#667 – Hedgehog Hellos

Hello (from me, not the hedgehogs.. you’ll have to scroll down a bit for the hedgehogs..;P) Made this CAS critter card with a cute hedgehog sprinting with a heart to say hello!

Just A Little Hello

To make this card, I first cut out the word bubbles from watercolor paper using Winnie & Walter Sketchy Thoughts dies, then stamped the lil critters in each of them using Vintage Photo distress ink. I then watercolored each panel using distress inks, then mounted them all on a grey card base, creating a dimension difference between the bubbles, by mounting them at different heights (ah! I should have taken a side shot too, to show that!!).

Just A Little Hello

The sentiment comes from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely. I die cut the panel using Paper Smooches Borders 2 and added the stitched line using Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die. Finally I added a few Nuvo Drops for embellishing.

I’m joining the following challenges with my card –

Sovushka Slavia: CAS Marathon: Stage 2 – Animated Heroes (Animals, people etc)

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #259: Clean and Simple

Addicted to Stamps - CAS

AAA Card Challenge #98: Creatures – Big or Small

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Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

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Hope you like my card and thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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#666 – Seize the Birthday – Balloons

Hello! Its time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. The topping this time is to use ‘Balloons’ on your birthday themed project. Of course, as usual, there us also an optional “toppings” challenge, and as long as your project is birthday-related, it’s worthy of entry!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

For my inspirational card, I chose going CAS, with a critter and balloons!

Birthday Wishes

I wanted this card to focus on the colorful butterfly, so I didn’t color the critter. And its totally quick and easy to make… I simply stamped the critter from Simon Says Stamp Gifts of Love in black ink, and colored only the scarf using Zig Brush pens. I then stamped the balloons, fromΒ Simon Says Stamp Birthday Bits in various pigment inks. Finally stamped the balloon strings and bows along with the sentiment, which is also from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Bits. I then die cut this card using My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 and foam mounted it over a white cardstock. That’s it, done! πŸ™‚

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Sovushka Slavia: CAS Marathon 2017: Stage 2 – Using Animated Heroes – People, Animals, Fairy Tale Chars

Sovushka Slavia 2017 CAS Marathon

AAA Card Challenge #98: Creatures – Big or Small

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #259: Clean and Simple

Addicted to Stamps - CAS

Hope you liked my card. Do join us with your own Birthday creation. For more inspiration check out the the Seize the Birthday blog, where you can also see a totally awesome card from our Surprise Party Guest Becca Cruger!

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#664 – Little Tangles September Challenge

Hello! Its September already! And we are on to a new challenge with the Little Tangles Challenge #84 – it is ‘Add details inside card or to Create a matching envelope’ – so you do have an option there.

2017-09 Badge

For my card, I chose to go with adding details to the card’s inside. In fact, my card continues on from the card front to the inside..

Warm Winter Wishes

I used a watercolor paper for the card base and actually started with the inside of the card. I first made the watercolored sky, coloring using Zig Brush markers and a brush loaded with water. πŸ™‚ Once dry, I stamped the trees from Scandinavian Prints Christmas using distress inks and then proceeded to the card front.

Warm Winter Wishes

Once I completed coloring the sky and stamped the trees, I stamped the falling snow and also the little houses from the Winter Wishes stamp set, then finally stamped the sentiments from the same stamp set on the outside and the inside.

Warm Winter Wishes

I am also joining these challenges with my card –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #258: Holiday

Addicted to Stamps - Holiday

Bastel Traum: Anything Goes

Bastel Traum - Challenge Badge

Happy Little Stampers: September Watercoloring Challenge

Check out the Little Tangles Challenge blog for inspiration from the DT. And hope you join the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#663 – Say Hey to Coffee

Hello! I made a couple of cards, both of which I made yesterday –

Hey Friend

For my first card, I used Ellen Hutson Bohemian Garden stamps set, heat embossing the images in white, then colored the images with Zig brush markers. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Friends and Paper Smooches Hello dies.

Hey Friend

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Ellen Hutson August Pinsights Challenge

Ellen Hutson - Pin Sights Challenge

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Addicted to Stamps Challenge #257: Make Your Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Inkspirational Challenge: Designer’s Choice Challenge #142: Olie But Goldie (I’ve used my earliest EH stamp set in this card)

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Onto the second card –

Coffee

My second card carries the coffee cup from My Favorite Things Cool Cup, which I colored using distress oxide inks. The panel in the background is also ink blended distress oxide inks and stamped with My Favorite Things Crosshatch background, which I stamped using white pigment ink. Other supplies include

Studio Calico Circle Graph Mask
My Favorite Things Clearly Sentimental About Coffee
My Favorite Things Hip Clips.

Coffee

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #348

My Favorite Things - Sketch Challenge

Sketch Challenge 348 #mftstamps

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #76

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#662 – Hello

This card has long been sent to a blogging friend of mine.. and I am publishing it, I think, months after. But even now, I still love the way it looks (in the photos, of course) as I did the day I created it! Right on top of the list of watercolor pieces I’ve created that have come out good! πŸ˜‰

Hello

When I made this card, I had just bought the Waffle Flower Enveloper Birthday stamp set, and was so excited to play with it. I wanted some no-line coloring on the card, so I stamped it with a light ink, then colored it using distress inks. The sentiment comes from Ellen Hutson Mondo Magnolia stamp set.

Hello

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Addicted to CAS Challenge #118: Friends

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #257: Make Your Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Clean and Simple on Friday Challenge #115: One Layer Wonder

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

#657 – Altenew Inspired

PE: Caught by Altenew!! (from my Flickr account)

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Top Pick at Inkspirational Challenge!! πŸ˜€

Inkspirational - Winner

Hello! It feels like a break, to be working on something Altenew – I purposely didn’t touch these stamps for quite some time.. I mean I used to pick up Altenew products every time I wanted to create something, even though I have tons of other products, so I thought about not touching them for some time. But finally, I am giving in… I just couldn’t resist the latest Altenew challenge anymore! Here’s what I made –

Celebrate

One of those cards which is quite easy to make, and looks absolutely glamourous in the end. I used Dodecagram stamp to repeatedly stamp over a watercolor panel using sticky ink, and then heat embossed it in gold. I then used Gansai Tambi watercolors to color, using lots of the pigment to get a good coverage. Once finished, I spritzed in some water again, so that the color is well immersed, blended and settled down more or less evenly. Finally, once it dried, I repeated the heat embossing, since the color had dulled a bit. This also gave it that extra good shiny look due to the double embossing.

Celebrate

Though my initial idea was to trim it, once I finished, I was loath to cut it down to a normal card size, so I kept it as is. I chose a dark brown card base, but it wasn’t the right color, so I blended in some Walnut Stain distress ink and layered a panel of some shiny gold paper that I have between the card base and the watercolro/heat-embossed panel. Then I foam mounted the sentiment, from Label Love, which I gold heat embossed over black card stock. I also added a few gold rhinestones for embellishing.

Absolutely in love with the beautiful colors that I achieved so easily with this. Like my sister said, it looks like one of those Persian glass artworks, albeit a little bit darker! πŸ™‚

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Altenew Inspired Challenge for August by Erum. I could never color like this talented lady even if I tried, so I am just using the colors from her inspiration!

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #257: Make Your Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Inkspirational Challenge #142: Oldie But Goldie (Dodecagram is one of the oldest Altenew stamps that I have!)

Bastel Traum August Challenge: Anything Goes

Bastel Traum - Challenge Badge

Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday August Challenge: Using some favorite stamps

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Thank you so much for dropping by! πŸ™‚

#655 – Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Week 4

PE: Runner up at Seven Hills Crafts Challenge!

Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge Favorite!

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Favourite Badge

Hello and welcome to my last week as the Winnie & Walter Leading Lady! Can’t believe its already the last week!! I had so much fun making these cards and posts, wish it would last longer!!

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady Badge

For my last post, I am showcasing these cute little critters, so adorable, I just threw away any other ideas I had so I could use them on my cards! πŸ™‚

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 4 - Card 1

For my first card, I used the critters from Party On. I stamped them using a brown ink, then gave them a soft watercoloring using distress inks. I did the same with the flowers. For the background, too I used distress inks. And the grassy hill/ground – I die cut that using the Party On Die, too! The sentiment comes from Happy Dance.

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 4 - Card 2

For my second card, I used the critters from Happy Dance. I colored these critters using Zig brush pens. I used distress oxide ink for the background, masking each area for coloring in, added a few splotches of water, then stamped a few stars from the same stamp set, for something extra. Finally added the sentiments from Sentimental: Birthday. I then trimmed the piece, adhering it over a black card base with glitter washi tape at the side.

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 4 - Card 3

For my last card, I used the critters from an older set, Happy Owlidays – the owls are just totally adorable! I watercolored the owls using distress inks, fuzzy cut them. For the background, I created a galaxy background using watercolors, then tore up half the panel and mounted it on my white card base. I then added the branch and the cute owls, and also stamped the sentiment.

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady - Aug Week 4 - All Cards

So there are the three cards together! Hope you liked them!

Thank you so much, Shay for having me over! It really was fantastic working on so many creations, and brand new products! Absolutely!! πŸ™‚

Be sure to leave a comment here on or before the 30th for a chance to win the $30 gift certificate to the Winnie & Walter store. Winner will be announced on Sep 1st.

Winnie & Walter #30 Gift Card

I am also joining these challenges with my cards –

Seven Hills Crafts: August Challenge (I chose the middle colors)

Happy Little Stampers: August Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #256: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: August Work It Wednesday Challenge: Use some favorite stamps

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Bastel Traum Challenge: Anything Goes

Bastel Traum - Challenge Badge

Happy Little Stampers: August Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚