Wednesday, December 31, 2008

igorot dance

this is my dt layout for visual creations for december.. using the chatterbox line of papers. for supplies, you can find it here on their

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

idol time

just one of those rare moments that i get to scrap. i did this layout last month.

Monday, December 15, 2008

altered styrofoam ball christmas tree

this is my tutorial sample for the month of december at artzdescrap... we were asked to make a christmas tree!

materials: styrofoam balls, icicles in string, radiant rain, inque botique chipboard, ribbons, decorative plastic gold balls, i used a heavy duty craft glue to adhere the icicles ( what a challenge). the balls are stacked upon one another with toothpick. i also sprayed the balls with radiant rain.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


visit journaling junkie and you will see my take on their challenge 47 which is about christmas... join in the fun with the sketch and who knows, you might be the winner!

holiday sampler revealed on RSC

these are my samplers for the RSC holiday sampler issue which was published last month... well, they are now in the hands of some good friends! hope you liked it.

Friday, December 05, 2008

bazzill chipboard tags

i got these chipboard tags from my little attic and i love these !!!!... perfect for the holiday season.

i tried to alter it by going to the max.. that is, making this stocking a non-stocking stuff!!! materials used are: grungeboard ( my fave ), some stickers, paints and buttons! but anyway, this makes a great ornament too!

hope my swap partner over at SK doesnt read my blog today. lol. techniques mostly crackled paint from rangers. leafing gold pen used as outline. love the effect of the pen...

i also emphasized the anna griffin christmas stickers ( available at visual creations) with stickles to add glitter. daisy d's rub ons are so cool. they can stick to any surface.

could you imagine the gold round thing here? guess what, its the cosmo cricket blackboard chipboard which i painted with radiant rain solar gold! i also added a winged grungeboard ( michelle bertuzzi, thanks for that!), rubons are also great accents!

using sepia accents on the gift ribbon here.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

My prizes for Artful Blogging Challenge on

Sorry for the delayed posting of my prizes when I won the Artful Blogging challenge at, I would want to post them "in complet0" that's why...

thanks to julie and sheryl for the awesome trio!!!! definitely A MUST READ for bloggers/scrappers like us!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


One of the joys of altering is finding ways and means on how to go about changing a certain thing into something beautiful. Here i want to share with you what i did with microscopic slides ( and they go cheap with just 5 centavos per piece!) and using the digital sheets which i got as a freebie just by visiting the RetroArtCafe ( i made these tokens and wrapped each of them in a satin cloth ( my aunt gave me a long long yard for which i duno what to do with them ). i cut then tied them up with cotton crochets... what nice gifts they would be!

TAKE NOTE: the cloth is pure white with flower prints. i thought of making them a little bit distressed and dark so i used the walnut ink antiquing solution terra cotta color, sprayed and diluted a small portion ( i cut a portion of the cloth ), dipped it into the basin of the antiquing solution. dried it up and ironed it as well.

see the difference in color.

wrapping time...

fresh as flowers...

tied them up too!!!
i used the digital freebie which i won... oops i have to print them out and cut each of them too!

how to? i pressed 2 pictures back to back then used 2 microscopic slides for that back to back pictures, one on each side. for adhering, the diamond glaze worked for me because it was transparent.

i played with the borders here: from left to right, the different borders were "made" with diamond glaze only, diamond glaze with beadazzles, rangers gold detail embossing powder, utee, sepia accent. i tried to experiment using different "sealers". while some were unsuccessful, they were lessons learned. it is only through mistakes that we learn our lessons, right?

i made 10 altered slides here and oh what a mess my table was after...

but in the end, it was worth it. it was a simple design and creation but appreciated to the extreme.

Monday, December 01, 2008

altered box into a tissue box

for the month of november, i recycled a box for a clock and turned it into a tissue box just in time for christmas... my work can also be seen at artzdescrap blog.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

DT Call for Artzdescrap

We are looking for talented Scrappers to be part of our inspirational group for a period of 6 months starting Jan 09 to Jun 09.

You will be receiving the following

- Recognition and Exposure

- All alterable items for the Challenges (when there are giveaways).

- A RAK as a token of appreciation from Artz de Scrap.

In turn, you are required to

- Submit all your monthly submissions due on time and submit all the mid-month tutorials.

- Host 1 tutorial in a pre-determined month within your term.

- You will also have to post all sneaks and your takes on the challenges on your respective blogs and to promote Artz de Scrap.

- Discounts at Artz de Scrap's associates's esteemed online stores.

If so, THIS is what you need to do:
Just email us your best three samples of your altered work (No LOs), your name, your address and your blog URL to by the 25th of Dec 08.
**Note: All altered work submitted MUST not be from any of Artz's previous challenges!**

The 2 chosen designers will be contacted BY
December 26th and will be revealed on the blog on January 1st 2009!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

welcome to the family

i have to learn you... i have to learn you...

for details on the funny side of this, click here.

of boys and trips minibook

this is my dt project for visual creations for the month of november featuring

the Cosmo Cricket Blackboard chipboard album.

supplies are listed at the visual creations gallery. click here.

i had fun doing the minibook! the color black is so versatile and easy to blend with other embellishments. papers are used to the minimal too! you can add paint and any medium which the black book would look good with. white space on black is a handsome combination!

anything is good with black... the right combination will make your creation a standout!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

challenge 45 at journaling junkie

as their guest designer, it is my privilege to scrap with the crew's A team ( with fellow pinays liza and mia castrillo there!). this is my second layout for them.

for this week, we are to scrap about our favorite brand ( or household brand). submit your layout to them and get a chance to win prizes. head on to their blog. click here.

Monday, November 24, 2008

visual creations beeswax session

last november 21, 2008, 8 enthusiastic scrappers gathered together in a class moderated by mitch sy and cabbie lopez.

the class started at 7:00pm and finished at 11:00pm. we had our yummy kits and enjoyed the beeswax session and other mediums too!

lots of techniques were incorporated in the said altered travel journal.

this is my prototype journal mini book.

on the other hand, this is mitch's lovely prototype.

everyone enjoyed the class though we wished time would be more flexible. we also had our great tasting dinner of Causeway's rice toppings!!! we hope to have this kind of class again in the near future!


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