#688 – 2 for 1 Cards

Hello and welcome! Its time for a new challenge at Little Tangles and the theme this time is ‘Coloring’!

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Now who doesn’t like coloring!! And you get to choose any medium, as long as your have Neat & Tangled products as the main focus!

Here’s what I made –

Christmas Cards - Coloring & 2 for 1

I wanted to do some messy coloring, and I also wanted to use all those little stamps from Beary Merry stamp set. The best way – do some random stamping and start coloring!! 😀

Christmas Cards - Coloring & 2 for 1

I used Versafine black ink for stamping and distress inks for watercoloring. I only used a single watercolor panel, 5″x7″ and then cut it into two to make these two cards. The first piece, I die cut using the Scalloped die, and used it on the grey cardbase. The second, I used directly. The gray striped piece on the second card is a washi tape. The sentiment for both the cards comes from Winter Wishes stamp set.

Christmas Cards - Coloring & 2 for 1

I am joining the following challenges with my cards –

Addicted to Stamps challenge #266: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: November Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

A2Z Scrapbooking challenge: November challenge: Winter

CAS Watercolor: November challenge: Holiday

I hope you liked my cards! Stop by the Little Tangles blog for some spectacular inspiration from the rest of the DT, and join the challenge with your own coloring project!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

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#687 – Happy Winter

Hello and welcome!

So I had to use this leftover plaid frame I had from this card. Well, that basically sums up the reason I made this card! 😀

Happy Winter

For the card base, I used distress inks, then added the MFT Winter Waves background, embossed using Ranger Sea Foam White embossing powder. On top, I added the city scene, which I die cut using MFT Skyline Border die and added the snow using MFT Stitched Snowdrifts die, on which I blended in a bit of blue. The sentiment comes from Paper Smooches Winter Sampler.

Happy Winter

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #356 (I’ve turned the sketch upside down)

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My Favorite Things Color Challenge #80

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Happy Little Stampers: October Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

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Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#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! 😀 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! 🙂

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

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

 

Happy Little Stampers: October Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#685 – You Are Wonderful

Hello! I am back with another post today! 🙂

You Are Wonderful

I used the sketch from My Favorite Things Sketch challenge and the colors from My Favorite Things Color challenge. I used color pencils to color the flowers and leaves, and also the dark pink pencil to draw the lines amidst the plaid pattern.

You Are Wonderful

Here’s what I used –

My Favorite Things Fancy Flowers
My Favorite Things Plaid Background Builders
My Favorite Things Pinking Edge Rectangles
My Favorite Things Slanted Sentiment Strips
Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Builder
Faber Castell Polychromos pencils

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #356

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #80

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #185: Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#684 – Brushstrokes with DOX Inks

Hello! I am getting addicted to DOX inks and coloring with pencils.. that’s what I’ve been using these past few days while making cards. (All of them won’t be posted soon, since some are DT projects.. the others too, I’ll have to wait until I snap some good photos 🙂 )

I thought of joining the Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge, where they’ve asked us to use the shades of the Concord & 9th banner. And such a cool looking banner it is! I love the cool blues and the brush stroke look, and decided to make my card as such. Of course, the beautiful sentiment in white is not to be ignored!

Thank You

I used the brushstroke stamp from Concord & 9th Painted Thanks stamp set with distress oxide inks. I stamped it with some 3-4 different blues, then applied water using a brush, stroking it in the vertical direction. Now, the images weren’t blending that well, but I didn’t worry. At places, I forced it to blend by using the brush, at places I left it alone. I also added a little more of the lighter colors by smooching the colors. I then left it to dry.

Thank You

Once dry, I added the sentiment and the flowers and leaves, from the same stamp set. I have heat embossed these in white; the sentiment has an extra layer of clear glitter – subtle enough to not show up in the photos (not like I didn’t try to capture it.. but you know how it is.. sparkle and photos just don’t go together! ;)) Finally added a few tiny pearls for embellishing.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge #14: Shades of Concord & 9th

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Bastel Traum challenge #58: Thanks

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#683 – Seize the Birthday – Kraft Card Base

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! The optional topping this time is to use a Kraft Card Base.

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Here’ the card I made –

Happy Birthday

I wanted to use my Faber Castell Oil Pastels which had not seen light in such a long time. I chose some Kraft cardstock to color on – they go so well even on the dark kraft color, it was just amazing! 🙂 I first stamped the large image from Honey Bee Stamps Zen Bouquet stamp set, and began coloring it. I used some baby oil to spread and smooth out the pastels, and even blended two colors in a couple of places.

Happy Birthday

Now my initial idea for the sentiment was to do camouflage die cutting, layering it with black die cuts in between, but it didn’t work at all. 😦 After trying vellum, and even ink to darken the die cut, I finally gave up on camouflaging and colored the top die cut with Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique Gold Rush acrylic paint. I think it complements the kraft cardstock and the colors well. Oh, the die cut is from Paper Smooches, by the way! 🙂

Happy Birthday

Once done, I trimmed the kraft cardstock at the sides, adhering it over black cardbase. After this, I adhered the sentiment in place. Since the card was colorful, I refrained from adding any further embellishing.

And there you have my inspiration piece! For more inspiration from our amazing DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest Becca Cruger, checkout the Seize the Birthday blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#682 – You Are Incredible

Hello! At times, I feel like bringing out a coloring medium.. and then I keep going with the same thing, until I suddenly realize that its all I’ve been using. Happened this time with my color pencils. I suddenly realized that it’s been some time since I took them out, and started some coloring with them. And then I just kept using them, and no other media for coloring.. and then it hit me that I wasn’t using anything else! It’s a cycle that never fails to repeat.. and I already know what’s on my list next – Zig colro brush pens.. yup, its been a while since I took them out! 😉

Anyway, I digress. This is what I made using my color pencils.. Also, it had been some time since I took out these old favorites of mine – Altenew Persian Motifs stamp set. And it made just the most beautiful combination! 🙂

You Are Incredible

On some scrap cardstock, I stamped the flowers in a light kraft ink, then colored them using my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I then fussy cut them. On a card panel I stamped the a few more images using the same ink, and colored only a few ares with a light grey color. I also stamped the sentiment, from the same stamp set, using a dark brown ink. I trimmed this layer, and foam mounted it on the card bas and also foam mounted the fussy cut flowers.

You Are Incredible

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Altenew October Inspiration Challenge

Ellen Hutson October Mix it Up Challenge with Altenew

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The Flower Challenge #13: Use Your Favorite Flower. They are celebrating their first birthday – yippie yay yay!! And like Aileen says in her blog, it’s pretty difficult for me too, to choose my favorite flower stamp, but this one is definitely an old favorite! 🙂 (Oh, and I would love to have the Neat & Tangled Bloom stamp & die set, if I win!)

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂