Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas cards for 2011!

I started planning out some Christmas cards and came up with a few designs, some which worked and some which er... didn't! My sister thought up a really cool hot air balloon related one but I'll save that for next year XD

Designs for classmates - and a test run of my new stamp with embossing


A card I made for some relos, so basically it's just strips of green pattern, I modge podged it so it'd stay together and then cut out triangles.The final design was stuck on cardstock with buttons as baubles. I can't find a copy of the final designs photos but I made these right before my trip!

 Asian style card.

Some of the plans I drew up for the cards and some pieces which didn't get made into cards.

The main bulk of my cards were in this style. So I had a new sheet music stamp with a Christmas carol, and it either became the background or the pattern for the tree.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cruise Highlights

I went on a P&O Cruise in early December with some friends and it was quite fun. Here are some of the highlights and cool stuff from the trip. It was about a week long with 3 island stops in New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

Towel animals made by staff and passengers, the oens with the blue lines were from the cabin.

Fruit carving demo

 Cake decorating and baked goodies

Pretty paintintg in the hallway

Butter, lol!


Cool design on the coke can :P

Cocktail bartender show

Island scenes!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Drawing Robert Crumb

One of my assignments for the drawing class. The point was to cut a 12x12cm square and place it over a drawing and copy whatever came up in the square, mine turned out bigger even when I did the pre-pencil sketch.

I thought I had finished the assignment when I re-read the brief and realised they were supposed to be coloured, lol -_-

Originals by:

This is the one I was going to do instead of the person, but ended up trying something new.... WHY T_T

Website for Robert Crumb!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

t-shirts and games!

As I mentioned before, it's the 50th year of friendship between Australia and Korea, so a company called JK Entertainment somehow organised an amazing concert with 12 KPOP groups to fly out here!!

They were 2AM, TVXQ, C.N BLUE, MBLAQ, SHINEE, B2ST, SNSD (Girl's Generation), KARA, Miss A, Secret, 4Minute and SISTAR!

Anyway, I made a t-shirt using the freezer paper method which I lugged over from the US a year ago, yeah, I know, I finally used it for something!
for instructions see: "walmart collection"

I've been told the back seems a little empty so I might add some more lyrics when I have time (even though the shirt's been used now, lol)! The t-shirt also looks a bit crumpled as it hasn't been re-ironed yet.

My friend made her own t-shirt too, she put all the group names in felt ont he back of her t-shirt, a lot of effort but it looked fantastic :)

Also received some freebies from the day event and garnered some interested stares at my 'Like" banner XD (I've repainted the white section and waterproofed the whole front)

I also made this Korean Jegi at the Powerhouse Museum, which is sort of like a Korean hacky-sack, which I failed dismally at playing >.<


1. Take about 3 pieces of A4 tissue paper

2. Place a washer on the bottom edge (of the long side) and fold it over to the other end.

3. Pokies it with a pencil.

4. Now we're going to pull each end through the hole, it's a bit tricky but here I am folding the end of the paper over so it will fit through...

5. Put a rubber band around the base to secure the paper.

 6. Tear the paper into think strips and fluff up the jegi.

And it's ready to play with :) if you're wondering about the colours...I made two lol

Instructions were modified from the one they provided at the museum, I don't think they would use the word pokies...