#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! πŸ˜€

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! πŸ˜‰ ). 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! πŸ˜‰ Well, I will definitely be making more with this technique, so.. yes, I think I’ll get over this little mistake in no time! πŸ˜›

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! πŸ˜€ ) And today I am posting the same cards in my blog – with a few details attached! πŸ˜‰

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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#537 – Coloring One Layered Flowers

PE: Winner at One Layer Simplicity Challenge!!

Hello! I really wanted to try a one layer card, where coloring was the main focus. And here’s what I created –

Happiest Birthday Wishes

I love how this turned out!!! I colored everything using Zig Brush markers – never thought could be this easy!! Seriously! All I did was add color so very vaguely – just like i would add highlights on lines in text book, and then spread the color using a brush – that’s it!!

Happiest Birthday Wishes

Ok, coming back – I’ve mostly used Winnie & Walter products here. I first marked and masked out the center area. I then stamped the images from In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet, then a borrowed leaf from In Bloom Addie’s Garden, using Antique Linen distress ink, masking the images wherever needed –Β  then colored all the images using Zig brush markers, spreading the color using a normal brush wet with water.

Once done, I added some extra details, adding the lines on the leaves and redefining flowers, using the same markers. I then added the frame using scale and sketch pens – one had even half dried up, but it gave a nice wooden look, so I used it. πŸ™‚ Finally stamped the sentiment from The Big, The Bold and Party stamp set using Hero Arts Cup O’ Joe ink.

I even added a few gold dots on the flowers and leaves and the sentiment – it has left a little sheen, but I couldn’t capture it in the images 😦

I am also submitting this card to the following challenges –

Uniko Studio Challenge #36: Autumn

One Layer Simplicity Challenge #32: Red, Orange & Yellow: Red, Orange & Yellow (somehow, in the image, the orange has become red..those littlest roses are orange, while the bigger ones are red)

The Flower Challenge #1: Anything Goes

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CAS Watercolor Challenge: Autumn

Addicted to CAS #98: Watercolor

SSS Work it Wednesday: Red, Orange, Yellow and/or Brown

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#535 – Winnie & Walter: WCMD 2016 (Take 3)

And I am back with my second CAS card for Winnie & Walter WCMD celebrations. The challenge that I am playing for is CAS With Kate. Another challenge I wanted to submit this to is the Sovushka Slavia CAS Marathon. Today isΒ  actually the last day for submissions to the second round, so I am cutting it quite close!!

Winnie & Walter - WCMD 2016

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Anyway, so here’s my card –

Happy Birthday Wishes

For this card, I chose more of a half wreath or a sort of ‘C’ shaped arrangement for my flowers. Once I stamped the images from Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet in MFT Hybrid ink, I colored them using distress inks. Once dry, I darkened the stamping using a black gel pen, and then added a few dots around the images.

Happy Birthday Wishes

For the sentiment, I wanted something softer – so I chose to die cut a part of the sentiment using vellum – I chose Winnie & Walter Happy die for this – and then stamped the rest of the sentiment, from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold & Party set, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

On the card base, I added a couple of polka dotted washi tape at angles. I then trimmed the side of the panel a bit, and mounted it over the card base. So that’s my card!

Also submitting this card to –

AAA Card Challenge #74: Masking

Addicted to CAS Challenge #98: Watercolor

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#486 – A Few Cards Over the Weekend (2)

For my first card –

Some Bunny

A very simple one layered card – I used the stencil Mini Flower Frenzy from The Crafter’s Workshop and blended in Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose and Tumbled Glass distress inks. I then added a few water splatteres. Once it dried, I stamped the bunny and the balloon from My Favorite Things Some Bunny in MFT hybrid ink and watercolored it using Walnut Stain distress ink. I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Some Bunny

Also submitting this card to One Layer Simplicity Challenge #28: Stencil, MFT Card Challenge: Color Challenge #46 andΒ Addicted to CAS #89: Petals

And my second card –

Just Because

For this card I chose flowers from Micia Full Bloom and Blooms of Mine stamp sets. After stamping them using MFT hybrid black ink, I watercolored them using blue distress inks and fuzzy cut them. I then positioned them on a card panel and stamped the leaves in Memento Tuxedo Black. I then foam mounted the panel on the card base before adhering the flowers – I adhered a few directly using glue, while foam mounting a few others.

Just Because

The sentiment, from Neat & Tangled Everyday Labels, is stamped using Hero Arts Field Green ink, trimmed and foam mounted. I used my MISTI here, since I had to stamp it several times, to get a clear print. πŸ™‚ I added a few transparent sequins for embellishment.

Submitting this card to Fusion Challenge: Something Blue, Addicted to Stamps #196: Anything Goes and CASual Fridays: Florals

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#485 – A Few Cards Over the Weekend

PE: CAS-ual Fridays Contender!!

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Happy Little Designers – CASE The Designer – Favorite!!

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Made a few cards over the weekend – I am just presenting them one here and a few more in the coming posts..

Celebrate

My first card is made using my new stamp set from Happy Little Stampers, Doodled Flowers. I bought this using the gift certificate I won at their last CAS challenge, and was just waiting for a reason to use it, when I saw this fabulous card by my blogging friend Rahmat for their Muse challenge this month – need I a better reason?! πŸ˜€

I immediately set out. I also got inspired by this card by the amazing Virginia Lu. For my card, I stamped the flowers and heat embossed them using clear embossing powder, on a scrap card panel. I then colored them using distress inks Pumice Stone, Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral, Mermaid Lagoon + Memento Bahama Blue and then fuzzy cut them out. I then added a strip of patterned paper from K & Company and adhered the flowers on top. For the sentiment, I stacked die cuts from Die Versions Celebrate die, and adhered it on the card.

Celebrate

At this point, I started feeling that the background was a little empty, and, like my muse, I thought of adding something circular – leading to adding a few dots using Simon Says Stamp Seeing Spots stencil and Pumice Stone distress ink. Finally, for embellishment, I added a few clear rhinestones on the flowers.

Also submitting this card to ColourQ Challenge #344, Inspired by All the Little Things #18 , Addicted to CAS #89: Petals, CASual Fridays #149: Florals and Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes

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