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Friday, 25 December 2015

Mixed Media Layout + GIVEAWAY!!!


Hi Guys! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

It's been awhile since I last blogged about my crafty projects since I've been BUSY BUSY BUSY! If you have been following me on my Instagram (@mabelsim) or on my Facebook page (thecraftminded), you would've realised that I conducted my first workshop for Fujifilm (insert *squeal*) at Harvey Norman Millenia Walk for their new photos and scrapbooking store called Wonder Photo Shop by Fujifilm. It's a very exciting experience for me to venture into something more than sitting in front of the camera and filming or taking photos for tutorials so I would really have to thank Fujifilm and a dear friend of mine for offering me this awesome opportunity.

I'm feeling particularly happy this christmas season so I intend to organise a 
GIVEAWAY!!! 
WOOHOO!!!


Stand a chance to win all of these awesome products by simply doing the following steps:
1. Subscribe to my YouTube channel (CLICK HERE!)
2. Follow me on my Instagram (CLICK HERE!)
3. Tag a friend on my Instagram GIVEAWAY post

THAT'S IT!!
I will be announcing a random winner on 5 Jan 2016
The more friends you tagged in that instagram post, the more chance you get stand to win!
This is opened to international participants as well!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Anyway, back to the topic for today, I'm doing a mixed media layout for Scrap Around the World's last challenge. It's pretty sad to see this awesome challenge blog coming to an end as I really enjoyed challenging myself with their monthly moodboards. So no matter how busy I was, I gotta participate this last challenge. 

Click HERE for more details


As you can see, apart from the colour scheme, my layout is inspired by different elements of the moodboard, including the floral 'wreath' and the gold glitter. 

Here are some close up shots.




View the entire process here!!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Supplies Used

ColourArte Twinkling H20’s

ColourArte Primary Elements

ColourArte Silks

Others
Kraft Cardstock
Kaisercraft ‘Recollection’ Patterned Paper
Kaisercraft ‘Tiny Dots’ Stamp
Crate Paper ‘Darling’ Patterned Paper
Sizzix ‘3D Flowers’ Bigz Dies
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set ‘Tiny Tattered Florals
American Crafts ‘Open Book’ Thickers
Prima Marketing Stamp Set ‘Glorious Fauna’
Prima Marketing Lace Trim
Prima Marketing Clear Gesso
Prima Marketing White Gesso
Prima Marketing Black Gesso
Memento StazOn ‘Jet Black’ Ink Pad
Cheese Cloth
Robin’s Nest Dew Drops


That's all for today! Hope you like my video tutorial! 
Leave some love in the comment section below to let me know what you think!
Remember to participate in the GIVEAWAY!

SEEYA~!

Saturday, 5 December 2015

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Quick and Simple Christmas Snowflake Card


Christmas is coming soon everyone!
It's definitely one of my favourite festival of the year with all those merry and cheerful christmas vibes going on. 

If you have not started preparing beautiful christmas cards for your pals, do it now!

I've created a video tutorial for the quick and simple card I'm showing you. It's quick because I made 7 of these cards under 1.5 hours! If I can do it, so can you!









Supplies Used

ColourArte
Twinkling H20s

ColourArte
Primary Elements

Others
Acetate
White Yardstick
Simon Says Stamp's Eliza Snowflake Die
Simon Says Stamp's Merry Christmas Dies
Prima Marketing Watercolour Paper
Black Glitter Cardstock
Hero Arts Fine Clear Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink Pad
Sizzix Big Shot Machine

That's all for this post!
Thanks for reading! :)

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Video Tutorial: How to make Mixed Media Pen Holder from scratch


Hi Guys!

I'm back today with a video tutorial on how to make your own pen holder from scratch. 

I desperately need a new pen holder for my increasing collection of pens, hence I decided to make one myself by recycling toilet roll. 

Here are some close up photos of the outcome. 







You can view the process video here!



List of Supplies

ColourArte Silks

ColourArte Primary Elements

Others
Toilet Roll
MME ‘Christmas on Market Street’ Enamel Dots
Assorted Mulberry Flowers
Prima Marketing Flowers
Prima Marketing Copper Crackle Texture Paste
Prima Marketing Checker Stamp
Prima Marketing Art Sugar Light Pink
 Liquitex Modeling Paste
Liquitex White Gesso
Tim Holtz ‘Stripes’ Stencil
Papertrey Ink ‘The Sweet Life’ Stamps and Dies
Floral Lace
13arts Black Gesso
Cardboards

__________________________________________________________


The colour scheme was inspired by Words & Paintery's moodboard. 


You can view more information about their challenge HERE

That's all for this post!
Do follow my blog by entering your email on the right panel to see more tutorials! :)
Thanks for reading! 






Thursday, 29 October 2015

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Family Day


Hi! I'm back again!
New video tutorial is up now if you haven seen it!

As usual, I made this for my design team project for Colourarte. It's really a memorable day for me to bring my parents to Universal Studio Singapore for a special night out. We couldn't resist to take multiple photos with the iconic castle from Far Far Away! They had fun, I had fun, it's really a magical night. 

As you can see, I decided to go for bold colours this time round, along with the beautiful patterned paper from Blue Fern Studios that's super thick as compared to other brands and works really good if you intend to apply tons of mediums. 


Some closeup shots to see how awesome Colourarte's products are. 








Here's the supply list!


Colourarte Twinkling H20’s

Colourarte Primary Elements

Others
Blue Fern Studios ‘Dans Le Jardin’ PP
Blue Fern Studio ‘Collage Frame’ Chipboard
Petaloo Flowers
Prima Marketing Flowers
Prima Marketing Stencil ‘Lace Trim’
13arts Stencil ‘Tattered Grid’
Stamper Anonymous Stamp ‘Sketch Elements’
Kaisercraft Stamp ‘Tiny Dots’
Kaisercraft Stamp ‘Journal’
Liquitex Modeling Paste
Liquitex White Gesso
Liquitex Texture Paste ‘Glass Beads’
Daler Rowney Clear Gesso
Cheese Cloth
Memento StazOn Black Ink Pad
Martha Stewart Adhesive Silkscreen on Vellum
Dear Lizzy Thickers ‘Glitter Vanilla’
-----------------------------------------------------

I actually did my layout based on this BFS sketch. I think my usage of 2 photos and my over-enthusiasm of using the paints somehow made layout looks different from the sketch. *OOPS*

Anyway, you can view the details of the challenge HERE!


That's all for this post!
See y'all soon!




Saturday, 10 October 2015

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Somewhere Over the Rainbow Mixed Media Layout

 
Hi Guys!
I'm back again with a video tutorial for Colourarte Design Team.
 
This is a rather special blog post designed to the Breast Cancer Awareness Month that Colourarte took part in. I have to admit that this layout has got nothing to do with breast cancer, but I know that rainbow always comes after rain! Remember the beauty in life and stay positive!
 
 
http://www.colourarte.com/
 
Please feel free to donate National Breast Cancer Foundation to the people in need of your help by clicking on the image below.
https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-donations
 
I've also taken my inspiration from Scrap Around the World October Moodboard.
You can check them out over HERE!
 

Here's the final look of the layout!





 
 
 
Supplies List

 

Hopeful Honeysuckle
Courageous
Dreams Bloom
Luv-u-pink
Lucky Apple
Good News
Colourarte Primary Elements
 
Others
Heidi Swapp 'Ticket to Ride' PP
Prima Marketing Flowers
Prima Marketing Stencil 'Checker'
Prima Marketing Checker Stamp
Kaisercraft Stamps
Liquitex Modeling Paste
Liquitex White Gesso
Liquitex Resin Sand
Daler Rowney Clear Gesso
Blue Fern Studio Chipboard
SewEasy Fancy Floss
2Crafty Chipboard 'Somewhere over the Rainbow'
 
 
That's all for this post. 
Thanks for reading! 
Do like and subscribe to my channel if you want to see more tutorials! Visit the links below! :)

Stay Connected with Colourarte!

Visit me at:


 
 


 


 
 
 
 


 



 

Sunday, 27 September 2015

HAPPY GRADUATION VIDEO TUTORIAL: Colourarte Mixed Media Layout


Hi Guys! I'm back again with a video tutorial for my Colourarte Design Team. This time round, I created a mixed media layout as a gift to my bestie as a gift to celebrate her graduation and officially stepping foot into the society.

This time round I was inspired by the moodboard from Paper Dvizhnik. I love how vibrant the colours are and these are also one of my favourite combination of colours. 

So sit back, relax and enjoy the video tutorial!



Here are some closeups for this mixed media layout. 









Here are the list of supplies I used

White Cardstock
Prima Marketing Flowers
Prima Marketing Doily Die
Dear Lizzy Stencil
Crate Paper Notes & Things
Martha Stewart Adhesive Silkscreen
Vellum
Brayer
Liquitex White Gesso
Makeup Sponge
Assorted Pattern Papers
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint Candy
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint Seabreeze
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint Slate
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint Hot Pink


That's all for this post. 
Thanks for reading! 
Do like and subscribe to my channel if you want to see more tutorials! Visit the links below! :)

Stay Connected with Colourarte!

Visit me at:


Friday, 25 December 2015

Mixed Media Layout + GIVEAWAY!!!


Hi Guys! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

It's been awhile since I last blogged about my crafty projects since I've been BUSY BUSY BUSY! If you have been following me on my Instagram (@mabelsim) or on my Facebook page (thecraftminded), you would've realised that I conducted my first workshop for Fujifilm (insert *squeal*) at Harvey Norman Millenia Walk for their new photos and scrapbooking store called Wonder Photo Shop by Fujifilm. It's a very exciting experience for me to venture into something more than sitting in front of the camera and filming or taking photos for tutorials so I would really have to thank Fujifilm and a dear friend of mine for offering me this awesome opportunity.

I'm feeling particularly happy this christmas season so I intend to organise a 
GIVEAWAY!!! 
WOOHOO!!!


Stand a chance to win all of these awesome products by simply doing the following steps:
1. Subscribe to my YouTube channel (CLICK HERE!)
2. Follow me on my Instagram (CLICK HERE!)
3. Tag a friend on my Instagram GIVEAWAY post

THAT'S IT!!
I will be announcing a random winner on 5 Jan 2016
The more friends you tagged in that instagram post, the more chance you get stand to win!
This is opened to international participants as well!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Anyway, back to the topic for today, I'm doing a mixed media layout for Scrap Around the World's last challenge. It's pretty sad to see this awesome challenge blog coming to an end as I really enjoyed challenging myself with their monthly moodboards. So no matter how busy I was, I gotta participate this last challenge. 

Click HERE for more details


As you can see, apart from the colour scheme, my layout is inspired by different elements of the moodboard, including the floral 'wreath' and the gold glitter. 

Here are some close up shots.




View the entire process here!!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Supplies Used

ColourArte Twinkling H20’s

ColourArte Primary Elements

ColourArte Silks

Others
Kraft Cardstock
Kaisercraft ‘Recollection’ Patterned Paper
Kaisercraft ‘Tiny Dots’ Stamp
Crate Paper ‘Darling’ Patterned Paper
Sizzix ‘3D Flowers’ Bigz Dies
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set ‘Tiny Tattered Florals
American Crafts ‘Open Book’ Thickers
Prima Marketing Stamp Set ‘Glorious Fauna’
Prima Marketing Lace Trim
Prima Marketing Clear Gesso
Prima Marketing White Gesso
Prima Marketing Black Gesso
Memento StazOn ‘Jet Black’ Ink Pad
Cheese Cloth
Robin’s Nest Dew Drops


That's all for today! Hope you like my video tutorial! 
Leave some love in the comment section below to let me know what you think!
Remember to participate in the GIVEAWAY!

SEEYA~!

Saturday, 5 December 2015

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Quick and Simple Christmas Snowflake Card


Christmas is coming soon everyone!
It's definitely one of my favourite festival of the year with all those merry and cheerful christmas vibes going on. 

If you have not started preparing beautiful christmas cards for your pals, do it now!

I've created a video tutorial for the quick and simple card I'm showing you. It's quick because I made 7 of these cards under 1.5 hours! If I can do it, so can you!









Supplies Used

ColourArte
Twinkling H20s

ColourArte
Primary Elements

Others
Acetate
White Yardstick
Simon Says Stamp's Eliza Snowflake Die
Simon Says Stamp's Merry Christmas Dies
Prima Marketing Watercolour Paper
Black Glitter Cardstock
Hero Arts Fine Clear Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink Pad
Sizzix Big Shot Machine

That's all for this post!
Thanks for reading! :)

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Video Tutorial: How to make Mixed Media Pen Holder from scratch


Hi Guys!

I'm back today with a video tutorial on how to make your own pen holder from scratch. 

I desperately need a new pen holder for my increasing collection of pens, hence I decided to make one myself by recycling toilet roll. 

Here are some close up photos of the outcome. 







You can view the process video here!



List of Supplies

ColourArte Silks

ColourArte Primary Elements

Others
Toilet Roll
MME ‘Christmas on Market Street’ Enamel Dots
Assorted Mulberry Flowers
Prima Marketing Flowers
Prima Marketing Copper Crackle Texture Paste
Prima Marketing Checker Stamp
Prima Marketing Art Sugar Light Pink
 Liquitex Modeling Paste
Liquitex White Gesso
Tim Holtz ‘Stripes’ Stencil
Papertrey Ink ‘The Sweet Life’ Stamps and Dies
Floral Lace
13arts Black Gesso
Cardboards

__________________________________________________________


The colour scheme was inspired by Words & Paintery's moodboard. 


You can view more information about their challenge HERE

That's all for this post!
Do follow my blog by entering your email on the right panel to see more tutorials! :)
Thanks for reading! 






Thursday, 29 October 2015

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Family Day


Hi! I'm back again!
New video tutorial is up now if you haven seen it!

As usual, I made this for my design team project for Colourarte. It's really a memorable day for me to bring my parents to Universal Studio Singapore for a special night out. We couldn't resist to take multiple photos with the iconic castle from Far Far Away! They had fun, I had fun, it's really a magical night. 

As you can see, I decided to go for bold colours this time round, along with the beautiful patterned paper from Blue Fern Studios that's super thick as compared to other brands and works really good if you intend to apply tons of mediums. 


Some closeup shots to see how awesome Colourarte's products are. 








Here's the supply list!


Colourarte Twinkling H20’s

Colourarte Primary Elements

Others
Blue Fern Studios ‘Dans Le Jardin’ PP
Blue Fern Studio ‘Collage Frame’ Chipboard
Petaloo Flowers
Prima Marketing Flowers
Prima Marketing Stencil ‘Lace Trim’
13arts Stencil ‘Tattered Grid’
Stamper Anonymous Stamp ‘Sketch Elements’
Kaisercraft Stamp ‘Tiny Dots’
Kaisercraft Stamp ‘Journal’
Liquitex Modeling Paste
Liquitex White Gesso
Liquitex Texture Paste ‘Glass Beads’
Daler Rowney Clear Gesso
Cheese Cloth
Memento StazOn Black Ink Pad
Martha Stewart Adhesive Silkscreen on Vellum
Dear Lizzy Thickers ‘Glitter Vanilla’
-----------------------------------------------------

I actually did my layout based on this BFS sketch. I think my usage of 2 photos and my over-enthusiasm of using the paints somehow made layout looks different from the sketch. *OOPS*

Anyway, you can view the details of the challenge HERE!


That's all for this post!
See y'all soon!




Saturday, 10 October 2015

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Somewhere Over the Rainbow Mixed Media Layout

 
Hi Guys!
I'm back again with a video tutorial for Colourarte Design Team.
 
This is a rather special blog post designed to the Breast Cancer Awareness Month that Colourarte took part in. I have to admit that this layout has got nothing to do with breast cancer, but I know that rainbow always comes after rain! Remember the beauty in life and stay positive!
 
 
http://www.colourarte.com/
 
Please feel free to donate National Breast Cancer Foundation to the people in need of your help by clicking on the image below.
https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-donations
 
I've also taken my inspiration from Scrap Around the World October Moodboard.
You can check them out over HERE!
 

Here's the final look of the layout!





 
 
 
Supplies List

 

Hopeful Honeysuckle
Courageous
Dreams Bloom
Luv-u-pink
Lucky Apple
Good News
Colourarte Primary Elements
 
Others
Heidi Swapp 'Ticket to Ride' PP
Prima Marketing Flowers
Prima Marketing Stencil 'Checker'
Prima Marketing Checker Stamp
Kaisercraft Stamps
Liquitex Modeling Paste
Liquitex White Gesso
Liquitex Resin Sand
Daler Rowney Clear Gesso
Blue Fern Studio Chipboard
SewEasy Fancy Floss
2Crafty Chipboard 'Somewhere over the Rainbow'
 
 
That's all for this post. 
Thanks for reading! 
Do like and subscribe to my channel if you want to see more tutorials! Visit the links below! :)

Stay Connected with Colourarte!

Visit me at:


 
 


 


 
 
 
 


 



 

Sunday, 27 September 2015

HAPPY GRADUATION VIDEO TUTORIAL: Colourarte Mixed Media Layout


Hi Guys! I'm back again with a video tutorial for my Colourarte Design Team. This time round, I created a mixed media layout as a gift to my bestie as a gift to celebrate her graduation and officially stepping foot into the society.

This time round I was inspired by the moodboard from Paper Dvizhnik. I love how vibrant the colours are and these are also one of my favourite combination of colours. 

So sit back, relax and enjoy the video tutorial!



Here are some closeups for this mixed media layout. 









Here are the list of supplies I used

White Cardstock
Prima Marketing Flowers
Prima Marketing Doily Die
Dear Lizzy Stencil
Crate Paper Notes & Things
Martha Stewart Adhesive Silkscreen
Vellum
Brayer
Liquitex White Gesso
Makeup Sponge
Assorted Pattern Papers
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint Candy
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint Seabreeze
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint Slate
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint Hot Pink


That's all for this post. 
Thanks for reading! 
Do like and subscribe to my channel if you want to see more tutorials! Visit the links below! :)

Stay Connected with Colourarte!

Visit me at:


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