Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Flower Challenge #13 - Favorite Flower - Reminder

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!! 

We are already on the half way of this month and this means it's time for the reminder post for our Anniversary Challenge at The Flower Challenge! 

If you didn't play along with us yet! Please stop by The Flower Challenge blog. There are lots of prizes too to celebrate our first Anniversary. 

For today's card I used The Celebration Rose Cluster from The Ton's October Release. Roses were not my favorite. But after I started to color flowers, I'm loving roses more and more. They have so many color variations and the beautifully layered petals are so delicate.

I tried to color the roses in almost white with pink tip on the petals.  That kind of roses are so beautiful and I wanted to represent them in my card. 

I stamped the  Celebration Rose Cluster mainly in Tattered Rose DI on a Bristol Smooth paper. I added Twisted Citron on the leaves of the stamp and stamped again with the help of MISTI.  I then masked the image and blended Worn Lipstick DOX on the background. While I was splattering some clear water, I accidentally spilled the water over the panel. The blended color was washed out and that super soft background was created:).
To color the image I scribbled Zig brush pens on my palette and used them like watercolor.
The sentiment was heat embossed using Rose Gold Embossing powder by The Ton.

I glued the panel on a soft pink cardbase after I cut it using Double Stitched Rectangle die.  To embellish my one layer card I used Raspberry Sparkle, Royal Garden Party and I Dream in Peach Couture Mix from The Ton. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!
Don't forget to stop by The Flower Challenge blog to see the gorgeous inspiration cards from our Guest designers and my team mates! Hope to see your projects in the gallery!!!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Seize the Birthday - No Topping

Hello everyone!!! 

A new challenge at Seize the Birthday has started today! This time around we have no Toppings option!!! So you may enter any newly created birthday card into our gallery! 

I created a floral birthday card using one of EunJi's digital stamps. This one is called Botanical Scabiosa. You can see other digital stamps by EunJi at her Etsy shop DotBStamp

I colored the scabiosa flower using Polychromos pencils in blue and purple. I only focused on the folds and left other part white. The darkest shades are colored in dark cold gray and black. I added some sparkle on the image using Crystal Stickles, cut the panel using Distressed Edges die by Spellbinders and then blended green DIs on the bottom part. I chose a light blue cardbase and stamped Freestyle Stripes in Iris Blooms. I foam mounted the colored panel on the cardbase and added the sentiment banner using some foam adhesives onto it. The sentiment is from Dearest Peony. I white heat embossed it on gray cardstock. To finish off I scattered some clear and iridescent sequins.

That's it from me! Hope I could inspire you to play along!

Please don't forget to stop by Seize the Birthday blog for more inspirations from my team mates and our surprise party guest Becca Cruger!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a happy crafty day!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Thinking of you - Inspired by All the Little Things #67

Hello everyone! Me again :)! 

I'm trying to play along at some challenges these days :)! 

Today I'm using another new stamp set from The Ton's October Release. This is a collaboration of The Ton and EunJi. The roses from this Country Rose Cluster are designed by EunJi, and Effie created a beautiful cluster using them. EunJi has the roses on her Etsy shop DotBStamp.  For the sentiment I used the Daffodil Greetings set. (It was an incentive gift with purchase and will not be available for purchase until November 2017.)


I was inspired by the picture at Inspired by All the Little Things #67 (s. below). I tried to represent the soft pink (coral) roses in an autumnal atmosphere. 

I started by heat embossing the Country Rose Cluster on Canson watercolor paper in Rose Gold. I then colored the flowers using pink and gold pearl pigment mixed with watercolor. I tried to keep the image very soft. I drew the stripes using brown watercolor mixed with golden pearl and splattered the same color on the background. (The pictures don't show the shimmer.) I blended the edges with Brushed CorduroyDI and foam mounted the colored panel on a dark brown cardbase. The sentiment from Daffodil Greetings was white heat embossed on a strip of cardstock I colored in various brown and gold. I added gold foil underneath the sentiment strip and foam mounted it onto the card.
To finish off I added some sequins from I Dream in Peach Couture Mix.

It was not my usual way to color roses. And the vintage look isn't my style either. But somehow I love how it turned out :) .

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

Hot & Spicy Colors - LIM 349


Over at Less is More we are asked to use Hot and Spicy Colors on our projects. As I read the theme, I thought it's a great chance to make one more Christmas card :)! 

I did partial die cutting a few times but never cut a part of the cardbase out. After I saw  Jennifer McGuire's pretty projects using this technique, I wanted to give it a try. 

And this is my card. The red is darker IRL than in the picture. 

I started by stamping Christmas Mini Cluster by The Ton in Hampton White pigment ink on the dark red cardbase.  I colored the poinsettias with Prismacolor colored pencils and added glitter using Spica glitter pens. I then die cut the bottom part of the image using coordinating die and cut the lines with a craft knife. I white heat embossed the sentiment and added the lines in red and clear glitter pens. I glued a white panel cut with Double stitched rectangle die inside the card. To finish off I added some dots with red Pico embellisher.

I hoped the close up below shows the sparkle of the glitter pen.

The theme at SimonSaysStamp Wednesday challenge is Christmas. So I'll enter this over there as well. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I really appreciate your lovely comments :)! 
Have a wonderful day! 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving - CTS 242

Hello everyone! 

Today I have a card I made for the CAS(E) this Sketch #242 to share with you. 

Last week The Ton has released 11 beautiful floral stamps inclusive this autumnal stamp set called Autumn Wishes

We will have a blog hop on Oct.26th to celebrate this special release. So please mark your calendars. If you want to take a look at the stamp sets, please hop over to The Ton's blog.  Effie has created many beautiful cards using new stamp sets and showcased them on three posts. 

Now to my card! 

I stamped the branches on a mixed media panel in Versafine onyx black ink and clear heat embossed them. I watercolored the branches and background. While coloring I added a little bit gold (Finetec) on the stem and background, and splatters in gold as well. The front panel was cut with my Cricut from a textured white cardstock. I've made the cutting file according to the sketch. The sentiment was heat embossed in bronze. I heat embossed the little bird and a maple leaf on a separate paper in bronze and watercolored them before I fussy cut them. The front panel was foam mounted on the colored panel and I added the bird and the maple leaf to finish off the card.

I really love to play with sketches! So glad I've managed to play along this time :) ! 

I want to enter this card also into SSS Work It Wednesday: Your favorite stamps

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Juliet Rose - EunJi's Digital Stamp

Hello everyone! Hope your week is off to a good start! 

Today I'm sharing two cards I made using EunJi's new digital stamp, Juliet Rose. It is one of the stamps she releases on her Etsy shop this month! And a beautiful one as always <3 !!! 

One of the benefits of using digital stamps is that you can adjust the size of the image. I've made two cards using Juliet Rose in two different sizes. 

This rose was colored in R81, 83, 85, 89 Copics. I fussy cut the bottom part of the image and a curved line through the panel to pop it up on the background. The background was created using koi watercolor and gold from Gansai Tambi watercolor. I stamped the sentiment by Penny Black in Noir on the background panel. The rose was foam mounted along with a strip of plum shimmer cardstock. I finished off the card by adding some iridescent and clear sequins. 

For my next card I printed the rose in smaller size than the first one. 

I colored the rose in R20, 21, 22, 27 Copics. The frame was cut from white cardstock three times with my Cricut. I stacked them together and gold heat embossed it twice. The background panel is one of the watercolored panels which EunJi has designed and sold last year. I splattered clear water on it and gold heat embossed the splatters. I glued the background panel flat on the white cardbase, added the frame and mounted the Juliet Rose image. The sentiment is from Basic Labels by The Ton. I stamped it in Dark Roast and added some hand drawn leaves to it. Some sequins from Guava Sparkle and Flamenco Sunset were my finishing touch for this card. 

Hope you enjoyed my cards! Stop by EunJi's blog and Jenny's blog to see their beautiful creations!!!

I want to enter the first card into Addicted to Stamps and More 262: Make your Mark!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!
Wishing you a wonderful week!


Friday, October 6, 2017

Coloring using Layering Stamps - The Ton

Hello and Happy Friday!!! 

Today I'm on The Ton's blog with these two carnation cards! 

The Large Florals: Carnation stamp set is a layering stamp. But as you know me, I wanted to color the gorgeous large carnation by myself :)! 

Hope you could stop by to see how I colored them in two different ways! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Flower Challenge - Favorite Flower - 1st Anniversary

Hello everyone! 

It's October 4th (October 5th in Australia) and a new challenge has started at The Flower Challenge! It is our 13th challenge and it means The Flower Challenge is turning one!!! YAY!!! 

We are celebrating our first birthday challenge with lots of prizes !!! Stop by The Flower Challenge blog to see which awesome goodies are waiting for you :)! But before you leave, please take a look at my card for our 13th challenge : USE YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER

Magnolia is one of my favorite flowers. What an elegant messenger of Spring! 
I used Magnificent Magnolias by The Ton Stamps, one of our generous sponsors at this anniversary challenge! Thank you so much, Effie :)! 

I have stamped the magnolias in Tattered Rose DI on some white cardstock and colored them using Prismacolor pencils. I cut them out using coordinating dies and set them aside. The night blue background was created with Indigo alcohol ink and rubbing alcohol on a alcohol ink cardstock. I added white splatters using Snow cap. After I tried several arrangements of magnolias I decided to use a larger cardbase than A2. The gray cardbase is 6"x 4.75". As a frame for my alcohol ink panel I add a mat of white panel on the edges of which I adhered Adhesive glitter paper glossy fine silver. I glued the alcohol ink panel flat and slightly tilted on the gray cardbase. I then arranged my magnolias on it. I used foam adhesive to mount the flowers for some dimension.

As I didn't want to cover my card with sentiment, I made a vellum banner using Basic Banners set by The Ton. I silver heat embossed the banner and the sentiment and cut it with coordinating die.
To finish off I added some dark blue and clear sequins.

We are so excited and looking forward to seeing lots of entries filled with gorgeous flowers in the gallery! Now hop over to The Flower Challenge blog for more inspirations! We have amazing guest designers celebrating with us too!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed my card!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Ton October Challenge - Caffeine Mood Board

Hello and happy first day of October!!! 

New month, new challenge at The Ton Challenge!!! 
This month we have a Caffeine Mood Board for you. 

Effie found some fabulous pictures and created this mood board for us! As I saw the board, the blue latte one caught my eyes right away! The opaque blue coffee with white cream in a glass mug and blue purple flowers on it placed on a wooden table.... so pretty.  And those are what I represented on my card.

I started off by creating my background. I  used gold and brown Gansai Tambi watercolor to color a mixed media paper panel. After it was dry I gold heat embossed Freestyle Stripes on it. The flowers from Always Cherry Blossoms were gold heat embossed on some Bristol Smooth paper, colored using Zig Brush markers and cut with coordinating dies. To represent the glass mug with blue latte, I decided to go with some clear acetate. I gold heat embossed the cup from Tea Party set and cut it using the coordinating die. I then colored the back of the cup using Pearl Turquoise acrylic paint and white alcohol ink, A cup of blue latte done :)! I narrowed down the brown panel, added thin strips of Adhesive Foil paper gold on both sides and mounted it flat on my gray cardbase. I then foam mounted the cherry blossoms and the cup. The sentiment is from Magnificent Magnolias. I stamped it in Dark Roast on a strip of white cardstock with a mat of gold foil and foam mounted it onto the card. The finishing touch were some Medallion Gold sequins.

That's it from me!  Hope I was able to inspire you to play along!

Please stop by The Ton Challenge blog. There are gorgeous inspirations from our guest designer and my team mates waiting for you :)!

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Script or Text Background

Hello everyone! 

Today is Seize the Birthday Thursday:)! The new Topping's option for next fortnight is 


If you want to, you may enter any newly created birthday card, as we have always Anything Goes challenge too :)! 

I actually had one card in my mind, but it became three :)! 
I started by making a cutting file for the white panel, a broad frame with integrated calla lilies. I cut it from a textured white cardstock with my Cricut, but the outline of the lilies was too thin (see the last card :)). So I made another one with thicker outline, and of course it was too thick (here the second card :)) haha! 
So I had to correct the lilies again and it was just right !!! 

And this is the one :) ! 

The background was created using alcohol inks (Aqua, Limeade, Sunshine Yellow and Gold) on Yupo paper. As I have no script stamp, I used birthday sentiments from Penned Sentiments by The Ton. I stamped them with Archival inks in light blue and light green on the Yupo panel. I stamped the sentiment in Noir on the white frame and foam mounted it onto the card. To finish off I added some sequins.

The second card was made using the frame panel with the thicker outline of calla lilies.

Here I used Mountain Rose, Peach Bellini, Aqua, Limeade and Gold to create the background.

The last one shows the lilies with thin outline. It was too thin to mount it using foam tape. So I glued it flat onto the card.

The background on this card was made using Distress Oxide inks (Broken China, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint and Cracked Pistachio). The sentiments on the background were stamped in DIs.

Hope you enjoyed looking my cards today. It was not intended to have three cards, but I love them all!

Please stop by Seize the Birthday blog to see the inspiration cards that my amazing team mates and our surprise party guest Becca Cruger have made!

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

One more floral card :) - Chrysanthemum

Hello everyone! 

I'm popping in to share a floral card with you today. I'm trying to color floral images during current The Dailymarker 30 day Coloring challenge as often as I can. And the digital floral stamps by EunJi, which she is releasing during September, are just right for this challenge. 

The digi-stamp on my card is called Botanical Chrysanthemum.  If you want to see the gorgeous creation by Eunji click here.  

And this is my card! 

When I color flowers, I always google for it to see the color combination, the highlights, shades, the veins on the petals etc. For the Chrysanthemum of my card I chose this picture as my reference. 

I used R81, R83, R85 and R 89 to color the Chrysanthemum flower. For the leaves and stem I used various YR colors. But I didn't like how they turned out and corrected them using Polychromos colored pencils. The gold heat embossed sentiment is from Large Florals: Carnation set by The Ton. I cut the panel using Double Stitched Rectangle die and foam mounted it on a dark red cardbase. 

To finish off I added clear WOS on the flower and some dew drops using Glossy Accents.

I really love the colors of R81 - 89 Copics, kinda burgundy red!

I'm going to enter this card into Addicted to CAS #120: Florals and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!