We’re so grateful for all the opportunities that we’ve had this year so we’re giving it back to you guys with a Christmas Blog giveaway. As much as I’d like to put a lengthy post on how past few days was and stuff, I won’t since I know you’re excited to join the giveaway. 🙂
First up, we’re giving away an Asus Zenphone 2 Laser (worth Php7,995)! 🙂 Now, who wants a new phone? Just comment below why you’d like to win & follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget! 🙂
This is a great phone to have this Christmas! Here are the quick specs:
- 5.5-inch IPS touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 4 (1280×720 pixels)
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage, microSD up to 128GB
- 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash and laser-guided focus
- 5MP front camera
- Dual-SIM 4G+4G
- WiFi, Bluetooth, microUSB
- 3000mAh battery
- Zen UI on top of Android Lollipop 5
What more can you ask for from a phone? 🙂 With its ultra fast auto focus system, you will never miss a moment with this phone’s camera!
Do you want to read reviews of this phone? Here are some links that you can check out:
Update as of December 7:
We’re also giving away 5 Faber-Castell Watercolor sets! 🙂
Each set has 12 detachable colors. But, if you ask me, there’s so much that you can actually do with this! 🙂 To expand your palette, you can actually:
1) Make your colors lighter by adding water…lots of water to produce pastel hues.
2) Create desaturated tones by adding purple OR brown
3) Mix it with the colors beside it.
4) Mix 2-4 colors at a time.
For example, let’s take magenta. By applying the rules above, we get:
1) Magenta + Lots of Water = Rosy Pink (if you really want pink, you can use the white tube).
2) Magenta + Purple / Magenta + Brown
3) Magenta + Light Blue / Magenta + Red Orange / Magenta + Yellow Orange / Magenta + Cobalt Blue
4) Magneta + Red Orange + Cobalt Blue + Purple
How to Make Your Colors Vibrant
Finding Your Own Art Style
I’m actually pretty happy with this set because this is how I work. I don’t have my own red. I create my red by mixing pink & red orange. 🙂 I also love mixing bluegreen and cobalt blue with everything. So all in all, the Faber-Castell Watercolor set is a good starter kit. Yes, as you may have noticed. I’m not such a neat worker. Hehe. 😀
If you can’t wait until the promo ends, you may get your own Faber-Castell Watercolor set from all National Bookstore branches. 🙂
Also in our list of things to give away are 5 Php 1,000.00 GC’s from Thread 365! 🙂 I particularly chose this set designed by GoogooandGaga because they’re colorful! 🙂
Thread 365 is available at Common Thread Greenbelt 5, Aura Atheltica in Powerplant Mall & Bonifacio High Street, Beyond Yoga at Il Terazzo, Nothing but H20, The Ramp, Plana Forma & online.
Those who have an Instagram account may also join through that social network. Just make sure you follow the instructions on our Instagram post.
If you want to win the above prizes, follow the new instructions on our Rafflecopter widget. 🙂
Update as of December 8, 10:23am
It’s getting more & more excitingggg! 🙂 We’ve just added 10 more prizes to our list. We’re giving away 5 Lettering Progress Keepers & 5 copies 1,001 Awesome Stickers Books!
The Lettering Progress Keeper is a good paper for painting and lettering practice as it is both watercolor & ink friendly. The paper is 200gsm (grams per square meter) and it’s made by Canson which is locally distributed by Ifex Philippines.
For some of you who have already attended one of my workshops, you have encountered this same type of paper. This was also the paper I used for my Inky Doodles work which is a combo of flat watercolor washes & sumi ink outlines using a dip pen.
Of course, the cover is made by none other than Abbey Sy herself that’s why we’re giving this away! 🙂 The Lettering Progress Keeper also has a different texture on each side so you can choose if you’d like to work on a rough or smooth surface.
I was thrilled when I was asked to do a page of 65 stickers for the 1,001 Awesome Stickers book. I saw the first 2 editions of this book and thought, “Wow. How to join? I hope I get to draw for kids someday.” Fast forward to early this year, I was giddy while I was working on my page. Well, okay. I was also pressured to finish my page properly because the artists in they tapped in this book were mostly my idols from Ilustrador ng Kabataan. *#TheStruggleIsReal* Haha.
I was assigned to do landmarks in stamps! So apt that somehow, I always get a travel assignment of sorts. 🙂
1,001 Awesome stickers was published by Summit Media and is available at National Bookstore & all major bookstores.
If you want to win the above prizes, follow the new instructions on our Rafflecopter widget. 🙂
Update as of December 9:
One of the things I was grateful for this year was being asked to collaborate with Heima for their Oh Brighter Days collection. As I’ve mentioned before, I was always the type who would attend Heima parties just to witness designs and paintings being launched. I didn’t know that one day, I’d actually be asked to work with them! 🙂
Heima Paper Club
The Heima MT Spaces Exhibit
Cold Milk Culprits Exhibit at Heima Brixton
Heima in Bloom
As I’m counting down the days to giving birth and getting busy with last-minute projects and errands, I really miss being able to do abstract art! *You just don’t know how many hours have been devoted to doctor visits and baby stuff shopping & fixing our homes.*
Anyhooz, the furniture collection is still available for viewing at Heima Brixton if you’d like to relive those Oh Brighter Days! You can also get your OhBD notebooks there. The notebook has 100gsm paper and it can withstand watercolor brush strokes. It’s both lined & dotted so you guys can choose if you’d like to use it for your notes or doodles. 🙂
Recently, the Havaianas Filipinas collection was launched. Havaianas tapped three local artists and one of them was Abbey Sy. Her piece is all about traveling and exploring the unkown so I just thought it was apt to have a photo of her pair with her sketch book and sticker. 🙂
I’m a proud owner of this pair and I can’t wait to wear them during my next workout since it will be a long time ’til I go to the beach again and umm…yes…I find it hard to reach the floor so I need to let go of all my pairs of sandals soon. :D
Get to know more about the designer & the launch here:
Lettering on Flip Flops: The Havaianas Filipinas Launch
Studio Tour: Abbey Sy
Update as of December 10, 6:36pm:
I’m currently torn which one is it I’m supposed to announce first. I’m excited about the fact that we will be giving away 5 sets Faber-Castell Pitt Pens! These are the sets of the coveted brush pens. As much as you can use them for lettering, they’re also ideal for coloring in doodles, brush sketches and of course, coloring books! 🙂
I just got copies of our printed coloring books last night (Yes, we have a coloring book & you can read about it here) and pretty much spent the whole day coloring in these pages with them Pitt pens. I must say I do have a bias for using brush pens when coloring in pages like these because just like a watercolor brush, you can choose to use the tiniest point of the pen when working on tight corners. Then, you can press it down if you want to be more efficient and cover a bigger area! 🙂
They’re also good for blending and it dries quickly enough that it’s lefty friendly. *Oh, the struggles of a lefty. You just don’t know how many times I have to go out of the house with ink marks on my forearm.* Also, this is the most behaved marker I’ve dealt with so far since the ink doesn’t seep through the other pages as much as the other brands! This is such a relief because our coloring book has back-to-back pages. 😀
Each set is around Php 1,280.00 and these are available in the following: National Bookstore Mall of Asia,@scribewritingessentials, @craftcarrot,@pensgaloreph, @eurekamomentsph and @doodlevilleph on Instagram! And oh, speaking of Pitt pens, we’re launching our coloring book this Sunday, 4-6pm at SM Megatrade Hall 3. Attend a free demo & the first 100 will get free coloring sheets! 🙂 Yep, you will get to try those Faber-Castell Pitt pens there and other coloring materials. Read more about the coloring book launch here.
Update as of December 11, 3:06pm
Abbey Sy is giving away 5 signed copies of her best-seller, The ABCs of Hand Lettering! 🙂
I don’t know how to describe the book to you when I know that a lot of you have already stumbled upon this! 🙂 Haha. Her book encourages people how to get started with lettering: from the terms to lay-outing, inking with lots of sample works to be inspired by!
So grateful to have been one of the featured artists too! 🙂 I’m not 100% a letterer but I really enjoy digitizing my brush lettering work for comics and invite and recently, our coloring book.
Abbey is also giving away 5 of her sketch pads!
These have 50 pages of dotted sheets which is perfect for lettering, doodling and drafting! 🙂
These two things go perfectly together don’t you think? 🙂 Even the quote on the sketch book is so apt!
Update as of December 14, 10:12am:
You may have almost guessed it when we placed a photo of this on Twitter. yep, we’re giving away 5 Around the World with the Googly Gooeys Coloring Books! 🙂
This coloring book and activity was born out of our love to travel. Know more about it here.
If you can’t wait though, this travel coloring book will also be available in National Bookstore branches this week. 🙂
So, aside from the coloring book above, I’m also grateful to have been part of these two Ilustrador ng Kabataan (INK) coloring books. When I was posting WIP’s of the Around the World with the Googly Gooeys on Instagram, a lot of you have been requesting for my dancing doodles to be included in it. So, when I had the opportunity to submit, I chose two Filipino-themed dances namely Singkil & Tinikling.
Staring at these three coloring books makes me laugh. It brings me back to a crazy time when I had to work on my coloring sheets, submit these two sheets, submit stuff for the INK exhibit, prepare a presentation for the Color Pop Fair and prepare for a couple of workshops. *OMG, I survived!*
These coloring books also have 60 pages of drawings each & was done by a team of 78 illustrators all in all! *Yasss!* They were also published by Take Five, an imprint of Anvil Publishing, Inc. and will be available in National Bookstore branches starting this week! Tag me on Instagram & Twitter when you get your copy!
Updated as of Dec 19, 5:53am
My two loves in one photo! If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you know how much of a chocolate addict I am! Just do a search of chocolates on this site and you’ll find too many posts about it. 🙂
So guess what? We’re giving away 10 boxes of Kitkat Rubies! 🙂 We’re so happy we have these in the line up! These are made up of truffle and wafer. So much hazelnut goodness it’s actually hard to stop once you’ve started opening one. Remember the Kitkat Rubies post here? The box was only half-opened because most of them have magically disappeared. 😀 Each box is Php 450.00 and is available in supermarkets. 🙂 Now you know what to give your friends & relatives this Christmas!
Update as of December 22, 4:48am:
Wow! Thank you for making it this far! So far, we’re down to the last prize!
Letters from ABC is a project by Abbey Sy. This is a box with 26 designs & 52 postcards. You know what feeling when you just love a postcard and you can’t seem to give it away? Yep, that’s why there’s two every design.
The designs are hand-painted and it covers all the letters of the Alphabet hence it’s dubbed as Letters from ABC. 🙂
This is the reason why we’re holding the giveaway. While we were finishing our respective projects, we would meet up and work together. We dubbed ourselves as officemates because it seemed like it! We were chasing deadlines, managing content, thinking about our lay-outs, juggling deadlines and trying to keep each other sane because while we were busy with this, we also had workshops, events and blog posts to keep up with aside from our personal lives!
Anyway, enough of the drama. I just want to say, congratulations to zee officemate for coming up with this! I’m so happy with the pattern on the box too! This is one of them designs that didn’t make it to the ABCs of Hand Lettering but I always thought it deserved its special place somewhere. ♥
Now what better way to celebrate the end of the year but with Abbey Sy who has been my constant “officemate” this year. We’ve been chasing deadlines together and we just thought it would be more fun to come up with a joint celebration! 🙂 Check out her blog Artistic-Dreams.com, @AbbeySy on Instagram, @AbbeySy on Twitter and ArtByAbbeySy on Facebook for more updates about this promo.
Remember, we’ve only revealed the first prize for this promo. So check this blog post again for more prizes. 🙂 Promo ends on January 3 and we will be announcing the winners soon after that. Winners should be willing to give their full name & mailing address via e-mail. We will have to pick another winner should anyone be unable to reply within three (3) days after the list has been announced.
Trust me, we have so many prizes up for grabs!! A LOTTTT to the point that we will be bundling them so each of the 38 WINNERS will get to enjoy MORE items! 🙂
P.S. Writing this post just makes me feel that Christmas is really in the air (kind of makes me forget that I have to give birth soon. Ho ho ho.)
By the way, we have always been talking about the bundles. Here they are! We have a LOT of prizes and we just thought it would be more fun if most of the 38 winners could take home at least more than one prize. What do you think? 🙂