August 21st, 2011 | No Comments »

We hear all sorts of sound almost every moment of our waking life – sometimes even when we’re asleep. How does sound affect you? What kind of sounds speak to you the most? What kind of sounds you find unbearable? I found the sound of birds chirping and toddlers chattering to be most delightful – always makes me smile, while sound of people shouting in anger to be very unpleasant. I also enjoy listening to the hum of daily life, the sound of neighborhood – distant and yet close. It is familiar and comforting.

The word ‘Sound’ also has another meaning, which has a positive value as in ‘sound health’, ‘sleeping soundly’, ‘sound argument’, and so on. I wonder how this came to be! Do any of you know?

Now, how is it for you? What kind of sounds you find most pleasing? What kind of sound you find disturbing? What does the word ‘sound’ invoke in you?

All these thoughts came to mind when I picked the word ‘Sound’ from a list of words provided by Tangie as the theme for my contribution for her Art Journal Caravan Parcel #34. It is so inspiring, I had to create these ‘Sound PaperPack‘ to add to it :). Of course, these papers are also versatile to be used with any of Ztampf! kits.

Just take a closer look… The delicate details are truly wonderful even if it’s I who say so :).

See these amazing layouts that the talented Z!Girls have made with them
(Notes: Items from Parcel #34 Art Journal Caravan at Studio Tangie are used in most of the layouts featured here. The rest are from various other Ztampf! kits):

by Lynn, with Sound Paper Pack and elements from Parcel #34 Art Journal Caravan

 

by Carolyn, with Sound Paper Pack and elements from Parcel #34 Art Journal Caravan

 

by Tracy, with Sound Paper Pack and elements from Parcel #34 Art Journal Caravan, stitching is from Adventouriste ARTiStitches

 

by Tracy, with Sound Paper Pack and elements from Liquid Kit and Seashore Kit

 Get ‘Sound PaperPack‘ and Parcel #34 Art Journal Caravan now!

 

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August 17th, 2011 | No Comments »

Are you ready for the autumn?

20% OFF until Sunday, Aug. 21st only!

Studio Mix #6
Bring Autumn Magic In
Lorie Davison – Natali – Ztampf!

“Fhung, Natali, and Lorie cordially invite you to give a big heartfelt thank-you hug to summer and a welcoming kiss to autumn with their collaboration ‘Bring Autumn Magic In’

The late summer sunsets splash the clouds with a magical golden light this time of year. The lush greens begin to fade and the rusts and wine reds of the leaves forecast the deeper shades of autumn to come. The sweetness of summer lingers and there’s still time for ice cream cones and picnics but we are ready to bring autumn magic in.

We hope our Studio Mix collaboration can help you capture the magic of this time of year in your art.”

You can purchase Bring Autumn Magic In and the B Side Add-On packs (B Side Paper Pack Add-On and B Side Clusters) at a special introductory, early bird price of 20% off until August 21st. This Mix is an awesome addition to your digital scrapbooking kit collection!



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August 17th, 2011 | No Comments »

I think at one point or another in our lives, we all like to collect something. It is human nature to want to gather and keep things that capture our fancy. Some people eventually outgrow their tendency to collect things. But some of us continue to collect things. Among us, there are some seriously dedicated collector who would pursue new addition to their collection. They keep and take care of their collection with greatest care.

I am more of what I would call a Casual Collector. I don’t make very special effort to add to my collection of various things. When I come across something that I like, I would keep them whenever possible. Along the way, I found myself collecting rocks and seashells that I often just picked from the ground during my various travels. I also collect buttons, and pieces of ribbons and strings – some are bought, some are part of gift wrapping given to me. I love tins, especially small ones – usually they are containers of candies or small trinkets. I would keep them and re-use them to store small things. I also collect nuts, screws and bolts of various sizes and finishes – these often come in handy when I need some for my art projects! I collect boxes too. Yes: packaging boxes, mailing boxes, display boxes… I just love them! I am interested in their constructions and materials, but I also just love the idea of boxes as containers of things. So I collect them, and I re-use them whenever I can. Being an artist, I tend to collect junks – things that others might think as useless, but in which I see beauty and potentials. Some of these have proven to be useful in some of my artworks while admittedly, a whole lot of them are still waiting for their eventual transformation!

So… how about you? What do you collect?

Today I want to share with you some layouts done with my new Collect Kit:

by Carolyn - who loves to collect all things Camel

 

by Carin - showcasing her son's guitar collection

 

by Lynn - who loves to collect rocks

 

by me - I also used items from Art Journal Caravan Parcel #32 that I am contributing for Tangie

That’s my super cute nephew, Lance – who at 22 months already knows how to use an iPhone! I spent a lot of time with him during my Jakarta trip recently, and yeah… I collect photos of him :).

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August 13th, 2011 | No Comments »

Freedom is a Collaborative Effort.
Yes, that’s what I believe. This is the title (and the theme) of my latest artwork, currently showing at a group art exhibition in my hometown Jakarta, Indonesia: “Motion/Sensation” Kinetic Art in Indonesia. August 4 – 21 2011, Mon – Sun 10:00 – 21:30 at the Exhibition Hall, Lower Ground Floor, East Mall, Grand Indonesia.

It is an interactive kinetic art installation. Pull the thread and the wings will flap away. The more people participate, the more vigorous the wings will flap! Freedom is not a static state, you have to continue working on it to keep it. Click the photo below to see the wings flapping in a little clip I made with my iPhone!

You can go to http://art.liefhung.com to see more of my artworks.

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August 10th, 2011 | No Comments »

Yes, there is finally a brand new kit in Studio Ztampf!
And guess what? With coupon code koleksosial you can get this Collect Kit at 20% OFF!
But don’t wait too long, this coupon is good through Fri, Aug. 12th only. You’ve been warned ;)

Don’t forget:
20% OFF for Collect Kit through this Friday only with coupon code koleksosial

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