#948 – Flowers & Leaves

PE: Runner up at Color Hues challenge!

Color Hues - Runner Up

Hello and welcome! Presenting another experiment of mine – which other people have already tried, tested and attested, but it was new at my lab, and I am happy with the results and willing to attest as well! 🙂

I was basically trying to color over an embossed image. Since I don’t have very many 3d embossing folders which are ‘colorable’, I conducted my experiments on the two Altenew ones that I have. Of course, the second one is for a leter post! 🙂

I used the Altenew Flwoers and Leavs embossing folder on Hndmd Cotton Watercolor paper – this paper had good texture on it, and was pretty stiff so I thought it might be good for trying out some media other than watercolors. I used Faber Castel Oil Pastels on it and used mineral oil/baby oil to blend the colors. I had to color over twice, to make the colors stand out more. I t was pretty easy and fun to color the entire panel. 🙂

I then trimmed th panel and foam mounted it over a kraft card base. or the sentiment, I adhered a black matt washi tape over the same kraft cardstock, then die cut it. I also die cut a few more pieces using the same kraft cardstock, and adhred the pieces together. I also cut out the shadow using vellum. I then adhered this over the card. I used a few gemstones in blue and brown to embellish. And that finished my card!

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Color Hues challenge #19

AAA Birthday card challenge #26: Flowers

Timeout challenge #189: Inspired by Words

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#946 – Miss Your Face

Hello and welcome! Time for a new challenge at Tic Tac Toe and this time, we have a board prepared by LeAnne to play with –

I chose the mid row Blue-Circle-Floral Image to make this card –

I used the latest addition to my stamps – Altenew Calming Reverie. These gorgeous stamps are large and so easy to use – I just love them! I used inks on shades of navy blue for the flowers and leaves, varying the saturation to get a beautiful monochrome. But of course, the little bit of yellow and brown adds a spot of bright color to an otherwise dull tone.

Since I wasn’t going to use any dimension for the flowers, I thought of adding a little extra for the sentiment instead. I cut two strips of black cardstock and adhered them in parallel over the card. For the sentiment, I die cut a circle of white cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, adhered it over another piece which I had cut out of scrap cardstock. I then stamped the “i miss your face” from Ellen Hutson Totally Random Sayings Vol 1 stamp set. I adhered this over two pieces of vellum that I die cut using Spellbinders Delightful Circles. The final part came from Altenew Bold Greetings die, which I die cut from a few scrap black cardstock and once from photo paper colored in black. The last layer adds some shine to the die cut, which I totally love! 🙂

And that’s my card! Joining the following challengs with it –

Color Hues challenge #19

Altenew June Inspiration challenge

Stamplorations June Theme and Photo Prompt challenge –

Stop over the Tic Tac Toe challenge for some more amazing inspiration from the rest of the DT!

And thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#912 – Poinsettia for non-Christmas card

Hello and welcome! I made this card inspired by a few challenges.. and also the fact that I made a new purchase in December which I was itching to put to good use! 🙂

I first die cut the poinsettia using Altenew Poinsettia 3D dies, watercolored them using distress inks and adhered them. Then I started with the rest of the card. I embossed a card panel using We R Memory Keepers Geometry embossing folder and adhered it over my card base.

I then adhered two strips of washi tape, one with grey stripes and another which was an antique silver-like over scrap cardstock, trimmed it and adhered it over the embossed piece. I also adhered the sentiment, from Avery Elle Petals & Stems stamp set, trimmed it, then foam mounted it on the card. I finally adhered the poinsettia. Then I added a few pieces of silver and white dots of Nuvo crystal drops for embellishing.

And that’s my card. I don’t remember making a quicker and easier card than this! Fun too! 🙂

I’m joining the following challenges with my card –

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: New/Unused product

SSS - Monday Challenge

Watercooler Wednesday challenge #303: Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something New

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #403

Color Hues challenge #9

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#892 – Color Hues challenge Guest Designer!!

Hello and welcome!! After becoming the winner of the very first challenge of Color Hues – which in itself is a big win for me – I even get to be the very first Guest Designer for the challenge!! What a big honor!! Thank you so much Nancy, for this wonderful opportunity!

This the the third challenge and here are the colors for the challenge –

That’s a beautiful and elegant set of colors! And here’s what I made –

I was inspired by this beautiful, elegant card by Therese Calvird. I chose rustic cream cardstock from Paper Trey Ink for the card base and the top most layer of the flower die cuts. The die cuts, of course, are from the Altenew 3D Rose Flurries die set. Those petite roses are just perfect for any occasion!

So, anyway, I used white for the first layer, vellum for the second (I used double sided tape on a piece of vellum and die cut it after), gold foil cardstock from CrafTangles for the third layer and the same rustic cream cardstock as the card base for the fourth layer. I used black and gold on the leaves to get some contrast on the otherwise plain card.

I am not so sure it is all that apparent on the images here – well, blame it on the cloudy weather and my overly used contrast image manipulated to counter it for it!! ;P

I used splatters of black and two kinds of gold – all of which I got from the Gansai Tambi watercolors – on the card base. I then adhered the die cut pieces on top.

For the sentiment, I used WPlus9 Fresh Cut Floral. My initial idea was to directly stamp this sentiment on the card base directly, but when I ended up moving the card on my Misti while stamping, I had to abandon the idea. Instead, I stamped it on another piece of the same cardstock, added some gold foil washi tape on another piece, trimmed them both and then adhered this to the card base. No loss there, and I loved that gold shine from the washi!!

And that’s my card! Head over to the Color Hues challenge blog for more inspiration from the Design Team – I assure you, they won’t disappoint!!

Thank you once again for having me over, Nancy!

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#886 – A Vintage Thank You

PE: Winner at CAS(E) This Sketch challenge! So unexpected for me!! Yippie!!

CASE This Sketch - Challenge Winner

Winner at Color Hues!!! Wowzers!!!

Color Hues - Challenge Winner

Retro Rubber challenge Top Pick!! Wow, is this card proving to be lucky for me!!

Retro Rubber Challenge - Top Pick

Hello! Most of us already know about a new challenge – conceived and hosted by my dear friend Nancy – Color Hues challenge! A BIG congrats to Nancy on starting this!! Of course, I couldn’t miss the very first challenge!

The first challenge is to use Yellow and Green. I used some old stamps, that I hadn’t used in some time and did some watercoloring using my Prisma watercolor pencils.

First, I stamped the images from Simon Says Stamp Summer Garden and Sketch Ranunculus using Pumice Stone distress ink, then watercolored them using my Prisma watercolor pencils. Of course, since I stamped with distress ink, the outlines were diluted while watercoloring. So, I redrew some of the outline using a Copic grey colored marker. I also added a few splatters in green and grey colors on top.

I then distressed the edges and mounted it over watercolor paper – I liked the look of consistency of color and texture with the watercolor cardstock. For the sentiment, I used Simon Says Stamp Nutty Over You. I then fussy cut it, foam mounted it over the card. Of course, I didn’t add any extra embellishments, since I wanted to keep it pretty simple. So, that finished my card.

I am joining the following challenges –

CASE this Sketch challenge#338

Color Hues challenge #1

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Use Your Favorite Stamp

SSS - Monday Challenge

Retro Rubber Challenge #143 (I believe the stamps I used on the images were released at 2014 and 2016)

RRCB 143

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