#607 – Altenew April Inspiration Challenge

Hello! I love the Altenew Inspiration challenges, but somehow end up not playing so much… even when I see not just superb creations from the Altenew team, but even from the inspiring submissions! This time, I decided to take the plunge, and just make something..

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I got inspired by the pretty colors.. lovely combination of yellow and blue and teal.. and I decided to try it on Peony Scrolls stamp set, which I hadn’t used in quite some time…

I stamped and heat embossed the flowers and leaves in white and then colored them using Distress inks. The sentiment came from Painted Greetings stamp set. I used watercolor paper, and this turned into a one layered card (somehow, all my ideas now-a-days are turning into one layers, and I am starving to add layers!!)

My initial layers of colors made the background blue stand out more than the flowers, so I decided to turn it into a sort of messy, layered watercoloring, where I added a couple of layers of darker colors on the dried lighter ones.. This is sort of a new thing for me, so I am hoping that it looks good. 🙂 I am still a 50-50 on it, personally! 😉

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I am submitting this card to –

Altenew April Inspiration challenge

Happy Little Stampers April Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

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Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Showers and/or Flowers

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday: April showers bring May Flowers

SSS - Work It Wednesday

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#603 – Little Tangles April Challenge: Watercoloring

Hello! Time for the April challenge at Little Tangles. The theme this time is ‘Watercolor’.

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And here’s what I made for some DT inspiration –

Hello Friend

I chose to go with a card with different dimension. This one is 3 3/4″ by 7″. I wanted to try something with a long-ish card dimension for quite some time now, so I was pretty happy with this! 🙂

Hello Friend

Now to the card – I first stamped the sentiment. Following this, I started with stamping a few of the flower centers and then watercoloring them, stamping a few more flowers/leaf centers, watercoloring some more..and so on. I also added more color to the already dried ones, wherever I felt it was needed. I only stamped and watercolored them in steps, since I wasn’t getting a sense of how much space would be needed to watercolro each flower/leaf, else I could have stamped them all, and watercolored them all at one go. 🙂 Anyway, I used MFT Hybrid ink, which is waterproof, for stamping and Gansai Tambi watercolors for, of course, watercoloring.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday: Spring has Sprung

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Stempelgarten Challenge #60: Colorful Spring

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #236: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: April Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

Paru’s Card Making Challenge: Anything Goes

Joy Clair April Challenge: Anything Goes

Joy Clair Challenge

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#602 – You Brighten My Day

PE: Winner at Addicted to CAS!! Yay!!

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Runner up at A2ZScrapbooking challenge!

Hello! I finally escaped took some time off from making a cards (for a few celebrations we have within family and friends), and made this card today –

You Brighten My Day

Made this simple one layer card using some stash I’ve had with me since forever! You know, I become pretty happy when I use these old stamps so well, combine them and have something good come out! 😀

You Brighten My Day

I used Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus, Hero Arts Leafy Vines for the flowers and background and Technique Tuesday Hello Sunshine for the sentiment.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Less is More #322: 3 Pastel Colors

Addicted to CAS Challenge #108: Smile

A2ZScrapbooking April Challenge: Getting to know you

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday: Spring has Sprung

SSS - Work It Wednesday

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#584 -Doggy Love!

Hello! I love critter cards! And its even cuter when its about two cute doggies –

I <3 All of You

I wanted to try soft and messy watercoloring once again.. wasn’t completely successful, since I tried some darker inks, but the messy watercoloring came out pretty good.. and I even managed to keep the card clean! 😀

I <3 All of You

Supplies used:
Paper Smooches Fancy Frames & Labels
My Favorite Things Top Dog
Purple Onion Designs Bloom No.2
Distress inks for stamping and watercoloring and pencils for additional shading.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #227: Make Your Mark

Just Us Girls Challenge #379: Word Week: Dogs

Addicted to CAS Challenge #104: Pets

CAS Watercolor February Challenge: Love

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#580 – Chasing Mojo and Wishing You..

PE: Headliner at The Paper Players!!

Hello! I am submitting another card for the Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin challenge.

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This time, I am CASEing the amazing lady herself – Ksenija aka Sweet Kobylkin (finally, yay! 😉 ). Here’s her card to CASE

Here’s how Kseija has made her beautiful card -masking, ink blending and then taking off the mask to stamp. I didn’t realize how sweet this technique is until I made a card with the same!

Wishing You..

I just switched the colors and the layout..and such a splendid effect!! Of course, I do have a little goof-up! 😦 See the bottom right edge? See how it is no bright white?? That’s because, when I first made the card, I hadn’t blended the ink over the entire card, it was only on the right half. But once done, I decided to add the color over the entire card, and since I had already colored the right, I didn’t mask it…and then when I came back to darken it up a little…sigh… I guess it could have been worse…and yes, I was too lazy to start over! 😉 Well, I will definitely be making more with this technique, so.. yes, I think I’ll get over this little mistake in no time! 😛

Wishing You..

Supplies used –
Altenew Layered Lily
Altenew Orikami
Distress inks Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Black Soot
Memento Lulu Lavender + PTI Sweet Blush, Memento Sweet Plum, Memento Elderberry

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

Less Is More Challenge #312: New Beginnings

Addicted to CAS Challenge #103: Wish

The Paper Players: Flowers

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#561 – Using Zig Brush Markers for Coloring

PE: Top 5 at Addicted to CAS!!

Hello! I posted yesterday about my Paper Smooches Guest Designing (yay! 😀 ) And today I am posting the same cards in my blog – with a few details attached! 😉

Season's Greetings

For my first card, I used watercolor panel, masked off the edges. I then added the sentiment and some snowflakes and heat embossed them silver. I then scribbled blues and greys on the embossing using my Zig brush markers. I then misted it well using some water mixed with Perfect Pearls and left it aside to dry. Easy one layered CAS card all ready!

Season's Greetings

For my second card, I first drew a light circle using a circle die and pencil and stamped my flowers and leaves using lighter inks. I then colored them using my Zig pens… and finally added the sentiment.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

CAS Watercolor December Challenge: Watercolor Resist

Happy Little Stampers: December CAS Challenge: Favorite Technique or Product (I’ve used Masking and Watercolor Spritz) –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #223: Holiday

And for the second card –

Happy Everything

After doing everything, I realized that the wreath was a little off. So, dropping my idea of a one layered card, I die cut the edges using Paper Smooches Borders 2 die, then mounted it on a white c After doing everything, I realized that the wreath was a little off. So, dropping my idea of a one layered card, I die cut the edges using Paper Smooches Borders 2 die, then mounted it on a white card base.ard base.

Happy Everything

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

The Flower Challenge #3: Older Stamp/Die or Stencil

Addicted to CAS #102: Congratulations

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#555 – Thanks..with One Layer and Flowers

PE: Noticed by Neat & Tangled!!

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So I finally got out of my black and gold cycle! I really love one layer cards, though I make very less of them…since I am not that good with them. But this one was easy to keep as a one layered, CAS card! Super easy! 🙂

Thank You

I used Neat and Tangled Paper Cut Flowers with Memento inks Grape Jelly, Danube Blue and Rhubarb Stalk. Since my inks were a bit dry, I used MISTI for stamping, otherwise, alignment is eye-balled. Once done, I added the dots using gel pens and sketch pens.

Thank You

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Little Tangles Challenge #74: CAS

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #161: Be Thankful

Stamplorations: November CAS Challenge: Purple

The Flower Challenge Challenge #2: A Special Occasion

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