The Winner of my Book Blog Giveaway!

I can't believe its already July 31 and am about to announce the winner of my Blog Giveaway!
Above is the picture of the book along with some of the scrapbook materials am putting in with the book for the lucky winner!

The winner via random.org is comment number 14
(*in case I draw my own comment I have to re-generate a new number)

Congratulations to Peggy of Peggy ApplSEEDS!
I'll be coresponding with you via email to get your courier details!

Thanks again to everybody who joined!
You all can't believe how much I enjoy doing this and will be posting more in the future!  
Have a great weekend!

-the weekend artist- 


the weekend artist big idea #2: Blog Banner Stories

This is the first blog banner I used. It's a photo I took during our last trip to Boracay.
I used it for the banner because at that time I was excited with my upcoming trip(I just finished booking our tickets that time) plus I wanted to show where I am from(from the islands of the Philippines).

I incorporated a logo which I am using consistently for all my blog banners.
It might get confusing because of my need for constant change but it feels right. I like that it also tells a story. Im thinking Google banner that you know it is the still same google logo but designed differently.
I love that my banners shows where I am now, how 'Im feeling or just simply because I like it that's why I used it=).
I used PS for almost everything and effects I've found here and there.

Here's the 2nd banner I made. It was in anticipation of the Mad Tea Party which I joined and did wonders for my blog. I love this banner so much because I love the book and the movie! It felt right at the time to join the blog party but I admit I was stressed a bit when the it was crunch time since I was so new into blogging. But it was definitely worth the effort.
Check out my Mad Tea Party post here:

I used bricks texture to match the somewhat organic-morbid-fantasy feeling I got from watching the latest Alice in wonderland movie.

And here's my latest one which I finally am using. I decided to add another layer via PS to make it more dreamy. I guess Im at a stage in my life or moment when I feel like taking a seat and looking back at where I have been and looking forward to what I want to do in the future. Plus my bucketlist keeps on popping up in my head!

Again I used my TWA logo to maintain consistency since am a newbie blogger and have changed my blog banner so many times(sorry can't help it!).


Can you belive it's the 3rd week of july! The end of my Blog Giveaway is near! Hope you will all still join!

-The Weekend Artist-


The Sketchbook Project

  I got a surprise in the mail! My sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project finally arrived!!
I was actually afraid it got lost in the mail so I posted on their online helpdesk but here it is finally!
I was a bit disappointed in the size but oh well it's easier to carry that way!
The package contains the official sketchbook, rules and tips, and the important dates(when to send in your sketchbook...etc)

So what is the sketchbook project? You actually register and buy the book to participate for a minimal fee of $25.00. You get to select from the drop down menu a topic/theme for your own sketcbook.
You basically have free rein for what you will draw on your book.
There is a deadline for returning your sketchbook.
Then it gets to travel together with all the others to different cities(a total of 14) in the US and Canada.
So yipee for me since I have tons of relatives abroad who I think would love to see it(or I could coerce to see it!). 
People can check it out on tour and you get alerts everytime it's checked out. 
You have an option to have it digitized for $20.00. 

Here you sill see by the barcode what theme I selected for my sketchbook.
I'll be posting from now on progress on my sketchbook under the catgeory sketchbook project.

Btw, my Blog Giveaway is still on-going til the end of the month!
click the link here to get there: TWA BLOG GIVEAWAY

paalam hanggang sa muli!
-the weekend artist- 


A Blog Giveaway(CLOSED)

Finally it's here as promised I am doing a blog giveaway and am giving out a book! It is entitled 
The book is all about ALICE who turned out to be a 'real' PRINCESS ALYSS!
It's a "scrapbook" of collected letters, journal writings, doodles, and art of the lost princess.
Quite a fun read with all the letters, pop-up maps and even a deck of cards. 

Its actually a thank you to all the people who joined, visited and who are following my blog specially through the Mad Tea Party Blog hop! and I thank Vanessa of http://afancifultwist.typepad.com for hosting the party! 
It actually made me obsessed with cupcakes and Alice in Wonderland books for quite sometime!

Plus today is my MOMS birthday! 
Happy birthday mom!!

 So here's how to win! Joining the giveaway starts today til the end of July 31,2011.
I will be drawing the winner(via http://www.random.org/) that day at 12:01 pm Manila time.

All you need to do is either one of the following or all if you love me =)
1. Follow my blog via Networked Blogs or Google Connect(it's on my wall)
2. Like my page on facebook and follow me on twitter(if you don't have a blog)
3. Post my button on your wall linking it to the blog give-away(the button will be on my wall)

Don't forget to post a comment here stating which one of the above you did. 
for Facebook and twitter followers please leave your profile name as well.

That's it! So easy and I'll be throwing in surprise materials for scrapbooking =) 
Thanks Everybody!

Bye for now!
-the weekend artist- 

Congratulations to Peggy of Peggy ApplSEEDS!

I'll be coresponding with you via email to get your courier details!

Thanks again to everybody who joined!
You all can't believe how much I enjoy doing this and will be posting more in the future!
Have a great weekend!

-the weekend artist-


The Weekend Artist Series #2-01 Web of Dreams

I've been wanting to do a digital artwork to replace my profile pic as well as do another version for my blog banner. I did this freehand straight from PS. This is a result of some layer erasing, paint effects and a bit of color tweaking. I still have to practice a lot with doing freehand digital painting.

I call this Web of Dreams because I wanted to show her(the subject is me) in a sort of dreamy state with all her dreams entangled in her hair. But again it didn't turn out the way I wanted it. Well, life's like that and sometimes you do have to cope because things don't turn out the way you planned it. I used the colors that fit my mood currently and maybe psychologically as well... coz I wanted to wear my rose-colored top out today(which I did for a night out!)

Started with a rough sketch via PS.

Colored it in.

I added layers to give it a 3d effect. 

I love changing my blog banner to fit what I feel I the moment or show what current state I am or what I am doing. So this will go up on the banner sometime soon.

On a different note, I want to thank all those who stopped by for my previous post and left their comments. 
I really feel overwhelmed with all the visits. I still have an overdue Blog Giveaway coming up related to my previous post. I just might post it in a day or 2. The winners I will announce next weekend to match my moms birthday celebration.

Again thanks to everybody from the Mad Tea Party and specially to Ms. Vanessa of  
http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/ it did wonders for me...thank you for welcoming us to your enchanting world!

have a happy weekend! 
-the weekend artist-