A Journey of a Thousand Miles

Hi friends,

Here I am. It's another watercolor. I want to use all the containers stamps from Art Impressions. This one, I used Half Barrel. I decorated it with some grass, leaves. I really love this activity. I added the sentiment that I adore so much. The quote is very true, right?

Here it is.

The size of the card is 7.5 cm x 11 cm. It's not a regular size. It is suitable to be inserted in a box in the wedding celebration.

I join the challenge held by Art Impressions: a card which is less than A2.

I will watercolor again soon as I just received some new packs of AI WC stamps. So adorable.


Flowers on the Flower Pot

Hi guys,

Today is a holiday. No school, no work. I spent the day with my kids, shopping their necessities. And this evening, while I was listening to my own voice in the radio (was recorded earlier), I grabbed the Tombow brush pens and started watercoloring. It was such a wonderful time to release all the tiredness after this long weekend with my in-laws, nieces and  a nephew.

This is it.

I inserted the result in the white photo frame. Lovely. I will revise the background in the frame later on, so that it won't be white on white.

The stamps were from Art Impressions. I will color again tomorrow to join the challenge.

See you.


Colorful leaves & Ecoprint

Hello friends,

A month ago, I visited one channel in Youtube. The crafter was using leaves for her creation. Weeks later, I tried this one, in my version, to "print" a leaf on a watercolor paper. I applied several watercolor paints on the back of the leaf and stomped in on the paper. Then I slowly took away the leaf. I waited for the colors to dry. Then I inserted it in a photo frame. Voilà!!

So pretty, right?

To weeks after that, I arranged my trip to Yogyakarta. I wanted to meet my friend and learnt "ecoprint". It was just like a dream came true. It's been so long to come to the day. I was very happy that I got this chance. Thanks to Mbak Yayuk. This is the photo compilation.

Take a look "before & after" photo below. The leaves were arranged on the silk tissue. There was a process before that. The leaves should be in a rust liquid for some time. Then, the silk tissue was rolled, steamed for 2 hours, let it cool and dry. The leaves were varied, from teak leaves to rose leaves to eucalyptus leaves.

I think I will make more and more. I will also teach the students to make this one.

Welcome to my world, ecoprint.... 😀😀😀

I am a Maker

Hello friends,

As you know, I am a school teacher. I teach English Proficiency Program, a program from USA. I only teach on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Yesterday, I was in class. As usual, after class, I went home, and felt a bit "full" in mind. I thought I had to do something. I really wanted to paint something. So here I go...

 I used chalk paints from Plaidonline. The "I am a maker" was actually a computer print that I handled as a stencil. It it was quite simple. Then, I tried to put the things I made to be in the photo framde with the sign. Well, I made various things, so I decided to take the bunny that I sewed, the Tilda card, the decoupage coaster, the hanging shell and the letter on an embroidery hoop. Yeah, I enjoy making things. I don't create. I just make anything that is cute and pretty in my eyes.

How about you? What do you like making?


Watercolor with AI stamps

Hello friends,

Wow!! It's been more than a year that I don't post anything. But I did make many cards and creations. Well... the social media sometimes turn to other media. Lately, I used Instagram to post everything I have made.

I am one of the fans of Art Impressions watercolor stamps. I own several sets and the new sets are on the way to my place. I also follow its Instagram, where last night I found that AI is holding a challenge.

So here is my creation to join the challenge.

I used Tree Set for the trunk. The flower was from Series 7 Set 1.

By the way, I want to show you my other creations that I made last February.

Below, I made this for a male friend. He taught us how to create a traditional lantern. He is an artist. So I think he would love this one. I put it in a photo frame. I think it's quite perfect as a gift.

Thanks for viewing my creations.

I really wish to go back do the blogging. ;D


OWOP 4 - Waterfall Photo Album

Hello friends,

It's nice to meet you again. A week passed, and today I want to post the last OWOP - One Week One Project for January. The project is anything waterfall, and the theme is still the same: family. I chose 21 pictures from our last holiday in Surabaya. You may see the shopping, the art and crafts, and the culinary.
I recycled a wedding invitation into a photo album with 3 waterfalls. It was a wedding invitation of my friend's son. You can see from the pictures below. The cover of the album was from brown velvet. So pretty and simple invitation cover. 

This is the inside of the invitation.

I covered it with the paper from Teresa Collins. I used this kind of paper on the last project, too.

Then I started making the 'lock' for the waterfall.

The cover, it was so gold, which didn't suit to the paper I used inside. So I took it off and changed it later.

Now, about the album.

I tied the album with a semi-leather rope. The embellishments on the cover were all bought in the scrapbook store in Surabaya. It was not on purpose that I bought the sticker 'vacation' that could coordinate with the paper I used inside. It was the sticker from Pink Paisley. The flowers were from Prima Flowers. The chipboards were gifts from my friend. The lower part of the house chipboard was covered with spring Flower Soft. I colored them with Distress Ink. And the 'dec 2015' sticker was from Authentique.

I untied the rope like this.

And this is the look from the side. It looks bulky. Yes. That's why I gave a semi-leather rope to tie it.

This is the look when it is opened. There are 3 waterfalls. On the left side, there are 2 waterfalls, you can drag from the right and from the left. Each has 4 pictures. The upper one consists the pictures when we did some shopping. The below consists the pictures when we spent time to buy and do some art and craft.


On the right side, it has 13 pictures.

This is the charm I used to drag the paper. The charm was tied on the right and left sides with the twine.

Here are the words, phrases I used. They were from Authentique as well.

This is the look of the upper waterfall on the left page.

This one is the lower waterfall on the left page. Do you see me on the picture? Hehehe.. that was when I bought a vegetable leather in the leather store in Jl. Kramat Gantung.

And this one is the waterfall on the right page.

So, as a wrap, here is the grids of all of these....

I hope you enjoy viewing all the pictures here. Again, recycle is the smart thing to do in our life. And I have been doing recycling the wedding invitation for so many times. I even asked my students to do this activity during the Orientation Days in August 2014 and August 2015. Each year, they made 10 photo albums. So, in the school library (later), there will be 20 photo albums. I do really care about the memories. I also do care about recycling...

To recycle and to hold memories are the best friends in my craft room these days.. :D

Thank you for commenting.. Please do so.. :D