#716 – Seize the Birthday – One Layer

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! This time we have a Topping of ‘One Layer’. But you are free to join the challenge with any new Birthday project, if you do not want to choose the Topping.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’s the one layer card I made –

Celebrate

I used a combination of flowers from Altenew Layered Lily and Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus. I always felt that the images from the two stamp sets would go well together, so I am glad to finally put it on a card! πŸ™‚ I used distress inks, misted with water to stamp.

Once dry, I added the sentiment, from Waffle Flower Congrats and Winnie & Walter Sentimental: Birthday. I didn’t think and ended up stamping the smaller sentences on an already black background.. but I let it be. You can partially make out the sentence, plus, I am not actually sending it to anyone!! πŸ˜‰

I’m joining these challenges too –

Happy Little Stamps: January CAS Challenge: Friendship

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Stamplorations January CAS Challenge: Anything Goes

Timeout Challenge #101: Inspired by Words

For more inspiration from our amazing DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest, Kristie Goulet, checkout the Seize the Birthday blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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#702 – Thinking of You

PE: Winner at Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge!! Yippie!!!

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Winner

So, I just wanted to do some coloring, and it ended up as this card! πŸ˜€ And as to why I wanted to color – I had just got a set of Prima watercoloring pencils, and I couldn’t wait to use them in something! πŸ˜€ Some flowers seemed to be the right choice! πŸ˜‰

Thinking of You

I used Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp on watercolor paper. After stamping it using a light grey ink, I started coloring on it using the Prima watercolor pencils. Once done, I trimmed it and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Summer Garden stamp set, in a dark grey.

Thinking of You

I really did like these pencils. They give off a soft look as compared to my Gansai Tambi watercolors. So, these will be the colors I’ll reach for whenever I want a softer piece.

Thinking of You

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #271: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #250

Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge #16: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers: December Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#686 – Oh Happy Day

Hello and welcome! Like I said in a previous post, I am swooning over distress oxide inks now-a-days. For making this card as well. Here, once again I used the property of the inks to layer colors without ending up with muddy mucky colors.

Oh Happy Day

I initially colored a watercolor panel with yellows and pinks, dried it, embossed on it the sentiment from Ellen Hutson Bold Blooms and the flowers from Mondo Magnolia, which I overlapped with each other, using copper embossing powder. Once done, I added another layer of blues on top.

For coloring the panel this time, I added colored the panel by adding the ink directly on the paper by swiping the ink pad on the paper. Of course, I don’t totally cover the paper, since the ink can color quite a large surface. Once I smoosh all the inks, I use a brush loaded with water to spread it around. If more color is needed, I used ink smooshed on a non-sticky surface.

Oh Happy Day

You might see a bit of yellow here and there, but that’s not the layering, but because I added too much water while sprinkling water to get a bit of texture…yeah, too much water can do that! πŸ˜€ Once everything was dry, I added another layer of clear sparkle embossing on top of the sentiment.

I must admit, I am totally loving layering these inks like this – Never known another medium (and I am talking about watercolor mediums or the like) which I could layer, so I am truly happy with this! πŸ™‚

So, anyway.. I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Ellen Hutson Pin Sights October challenge (inspired by the colors!)

Ellen Hutson - Pin Sights Challenge

Pin-Sights Color Trend October 2017

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

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Happy Little Stampers: October Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#640 – Color Blending with Distress Oxide Inks

Hello! Feel like its again been some time since I blogged, and its becoming a norm!! But the weather is not agreeing with me, and I am falling sick again and again.. sigh, I am just glad I could finally take some snaps and finally blog!! πŸ˜€

Anyway, I made this one layer CASΒ  card, using just blending and stencil – you know hard it is for me to limit myself, and this card went through the same ordeal I have every time I make something CAS – stopping myself at CAS!! πŸ˜‰

Thank You

To make this card, I first blended distress oxide inks – Peeled Paint, Broken China and Wilted Violet – the blending also generated in-between colors (like the dark blue, which is very visible!) on kraft cardstock. I then placed my stencil, Mini Flower Frenzy from The Crafter’s Workshop above, and misted with pearlized water. After a second or two, I quickly removed the excess water using some tissue. And magic happened!! πŸ˜€

Thank You

For the sentiment I used Altenew Adore You stamp set, which I heat embossed in white.

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #249: Clean and Simple

Addicted to Stamps - CAS

Just Us Girls Challenge #401: Trend Week: Blending

AAA Card Challenge #94 in collaboration with Less Is More Challenge #336 & #337: One Layered + Colored Card Base

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#638 – Little Tangles July Challenge – Masking

Hello! Its a new month.. and gosh, half an year has already passed! Its been a fabulous year so far, with beautiful cards from so many cardmakers at Little Tangles challenge! Its great to see so many inspirational creations every single time! And here’s another chance to show off more of that splendid talent – a new challenge for the month of July, the theme being ‘Masking’.

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And here’s the inspiration card I made –

Thinking of You

This is a one layer card. Yes, one layer! I’ve not used any dimensions here!! πŸ™‚ And I used masking twice while making it, using both the positive and the negative parts of the mask. That’s a first for me!! πŸ™‚

First of all, I die cut a piece of sticky notes paper using Neat and Tangled A Lot to Say die. I retained both the positive and the negative pieces. Then, I used the positive piece first, centering as much as I could upon the card base, then stamped all the flora from NeatΒ  and Tangled Hand Stitched stamp set. I took off the mask, applied the negative and drew an outline. This was to help me determine till where the images and coloring would need to be extended to ensure the final look would not be disjoined.

I took the mask off again, then colored the flora using Zig Brush marker pens. I also used my Unibal Signo black gel pen wherever the image wasn’t joined to the outline I drew earlier.

Thinking of You

Now to use the second masking. I replaced the negative mask, then blended in some colors using distress ink. I then white heat embossed the sentiment from Neat and Tangled Paper Cut Flowers stamp set.

Finally, I used Faber Castell color pencils to draw a shadow effect on the color blended area. Of course, copic markers might have been easier, but I don’t own any, so pencils were just as good! πŸ™‚

I hope you are inspired by my card. You can find more inspiration in the Little Tangles Challenge blog! Hope you join the fun! πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#636 – Red, Green and White Birthday

PE: Timeout Challenge Honorable Mention!

Time Out Challenge - Honorable Mention

Hello! I made a simple, one layered card using repeat stamping and just two colors –

Happy Birthday

I stamped the images from Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them using Zig brush pens. Surprisingly, the ink doesn’t bleed.. even though Memento inks are actually reactive with water, they don’t bleed with the Zigs.. don’t know why, but happy it works well! πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday

The sentiment comes from WPlus9 Banner Basics stamp set, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black too. I kept the card a simple, one layer, without any embellishing.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Timeout Challenge #86: Celebrations with the Optional Twist ofΒ  One Layer Cards

Stempel Garten Challenge #62: CAS

Stamplorations June CAS Challenge with optional Color Twist Masculine Colors

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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#625 – Seize the Birthday – One Layer

PE: A Cut Above at the Paper Players challenge!

The Paper Players - Honorable Mention

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! The challenge this time has the topping of ‘One Layer’. But, you can also choose to go with any kind of birthday card, and join the fun! πŸ™‚ Joining us is our Surprise Party Guest, Cathy!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

And here’s my one layer inspiration-

Sending Birthday Wishes

For this card, I chose My Favorite Things Pretty Posies, stamped and heat embossed the leaves and flowers on watercolor paper and heat embossed them with black embossing powder. I then colored the panel using distress inks. Finally stamped the sentiment, a combination of Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes and Hero Arts Its Your Day.

Sending Birthday Wishes

I am also joining these challenges –

The Paper Players Challenge #347: Theme Challenge: Birthday

The Flower Challenge #9: Anything Goes

The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: June Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

Check out the Seize the Birthday blog for more amazing inspiration from the DT, and don’t forget to join the challenge with your birthday creations! Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚