery moodboard and Kaisercraft's Sketch Challenge.


Click on image for challenge info

Click on image for challenge info
Here's my take of both challenges!








Supplies Used

Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Tropical Water
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Spearmint
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Coastal Blue
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Violet
Kaisercraft 12x12" Stencil - Mandala
Kaisercraft Wildflower Paper Collection - In Bloom
Kaisercraft Wildflower Paper Collection - Flowering
Kaisercraft Wildflower Paper Collection - Vines
Kaisercraft Wildflower Paper Collection - Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft Blue Bay Paper Collection - Azure


That's all for this week!







Monday, 20 March 2017

Fabrika Decoru March Inspiration



Hi guys! 
I'm back again to bring you some inspiration for Fabrika Decoru's March moodboard.



Initially when I'm attempting this moodboard, I thought that it is a challenging combination of colours, but after delving myself into the project, everything came naturally and it became a breeze to create. So if you felt challenged with this moodboard, don't worry! Take things slowly and have fun along the way!

Click on the moodboard below to take you to the challenge page. You can also check out more inspirations done by other fabulous artists!


I'm also inspired by More than Words Challenge of using a butterfly! It's so coincidental since I was ready to grab my butterfly stamp and dies set from Sizzix.
(Click on the image to direct you to challenge page)


This is my take of the challenge moodboard. Instead of being influenced by the picture from Fabrika Decoru, I was more attracted to the colour scheme although it was quite challenging for me initially.

I had used assorted Fabrika Decoru's watercolour inks (which I'll link them down below), and I had purposely coloured them at different sections of the canvas and the star as I want to prevent the colours from muddying up. This would usually occur when you layer colours before drying each layer, or when you layer contrasting colours (i.e. green and purple).








That's all for my post!

To see more of my projects, follow me at the links below!

Blog: http://mabsdesigns.blogspot.sg/ (Click on the subscribe tool on the right of the blog)





Saturday, 20 May 2017

Mother's Day Layout with Fabrika Decoru Supplies


Hi guys! 

It's Mabel here and I'm back with a layout I made especially for Mother's Day using the collection 'Especially for Her'. See the pun there? This collection is wonderfully appropriate for Mother's Day with the sweet color scheme and pretty blooms available to fussy-cut. 

My layout is inspired by this month's Fabrika Decoru's challenge and More than Words challenge. For more information, click on the image below, it'll direct you straight to the challenge post. You can also check out wonderful samples from other designers as well!



Ta-da! The final look came out a little different from what I had imagine but nonetheless, I still love it! It was simple, clean-cut and yet full of details. It came out a little different from the moodboard, but it's okay, since it's up to one's imagination right?


I had use my markers in black and white to create some additional interest to the background and to write my greetings. Sometimes, freehand drawing looks so much better than stamped images. 


See the bricks on the background, I had created it using acrylic paints and makeup sponge, by stamping it over the stencil. Since my background is dark, it is important to use paints with certain degree of opaqueness such that the colors will pop. 




Isn't the white-washed, grainy looking background gorgeous? I had created that effect using my palette knife and heavy white gesso. Simply pick up some gesso on the flat side of the palette knife and press it down on the paper to tap of the excess. Once you have minimal amount of gesso on your palette knife, swipe it across your background to create this distress look. Control the amount of gesso you use depending on how 'grainy' you want your background to be!



That's all for this post!
Just a quick shout out to everyone out there, it's Mother's Day soon, do spend some quality time with your family!

Cheers!








Saturday, 13 May 2017

Sweet Baby Girl Mini Album with Fabrika Decoru's Supplies


Hi Guys! 
It's Mabel here and I'm back to share with you a cute little album I made with Fabrika Decoru's new collection, Sweet Baby Girl.

Remember I did a mixed media box a few post back? Click HERE to see it.
So I was inspired to create something that fit in the box, hence the idea of making an album came up. It was such a coincidence that I happened to receive a 8 x 8 inches paper pad from the Sweet Baby Girl collection, so I made full use of it.

I had challenged myself to use only the papers from that collection. I did cheat a little adding some extra embellishments of my own but I promised this album is 99% from the new collection. It goes to show how little supplies are needed to create something pretty.




Friday, 5 May 2017

Altered Beer Bottle with Fabrika Decoru's Products


Hi Guys!

I'm super excited to show you my altered piece - Mixed Media Vase made from a beer bottle!


My inspiration of this mixed media vase came from my desire to find something to how these pretty dried flowers I have gotten. I realized the vases I had in my house were too modern or unsuitable for these flowers. So with a beer on my hand, I was inspired to create something from scratch and something that was rustic and grungy in contract with the femininity of the flowers.



Friday, 28 April 2017

Mixed Media Treasure Box with Fabrika Decoru's Supplies


Hi Guys! 

It's Mabel here and I'm back to share with you a mixed media treasure box with Fabrika Decoru's supplies.


I had always been fascinated with textures especially when I'm doing an altered project. This treasure box is of no exception. I had used cheese cloth along with crackle texture paste and marble particles texture paste to create this effect. Choosing and adding colours to it was a breeze. The crevices of the textures will 'trap' the colours and make the textures more revealing. 










End of the project by highlighting the textures with a contrasting colours. You can try using white paints or gesso. I had used a mixture of white gesso and coloured waxes.

That's all for my post today.
Hope you like my project!

Have a great day ahead~







Thursday, 13 April 2017

Little Aliens Rosettes with Fabrika Decoru's Products


Hi guys! 
It's Mabel here again to share with you what I usually do for party decoration!



I love rosettes, they are easy to make and so pleasing to the eye. By making rosette of assorted sizes with different center arrangement, you can easily create an awesome and eye-catching background for parties.


These are just some of the pieces I made for a little boy's birthday party using mainly the Space Adventure Collection from Fabrika Decoru and some other tiny embellishments.


Friday, 31 March 2017

Words & Paintery and Kaisercraft March Challenge


Hi Guys!

I'm back again showcasing a layout I did inspired by both Words & Paintery moodboard and Kaisercraft's Sketch Challenge.


Click on image for challenge info

Click on image for challenge info
Here's my take of both challenges!








Supplies Used

Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Tropical Water
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Spearmint
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Coastal Blue
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint - Violet
Kaisercraft 12x12" Stencil - Mandala
Kaisercraft Wildflower Paper Collection - In Bloom
Kaisercraft Wildflower Paper Collection - Flowering
Kaisercraft Wildflower Paper Collection - Vines
Kaisercraft Wildflower Paper Collection - Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft Blue Bay Paper Collection - Azure


That's all for this week!







Monday, 20 March 2017

Fabrika Decoru March Inspiration



Hi guys! 
I'm back again to bring you some inspiration for Fabrika Decoru's March moodboard.



Initially when I'm attempting this moodboard, I thought that it is a challenging combination of colours, but after delving myself into the project, everything came naturally and it became a breeze to create. So if you felt challenged with this moodboard, don't worry! Take things slowly and have fun along the way!

Click on the moodboard below to take you to the challenge page. You can also check out more inspirations done by other fabulous artists!


I'm also inspired by More than Words Challenge of using a butterfly! It's so coincidental since I was ready to grab my butterfly stamp and dies set from Sizzix.
(Click on the image to direct you to challenge page)


This is my take of the challenge moodboard. Instead of being influenced by the picture from Fabrika Decoru, I was more attracted to the colour scheme although it was quite challenging for me initially.

I had used assorted Fabrika Decoru's watercolour inks (which I'll link them down below), and I had purposely coloured them at different sections of the canvas and the star as I want to prevent the colours from muddying up. This would usually occur when you layer colours before drying each layer, or when you layer contrasting colours (i.e. green and purple).








That's all for my post!

To see more of my projects, follow me at the links below!

Blog: http://mabsdesigns.blogspot.sg/ (Click on the subscribe tool on the right of the blog)





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