Sunday, February 28, 2016

You are Amazing

Hello everyone:)!
Hope you are having a great weekend so far!

Today I have a card in neutral color to share with you.


Over at Time Out runs a photo inspiration challenge.
From the inspiration photo of a bedroom the black and white newsprint bedding set catched my eye and the sketch of the cities on it.


To start off I smudged white pigment ink on a black CS to make a chalkboard-like appearance. I then stamped the sketch of Shanghai from Altenew using white pigment ink and heat embossed it with silver and iridescent sparkle EP. I used two embossing powders here to give a little bit shade into the sketch. The fireworks from Pyrotechnics stamp set by The Ton were stamped in white and silver.
The sentiment is also from the same stamp set. I stamped the sentiment on a clear acetate sheet using white StazOn ink and placed it in the center of the front panel. I added silver glitter pattern paper on two diagonal corners for some more interest and mounted the panel on a A2 card base.

Challenges:



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Happy crafting!






Friday, February 26, 2016

Sending Hugs...

Hello and welcome!
Today I have another floral card (what a surprise! :)) to share with you. But this time I colored the background mainly, not the flowers.


Lately I watched a video tutorial on Jennifer McGuire's blog and wanted to give it a try. She called it Watercolor-lifting technique.

As I had the Altenew February Inspiration Challenge in mind, I used the color palette from that challenge.

To start off I colored the background with Tombow dual brush markers on a watercolor CS, sprayed plenty of water on it and let it dry. I then stamped the images from Golden Garden stamp set by Altenew using embossing ink and heat embossed them in gold.
Then came the lifting! I applied clean water on the image using a watercolor brush and dabbed it off with a paper towel until I was happy with the result. I then colored the image with Zig brush pens. I gave a little bit of shades on the leaves. I colored the flowers using Zig pens too, but they were greenish. So I colored the bottom part of the flowers with two shades of yellow acrylic paints, so that they could cover the background color completely. I trimmed the watercolor panel in a slight angle, added some gold ink on the edge and mounted flat on a yellow card base.
The sentiment in gold on a black banner is from Beautiful day stamp set by Altenew.
Although my hubby says to me I'm sequin-addicted... I couldn't resist... :)

Challenges: 



Thank you for stopping by today!
Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Hello, my friend!

Hello and happy Thursday!!!

Today I have a friendship-themed floral card to share with you.
This card was made for a special occasion.
One of my lovely crafty friends, Jessica from all the sparkle celebrate reaching 2K followers on her instagram (@jessicaafrost). She has organized an instagram hop to say thank you to her followers, where I've got the pleasure to join in as a stop. There are giveaways along the instagram hop as well as on her blog for someone who is not familiar with instagram :). So I hope you have some time to hop along.

Now, to my card :)!


As you probably know I've been enjoying Kathy's coloring challenge and am trying to color something whenever I find some time. As Jess asked me to join in the instagram hop with a friendship-themed card and sent to me a color palette, these tulips popped into my mind and I had a blast drawing and coloring them at one night :).  I chose some picture of pink tulips from google images and drew two tulip flowers free hand on a soft blue CS. I colored them using my Prismacolor pencils. For the background I used splatter stamp from Stampin'Up with white pigment ink, Soft pool and Angel pink ink. The pink strip on the left side is from a pattern paper. The sentiment from Stampendous on a black strip was mounted using some foam tape.
To finish off my card I rounded two corners and added some clear sequins.

I hope you are going to visit Jessica's blog or her instagram and celebrate reaching a milestone with her!
On  Instagram please search for the hashtag #allthesparkle2khop to easily find all of the hop stops!



I want to enter this card into some challenges.
Challenges:



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Have a great day! 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Chrysanthemums

Hello and welcome to my second post for today.

My second card is featuring some Mum flowers.


As I saw this photo on instagram, I found it so beautiful and wanted to draw it on a paper.


And yesterday after my little ones went to bed, I could have some happy coloring time with these flowers. 
But I couldn't bring the sunshine onto my paper, as you can see on the finished card...... 

I used Polychromos colored pencils this time.

To make a card out of the colored panel, I took the sketch from the latest Freshly Made Sketchs. So I cut the panel to a smaller rectangle and along the outline of the image at some area, and mounted it on a soft green textured CS using some foam tape. I chose a very thin and small sentiment from the Oriental Orchids stamp by Altenew, because I didn't want to cover the flowers with a big sentiment strip. For the final touch I added some sequins. 

Challenges: 
Addicted to Stamps and More #182: Make your Mark (I hope the hand drawn image can be accepted :).)


 

Thank you all for visiting today! 
I always appreciate for the lovely comments you leave! Thank you so much!!! 

You make me smile

Hello Hello!!!
Today I have two cards to share with you. As I want to enter both to the Addicted to Stamps and More, I'll post them in separate posts.

The first card is with a cute spring scene.


The image is from Penny Black, Mimi and her boy friend (?) on a tandem bike.
I stamped it using black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. I then colored the image using Zig brush pens and a water brush. The road was masked first with some masking fluid. I drew the grass and little wild flowers to make a background for the cute couple. After I rubbed off the masking fluid, I colored the road.
The sky was made by blending using Distress inks. I flicked some clean water on it and lifted the color with paper towel.
The sentiment from Inkadinkado was stamped with black pigment ink.
I added Glossy Accents on the little hearts and the flower on Mimi's hair and adhered a small yellow heart sticker next to the sentiment.

Challenges:




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Have a great day! 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

home sweet home

Hello and welcome to my blog!!!

Today I have a card to share with you which I've made with the sketch from the MFT sketch challenge #268. The theme is "Home", the code word over at Addicted to CAS #82.


The proud new home owner is a dog from the MFT You make My Tail Wag stamp set.  I put a pink bow from Avery Elle on the new house. The dog, dog house and the bowl were colored using Copic markers and fussy cut. The sentiment strip was made with the help of my computer and adhered flat on the card base which I sponged using Distress inks. The card base got also some splatter of pearl-water mix. The dog and the bowl were adhered using foam tape for some dimension. The hooray! sentiment is from Hero Arts. 



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Have a great day! 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Less is More, HLS CASE, Hero Arts and ATSM

Hello and Happy Friday!

Today I have two cards to share with you.

My first card is a CASE of so very talented Shona Chambers' card.  At Happy Little Stampers CASE the Designer Challenge we are asked to CASE Shona's card with a stamped background and an adorable elephant in a circle in center.


I chose a Sketchy flourishes stamp from Inkadinkado for my background. I thought it goes well with that bird and the font of the sentiment from the Whimsical friends stamp by Happy Little Stampers.
I stamped the flourishes on a silver shimmer CS using embossing ink and heat embossed it in silver. For the central circle I took the same paper as the front panel, added a white circle underneath it. I then stamped the sentiment and the bird with black pigment ink, clear heat embossed it and colored the bird using Stardust gelly roll pens. All the elements were mounted flat on a white card base.

And here is Shona's card. So adorable!!


My second card was made with the Less is More and Hero Arts Challenge in mind.


The image is from Winged beauty stamp by Penny Black. When I saw a card on Virginia Lu's Blog featuring this stamp set, I fell in love and had to have this. I used here Spectrum Aqua Markers and Misti to stamp the image as Virginia did. I stamped only two images from the stamp set to leave more white space for the Less is More challenge. I stamped several times with various colors without water mist till I was happy with the result and added details using colored pencils.
I drew thin lines on both sides using gold ink and splattered some gold ink on the image too.
The gold heat embossed sentiment is from Messages with Flourish stamp set by Hero Arts.

Challenges: 



Thank you for stopping by! 
Have a wonderful weekend! 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello and welcome! 

Today I want to show you some cards I made as part of Kathy's The DailyMarker 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  I shared them on my Instagram but wanted to post here too. 


The first card is a continuing project from my previous post. This time I colored the image from Clearly Besotted with Zig Clean Brush pens. The bottom part of the panel was made with masking, stamping and blending. I stamped the Birthday Border stamp from Technique Tuesday with Hickory Smoke Distress ink and blended Hickory Smoke and Tattered Rose over it. The clouds were masked off using some masking fluid before I colored the sky.
I'm entering this card into Seize the Birthday (without topping).


My second card features the fuchsia from the same stamp set. I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils. I actually made bokeh on a yellowish blended background. But it failed, as you can see :). I couldn't achieve what I wanted. Maybe next time... 
I then made a rectangle frame, blended in light brown and splattered some gold ink, before I mounted it using foam tape. I added some gold splatters on the kraft card base too. The sentiment is from Altenew. 


The last card for today is another version of one of my previous cards.  This time in red, yellow and orange and in a crystal vase :). I added grey shadow using Copic markers.  I cut the oval frame out from a dry embossed panel and cut the part of the flowers which will be outside of the frame, so that they can peek out.
I want to link up this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #181 (Anything Goes).


That's all for today :)
Thank you so very much for visiting my blog and for your kind and lovely comments!!!
Have a great day!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Bloom #2

Hello everyone!
Today I have another floral card to share which I colored with my Prismacolor pencils.
Actually I wanted to color it on a grey CS, but what I could find in my CS collection was this... something like between grey and beige :).


The image is Centerpiece stamp from Penny Black. I stamped it using Memento Angel pink for flower bouquet and London fog for the vase.
The sentiment is from Mondo Magnolia stamp set by Essentials by Ellen. I heat embossed the sentiment in pink on a vellum, cut it with a Deckle paper edger and mounted it on the panel, after I cut the bottom part of the bouquet to put the vellum strip under it. The front panel was adhered on a white card base using foam tape. For the final touch I added some Glossy Accents droplets.

Challenge:
And I colored the flower bouquet in a vase as part of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge





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Have a restful weekend!

Friday, February 12, 2016

White on White

Hello and welcome!
Today I have three White on White cards to share with you.
The Less is More challenge turns 5 and the special theme to celebrate this is White on White!
This is a style which I adore but haven't tried yet.
I wanted to go with dry embossing and after searching for appropriate ones I found three EFs.
So I made three cards using them. I used Bazzill canvas White CS for some texture.



On my first card I added only the sentiment on a circle vellum with a glitter frame hanging down from the dry embossed banner. The sentiment was cut with my Cricut. The font is called Reklame Script.


The second card with butterflies and flourish got some vellum flowers. The flowers are from the Doodle Blooms stamp set by Altenew, which were fussy cut after white heat embossing.
The sentiment from Penny Black was silver heat embossed. For final touch I added some rhinestones.


For my last card I dry embossed the white canvas CS on the reverse side, so that the image is concave.
I then filled the flower with white and silver Pico Embellisher to color it. The sentiment is my hubby's handwriting cut with my Cricut. I cut it five times and stacked them and color the topmost cut using black and silver sharpie pens. For more interest I drew lines on the left side of the card base in silver and mounted the embossed panel flat on it. To finish off I added some clear sequins.

Challenges:


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Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bloom

Hello and Happy Wednesday!

Today I have a floral card to share with you.


The flower images are from the Beautiful Day Stamp set by Altenew.
I wanted to try the pencil coloring on kraft again.
To start off I stamped the big flower outline image on my kraft card base using Memento Summer sky and colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils. I then stamped the stamen only using embossing ink and heat embossed it in gold. The little flower clusters and the branchs were stamped in sand after I masked the already colored flower. I colored the little flowers in light blue with pink center. And then I added shadows in the background with a gold pencil. The leaves got some highlights in light beige. I am very happy with how it turned out.
Here is the close up.



To make the sentiment part was a mega struggle this time. Because I had the February Altenew challenge in mind I wanted to add black to the sentiment. At first I made a black strip with gold heat embossed sentiment. But it didn't look fine on the card. In the end I decided to go with the gold embossed strip and the gold heat embossed sentiment on black and vellum.  I'm still not sure whether it was a good choice or not. It might have been better simply to stamp the sentiment in black without anything.

Challenges: 



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Have a great day!