Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Poppies

Hello!
I hope you had a good start to the new week!

Today I have a watercolor floral card to share with you which is featuring poppies and sentiment from Technique Tuesday.


I started off by stamping the image using red and green pigment inks on a watercolor CS. After watercoloring I cut the panel diagonal and along the outline of the flowers to follow the Sketch from Less is More #278.  I then added some splatters using a MFT stamp in red on my card base and blended some green DIs on the bottom of the watercolor panel, which was mounted with foam tape on the card base.
To finish off I added red and clear sequins. I think I've misplaced  some of them :).

I'm entering this also into Addicted to CAS #89: Petals and SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.




Thank you all for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Celebrate

Today's card is for the CAS(E) this Sketch #174

I simply took the sketch as it is and made a star shaker card :). 



The front panel with stars was cut with my Cricut from a textured white CS. The background panel is from my stash. It was a alcohol ink panel which I made for one of my previous cards without success. It features a firework stamp from The Ton, which was heat embossed using sparkle EP. I chose some star sequins as my shaker elements. The sentiment (Font: Missionpossible) was also cut with Cricut from a silver glitter CS.
To finish off I added two enamel dots.


Here is Chrissy's fun sketch.



I'm entering this also into SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Hello, today's card features again the flower stamp from April My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts. 



I stamped the flowers and leaves along with some masking using white pigment ink on a navy CS.
I then added some light shade on the flowers with Polychromos colored pencils.  I colored the leaves in dark green which wasn't captured in the picture. The flower stamens were colored with yellow pencil and again with yellow glaze pen.
The white heat embossed sentiment is also from Hero Arts.
To finish off I added some clear sequins and rounded a corner.





Edited:
I'm so sorry that I caused some confusion. I used for the shading light blue for the flower on the right side and light purple for the left one. The white pigment ink turned to light blue after it dried :)

Yesterday I was thinking what if I've cut the outline of the flowers on the lower left corner to show the card base with diagonal stripes stamped on it.  I then added white stripes using white gel pen to see how it looks like :).



Thank you all for coming! 
Hope you are enjoying your day! 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

You are fabulous

Hello, I have another alcohol ink card to share with you today!

I was inspired by the inspiration photo (you can find it further below) over at Inspired by All the Little Things blog  :), and by the DT cards of Keeway and Marcie with the gorgeous brush stroke backgrounds.


I applied a few drops of Sailboat blue and Pool on the felt of the applicator and swiped it on a glossy CS several times from right to left and vice versa. I then stamped the bicycle from Hero Arts using StazOn black and added a bit of yellow and red on the flowers with glaze pens to represent the colors of the bicycle on the photo. The fabulous die is from Essentials by Ellen. I cut it from the panel and 4 times from white CS to stack them up. I blended some Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean on the card base and on some scrap CS for the sentiment. I cut the front panel on the left side to seperate them for the blended card base to peeking out and glued them flat on the card base.  I wanted the small banner with YOU ARE from Avery Elle to look like a street sign. So I added a silver metallic enamel dot on the banner.

I'm entering this card also into A Blog named Hero: Tone on Tone and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies.




Thank you so much for visiting!
Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Purple Birthday card

Hello, everyone!
Today I have made a special birthday card.

There are two linky party out there, which celebrate Sandie Munro's birthday.
I've got to know Sandie (aka London Days) when I had the honour to be the guest designer at Time Out Challenge. She is so lovely and is always one of the first people who leave encouraging comments when I link up my entry into the challenges where she is in DT. And I'm always amazed by her CAS style.

Happy happy belated Birthday, Sandie! I hope you had wonderful birthday!

The theme of the linky party at Time Out is CAS with the optional twist of purple.
And here is what I came up with.


To start off I made a cutting file for the curvy line with a integrated bow like the picture below and another cutting file for the thiner line.


I then cut it from a white CS with my Cricut and blended purple DIs on the line and the back of the bow part. I added some pearl pigment with a dry brush on the blended area for some shine. I chose a purple polka dot pattern paper for the background, glued it on the card base and then the thin line onto its place.
After I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches in purple I made the bow using some glue and added a purple rhinestone on the bow. Lastly I mounted the front panel using foam tape.


I'm entering this card also into Addicted to Stamps and More #194: Clean and Simple.


Thank you all for coming!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Three floral cards

Hello !

Today I have three floral cards to share with you.


The first card is for Happy Little Stampers CASE the designer challenge. The designer for May is Melissa Lane. I love her artistic and beautiful creations. For us to CASE she made a stunning card with bold yet soft and detailed elements.

I was inspired by the black base, the layout, flowers in soft colors and butterfly.
The flowers on my card were drawn on computer and cut with my Cricut from a black CS. I used the negative panel. After I watercolored a piece of Mixed Media paper in pink and green, I mounted it flat on a black card base. I then mounted the flower panel which I cut in size using some foam tape. The butterfly from Stampendous was white heat embossed on a vellum. I added some pink touch on the back of it.
The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

And here is Melissa's beautiful card.






My second card is for the Time Out Challenge #56 which closes today.
The theme of this challenge is CASEing Kay Miller. I really adore Kay's card (who dosen't?) and I wanted to participate in this challenge, but I didn't come up with an idea which I like. 
Yesterday I was staring at Kay's beautiful card again. Then this idea popped into my mind that I could change the sqaure frame into a flower. 

I started off by making a cutting file using my hibiscus sketch which I shared on a previous post. I cut the flower three times from a white CS and once from grey CS with my Cricut. I used the negative piece as a mask and blended red and pink Distress inks on the flower. I then stacked the flower cuts up onto the place. The splatters are dots made using silver Pico Embellisher. I added a vellum butterfly which I drew on computer and cut with Cricut. To finish off I scattered some sequins and applied Glossy Accents on the body of the butterfly. 

Here is the gorgeous card, Kay created for the Time Out Challenge.



I want to enter this card also into Addicted to Stamps and More #194: Clean and Simple.





On the last card for today I practiced a technique I learned from a crafty friend, SoonJu Lee. She is a very talented paper crafter and makes the most beautiful scrapbook pages. Lately she made some cards on which she colored the images using very thick white watercolor. I found them so beautiful and decided to give it a try. 
The bouquet in a vase is from Stampendous. I stamped it on a pattern paper using black pigment ink and colored it with white watercolor mixed with only a little water. I couldn't achieve the detailed look SoonJu made, but I like the result. 
The sentiment is from Avery Elle. 
I'm entering this card into SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge: Flowers


Thank you so much for coming! 
Have a wonderful day! 

Monday, May 16, 2016

TEAR

Hello, did you all have a good start into a new week?
Today I have a card for CASology #197 to share with you. The cue word this week is TEAR.



I used a torn element to represent the cue card.
I tore a part of the front panel and roll it to wrap my flower bouquet. I glued a pattern paper on the card base and on the wrap. The flowers are from Fresh cut Florals stamp set by Wplus9. Some were stamped on the panel and some flowers and greenery were stamped on a piece of white CS and fussy cut.
After I arranged the flowers, I added some Stickles on the center of them.
The sentiment from Paper Smooches was stamped in black and clear heat embossed.

I'm entering this card also into SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge and SimonSaysStamp Work it Wednesday, where the theme is Flowers.



Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! 
Have a wonderful day! 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Birthday card with alcohol ink background

Hello! Are you having a restful weekend so far?

I was playing with alcohol inks again and this time I tried to make a partial background with them to make a one layer card.
I wanted to know if masking fluid works with alcohol inks on a glossy paper.
So I drew two lines using masking fluid, waited until it dried and applied alcohol inks. As I drew the lines by hand, the border isn't clean but it worked very well.  I used Sail boat blue, Indigo and Hazelnut to follow the color scheme from May Inspiration Challenge at Altenew blog.


After the background was completely dry, I rubbed the masking fluid off and stamped the flowers from Best Mom stamp set by Altenew using embossing ink and gold heat embossed it.  I then colored the flowers using yellow acrylic paint in several layers to make them opaque.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts. I stamped it with Staz On black ink.

Challenges:

CAS Mix Up May Challenge: Stamping + Heat Embossing + Alcohol ink background



Thank you all for stopping by! 


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hydrangea

Hello, crafty friends!  
Hope you are having a wonderful day. 

Today I have two one layer cards to share with you. 
I had some coloring time with the Mondo hydrangea from Essentials by Ellen. 
I used Prismacolor pencils.


Here I colored the flowers on a white CS.
The sentiment was stamped using pigment inks and clear heat embossed.


For the second card I stamped the flowers on a kraft card base.
The sentiment was stamped in white and slightly shifted again in blue and purple.
I drew here a white outline around the flowers.
To finish off the cards I added some Crystal stickles on the flower centers.




Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Have a delightful day

Hi! I have another two cards to share with you today which I made this week.

My first card was made with the inspiration photo over at Inspired by All the Little Things #13 in mind.
Actually I've finished the card a few days ago but couldn't manage to link it up.


I used the April kit from Hero Arts for this card. I stamped and heat embossed the flower once on the card base and two times on another CS to make the layers. I used soft blue embossing powder. I then colored the flowers using Spectrum noir glitter markers and water brush. The leaves were silver heat embossed on the card base and colored in light grey. The layers were glued on the flower of the card base. The silver stamen were made using Pico Embellisher. The butterfly from Inkadinkado was stamped in black and clear heat embossed. I added a bit of yellow on the butterfly and drew the frame using a silver gel pen. To finish off I scattered some clear sequins. The card looks so busy that I decided to go without a sentiment on the card front. To be honest I had and have no idea how I could put a sentiment on this :).

Even though I missed the deadline, I want to show you the beautiful inspiration photo from Inspired by All the Little Things Challenge. 
And I want to enter this card into Addicted to Stamps and More #192: Make Your Mark.



My second card is a CASE of Michele's soft spring card over at Muse Challenge #164.
Her lilac bouquet looks so pretty and reminded me of the scent of lilac we had in the garden in my childhood. I really loved that tree.


As I have no lilac stamps, I used daisies (Delightful day stamp set) from Clearly Besotted. I colored them in purple and magenta using Prismacolor pencils and tried to follow Michele's layout. The vase was paper pieced, and I blended some grey and purple DIs around it.  I cut the circle and the outline of the flowers by hand and mounted it using foam tape on the grey panel, which I embossed with a circle die. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

And here is Michele's CAS beauty!


Thank you for stopping by! 
Have a wonderful weekend! 

Guest Designing at Inkspirational

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I have the honour to be a part of the Inkspirational Challenge as a Guest Designer!
I was so thrilled when Marina send me an invitation and said I may make a GD card at a color themed challenge!
The colors for this fortnight are MINT and NAVY!
I love these cool colors, but using only these two colors and some neutral colors for making a card was a tricky homework for me which brought some days of happy brainstorming.

Here is what I came up with!


I decided to make a background with that colors. I started off by stamping and clear heat embossing the background stamp from Hero Arts on a white CS. I then colored the panel using Gelatos from Faber Castell. I used here dark blue and metallic mint. At first I rubbed the gelatos directly on the CS and smudged with my finger starting in the middle of the panel towards the corners, so that a ombre look appears. I then blended and diluted the colors as I wanted using a wet wipe. Lastly I cleaned the surface with dry paper towel to show up the embossed image.
For some more interest and to keep the card more CAS I cut the panel into a frame and a rectagle as shown in the picture with my Cricut and mounted them using foam tape on the white card base.
The flowers and branches are from the Blissful Botanicals stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I stamped and white heat embossed them on a vellum and fussy cut them. The circle sentiment in navy is from Simon Says Stamp. I placed the sentiment and the bouquet of flowers in the center of the rectangle panel and added blue rhinestones.

I hope you could get some inspiration from my card and join in the fun at Inkspirational Challenge #108!



Thank you all for stopping by!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

You are Amazing

Hi!
I have a card to share with you, which I made for the CAS(E) this Sketch #170.
Hannelie's sketch looks so chic and stylish that I wanted to play along as I saw it last week.
But my brainstorming took too long.  So I could manage to make a card today just before closing :).

And here is my take on Hannelie's sketch.


To start off I white heat embossed the flower from Hero Arts on a white CS, blended Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar on the flower and cut the panel with my Cricut in the shape I designed per the sketch.
I blended some green DIs on the negative cut-out, adhered it flat on the card base and mounted four front panel pieces using foam tape. The silver heat embossed sentiment is also from Hero Arts.


So happy as it is not too late for the challenge:).

Thank you for stopping by!!!