Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New Calligraphy classes at PaperMarket

I'll be running some calligraphy classes in March and April at PaperMarket. There'll be an introductory class and an intermediate class. As of yesterday, all the March classes are filled. Thank you so much for your support, everyone!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentine's Day Card

A card for Valentine's Day using Graphic 45's Botanical Tea, Prima flowers and crystals.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Calligraphy & Christmas Cards

It's been some time since I blogged here. I've been busy with my new hobby, calligraphy. And I'm really pleased to share that I will be teaching a few calligraphy classes at PaperMarket this month.

The hands-on classes will take you through the basic letterforms of modern calligraphy and how to write with an oblique holder. And because Christmas is coming up, you'll be designing your own Christmas cards at the end of the class, with your personalized calligraphy greeting. All material will be provided in the class, including an oblique holder, ink and inkpot, flexible pointed nibs and material to make Christmas cards and tags. Come join the class with a friend. I hope to see you there. More details on the class and PaperMarket's event can be found here: http://www.papermarket.com.sg/freshnews/2014/10/28/08-nov-party-invites-come-join-us/

Friday, August 29, 2014

Altered Vintage Pencil Box

I had this plain wooden box which I was using to house my calligraphy supplies and after seeing its potential, I decided to give it a new lease of life. Given that it would be used to house calligraphy supplies, which included some vintage nibs, I decided to alter the box in a vintage style.

I used Prima's Time Traveller's Memories collection, plus Prima flowers and lace. I also added some metal ephemera and muslin for more of that vintage-shabby look.

I like it when altered objects are both functional and pretty to look at.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Painting with Glimmer Mists

I decided to try painting with My Tattered Angels' Glimmer Mists yesterday and was pleasant surprised by the results. The mists work very much like water colours and best of all, they give off a glimmery sheen when dry.

Oh and please excuse the artwork. I haven't done any painting since school. And that was a long time ago. :D

Friday, August 8, 2014

Callum & Chowder

Here's a layout I created of my puppy, Callum, and his sister, Chowder. Chowder happened to be at the groomers the same time as Callum and we took the opportunity to take a quick photo of the both of them together .

I used Graphic 45's Botanical Tea, Prima flowers and Sassafras alphabet stickers on the layout. Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Happy Day

Here's a layout I created using Fancy Pants' What A Wonderful Day collection.

I used just two sheets of patterned paper, Awe-Inspiring and Sensational, and diecuts from the Ephemera pack, as well as a square doily as a mat. The diecuts were popped up with some 3D foam squares for that little bit of dimension.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Calligraphed Envelopes

Here's what I've been up to - calligraphy in the Copperplate style with a bit of flourishing. And here are some envelopes I addressed:

And here are the backs of the envelopes:

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Summer Cards

Here are some cards I made for Summer, using Graphic 45's By The Sea collection.

And here are more which I made for a Summer Card Exchange, using Marion Smith's Garment District collection.

All the calligraphy work was done by hand - my latest hobby. :D

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Good Ol' Sport Shadow Box

I had fun creating this shadow box layout using Graphic 45’s new Good Ol’ Sport collection and 8x8 Matchbook Box. I used the green tartan patterned paper as a backdrop and built the shadow box around lots of fussy-cutting images, layered with 3D foam dots for dimension. I positioned the images such that my puppy in the photo would be looking at the football player as he kicked the football which, if you follow the line of the trajectory, ends up in the top right corner of the shadow box.

List of Supplies:
Good Ol’ Sport collection - Good Ol’ Sport, Game Day, Big Score, All Star, Number 1 Fan, Touchdown
Staples - 8x8 Matchbook Box