Merry Christmas from Tropical Island

Hello readers ..

On the 25th of December, I was up on Magnolia YouTube Channel and I share about my projects using the goodies from the Advent Calendar pocket week 4

As you know, I live on the tropical country that have a lot of islands but we do not have snow or winter season. 
For me, Christmas is about LOVE and faith .. so, we need a pure heart to celebrate the Christmas instead the snowflakes :)
Anyhow, lots of people enjoy the Christmas holiday overseas and enjoy the winter .. sound exciting though! but some people also have the holiday on the island with the sunlight and picnic basket .. all are good!

These are the set that I made, Christmas gifts could be pack with many ways so I choose a tropical smell for mine :)
You can't go wrong with the gift card if you need a present on the last minutes .. LOL!!!
I show you my card with the gift card holder;

as a chocolate lover .. I always thinking about chocolate on every gift I made .. :) )

You can watch how I made this set on YouTube 

Thank you so much for reading
and ..

All the best for the New Year!

Warm wishes from me to you ..

Holiday Dinner | Ombre stamping

Hi folks!

We are arriving at week #03 of this Advent calendar .. and I think just 7 nights more to Christmas!!
I have opened my Advent pockets this week and I wanna share you what I made with them;

I made a set of table dinner, there are presents that decorate with the goodies from pocket day 17 and some name place with some elements 

all the elements; strawberries, grapes, prawn, vegetables are from the solid stamps so I used ombre stamping & finishing with clear embossing powder, while the plate set and knife set are cutting using die cut also from the 3rd week pockets.

I had so much fun to create them all, and i shared the lapse process on day 18 Magnolia YuleTube on Magnolia YouTube Channel

Supplies : All Magnolia products coming from day 13 - 18 | Calli alpha are Mama Elephants

Thank you so much for reading and I wish your holiday as fabulous as you are!

xoxo, Yulis

Kitchen on holiday | Advent Calendar week 02

Hi folks!
Here I am again, and so happy to do a blog post again on this week 02 Magnolia Advent Calendar..
When I open all the pockets for week 02, there wss an idea on my mind .. it's about the kitchen on holiday, yeah .. it must be messy yet so fun!

Two cards that I made using stamps and dies from the pockets on this week and they are super cute, I believe I can use them either for holiday and other occasion.

I stamp the images on Canson illustration paper and coloring using several kind of watercolor mediums, while I cut some cold pressed watercolor paper using the dies and doing some water coloring too.
The boards are made from paper, painting with gesso and acrylic paint [I've got this brilliant idea from my best friend Vera, you can check her blog for another beautiful inspiration], and I made faux wooden strips too, you can watch all the steps here :

or YouTube

Thank you so much for reading and Have a great day!

xoxo, Yulis 

Cookie Labels | Advent Calendar week 01

Hello dear readers ..

I am so excited when I got my Christmas Box from Magnolia stamp company and there are 25 pockets inside as an Advent Calendar !
so, today I wanna share what I create with the goodies inside the pocket number 01 until 06

Mix and match all the goodies that I got from the pockets to make some cookie 's label {actually those are jumbo cookies ..} and a simple petite greeting card will come along with the bundle of those cookies.

That is the closer look for the label I made.

and this one is the stamp from the day 05

If you want to see how I create them, you can hop over to Magnolia YouTube channel, they have 25 days of YuleTube where you can get lots of inspiration from Magnolia design member.

Thank you so much for reading my post and Have a great day!

xoxo, Yulis

Christmas carol | Multi masking on Magnolia YuleTube

Hi folks!

It's December already ... yey!!!
This is the most wonderful time of the year and yes for me too!
I have some reason to love December even more :)

I would love to start my December with this card, and I do multiple masking to make the cat carol.

and I coloring all the cats with Zig clean color real brush on Canson illustration paper pad.

if you want to see the rest, you can hop over on Magnolia Channel on YouTube, as for this year they provide an Advent calendar named YuleTube, each day there will be an inspiration from Magnolia design team :)

Check it out!

Hope you guys enjoyed and see you again on the next post!

xoxo, Yulis

Home for Christmas | Holiday series 05

Hello dear readers!!

Its always my pleasure to be back here again,  and I am happy to featuring Aspen holiday series from Magnolia stamp,  Poinsettia Tilda
this is my last for the mini holiday series, but I still will share more about Holiday season and the Christmas .. as Christmas just few weeks ahead .. can't wait!!!!

I also use several dies from Magnolia,
I am so exciting to wait my Vintage box vol 4 as well but the vol 3 (Airmail) really got my heart because I love everything about postal and travel :)

This is the whole design look, the beautiful paper is Maja design frosty basic.

I always love to put some festive words on my card inside or outside
I randomly watercolor washed before I stamp the sentiment on it, and also I splash gold shimmer from gansai tambi starry.

it was so fun to use the decoration like postal stamp, plane and luggage tag.. they are super cuteeee!

Supplies :
Magnolia craft box - Vintage box vol 1 , 3 | Magnolia stamp - Aspen series Poinsettia Tilda
Penny Black sentiment

Thank you so much for reading my blog post today and please stay tune as I have some interesting stuff from Magnolia to share in couple days ahead!

Happy Crafting!


Love letter from the mountain - Faux postage stamp | Holiday series 04

Hi folks!
It's Monday on my calendar today .. but hey, how if we let the Monday loves us ?
Let's we play!

I'm back again {too fast may be?} with two stamps from Magnolia that I think they are a perfect combination to use together.

Do you feel the cool of the mountain high ? I wish I could feel that feeling .. as I live on the tropical country and when I write this post I am in the hot weather .. !!

My card have not too much design, yes it was!
I've got the stamps set together with the Vintage Box #3 from Magnolia and suddenly there is something have passed on my mind, and magical that my beloved team mate Irene Daryanto encourages me to make it real ..
I made a faux postage stamp .. on giant size :D :D 

I cut a piece of watercolor paper with the stamp nesting dies from Vintage box #3 and stamp the image on it, coloring them with distress ink pads and also this is my first time trying Mijello watercolor paint gold series.

and inside the card, I stamp the sentiment also from Vintage box #3

Supplies :
Magnolia stamps Aspen Holidays | Vintage Box #3
Lawn Fawn stamp Milo's ABC

That's from me today, I will be beack again another day maybe with not just flat design :)
 Hope you guys enjoyed, Thanks for reading

Have a nice day!

Build the Snowman - Painting pine trees | Holiday series 03

Hello my dear friends!

I have a fun card to share with you today, and I made this several days ago when I received my stamp kits from Magnolia - Aspen Series.
This image will be my most favorite although all the stamps on this series are super duper cute!

I stamped the image on Canson illustration paper with Archival coffee and color her with distress ink pads, FC watercolor pencils and WnN watercolor

This is the look of my card, I do not put too much decoration because I want the image to be the vocal point on the card, she is really adorable I don't want anything else to cover her.
But however I give her a fun background.

I paint the pine trees using Winsor and Newton watercolor and for the snow effect I use White Ink also from the WnN.

 and finally .. I make a simple design using Lawn Fawn paper - Perfectly Plaid Christmas and green twine from American Craft make a perfect combination for the early winter breeze along with the beautiful sentiment also from Magnolia.

Supplies :
Magnolia stamps Aspen series
Mediums : mostly are Winsor and Newton 

Thank you for reading.
Hope you'll enjoyed my post today and see you again !

Have a great day!

Let it Snow .. painting the winter branches | Holiday Series 02

Hello everyone!

Ho.. Ho .. I've finished the second one from my Holiday series this year yeyy... :) :)
I am happy to share this with all of you,

Let it snow .. let it snow .. let it snowwwww ...
yes, I am so glad to featuring this brand new Tilda from the Aspen series Magnolia stamp.
and she  hold a dry leaf covered with snow .. brrr ..

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
Lewis Carroll

and this is the whole design looks
nothing too fancy but I made it with BIG love !

I turn a Christmas music on when I create this card, and I choose :
Deck The Hall
yeah .. my fave holiday music all the time!!
fa lalala .. lalalala ...

and this time I am focusing on the way I paint the winter branch 

I also share a short video how I paint this winter scenery HERE :

Supplies :

Magnolia stamp - Tilda with sock puffs
Magnolia Dies - Pop Up box, DooHickeys box
Pretty Pink Posh sequins : Rose Gold all sizes
others : Frantage chunky white, stardust stickles
Maja design frosty basic, Canson illustration paper

Hope you enjoyed my 02 Holiday series today and Thank you so much for reading!

xoxo, Yulis

Dreaming for Christmas | Holiday series 01

Hello my dear readers ..

Today I have a simple card for my holiday series and this is my first one!
I'll try to make several Holiday things for this year and hopefully I can keep my promise :)
and here is my card ..

A short story behind the scene .... One little girl have a dream ... 

I found a beautiful quote that inspired me;

Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.

~Bill Morgan, Jr.

So, I design this card with a little dreaming scene ...

The pine is my own hand painting, I use Winsor and Newton  watercolor for the pines and the background
with this color list : trunk (burnt umber, payne's grey) , pine nedles (hooker's green, sap green, payne's grey) , sky (french ultra marine, celulean blue, emerald)

Supplies :
Image - Magnolia stamp : Tilda with her blanket | Sentiment - Avery Elle 
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh mix sparkling clear  | Canson illustration paper | WnN watercolor pan 

Thank you so much for reading, hope you will inspire and see you again!

xoxo, Yulis

Autumn Blessings | water coloring with multi mediums

Hi everyone!

It is good to see you back again :)
as the colors of autumn still up around, so today's post also still about the autumn blessings ..

I am thinking about my stock of crafting stuff, and I feel sorry if they are almost forgotten sometimes but I encourages my self that I have to use them, they are can mix and matched with the new release.

Look at this cute little Tilda hugging the koala, isn't she is super cute ??
How come I can let her just dusty on my drawer, no .. she deserved to use.

I took a piece of watercolor paper, doing some loose water coloring then using a die cut to cut some leaves and pumpkins
For the image, I am not so fancy when I am coloring her just  a simple coloring way using several kind of medium that can be use in water coloring.
you can see the way I am coloring here :

Supplies :
Magnolia stamp - Tilda with koala
DooHickeys dies - Kit vol 6 
Mediums :
Zig clean color real brush | Stabillo pens68 | Faber Castell watercolor pencils | Sakura Koi coloring brushpen | Cotman Winsor and Newton
Paper :
Canson Illustration paper pad | Prima design paper

Hope you guys enjoy my post today, thanks for reading and Have a great day!

xoxo, Yulis

Autumn Love Story | Addicted with lots of leaves

welcome again on my blog post :)

I received some story about the beginning of fall season from some friends of mine, and suddenly there are some words flashed in my mind;
Autumn love story ....

of course .. autumn in my version :)
in the country I live, we don't have fall / autumn , we just have two season; rainy and dry.
I ever read some words that describe how beautiful the Autumn was:

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
Albert Camus

I was SO inspired with many autumn beautiful quotes, and this is my first card with autumn feeling this year .. Turning leaves, falling leaves, mushroom .. SO dreamy!

I put some leaves here and there ..
They are falling .. turning .. and the winds blow .. everything serve with shabby mode on

I {heart} about mushroom!! 
The beautiful paper from Magnolia with vintage mushroom stolen my heart along with the cutest hexagon tag

Just because I love everything about autumn things here, I also slip lots of hearts on my card.
The background is my own watercolor painting.

Supplies :
Magnolia stamp - Tilda working in the garden
DooHickey - Hearts Background | Magnolia DooHickeys Box Vol 10 , 11
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling mix sequins

I hope my work can provide an inspiration for you,  Thank you so much for visiting m.
Have a Nice day everyone!

xoxo, Yulis

Midori insert | Color mixing chart

Hi everyone!

This is may be like a random blog posting from me, but I love to give you my happy sharing about my mixing color chart. 
I love to painting some background on my card, I also love to do simple soft painting so I need my own color chart.

Actually, I always follow my feeling to mix the colors when I am painting, but as I am not such a professional painter { yes I am a beginner that want to explore and learn more } I need a guide when I am confuse which color that going nice together.

from all the watercolor I ever have, I am so love with Cotman from Winsor and Newton [and I am dreaming for the artist series .. oneday!] 
Few days ago, I was adding another color to my collection ..they are Violet dioxazine and Scarlet lake.
I want to make my another color mixing chart, and will insert it on my Midori.

I am happy with the result I got, many more soft pastel color coming from those colors

I have such a sweet friend, and I am so thankful with all the cute toys she sent to me ..
if you want to find the  beautiful sequins you can buy from her
 also this cute little foxy as well. Thank you Paulina !!

as I mentioned before, I always make my color chart as Midori insert.. so I can bring them out wherever I want.

Ok readers ...
Thank you so much for your patient to read all my post today, and hopefully I can be back with my other card soon, bye ..

xoxo, Yulis