Chinese painting on art journal Ft. Edwin Ninja

Hello friends!

I feel like it’s quiet fast from my latest post on my blog, but I have lots of  ideas in my head for my crafting journey and a few fun Instagram stories to tell!
Today I have a rather simple journal pages to share featuring Edwin Ninja [from Magnolia stamp, of course!] along with a very easy Chinese painting. I actually wrote this pages back in few days ago and never got around to posting it.
I am struggling to learn how to handle a Chinese brush to paint, especially on the particular small area like a journal page.

I find it isn't easy .. but I have to learn harder if I want to get a better skill.
When I write in my journal, I don’t dwell on things that went wrong. Focus on the positive aspects of my day or week.
Because I love to write it and read again in the future!

I treasure these words:
"The man who moves a mountain must start by moving small stones."
Chinese proverb


First of all, I color the image with watercolor mediums. This Image really talked abut the "never give up" then I combine him with Bamboo -- in this case I choose Bamboo because I can learn how to paint the stroke for stem and paint the leaves after that.
I am using Kuretake Gansai Tambi - Japanese watercolor that have creamy texture which is easy to use on this particular Chinese painting, in my opinion!
For the final touch, the glamorous gold splatters from Kuretake Starry Night has made a different gorgeous look.

This is my name in Chinese letter :)

Thank you so much for reading!

Winter Wonderland journaling | Craft Heaven shop inspiration

Hi all!

I'm here again with another post, and this is for Craft Heaven shop Challenge!
This challenge features a theme about winter, as you may know that I am not living on a country with four seasons, so winter theme also challenging for my self!
I was thinking some color board and thinking something about winter.
I believe, all seasons are beautiful include the Winter!


As you see above, I was writing on my art journal what I am thinking about WINTER. I used Maja design paper "I Wish"series here [these paper seriously beautiful!] .
I also use Magnolia stamps [my fave!] and here they are coming from Magnolia Vintage box as well as the snowy window dies, I really love the stamps from there!

Supplies :

Magnolia Vintage Box - 4th edition Merry Christmas
Maja design paper ; I wish - to build a snowman, I wish - those memories will last
Prima watercolor - Decadent

Hope you'll find some inspiration from here, looking forward to see you create.
Have a beautiful day!


Mirror stamping + Video | Halloween week Early bird extra stamp

Hello everyone!

Today's blog post and video is a part of the Magnolia Halloween week. this is the last post of this series which is I am featuring the extra stamp that include on the package if you bought them around the early bird offer.
I hope you’ve enjoyed previous episodes, in case you missed them you can find them start from HERE

Card Details;
 I’m back with another mirror stamping idea mixing and matching the image with some wording either from Magnolia and the oldie Fiskars that I had for years.
I used a Mini Misti to help stamp the images on the watercolour paper in Versafine Onyx Black ink, I am using Canson illustration paper. It’s more student grade quality but it is much whiter, the price point was favourable too.

I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish.
You can watch it on Magnolia channel HERE also on my channel HERE.
I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it.  


Image - Magnolia stamp Early bird Halloween box
Words - Magnolia, Fiskars
Watercolor - Distress Ink, Cotman W&N

See you again on another post/ series
Have a wonderful day!

Autumn journaling with Magnolia | Halloween week stamp 12 - Day 12

Oh Hello, my lovely readers!

I can't believe that I almost wrapped out this series with today's post
I am actually running dangerously low on my idea!
I saw the image, I think that she was fall and injured! She was broken leg.. and suddenly I think about the word "FALL"
I want to do something inspired with that word!

Fall seven times and stand up eight
~ Japanese Proverb ~


Me, I love to think many ways to use my stuff including my stamps collection, I want to stretched them up and one of my fave is using my stamps when I wrote on my journal.
I started working on these by picking out a few sheets of patterned paper from my stock, gathered some vintage stamps and washitape for decoration.
I also using watercolor to get more texture on my pages.


Image - Magnolia Halloween Box Day 12
Vintage stamps - Magnolia Vintage Box
Designed paper - Magnolia Turning Leaves
Book : Traveller's notebook company

I have 0ne more left post about this Halloween week the series, I hope I can see you very soon on the next post :)
Have a great day!

Simple card with pocket inside | Halloween week stamp 05 - Day 09

Hello all!
and thank you so much for stopping by today to help me continue spread  the joy of happy sharing about new stamps from Magnolia.
Woot woot! I’m so grateful that I almost approaching to the end of this series :)

Card Details;

I made a card with a pocket inside (sharing below) using the new images {still from Halloween Box} as well as the lovely sentiment. I colored the image with watercolor mediums like distress ink, Winsor and Newton watercolor paint and watercolor pencils.
The Dragon flies dies was coming from Magnolia DooHickey Box.
The pocket inside you can see below, but if you bought the Halloween box you can watch all the 13 videos include how I made this.


Tilda image - Halloween Box 2017
DooHickey Dragon fly | DooHickey Lace
Pattern paper - Prima Marketing

Thank you so much for reading and I can't wait to see you again on the next post.
Have a great day!

Rain or Shine I will always be here | Halloween week stamp 04 - Day 08

Hello, friends!

It’s almost end of week 02 of the month and it means it’s time for me to post another card that I made for Magnolia Halloween week series.
This time I am so inspired with the popular pinky sayings / quote :
Rain or shine I'll always be here!
it says about friendship and I adore this quote so much, I think this theme so fit with the Tilda in the rain that I've got from the bag for day 08.

Card Details :

  I started working on these by picking out a few kind of Magnolia DooHickey dies from my supplies and picked some pattern paper. I also did a manual stitching around the focal panel on my cards.
I didn't doing something fancy here, because the image it self already talked about the message I want to say.
Just adding the two hedgehogs because in my imagination .. sometimes they are out for earthworm after the the rainy day  .. correct me if I am wrong :)

Supplies :

Magnolia stamp - Halloween Box day 08
Frame - Magnolia Vintage Box Circus
other dies coming from DooHickey Box.

Thank you for peeking my card today and wishing you all a lovely day!

Heart shape one layer card | Halloween week stamp 03 - Day 05

Hello friends!

For my today’s blog post I decided to continue exploring to make a colored background using inks blending, and I use some colors from Distress ink.
I have so much fun to play this and also I combine this technique with a shape one layer card.

Card Details;
 I looked through my stash in search of the color for background and I decided to use Fossilized amber; Seedless preserves and Gathered twigs .. they smelt like autumn air aren't they ?
Once my background dried I am going to come in with some clean water on my fingers, kind of just drop some on and kind of splatter it, then I used paper towel to sop that up, and left behind water droplet areas.
I also picked a pale gold Gansai Tambi from Kuretake to make gold splatter.
The wording was from Fiskars; for me this set is my ready to go sentiment.

Supplies :
Image - Magnolia Halloween Box day 05
Heart shape dies - Magnolia Vintage Box
Distress inks | Gansai Tambi starry colors | Fiskars wording

Thank you so much for your support, and until the next post!
Have a wonderful day!

Fall watercolor painting | Halloween week stamp 02 - Day 03

Hello friends!
I continue to share the image from Magnolia Halloween week; and today is about stamp 02 which is coming from day 03.
I've got so much fun with this collection and surprisingly there is Tilda having a toothache!

Card Details;
This time I paint an autumn background on my card, I started working on this card by stamping the image not at the center of my panel because I need a space for the background.
I stamped her using Ranger dye ink and I paint everything using watercolor.
My panel was trimmed to 4 x 5 ″ and foam mounted onto a top folding white card base.

If you bought the Halloween Box from Magnolia, you should get a link and the password where you can see all the 13 videos sending nightly from 29th of October 2017

Magnolia stamp - Halloween Box day 03
Ranger dye ink - Black tie
Watercolor mediums including Winsor and Newton and Daller Rowney permanent white gouache

Thanks for being here and I'll see you again!
Have a great day, everybody!

I'm here for you | Halloween week stamp 01 - Day 01

Hi hi!!
Hello, friends and welcome back for another blog post today :)
seems I am missing awhile .. LOL!!
This time I am sharing a caring card created using the goodies I've got from Magnolia Halloween Box day 01
There are 13 bags on this series but inside are variate and I just share all the stamps start from 01 until 07, if you love / need images for caring and get well card you’ll find this set is a must-have.

Card detail ;
I started working on this card by coloring the images. I used several kind of watercolor medium and stamped her on a watercolor paper with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I also stamped a sentiment from Mama Elephant to add a matching phrase to this card.

here is the closer look;

 Supplies :
Magnolia Halloween Box day 01 | Magnolia DooHickey box | Magnolia PopUp Box
Mediums - distress ink pads | Winsor & Newton cotman
Wording - Mama Elephant

Thank you everyone for visiting me and I'll see you again on my next post very soon!

Autumn in Korea Ft. Korean Tilda

Good Day all!
It's week 01 at September and today we have a sunny day on Sunday :)
I am so happy to have something to share here, and this time I am featuring Korean Tilda from Magnolia along with my watercolor painting;

I made a simple design with this image and I try to provide an inspiration with autumn feeling, as we will meet autumn very soon and saying goodbye to summer!

Honestly, I never been to Korea and I live on the country that only have two seasons so we don't have neither summer or autumn, so for the scene that I painted that wasn't the real scene that I ever saw! I was searching around the internet and I found some photo stock about Korean village and I tried to do my doodling to capture the autumn scene, so I apologize if I can't provided the truly beauty of Korea.

I saw at movie, television and many pictures around Instagram how beautiful the scene of Korea! I wish I can go there someday especially on autumn or winter .. hopefully!

Here is a bit close up about my doodling and painting;

I am using my fave medium; watercolor! and I use some various brand, mainly Winsor and Newton but Daniel Smith also won my heart with their beautiful color. I have bought a new color : Amiata natural sienna from Daniel Smith and gosh it was beautiful warm soft yellow that I really want to have.
I also use a color from Kuretake Gansai Tambi, deep brown color and I always count on this color for Asian taste on my painting. Thanks to white guache! this paint can help to give some highlight here and there
For finishing touch, I randomly color a watercolor paper scrap with autumn color and cut it out with leaves dies from Magnolia.

Supplies :
Magnolia stamp - Korean Tilda
Leaves dies - Magnolia DooHickey Box
Canson Illustration paper
Watercolor : W&N - DS - Gansai Tambi

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you next time!

xoxo, Yulis

Doodling on traveler's notebook | Vintage peonies

Hi dear friends!
So glad to know you stopped here :)
I wish you all a happy Monday, and today I am sharing a layout on my Traveler's notebook which is my watercolor journal, so I hope you like it!

This in a layout that I use to keep all notes of color mixing, also I love to learn some flowers doodling here. and to decorate my layout I am using some stamps from Magnolia Vintage Box 5th edition named Blue Bird.

and here are some photos in zoom :
[pardon for my amateur doodling]

Color list :
Daniel Smith - English Red Ochre; Indigo; Amiata Natural Sienna
W&N Cotman series - Yellow Ochre; Hooker Green Dark; Cadmium Red

if you want to see my other scene doodling , you can click HERE

Thank you so much for reading and wish you a lovely day!!

xoxo, Yulis

You are my favorite | Learn to doodling and painting a hill scene

Happy Friday all !!!
I am so glad to say hello again to you my lovely readers :)
and today I have a card to share with you featuring a cutest image from Magnolia latest release; Sweet pants Tilda 

Look.. how cute she was!!
She is my favorite on this collection and how I adore her pose, her hair style .. seriously she is way too cute!!!

I am coloring her with watercolor, and if you spot for her blouse .. it just because I am so inspired by a pattern painted on my pencil case, you can see my Instagram post HERE.
and after I did her blouse I just can't resist to grab my pencil and doodling a hill scene behind her.
I love to use 0.2 pencil when I learn to draw. 
and then I am painting everything with watercolor.

Here is the look from another angle, 
I use tag dies from Magnolia Vintage box released some while ago and the bird is coming from the newest Magnolia Vintage Box 5 as well as the vintage script stamp that I used on the tag.
I learn to improve my doodling and painting,  I wish I can do better in the future, so I keep learn and learn .. 

So that's my card for today, I hope you like it and I will see you again on the next post.
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a lovely day!
Bye bye !!!


Winner for Magnolia DT Bloghop

Hello everyone! 
It is time to reveal the winners! 
We were just amazed by the numbers of comments in our blogs. 
We have read them all, and wish there was a prize to everyone... 
Thank you all so much for participating in our blog hop!!
And we have now randomly drown two winners, one for the Magnolia prize
and the other lucky person gets the Craft Heaven Shop prize!

Here we have ...
First the winner of the 
Magnolia prize:



A big congratulation to you!!
Please send me your full name and address to:, 
and I will forward it to Magnolia. 

and the winner of 
the Craft Heaven Shop prize is ...


A big congratulation to you!!
 Please send me your full name and address to:

Big thank you to everyone that participated! 

With love,
The Magnolia DT

Magnolia design team Blog Hop | Country Girl

Hi dear readers!!

Time flies so fast, and we are arriving on this lovely August!
I am so happy to see you again :)
Today I have another special post

Welcome to the Magnolia BLOG HOP sponsored by Magnolia rubber stamps in Sweden! and also Craft Heaven Shop!
Yey! it's your birthday / Country Girl collection

If you came here from Tina 's blog you are on the right track.
However if you just happen upon here, you can hop from HERE to start from the beginning at lovely Debbie's blog.

Ok, now I would love to share what I have for you :)
I made a card from the new release from Magnolia :
Country Collection 2017
and here we go to the blog hop ... welcome to my stop,

I made a card with a clean design but have some messages on it,
in this August, I have some special days .. some special birthday celebration and a short happy journey too .. and I want to put all the feeling together on my card today :)

here more the closer look;

I also use some dies from Magnolia DooHickey.
and more supplies : Versafine Vintage Sepia | Daniel Smith extrafine watercolor -Indigo, English red ochre | Mama Elephant words | PPP sequins
I have a video how I make this card, and it is my pleasure to share with you all ..

Okay ... that's all from me .. 
It is now time to head on over to Camilla H 's blog to enjoy the amazing creation she has create..

Magnolia will give one of you who leave a comment on every blog in the hop a lovely surprise. Craft Heaven Shop will give one of you a stamp from one of these two collections.
So keep on hopping and leave some love!
Be sure to go visit each one !
Thank you so much for stopping here :)

Love, Yulis

Country Girl at Summer Hill | Magnolia stamp new release

Hi folks!

It's me with a card using the new release images from Magnolia stamp company Sweden - Country Girl, the collection has a bunch lovely images and for my card today I am using Sitting Tilda with Clogs , Happy Swing and Swing Branch.

I stamped all three images with masking stamping technique on Canson Illustration paper and colored with watercolor. I also give my main panel the scenery about the summer hill.

Pardon if there is something missing on my scenery, but as this is a handmade card and not such a realistic picture, I think it is ok to have fun with the free imagination.

I have a video the way I am painting the scenery if you want to take a look ;)

Supplies : 
Magnolia stamp images - Country Girl | Magnolia DooHickey Dies | Winsor & Newton Cotman series watercolor

Thank's so much for stopping by!

Miss you more than just a little | Free hand watercolor painting hill and river scenery

Hello !!

It's me here and I am so glad to say hello to all my lovely readers :)

Today I am sharing a card that I made it simple yet focusing to the image it self. I am using Magnolia stamp : Flower Girl Tilda from the latest collection Believe in Unicorns.
When I saw this Tilda at the very first time, I really want to use this image to represent me, my self .. when I am missing someone and I sit on the scene to wait ..
and here are the pictures about my card :

I just add one decoration, but it means a lot!
a note.. secret note for someone very special ;)
I cut the edge using Magnolia DooHickey.

Closer .. I paint the scenery using watercolors, here I use Winsor and Newton Cotman for all the main paintings whereas the dark brown I always count on Gansai Tambi watercolor.

and this is the words from the heart ..
I Miss you more than just a little 

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you can get something from here and it would be my pleasure to bring a little inspiration for you.
I will see you again next time!

Love, Yulis

Winner for Magnolia DT Bloghop

Hello everyone!
Thank you so much for visit us at Magnolia DT Bloghop, we all are so blessed with your loves
and now ..
It's time to reveal the winners!
We were just amazed by the numbers in our blogs.
We have read them all, and there was a prize to everyone ...
But unfortunately there is only one winner for the hop,
Magnolia prize:
HAZEL from kbrandy4's creations!

A big congratulation Hazel !!
For more information, please visit Camilla's blog.

Thank you so much!
I promise to come back here again soon!!
With love,

Magnolia DT Blog Hop | Believe in Unicorns

Hi dear readers!!

It's been some times since my last post,but today I'm back!
yeah .. always good to be back :)
Today I have another special post,

Welcome to the Magnolia BLOG HOP sponsored by Magnolia rubber stamps in Sweden!

If you came here from Diana 's blog you are on the right track.
However if you just happen upon here, you can hop from HERE to start from the beginning at lovely Diana's blog.

Ok, now I would love to share what I have for you :)
I made a card from the brand new release from Magnolia :
I Believe in Unicorns Collection 2017
and here we go to the blog hop ... welcome to my stop,

When I saw this collection.. oh yeah, they are uber cute!!!! I can't choose just one as my favorite!

I am playing with : Unicorn with text and Unicorn Tilda

I also use some dies from Magnolia DooHickey.
I have a vidoe how I make this card, and it is my pleasure to share with you all ..

Okay ... that's all from me .. 
It is now time to head on over to Tanja 's blog to enjoy the amazing creation she has create..

Magnolia will give one of you who leave a comment on every blog in the hops a lovely surprise!  
So keep on hopping and leave some love!!
 be sure to go visit each one! 

Thank you so much for stopping here :)

Love, Yulis

PPP Blog Hop | Beautiful May on 2017

Hello there!

I have a special post for you today, I have a sweet friend that found around this cyber space just because I was looking for some sequins! and when I got my very first PPP sequins I was surprised! She is carrying the most beautiful sequins that I ever know :) 
and later I know that Paulina is a person with a sweet heart!
I am sharing projects using the latest release from Pretty Pink Posh and she has a great blog hop happening!

Honestly I am nervous when she asked me for a guest spot .. many crafter around her are fabulous & great artist , so I am really .. really very nervous .. but I try to make something anyway ..

I am busy like a bee .. yes, I am!
so, I need a little reminder for my self about the date of this event .. lol!!
Those Bee paper clips are made from the stamps set that Paulina sent to me, 
and here we go the blog hop!

Today is the first day of the blog hop and you should have arrived from Melody Rupple 's Blog and she is featuring her amazing projects, if you have lost your way, there is a list at the bottom of this post..
PRIZES : Be sure to hop along the way and leave comments as there are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 5/17/2017. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

and welcome to my stop ...

Currently I just love  to do some doodling, water coloring, color chart journey .. on my traveler's note book  .. and about May .. this month brings various feeling for me! I just imagine about the flower blooms, all the charming of this season and yeah .. the Build a Bloom stamp set is perfect! I made a pattern paper using that stamp, cut the edges using the Scallop Borders 2 dies, and manual stitched on the top of that panel.
Wording is coming from Thoughtful Greetings stamps set.
I also stamped some flowers and excuse me for my amateur lettering .. as a beginner I still learn .. then I blow out some green paint using a straw, to get a little artsy look, and the final touch I adhere some newest sequins ; 6 mm Champagne - 4 mm Champagne - Mini Sparkling clear flower.
 I love to say ...  Hello May!!!

here is another story ..

I almost always have a story behind my creation/projects .. :)
little story about this .... I miss my son who is studying abroad, I am thinking of him everyday .. when he is home we are very pleased .. and yeah .. everything is better when he is around!
I have two sons and both having my heart but being nestle together is the most wonderful moment :)
So, the Bee Friends stamps set & dies  is seriously won my heart! as perfect as the Build a Bloom
stamp & dies, their coordinating dies made everything more easy too.
I love making my scene using both of them. 

Here are more photos in case you want to look more closer ..

I am using Kuretake Gansai tambi for the scenery & Zig Clean color real brush for the bees and flowers
Bees : Natural Gray - Yellow - Light Brown - Blue Gray - Haze Blue - Light Pink
Flowers & Leave : Olive Green - Light Pink - Pale Rose - Light Brown - Yellow

and pardon that I can't resist to make another project using the Build a Bloom  .. I promise this is the last .. hee hee ...

I stamps the flowers and leaves using Versafine toffee and color with watercolor , splatter teal color here and there as well as some gold from Kuretake starry gansai paint.
I made an envelope for 4 bar card size, cut again the opener part using the Scallop border dies, and I wrap my envelope using the pattern paper I have made.
All words coming from Thoughtful Greetings.

Okay ... that's all from me .. 
It is now time to head on over to Suzy Plantamura's blog to enjoy the amazing creation she has create..
remember if you have lost your way,
 these are the amazing talents in the hop… be sure to go visit each one! 

Thank you for reading and Have a fun Blog Hop!