Thursday, May 26, 2011

♥ 4

I call this 'Scattered Hearts' but my friends preferred to call this 'Basket of Love'. I guess it depends on how you see it.

Monday, May 23, 2011

♥ 3

We all know the song. :) And it was one of my favourite songs. So, I just had to make this.

For the record, it was not easy but I managed to turn a thought into something that can be seen physically. :) If held upside down, the hearts will drop out because I purposely left a slit there. This is A6 size as well.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hama beads

These are called hama beads. They are also known as Pyssla beads. I bought one whole container of it in Ikea as well as the boards which allows me to arrange the beads on.
...The beads...

...Beads arranged on the board...

You get the idea, right? So after you've arranged it on the board, place the butter paper which came along with the board on top of the beads and iron it. With various arrangements, you can make all sorts of things if you can think about it. I googled what other people have done before to get ideas and how they did it.

...First batch of creations...

...Various coloured ninjas...

I made these with my friends. Well, some people made key chains, magnets, earrings, accessories out of these and when I give it to my friends, I tell them to do whatever that they want with it because if it was me, I would probably try to make a bookmark out of it by sewing to a fabric.

This one is called 'Ninjas from all around the world, UNITE!' :)

Have a nice day everyone...

Monday, May 16, 2011

♥ 2

Personally, I thought that the words are meaningful which was why I had to remake this. I think it would be nice if this could be made in a wallet-card size so then, when it is given to another person, the other person can carry it around wherever he/she goes. :)

So as you can see, this is done on a plain white paper. I followed how the fonts were in the original and the two characters because those were the things which captured my attention. I just added borders using the papers my mum bought for me from Japan a year back and in a way, I feel that the red makes it vibrant. This is probably not seen in the picture because I did not take a very good picture but I suppose, you get the idea. :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

♥ 1

I get inspiration from IHeartLove sometimes. I see what I like and I reproduce in my own ways. The ideas are there, the messages are there but the pictures are not exactly the same.

This was one of the first few I've made. These are not A4 sized by the way. It is as small as a notebook, A6 in size.

If there is anything I would want to improve on, it would be the words, I think they could have been written more beautifully. :) But, I like the umbrella! I have never been able to carve a curve using a penknife but I guess because it is small, it was easier and the paper did not tear at all!

Well, I hope you'd like this collage as much as I do.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Door Sign 2

I did this quite awhile ago. Maybe 2 months back when I had some free time for my housemates, Natashini and Siew Ting. Previously, I made one for my other housemate, Edmund *click to see link* and from there I made a couple of alterations so that this door sign can stick without damaging the back part.

I think in a way its easier to design something for a girl because flowers, red/pink and any sort of laces would do the trick. :) The papers are from Whimsical Articles. I bought them a few years ago, never exactly finished using it.

So, Natashini's door sign has got laces at the top and bottom border which were from Bukit Mertajam. I used the same lace when I made a book cover for my self. I think the design of the paper made it really complete because the colours are vibrant and strong. So, in designing this, there wasn't a lot of effort required except for cutting out the letters. :)

For Siew Ting's, I decided to choose a softer colour. The flowers are are also laces. But for this, I don't think I did a very good job in cutting out the names. I could have been much better and the longer the name, then the spacing and size of each letter has to be carefully planned out. It turned out alright. :) Again, I just let the paper do the work.

The size of these are half of an A4 and I sticked them on a hard card first, then on a thick plastic board.