#599 – Seize the Birthday – Color Splash

Hello! And it time for yet another challenge at Seize the Birthday! The topping this time is to create a Color Splash project. Well, basically, use black and white with one other color in your project.

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You still do have the choice of joining us with just a Birthday themed card, if Color Splash is not your style! 😉

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’s my inspiration using Color Splash with Purple color for you –

Birthday Wishes

I first stamped and black heat embossed Penny Black Flower Cascade on water color paper, then colored it with Gansai Tambi watercolors. Once it dried, I die cut this panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and then mounted this on a black card base. I followed up with sentiment die cuts from Memory Box Birthday Script, which I cut from scrap watercolor paper colored using the same purple and Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABCs, cut from black card stock.

Birthday Wishes

So come join the fun with the rest of the DT and our Surprise Party Guest Anita Bowden at the Seize the Birthday blog! 🙂

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

The Flower Challenge #6: Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: March Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: March Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

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#598 – Have A Beautiful Day

Hello! I am steadily getting into the mixed media vibe now-a-days. I’ve been looking at quite a few videos, and loving it. Although most of these involve scrapbooking, it is relatively easy to incorporate the same techniques into card making too (duh) and am thinking trying out a few techniques I learnt like that here and there in my cards.

The card I am featuring today, has a small amount of mixed media. Although, the main focus when I made the card was the pretty texture in the background, I am a little afraid it is lost in the sentiment and the frame and flowers.

Have A Beautiful Day

Actually, I had made the textured background quite some time ago, meaning to use it for another challenge, but never did. I used embossing paste, created a circled and swirly look. I added some watercolors on this. Then stamped it with the leaves from Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony, then foam mounted the frames and flowers from Paper Smooches Scalloped Frames and Dainty Flowers. The sentiment from Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony is stamped on acetate, layered with some green tone washi tape strips, strung together with an eyelet and a string (bow), and foam mounted.

Have A Beautiful Day

I just love the swirly background, just wish I could have shown it off a bit more. But the card in itself looks fine, I guess. 🙂

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Paper Smooches March Challenge: Pantone 2017 Color

Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge: Paper Smooches

Ellen Hutson - Mix It Up Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make Your Own Background

SSS - Monday Challenge

Lesia Zgharda March Challenge: Texture

Simon Says Stamp: Work It Wednesday: Green

SSS - Work It Wednesday

 

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#597 – A Beautiful Day

PE: Winner at Addicted to Stamps & More challenge!!

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Hello! I made this card to send to my crafty friend Helen Gullet quite some time ago, and now that she has received it, I thought of publishing the details in my blog! 🙂

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I wanted a sort of messy, sort of vague look for this card. Since the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set had a great combination of both solid and layer stamp (to give the suggestion of flowers), I used that. Of course, there are lots of other stamps like these, but this stamp set had the biggest flowers of them all in my stash. And I wanted to do lots of coloring too! 🙂

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So, I started with stamping the flowers, first with distress ink, since I wanted a splotchy look, and then with Versamark Watermark ink and then heat embossed them clear. Same for leaves. I then watercolored them using Zig brush markers. Once dry, I added a few splatters using my Camel Drawing inks.

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The sentiments are from Avery Elle Laurels and Altenew Beautiful Day. I used the same stamp sets for my handmade envelope too.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #232: Make Your Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: For a Special Lady

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Happy Little Stampers: March Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

Timeout Challenge: Love and/or Friendship

Timeout challenge is celebrating their third year of running! A BIG Congrats!! 🙂

The Flower Challenge #6: Anything Goes

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#596 – A Bit of Pattern Paper, A Bit of Acetate

Hello! I have been trying a few favorite media, mixing and matching them. My source of inspiration is still the challenges going on for the Winnie and Walter 3rd Birthday Celebrations.

Thanks For Everything

I used pattern paper, then some handmade pattern paper using the stripes from Scenery: Stripes (I swiped the ink pads here, instead of dabbing the ink) and then acetate, on which I head embossed gold ep after stamping the gems from My Precious stamp set. Oh, I used Zig two way glue behind the gems for adhering the acetate – I applied it, let it dry and become tacky before adhering it.

Thanks For Everything

After adhering the pieces on the card base, I used the banner from The Big, the Bold and Extras, and sentiment stamps, fussy cut them, adhered them on the card.

Thanks For Everything

This card goes to the following challenges from the Winnie and Walter 3rd Birthday CelebrationsMood Board Challenge with Heather P (chose the main colors from the mood board), Pattern-Making Challenge with Mayuri and Three Challenge with Shay (I’ve got three sheets in the background; three words forming the sentiment)

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The Heart Desires Challenge #10 (color scheme)

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#595 – Grateful Butterflies

Hello! Its been quite some time since I joined a couple of challenges that I used to joined in so often. I just thought last month that I would love to at least have a few challenges that I would try my best not to miss. Made this card for two such challenges –

Grateful

I used MFT Lace Background, embossed it with black embossing powder, blended in some Faded Jeans distress ink. Once the background was dry, I diecut the butterflies from MFT Flutter of Butterflies and then added the sentiment from MFT Geometric Greenery on top.

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Submitting this to the following challenges –

My Favorite Things: Color Challenge #64

Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch Challenge #67

Happy Little Stampers March CAS Challenge: Die Cuts

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#594 – Seize the Birthday – No Toppings

Hello! Its time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. This time, it is a ‘No Topping’ challenge, so anything at all with a birthday theme goes! Yay!!

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Our Surprise Party guest this time is Anita Bowden. Pop over to her blog to get inspired big time!

For now, here’s my inspiration card for you –

Happy Birthday to You

This card has many things that I’ve not used for quite some time, other than the colors – I wanted to make a card with a color palette with orange, pink and purple. And the things I hadn’t used – that cover plate die, those pretty stamps, and even those large rhinestone embellishments. And I am glad they came together so well! 🙂

Happy Birthday to You

Here’s the supply list –
Paper Trey Ink Circles cover die
Inkadinkado Organic Fabric Flourishes stamp set (oh, I love this stamp set! Shame I haven’t used it much! It was one of the first stamps that I bought!)
Reverse Confetti All About You
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders (around the sentiment panel)
Zig Brush pens for coloring

Drop over to the Seize the Birthday blog to see much more inspirational creations from Anita as well as the DT! And thank you for stopping by! 🙂

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#593 – Little Tangles March Challenge – Rainbow

Hello! Time for a new challenge at Little Tangles and the theme for this month is Rainbows.

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Frankly, I am really really bad at cards with rainbow colors. There are so many colors and I just absolutely don’t get any idea as to what to do with them!! I could have just added an actual rainbow as an element and probably used a critter – Neat & Tangled has plenty of cute critter stamps – but unfortunately I don’t own any of those! 😦 So, I tried making something else.

I’ve made two cards – one CAS (also displayed in the Little Tangles blog) and the other with mixed media (see below).

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CAS first.. I actually made this one last.. I chose a cardstock with a bit of texture on it, added the rainbow colors using Zig brush pens, and mingled the colors using water and a flat brush. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment from Neat & Tangled Scandinavian Prints and the images from Neat & Tangled Hand Stitched. I trimmed the panel and mounted it on a grey card base. Finally added a few drops of Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops.

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I saved my favorite for the second – mixed media. Distress inks, heat embossing, acetate, wood veneers, clip, washi tape and of course, stamping! 🙂

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Once I made the background using ink smooshing technique with distress inks, I used Neat & Tangled Punchinella stamp with Ranger Sea Foam embossing powder for the embossing the acetate. I had actually bought this ep thinking it would be nice and white, back when I had just started cardmaking and didn’t know dye ink from pigment ink, and had regretted the purchase. But it is just perfect for embossing on acetate, and with a stamp set like Punchinella. Doesn’t cover the entire surface to give it a clean look, but covers enough to give a shape and show off the acetate. I love this look! 🙂

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Anyway, I didn’t want to use any adhesive on this, so the clip works just fine. After adding a couple of washi tapes, I added the sentiment from Neat & Tangled Everyday Labels, and a couple of heart wood veneers, which I covered with Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops.

So, those are my two inspiration cards for the Rainbow challenge. Which one do you like better? I am submitting the first card to the following challenges –

AAA Cards Challenge #84: CAS : Watercolor

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #251: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Just Add Ink #349: Inspiration

…and the second card to Happy Little Stampers March Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes, with smooshing as the optional technique –

Check out the Little Tangles blog for more fantastic inspiration from the rest of the DT. And also join the fun by making your own version of a rainbow. Don’t forget to use at least one product from Neat & Tangled.

Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

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