#518 – Ellen Hutson August Pin Sights Challenge

Hello! I made this card a couple of days ago for the Ellen Hutson August Pin Sights Challenge

Ellen Hutson - Pin Sights Challenge

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Pairing in a new stamp I got in my stash, from Lesia Zgharda, with my oldest Ellen Hutson stamp. I did want to add a bit more pink in it, to go with the photo inpiration, but I couldn’t get it in.. But I do like this look with a blend of nature and geometry..πŸ™‚

Celebrate

Supplies used:
Ellen Hutson Mondo Magnolia – I used vellum to white heat emboss the flower and then colored the back using oil pastels.
Lesia Zgharda Rombo Trikutniki
Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3 (I used card stock painted with silver acrylic paint, and then black foam die cut behind it. The stamped sentiment uses Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink)

Celebrate

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Stampin Royalty #343: Birthday

Seize the Birthday (no toppings; Anything Goes)

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

CAS-ual Fridays #155: Black and White with a Pop of Color

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#517 – Guest Designing at Lesia Zgharda!!

Hello! I was recently featured over at Lesia Zgharda as a Guest Designer. And today, I am presenting the same card here in my own blog. I am completely using their products here in this card, so check it out!!

Happy Birthday

I chose to use only watercolor card panel in this card, for the texture it provides, and also, since the ones I own are a bit off-white. For the inks, I chose distress inks, since they do not stamp perfectly and that was the look I was aiming for. I chose Victorian Velvet, Milled Lavender and Tattered Rose for the flowers, with Scattered Straw for the centers and Mowed Lawn (2nd & 3rd generation stamping) and Shabby Shutters for the leaves. I simply stamped them, without misting them with water, and I only used water for the centers, where I didn’t want the stamping to be obvious.

I then added a few splatters usingΒ Victorian Velvet and Milled Lavender.Β  Once I was happy, I fuzzy cut the top off, corresponding to the stamping.

Happy Birthday

Now for the background, I wanted something in gold. I painted some glitter from Deco Art Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint in gold, in a very messy way – I didn’t try for an even coat, or for even coverage. Once done, I left it aside to dry, and added the glitter to the center of the flowers, to make them sparkle!

Happy Birthday

Finally, once everything was dry, I stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo black. I then adhered the glittery background on the card base, using double sided tape, and then added the flowery panel using foam. I embellished it a mix of pink and pearl-colored(?) pearls. And that’s my finished card!

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Stampin Royalty #343 – Birthdays

Seize the Birthday (no toppings)

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #373 (inspired by the colors)

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#516 – A Step Garden…or Something Like It

Hello!

After trying and failing with a lot of ideas, I finally came up with this card. But even so, its not really what I had imagined. What I thought of was a card with something like a step garden – it would seem like there are flowers growing at different layers. I couldn’t exactly achieve this effect, but I still like how it has ended up, so I am going ahead with this card!πŸ™‚

Thank You

I first created the different layers of the card by diecutting different panels using WPlus9 Scalloped Border die. I then stamped the outline flowers and leaves from Waffle Flower Leafy using Memento Tuxedo Black, and then the solid ones using Memento Dandelion, Mustard Seed DI, Tumbled Glass DI, Broken China DI, Memento Pear Tart and Memento Bamboo Leaves. I then blended in a little bit of Memento Pear Tart over the bottom of the visible portion of each layer, so that the layers were clearly distinguishable.

Thank You

Finally stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, mounted all the layers using foam tape (so, this card has too much dimension, can’t be mailed😦 ). I couldn’t think of anything for embellishing it, so I just added a few dots using a black pen.

And that’s my card. I am submitting it to the Waffle Flower August ChallengeΒ  –

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#515 – Coloring Scattering Leaves

PE: CAS-ual Fridays Favorite!! Yay!

CAS-ual Fridays - Favorite

Hello! I think its becoming more and more common for me to make something, getting stuck without knowing how to finish it and then come back after a few days to finish it.. For this card, in particular, I actually waited two more days just to adhere some rhinestones on it!πŸ˜€ But I don’t mind, since the challenges are still open!πŸ˜›

You're Amazing

I started with inking the smaller leaves from Hero Arts Scattering Leaves stamp set using blue and green distress inks (I used Shabby Shutters, Moved Lawn, Tumbled Glass and Broken China), then stamping them as is (no misting) on watercolor paper. I used a brush, just the least wet, to spread the color, wherever I hadn’t stamped well. Once done, I colored the background using Antique Linen and Tea Dye inks. I then added a good measure of splatters using Camel Drawing inks.

You're Amazing

I then stamped the sentiment, a mixture of words from Waffle Flower In Every Way and MFT I Knead You stamp sets, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used my MISTI, since I knew I wouldn’t get a good print on a watercolor panel on the first try. Finally, I trimmed he panel and foam mounted it on the card base. I then added the rhinestones for embellishing.

Submitting this card to the A2Z Scrapbooking August Challenge: Color In and CAS-ual Fridays #154: Time to Color Challenge

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#514 – Happy Birthday

PE: Honorable Mention at Just Add Ink!!

Hello! My Papa’s birthday is just a couple of days from now. Now, we have a habit of giving cards on birthdays in our family (giving cards is a little rare in India). We used to always buy our cards, until we started making our own (my sis makes some awesome digital cards using gimp and my Papa makes them with word art, adding a special touch of his own, and Ma and Papa give it together (of course!!))

And this time, for Papa’s birthday, when my Ma asked me to make a card for him, so she could give it to him – I was super surprised!! Its the first time she has asked me to make one, so you can see my delight!πŸ˜€ So, I set to work immediately, and came up with this card –

Happy Birthday

I used WPlus9 Watercolored Anemones with distress inks for this card. I misted the stamp after inking it before stamping it on paper. Here’s the distress inks combination I used –
Antique Linen (base stamp) + Dried Marigold + Picked Raspberry
Antique Linen (base stamp) + Milled Lavender + Picked Raspberry
I also used Crushed Olive for the stems and leaves.

Once it was dry, I lightly blended some of the Crushed Olive just where the leaves are.

Happy Birthday

Finally came the sentiment – from Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Happy, which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I then added a few splatters using Camel drawing inks…and done!πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday

No, wait..there’s still the envelope!πŸ˜‰ I used the same stamp set, and this time, I used white pigment ink to stamp the base, and then Dried Marigold, Milled Lavender and Crushed Olive to stamp on top.

Submitting this card to the following challenge –

Addicted to Stamps #206: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Just Add Ink #324: Photo Inspiration

JAI #324...Inspiration!

Just Us Girls #356 : Watercoloring

Seize The Birthday : Anything Goes

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Stempel Garten Challenge #52: Flowers and Plants

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#513 – Happy

Hello! Made a card for Ellen Hutson August Mix It Up Challenge with Winnie and Walter.

Happy

I used watercolor panel for the background panel – and actual color card stock for the die cuts – I usually do the coloring myself, using distress inks or watercoloring, but this time, I practically forced myself to use some card stock – imagine that!πŸ˜€

Happy

Here are the supplies I’ve used:
Ellen Hutson Wild Garden
Winnie & Walter Scenery:Stripes
Black Soot and Pumice Stone distress ink
Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Happy
Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink
Ranger Black Sparkle embossing powder
And a few buttons from my stash for embellishing!

Also submitting this card to the following challenges –

ColorQ Challenge #354

Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes With Dies

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

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#512 – Thanks

Hello!

First, some good news – I don’t usually put reports of my wins in challenges, but this one is a bit special. Virginia’s View Challenge is one of my favorite challenges – she just re-started the challenge after a break, and wow! There were so many submissions and so much of inspiration!! She announced the winners just yesterday, and I have my cards, not just in the Top 10, but also as an Honorable Mention – double the reasons to celebrate!!

So here’s my thanks to Virginia, the super lady – she’s an inspiration!!

Thanks

A very simple card to make – and I think if the pink is replaced by blue, it can even make a standard (at least color wise) masculine card!πŸ˜‰

Thanks

Supplies used:
Altenew Painted Poppies
Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Sweet Blush, PTI Melon Berry, PTI Berry Sorbet, Memento Pear Tart and Crushed Olive distress ink
American Crafts Shimelle Woodgrain embossing folder
PTI Wet Paint

I made that silver paper myself by applying some silver acrylic paint on cardstock. Looks so beautiful, I love it!!

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #15 (I chose Word Dies+Sparkle+Color Blocking) –

Happy Little Stampers: August Mixed Media Challenge: Metal

Altenew April Challenge

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The Heart Desires Challenge #3 (I’ve used plant, metallic and woodgrain…and pink! ;))

Woodcraft Store: Clean and Simple: Embossing (The background has dry embossed woodgrain) –

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