June 28, 2012

Sneak peek for Martha Stewart Living's class

My apologies for the delayed information
about my workshop with Martha Stewart Living
-Rumah Inspirasi event-
that I posted here.
They hosted so many events every weekends,
and dealing with it according to
which event happen first.
Mine is finally will take place next weekend,
so it's all settled....
and here is the sneak peek......

The project is making a simple
mini album using G45 line papers,
for beginners and intermediate scrappers.
Will finish it in about 2 hours,
including altering the papers
using fun (and messy) technique.

The detail:
Scrapbook workshop
Saturday, July 7th 2012
Grand Indonesia East Mall
Fee: 300.000 IDR
including: full kits, 6 months free of
Martha Stewart Living mag registration,
goodie bag,snack and door prize!
(How COOL is that?)

Dress code : touch of brown

Please bring:
cutting tools & matt, glue, double tape,
foam tape, apron if needed.
Photos not necessary, just add at home.

Only 20 spots available,
so you better act fast...
Register to:
or promotion 39837420 ext.3401
or come to information desk Rumah Inspirasi 
at Grand Indonesia 2nd fl
(in front of Gramedia)
before the date.

So exciting to see you there!

June 22, 2012

My next decoration project

'Fez is Europe but closed;
Marrakesh is Afrika but open.
Fez is black, white and grey;
Marrakesh is red.'

-John Gunther; Inside Africa, 1955-

Eat&Eat -crEATing food adventure- food court
is growing fast.
And now they are ready to open the 5th & 6th
at Bali and Casablanca, Jakarta,
next month.

With almost no spare time between the 
two openings for their places,
my husband and me had to split the team,
the work,
and the headache.
He took charge for the one in Bali
with Mediterranean style,
while I had the honor to daydream about 
Moroccan style every day with no ease at all.

While we get some fresh air to decorate it
with new style than all previous Eat&Eat
(which you can check here,here,here and here)
this also require all new surveys, studies, 
hunting places, colors chart, 
and perhaps, new brain.

It will all be ready 
in these couple weeks for you to enjoy,
but for now,
my to-do-list is pilling crazily high every day,
my head screams for a break,
and lack of sleep drive me to the edge.

You don't want to meet me now days.

Till next month!

June 11, 2012

Second tutorial for Smash Book

First, sorry to tell you,
the above pic is not the result page 
of today's tutorial for Smash Book.
It's not always convenient for me to 
take pictures after pictures using iPhone
during my time doing art.
Especially the one like the above,
when all the mediums required two messy hands,
one subconscious mind working,
and sometimes, also a superhero's full speed,
 before the effect dried.

I am talking about the pages behind this one.
Which is this :

Ugly, I know.

And I assume many of you 
are afraid to use heavy medium on Smash Book
because you don't want to get this kind of
ugly pages afterwards.
*come on, show me your grin*

While I myself don't mind,
this pages kept me clueless for weeks.
Added some bookmark and label and
even tried to sparkle it with
Tide Pool- Glimmer glitter paint,
aaaand, still no good.

Until yesterday,
I finally decided to cover the ink spread
with papers.
But love the words there,
So I put the papers after the words.

And to the other page, 

For you who had seen my Smash Book in real world,
you know I don't fancy clean edges
or evenly page sizes.
Whenever I had the chance to vary the edges,
like this one,
I will jump happily to it.

And the page behind it was happy too.

Continue on the layering,

Alter some when necessary,

I was getting excited at this point,
and felt this one will be a good page.
Digging my stash for some strong image.
I still need to cover more ink spread.
Found it!

Slip a layer again before the image.
Love it.

Moving to the other page,
I found this card and color very soothing.
And the rose match!

Don't forget to zoom out every once in awhile,
checking the composition for two spread pages
is important.

Zoom in again.
I found this corner bothering.
Drastic change, not nice.

But I don't want to cover up the roses here,
so the solution is something transparent.

Washi tapes, anyone?

One stripe was not enough,
I added one more.

Oh, well, maybe one more stripe.
Three is a good number, eh?

Altered it again,

Use two tones of distress ink.
Spray it with water.

Heating tool must be in reach.

While thinking on what to write,
I tested several pens and markers.
For the size, the color tones,
and if it's still good after long time storing.

 The Faber Castel PITT artist pen
was the winner this time.

Outlined them with Uniball Signo 1.0.

Do not make it a perfect outlines.
Perfect is boring.

Me in love with small envelopes recently.
This space will be good for one.
Nyam. Nyam. NYam.

More thoughts.
Just make it smaller than the previous one,
so the two pages will not compete
with each other.

Time to zoom out again.

I love how the first mission, which is,
to cover the ink spread was successfully done.
could you see that
the upper sections still need something?
Something to connect the two pages.

I picked up this mask.

And the absolutely stunning effect from
Stampendous embossing enamel.
You have to stock up all the colors, I told you.
All gorgeous!

The corner still need something,
so I added this tag.
Brads should be within reach too.

one more round for altering,

I am very happy with the result.

Hoping this simple tutorial
will encourage you more to try many mediums.
Embrace the spill, spread, and squirt
that will appear anywhere in the book,
which will lead you to more adventure
in exploring your Smash Book.

Perfect is boring. 
So don't even try.

June 7, 2012

Family's layout - 12x12

One of my kind and sweet student, Agnes,
asked me in the class last month,
"Ci, seems long time you haven't made
12x12 layout again."

She knew.
I haven't got the luxury time.

But oh, I so need it.
A not-for-class-layout thing.
So, here it is.

And, I feel good.
Thank you, Agnes.

June 5, 2012

mini quilted homes

Get what I really really want.
Mini quilted homes!
They are even better than I first expected.
More vibrant and detailed.

They will appear in a project soon!

June 1, 2012

Workshop with Rumah Inspirasi on July

My next scrapbooking workshop 
for beginner and intermediate level,
is on schedule
on Martha Stewart Living magazine today.

They launch the program,
"Rumah Inspirasi"
-house of inspiration-
at Grand Indonesia Mall Jkt
from June 2 - August 11.

Many craft, decorating, cooking,
gardening and home keeping workshops 
will be there every weekends.
Check out the sched on their web
and how to register.

this month I have to finish up
the decoration for another Eat&Eat,
at Casablanca Jakarta
with Moroccan style!!
Very interesting and challenging.

Will keep you update!

About me

  • I am a woman who fell in love with papers and words long enough before with boys. Therefore, scrapbooking, writing, reading, and art journaling are just things that complete me. I live happily in Bandung, Indonesia, with my husband, Audy Kusnadjaja, and 2 adorable kids adore me. Isn't life sweet?
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Be careful while going inside my home here. Your clothes may gets stain if you happen to walk by my still wet canvas, or stumbled upon our piles of books everywhere, and come out with a scrap paper sticking to your shoes. But I promise you, you'll enjoy the time spending here. Tea or coffee?
  • The beginning
  • Last preparation
  • Artsy Girl's scrapper bag
  • Artsy Girl's mini album
  • Back to school
  • You rock!
  • Doilies for memories
  • Becoming an artist
  • Scrap my heart away
  • Too much of good things
  • Yellow sometimes
  • Double pages
  • Some layouts
  • Don't reinvent the wheel
  • Tips for dividing scrap time
  • Back to school album
  • Christmas album 2009
  • A month to play, a month to learn
  • 'Life happens' album
  • My girl's b'day album
  • Recycling the baby book
  • My boy's b'day album
  • About stranger
  • Make something every day
  • 2009 Art journals - bounded
  • Art journals - begin
  • 2009 Daily Journal
  • 2008 Daily Journal
  • Cracked
  • Parade
  • Hierarchy
  • Fleeting
  • Legendary
  • Time
  • Voices
  • Balloon
  • Wise
  • Repair
  • String
  • First painting
  • Life of two girls-treasure box
  • Box of memories
  • Making your own embellishment
  • A month to play and learn
  • Art journal album cover
  • Week in The Life - 2011
  • Week in The Life - 2010
  • Week in The Life - 2009
  • Week in The Life - 2008
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  • My Artist Papers

  • Wings in The Cage - series
  • Where is it ? - click here
  • New place - click here
  • Eat&Eat Kelapa Gading
  • Eat&Eat - part 2
  • Kartika Sari-kebon jukut
  • Warung Talaga-PVJ
  • Sagoo restaurant Bogor
  • Eat&Eat 2 - Gandaria City
  • Goela Merah - foodcourt
  • Ba-koel - foodcourt
  • MariSini - food stall
  • Eat&Eat 3 - Surabaya
  • Warung Talaga Ciwalk - new place
  • Wajan restaurant
  • Warung Talaga - Serpong
  • Eat&Eat 4 - Serpong
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