October 27th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Lookie here – a Discount Coupon for you!

20% OFF Discount Coupon @ Studio Ztampf! - http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Ztampf

Use Coupon Code ZTAMPFRIGHT20 to receive 20% OFF Discount on your next purchase at Studio Ztampf! from now through October 29th, 2012. Valid for anything there! Do not miss this ;)

Just in time for Halloween, here comes Hipstagramix Halloween!

Hipstagramix Halloween at http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Hipstagramix-Halloween-Photo-Edges-Overlays-Shadows.html
Hipstagramix Halloween at http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Hipstagramix-Halloween-Photo-Edges-Overlays-Shadows.html
Hipstagramix Halloween at http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Hipstagramix-Halloween-Photo-Edges-Overlays-Shadows.html

Here comes the fourth set in the Hipstagramix Series! Just in time for a ztampfrightastic Halloween, now in larger size at 9 x 9 inches! A perfect companion to the Hipstagramix Grunge, Hipstagramix Dreamy and Hipstagramix Painted, makes creating artistic, painterly looking photos so quick and easy.

My dear brother gifted me an iPhone and two of the apps that I most often use are Hipstamatic and Instagram. They make taking cool looking photos very easy and fun with their arrays of photo edges and filters. This has inspired me to create this set that I named Hipstagramix in homage to the source of the inspiration. Your photos will look instantly hip with Hipstagramix!

This Hipstagramix provides you with 6 photo-edges/frames + 6 photo overlays + 6 drop shadows + a square clipping mask for the photo (9″x9″). Mix and match these elements and you will get a variety of awesome ‘filters’. Combine two or more overlays with two or more borders, you’ll get even more! Play with the opacity levels and layer blending mode – the possibilities are endless! You’ll have fun using this set and you’ll love how it transform your photos!

See how it’s being used in layouts – mostly done with Haunting Pirates and Ghostown Series:

Find more ztampfrightastic Halloween stuff here at
http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Ztampf/?catid=271

Now don’t forget to make use of your Discount Coupon above ;). Have a wonderful weekend!

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September 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »

It’s the end of September and autumn is coming in some parts of the world! 30th of September is the expiry date of the ZTAMPF7TH 30% OFF Discount Coupon! Have you used yours yet? If not, here are some suggestions on what to use it for! Some of my personal favorites for autumn:

The Floralique Collection is a timeless series filled with unique elements, great for autumn projects and beyond. Also available as separate packs, but you will save big with the Collection – especially when combined with the ZTAMPF7TH 30% OFF Discount Coupon!

The Nocturn Delights Series evokes magical atmosphere filled with imaginative joyful things, wonderful for various projects. I was thinking of dreamy mid-summer night parties with dancing children and fairies…

And now, for the excitingly spookilicious selection for your Halloween projects!

I created this Ghostown Series back in 2008 and it remains one of my most favorite kits I ever made. I still remember the moment I got the inspiration to create the luminous, wispy ghost overlays and how it then developed into a full grown kit filled with ztampfilicious gothic decadence crafted in fine details. The Ghostown proved to be a versatile series too – great for projects beyond Halloween!

Ghostown Package Saving

If you’re into pirates… Well, this one is just for you! I vividly recall the joyful thrill I felt when working on this Haunting Pirates Series… drawing the wispy cobweb strands one by one, painting in details unto the gleaming skulls, putting together the floating, ghostly skeletons, forging the swords, dabbing the blood stains… Well… see them for yourself:

The Masqueradia Set is just awesome for costume parties, it is easy to make with fabulous results! I’ve used them myself for a few Halloween parties :)

There are more to choose from, just don’t forget to make use of your 30% Discount Coupon which valid through September 30th only! Hurry Up!

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December 9th, 2010 | 3 Comments »

Wings by FhungAs many of you must have been aware by now, I just LOVE wings! I have made various kinds of wings from various materials from paper to wire to canvas to porcelain. But I have never made wings that I can wear myself! Not a long time ago I watched The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus on DVD and there I got my inspiration for a wearable pair of wings! So for Halloween this year, I decided to make some with my older step-daughter who was visiting us then.

I envisioned my prêt-à-porter wings to be somewhat steampunkish – with leather straps and brass snap buttons. The wings themselves would be made from wire-mesh sheets that I already have. So one fine day we went to Shamsuipo to get some leather straps and brass snap buttons. Well, leather straps turned out to be a tad too expensive so we got a roll of gross-grain ribbon in nice thickness instead. Then I found this ribbon that has a row of inconspicuous snap buttons already sewn onto it at regular intervals which gave me an idea on how to put the strap together!

First thing is the shape of the wings. I drew a template on a piece of drawing paper, then trace it onto the brass wire-mesh. Next I cut into shape with a pair of craft scissors. The wire-mesh sheet is soft enough so it was easy enough to scissor the shape. Next I took out my tool box to create the embossed ‘feather’ lines. You can use anything with smooth rounded head for this. A tea spoon worked perfectly to create a pillowy embossing inside the lines!

The trickier part is the straps. The black strap is the one with the snap buttons already sewn on it – and I made use of this feature to secure the wings onto the strap, and then inserting the horizontal straps into the intervals between the snap buttons. This way the horizontal straps are still flexible. You put the wings on by inserting your head through the V opening at the top. The horizontal straps open and close with thin velcro snaps at the side. They fit snugly around our ribcage, right under the bust.

Finally I prettied it all up with some jewelery findings and sparkling rhinestones! Phoebe wore the one that I made, and I wore the one that Phoebe made!

And the scary looking guy with her on the right? It’s her father (yup, my darling husband!). For the first time he has agreed to let me transform him into a ghostly, blood-thirsty looking vampire. And he thrived in the role too – scared quite a few people around! No, it was not blood that he was drinking! It’s wine and not even red!

And me? My look was inspired by a music video that Phoebe showed me the night before on YouTube: Jón “Jónsi” Thor Birgisson of arty Icelandic ensembleSigur Rós. I happened to have these black feathers fastened onto a strip of ribbon. And I have this old plastic headband with a slit in the middle. Perfect to insert the feathers in! And voilà! My birdy headress was ready! The make up was supposed to look birdy too – but I don’t think people see it that way. Never mind, I quite enjoyed it myself :). I think I looked quite scary too… especially when I stared hard with my eyes opened wide… It was quite a fun opportunity to dress up and to wear wings! That’s why I love Halloween!

In case you are wondering, the Halloween event we attended was the one in our neighborhood, down at the piazza. This year it was more festive with golf-cart parade (private cars are not allowed in the community, those who can afford it can buy or rent a golf-cart instead!). There was also a Haunted Castle – which was quite fun with kids from a local theatre group playing the ghosts. Some of them were really good too!

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October 29th, 2010 | No Comments »

Time really does not wait for anyone! Halloween is just around the corner – are you ready for it? What do you plan for it? I plan to make a set of wings from copper wire-mesh together with my elder step-daughter once I’m back in Hong Kong! I’ll be sure to take pictures to share with you later :).

Meanwhile… have you checked Studio Ztampf! for Halloween goodies? Host a Halloween party? Need a quick and easy and yet unique and beautiful costume for it? Well, check out the Masqueradia Print’N Cut! It is a set of 6 printable masks that are great for children and adults alike:

See them in action on me:

The Ghostown Series is perfect to scrap your Halloween photos with its luscious gothic flavour for spooky and yet elegant Halloween – combined with the fun ghost overlays:

Also available as Separate Packs:

Talking about overlays, have you got the popular Lumoz Overlay Set? It provides you with no less than 16 full-page overlays to add that fun and cool, luminous ghostly creatures to your projects with timeless, eerie appeal. Check it out now:

Love the glow-in-the-dark look of Lumoz? Well, take a look at Nocturn Delights… it is full of luminous delights in an atmosphere of magic and mystery, wonderful for non-scary Halloween photos:

Nocturn Delights Package Saving is also available which consists of the Nocturn Delights Kit, Nocturn Delights Ensembles and Nocturn Delights Album:

Looking for something cute for children? Just get this Appliquettes No.2:

And this versatile and artsy Gothikology ARTiStrokes has just been made available to Studio Ztampf! For this weekend only (through October 31st), this set is available at 33% off, that is only $1.99 for 12 unique ARTiStrokes, each is provided in 3 different finishes – that is 36 pieces total! What a great deal! Don’t miss it:

And finally… if you haven’t seen my latest Halloween offering… please say hello to the Haunting Pirates – not for the faint of heart though! Your teenagers and the young spirited would love this series with the cool looking skeletons and cutlass and cobweb and all… Ready?

Now, this Haunting Pirates Package Saving is the best deal: not only you’ll get the whole series at a Discounted Price, you’ll also get an exclusive Bonus Pack filled with versatile goodies:

Separate Packs are also available:

Well, what are you waiting for? Hurry up and grab your loot from the Halloween Section of Studio Ztampf! now!

 

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October 24th, 2010 | No Comments »

While the Haunting Pirates Package Saving in which you’d receive a Bonus Pack and automatically save $6 is clearly the best deal, I’d understand if some of you might prefer to get just the bits and pieces… And they are now available! Yay!

The Haunting Pirates Kit:

 

The Haunting Pirates Ensembles:

 

The Haunting Pirates QuickPage Album:

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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October 17th, 2010 | 2 Comments »

 

 


Haunting Pirates…

I’m writing this in my old room in Jakarta, Indonesia at 6:21 a.m. No, I didn’t get up that early – I haven’t slept a wink! The internet connection here is extremely, terribly sloooooow, it is taking forever to upload my latest and coolest Halloween series which I can’t wait to reveal to you all.Ooh… shiver me timbers! The Haunting Pirates are here!

This is a new record to me: it took me almost 9 hours to upload just the Kit! Not to mention the Ensembles and the QuickPages Album. But I hope it will worth it ;).

Take a closer look, the details are amazing even if it’s me who says so! Let your adventurous imagination run wild with the Haunting Pirates! It is fun not just for Halloween, but also for art journaling, heavy metal music concerts, and of course… any pirate-related stuff! Uaaaaaarrrgh….!!!

Also available as separate packs in the next few days (not available yet as of this moment):
Haunting Pirates Kit, Haunting Pirates Ensembles Set and Haunting Pirates QuickPage Album.

Use coupon code ztampfreaking to get a further $4 OFF which makes the total saving to a whopping $10 when you purchase the Haunting Pirates Package! Oh and there is a Bonus included in the Package Saving too. Sweetest deal, I’m telling ya!

Aaand… Remember to tell all your fellow Ztampf! lovers to join Ztampf!@ Facebook. When we reach 500 fans, every single member of Ztampf! @Facebook will receive an Exclusive Mini Kit not available anywhere else! We are getting closer so go on and invite your fellow Ztampf!lovers to hit this Like Button   and bring them all to Ztampf! @Facebook.

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October 19th, 2009 | No Comments »

It’s being sent in batches so it might take some time to reach you. You could also read the Ztampfever #49 here.

For those been waiting for the Ztampf! MINI CraftyCalendar 2010 Kit, it is here: Global English Version and US English Version. UPDATED: Deutsche Version is now available too!

And there is a brand new little thing for your Halloween projects too:

Now get your discount coupon from the Ztampfever #49 ;).

Have a wonderful week ahead!


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November 1st, 2008 | No Comments »

… to use your 35% OFF Discount Coupon!

NOW EXTENDED THROUGH NOV.1,

LAST DAY TO USE YOUR COUPON:


for help using the coupon, just click here.

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October 24th, 2008 | No Comments »

Brighten Up! It’s not all doom and gloom…

Although the global economy is indeed full of doom and gloom
your Thanksgiving and Halloween don’t have to!
Unusual situation calls for unusual relief:

Get 35% OFF Discount with this coupon code:
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Good from Friday, 24 October through Friday, 31 October 2008
for any digital download products at Ztampf!Shop
except for Package Saving, Gift Certificates and Licenses.
Valid for One Use Per Person.
No minimum purchase is necessary.
For help using the Coupon Code, just click here.
ENJOY!

Some new ztampfabulous goodies to use your precious coupon code for:

Have a ztampfabulous weekend :)

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October 19th, 2008 | 1 Comment »

When my step-daughters were here recently we spent sometimes together making stuff in my studio with my stash of ribbons and scrap fabrics. Phoebe wanted to be a forest fairy so I helped her making somekind of bracelet with swirly ribbon strands. Bene was down with flu, so I made her a Gothic mask. I found a couple of old, full-face plastic masks that my mother got me ages ago. I knew I could make something out of them and the moment finally came. I decided to trim away the lower half of one of them full-face masks and painted it with matt black acrylic paint. Then I sew a piece of slightly ruffled ribbon on the top edges. It was a very pretty ribbon, black organza with silver beading work. I fashioned a rose from a piece of black satin ribbon and tucked a couple of long strands of the same ribbon behind it – then sew everything onto the painted mask, on the left corner. Finally I painted some subtle swirly motif around the eye holes with dark silver acrylic paint and it’s done! Bene loved it and it looked so good on her too! Too bad we didn’t take any photograph either of the mask on its own or with Bene wearing it! I plan to make another one with remaining full-face mask – when I did, I will make sure to take some photos to share with you all!

So anyway… it has inspired me to create a mask kit of my own designs for Ztampf! And here it is… the Masqueradia Print’n Cut Kit:

And thanks to Photobooth, I was able to quickly take some snapshots of me wearing them:

Masqueradia PrintN Cut Mask Templates Set

Masqueradia Print'N Cut Mask Templates Set

There are 6 shapes: each was designed to be easy enough to trim with scissors. 6 ready-to-print designs are provided; one for each shape so each member of the family would find one to suit them! The blank shape templates are also provided so you can design your very own using your own existing stash of papers and elements. You can decorate them further with actual sequins and ribbons if you want too!

This set is available now here at Ztampf!Shop. And for you Ztampfilicious readers, use this coupon code ztampfiliciousmasqueradia to receive 25% OFF Discount when you purchase the Masqueradia Print’N Cut Set. Good for one use per person through Tuesday, Oct. 21th 2008. I hope you’ll like it!

And don’t forget to benefit from the coupon code in the Ztampfever #38 newsletter for the Ghostown Package Saving either! It’s good through this Sunday, Oct. 19 2008 only!

Enjoy your weekend!

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October 17th, 2008 | No Comments »

Have you received it? Have you subscribed yet?

To subscribe, just go to: http://ztampf.com/ztampfever/?p=subscribe&id=1. If you’re subscribed but haven’t got the newsletter:
* Check your junk mail folder – it might got strayed there
* Make sure to put my email address ‘fhung[at]ztampf.com’ in your WhiteList
* Double check your registered email address in your Subscription Page to make sure it is correct and valid
* Email me if you still haven’t received it

Just don’t miss it if you want an even more saving to get the brand new all exciting Ghostown Series:

It all started with the Ghost Overlays… I wanted something a bit more sophisticated – not too cute ghosts for my Halloween pages. I think most teenagers and some adults would appreciate something like that too! And the series grew from there… with inspirations ranging from Tim Burton to The Great Expectation’s Miss Havisham to my own wardrobe and my beautiful teen-age step-daughters who loves ‘Twilights’ and vampire stories. Think romantic, dark and mysterious. Think luscious. Gothic. Baroque decadence… Some people might find some elements in this series a bit too strong, too dark and a bit frightening – but these elements can also be used in playful ways – which would transform their darkness to something lighter and fun.

Anyway, it was impossible to use just one small preview image to show the ghost overlays as most of them span page wide so I made extra preview images providing closer views of the luminous translucent ghost overlays (also available as a separate pack):

And here is the Ghostown PaperPack – a few of them made use of some of the overlays and 3 solid parchment papers are included (not shown in the preview):

And the Ghostown Accent Pack is so full of unique beautiful things I was so excited creating them! Some of my most favorites are:

- The shredded lacy tulle draperies (they are in jet black, pearl grey and ghost white – each in slightly different arrangement)

- The ‘mirror’ Gothic frames with scratched old surface. Place a photo behind it, especially those with dark background – it will look like a reflection from the distant past! There is the Oval and the Rectangular. A separate cobweb overlay is included. It was designed for the Rectangular one but you can crop parts of it to be used anywhere!

- The Jewel Spider – it’s so pretty! Its mechanical-looking legs gives it a modern touch. Provided as a brooch and hanging from a string of garnet.

- The blood stained polaroids… I think they are cool. I realize that it might seem a bit gory but you can use it for photo about your son scrapping his knee or something like that too! Not just for vampires… :).

- The corsages, the dark and yet vibrant big roses… and more!

The best part is that most of them can be used for scrapping various other themes beside Halloween. I like versatile stuff!

You will appreciate the rich details in them all! Check out the Ensembles and the QuickPage Album too:

Layouts I did with this series (click for larger view to see more details of the papers and elements from the series:

Get them and discover all the delightful fright of the bewitching Ghostown!

Have a wonderful weekend :)

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